Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day PART 2!! {giveaway closed}

First off, Susan’s giving away a set of I Spy squares from her shop below, so make sure you enter that giveaway by scrolling down and commenting on her post.  But stick around here for a second because I have something to give away for Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day too!

My shop is Hey June and it’s really easy to navigate because I have exactly one thing for sale!  (I know you guys are busy)  So this giveaway is for my pattern, the Greenpoint Cardigan:

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!!  If you enter now (or in the next week) you’ll not only win the cardigan pattern, but I’ll throw in my soon*-to-be-released new pattern as well!

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me your most irrational dislike.  I’ll start: the color purple and nuts in my baked goods.  Your turn!

(Giveaway is open to anyone in the world that has a valid email address.  Void where prohibited.  One comment per person, duplicates will be deleted.  Winner announced on December 7 at 5 pm PST.)

Now go back to Sew Mama Sew to enter to win more goodies!

*the definition of “soon” is relative and may include anything from tomorrow to the year 2015.


  1. says

    I dislike color pink and all it’s shades – unlucky for me I have daughter but luckily her fav colors are turquoise, blue and green – so far (she’s 3 year old)


  2. says

    It drives me crazy when people refer to sheering and gathering as smocking. As techniques they are all fine and I use them all but I only like to see real hand smocking either geometric or picture referred to as smocking. I guess I’m a smocking snob.

    slhorman at gmail dot com

  3. says

    Crossing guards helping adults cross the street. A church near my house has them every Sunday and it drives me nuts that they stop 6 lanes of traffic to let one person cross the street when they can walk a half block and get to a crossing sign. It makes my husband laugh that I get infuriated every time I see it happen.

  4. says

    My most irrational dislike is probably not having a neatly organized dishwasher. I like to put things that are similar together but my husband just likes to throw everything in however it fits.

  5. says

    Oh no how can you not like the color purple?? I have way too many irrational dislikes. HA. Let’s just talk about not wanting to take my daughter to public restrooms.

  6. says

    I dislike gum. Like chewing gum. I actually have nightmares about chewing gum so I’m not sure if my dislike comes from actual chewing gum experiences or from my ‘bad dream’ experiences. Anyways, people think I’m strange bc of it.

    Btw, I love nuts in my baked goods but my husbands hates them. It’s a constant area of tension but since I do all the baking, I generally get to sneak a few in at least.

    Love your cardi pattern. Hope I win!

  7. says

    I’m totally with you on the nuts in baked goods, I mean really what is the point? But I my biggest would be mouth sounds, like lip smacking, loud eating and don’t even start with flossing! :)

  8. says

    I hate doorbells. It makes me twitchy whenever rings my doorbell at home and I try to avoid ringing someone else’s. I prefer knocking. No idea why but I just do.

  9. says

    Turning around in my driveway! I know it’s a pretty standard thing to do, but it irriates me a lot for no good reason (I live across the street from a school, and the neighbor’s driveway meets up with ours for the last 10 or 20 feet with no grass in between, so we have a nice wide space for parents too lazy to drive around the block to turn around in). One of them ran over our trash can doing so like a month ago and we almost got fined by the city to fix it (they took pity on us when we told them what happened!)

  10. says

    Balloons (more of a fear than an annoyance) and people who use the multi-rider lane on the freeway when. They are all by their lonesome. Imlove this pattern ( you know that) and Im atwitter to see the new one!

  11. says

    I really hate crutons in my salads but I love to eat them straight out of the box. Weird, I know.
    Thanks for a great giveaway and can’t wait to hear about the new pattern.

  12. says

    I have a hard time calling my dislike “irrational” – it seems rational to dislike spelling errors! lol! Especially “your” and “you’re” or “there” “their” and “they’re!” :) I cringe whenever I see the errors in my FB newsfeed! lol!

  13. says

    I would like to call it a very rational dislike of watching food roll around in someones mouth while they talk… However i’ve been told it’s normal for people to talk with their mouth full.

  14. says

    My feet touching while i sleep is my most irrational dislike. I have to wear one sock to bed. Why one? Haha cause I also dislike not being able to stick a bare foot out of the covers if I get too hot. :)

  15. says

    I can’t stand the McDonalds-ization of the language. All of the “I’m loving…” drives me crazy. What’s wrong with plain old “I love …”? kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  16. says

    I get annoyed when people abandon their shopping carts in the middle of the parking lot. I’ve even seen people push the cart close to the cart corral, only to leave it sitting in the neighboring parking space. Come on! Were the three extra steps too much for you?

  17. says

    Gum. I can’t stand watching or hearing people chew gum. It’s un avoidable to chew it with your mouth closed… grrr.. But I keep it to myself

  18. says

    Thanks for the chance to enter! I think my most irrational dislike is olives. I love olive oil so you’d think I’d like them but I find the idea of olives repulsive – I think its a residual childhood aversion maybe.

  19. says

    Love the cardigan! It’s adorable.

    A couple of irrational dislikes; having wrinkly sheets when I crawl into bed and when people misuse words. (Except for when I do it. Because then it was intentional. ;)


  20. says

    I have had my eye on this pattern! Thanks for a chance. I can’t stand when people misuse the word “literally.” I work with several girls who clearly have no idea what it actually means…😝

  21. says

    wow, looking around, i am so surprised i haven’t found your blog before now…i love SMS giveaways for that! Most irrational dislike? fingernails on blackboards…that one has been with me for years.

  22. says

    My most irrational dislike is people blowing their nose. I know everyone has to do it but it just makes my skin crawl. eewhitney(at)gmail(dot)com

  23. says

    The phone ringing and people ignoring it. I hate the sound, no matter what type of ring it is….just pick it up already!

