Wednesday, July 22, 2009

And the winners are...

Come on in! It's finally time to pick the winners for the giveaways! I have to apologize. I'm afraid that I might have the world's record for the longest time taken to pick winners for a giveaway. July has just gotten away from me and is much busier than I thought it was going to be. I'm really sorry.

I promise to contact all winners by the end of the week. And I'll put the presents in the mail this weekend...

So here we go...
Not being so good on the technology front, I printed all comments and emails to randomly pick. My trusty assistant (my youngest son) did the picking for me.

Drumroll for Giveaway #3 - The Heart's Content silk gauze kit. And the winner is:

Mandy of Fiddlestix Studios!!! Oh my goodness! Mandy, you better go buy a lottery ticket right away! Mandy just won a giveaway from the talented Lori of Notforgotten Farm just yesterday! It's your lucky week! Congratulations!

Before I tell you the winner of Giveaway #2, the tomato pincushion and strawberry emery, I decided to have two winners for this giveaway. Not everyone put in their guess for my total strawberry harvest, so we will have one winner for the closest strawberry weight and one random winner!
Our random winner is:

Julie of Julie's Keepsakes! Congratulations Julie!
And for guessing the weight of my little strawberry crop...
I added up all of my pickings and it came to a total of 13 pounds and 9 ounces! ( I can assure you that we enjoyed eating each and every berry :) )
The closest guess was 12 and a half pounds from:
Cookie of Curds & Whey!!! Congratulations Cookie!
And finally the final drawing for the three little strawberries:

Sherry another talented cross stitcher! Congratulations Sherry!
I will get in touch with each of you before the weekend and will get those packages out ASAP!

I really wish that I could send a little something to each and every one of you! Your sweet and thoughtful comments always brighten my days. I've enjoyed my year of blogging more than I could have imagined. It makes me look at life and the world around me with new eyes. And I realize that this world truly is filled with kind and loving people.
"Come and find the quiet center in the crowded life we lead,
find the room for hope to enter, find the frame where we are
Clear the chaos and the clutter, clear our eyes that we can see
All the things that really matter, Be at peace and simply be."
-Shirley Erena Murray
Blessings, Patti


primitivebettys said...

Big congrats to the lucky winners! :)

fiddlestixstudios said...

Oh My Word!!!YAY!I can't even believe it!Thank you,Patti!My mom said exactly the same thing"You need to go buy a lottery ticket!"I just might have to do that!Congrats to everyone!It's really neat,because in the last month or so,I've REALLY gotten back into cross~stitching.Thanks for having such a generous giveaway,Patti!
Big Hugs:-),

Doreen said...

Congratulations to the winners....& I'm so happy for Mandy!!!! She's such a sweetie, she deserves it!


Tina said...

Yay, hurray to the winners. How fun.

Cookie said...


THANKS SO MUCH, SWEET FRIEND. I'M SO PUMPED (can't you tell by the upper case? hahahaha)

I really am jumping for joy!