Friday, March 19, 2010

A Heart For Jack and A Heart For You Giveaway

Have you heard of Hearts For Jack? If you have not, then please stop by my dear friend Kim’s blog, Daisy Cottage, and read about Hearts For Jack by clicking HERE.

P1010083t When I first of heard that Jack had lost his wife, Tabatha, my heart just poured out to him. I felt his pain and his loss. To lose someone you love is like taking the biggest wrench and yanking your heart out of your chest – leaving you breathless, motionless and in utter pain and agony. It literally changes you and completely rocks your world. It changes you forever – forever. You are different now. Different, yet having to live on – a different “normal” now, as many describe. We can only hold on to what they were, what they shared, how they brought sheer joy to your life – them, they…they made you whole. We now breathe for them – to share their legacy – to keep them alive in memory, in honor. But the most glorious of all things is to know that we will be with our loved one once again when we enter those wonderful gates of Heaven. Hallelujah! Glory to be to God! Ahhhhh yes! Glory!!!!!

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So to honor Tabatha, and to partake in Hearts For Jack, I made this little heart to send to Jack. Because Tabatha loved to visit Daisy Cottage (like so many of us do) – I made it to represent the colors of Daisy Cottage. Happy and joyful color! I added a little black scottie dog – to hopefully bring a smile to Jack’s face. Whenever we have our dogs out in public, it seems that they always bring a smile to people’s faces. They are, after all, so cute and jaunty in their little way.

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And in honor of YOU and for ALL of the sweet happy birthday wishes that were given to our little Duhgall Piper on his birthday, I made an extra heart to giveaway. Duhgall would like to thank all of you who left him such sweet birthday wishes (he was smitten with the love shared). If a little black scottie dog could turn red and blush, Duhgall would have. He sat on my settee in my room as I read the comments left for him. I cannot begin to tell you how intent he became – as if he understood all of the love given to him. Thank you, thank you!

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So here is how this works…..

If you would like to be entered to win the little heart pillow – or even use as a pin-cushion, just leave a comment on this post.

But wait……………there’s more! If you have left a comment for Duhgall on his birthday, you will be entered to win two times. ***You have to enter a comment though on this post to be entered to win. ****

But wait……………there’s more! If you made a Heart For Jack, then you will be entered to win three times. Now how am I going to keep track of this? Well, simply let me know, by a comment, if you wished Doogie a happy birthday and if you made a heart for Jack. I will pick the winner on Monday, March 22nd. If you are an "annonymous" comment leaver, you will need to leave your email address, too. That way I have a way of contacting you should you win. :-)

Till then, have a lovely, lovely weekend!!

If you don't have a way of leaving a comment, then you can email me at sweetcottagedreams1@comcast.net to enter to win.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxo

76 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

I hate being first in these things but I had to tell you your hearts are stunning Becky! I am in love with these beautiful things! I did wish Doogie a happy birthday and I am sending a heart for Jack. Love, love, love your use of color and design!

Terri Gordon said...

What a beautiful heart, so lovely and what a wonderful thing to do for Jack. I love your dogs, so cute. Thanks for the opportunity to win your beautiful heart. Have a wonderful weekend. Terri

Sandy said...

What a wonderful post....I lost both of my parents 14 months apart when I was in my mid 20's and the way you describe that pain was right on....and 29 years later it is a less intense hurt but still there, you are right you are never the same person again. I feel for Jack, and you, and me, and anyone else who has lost a loved one. Knowing that I will be with them, and all of the people I have loved and lost is the reason I was able to move forward all those years ago... Thank you for making him that sweet sweet heart. And I would love to have one too! So please enter my name in the drawing, and yes, I sent Dugs a happy birthday post! Take care....

Rochelle said...

Such a lovely lovely heart....with a special little scottie dog peeking in to say "hi"!

Denise said...

I will send a heart to Jack on Monday if I can get an address.... What a wonderful thing to do......

