Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Winner x 2!

Please don't think I am a slacker for not announcing the winners of my 2 recent giveaways sooner. I've been just a tad extra busy these past days and now finally have had the chance to ask Mr. Random to pick a couple of numbers (I still need to somehow figure out how to show his answer on this blog). So this fine early morning (I've been awake since just after 4am thanks to my lovely daughter who is sleeping peacefully herself now) he chose:

For my Think Christmas Blog Hop giveaway, Julianne is the lucky winner. Her comment was:

Hello Michelle...love that second block! Beautiful!

My favorite holiday recipe was when my mom made Penuche Fudge...its a brown sugar fudge and to this day I cant make it right and believe me I have tried, so now I just buy it on Etsy...LOL! ARGH!!

I've never tried or heard of Penuche Fudge before but I may add it to my list of things to do try to make myself this coming holiday season. I already Julianne's address as she and I are partners in my Halloween See Saw Swap but I'll have to wait for her to tell me which block she would like me to make for her in which color(s).
Then for my 200! followers post, the magic number picker pulled Annie from his hat. She said:

My short list of dislikes would be much easier to list. I love a lot of different styles but I really have to say Text prints and Halloween prints really get my blood pumping! Here's to the next 200! Cheers to you!

Ahhhh a quilter like me who loves Halloween prints. That is never a bad thing. Her prize package will be mailed out in short order.

The sad part, for me and me only, is the fact that her prizes did not come from shopping during my trip to Amish country. In fact I did absolutely no shopping at all! Nada. Zilch.

The main reason for that little journey was the fact that it was the annual reunion for our China travel group. My little girl would again spend a couple of days with her China "sisters". The agenda was for us to take all 11 girls plus my Jammer and one other big sister to Dutch Wonderland (awesome place for little ones btw) on Friday. Then were going to have a picnic at a local park on Saturday. Well Mr. Weather wasn't in the mood to cooperate and our amusement park day got rained out and moved to Saturday. It was crazy rearranging the caterers for both days (I coordinate the entire weekend) but it all got done and though hectic doing both things on the same day, everyone still had a great time. The best part was just seeing the girls play together and reconnecting. They have all grown so much and have come so far since that day in early March 2 years ago when they were handed into the long waiting arms of their forever families.

Anyway, the resulting new schedule resulted in no time available for quilt shop wandering until Sunday and by then it was too late. For those of you who aren't aware, most of the shops in that area especially the ones that I wanted to visit, are closed on Sunday. Oh well, next time! At least I'll have those available funds to spend somewhere else.

So congratulations to both of these ladies and thank you to everyone that commented. I tried really hard to reply to all of you but they came in fast and furious and with all the last minute prep and packing plus working an extra day to make up for the fact that I was gone the majority of last week, I just couldn't do it. I did enjoy reading all of them and I honestly appreciate each of you that participated.

7 of you added your own colorful comments:

  1. Congrats ladies! Sounds like a fabulous weekend!!

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  2. Congratulations to the winners and thank you for hosting. And , yes, thru the chaos - sounds like a great weekend.

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  3. Ah, Michele, you know what happens when we have the best laid plans...glad to hear you were able to make the best of it. And me!...I won!...ooohhh, there's gonna be a good mail day soon! I'm so excited! Thank you!

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  4. It is wonderful that you continue to make the time for them to all get together. Sorry about the no shopping, but congratulations to the winners.

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  5. Congratulations...My grandma always made Penuche Fudge also. I would love to find a recipe that would taste like hers did!

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  6. Sorry to hear that you missed out on the Lancaster Co shopping but I hope you enjoyed your time away

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I enjoy reading each and every comment that you share. And isn't that what it is all about....sharing.