Thursday, March 20, 2008

Oh the suspense! The winner is . . .



Whew! What a flurry of activity around here yesterday. Let's see, I got the kids around to school. I was a substitute teacher for a first grade class so I had to get out the door too. What a day. Man, first graders can be a . . . What?? ::blink:: ::blink:: You don't care about that garbage you say? Humpf. Fine. See if I care.

Ok. I understand.

You wanna know who won the quilt.

I already briefly explained that Razor devised a plan to assure that every entrant was assigned a number. And, extra numbers if they had earned them. That was the hard part. Luckily I had been keeping up with who had posted and sidebarred me so as to know how many extra entries each had earned. So, last night it was really just a matter of sorting through and assigning each entrant the appropriate number of numbers (I'm so technical in my descriptions. I bet NASA has gotten a hold of this and will be calling soon. Like totally!) and then adding up all those numbers so that I could put an ending integer into the random number generator thingy and pick the winnerS. That being said, at the closing time of the contest (7:00pm US EDT) there were 1142 comments. Add in 1990 extra earned entries from all you little lovelies and that makes a grand total of 3132 entries.

So without any further ado . . .



Number 89 was Kathy at Mommie Marzie. Congratulations girl! Email me at dana@oldredbarnco.com to claim your prize.

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!



There are two winners of the $35 gift certificate to my website Old Red Barn Co. and those go to:

#432 which is Amy of Vintage Fern. How cute is she? Gonna have to check out her Etsy shop soon.

#738 which is Elizabeth of Pigtails and Snails
Lovin' your header on your blog! Both please email me at dana@oldredbarnco.com to claim your prize.


BUT WAIT THERE IS EVEN MORE!!!


I understand the a "random number generator" is random. But, just something in my gut tells me that "random" cannot possibly include the first or last entry. I mean come on! No self respecting, good-for-anything random number generator thing is going to pick number one or, in this case, number 3132. So . . . . . drum roll please . . . . .

Number 1 (Karrin Hurd) and Number 3132 (Distressing Delilah)

You gals have $25 gift certificate from Old Red Barn Co. !!! Email me at dana@oldredbarnco.com to claim your prize.

Finally, I really and truly want to thank each of you who took the time to stop by and leave a comment. How humbling for me. How thoughtful of you all. I will keep this big stack of printed out comments and read them when I'm feeling blue. I think Sally Field said it best when she said, "They like me. They really like me." Isn't that what she said?

-dana

P.S. Wait there is even more. Look for more quilt give aways here soon. Well, maybe. No, okay. Seriously. I'm sewing one now.

63 comments:

eileensattic said...

whaaa! But congratulations to all the winners!
Hey.. do I get something for being the first to comment?

chook said...

yay congrats to all the winners
hugs Beth

Donna said...

Wow - that was some draw! Congrats to the winners. Looking forward to keeping up to date with your posts.

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

CONGRATS to the winners from me, too! And a big thank you to Dana for giving away such wonderful prizes, for sorting through all the comments and organizing this drawing (must have almost been a task as huge as making the quilt!)!!! I think everybody had a lot of fun :))

Dagmar from Germany

sarah, rsm said...

dana,

Your generosity is an inspiration to all ~ thank you! What beautiful Easter surprises you have provided to the winners!

Blessings to you and yours,
sarah

Laura ~Peach~ said...

WOW I was directed to your blog just this morning as I am a quilt LOVER (have one my Aunt made posted on my blog Come check it out... BUT, when your page came up I had to book mark you I WILL BE BACK you have a GNOME I LOVE gnomes almost as much as Quilts... HUGE GRIN and COngratualtions to your winners!
LAura
http://peach867.blogspot.com/

Deb said...

Congrats to the winners!

Thank you, Dana, for being so very generous and especially so thoughtful to award the first and last commenters a prize!! Who would have thought of that??! Very creative and just plain nice!

Islandsparrow said...

hey I popped over from Mountain Musings - missed your contest but I'm glad I found your blog. And Jack Johnson!! One of my favourites :)

I filed you under "new blogs to explore" - looking forward to it!

