Friday, August 28, 2009

Cock-a doodle dooooooo!

Merci, merci to Barb at Bella Vista for hosting The 1st annual SHOW US YOUR ROOSTERS PARTY. There are many participants and I am looking forward to visiting them all.
May take quite some time, but I am determined to visit everyone.

The picture above is what I think a proud French rooster would look like after spending a summer in Arizona. He is not pecking for food, he has heat exhaustion.

I just love the colors on this rooster. Isn't he marvelous?
I have had a "thing" for roosters for a long time.


This is Jeff's first Halloween, and I dressed him up as a rooster.
My version of a rooster anyway. The only feathers I could find were yellow.
Look's more like a chicken but I am calling it a rooster.

I thought he looked adorable (I knew as he got older, I would have no say in the matter).
A mom has to do what a mom has to do!

I collected many roosters over the years. My poor boys were surrounded by roosters.
When I remarried, I knew it was time to pass most of the roosters to new homes.
My friends now have the majority of my rooster collection.
Compromise, not a bad thing at all.

I kept 3 roosters that have special meaning to me.
I will never part with them.


The rooster above is made of glass and was a Mother's day gift from the boys years ago.
Every time I look at it, I can see their sweet faces as I opened the box.

This rooster was painted by my youngest son's class.
It was a thank you gift.
The teacher asked my son what I liked, and of course, he said "roosters".
They put so much work into it. It means the world to me.
When I am in the kitchen and I look up, there he is.



The 2 pictures above show the big boy.
This was a birthday gift from the boys and I adore it.
I feel like he watches over me when I am in the kitchen.
Good memories.

Well, I don't collect roosters anymore but I do make them.

The rooster above is a flour sack towel.
Hot pink!

The orange rooster pillow, was part of a giveaway I had last week.
It is on it's way to Judy in Denver.
I think she is a rooster gal too!

The rooster on this pillow is hot pink.


Last but not least, The petit coq pillow.

That's it folks. Not many roosters at this time but just the right roosters for me.
Cock-a-doodle-doo!

83 comments:

Bearly Sane said...

What lovely rooste embroideries. Enjoy your cock-a-doodle day!
Hugs,
Sandi - My Roosters Party On

Jacque said...

Barb,

I am loving your roosters! MY fave is the glass one...love, love, love it!!

Your embroidery work is looking good. Much success with that endeavor!

Have a great weekend!

Musings of a Sea Witch said...

As I shared on Jacque's blog, I have not roosters in my house...but I can shake a mean tail feather. LOL. Sea Witch

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Barb!

Gorgeous roosters Barb! They are so delightful & colorful. Of course the photo of the rooster costume is so adorable! Your stitch work is so lovely Barb. Very nice!

Hugs to you dear friend, Sherry

Mrs. P. said...

Great roosters! Who knew, I hot pink rooster, lol. I love your collection!

Blessings,
Gail

Torie Jayne said...

Hi fellow party goer, Great display of roosters, Jeff looks very cute!, Have a great weekend!x

Ramona said...

Good Morning Barb ~ That embroidery!!! Oh my, my!!! Your collection is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

Smiles ~ Ramona

Charli and me said...

What a great Rooster collection you have. I especially like the picture of your son in a little Rooster outfit :>) I loved reading your post. I hope you have a cocka-doodle-do day ♥

Charli and me said...

What a great Rooster collection you have. I especially like the picture of your son in a little Rooster outfit :>) I loved reading your post. I hope you have a cocka-doodle-do day ♥

Kim's Treasures said...

I LOVE roosters!!! My kitchen in Michigan is done in roosters! My hubby is not a fan but he said he'll deal with it for now. He knows how I love decorating and re-decorating!

LOVE the rooster pillows! Very cool!!! Hope your weather cools off too!

Hugs!
Kim

Jennie said...

What sweet memories your rooster hold.

Rhondi said...

Hi
Your towels with the roosters on them are lovely, but my favorite rooster has to be your cute little son in his rooster costume!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Barb, what a lovely and interesting collection of wonderful pictures. Each one is so special. I just adore the picture at the top. Makes me smile.

Thank you so much for joining and helping me to celebrate the day!

Barb :-)

Pam @ This Humble House said...

Hi Barb!

