Sunday, October 28, 2007

Some Favorite Old Pictures and Tagging Tid Bits

This is an old stitched piece from the 1930's. It must have been a kit because I have seen others like it in antique stores. I love the quietness of the piece and how the snow and snowflakes pop against the ecru fabric.

I bought this on eBay last year from a great seller (iwantroses). I had to have it because this looks just like my youngest son when he was an infant...right down to the golden curls atop his head.

Kate tagged me today to do the Meme thing and I am suppose to show a picture of myself and explain it. Well, y'all can see my mug shot on the side bar, but here is a picture that I haven't shared. It is when I was five and it was Christmas at my Nanny's house....1965 to be exact....yes, I am "vintage." I was opening up a gift from her...such a spoiled little kid I was! See the stroller? Yup, mine too. That is my Nanny sitting on the couch and watching me open my presents.

I know that we are suppose to forward tags and need to take the time to do so. BUT, I have been trying to get some much needed little things done getting some things made for my Christmas giveaway. So, with that, I know you all understand that first things first.

Last week I was tagged by Jen, Nancy, Marilyn and Shelley to share seven things about me....hmmm...think, Becky, think....what won't make my visitors fall asleep at the helm? Ok, if y'all doze off I will understand.....

1. I am the oldest child and have two brothers. Of all of us kids, I am the second tallest. My oldest is six foot five and I am almost six feet tall. My little brother is five foot nine inches..he wishes he could be as tall as us big kids....ha. My ancestors are from England, Ireland, Scotland and we are also of American Indian ancestry. Somewhere back there is a Lord and also a Chief...some high ranking relatives!

2. In the late 80's my husband and I went to a Rolling Stone's concert. We were walking up to the stadium and I spotted Huey Lewis. No kidding. I asked for his autograph as we ended up walking side by side...with his HUGE body guard along his side. He patted me on the shoulder and said that it was not a good time. Half way through the concert my hub and I went to get a soda and nobody was in line except for a young man and Huey Lewis and his B.G. I told the young man, as he was sizing Mr. Lewis up, that that wasn't really Huey and it was some guy that looked like him. Huey turned around, looked at me and said, "I suppose you'd like that autograph now?" I melted and acted so stupid-like. Of course I did, but I had to run back and get my purse!!!! Do you know that he waited for me? YES! He did and I ended up kissing him on his left cheek. My honey was laughing at me! What a nice guy Huey Lewis was and he had even sent his body guard away. Really! If you ever get a chance to go to one of his concerts, he still sounds wonderful!!! The band is awesome!!!!

3. My dying wish is to meet Tom Selleck. I have been in love with that hunk-a-dunk since college. A friend of my middle brother's was a model and met him whilst on set for Shadow Riders. That lucky gal got to stay in his condo in Hawaii and even go to the set of Magnum. She spilled red wine on his suit and he laughed. Now that is a real man! I only wish that I had been the lucky gal to have had the chance to meet him!!!

4. People who interrupt when others are speaking drive me bonkers! One of my pet peeves is to be interrupted when I am in the middle of a sentence and talking. To me, the person who is interrupting basically is saying that what they have to say is more important than what you are saying. It is the epitome of rudeness.

5. When Princess Diana was alive, I use to be told that I look like her (that is when my hair had blonde highlights). Though I am her height and size, and am of English descent, I always giggled when told that because I just did not see it. Once my two boys (who so happen to be the same ages as William and Harry), husband and I were having dinner in a Chinese restaurant in town. We were minding our own business and enjoying our food when out of nowhere, our table was circled by the people working there. There were about six of them. Our waitress told me, "We want you to know that we think you look like Princess Diana." I almost choked on my Kung Pao chicken! Then they all started bowing to me which really made me uncomfortable. My husband looked at me like "what the -----!?" When we left I was escorted out by the same group. I was treated like royalty and did not know how to act!!!! And no, our dinner wasn't free....ha!

