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. I have texture issues with food. No “semi-solids”, i.e. pudding, mousse, icing, etc.

  2. Pineapple on a pizza. Ugh!

  3. cheese and marmalade together on a slice of bread !

  4. I don’t like milk in my cereal!

  5. I’d have to say cats on my kid’s clothes.

  6. Spelling mistakes … when I walk past a computer, I have to let the person know about their mistakes – HAVE TO! I hate misspelled words!!!

  7. I don’t like the texture of cooked fruit

  8. i really hate it when stores refer to any kind of stranded colorwork as “fair isle.”

  9. I dislike the original three Star Wars movies, even though I have never seen them.

  10. 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)


  11. mess. I hate mess! highly unfortunate that I have two kids and sew for a hobby…

  12. It’s totally irrational, but I hate flying. The cardigan pattern would be so wonderful for my little granddaughter!

  13. 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

  14. I de-spise jelly beans and fruit snacks. Barf city. Any candy that is gummy. Oh, and mentos. But not Skittles.

  15. I also hate nuts. And coconut. And cabinet doors left open!!

  16. fruit in savoury dishes, just don’t get it. Thanks for the give away!

  17. 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.

  18. Ooo, I also don’t like nuts in baked goods. Also, pickles on my sandwich. I like pickles, just not on my sandwich.

  19. the noise my husband makes when he sneezes

  20. I can’t stand the random little phrases printed on infants’ clothing…

  21. Eggs in smoothies. yuck!

  22. Slurping soup or drink! I have been wanting to buy your pattern! sarajspeight(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz

  23. People that say “I could care less”. It doesn’t make sense! Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. melanie ( says:

    traffic jam and people who cut off queue …

  25. 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.

  26. Ticking clocks, I know it’s weird!

  27. Spelling and grammar mistakes – and people who write “Wah-lah” instead of voila. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. dislike, recycling unsorted. a noy ing

  29. I hate pink.

  30. Pj’s in public!!

  31. I hate unfriendly people at the post office! Thanks!

  32. noisy clocks – especially cuckoo clocks at night. why don’t people turn them off for night?!

  33. coconut

  34. People who make smacking sounds with their lips.

  35. I can’t have anything on my hands, including lotion, and I don’t like telephones. There’s a lot more, but I might start sounding as crazy as I really am.

  36. Oh, I would love this pattern!

    I hate, hate, hate raisins. Or most dried fruit. Blech.

  37. I have to have my ears covered when I’m sleeping. (like with my hair) …I know I’m weird.

  38. Sleeping while wearing socks. Walking in sock feet. Socks outside of shoes in general.

  39. most irrational? toothpaste caked on the tube :)

  40. Dirty dishes sitting in the kitchen sink at bedtime.

    Thanks for a chance to win!

  41. I can’t stand chewing noises. Drives me nuts!!!

  42. 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.

  43. I’m really tired of dogs peeing in the shop when I have to clean it.

  44. I dislike when my husband quotes certain movies.

  45. 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!

  46. double spaces after a period.

  47. my irrational dislike would have to be jewelry commercials. i hate them so much!

  48. I hate when people write status updates / tweets with incorrect spelling or grammar.. grrr :P

  49. An Empty Toilet roll with no more to replace with!

  50. def pjs in public!

  51. I really dislike it when dresser drawers are left open a little.

    carolinebock1 at yahoo dot com

  52. Stores that describe crocheted items as knitted and vice versa!

  53. Those mixed packs of choc-coated peanuts and sultanas. It’s like Russian roulette….will I get a small squishy ball of evil, or a nice crunchy peanut?

  54. 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! :)

  55. The texture of celery. It is just that worst thing ever in my book.

  56. cotton balls!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  57. Wrinkly sheets. Drives my husband nuts because I’m always straightening out the sheets as we sleep.

  58. Perforated plastic! Like on bags of produce! It makes my skin crawl opening them. So random! Lindsaybong at gmail

  59. 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.

  60. I dislike when my son vodmit

  61. Thanks for the chance to win!!! I dislike odd numbers, unless it’s the number 5. Although when I garden, I plant in groups of odd numbers.

  62. I hate people who cut the corner when they’re driving. Square your turns, people!

  63. 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!)

  64. I hate showering, but I like being clean : P
    thanks for the giveaway!!

  65. I hate when multiple people ride in the back seat of a car when the front passenger seat is open. I also hate when you go to a restaurant with a baby and the say party of 2 1/2. Nope– she’s a whole person :)


  66. amazingly enough, mine are the same as yours! especially the purple one :)

  67. I love this pattern!
    Lots of silly things annoy me. Most often it is the misuse of to/too/two, there/their/they’re, your/you’re etc!

