Friday, June 03, 2011

Giveaway Day: Emily and Larry

Congrats to Bonnie for winning our first giveaway yesterday. Let's have another one!

 The yarn for this very special day's giveaway is the vivaciously colorful Skye Sock Yarn dyed by Liz of McKintosh Yarns in her Camo Girl colorway. It is 368 yards of 100% Superwash Merino. Of course it comes with a Mirth T-shirt and a ChiaoGoo bamboo-handled size D crochet hook. Actually, this crochet hook would work well with today's yarn to make something lovely in crochet stitches.

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Now to introduce today's Junebugs. This one was a toughie. The Junebug for today that I know best is none other than my firstborn, Emily Alison
 Here she is in one of my favorite photos of her. It depicts her as the quintessential 80's chick that she is. She was born smack dab in the middle of 1980 and is quite proud of that fact. She watched the decade unfold and still loves all the insane disco music of the time and can actually sing (and dance to) most of it.
Emily has always been our little drama queen, beginning with her birth when she made us all wait almost 24 hours for her arrival. By the time she came, there was an entire waiting room full of folks applauding. And she craved applause from then on. Emily got into theater at a young age and I hope sincerely that when she has a break from being the mommy of the illustrious twins Malcolm and Lucy (seen very often on this blog), she will return to it. She can sing and dance like nobody's business and can charm the shell off a turtle.

Here is a more recent picture of her sipping an Italian soda during a lunch that she and I shared a little over a year ago. Isn't she just the cutest thing? I'm extra proud of her. She's the best mommy, too. Husband Randall and twins Malcolm and Lucy are very fortunate to have her around every day.

The hard part of this post was finding a famous Junebug to compare to Emily. She's so unique that my job was almost impossible. The closest I could find was, believe it or not, Larry McMurtry of Lonesome Dove fame.

Here are some things Emily and Larry have in common. They both grew up on a ranch. They are both the oldest of the family. They are both book collectors. They have both been book store managers. That's it. Maybe if I could have bunched together a few others I could have found more similarities. I tried Curtis Mayfield (Superfly) but about all they had in common was a high singing voice. I tried Boots Randolph, who also has one son and one daughter like Emily, but he plays everything but a flute and that's Emily's instrument. At least I don't think Emily's ever tried playing the sax. Yakity Yak much, Em?

Happy Birthday, my Sweet Emily. I hope your day is magical. I love you!!!

15 comments:

Nicole said...

Your Emily is beautiful! And we are of the same vintage - I am a 1980 Junebug as well. 'Twas a good year!

Vanessa said...

1985 Junebug here! Today's my dad's birthday. He would have been 82. Junebugs are awesome people.

Jaz said...

That first photo is rather sweet :) I am not an 1980 junebug, rather a 1990s baby!

Brooke and Jonathan kamke said...

Such cute pictures! My daughter name is June Rose and we call her Junebug but she was born in August. However, she is named after my grandmother who is a Junebug. I'm kinda partial to the name June. I think I will go favorite my favorite figheadh sock pattern.

lorraine said...

another lovely yarn..would make a super shawl...i love that picture! thanks raineoc@yahoo.come

threadpanda said...

I'm a 1980 baby too, though I came along at the end of the year. :D

I love the colors in that yarn! I've got quite a few crochet shawls in my faves and I think it would be lovely for at least one of them. :)

simplesavvy said...

Oh! I'm excited. I've never knit with a superwash before, so I'd love to try it.

Carli said...

This my first time visiting your blog. Lovely patterns :) What a fun colorway on the yarn. Thanks for offering a giveaway.

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Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Wow, those colors are AMAZING! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

I also liked "Figheadh Yarnworks" on FB. Come to me, oh beautiful yarn!

mrsmcg said...

What a cute looking Junebug your Emily is!

I love the colors of the superwash yarn for today's giveaway. They would make the perfect pair of socks for my boss who is retiring in August. She is always wearing socks with interesting designs and fun colors - especially pink! Can't get any more perfect than that. :)

pinkundine said...

Beautiful yarn, overshadowed slightly by the beautiful Emily ;)

Kimberly R. said...

Gorgeous yarn!! I'd love a chance to enter - Thanks :)
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Sara said...

I absolutely love this yarn! It is just begging to be knit up. Sara
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Kimberly R. said...

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