Thanks for visiting my blog! It is nice to meet new people thru this party! I have subscribed to your blog - you seem like my kind of gal! Spunky!

~ Pam

Dorothy said...

Great roosters - so nice that they all have special meaning for you ... and the little yellow rooster is adorable.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

A very charming rooster post. Love the red embroidered roosters. Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend. ~ Lynn

Michelle said...

Gorgeous pictures of the real roosters!

Please thank your son for keeping us safe! I will keep him in my prayers.

Barbara said...

Oh I love your rooster collection too, do you have the real deal also?
Thanks for visiting my blog, and I love yours, lots of hugs Barbara

deborah said...

those are beautiful. I like the one with the flowers best! Is your granddog an Amer. Bulldog by chance?? He looks like mine

Dawn said...

Heat exhaustion! LOL! My rooster weather vane is starting to droop too and he's metal! Feels like we're in a convection oven today, nothing like HOT wind to wilt your feathers.

So glad you stopped by. I love French Country.
Dawn

Theresa said...

Hi Barb, Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my collection:) I love yours and the ones you are now making! PLEASE thank Jeff for his service. I have a Marine nephew and appreciate our Men and Women serving our Country! Have a blessed day!

Lynn said...

Love your special roosters!

Tammy said...

Your Jeff is the cutest Rooster I've seen today!

Happy Rooster Day!☺

Susan Wymola said...

I love all your Roosters.it's nice to see how many different collections people have. Happy Rooster Party!

Joan said...

I love the real rooster pictures, and the rooster costume reminded me of days gone by when I was Chicken Little in the first grade school play. Ah, such is life! I'm glad to have you as a follower at Applejack Lane!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

LOve your embroideries Barb. And that rooster they all painted is beautiful !

Sue said...

Hi Barb, So very nice to meet you. I think the picture of your son in his rooster costume is priceless! And even though you gave away most of your collection, you have kept the most meaningful ones. They are lovely. The glass one is something I have never seen before. Great treasures. And you do great embroidery, BTW. Off to visit your blog.
:-) Sue

deborah said...

that is so cute; Cash that is. Did you see the pic of my ugly dog, Rocco?

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Very cute roosters! Love the big fella up on your cabinets!

Blessings,
Sandi

Ana said...

Hi Barb,
I love the stories behind your favorite roosters...soooo cute. And I love the embroidered ones you make too. Thank you so much for becoming a follower. Hope you stop by and visit again real soon.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Hi Barb,
Thanks for visiting me at my blog. I am enjoying your roostery post very much. I think that's funny your son told his teacher you love roosters. Kids do say all the cutest things.

Come back and visit me again anytime. I'm having a giveaway, so please join in if you want to.
♥ Rebecca

Creations from my heart said...

Thanks so much for visiting my rooster party and following my blog. I truely enjoyed reading your bloag and seeing your creations. Do you do monograms. I am starting to decorate my masterbedroom and I am thinking of doing a pillow on the bed with a monogram. Thanks for your sweet comments about my post. Blessings...Sherry

LV said...

I cannot get over how many rooster lover there are out there. You have a really nice assortment. All so colorful and bright. Glad you had to leave a comment and visit today. Come again next Tuesday, 9-1.

Barb said...

Hi Barb.
You have quite a collection of roosters.
The one the kids painted is awesome. and i love the real ones.
How sweet.

Thanks for coming by and for signing up to follow.

Look for ward to seeing more of you blog.

blessings,

Barbara jean

Connie said...

Whoooohooo, those roosters are gorgeous, honey. Thanks much for visiting today and leaving a comment. I'm soooo late getting around today.
xoxo,
Connie

ellen b. said...

Oh man of all the days to have computer problems mine chooses to freeze on me today with all these roosters to come and see!! I'm finally getting around and appreciate your visit today!
I really enjoyed all your great roostery stuff! Your real ones are very cool, too.
Have a great weekend...

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What lovely roosters! Loved the rooster party!

Irma :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty roosters! I really like the ones you made too!

Your son in the costume is adorable!

Katherine

Michelle said...

Hi Barb!

Thanks so much for stopping by my party...I LOVE your roosters...the embroidered one is so precious!

