I am not a crook!

Last day!  If you’re here to make a comment and enter the 2011 Flag Day Giveaway, you need to do it on the post dated June 14 HERE.  Comments made on this post are not eligible for the drawing!

I don’t even think I’m a flaker.  That’s what we call someone who doesn’t follow through with a commitment for a swap or, in my case, a blog hop.  This week was just too busy for me to create anything worthy of hop visitors, so I backed out of the Stampin’ Addicts Retiring Sets Hop a few days ago.  (Real flaking is when you don’t let anyone know ahead of time, you just don’t do it and then typically avoid talking to the organizer who is frantically trying to find out what happened to you.  My insurance agent told me that when they show up for an appointment and no one answers the door, they call that being “porched”!)

Even though I’m not on the hop (and I do feel bad about that!), I do have one card, made earlier this month at camp, that features the retiring set Sock Monkey.  True to my experience, some people loved the card and some were creeped out by the monkey.

Did you know that, according to answers.com, John Nelson of Rockford, Illinois is credited with inventing the sock monkey?  He invented the seamless sock knitting machine, as well as the red heel sock, and was granted a patent in 1955.  The sock monkey seems to be more popular than ever; we saw a display of SMs and accessories at a shop when we were in Indiana a few weeks ago.

So even though I’m not part of the hop, please jump in!  You can find the complete list of blogs here.

Debra Burgin 1106 CH Sock MonkeyStamps:  Sock Monkey (retiring!), Heard from the Heart

Ink:  StazOn Jet Black, assorted Watercolor Wonder Crayons

Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Designer Series Paper Pack — In Color (Hostess), Tempting Turquoise, Shimmery White, Patterns DSP Stack (Brights)

Other:  Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2 die, Circles #2 die, Aqua Painter, Designer Button (Brights), embroidery floss, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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