  24. says

    My most irrational dislike is people who over-complicate things. With a particular aversion to people who overtalk a simple yes or no question! Grah!

  25. says

    My irrational dislike is that I do not like people to be too close to me while my hair is wet. This includes my kids and husband whom I love very much. I am not sure why, but it drives me crazy!

  26. says

    I’m not a huge fan of the name Persephone. It’s weird. I don’t know anyone with that name, and never had. It just kindof weirds me out. I think it’s the spelling. lol

    Thanks for the chance! breeze80(at)gmail(dot)com

  27. says

    I loved reading all the comments! My most irrational dislike — people who misspell the word A LOT. It really really bothers me … A LOT!!

  28. says

    People who chew with their mouths open and the way my neighbors always seem to place their garbage cans in the middle of the street i-which ends up being directly behind my car…

  29. says

    Liberries… I think they’re sort of like strawberries, but they don’t taste as good. Personally, I prefer eating strawberries at the library :)

  30. Anonymous says

    Eggs. I think this dislike is perfectly rational, because EW EW EW EW, but others seem to think I’m crazy.

    harper651 [at] gmail

  31. says

    Super cute pattern. I can’t really think of an irrational dislike, although I’m sure I have many… But I’ve loved reading everyone else’s comments! Thanks for a great giveaway.

  32. says

    I’m not sure about my irrational dislike, but my preschooler is terrified when the ‘process’ of her day changes…not just a little upset until I redirect her attention elsewhere, but more like she cannot re-group her thoughts without continuing her normal ‘process’
    I think she is even more OCD than I am :(

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  33. says

    I don’t like mushrooms. They don’t taste bad, just something about the way they feel in my mouth gets me. And since I am a vegetarian people always want to feed me mushrooms.

  34. says

    My husband would tell you that it’s the combination of black and brown …. I just don’t like it and I don’t care if it is “coming into style,” it still just isn’t acceptable! lol
    joellemarie72 at yahoo dot com

  35. says

    Oh my goodness. I love the color purple. I dislike making the bed (is that irrational? because it seems perfectly rational; I’m just going to sleep in it again in a few hours!) em_komiskey at yahoo dot com

  36. says

    Irrational fear – before I fall asleep I have this fear of the ceiling falling in on me. My half-asleep brain tries to figure out whether the head/footboards are tall enough to prevent the ceiling from crushing me… I’ve had this since I was a kid sleeping in a bunkbed! lol

    Thanks for the chance! (p.s. I just found your blog for the first time – we have similar blog names:

  37. says

    I have a phobia of tape (scotch, duct, masking, etc.), stickers, band-aids, and sticking things in general. I get freaked out and sick to my stomach if it touches my skin or clothing. I also don’t like seeing it on other people.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  38. Anonymous says

    I don’t like hashbrown casserole and when people don’t use their turn signals.

  39. says

    Aluminum pans. It makes my skin crawl to touch our broiler pan. I should buy a new one, but hubby likes it and has had it longer than he has had me.

  40. says

    I love your pattern and can’t wait to see what’s up your sleeve next…. Take your time, I am already intimidated enough.
    I don’t understand you not liking purple or nuts in things baked. I also don’t understand my desire to punch mimes or those people who dress up like statues and stand on the shopping streets in Germany. My family used to try and corral me towards them because they thought it was funny. I. Really. Wanted. To. PUNCH. Them. (and at that point my family too)
    So there, I’m strange and possibly mean….

  41. says

    Probably when people say, “Now I’m not a complainer but…” Then I totally think they are always a Mr. Complainer Pants and accidently stop listening :)

  42. says

    Left lane Larrys. That is what I call people who are in the fast lane going slow. I have a bumper sticker on my car that says “If I passed you on the right you are in the wrong lane!” Move over!!!

  43. says

    Oh my goodness-I am laughing at loud. There are so many comments that I’m agreeing with, “Yes, I hate that, too!” This is worth publishing in a book :)

  44. says

    Raw tomatoes. I can eat chunky salsa, and anything where they are broken down/cooked, but any sort of raw tomato makes me gag. Also, sweet bell peppers.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  45. says

    This has definitely been the funniest commenting I’ve read so far, my irrational pet peeve is seeing a bra under a lady’s strappy tank top. I always say to myself “Didn’t they look in the mirror before leaving their house?”

  46. says

    LOL!! your dislikes make me laugh!! especially since my daughter’s name is violet…so we have a lot of purple around here ;) I’d say mine is “comedy” i always say that i don’t like it, but it’s not like i don’t like funny stuff and to laugh, i just don’t like comedy! Love the pattern too!

  47. says

    So cute! I’d love to make one for my daughters and my son!
    I have to rinse off my ice before I add soda to my glass. Only at home, not restaurants. I know, weird. I hate having the soda add directly onto the “dirty” ice. (What!?!) It mentally tastes gross to me.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  48. says

    When my husband shaves water splashes onto the bathroom counter and he leaves it there, for some reason that annoys me. This pattern looks really good and I’ve seen a few in blogland use it and it looks amazing. Would love the chance to win but will definitely consider buying it (interested to see what your next pattern will be. Thanks!

  49. says

    Fun prompt! Hmm…I probably have many :) The guy in the cube next to me at work frequently stands up, stares out the window, and plays with the change in his pocket. I don’t know why this drives me around the bend, but it annoys me to the point of my having to get up and leave my desk!

  50. says

    I don’t know if it is irrational or justified, but it makes me crazy when people misuse contractions. They’re/their, it’s/its.

    I love your cardigan pattern. That is the shape I am always looking for in my size and never seem to find. My daughter the fashionista would love it, too, though.

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