Have a wonderful weekend girl....

AshTreeCottage said...

Becky, your heart for Jack is just as sweet and precious as I would expect from you. Our hearts all go out to Jack. I made a heart for Jack and posted a picture of it on my blog last month. Mine has a scottie on it too. Although I have a yorkie now (Bentley), my very first dog was a scottie named Bonnie. I had her from age 5 to age 17. All these years later, I still miss her.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Anonymous said...

What darling little hearts and a beautiful post! Please enter my name in your drawing. Thanks.

Terri
fallingleaves58@att.net

P.S. WHO DOESN'T LOVE A SCOTTIE!

Jeanne said...

How talented you are...and with a
scottie ... how sweet! You
know I am interested. Please
enter my name in the drawing.
Thanks!
Scottie MomJ

SunnySusan said...

this is sure cute..I really love your blog...have a great weekend yourself

Colleen said...

I LOVE the little hearts!!! I sure hope one is being displayed with love and appreciation in my house very soon!

Colleen said...

I LOVE the little hearts!!! I sure hope one is being displayed with love and appreciation in my house very soon!

Lori Lucas said...

How talented you are! Those are precious hearts. I did leave Duhgall a note.....telling him how cute he was. I love the heart idea for Jack. It is so nice to be reminded of the goodness of people!

fiberdoodles said...

What an ADORABLE heart! And a sweet, sweet giveaway!

My heart for Jack is just about complete; just a little more stuffing and it's ready.

My little Max and I sang a little birthday tune and sent birthday wishes for Doogie ;)

Jack will be in our thoughts and prayers for peace and strength as he spends each day missing his loved one just as you will too my friend!

xoxo

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Beautiful heart. Please enter me for a chance to win.

Donna said...

I know how it feels to lose someone you love sooo much! Although it has been 7 months since Amber went to Heaven I still am trying to find a new way of living. I do feel like my heart has been broken into a million pieces at times. I know your pain Becky :( Life wil never be the same.
I have made a heart for Jack for Natasha and I am mailing it tomorrow to Kim. I love yours it is adorable! So cute! I made myself one for Amber just like the one I am sending Jack.
Thanks for this post!
Blessings & Big HUGS!
Donna

Carol said...

A very sweet give-away! I did wish your handsome Dughall a Happy Birthday. Come visit me, I'm having a give-away, too!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Becky I think your heart is adorable just like your blog. I know what you mean about being left here to go on. Everytime someone passes away it's they're family that I feel so bad for. The one gone is in a better place but oh' how we suffer in missing them. I love you post. Please add my name to your giveaway.

Have a blessed weekend. Hugs...Tracy :)

Miss Mashed said...

This is the cutest heart I have ever seen! And such a lovely and selfless thing to do for someone :)
Have a fab weekend!

Sentimentally Me said...

love the heart, love you for making one, and more love to Mr Doogs. . . . count me in, too!!

PS: Got my bloggie groove back, check it out, okay?? xoxo P

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

That heart matches your blog so well! It's just adorable. I'd love to win.
Patti

Chris M said...

Becky: The hearts are delightful. I know Jack will be comforted by the outpouring of love contained in the hearts from Daisy Cottage. I cried when I read about Tabatha as I did when I read about your wonderful son Jordan. I feel a pang of sorrow every time I visit your blog and see his handsome face, but then I read your brave and cheery words and delight in your pictures and am inspired not only by your creativity and sweetness but your strength as well. It would be an honor to have a heart from Becky in my home. Have a wonderful weekend and am wishing your handsome Doogie a belated happy birthday! Chris M

Paula said...

You can never have to many hearts in this world! What a great idea. I justed emailed daisey hill for the address and will be making a heart, stuff full of prayers for Jack. Love the personality and creativity in your sweet heart with your signature Scotty. Tabitha would love it too :-) So many things to celebrate in this world, even despite the ashes we have to sift through. Celebrations of life! Support and love. Thank you for the giveaway. And I am excited to be included in the lot three times! One for posting here, two for wishing Duhgall Piper a happy birthday, and the best part, a heart for Jack!

