Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Drum Roll Please......

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!

14 comments:

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Congrats to Lynn! Such a luckey lady to have won such a neat prim prize:) I do hope she sends you a pic of where she puts them:)
Have a great day!
*Rondell*

Siri said...

Congratulations Lynn! I was pretty certain I was going to win those shutters. :( Just kidding. Can't wait to see how she'll display them. Also, can't wait to see what you have in store for tomorrow. Have a great day.

Siri

Kindra said...

Congrats Lynn! Lucky girl!! Yes, she needs to send you a picture of her dining room. :) Can't wait to see what you have to share with us tomorrow!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Rats, I missed it!!! (Lip sticking out...)
Maybe next time!!

Leslie said...

Congrats, Lynn! Would love to see where you put those lovely shutters! :)

Now, I'm anxious to see what you're hinting around about....

Have a great day!

Deb said...

Great,give away. Congratualations Lynn!

Dawn said...

Congrats Lynn! Find a great place for the shutters and then share that with us!! Dawn

primlin56 said...

what a treat to get something that grand in the mail....i will be waiting to see how she uses them...they would look great anywhere....

Primgal55 - Linda said...

Hey girl - thanks so much for mentioning me. I am taking a well deserved break to read a few blogs.

I am thrilled Lynn won - seems fitting with her son serving our country that she win something with stars! Joy did good!

Ok, back to primping and dusting for the 10th time!

Katherinellen said...

Tammy,
Congratulation to Lynn. I so proug of her. Tammy, what a waonderful gifts you give away. That was so sweet of you...you have a wonderful day. :) Smiles

Anonymous said...

tammy, I have started a new blog, I THINK? i have no idea what Im doing. Its called Backdoor Primitives. How do get any viewers to begin with and I have no idea how to use photos? can you help any? Dawn Houck

Colleen said...

Lynn is one very lucky lady...

Thanks for such a fun giveaway, Tammy! I hope it will bring you lots of new customers. Good luck!

I can't wait to see what you have to show us next!

This Country Girl said...

Dawn,

As far as viewers go, just start visiting other blogs and invite them to stop by for a visit. I'll be glad to save your blog to my favorites. That way people can get there from here too.

When you sign in under your blog name (instead of under anonymous), when you leave a comment, it should show a link to your blog.

Have you figured out how to post on it? If so there is a little icon on the posting page that is for uploading images. First you need to save the pictures to your computer (like in My Pictures), then hit that add image button and it will let you browse for the photo you're looking for (or from someplace on the web)...then hit upload and it will tell you when it's done. It will add it to the top of your post though. So to get it where you want it...you'll have to copy and paste it to the place you want. I hope this makes sense. If I can help in any other way, I'll try! Just let me know! I am far from an expert though!

Tammy

Nita Jo said...

Congratulations to Lynn! A picture of the shutters in your home would be great to see.

Tammy... Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway. Your Joy lives up to her name. That smile is radiant!