Monday, September 07, 2015

Giveaway Winners!!!

Awesome Surprise for Awesome People
Hey everyone!  Here's the post that I'm sure a few of you have been waiting for...the results from my little Blogiversary giveaway!

I tried to make this as fair as possible.  I'm not a fan of random number generators, since I'm never sure how to count the comments - especially if someone accidentally posts more than once, or adds another comment with their contact info.

So I went old-school, writing everyone's name on an equally-sized slip of paper, folding them all in half, and put them in a bag.  The very first name out of the bag won.  BAM done.

So now, without further ado, THE WINNERS!  *drumroll*

Northern Lights Bag set: Karlie
The Knitting Directory: Emilee Gilliam
Ravens Fat Quarters: asteride
Knitted Washcloth set: Janefrogged
Black bean-dyed and natural alpaca yarn: Kat Riddell
Pattern Magic books: Tanit-Isis
Rose Quartz: Michelle

I'll be in touch in the next few days at the contact info you gave me!

OH BUT I'M NOT DONE.  Since this giveaway is supposed to represent the things I talk about and love the most on my blog, I can't not have a YUKON prize!  I'm not sure what'll be in it just yet, but I'm going to do what I always do when I decide to send a Yukon package to someone down south (which is almost everyone, unless you're in the northern bits of Russia or China, or in Alaska) and go to our local bookstore, Mac's Fireweed, and get some fun Yukony things to send along.  And the winner of that?

Yukon Surprise package: PattyJo!

ETA: Oh, forgot to mention how I got the winner!  Once I finished drawing names, I tossed everyone back into a bag and pulled one more name.  PattyJo, you lucky duck you.  :)

STILL NOT DONE.  I might've gone overboard a while back, and I now have about a thousand stamps and a ton of postcards.  Anyone want a Yukon postcard from me?  If so, please send me a mailing address (whatever mailing address you feel comfortable with - I swear I'm not fishing for info here no matter how sketchy this is starting to sound in my head) to sewingonpins at gmail dot com.  Guys, I love sending postcards, please give me an excuse!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!! 
I hope you all have had as much fun as I have with this giveaway!  <3

17 comments:

  1. It was lots of fun, thanks for hosting :)

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    1. I'm sorry that you didn't win. I was looking forward to shipping something to NZ. But I hope you'll send me a mailing address so I can send a postcard there instead!

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  2. Aww, thank you!!!!! I'm so insanely excited!!!!

    I shall now go email you my address before you can change your mind! ;)

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    1. Congrats! There's no changing my mind since this was totally the decision of The Great Project Bag. And The Great Project Bag does not change its mind.

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  3. Cool! I've sent you an email. I love postcards. Have you checked out postcrossing.com? Both the main site and the forum are very cool concepts. Send a postcard to a random stranger and then someone else sends you one. (Or, in the forum, join a small group and send everyone in the group a postcard with either picture or writing on a theme).
    Lovely giveaway. Once PattyJo has received her Yukon pack, can you tell us what you put in it?

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    1. I will definitely show what went into the Yukon pack! ...once I figure it out. :)

      Post Crossing looks pretty awesome!

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  4. Aw, thank you! This was really exciting, and a lot of fun!

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    1. Yay! Congrats Kat! There was a lot of names in the alpaca bag. :)

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  5. Coolest blogiversary ever! Thanks, Heather! I love how personal and thoughtful your giant giveaway was!

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    1. Aw thanks. :) And congrats on winning the rock - err, mineral. :D

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  6. Ooooh so exciting! Thank you! I'll FB you the address on PM :D

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    1. Sounds good! Congrats Karlie. Now you have a place to stick your wip!

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  7. Thanks so much Heather! Never ever have I won anything at all (until now)! Your blog as well as your Ravelry forum posts are hilarious and oh so enjoyable!!

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    1. Aww I'm so glad you won the bonus prize! I'll be honest, I decided to do that last minute when I ran out of prizes and was looking for an excuse to give another prize away. It helps that I was looking back at some of the early notes for this giveaway and saw the Yukon package idea. :)

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    1. Thanks! If you want a postcard, please send me an address!

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  9. I can't believe I won something!! I never win giveaways. Yay! Thank you!! I just realized that my email was wrong for the giveaway post. It is Emilee.a.gilliam{at} gmail {dot} com. Sorry for the confusion.
    Emilee

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