6. I have mild O.C.D. --- yes, I do! I have to make my beds and tidy up the house before I can sit down to do something creative. It drives me nuts, but this is just me. I blame my mother...she used to write "dust me" on my furniture and would redo my bed when I made it. If you couldn't bounce a quarter off of it, then it did not meet her expectations. She is more O.C.D. than I ever would care to be and never would I do that to my kids.

7. Barry Bonds took a minute of his time during pre-game batting practice to let me take a picture of him with my youngest son. We were all smiles over that one! Of course, we love him and the Giants. We also love the Boston Red Sox and are thrilled that they won the World Series. However, we are rather sad that they did not win last night's game at their home stadium. Congratulations RED SOX for a job well done! The Rockies were a great team, too, and had come so far this year.


Nunnie's Attic said...

Love the flash-back picture!!

I was a huge fan of Tom Selleck back in the day. And actually, I still am. I had posters of Magnum all over my bedroom.

Thanks for sharing. It's so cool to know more about blogging friends. Makes you more real, so to speak.


Linda said...

Love your stitched piece....winter is my favorite season and to me this scene is pure winter.

Enjoyed getting to know you, and #4 is a pet peeve of mine too. Linda

Lallee said...

I love that picture of you!

Tom Selleck--yummo!

Kung Pao--my most favorite Chinese dish.

I'm ADD--my bed is still unmade and it's afternoon.

The framed stitched winter scene is beautiful.

Can I have your autograph?


Anonymous said...

Wow, royalty...very cool! First, I knew that the song was for the Boston Red Sox...and congrats to them. We definately have some common threads...very fun stories. Thanks, Susan

Rosemary said...

Becky, I love the baby print. I have an eye on one similar by the same artist but the baby is awake in the pic,in the high chair. I keep hoping she will mark it down! LOL!

Lisa Johnson said...

Hey Becky,

Loved your blog today, as usual, but especially the Huey Lewis story. Very cute and funny! I love him, did you ever see "Duets" I think it's called with him and Gwenyth Paltrow. A very cute movie if you haven't. Have a fun week!

Nancy said...

I love your vintage winter stitchery. Wish I could find a piece like this. Very cute vintage Christmas photo! And, I love Huey Lewis! How fun that you got his autograph.

Amy said...

Oooh - I love that snowy scene. Vintage snowy mountain & cabin motifs (old postcards, prints) are my favorites - I've never seen an embroidered version before. Lovely. -amy

regina barnett said...

cute picture of you. love the pictures love it.

Simply Shelley said...

Hi Becky, thanks for listing your seven interesting things. I love the picture of the little guy with beautiful hair. The one of you at Christmas is cute to.

Heidi said...

Cute photo of you in 1965 Becky! Don't you just love Christmas!

I have the exact pattern for the stitched piece you showed. It is in "Thimbleberries Cottage Christmas" by Lynette Jensen. It does not say it is a reproduction of an old design but she is a fan of vintage things. It has been on my list of projects I want to start but am not allowed to until others are finished. :)

~~ Heidi ~~

Flea Market Queen said...

The stitched piece is beautiful...
And thanks for all the inside info about yourself!
Tom Selleck, love him!

Sweet Remembrance said...

You are too cute in that photo...
Have a wonderful day!

Rosemary said...

So nice to meet you. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and for the sweet comments. I love Huey Lewis!! How nice to meet him.
I have met Tom Selleck several times. He doesn't live far from me. The first time we met him was in line for a movie. The second time was at a fundraiser we were attending. He is a very nice man!
Where are you in Northern California? My brother lives in San Ramon. He was just down for my daughter's wedding.

Kali said...

Hi Becky ~ well my dear you are very cute in your 'mug shot' and just as cute in your Christmas photo.
I enjoyed getting to know you ~ good stuff.
As always visiting your delectable blog is such a treat, but hey, you know how I feel about your lovely home and style!

Esther Sunday said...

Oh, my dearest Becky - it was so fun reading about you! Thanks for the tip about interrupting you - when you come to visit me in Idaho, I'll remember that one! And, maybe you should take Tom S. to a Huey concert - as long as he doesn't interrupt you, that is! Love ya bunches! Esther

bj said...

