Thursday, June 21, 2012

Uncle Sam and a Chick Named Elvis.....

Oh stop already! It's not what you think!!  But you should know by now that me and titles don't mesh on Mondays....or Thursdays.

You see.....the story goes like this.....

My lil' raggedy blog buddy, Angie, has a sister named Farmer Kim.  And Farmer Kim had a chick.  (Here a chick, there a chick, everywhere a chick, chick...)
Sorry....
Anyways, Kim's chick was nameless....(not to be confused with the horse with no name....that's a different story and another post....)
So, a while back, Angie and Kim teamed up for a truly fun giveaway.  Angie posted photos of Farmer Kim's darling, nameless, lil' chick, and asked for name suggestions.   Angie then sent the name suggestions on to Farmer Kim and Farmer Kim and Mister Farmer Kim chose the name they liked best.

And, YEAH!! They chose my name.....well, not "my" name, but the name I suggested.

You guessed it....Elvis!

Come on.....doesn't he look like an Elvis to you????

Look at that pose, and that jaunty hip.....

 Those eyes.....those cheeks.....
Swoon.....

;o)

So, on with the story.....The winner got to choose between one of Angie's gorgeous hand-painted swans:


Or one of her ginormous (as in 56" of ginormous) Uncle Sams.....It was a tough, tough, choice, but I went with Sam.  After all, "A Painted Swan and a Chick Named Elvis" just doesn't have the same ring to it.... ;o)



  
The lucky winner (that would be me) also received a year subscription to Folk magazine..... :o)))) YES! (I swear I am the only person who has yet to see an actual copy of this magazine...)


So, that's the story of Uncle Sam and a chick named Elvis.  

Thanks so much Sweet Raggedy Angie (and Farmer Kim and the folks at Folk)!!! I LOVE Sam (and Elvis) and can't wait to spend some quality time with "Folk."  You, dear Raggedy, know how to keep things fun.....Give some lovin' to Elvis for me.....

32 comments:

old crow said...

Robin, Elvis is perfect! Congrats on your lucky win!! Wow, amazing choices!! You will love FOLK magazine, beautiful photograpy and stories, and yummy recipes!! Your'e posts always make me smile!
Enjoy your Uncle Sam!
Hugs, Mona

Woman Seeking Center said...

That chick has blue suede shoes and swivel-hips written all over him! GREAT name Crow! Congrats on the impressive USam.

And perhaps you are one of only two (I've yet to see it myself).

And now I have horse with no name playing on perma-loop in my mind roflmao ....

Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives said...

The winner couldnt have been a better egg (get it ? No ? Well give me a break... its hotter than Satan's living room in Pa right now and my funny brain is broken).
Hugs,
Margie

Nicole said...

Congrats on the win. Elvis is so cute! I need to read Folk magazine, it looks good!!

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

If you look closely, that chick has a slight sneer in his lip...er, beak.Love both choices--Uncle Sam is HUGE!! (But he always has been a man of great stature!) ---And now, I AM THE ONLY PERSON ON EARTH THAT HASN'T SEEN FOLK!! :(---Jan

Misi said...

Wowzers whata perfect name for that chickie! ** ELVIS** It really fits him!
Congrats on winning those awesome prizes!
{{HUGS}}

annie said...

Love her work! Chicks rule!

Primitive Stars said...

Hello,sweet little Elvis. Thats a hard one, both giveaway gifts are wonderful. Blessings Francine.

laurie said...

oh my gosh what a prize, great name too!!!The swan is beautiful as well, you are a lucky woman!!

Thank-you so much for the kind words today, I wasn't going to say anything on my blog but I'm glad I did, so much support from good friends,

Karen - My Colonial Home said...

Oh Robin you have been the luckiest blogger out there the past few months...you are winning and winning...good for you.
I would have picked the same gift...who can turn down an adorable Uncle Sam.
Love your choice of a name for the Chick...and he's so cute.

Karen

Sheila said...

The heat must be getting to you today or ya got something in your tea?! lol
Anyway, congrats on the win lucky crow that you are. Just to confirm that you are NOT the only one who has never seen a FOLK magazine, add my name to the list!
ok, it's back to work for me.
take care~

bettyj said...

Lucky Win! Being from Tennessee, I think Elvis is great! BTW How did you not choose that marvelous swan? Just asking.lol

Me and My Stitches said...

Too funny! Only you! Congrats on a great win...and congrats to Elvis on getting such a cool name.

Ann said...

I have one of Angie's swans and just love it. The way that she sewed it is wonderful - the neck bends just so. Sorry, you chose Uncle Sam and I'm going on about the swan!!LOL. One more thing, Shadow carries the swan around the house by the neck - silly cat, I do believe that he thought he'd killed a bird.

So what do you think of Folk? I haven't seen it either, would love a review after you've read it. ~Ann

Mary said...

Congrats Robin on your win..My first dog's name was Elvis Astro..not my choice..my husband's idea. I'm still waiting for my first issue of Folk magazine. Can't wait to get it.

Anna said...

Hello, I love it! The name Elvis is so cute for such a little cutie. I am sorry I missed the give-a-way. Congrats! Hugs, Anna

Penny said...

Congrats on your win.... Elvis is a great name for that hip-swingin' chick, and Sam was a great choice for your prize!
And no, Robin, you are not the only one who has never seen a copy of Folk magazine!! I've yet to see one.... I'm guessing they don't sell them in these parts!!
Have a good Friday and a happy weekend.... we are sizzling here on the east coast....hope you're having cooler weather there in Nod... :)

prims by olde lady morgan said...

WHOOHOO!!! Congrats to you Robin!!! That Uncle Sam is huge!!! OLM

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

Hee hee Elvis for sure!!

outjunking said...

Congrats to you and a chick named Elvis.

marly said...

Congratulations on a fabulous prize. What a darling little chicky.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Yep I agree ~ Elvis is a great name for the chick!!!
Congrats on your huge win!!!
Folk ~ I like that magazine and so happy Barnes and Noble carry it now!
Enjoy your read!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Shirlee said...

Congratulations Robin! I guess I am now perhaps the only person who has yet to see a copy of that magazine. I don't even think I've heard of it before ... lol! I live an isolated life here in the devil's playground.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Congrats on the win, you have the luck of a chick dating Elvis, and hanging out with Uncle Sam, lol. Now go and buy a lottery ticket.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Vicki said...

Elvis is just TOO cute!

Vicky said...

I LOVE his name! His pose was perfect although he was lacking a bit in the shiny jewels!! Love the story....you always make me smile! And great choice on the Sam! Angie outdid herself with him!
}}Hugs{{
Vicky

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Great name for a sweet chick! I haven't seen that mag yet...gotta get searching! Glad to hear from you, my dear blog friend!! I have been way too engulfed in the job front, so I'm only really back to blogging like I should! Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs,
Courtney

Kim said...

That little Elvis sure is a hunk of burning love! Sweet.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

congrats on the win~ Elvis is so precious & wonderful goodies from Angie~ Great Magazine subscription~
enjoy~
smiles
Teresa

Joy Tilton said...

I love Uncle Sam... I'd have chosen him too! Enjoyed my visit this morning, think I found you from Jayme's Coopkeeper blog but once you start "hopping" you never know how you got there! Come visit me on top of Granny Mountain...

frontporchprims said...

I was so happy you won that fun giveaway. I am glad you chose the Sam. It's just right for the Holiday. Hope you have a ton of relaxing fun reading your new magazines. -Steph-

A Primitive Homestead said...

Elvis is so cute. Lucky you. What a wonderful Uncle Sam. Congrats! Blessings!
Lara