Thursday, June 02, 2011

Giveaway Day: Vicki & Martha

I'll tell you about Vicki and Martha, our Junebugs of the day, after I show you what you can win today. Smooshy! Yes, I have a little group here of a skein of Dream in Color Smooshy in the Wisterious colorway, a size D ChiaoGoo bamboo-handled crochet hook, and a Mirth T-shirt. In fact, every prize package that I give away this month will have the crochet hook and the T-shirt and a different yarn. Everyone needs a crochet hook handy, whether you're knitting or crocheting, and this size is great for picking up dropped stitches, for one thing. Another thing everyone needs is a crisp, white, new Mirth shirt. It's cute!

You know the rules. Go for it!

Now for an introduction. This picture is of my best cousin Vicki Lynn holding me in the pool. She was always either holding me up or by my side, being not just a good cousin, but also a good, good friend. Oh the many fun times we have had and I hope there's more to come. It's just at present she lives in GA and I am in WA. Too far apart! Vicki's birthday is today and I want to wish her the best day, a gorgeous day, a fun day.

I love you, Vicki!

Vicki and I went to the hospital together when I was six and suffered through tonsillectomies together. After we each got home, our moms had a little contest and kept up with how soon we were both "eating solid foods again." I think she won. I was a bit of a whiner.

We also both had little sisters. Here we are, the four of us, in a typical Poloroid shot with obligatory lingering fingerprint in the corner. Do the big sisters look like we are trying to exert some authority or what? "Don't forget who holds up the trees around here, little sissy!" And aren't we all attired so nattily? This must have been at one of the hundreds of family reunions we frequented. Dinner on the ground! Casserole heaven!

On the occasion of this my cousin Vicki's birthday, I thought I would link her with another Junebug born on this day, though many years prior. Martha Washington, our first First Lady. Here are some things these two have in common:
  1. They are/were both oldest daughters of their familes.
  2. They are/were both dark-haired.
  3. They are/were both relatively height-challenged in comparison to the general population and married taller men. Much taller men. Neck-wrenching-to-kiss taller men.
  4. They are/were both VERY happily married to those tall husbands and hate(d) to be apart from them.
  5. They both love(d) reading and the theater.
Happy Birthday to Junebugs Vicki and Martha!

Things are going to fire fast and fun around here for a few days, because I'll be back tomorrow with another giveaway and two more Junebugs to honor. I hope I can give today's prize away before I can post the next one! See you tomorrow!

24 comments:

pinkundine said...

I only recently discovered the use of a crochet hook for picking up dropped stitches (not sure how I missed that one!) - definitely makes life easier!!!

Jaz said...

I'm another who only just realised how useful a crochet hook is in knitting! I'm desperate to learn to crochet too

Nicole said...

Ooh that is a lovely colorway! Wouldn't it make a lovely Holden Shawlette? That's what I would make!!! :o)

Bonnie said...

Ohhhh, Smooshy is delightful. Thanks for having such a great giveaway!

Melissa Clarke said...

I crocheted before I learned to knit. Sometimes there is nothing like a single crochet hook and a skein of yarn--- the ultimate portable project. HAPPY JUNE

threadpanda said...

Your cousin sounds like a wonderful friend to have had while growing up! Happy birthday to her!

As for the giveaway, I love that Wisteria colorway and have for many, many years. Whoever wins that is a lucky duck!

lorraine said...

what a super idea for your blog giveaways..i love the yarn..so pretty i always wanted to try smooshy..thanks! raineoc@yahoo.comc

myhookandyarnadventure said...

Those skeins are LOVELY! And I would love a bamboo crochet hook to add to my collection. Thanks so much for having these giveaways, I'm off to subscribe to your newsletter, XO <3

tamara said...

Thank you for the fun giveaway and Happy Birthday to your cousin!

Brianacello said...

I agree that crochet hooks are invaluable in knitting and I'm always needing more since they disappear easier than tape measures! I've been looking for new yarns to knit the Hyacinth cowl in and this yarn would be a beautiful accent color. And SMOOSHY to boot!!

Happy Birthday Vicki!! (And Martha)

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Kimberly R. said...

Please enter me - I would love to try the bamboo handled crochet hook and the yarn looks so beautiful!
Thanks so much :)
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Kimberly R. said...

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Kimberly R. said...

I like Mirth on Facebook :)
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Kimberly R. said...

I am following your blog :)
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Kimberly R. said...

I have signed up for your newsletter :)
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Marie/Underground Crafter said...

The yarn is beautiful and you can never have enough crochet hooks, so sign me up! :) Marie

ohdessa said...

What a pretty colorway!!!

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GirlAnachronismE said...

Well, I already follow your blog, but I would love to have that yarn, the colour is just delicious! Plus I'm loving hearing about other Junebugs, since I am one, Happy birthday to your cousin!

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

Oh my goodness - I just learned to crochet over the weekend and that Smooshy is to die for! I would love to be entered so that I could make something beautiful out that fabulous yarn!!

Rzimmerman said...

Looks like a lovely skein of Smooshy - thanks for the giveaway! Also love the Junebugs info...who'd a known all that about M Washington ( or your cousin, Vicki?)
Again, thanks - love your blog...
Rebecca

SillyLittleLady said...

The Smooshy yarn is so beautiful! And who doesn't need a new shirt or crochet hook on a regular basis?

Brooke and Jonathan kamke said...

I would love to turn that smooshy into another baby surprise jacket or really anything babyish.

Emma said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I love Smooshy! :) Me please!

Cousin Vicki said...

Thank you to my most wonderful cousin for the birthday blog!!! I was and still am so fortunate to have you as not only a bestest cousin but a bestest friend. We have shared soooo many great times together and I look forward to many more to come! I LOVE YOU!