Are ya'll ready for this? Well...I counted the entries and we had a total of 117 actual entries! Wow!
And the excitement was mounting for me...So at 10:00 sharp last night, I picked up the basket and shook it well, but that wasn't good enough for Joy. She picked it up and shook it up and down, side to side, then reached in with anticipation...
Now Joy knows so many of you by name so she was very excited about being the one to get to draw! When she pulled out the name, her mouth dropped open and I had to ask several times to please tell me or show me! She broke out into this big grin (you see here) when she turned it around to show me (and I'm so sorry that there is a glare on it that I discovered after I get it loaded on the computer)....Can you read it?
There really is a name on there...it says:
Lynn/OKC from the Country Sampler Forum (my friend). You see Lynn's son, Daniel is also serving our country over in Iraq (at a different base than Richie) and Joy has personally written him a couple of letters, as well as us sending him a care package....so she was both shocked and happy at the same time! I guess it was just meant to be...and I happen to know from the discussions on the Country Sampler forum that Lynn and her hubby are in the process (or may even have finished it by now) of painting their dining room table black. So hopefully, there will be a perfect place in her home for these shutters! Lynn...maybe you could send me a photo so I could share it with everyone when you find a place for them! Congratulations, Lynn! I'll email you Lynn to get your mailing address so I can send them on their way!
Thanks everyone for entering the contest, for announcing my giveaway on your blogs and for the very helpful comments, suggestions and input. This was really fun...and I look forward to doing another one in the future! We are definitely going to be doing custom sizes and choices of certain colors on the shutters as well as adding other items to our Etsy shop as time goes on. If you have something in mind, contact me through Etsy (until I figure out how to get my email link on here) and tell me what's on your mind!
Have a great Wednesday everyone!
Tomorrow I've got something to show you...a little something new that I'm excited about....I promise you won't be nearly as excited as I am...but I'm going to show you anyway!