Aloha ~ Paula

Emma said...

amazing heart Becky...well done, a scottie dog is not an easy thing to do in thread!
I wished mr D a happy Barkday, and the Bob sends his love, and is quite jealous he cannot be there to run around the yard and play with those two lovely scotties.

If only, i would love to see it...not many scottie pals in England ;(

Have a lovely weekend
Emma xxx

mustard seeds said...

Yes, I would love to win that pillow.It is so me.
Sheila

Claudia said...

I have to say how adorable this heart is, Becky. Just adorable! I'm so glad you did this post because it reminded me about Hearts for Jack and the fact that I wanted to send one his way. I'm going to get on that right away.

xo
Claudia

Claudia said...

Oh, I forgot, I did wish your sweet dog a happy birthday! I'll let you know when I send the heart.

xo
Claudia

Anonymous said...

Your heart for Jack is beautiful, Becky, I can just imagine all of the love that went into making it.

Happy belated birthday, Dughall.

Debbi

faustx2@yahoo.com

Tins and Treasures said...

Your handmade heart is certainly created with love and thoughtfulness. Thanks for share one with us as well.

Happy Spring ~Natalie

Kelly Howard said...

That is a truly beautiful heart...just like yours! ;-)

Liz said...

Becky you are sew talented! I would love to win one of the darling hearts you made. I did wish Sweet Doogs a happy birthday but I didn't send a heart to Jack.

Enjoy your weekend! :)

~Liz

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Hi Becky! I am in awe of that sweet little heart...so adorable, as is your little Doogie, and yes, I wished him a happy birthday, that jaunty little fellow! (And so appropriate, a SCOTTY on St. Patty's day!! How lucky for you!)

I have to say that I've been in awe of your strength and courage in the face of the same thing Jack has faced...I know your heart will go with this little pillow and that you will not forget him. Such a wonderful thing that Kim is doing and I cannot imagine what good these hearts will do for Jack's REAL heart....
*Ü*
Joni

Laura said...

The heart that you made for Jack is so bright and colorful, just like the Daisy Cottage that we love. So many cottage people love their monochromatic white (which is beautiful!), but I NEED color, and lots of it. You and Kim are like kindred spirits to me. You both inspire me so much! Both for your bright and colorful homes that you have created and for your sweet tender hearts. Thanks for sending your heart to Jack. I know he will treasure it, along with all the other hearts that have reached out to him.

Diva Kreszl said...

what a sweet thing to do, my prayers are going out to Jack!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway! Your heart is gorgeous!!! I sent Doogie a birthday message, I am also going to send a heart to Jack. What a great idea to bless him and make him feel so loved, after losing his sweet wife. Hope your weekend is extra-special. Love & blessings from NC!

Vintage Sassy said...

Hi Becky,
I read about Jack on Kim's blog, so sad and if anybody knows the pain you do. What a darling little heart you made. Jackson and I did send Dugs our birthday wishes. Hope you are doing well.

Miss you.

LeAnn:)

Shelley said...

Beautiful hearts Becky....so sweet of you to make one for this dear soul who lost his wife...and much sweeter that you made an extra as a give away....blessings to you....

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a nice giveaway. That heart is so pretty. I did leave a birthday wish for your sweet doggie.
Blessings,
Marcia

Anita said...

What a charming, precious heart! My sympathy goes out to Jack. I am widowed 5 years and know what he must be going through.
Blessings,
Anita, a reader from Alabama

Vee said...

