Monday, August 11, 2008

And the Winner Is.......

As promised, today is the day to announce the winner of the giveaway for my One Year Blogiversary/100th Post. Beamer was chosen as the designated drawing helper. It was a nice response to my first giveaway. Some new readers responded as well as some of you who are nice enough to give me your comments regularly. I put each name on a post-it note, folded them with the sticky part outside and placed them in a box. As Beamer didn't quite get the idea to just put his paw inside and pull out the winner, I had to throw a kitty treat in the box and wait to see if a name would stick to his paw. Sure enough, it worked! After all, Beamer is on a diet and he'll do (just about) anything for a treat!
Can you read the name? It is (drum roll here)........JESSICA !!! This was not rigged, I promise!! So if you are reading this, and you are not the Jessica who commented, please don't tell her! She'll be here eventually then she'll have to send me an email with her address. I know there are people out there who would gladly give it to me, but I'll wait for her!
Now I have a suggestion for Jessica - why don't you start a blog too? After all, your sis and cousins are getting in the act. Then you can post a photo of the cutest Amy Butler designed bag that you will receive! I think you'll like it. I'll be starting on it soon.


It was such a pretty day here yesterday (and today, also) that we just had to get out on the Harley. This motorcycle riding is coming in handy, because all I have to do is suggest a quilt shop out of town, and we're off! Sunday it was Clementine's Dry Goods in Franklin, IN. The owner has a blog too, Camillaknits. She has a wonderful selection of Amy Butler and Anna Maria Horner fabrics which was just what I needed for the giveaway! I almost missed her as she was ready to close up when we arrived but graciously let me come in anyway. I think I made it worthwhile for her!




Here's the pretty things I found. I can't wait to get started on projects now!
Now that you are here in blog land browsing around, be sure to jump over to Polka Dots and Rick Rack. She's having a giveaway too for her One Year Blogiversary. She and I have a lot in common, especially that we are both newcomers to grandmahood! Her little Luke is almost as cute as our little Joey! But then, you know I'm sort of prejudiced ! So like her, I'm going to close with another photo of our handsome sweetie.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for all the nice comments and well-wishes. Come back again!

11 comments:

sarah said...

sweet. now i can borrow it when i'm home. :)

i went to a quilting store near my school today looking for some fabric for a bulletin board in my classroom, but they didn't have any of the fun fabrics you use. i'm going to have to search for the cool places to go in dfw.

jessica said...

Yay! I won! I don't know if I have ever won anything. Thanks Aunt J. I will send you my new address and I look forward to the bag whenever you have a chance to work on it - you are a busy lady! And, you never know about the blog - I am not as verbose as my dear sister. :)

Happy Camper Quilts said...

Congrads to the new grandma (and family) and to Jessica! I think there's a job out there for Beamer--somewhere?!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Congratulations to Jessica! Little Joey is one cutie-patootie! Life is GOOD!

Connie W said...

The baby is so precious! I know nothing about cycles but my sis and her hubby ride a Goldwing and it looks like yours in the photo. They have traveled many a mile on vacation on it but I'm a fraidy-cat and never ridden on one, never will, I'm sure ;D even to a quilt shop.

joeks said...

Congratulations on being a grandma!!! And of course to J & J too! Joseph is adorable--but you already know that!
8 lb 9 oz sounds familiar--oh yeah, been there, done that!
That's one talented cat you have. :-)

Thimbleanna said...

I'm so excited that you made it to Cami's! I love all her fabrics too!!!

Brooke said...

Congratulations Jessica, I saw the first bag in persron, and it's really cute. You will like it a lot. Also, mom, I think on my vacation in 2 weeks you should take me to that fabric shop. It looks like a place I could get lost in for awhile.

Cheryl said...

Congrats to the winner. Wonderful post, that shop looks like so much fun! By the way I love how you inticed Beamer to pick a winner. Sweet picture of Little Joey!!

Dionne said...

Very, very cute! That is the whole cat thing! I love it. And the baby is BEAUTIFUL! A perfect little face he has!

Lucy said...

You are so clever... the kitty pick -- how adorable.

So much to celebrate!
Congratulations on turning 1, grammie!