Tonje said...

Congrats to the winners. They are sooo lucky. And thank you, Dana for giving away such lovely things.

Em said...

Amazing Dana! What an entertaining "winner" post! That was a HUGE number of entries to deal with - have fun reading over all of the comments!

country mouse said...

Awwwww, I didn't win :( ah well, that's ok :) CONGRATS to the winners, and thank you for your drawing, Dana!! Even if I didn't win, I still found a GREAT blog, I will definitely be back, contest or no contest :cD

JudyPete said...

Awww, Shucks! My true whiney, complainy self is showing. That sounds negative. But actually, it's positive. I did not win this lovely, lovely quilt. If that's the only thing I have to whine and complain about this morning, then I am blessed. Bless the winners, too! Now I'm headed back to read more of your blog. (Click back to the blog to take one last look at the lovely quilt and to read recent posts.)
JudyPete

Jem♥Jam said...

Well, I guess I have a quilt to make...

Karrin Hurd said...

I am happy to have won the $25 gift certificate. When I tried to write at the e-mail given, I got it returned back as a fatal error message

sweetjessie said...

You are so generous, Dana!

Anonymous said...

Over 3000 entries - how cool!

madrekarin said...

Congratulations, everyone!! What a happy way to start Spring!!
And don't worry, Dana. I will be back to visit whether you are giving away a quilt or not. :)

Hip Mama Crafts said...

Congrats everyone!!! Great giveaway Dana... congratulations to you too on all th publicity :)

Hip Mama Crafts said...

Congrats everyone!!! Great giveaway Dana... congratulations to you too on all th publicity :)

Blue Yonder said...

You are so cute!
Congrats to all the winners!

Kimberly said...

Wow that was "fierce"!! Congrats to all the winners!! Bonus points to you Dana for the random number generator - great idea!! Thanks for letting me play!!

Ellen in Maryland said...

Congratulations to all the Winners... and Happy Spring to everyone!

Ellen in Maryland said...

Congratulations to all the Winners... and Happy Spring to everyone!

The Powell Family said...

Congrats on having such a successful contest. I agree, that must have been a job in itself. I am definitely crying that I didn't win, but I was a faithful reader before and I will continue as I love all of your creative ideas. Still in love with that card table you made!!! Can't wait to see the new quilt you are working on!!!

Mrs. U said...

Congratulations to all the winners!!! What a blessing, indeed!!!

I was too late to enter this drawing, but rest assured I WILL be paying attention to the next giveaway!!!

His,
Mrs. U

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

YAY! I won I won!!!!! i am so sad not to get the quilt, because it was beautiful; but I won I won, a gift certificate which I have a feeling I will just love!! Thankyou for having the giveaway, and everything. This has just been an absolute blast! Congrats to the person who gets to cozy up in your great creation! i'll be staying tuned from now on!

Summers Camp said...

Oh yay to all the winners! And yay for more quilts!!! Piece them and they will come... *B

PS- my husband PASSED the bar!!! Thanks for your understanding and support. We're on cloud nine right now :)

Jeff said...

yer awsome sis. i like ya, i really really like ya.

Linda said...

Congrats to all the winners, and now I have you in my blogroll, so I'll be back to see what you're up to.

rainylakechick said...

Congrats to the winners! I can't wait till the next give away!

Alice Grace said...

Congratulations to all the winners! What a great giveaway you had! It was fun watching! (and waiting)...
Really great blog! Of course one of my favorites!

Renna said...

Congratulations to the winners! I'd love to have been one, but still, this was alot of fun, the suspense and all! :-)

Bunny B said...

Congrats to ALL THE LUCKY WINNERS! :) That was fun!!

ancient one said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Dana, that was one fun contest!! I'll be back~

MrsCatherine said...

Oh Congratulations to the winners! I agree...this was a fun contest!

xo Cat

Naomi said...

If she doesn't claim it, can I have the quilt?!

Thriftin and Craftin said...

