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