Oh that is the sweetest heart and it does look as if it belongs to Daisy Cottage. Yes, I'd love to be entered and I did wish your darling little fellow a happy birthday and now I'll give you a little rhyme I found about scotties today by E.B. White:

The Scotty's a stoic,
He's gay and he's mad;
His pace is a small trot,
His harness is plaid.
I once had a *itch,
Semi-invalid, crazy:
There ne'er was a Scotch girl
Quite like Daisy.
~from "Fashions In Dogs"

Good for a grin, I hope.

This thing that Kim is doing for Jack is so generous and thoughtful. How cool that you are participating...

Nan said...

This heart you made is so darn cute. I have never seen one I like as much as this one. The fabric selections are perfect and the little scottie too on there, too cute. I would love to be in the drawing.

Pondside said...

What a beautiful heart and a heartfelt reason for making it. Yes, I'd love to be entered for the draw - and Rosie and I said Happy Birthday to Duhgall a few posts back.

Rosemary said...

Becky, what is that frame in the picture? Its adorable! Love the heart pillow also.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Rosemary asked what the red frame is. It is a sweet vintage find that I could not pass up. It reads: Pretty Is As Pretty Does.

xx

Snappy Di said...

You are such a fabulous lady! Love ther heart and will add it to the clutter of beautiful things on my desk should I win it. Have a great day my dear!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Connie said...

I enjoy your blog so much. The heart is beautiful. What a neat things to do for someone in mourning. I'd love to win this heart.

The Decorating Diaries said...

I made a heart for Jack. As I was looking at the bowl of hearts at Daisy Cotage, I decided I would love to have my own collection of hearts. And yours would be a beautiful start.

Janet

Helen said...

Oooooh, I'd love to win your heart (giggle) I just crack myself up! Sorry, but I didn't leave Doggie a post nor did I make a heart for Jack (I don't sew).

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Hi Becky,

I did wish your little Scottie boy a Happy Birthday - from all of my Scottie crew - does that mean I get 12 entries??

Have a great weekend. This is a sweet, sweet gesture for Jack.

Lynn

scottylover said...

Hi! I left Doogie a birthday wish and would like to be entered in the drawing! Your heart is so cute!

Thanks!
Sandy A in St. Louis

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I am so sorry I missed Duhgalls b-day, please wish him a happy belated b-day for me, did I ever tell you I had a scotty when I was a little girl and I would put diapers and baby clothes on her and wheel the poor thing around in a baby carriage, I loved her so much, Duhgall's pic's brought back sweet memories (; I love the hearts for Jack and his story brought tears to my eyes when I read his letter to Kim, what a nice thing for everyone to do.
Hugs~Kelly

myletterstoemily said...

that is the sweetest heart i
have ever seen.

how did you ever make that
teeny, tiny scottie?

jack will be very blessed.

Cindy said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful thing to do for your friend.Jack! The pillow is just the sweetest!!!!!

strick60@live.com

Kristen said...

The way you described loss was so perfect. I think of you and pray for you often.

The heart is just lovely. It really is a sweet thing to do.

Kristen Smith
searchforgod@yahoo.com

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a beautiful heart pillow!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Esther Sunday said...

I love the heart you made, Bec!!! Ok, I did make a heart, but I failed in wishing puppers happy birthday - opps, hope he forgives me! Sending loving thoughts to you, Jack and all those who have suffered the loss of loved ones.

Miss Jean said...

Becky: The thing is I don't think you realize how truly talented you are. The little heart pillow is just precious beyond words. You not only made a beautiful heart, you HAVE a beautiful heart.

I'm lucky to call you my friend.

xo

white o'morn cottage said...

That's gorgeous. I'm making an Irish heart for Jack, just waiting for Kim to send me her addy. I love the way you used the colors of her cottage in it. Best wishes...Pam

Joy said...

A lovely heart made by a lovely person.

Cozy Little House said...

That's the very cutest little heart pillow I've ever seen! Adorable!
Brenda

Michle said...

How lucky they were to have shared such a beautiful love story. Also I am sending a belated birthday wish to Duhgall.