Congratulations to all of the winners! WOW! What an exciting thing to win. Thanks again for doing such a kind thing. Have a great day!

mommiemarzie said...

WAHOO!!! I know you used a random generator but I'm so psyched that I won the quilt. YIPEE!!! Thank you! Thank You! THANK YOU! I e-mailed you a moment ago. Let me know if you need more info. :)

DANA IS THE COOLEST!!!!
-Kathy

mommiemarzie said...

WAHOO!!! I know you used a random generator but I'm so psyched that I won the quilt. YIPEE!!! Thank you! Thank You! THANK YOU! I e-mailed you a moment ago. Let me know if you need more info. :)

DANA IS THE COOLEST!!!!
-Kathy

Amy said...

I can't believe I won out of over 3,000 entries, amazing! I am so excited! Thank you so much! I will definately visit your cute blog often!

Jackie said...

Excellent!! Congrats to all the winners! I'll be back!

C said...

Wow! I am impressed! You are such a busy woman! Do you ever rest?!?! ;) Great contest! Congrats to all the winners!!

parTea lady said...

What a fun contest. So much enthusiasm. Congratulations to all the winners. I'm looking forward to exploring your blog.

trish said...

I'm getting married in June. I'd gladly accept a quilt as a wedding gift. ;-)

Seriously, though, you've re-inspired my obsession with quilts. shhh...don't tell the fiance. Last thing I need is a new hobby that costs money. Don't say anything to him and I'll introduce quilting very gradually, so he'll never know what hit him. :-)

Sharon said...

How Fun!
Even though I came in late with the drawing...it was a very nice one...and you made a very generous gifts.

Rhonda said...

Aawwww, man! I didn't win.... but sure had fun reading the announcements. Congrats to the winners!

Shady Gardener said...

What a wonderfully generous gift. Congratulations to the winners! :-)

Artsy Threads said...

I am truly amazed at how word travels by internet! It just shows what one person can do.

Congratulations on a successful venture - how fun it was to watch unfold. I'm sorry I didn't win - but congrats to those who did!

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Congratulations everyone! Dana, I don't know how you did it. What an amazing response!

Blessings, Lea

Cheryl said...

What a very generous give away! Congrats to ALL the winners. What an amazing amount of entries!

May Kristin said...

This has been so fun! Congrats to all the winners!
Wish you and your family a Happy Easter!

Phyl said...

Congratulations to all the winners!

laura said...

Congrats to the winners! And dana, THANK YOU for the extra prizes and great giveaway. That was so funny (what ARE the chances of the random selection choosing the first or last person?) and great of you.

I cant wait for another quilt... so beautiful.

cheers, laura

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Congratulations to the winners! Lucky ducks! Thank you for a wonderful, happy, joyous blog.

mumovearls said...

Congrats Liz! I'm so happy for you-n

Crockpot Lady said...

what a fun giveaway! yay to the winners!
-steph

Shelli said...

Thanks for the contest, it got me to order your products. I just got them today, my entire family is hooked! This is our first goats milk soap experience, we will be back!

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

A hearty congratulations to the very lucky winners! Please do enjoy your booty ... or I'll be sad!

*wink*
~Tex

twiggypeasticks said...

You are one generous lady, big well done to all the winners !!
Twiggy x

Helz said...

Congrats on such a successful giveaway - Much fun to follow thru to the "reveal".

Alyson & Ford said...

What a fun and generous gift! Just "finding" your blog. Can you come help me get started sewing again????

Alyson LID 01/27/06

Christy said...

Congratulations to the winners and thank you for your generosity Dana! Can't wait to see the new quilt. :)

Angela Buttercup said...

Oh! I just found out about your blog and left a note to enter this contest, and now I see I missed it! :( Oh but your blog is SUCH a treat! I am enjoying it and so glad I found you. I am so wowed by your generous nature and that you gave away a quilt that you made! I have (for now anyway) given up the idea of learning to make one, and here you are giving away something that you made with your hands. Thank you for this beauty.