First I have to tell you that my daughter Shelbie and I worked on this giveaway in a completely mathematical process. We made a spread sheet and put each commenter's name on the spread sheet and kept track of each day's comments. Extra points were given to those that came to the blog everyday and those that posted about the giveaway on their blog. We assigned each person a number(s) from 1-1615. So for instance, if you posted 5 days you got 5 numbers assigned to your name. It worked out perfectly - better than cutting up over a thousand comments and then making extra bits of papers with names for the extra points and pull out 7 winners out of a jar.
We downloaded the random number generator and with the spreadsheet up on my computer and we let the number generator pick 7 winners. I know this may sound corny but I had butterflies when we ran the number generator. I was so excited to see who would win. But also sad knowing there would be 295 people that wouldn't be picked!
Remember the first person gets their first pick of prizes and so on down to #6 and poor #7 gets what is left over - sorry. Below are the winners with one of their comments and timestamps next to them.
1. Belinda - Brown Dirt Cottage
(leave it to Belinda to speak the truth about clean-up!)
2. Linda - All Stitched Up
3. Hetty - Hetty's Creations
4. Cheryl - Polka Dots and Rick Rack
5. Amanda - Busy Little Quilter
6. Kristin - We had 2 Kristins but it was No blog Kristin/no email that won (Kristin send me your email!)
7. Doris - Threads of Conversation
Thanks again everyone. Christmas 10 days away and if you are like me you'll be sewing up until Santa time.