Friday, January 16

The winner of the "Whirl into Winter Giveaway"!

Ah, the suspense was rising as I put the final names in the bucket - something like 400 of them - and I am totally, awesomely pleased with all the comments I received! I did a "collapse comments" that gave me names only and did a copy and paste to Word and then printed out sheets with the names on them. That way no name was missed so everyone's name made it into the bucket.

I called to my husband that the time had come to "lend a hand" for the big drawing. That's his hands after he dumped the comments on the carpet to give them a good "salad mix" like he has done in past drawings. Kaiser was watching and must have thought it was food because in an instant he ran in and scarfed up one of the names between his teeth and took off. Steve yelled "stop" and I grabbed Kaiser and opened his mouth to remove the name. He was not wanting to let go of it but I wasn't going to let him eat it. I won and the name went in the bucket to be mixed with all the others.


This is how unhappy Kaiser was that he couldn't eat the paper strip(that's not a bag of garbage behind him - it's the bag for the fake snow).


SO, the name.................drum roll that can be heard round the world...............And the winner of my "Snowflake Surprise" in the "Whirl into Winter Giveaway" is ..........
.........edited......... looks like we'll have to contact another winner as I have not heard from the name that my husband drew out of the Snowman bucket..........back in an hour with another name........decided that I will announce the name when I hear from the person I e-mailed and left a comment on her blog. That person has until 2:00 CST on Monday to reply. And I have her reply.........The winner is the "NeedledMom"!!!
I have left a comment on her blog and I await a reply as alternate names were drawn in case she does not contact me by midnight Saturday!! Sadly, I must report that the first name drawn did not have any way to contact and so I could not declare her a winner. If you do not have a blog or don't have your e-mail in your profile, there is no way for us to contact you if you win or leave a lovely comment on our blogs to which we wish to reply. I mentioned in a previous post that Purple and Paisely did a great piece on how to add e-mail to your profile and here's the link again - AddingE-MailLinkToProfile. I received a message of thanks from someone who followed "T's" instructions and was very happy to learn how to do this. Check it out so you can get connected with all this blogging fun!!
Okay, so if you didn't win this Giveaway, well......I have another one coming up the first two days of February. The idea came to me last night...........think hearts, roses and Valentines, Groundhog Day and winter and come back on January 31st to learn all the details. The "Hearts and Roses Giveaway" will run from 12:00 a.m. February 1st to midnight February 2nd. I love doing this stuff. :-)
Have a good day!!
Sandi

9 comments:

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Congratulations to Gramma Trish! I would bet the name on the paper that Kaiser tried to eat was mine! Oh well, I guess I'll just have to keep an eye on you, Sandi, for your next fun giveaway.

I mailed off my prize to Carol in New Jersey, and also found out that I won Peg's prize from stitchinwithpeg.blogspot.com. What fun!

MGM

Peggy said...

Congratulations to the winner I am sure she will be delighted!I look forward to visiting again
best wishes

Spanish Princess said...

COngrats to Gramma Trish! My pup too thinks that anything we are interested in, must be for him, so I'm glad to know I'm not the only one chasing their dog to retrieve stuff. See you later friend ...

momof2gr8kids said...

THAT sweet dog should have eaten everyones name but mine!! :)

Tina said...

Congratulations to Gramma Trish. but I think the winner of the show is Kraiser. I have Beagles too. They are wonderful dogs. I stay at my MIL most of the time and Trailblazer stays with me... he helps me take care of mom.

sparkle jars said...

You have a beagle, too! I have an eleven year old beagle as well. Congratulations to Gramma Trish!

rachel griffith said...

congrats!!!

xashee's corner said...

Big CONGRATS to all the winners!!! How much FUN is this!? Thank you soooo very much for the chance to win too! i will certainly be back! i LOVE reading your blog as much as i LOVE your giveaways! The picture of Kaiser is WONDERFUL! :D Hope you have a BEAUTIFUL weekend!

Kritta22 said...

You could just pick me!! :)

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