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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

And the Winner Is ...


Well, this drawing drew in more folks than I ever would have imagined.  There were an astounding 77 comments on that post, which I realize however may be small potatoes to some of you, and a total of 63 entrants.  Among those 63 people there were a grand total of 152 separate entries in the give-away.  


I am especially grateful for those of you who have stuck around and continue to read and comment.  I hope I am getting around to all of your blogs.  I am trying, anyway, and I have found some great ones.  And really, that is what this was about, getting to know more of you wonderful fellow bloggers.

With 152 entries, #2 and I decided to assign each entry a ticket, which took a while longer than one may think!  Tickets assigned, they were put into a 40 oz peanut butter jar that had been finished off and washed out just last week (fabulous timing!).  Now, I must admit that #2 decided to do practice drawings all afternoon, letting me know who won each dry run.  I won't sport with your feelings by letting you know the outcome of those drawings.  

At 8:00 we checked my email to make sure there were no stragglers.  #2 held the tub while I pulled out Ticket # 286 677.  We checked our list to find that number belonged to a fellow knitter ...  Annette at The Lyon's Tale!!!  Congratulations, Annette.  I will be in touch about where to send your purse and chocolate.

If any of you have not been over to The Lyon's Tale, please go check it out.  Annette is an LDS fiction author, and she's lately been blogging about her journey to publication.  It is fascinating to read.  I also appreciate that Annette is one of those girls who signed up for the give-away but has returned and become a genuine reader, always with a comment or an email.  

Thanks, Annette!  Thanks, everyone!

16 fishy comments:

Erin said...

Congrats to Annette! How fun.

And Happy Birthday again! :)

the letter Bee said...

Yay! Congratulations Annette!

Mel said...

Hooray Annette!!!

Annette Lyon said...

Yay!!!! I can't believe I actually won!!! Now I can't stop using exclamation points!!!

Thanks for the contest--I'm glad I found you through it. And thanks for the linky love. :)

Shauna said...

Congrats to Annette :) ♥ Hugs!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Congrats Annette! Honest, I'm not the least not bitter. I didn't even enter. bwaahhaaa! (okay, sorry,that was lame)

Lara said...

Congrats to Annette! Couldn't happen to a better person.

Heatherlyn said...

Mina, I have a bloggy award for you on my most recent post. I'm finally getting around to passing on my awards. Except the one you just gave me. It's so hard to decide who to pass that on to. There are some wonderful bloggers out there.

But I have two 1/2 that I gave to you. :)

Rhonda said...

Fun times. Congrats to Annette. I have to go now and check out her blog link you left here! Ciao.

Jillene said...

Congrats to Annette!!

clan of the cave hair said...

yeah for annette! I see her comments everywhere,but I'm ashamed to admit, I've not yet made it over to her blog. On my way now!

blogismycopilot said...

cute purse! Handmade prizes are really neat, it shows the love you have for your bloggy friends.
I'm coming out of lurker status to launch my new project at Blog is My CoPilot...be on the look out for "Official Co-Pilot" awards coming soon to a blog near you.

Melissa said...

Congratulations Annette!!

Better luck for me next time, but I'm still sticking around....you = funny.

Tink said...

Yay! And what better person would appreciate such a gift than a fellow knitter! Congrats Annette!

Becky said...

Go Annette! You deserve it.

Melanie J said...

Yay for Annette! She's a totally generous chica and deserves it!