Boy that was fun! I enjoyed each and every comment so much. Even the extra ones. You silly girls. I always knew that JSS gals were big rule breakers. We have a history of not following instructions well. And you did not disappoint!
So it is with great pleasure that Miss Kitty and I announce the winners!
Miss Kitty was a reluctant helper. I set up the computer to the Random Number Generator, but she just wanted to stare at the screen. Come on, Miss Kitty. You have to click the mouse. But she had other ideas.
Aw, Mom. You interrupted my nap. Those gals don’t need to know the winners. Maybe if I just lay on the keyboard, this silly thing will generate a number and Mom will get off my back.
Can’t I just point to the winners? On this piece of paper where you wrote all the names in order so you’d know their numbers? How about this one right here? She’d like to be a winner. I’m just sure of it. No, Miss Kitty. You have to click the mouse! We want a fair draw here. Get over there and click on the mouse! That’s her “stop bothering me” look, by the way.
OK, OK. I’ll just walk across the keyboard and get over to that silly mouse. I’m sure she knew I’d leave her alone if she’d just do the job. And she was totally ready to get back to her nap.
So after a little coaxing, she finally reached for the mouse.
And because this was a multiple wins giveaway, she had to click on it more than once.
But once she got the hang of it, she clicked and clicked. She wanted to make you all winners. But I didn’t think I’d have the time or the energy to make that many more journal covers, coasters and pin cushions. So I finally told her to stop and she went outside to lay in the sunshine for a bit. And take a nap. It’s what cats do.
But she picked four winners! And I know you’re anxious to know who won, so here they are. In the order that Miss Kitty picked them.
First – #3 Jocelyn, who wrote: “I am a new follower and I have so enjoyed reading your blog. I would love the journal (#1) or the pin cushion (#2) Thanks for such a fun giveaway.” Since she was the first one chosen by Miss Kitty, she gets the journal. By the way, Jocelyn has a blog of her own. She lives in Florida. You might want to check her out at: http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/
Second – #2 Suz, who wrote: “I would love to win all of the above, including Miss Kitty! But if I had to choose, that pin cushion would be awesome in my sewing room! (and the red/gold coasters would be great in the living room, and the journal would travel with me)!!! Congrats on the great stats, and thanks for sharing the fun with us!” Miss Kitty is on her way over to Suz’ as I write. She read that Suz wanted to win her and off she went. OK, maybe not. But Suz is getting a pin cushion!
Third – #49 Willadene, who wrote: “I love reading about all you girls do – but sometimes I wonder if you are really interested in just sewing or eating. The food always looks so good. I would weigh 200 lbs. if I went to those parties, but since I can’t sew anymore, I’ll just continue to read your Blog.” Willadene didn’t say which prize she wanted. Coasters it is!
Fourth – #22 JoAnne, who wrote: “I need those coasters – mine are all stained and worn out. Looks like they are not the favorite item so you need to pick me!” And coasters she shall receive!
Congratulations to all the winners!
And you can bet we will be having more giveaways soon. For any reason I can think of. That was just more fun than a barrel of monkeys. And can someone please tell me why a barrel of monkeys is fun?
While Miss Kitty and I were busily picking the winners, Boo was quite distracted by his favorite toy.
He chased it behind the front door and then spent hours batting it under the door.
What’s it doing over here? *pounce**fling**bat*
And soon it was headed back under the door again.
This went on for hours and hours. OK, OK…. maybe it was just minutes and minutes. A cat’s attention doesn’t last long.
I think he was taking out his frustration at having to let Miss Kitty be in charge of the contest this time. He enjoys the power of being in charge. Next time, Boo!
I hope you all enjoyed the giveaway comments. We’ll do it again very soon!
Awww….. we were in Florida visiting Philip and I missed all this! Looks like you all had fun, especially Miss Kitty. Have a Merry Christmas!!
Yeah! Congratulations to the winners. This was a fun give away, thanks Barb. Oh, and I can’t forget Miss Kitty, she has the best catattitude. Keep us the good work Miss Kitty, you are the prettiest, darling. (that was said with a southern drawl) Question how did you make the pincushion email address? Was it printed? What kind of fabric did you use? I would love to know, it looked so cool.
Merry Christmas to YOU, Barb! Your blog, and this group, are two amazing gifts that just keep on giving and giving, ALL year long! We are so blessed to have you, your blog, and all these wonderful women ( who leave such entertaining comments on your blog!) in our lives!! Thank you! Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! Lani
I won! I won! Thanks, Barb & Miss Kitty! Fabulous job with the mouse! By the way, Arthas and Sadie are excitedly preparing for Miss Kitty’s arrival! 😉 I’m pumped that I’ll have a Just Sayin’ Sew pin cushion to remind me of all these great times, as well as this blog as a historical record! You go above and beyond, Barb. We’d love you anyway, but this makes us love you more! Keep on bloggin!
I’m on my way to Suz’s house now…will try to intercept Miss Kitty and get that pin cushion before she makes it to the front door! Maybe I can distract her in the driveway with a nice can of tuna…Miss Kitty, not Suz! Ha! Okay, seriously, I am so happy you won that pin cushion, Suz! Barb, that was a really fun blog, Miss Kitty was a riot! 🙂
Congratulations to all the winners. I really really really am happy for you.
Really? 😉 See you Friday!
woo-hoo! Thanks so much! I have so enjoyed reading your fun blog!
I’m a winner! Thanks, Kitty and Barb – I just love winning stuff!
However did you train your cats to be such wonderful entertainment? LOL!! Aren’t they amazing companions — even when they’re snoozing in the basket 🙂
I enjoyed the contest so much that I don’t even mind losing!