I only have 100 more blogs to go. LOL!

xoxo

Michelle

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour Barb!!
You have a real coq! He is cute and fat! Have you ever eaten rooster? Coq au vin is so wonderful! I love the picture of your son in the costume....now that is original!!! Take care, Anita

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Barb, So nice to meet you. Your rooster party post was so much fun filled with fond memories and gorgeous roosters. I love the ones from your boys. Such a treat to read about those special times in your life. Love the embroidery linens too. You are so talented and it has been an inspiration to visit you here on your lovely blog.
I have joined your following and look forward to visiting again soon.

Many thanks to your son for serving our country. May God Bless his path.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind comments.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Karen said...

Hello! I too am on DAY TWO! There are so many places to visit.
Loved all of your embroidery! And I'm still chuckling over the heat exhaustion! too funny.
Thanks for sharing!
Karen - Some Days Are Diamonds

Southern style in a northwest garden! said...

Wow your roosters were amazing... thank you for the wonderful comments that you left on my blog.. I am located in atown in Southern Oregon called Klamath Falls.

Thanks,
Southern Style In a Northwest Garden

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Barb! I am cracking up over your first pic and the Arizona heat comment!lol I feel the same way! I adore embroidery and learned as a teen! I am not sure why I haven't tried it on my sewing machine?? Do you do yours freehand with a regular sewer or do you use an embroidery machine?? Either way they are gorgeous!!! Love the hot pink one!!! All of them actually! Glad you stopped in; yes I love all things French (with a name like Jeannette I guess its in my blood!lol) Have a great weekend - be back soon! Sincerely, Jeannette

Shirley said...

Your roosters are lovely. Yes, the colors of those real live roosters are spectacular! I'd have some hens and a rooster if I didn't have a bird dog! Not a good combo! Lovely embroidery.

Darlene said...

I absolutely LOVE your special roosters!!! They are all BEAUTIFUL!!! Your stitcheries are wonderful also!!! Have fun at the rooster party!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

I love the embroidered pillows!

Jane

Stella said...

How wonderful it is to have roosters that have special memories of your children. Thanks for stopping by to visit my fowl friends.

Debbie said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I love all your pillows and the glass rooster. But those real ones....wish I had one. Debbie

Cindy said...

You have a great blog! Absolutely beautiful and it made me smile. I actually got teary when you described seeing your boy's faces when opening their gift, sigh, such preciousness! I will sign up to follow, Love your Coq pillows!!!

Blessings,
Cindy

Sarah said...

Barb, I'm still working my way through the rooster parties. It may take me all weekend, but I don't want to miss a one. Love your pillows and all the other guys that live in your home. ~ hyacinth

jerseygirl211 said...

Barb,
Call me stingy, but I could never give my roosters away. They'll be with me until the day I die, I hope someone will love them as much as I do.
My love for them only increased when we took trips to Hawaii, they were plentiful there, especially on Kauai, they could be heard bringing in the day in the wee morning hours. I loved it. Thanks for you visit to my blog.

'D'

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That Halloween costume is too cute! I love any stichery so I'm so in love with those rooster embroideries!

Manuela

Lori E said...

Welcome to my blog. It looks like you kept the best roosters for sure.
I am a French element myself. I can trace my family tree back to the late 1500's in France. Most of my line is from there.

SmilingSally said...

What a terrific rooster collection you have. I especially like the ones you've made. Thanks for joining in and letting me have some fun.

Lisa said...

I love your roosters AND the beautiful sentiments behind them. You are one talented lady! The pillows and towels are gorgeous. I'm lovin' that hot pink. But my absolute favorite is your sweetie pie Halloween rooster.:)

Jane said...

I so enjoyed your rooster post. Your son looks adorable in that outfit...bet he'll love to know that pic went out for all the world to see. I like that the roosters you kept all had sentimental value....and the ones you embroidered are lovely. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I think I'll do the same.

marmielu said...

Thanks for visiting me! How wonderful that you have those memories. I really love the one your son's class did for you.
Mary Lou

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Barb,
It's so nice to meet you! I really appreciate your sweet visit to my blog and that you are following along. Thank you! I'll do the same. Your blog is so inspiring and I'll be back to visit often.

Your roosters are all so gorgeous!
The glass piece is truly amazing and so vibrant. Love the real ones as well.

Blessings to you my friend,
~Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Barb, love the pictures of the real roosters, they are beautiful. Thanks for visitng me.

