I was going to use the random number generator to pick the winners of my One World One Heart giveaway, but so many folks asked me to “toss [their] name into the hat” that I decided to use this:
This is a straw hat made for me by my Wonderful Husband, after I told him about the chapter in Little House in the Big Woods where Ma makes straw hats for every body in the family. Such a nice hubby. In the hat are 182 teeny slips of paper, each with a number on it.
I had two willing helpers to draw the winners:
First my 5-year old Girl picked Anji from Juneau’s number (can you believe that? 182 responses from all over the world, and the 1st winner is from Alaska!).
Then my 3-year old Boy got to pick the 2nd winner, concupiscent335. (As you can see, this event took place pretty early at our house – the wee ones are still in their pjs.) Then, the Boy put the hat on his head and shook all the bits of paper all over the living room. Sigh.
So, CONGRATULATIONS TO ANJI AND CONCUPISCENT335! If I don’t hear from you by Friday, 2-19, I’ll choose another winner…and I really don’t want to pick all those little bits of paper out of the vacuum cleaner bag. :-)
Wow, this is starting out to be a GREAT month – first the books, then the machine, then the giveaway and now I get to add this info, too! The Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild of Art Fire is hosting a Valentine Scavenger Hunt. You can check out the rules and prizes at the Smooshers’ blog. Have fun!
Grr – this image is supposed to link to A Whimsical Bohemian…but I can’t make it work!! Grrr. I think it’s a WordPress thing.
This is the coolest idea – bloggers all over the world are invited to join this giveaway. The creator of the One World One Heart event, Lisa Swifka, explains what it’s all about on her blog:
The original idea behind this giveaway event was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way.
Bloggers participating in the giveaway link to her site and are added to the list. Active bloggers are invited to visit as many links as they want, and leave comments to be entered in the giveaways at each blog. As I write, there are 902 links listed at A Whimsical Bohemian, Lisa’s blog!
So, this is my item to giveaway:
subtle brown-gold swirly
It is a polymer clay pendant that I made and strung on amber Soft Glas. It has very subtle pattern of yummy chocolate brown swirled with gold and buffed to a soft shine. The pendant is about 1″ in diameter, and the necklace as a whole is about 18″ in length. Leave a comment below, and on the 15th of February, I might announce YOU as the winner!
I hope lots of folks participate – this is such a wonderful way to make the world seem a little smaller and a lot more friendly!
Ok! I now have 100 comments on this post! Time to add a 2nd prize…so, for something completely different, TA DA! It’s Disco Cat!