Sunday, November 01, 2009

And the winner is...

...everyone who supports handmade! ;)

Seriously though, I want to announce the winner to my I-am-on-Artfire Giveaway! Bet you thought I'd forgotten, didn't you? I guess that's understandable given how extra flakey (like my pie crusts) I have been lately.

I hate it when I make it hard on myself, but I had to go through all my postings for September and October and count up how many times each entrant for the giveaway had commented.

Wendy (Athena Academy) led the pack with 16 comments, followed closely by Blonde Duck (A Duck in Her Pond) with 14, and Michelle (Chocolate and Marmalade Tea) with 12. Anyone who commented at all during that 2 month period were given an entry, and because Michelle (Blog of the Soap Pixie) had so many comments, I gave her 5 entries just for the halibut. ;) I differentiated between the 2 Michelles as "Michelle Q" for mommy of Quincy (the cutest cat ever!), and "Michelle P" for Pixie!After printing all the names out, I cut them into strips. Boy, do I love my paper cutter:Then, I tossed all the names into our little plastic jack-o-lantern, and swirled them about:I had ds#2 reach in with his tiny hands (at age 11, his hands are still a bit smaller than mine), and pull out the winner:Statistically, you'd think those three with the most comments would have really good chances of winning this. But, here you are. Congratulations, Anne-Marie (Soap and the Finer Things in Life)!! I will be sending you this bone-bead:And just for fun, I had ds#2 pull a runner-up name (alas, stupid me forgot to take a photo), which turned out to be Michelle P! So, Michelle, I will have a little surprise for you soon. :)

Thanks to all for entering, but, more importantly, thanks mega-bunches to you for gracing my blog with your presence and leaving me comment love!! I really appreciate all of you!

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams

19 comments:

LynnAnne said...

I keep thinking that all of you experienced bloggers have some "trick" or "method" that makes doing a give away very easy. Another myth shattered. This looks complicated!

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

yay congrats Ann-Marie!!!

TeresaR said...

LynnAnne, actually, normally, it's pretty easy to choose a winner using Random.org to pick a random number, but I made it hard on myself by having to count multiple entries from all over the blog. ;} I'm definitely going to go about it another way, or my old way, next time!

Burnt Mill, I'm glad she won too...but I'd be glad if any of you won! =)

Anne-Marie said...

Yay! What a great surprise. Thank you so much. My little niece dog Samantha (Boxer!) will sure like the bead too (ha ha).

Thank you!

PS - I use random.org too. It's definitely convenient.

Michelle said...

thank you T! You are so cute. You have the most creative mind. Such a great way to do a drawing. I'm officially a stalker. LOL!

Wendy Hawksley said...

Congratulations to Anne-Marie!

Teresa, I love your blog and the really cool handmade stuff you show. Right now I'm not in a position to buy as much as I would like (still paying a mortgage AND the military is NOT paying us our BAH, because we live in base housing, so we're paying for 2 homes), but as soon as I can, I'm going to be shop-shop-shopping at tons of fabulous Etsy and Artfire shops (including yours!), and buying some of the nifty handmade stuff you have raved about on your blog.

I hope there will be more bone beads in the near future. LOL

TeresaR said...

Anne-Marie, I actually thought about your little doggie-niece when ds#2 drew your name! :)

Michelle, good to hear from you! I need to email you with a question. Hope your weekend was nice!

Wendy, I hear ya; you know making things yourself is as good as buying others' homemade stuff...even better when you're on a tight budget! I really thought, given how many entries you had, you would be a total shoo-in. Probability - it's not a sure thing! Oooh, that'd make a great bumper sticker for nerds like me. ;)

Under the Willow gifts... said...

Congrats to Anne-Marie! She now needs to play the lottery...she's on a roll!

TeresaR said...

Carrie, LOL...isn't that the truth?!

Ilona said...

I even like your pic of the cut up snips of paper :) The cute little bone bead is darling :)

Michelle said...

Hey T. I'm missing FB. Totally losing touch here. I'm thinking I need to get back to it so I can chat with you every day :)

egassner said...

Oh, you're flaking cannot compare to my flaking! Lol. One of these day's I'll be able to remember to do things!
And congrats to AM. That is a super cute bone bead...I might have to hop over to the ArtFire shop!

The Blonde Duck said...

Congrats to the winner!!!

TeresaR said...

Ilona, that's so sweet of you...thank you! =)

Michelle, I miss chatting with you on FB too!

Elizabeth, at least you can blame being sleep deprived from having a baby; I'm just going senile before my time. Ack!

Blonde Duck, :) Anne-Marie's been having terrific luck lately!

Allison said...

Your method for picking a winner is SO MUCH MORE FUN than a name generator html-thingy!!!!

missbmckay said...

How fun! I think I'll stop by random.org to check that out for my blog. We did the old fashioned way too. Just a lot of fun for my kids to get to pick. This bead is adorable too.

Firefly mom said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Teri said...

I like that bone bead. Cool.

Michelle said...

Oh man..you definitely made it hard on yourself. LOL! God, still catching up on blogs. My "real" life has taken over me and I'm missing out! I love that you call me Michelle Q. Little Quincy has been adorable and loving lately. I made a video but I'm almost too embarrassed to put it up because I sound like a way overly, protective, doting mom. LOL! Okay, maybe I will tonight. LOL!