Miche

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh how fun! But missed Mr. Dughalls day. I am so sorry. You know how we love him and Fi.
Well at least put me in once.
I'll go and check is bday post anyway.
Have a Blessed Week.
Smiles,
Sherry

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hi Becky~
Your hearts are such a beautiful symbols of your own kind heart!
Love them.
So happy that sweet doggie enjoyed his birthday wishes.
Hope your weekend was wonderful,
Donna

Elsie said...

Wonderful post Becky, I did wish
Doogs a Happy Birthday. I love
your heart. Too Cute. I am making
a yoyo table runner right now. :O)

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Becky! That little heart is the cutest thing ever! I LOVE the addition of the little Scotty button!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Typical me...late as usual..Happiest birthday wishes to Doogie!! (I may be related to the White Rabbit in some way)
Your hearts are beautiful and sweet just like you, Becky. I lost my sister when I was 11 years old...there are just some things that stay with you forever. It makes you who you are today.
♥, Susan

Anonymous said...

Well if this doesn't remind me of the "where grace abounds" passage in II Cor 9:8 I don't know what would. I visit Daisy Cottage and the adventures of Miss Maggie. We dog peeps that like cottage living would follow her too. I haven't had time to send a Heart to Jack, but that will be on my list this week. I hope his heart is filled to overflowing and that God will bless his life in a way that only God can.

I did send the little Scot a birthday wish so please enter me in the drawing for that too.

Thanks little Becky for all you do.

Our best,

Kay and Gracie, the Because She Can dog
txkottage@aol.com

Lallee said...

Your heart for Jack is so special and made with such thought and care. It's a reflection of your beautiful heart, Becky. Really lovely. I have my fabric sitting out and need to get started!

My life is still very enmeshed with the in-laws......trying to find the right balance so I can return to some normalcy.

XOXOXO,
Lallee

the wild raspberry said...

that heart is oh so sweet.

do you ever take your darling pups visiting at the nursing home?

they would love it.

Daisy Cottage said...

((((((((((((Beckers)))))))))))))

I

Love

You


More than you will ever know.


Kim

Jean said...

What a lovely thoughtful heart for Jack. I wish I coul be so lucky as to win the extra one you made. I am so sorry I missed Mr.Duhgall's birthday. Can you beleive he is four. My Maggie mae was 4 in October. Time flys by, doesn't it?Warm weather sure does bring spring fever. I love working in the yard this time of year, and your blog always brings warmth to my heart and soul. Have a wonderful day.
Jean in Virginia

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Becky, your little heart is beautiful and what a kind thing to do.

I agree...losing a loved one changes you forever.

Hugs, Barb ♥

goodrbadwitchryou said...

I must tell you I,m addicted to your blog! I looove the heart so much I am going to make my sister one and someday I am going to send you a picture of my little 6 month old scottie girl who has taken over our lives , hubby too we have never loved anything like we love her! Also you said it very well death changes you forever,and since becoming a fan of yours I know you have suffered the ultimate loss yet you spread so much sunshine to so many people through your blog! And no I did,nt send the baby birthday wishes nor will I make a heart for Jack but I would be honored to win yours!

Honey said...

Your stuffed heart is beautiful! Thanks for giving us the chance to win one. :) I had a Scottie doggie when I was a child. Her name was Heather. Have a lovely evening!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

What a "sweet"heart Becky! I love the details! xox

Cottage Cozy said...

I probably missed out on your Heart Giveaway...but perhaps you can win mine!

I am having a "Blue Monday" giveaway~stop by to see~

Thanks...Have a terrific week!

Carrie

Dena said...

Awww Becky, Duhgall and Fiona are such cutie pies! I just love seeing their sweet lil' faces :)

Hope you are having a wonderful week my friend.

P.S. - love your pin cushion! I sure wish we could get our Ms. Esther to move back in to our neighborhood, miss her!

Hugs,
Dena