Sunday, December 18, 2011
First, the statistics. After deleting all spam, there were 78 comments. Five of those comments were noreply commenters who had absolutely no way of being contacted by email or by commenting on a blog of theirs. That means their profile does not have their email address in it, nor do they have a blog listed, and they did not leave their email address in the comment.
I left those comments and skipped them when I counted down to find the winners. Those people may wonder why they never get replies to any comments that they leave and why they never get an email saying "You won!" They may want to rectify the situation for the next time they leave a comment on a blog or enter a giveaway. They were "Judith Bense", "Jill", "janie", "Anita", and "Maria Kievit". That left 73 comments.
Now to the winners. The Random.org guy chose the following:
For the six month subscription to The Quilt Show, the winner is #31 "Joanie Quilts"!
For the One Past Online Series to The Quilt Show, the winner is #69 Cathy Byrd !
For the Shnibbles pattern, the Bean Bag Critter kit and the bunch of five inch squares from my batik stash, the winner is #50 "Desi @ Wee Share"!
Congratulations to Joanie, Cathy, and Desi. I've sent you all emails. Please confirm receipt asap so that I may send Joanie and Cathy the certificate numbers and I'll need Desi's snail mail address.
Thanks everyone for all your very interesting comments! This was fun!
Monday, December 5, 2011
I'm thinking that this is just the thing I need to help get me back into blogging on a more regular basis. Who doesn't love a giveaway? We all like to win, but really, it's even more fun to host a giveaway. It's so great having all of you stopping by to visit my blog.
The Quilting Gallery is helping out a lot by organizing a list of those of us quilting bloggers who like to give away things. The giveaways on the list of Blog Hop Party participants will be open through midnight of December 17. So, get hopping!
This is the fourth year in a row that I am lucky to have this great prize to offer you. When a member of The Quilt Show subscribes for another year of great shows and fun, they also get gift certificates to give to their friends.
I'll be giving away three prizes:
1. A gift certificate for $24.95 good for a six month membership to The Quilt Show. You must not currently be a Star (paid) member of The Quilt Show to qualify for this certificate.
2. A gift certificate for $19.95 for The Quilt Show. You can use this Gift Certificate to choose 1 Past Online Series for FREE (Not the DVD). This gift certificate can only be used for purchasing a Past Series.
3. I am giving away two items that I received as part of giveaways that I won from other people. One is a Shnibbles pattern that was included in a whole bunch of goodies in a giveaway that I won from Gerry of GerryART. The other is a little kit of a Bean Bag Critter. I received several of these kits in a giveaway from Mary Ann of Sewing and Beyond. I'm also going to add in a bunch of five inch charms from my batik stash. No picture of charms yet, though.
The Blog Hop Party giveaways are running until December 17th. Please leave a comment with something interesting for me to read! No 'I wanna win' or 'Great giveaway', etc. I want this to be fun! :)
I will be choosing the three winners from the comments left through midnight at the end of December 17th. That is, all comments except for the ones that have no way of being reached. If you are a no-reply blogger, please leave your email address within your comment. If you'd like to check if you are a no-reply blogger or change that, and you have a google account, Karen has good instructions at Sew Many Ways.
Have fun and Good luck!