Monday, 19 December 2011

Wowzers! a winner!

First off, can I just say "WOWZERS!!!!" Huge thanks for all the lovely comments I've had regarding the giveway.  and if you are a new follower, thanks too for adding me to your probably long reading list.  I'm just sorry I didn't get a chance to answer everyone personally.

The sewing machine has been running really hot this week but unfortunately I can't share much as most of it is destined for under the tree.  Instead, I'll announce the winner for this weeks giveaway.  My bloggy friend Helen (aka Archie the Wonderdog) used her dog Archie to choose her winner, so I followed in her entertaining footsteps and used my blog muse, Felix, to do the honours. We devised a convoluted random number selection plan, involving these jigsaw pieces and this classy bag.

Since I had 275 entries, I needed three for step 1, I put the numbers 0,1 and 2 in a bag and asked Felix to pick...

It was tricky, but she got the hang of it in the end and picked 0.  I on the other hand was too busy laughing to get a picture to prove it!

We repeated the process for the second digit (this time with the numbers 0-9) and Felix picked 8, before emptying the other numbers everywhere.

(sorry about the blur, as you can imagine this was a rather frantic exercise!)
And finally for the third digit we gave up on the bag and let her pick from the face down pieces, and she picked 5 (please I actually managed to snap this moment!)

So, without further ado...the winning entry is 085

So Jessica from a Quilty Habit!!!! - You win a made to order zippy make-up bag, plus the Melody Miller, Lotta and IKEA fabrics...Congratulations! I have emailed you...

Back tomorrow with some of the christmas makes that I can show you :)



  1. Congrats to Jessica! Felix is so cute - a great wee helper you've got there! Jxo

  2. A math genius in the making, obviously ;-)

  3. Love your method of picking a winner - I'll have to try that with Archie next time! Felix is very, very cute and congratulations to Jessica!

  4. Novel and about as random as you can get, what a champion number picker! Congratulations to the chosen: Jessica... Yeh!!

  5. What a great idea! Thanks for a great giveaway and congratulations to Jessica!

  6. Congratulations to Jessica - and also to Felix!

  7. Hee hee, I'm loving some of these randomly generated numbers :oD Congrats Jessica!

  8. Brilliant RandomNumber Machine! I want one... lol

  9. Haha I loved hearing the story behind this! Thanks everyone, and Ceri! :)

  10. Ha! Love your system. You could hire Felix out!!