Linda said...

Barb, That picture of Jeff is a treasure! What a guy! Appreciate his service to the country! Love the Frenchy pillows with "le coq". Linda

Snippety Gibbet said...

Wow! That is some beautiful embroidery. I'm loving it. jan

Tootsie said...

I like the little yellow one best!

Karen said...

Hi Barb,
Thank you for the visit. It's so nice to meet you. What a lovely blog you have.
The rooster party has been so much fun and your certainly have a lovely collection!
I love the costume for your son it is so adorable!
Have a wonderful Saturday.
~Karen

Leanne said...

Your glass rooster is beautiful. What a wonderful gift. I love the roosters you've sewn on linen. Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing.

Kammy said...

Super cute post ! I wont show Oscar your pictures - he would be super jealous of that French Rooster !
Kammy

JKW said...

I love the roosters. In particular, the embroidery is beautiful. Blessings, Janet

Happy Nester said...

Thank you so much for your kind words and stopping by my little blog. Your roosters are beautiful. And I love those pillows. I have never tried embroidery. I just might have to. Thank you so much for sharing. Monica

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Barb,

Thank you for visiting and the kind words.

Love your roosters. What a cute Halloween costume! Your embroidery is quite lovely!

~ Tracy

xinex said...

Your rooster embroideries are amazing. Beautiful! Enjoyed your collection too and their special meaning....Christine

Susie Q said...

Oh my. I am in love with your work!!
Your roosters are grogeous...and the first 3 pictures just put a huge smile on my face!
Love,
Sue

Susie Q said...

I am tickled that your comment on my blog led me here, and to your shop. I just had such fun looking and ordered 3 towels. Oh how wonderful your things are!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This is my first visit to your lovely blog. It is wonderful that your roosters hold special memories for you. Love your pretty towels and pillow you made. I'm off to look at some more of this pretty blog. laurie

Maggie B said...

Love your rooster pillows, wish I'd found you before the giveaway!!
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and whenever you feel like a taste of France pop back & see me again.
a bientot
Maggie @ Normandy Life

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What wonderful roosters you have. I love Jeff all dressed up for Halloween. What a wonderful memory. Your embrodery work is incredible. Thanks for swinging in to say hello. You're welcome anytime. I hope you're having a terrific Sunday..hugs ~lynne~

Judy said...

I love all your roosters. I loved seeing my rooster on your post too! I am so enjoying all my goodies. Your embroidery is so beautiful. I love your days of the week in the previous post.

Lady Katherine said...

I love the embroideries of all the roosters. The rooster your son made, is great!

cwa said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate your sweet remarks. Your remaining roosters are darling.
After hearing their stories, I can understand why they are so special to you. But the cutest one has to be your son in the costume. That photo is priceless. Thanks for sharing it with us. Blessings to you.

A Collector At Heart said...

Army Mom,
Your roosters are not only beautiful, but they each have such a special memory associated with them! I can certainly see why you couldn't part with them!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and visiting!
Your precious family and your Army Strong Son will also be in my prayers! Stop back by if you ever need a shoulder!
Hugs,
Cindy

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

My granddaughter's birthday was this weekend & I was very busy getting ready for it so I am just finding the time to visit those from the rooster party.

Your glass rooster is wonderful but that yellow rooster is about as cute as they come! ;o)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I'm still making my rooster rounds!

haha...hope the first rooster recovers soon from the heat! & that you love roosters is a defintie...as is evidence of the adorable picture of your little yellow rooster :o)

and very beautiful embroidered roosters!

Blessings & Aloha!
If you're not tuckered out...hope you stop by my rooster party :o)

(a couple more things: thank your son for his military service (we are military related :o) & your princess and dancing queens are so very cute!)

Julie said...

Hi I love yor Roosters, Yes I am still trying to get to all the great party's.... I am having a give-a-way to celebrate my 1 month Blogoversary.... Please stop over at my place to celebrate ...

Blondie's Journal said...

I love that little rooster outside by the tree. What a clever idea, he looks cute!!

I am in awe of your emboidered pillows and flour sack towel!! I want one!!!! What talent you have, Barb!!

Sorry I am so late visiting. There were so many participants. Thanks for stopping by my blog too! :-)

xoxo
Jane

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