Saturday, June 23, 2007

Winning...

Ahhhh! Sheepie does love a good blog contest! Even if I don't win, I enjoy participating, wondering how I will fare, living the victorious life vicariously through the actual winner...

But I like winning even better. Sue me. Free stuff in the mailbox is good stuff. I do a Sheepie Happy Dance and annoy the mail carrier to the point of needing a restraining order. I declare myself the Queen Of The Random Number Generator and consider writing a book on the subject of winning blog contests so that others can benefit from my good fortune. (just not as much as I)

I am, in short, unpleasant in an endearing sort of way.

And such was my shameful behavior upon receiving my bountiful box of winnings from Trek's comment contest. I eagerly sifted through the contents, cackling gleefully all the while. I was especially taken with the sock book. So taken that I opened it immediately in order that I might begin the process of becoming a better sock knitter before I even picked up all the wayward packing peanuts. I swear to you that I only got up for a minute. Reading about sock knitting requires a nice glass of Mountain Dew after all...

And it was then that the Big, Fluffy Kitty decided to make a point regarding who is the true winner of all prizes in this house and to take me down a few notches back to "mere mortal" status.








She wasn't moving.




I humbly arranged my prizes around her and accepted things for what they are. Cat rules. Human drools. I finally did manage to get my book back. After an hour or so...

I really needed the time to check the box again, anyway. How did I manage to miss this on the first perusal?







A wee Sheepie for my key ring! Even better, a Sheepie that dispenses candy!!!



I'm so glad that I spotted this little fellow in amongst the packing material! Such a little cutie... Thanks so much, Trek! (and Neatnik!) This was a fun prize pack and one that will keep me highly entertained this summer. I just need to keep that book closer to hand to avoid future hostile kitty takeovers.

There was another little contest going on over the past month or so right here in this little corner of the blogosphere. On June 15th and 16th, I participated in the South Portland Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society. In an effort to encourage donations to this worthy cause, I offered to do a prize drawing for those folks who sponsored me. Later, there were others who generously offered to add prizes to the pot so that more people could walk away as winners. I was so thrilled to be able to participate in the endeavor and happy to report that I reached my fundraising goal of $500.00. It was a very long night spent on that baseball field. The temperatures were low, the fog was damp and the ground was hard under my sleeping bag. But the company was good and the cause was right. I would do it again in a heartbeat. And now, chosen by random number generator, the winners of the prize drawing:


Goose Pond Pins: Annie W. and Priscilla N.


Stitch Markers designed by Mouse herself depicting a sheep and Chuck Taylors: Ronni

Over a pound of Jacob roving donated by Teri, The Knitting Libran: Heather (aka: missemilysmom)

And the winner of the $50.00 gift certificate to Goose Pond: Donna Lee!


Winners who have not already been contacted can email me at Ann_Duntley6ATmsn.COM to arrange shipping.

I only wish that I could send prizes to everyone who sponsored me in this event, but I sort of still need to keep feeding the cats. I do, however, offer my deepest thanks to all of you for helping. You are the best!

See? The Big, Fluffy Kitty has done her job and kept me all humble-like...

SA












13 comments:

Lorraine said...

Such cool swag! Congrats on a win and the great fundraising effort.

Oh, and thank the Mommy Sheep for the wonderful gift basket! Everyone is gorged and enjoying a sugar high! Opening her package made me feel like I'd won a contest, too. YUMMY!

trek said...

Well, if a Sheep wins a contest while suffering Monkey Pox, we must make the prize 'specially nice.

Teri S. said...

It sounds like you had a fun day, both giving and receiving! The prizes from trek look awesome. And a sheep that dispenses candy? Can it get any better than that?

Annie said...

Thank you so much!

Julie said...

Every now and then the kitties need to put us in our place, I guess.

Great package from Trek! Which end does the sheepie dispense candy from?

Congrats to you for reaching your fundraising goal (and surviving the night) and to the winners of your great prizes!

catsmum said...

what goes around comes around y'know.
Enjoy all of Trek's goodies. btw which sock book was it?

Beth said...

What a fun package from Trek! Congratulations to your winners and to you for such a well-done relay.

kmkat said...

Congrats on your swag and on reaching your goal! But check that random number generator thingy -- it was supposed to come up with MY number :-)

Anonymous said...

Very glad to know the basket arrived in MN and was a hit.
What neat box our little sheep got. Nice when the complete household can enjoy a gift box.
Mommy Sheep

Sheila said...

That photo really makes me miss my cat!

Congrats on the big win...I'd be rolling around in the goodies too if they were in my house.

Diana said...

Man.... I never win a damn thing!

mehitabel said...

Congratulations on completing the Relay for Life! But how did you manage to get a sleeping bag in use?? When we did it, we had to walk the track for our 2-hour shift. In the dark. With everyone else leaving--we started at 10 pm. By midnight, when our relief shift came, we were tired, cold, damp, and covered in candle wax! But it was worth it.

Debby said...

Congratulations to the prize winners, and to SA for enduring camping for such a good cause! You are a stronger woman than I, and I bow before your sheepiness. :)