  68. I can’t stand canned vegetables. so, so gross! I’d love to make the cardigan for my girls :)

    jennyliddle at live d0tcom

  69. I would have to say an unbuttoned shirt on a man.

    thanks for the giveaway

  70. Anonymous says:

    I hate that so many toys have to make noise, wheres the imagination in play?

  71. I absolutely cannot stand when someone puts their windshield wipers on the highest speed when it’s barely spinkling! Drives me nuts.

  72. oh, mine is when people comment “awe” on pictures (of babies, pet, etc), when i think they really mean “aww”. yes, i’m a weirdo.

  73. 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!

  74. I can’t stand to listen when other people are chewing their food. It is like fingernails on a chalkboard.

  75. I really don’t like making salads. Ugh.

  76. 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.

  77. Ants crawling on my table top.

  78. The thing that makes me the craziest is people who twist information to make themselves look good or to get people to do what they want.

  79. Poached Eggs!

  80. chocolate with fruit. I like them apart, but never together.

  81. People who say brought when they mean bought and vice versa. It drives me mad.

  82. People who don’t care about sports who GLOAT when the team they might like, if they liked sports, is winning, :D

  83. 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!

  84. Oh my goodness, RaeAnna- You took mine! LOL I guess it is a common one. Hmmm, I also dislike the word pamper. And moist.


  85. ummmm I like to think all mine are rational! hahaa. Erm, maybe when my husband stacks the dishes on the island counter in the kitchen instead of the sink ^_^

  86. Tights or nylons! I can’t stand the feeling on my legs. It’s too bad though because they can be so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

  87. 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.

  88. 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. :)

  89. I don’t like when people clip their nails in public. Yuck!

  90. listening to people eat!

  91. if someone breathes loudly. (I’m gonna read all the comments now. fun idea!) corne.lia.roehrer (at)

  92. I am annoyed by people who chew with their mouth’s full. Gross!

  93. 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

  94. 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?

  95. 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

  96. I hate people who don’t take decisions quickly.

  97. Using the wrong version of ‘to’ – and lose/loose! They really bug me :-)

  98. I don’t like people wearing pajamas and slippers to the store…really get dressed….

  99. Feet touching me, especially in bed, can’t stand it. People talking near food I am eating, I always imagine they may be flinging tiny drops of saliva onto my food. Love the cardigan. Thanks,

  100. 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.

  101. 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. ;)


  102. I hate it when my hands feel dry. HATE. IT.

  103. I hate clocks or watches that tick! Seriously people,why would I want to hear the seconds pass by?!

  104. The sound of cockroaches being squashed – just can’t cope at all with it.

  105. 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…😝

  106. 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.

  107. the sound of chewing for me…which is unfortunate because my husband seems to be a particularly loud chewer haha

  108. I can’t stand eating at a messy table. And I can’t sew when the room I am in is messy either. Otherwise the mess doesn’t bother me (much) :)

  109. Dessicated coconut!

  110. I can’t stand my husband’s snoring. Wish I could muzzle him at night lol! It’s been 12 long years hahaha!

  111. fruit in salads…and looking at someone who is cleaning…

    eefdelhaye(at) hotmail…

  112. Touching pet food with my hands. Can’t bear it!!

  113. shredded coconut

  114. cockroaches! is that irrational? i will wake my husband up on father’s day if there is one in the house. ick!

  115. 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

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

  117. 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!

  118. I have an irrational dislike of people who think they are smarter than me…ummm, hello! I am practically perfect in every way. ;)

  119. 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!

  120. irrational dislike, don’t like someone talk to me when i’m doing dessert, specially the difficult one. Thanks

  121. Mashed potatoes, no real reason just can’t eat them. Thanks for the chance to win.

  122. I hate working out next to someone when there are open machines further away.

  123. 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

  124. I hate the incessant sounding “twinkle twinkle little star” music my DD s new toy makes.

  125. I hate when I just come to shop and sales person asking me “What can I help you”

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

  127. 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…

  128. people who bite their fork when they’re eating

  129. I see nothing irrational about not liking purple or nuts in baked goods. ;) I dislike rabbits.
    brooke at richardchurch dot com

  130. I don’t like the smell of a sneeze…it’s gross because you’re really just breathing what was sneezed out.

  131. mushrooms! I don’t eat fungus.

