Let's Give it up for the Giveaway!!

Friday, October 14, 2011 8 Comments »
Aren’t giveaways fun? We all enjoy a contest and the thrill of winning, but there’s a lot to be said for giving as well.

There were 100 comments posted on my giveaway blog. Some were from old friends, but the vast majority were from people I didn’t know.

Some of you are from my home state of Pennsylvania, but you're also from Florida, Maine, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Colorado, Texas, Idaho, California, Oregon, and Wisconsin, to name a few.  Many of you live in far-away places:  Canada, British Columbia, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Sri Lanka. 

You are a mix of young and seasoned, grand/great grandparents, parents, workers, retirees, singles, marrieds, knitters, scrapbookers, gardeners, ranch hands, avid readers, city dwellers, country folk, and denizens of the beach. You have dogs, cats, chickens, cows and horses.

We even had our requisite male quilter (hi, Gene!). Some of you have been quilting for years and years; others for just a few months.

Many of you have blogs of your own, and I visited every single one. Wow, what a talented group you are! Such great ideas and such beautiful quilts! You are funny, you are thoughtful, you are sharing, but most of all you love to quilt. It has been a pleasure peeking into your corner of the universe!

I printed out all of your comments.
I sliced across the pages until I had 100 slips of paper, each with a separate comment.  I made extra slips for those of you who also posted about my giveaway on your blog.

While I was waiting for my painfully slow computer to download and install Windows Updates, I folded each and every one of those slips of paper into eighths.

Then I put them in a big old plastic dough bucket and shook it like crazy.

I’m not a hat person, so I took the hood from my winter coat & dumped the slips in there. Why the hood? Since Junior was doing the picking, I thought he might appreciate a something that looked like it was trimmed in squirrel (or maybe even groundhog).

Anyway, I put a piece of sticky tape on Junior’s paw, he put his paw in the hat, and came up with……………

Michele!!!!  Michele is from Florida.  She's a stay at home mom, with 2 boys, and has a blog called IslandLife Quilts.  Her comment said:

Winning a copy of this book would be great!  You ordering two copies was a happy accident for visitors to your blog :-)  Using Jelly Rolls saves lots of time and cutting....I don't like cutting...and they are just nice to look at before you take them apart!!  I have a few in a basket in my dining room :-)

I'll be sending Michele an email to get her mailing address; the book and rulers should be on their way to her next week.

Thanks so much to ALL of you for stopping by!  I've enjoyed meeting you, and will continue to pop in on your blogs.  I sure hope you'll pop in on mine every once in a while.


Anonymous said...

Congrats Michelle! I can't believe you print, cut and folded every entry...way to go! I'm all over =)

Denise :) said...

LOL -- I'm with Anita! Congrats to Michelle! :)

regan said...

Thanks for having the giveaway Pat! And of course, I'll be popping back to your blog! I have found (and actually met!) so many bloggers with quilty feels like a giant family! Yay for blogging!

Bobbi said...

I need to have a word with Junior.

Denise in PA said...

Wow, you really went to a lot of trouble! It was very scientific and I am very impressed! LOLOL! Hope to see you Tuesday!

Rosa said...

Congratulastions to Michelle and thanks for the giveaway.

Michele said...

Wow! Thanks Junior! I'm thrilled to have won! That was the most fun way to do a giveaway that I've ever seen :-) Thanks so much Pat :-) My jelly rolls are ready!

Quilt Hollow said...

How fun! Cute helper!!!