Crochet Crowd, Vanna White
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Mikey, Vanna White
Vanna White meets Michael Sellick, Daniel Zondervan of The Crochet Crowd.

Have you ever been star struck? If you have been, you will totally relate to the inside story I am about to share with you.

The Crochet Crowd officially joined marketing forces with Lion Brand Yarns on January 1st, 2014. Together with Lion Brand, we are sharing our love for yarn and yarn creativity together.

Vanna White is a spokesperson of Lion Brand Yarns. It’s a big ‘to do’ when she shows up at the Craft & Hobby Association. Lion Brand hosts a fashion show that Vanna participates with.

Having joined in on the yarn fun with Lion Brand, we knew there would be a strong possibility of meeting Vanna. Knowing this in advance, I vowed to myself to be intelligent, confident and say something smart. I will just say… it was everything that I was trying to avoid.

Minutes before meeting Vanna, I found out she was in the building by a friend. I am like… I’m just going to casually walk by and say… Wooo hooo to Vanna! haha… You can tell my execution of my plan is poorly thought out and I am doomed to fail. HAHA… I am laughing as I type this.

I went to the Lion Brand Booth and there she was… but her back was to me… So I hadn’t seen her face. Cameras were out and she was meeting people. I turned to Jack Blumenthal, co-owner of Lion Brand, and asked him if an introduction to Vanna would be possible. Without any notice, Jack immediately called to Vanna as I was pretty close to her and her back was still to me. She turned and Jack did a very quick introduction. Jack says, “You tell her about you!”

Though Jack doesn’t know this or anyone… all that was going through my head was the sound of Porky Pig, “ba deep, ba deep, b’ we’ll that’s all folks!” Once I had the image of myself sounding like Porky Pig, I was going down the steepest curve of a roller coaster and trust me… I went down hill fast that I could feel the wind blowing up my cheeks gritting at my own star struck humiliation.

I was like… OMG… Vanna is within 2 feet of my face and shaking my hand. I just completely froze up and managed to say my name and say that I teach crochet on YouTube but stumbled through it all. I admitted, “Yes… I’m that bumbling fan you so love to meet!” She naturally smiles and says “ahhh” with a sympathetic tone. I had no idea what to say to her.

So I was like talking in tonques making absolutely no sense, and it suddenly occurred to me to call in Diva Dan. Diva Dan comes prancing over and handles himself like the Queen of England. Everything but the curtsy and man… With Diva Dan being so calm… I felt like I turned into Wylie Coyote, I had run off the edge holding and anvil. I look back and see Vanna and Diva Dan say “Meep Meep”… and there I go flying down into the canyon landing with a poof and a cloud of smoke!

So this photo was taken of us. I think my face was frozen in a smile and my eyes are glazed like Krispy Kreme Donuts!

So my entire few minutes with Vanna turned completely into a Looney Tunes Moment in my brain. I am laughing now, but I am sure if I ran into her again tomorrow, I would be Goofy going down the ski slope screaming YAHOOOOOOO-EY! haha

Just keeping my blog real! This is what really happened!

0 thoughts on “Mikey The Star Struck Fool Meets Vanna White

  1. Funny story….love it! I’m sure she’s used to fans getting tongue tied; now the next time it happens with one of your fans, you will know how they feel….hahahahahahahahaha
    I’ve met Interior Designer, Vern Yip and you and Dan of course…and my first boyfriend when I was 18 was a celebrity so I guess I don’t get tongue tied…not sure what celebrity would make me get tongue tied. Maybe Channing Tatum would or Mario Lopez but I generally don’t get star struck but never say never…it could still happen someday…;)

  2. Buahhahahaaa that’s too funny Mikey. Well, there you go eh? So no other chance to talk to her? She’s probably gone home and looked you up and said, “Wow” that guy is a really amazing Crocheter, teacher and He is ALL OVER YOU TUBE!!- I wished I had been able to talked to him more”!! So don’t feel bad- maybe she will e-mail you soon eh?

    Thank goodness Diva Dan stepped up and wiped the drool off of your face!!
    Thanks for “keeping it real Mikey!”

    • Hey Mikey- any chance of you doing some entrelac crochet scarf tutorials? I am really struggling with getting one started…thanks,

  3. I am so happy for you and Diva Dan to have met Vanna White and also congrats on teaming up with Lion Brand yarn. I think now with you using both popular name brand yarns (Red Heart and Lion Brand), there is no stopping you.

  4. Mikey, you really are a riot! I admire you so much that I’m sure that if I ever have the opportunity to meet you, I will be just as star-struck as you were. Isn’t it amazing what nasty tricks our brains can play on us?

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