  132. I can’t stand melted cheese, leave it in its natural state!

  133. Blowdrying my hair.

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  135. The color blue. And warm pop. Yuck.
    peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

  136. My most irrational dislike–hmmm…people who say the word “supposably” and “excetera”!

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

  138. 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

  139. 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.

  140. What a cute pattern! I kind of don’t really like Halloween. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  141. Anonymous says:

    the feel of crushed velvet


  142. 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 :)

  143. 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.

  144. I have an irrational dislike of Jim Carrey…except when he is acting in a serious role.

    Thank you for the chance to win.

  145. I wont eat pickles but love cucumbers.

  146. Mouth breathing, whether I’m doing it or listening to someone else do it, I can’t stand it!

  147. I strongly dislike cilantro – can’t stand it.

  148. 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

  149. Great question! I can’t stand roomtemperature water, water has to be chilly to drink!

  150. Bad grammar! (Ug now I’ve admitted to that I’d better be extra specially careful with what I post on my blog eh?!)

  151. Someone making random, constant noises while you’re trying to watch tv or someting.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  152. I hate having lunch with someone eating with his/her mouth open so you can see all that semi-smashed food inside.

  153. I cant stand the texture of mushrooms in my mouth – totally irrational!thanks

  154. Carrots!

  155. I have an irrational dislike of plastic tablecloths. They really creep me out.

  156. 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

  157. I dislike people walking without shoes and also without socks in my home.

  158. The elf on the shelf….hmmm not sure that is irrational. :)

  159. Cotton balls, especially in pill bottles. Makes my skin crawl!

  160. Humming in the car, drives me crazy eatkin85(at)yahoo(dot)com

  161. people chewing with their mouths open


  162. 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:

  163. Soup. I eat it but I am just not a fan. Weird. Thanks for the giveaway!

  164. I have an irrational fear of noise. :(

  165. I don’t like bread soggy at all, so no mayo on anything. Thanks for chance to win.

  166. 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!


  167. Anonymous says:

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

  168. 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.

  169. Dryer sheets. I hate the smell, I hate how they make my clothes feel, and I most of all hate how they make my skin itchy.

  170. The name Gretchen, it’s the sound the ‘tch’ makes that is unappealing

  171. Brussel Sprouts! Can’t stand to even look at them. Thanks for the giveaway!

  172. I hate car washes. It is the only place I get claustrophobic.

  173. 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….

  174. Cute cardigan pattern! Thanks for the chance to be in to win it. :-)

    I hate spiders. Ugh. *shudder*

  175. pigeons! aka ‘rats with wings’

  176. 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 :)

  177. When someone touches my feet, i dont dislike it i hate it…weird i know!

  178. mushrooms… they make me feel like I’m eating dirt.

  179. People driving in the left lane -on it’s for passing only people! Sorry, rant over; I’d love to try tour pattern since I’ve seen it everywhere and so many nice reviews.

  180. 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!!!

  181. 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 :)

  182. Polystyrene, it makes my teeth go on edge like nails on a blackboard! I have goosebumps just writing about it lol.

  183. Pruney skin from the bath. ugh. Thanks for the chance!

  184. ooh, i’d love to win :) hmm… this week, it’s been driving me a bit batty every time someone asks, “can i ask you a question?” ;)

  185. 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!

  186. 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?”

  187. Soggy Cereal, yuk.

  188. 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!

  189. clustered circles gives me the creeps

  190. leaving the clothes-drying rack up with just a few dry items on it! Ugh – annoying!
    mandiprout80 @ gmail dot com

  191. Sharing milk. Or yogurt. ICK.

  192. I can’t stand it when dresser drawers are left open. It drives me crazy.

  193. mess. I can’t abide mess. Unfortunate really, given I have two kids and sewing for a hobby.

  194. 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!

  195. 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!

  196. I hate it when people announce something gross their kid just did on Facebook. I’m usually checking FB over breakfast…

  197. I hate it when my husband plays with his wedding ring…like nails on a chalkboard to me!

  198. The fastest way to drive me nuts is to leave cabinet doors or drawers open. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  199. Mine would be the color chartreuse and my husband leaving the dish rag a sopping wet mess in the sink. Thanks for the chance to win!

  200. 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!

  201. My food touching! :-) My kids tease me about it. thanks for the giveaway. I have several cutie-patooties to sew for.

  202. 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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