You have such a fun blog. Hope it's ok if I add it to my list of blogs!
I love the stitched piece...very pretty.

Anonymous said...


Loved your childhood photo. I have been tagged for the same game so I need to get busy digging through some of the oldies but goodies! :-)

And, I loved all of your interesting tidbits. You sure have a lot of fun facts there! I enjoyed them all.

Quite a compliment to be told you look like Princess Diana! No wonder Huey wanted to give you an autograph. Your husband should've been jealous.

Happy Monday, Becky!

Anonymous said...

Hey Becky..I see your granny had an aluminum tree! KooL!
I used to be a Tom S. fan too. You know he filmed a few things up here in the hills..right now am blanking on the names. I've never met him tho. Hey I love iwantroses too and one time I was out bid on an was a few years ago..I wonder if you snagged! She always has such wonder pastel Christmas things. I wish she had a blog, hard to see her house in the reflection of the Shiny Brites! Thanks for sharing some lovely and fun things about yourself~your highness! Oh, when you were born, I was already 6 which = real vintage!

Brenda said...

Hi Becky I think I am a cross between OCD and ADD which means I can't remeber what I was going to do next but I know it Has to be done.Try living with that.;} Brenda

Susie said...

What a cute picture of you at 5! Your son must have been just adorable with those golden curls.
Loved learning 8 more things about you!

Rose of Sharon said...

What a darling blog you have! I got tagged by Kate too. I love your picture! So adorable. I'm vintage too!

:0) Sharon

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Love the picture from your youth! And really enjoyed getting to know a little more about you thru the 7 facts!

Anonymous said...

ITA with you about Tom Selleck. I think he gets better the older he gets. I think he's just a sexy with wrinkles.

Now, I want to see what you look like with blond hair. LOL

I love the white against the eru in your picture. That would be a pretty combination for a tablecloth or table runner.


vintage twist said...

The stitched picture form the 30's is my fav.

Jane said...

I love your Christmas picture! You look so happy and excited! The winter stitched piece is lovely and like you said, quiet. I feel like I know you a little better now that you shared some things about yourself. Wow, being mistaken for Princess Diana! That must have been something.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Love the cottage and baby print and the photo of you at Christmas is so cute!! I really enjoyed reading the facts about you- very entertaining! My favorite was the one about the poeple in the restaurant who thought you looked like Princess Dianna! So funny!

Little ol' Me said...

Well well well...weren't you the cutest little thing? I love that photograph, so sweet!

It's always wonderful to read more about the people who author and create my favorite blogs!

Please stop on by ScrapsaDaisy - I'm having my 100th post giveaway - and say hello!


Dena said...

Hi Becky,

I hate when people interupt and I am admittedly mildy OCD too! I can't even think about being creative if my house isn't clean. Loved getting to know you better :)


Feenwerkstatt said...

These are amazing fotos!
I love the old stitch piece, I can't find words in english for this wonderful work...
And the picture you've bought by Ebay is soooo sweet...I can understand you!
Love, Anja

bj said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog..I would dearly love for you to add my name to your list.
I also would dearly love to add a pink ribbon for Amy but I don't know how to do it. Is it a hard thing to do?
Many thanks,

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Hello sweet queen,

You are so adorable..just thought you should know that.

PS ~ I am STILL in love with Tom Selleck as well. Maybe it's that moustache?


Michelle said...

Sweet photo! I love your stitched piece - so wintery.. It was nice getting to know you better. My house has to be in order before I start something too! OCD is good!

I've been so busy I haven't answered your question about the flea market with all the silver trays - Sacramento is the place!

Kim @ Home Is Where The Heart Is said...

Another great post, Becky! I love the picture of you as a little sweet! I also enjoyed reading the little tid-bits you shared about yourself. I think I'm a little bit blessed/cursed with OCD, too!

Anonymous said...

Becky, so many things to love in this post - I so enjoyed reading these things about you!! My best friend in high school LOVED Tom too! Love your winter scene too!


Anonymous said...

Oh, and I've bought from 'iwantroses' on ebay before too!!!(years ago)
Small world!