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15 January 2010

The Sorting Hat

Anyone who knows me, knows I really enjoy the Harry Potter stories. So, it's no surprise that I would allude to them when using a hat to pick a winner in my 1ooth Post Give-Away.


As you can see, there were many who came. All worthy of so much more than I was offering. Yes, I really did hand write all of your names down on slips of paper and cut them to size. It was way more fun than just randomly pointing at the computer screen.


Like I promised, a real hat was used for the sorting ...er... drawing

I folded those bad boys up tightly so there was no way of cheating. Not that I could cheat. Honestly, I wanted to send something to EVERYONE. I'm just that way. My husband, o rational one, informed me that shipping could get a trifle expensive if I did that. I shrugged and agreed. Grrr...


Snug as a bug. Everyone ready?


The suspense!!! The nervous waiting! The twitching limbs and biting of nails, gnashing of teeth, the... ok, it's not that bad.

And the Winner is...
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Tabitha Bird!!!!
*If I had a way to shoot off fireworks through the computer, I would do it.
However, that may prove risky to both her and me :)
Congratulations! This is my first ever give away and I was super excited to do it! Thank you, Tabitha, for your wonderful posts, your kind comments, and your every inspiring word. If you haven't been over to Tabitha's place, you really, really should go! It's a feast :)
Tabitha, you're the lucky winner of some fine handcrafted paper. If you'll send me your mailing information to jstantonchandler (at) gmail (dot) com, I will get that out to you first thing Monday morning!
And now I must tell you a rather funny story about this drawing. I was telling my husband about it and, in passing, said "Wouldn't it be funny if I had to ship it to somewhere like Australia?" Yeah, well, be careful what you say, dear children. Instant Karma's gonna get 'cha ;) Not that I mind! Always wanted to go Down Under. Maybe I can figure out a way to ship myself too. You wouldn't mind a visitor, would you Tabitha, dear?
Fear not, dear readers, I do plan to do another give away and hopefully soon. In keeping with the 100 theme, I'll be thinking up something else to send out when I reach 100 followers. Can it be done? I think so. Nothing's impossible, right?
Have a wonderful and blessed weekend! Enjoy yourself and don't do anything I wouldn't do. That leaves the field wide open, now, doesn't it?
Cheers,
Jen
I've got to figure out how to get my spaces back...grr.

21 comments:

Chaotic Beauty said...

Congrats to Tabitha!!!

Elana Johnson said...

Cool hat! Congrats to Tabitha. :)

Mmm said...

Well that's fantastic Jenn. I ahve been so touched by others giveaways that I had to do my own adn have to tell you probably went overboard as it was so nice to give back to the blogging community. Congrats to her too.:)
Love the hat, btw.

Jen Chandler said...

Thanks! I love hats but seldom wear them. I feel all dorky in them.

Mmmmr. Toast: I know! I've been wanting to do something for a long time and figured a 100th post was a good reason :)

Betsy said...

Congrats, Tabitha!

Cute hat, btw! :)

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Cute Hat !

and congratulations to Tabitha...

I'll be off to check out her blog today..can't wait....

Happy Weekend, Jen

and congrats on the 100th post too......

Kary
xxx

Kristi said...

I just stumbled upon your site and love it! I will definitely ba back...love the Harry Potter sorting hat style for your contest!!! So cute!

Kittie Howard said...

Congragts to Tabitha and to you on 100th blog! (And cool hat.) Will ck out her site. Since you've got a lovely blog, I'm sure she will too. Enjoy your weekend!

Blondie said...

Yay! Congrats to your winner! Have a great weekend honey! Kori xoxo

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Congrats to Tabitha! The sorting hat rocks. Brilliant way of deciding. However, if you can pull the sword of Gryffindor out of your version I'll be really impressed.

Elspeth

Karen Walker said...

Lucky Tab, Jen, you're toofunny.
Karen

Brian Miller said...

congrats!

hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Woohooo! And what a great story!

The Blonde Duck said...

I know this is late, but I had to leave a comment about your story post. I always have story ideas floating around in my brain...I just wish I had time to write them all down!

Lin said...

Always the bridesmaid......

Congrats anyway, Tabitha!

maggie's garden said...

Congrats to to you on your 100th post. I have a blast stopping here! Lots of good energy.

karen
xxoo

Terresa said...

Oh, I just visited Tab's blog. She is a luscious writer. Kudos to her!!

Tabitha Bird said...

HOW cool!!!! Thank you so much.LOL about thinking of sending it down under and then drawing my name! And no, I wouldn't mind visitors :)

I will email you. Thanks again :)

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Congratulations to Tabitha Bird.

I don't know how she'll feel about this, but every time I think of Australia, I think of the movie "Priscilla Queen of the Desert", which is one of my favorite movies of all time. Oh, and Muriel's wedding. Another fave.

Dawn Simon said...

Yay for Tabitha! I like that you used a real hat for the drawing. :) Congrats on the 100th post!

Jen Chandler said...

Ok, so did anyone else forget it was MLK day today? Grrr... that's what happens when you have to work a calender holiday. Dear Tabitha, I shall have to mail out your prize on Tuesday.

My little hat has received so many compliments. I may just have to start wearing it! Or frame it...