Heidi has a brand new baby! Born on Ali's birthday! It's no secret that I think April babies are some of the best. ; ) It's been nearly 15 years since I brought my last baby home, but I still remember that dreamy, drowsy, cuddly first week -- all warm and fuzzy. Aw, Heidi, congratulations -- enjoy your new family.
Another April baby -- and one of my favorite west coast bloggers -- is having a birthday today! Happy Birthday, Celia!! (What did I say about April's best???)
Okay. Ooops! That, my friends, is a picture that is 15 pixels wide, not 150 (as intended and like the udderly cool cow). But look -- you can still *click for big*! There recently landed two copies of Mason-Dixon Knitting on my doorstep here in America's Dairyland! One of them, autographed for me by the authors and one of the photographers (very rare, I'm sure), arrived in a bovine-decorated package from a friend in the east. She had to spill the beans that she was having one signed for me when we were talking one day and I'd casually mentioned the new MDK book that had just arrived in the mail! ; )
(That's better!) As you may know, April is just a celebratory month around here by nature, with all the birthdays and whatnot, and this year we're celebrating extra-big because Katie returns, right at the end of "the season," from her study stint in the U.K. and the continental tour (I just love to say "continental tour") and just after celebrating her own 21st birthday in Munich. In honor of the inter- and trans-continental connections of Mason-Dixon, Dairyland, U.K. and Europe, homecomings, birthdays, candles, cake, beer, dishcloth cotton, and my 2.8-lb. loss yesterday, I'm giving away the extra book! (I'd give it away even if I'd gained, but you know, it's worth extra celebration that the jeans aren't cutting off my circulation anymore, even with the birthday cakes, jelly beans and malted milk eggs of the last week!) Not exactly fragile, I think the package will need some padding, if you get my drift. It's very simple really, all you need to do is:
1. To be eligible, send me an email (vknitorious (at) yahoo (dot) com) by 5:00 p.m. CST (I think that's 6:00 in the east, 3:00 in the west, 4:00 in the mountains) on Monday, April 24th, with your name/email/blog (if applicable) and the words "Udderly Cool" in the subject line.
That's all there is to it! Katie -- my random number generator -- will arrive home Monday night, April 24th, and I'll announce the winner on Tuesday morning!