Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Winners Are?

First off, I want to take the time to THANK EVERYONE who visited my site this week. It was an eventful week and I had FUN staying up and visiting 100's and 100's and 100's and 100's of blogs. The most important thing I learned through this experience is the WEALTH of TALENT that is found ALL OVER the WORLD! Congratulations to everyone who participated. We are ALL Winners when it comes to sharing our talents. THANK YOU!!!!

I wanted to share a few statistics with you before I announce the winners.
  • I had over 454 comments.
  • I had over 600 emails to read.
  • I added over 45 new followers.
  • The number of visitors on my site jumped from just under 10,000 to over 13,420.
  • I had 1,280 entries from comments, bloggers who blogged about it, and friends that mentioned friends that blogged about it.
  • I had quilters, knitters, scrapbookers, stampers, & crafters of every kind visit my blog.
  • I had visitors from ALL over the World including USA, Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Hungary, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Phillipines, and Holland, just to name a few.
  • Congratulations came in a few different languages. Thanks to my husband who speaks & understands Spanish/Portugese for translating the many greetings sent from Spain, Brazil, & Argentina.
This is how I picked the winners:
I used microsoft excel to build a table and filled in all the important information like, name, blog, email, comment point, blogged about it points, friends mentioned your name points, and then I tallied up the points and assigned a number or a range of numbers if you had multiple points.

This is an example:
1 to 5
6 to 42
43
45
46
47
48 to 59
60
61
62 to 113
114 to 140
141
142
143 and so on. . . and so on all the way to 1,280.


Then I generated a random number through random.org. . .


Let's hear the drum roll please. . .


The WINNERS of "The Spread the Love Giveaway"

are. . .


Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

41 970 

Timestamp: 2009-02-01 16:50:05 UTC


and the names that go to the numbers above are. . .


the Suspense is killing me here. . .


Scroll down a bit more. . .

Shari from

mumsyblossomsworld

wins the Mini Purse with the Mini Charm Pack

and

Pam

(no blog) from (I don't know) wins the Love Note Pillow.

Congratulations to both of you for winning my 100th post giveaway. I will be emailing both of you shortly to let you know and to get your home address so I can get it mailed to you tomorrow!


One last surprise prize. . .


Goes to the person with the most friends who left a comment and mentioned that their friend sent them here. The winner is. . .

Nancy from patchworkpenguin

You will recieve a Mini Valentine Purse filled with Valentine treats. Sorry, there's no fabric but you do get the purse filled with chocolate!!!


Again, Thank you to everyone for participating in my 100th Blog Giveaway!!!

It was definitely a SUCCESS!!

I'm so HAPPY!!



P.S. I noticed the time that posted on this post and it's apparently not set for my time zone. Right now my clock says 10:26 a.m. Mountain Standard Time. I did wait for 10:00 a.m. before I posted the winners. : )

25 comments:

Pat said...

Congratulations to the winners AND to you, Kim, for doing such a very nice giveaway!!! I hope many of the folks who found your blog through this giveaway will now stay and become loyal readers of yours!

Thimbleanna said...

Yipee!!! Congratulations on a FANTASTIC giveaway -- and congrats to all your winners!

Eulalia said...

Congratulations to the winners.
Gracias a tí por tu sorteo y tus tutoriales. You have a great blog.
Best wishes.

martameiga said...

Congrats to all the winners!!
Lots of love

Marta

RachelJane said...

Wow! The power of blogging! Congratulations to the winners and thank you, Kim, for having this giveaway. I really enjoy your blog and I'm sure you have gained many new friends.

Nina said...

Congrats for the winners... :)

Cindy said...

Kim, you have such a kind heart to have done all this: the prizes, the database to choose winners and the time it took to take on such a big undertaking. Takes a special person.

Congrats to the winners. And again, thanks to Kim for being so sweet.

Sandy said...

Congrats to the winners and a big thank you to you Kim for your generosity and time spent for hosting such a grand giveaway.

Gina said...

Congrats to the winners... it was lovely taking part!
You are very generous and your system faultless.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

congrats. to all the lucky winners!!

Nadelfee said...

Congrats for the winners!

Anina said...

Wow Kim!
Congrats to the winners!

Kathy said...

Congratulations to all the winners!!!

karenfae said...

even though I didn't win I was glad to find your site and have another blog to look at! I will keep checking in with you.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Shari said...

Yipee! I won! Thank you so much Kim for such a great giveaway. So exciting to see so many visitors to your blog. You can definitely count this giveaway a success (and not just because I won).
*hugs* Shari

Gabriele said...

Congratulations to the winners and to you for having such a successful give-away. That was a LOT of work!

nima said...

congratulations to the winners.

Kim, i really admire you for visiting all blogs and posting a comment. Thank you for your comment in my blog.

Trisha said...

Wow, Kim! You really had your work cut out for you with this giveaway! Glad you had so much fun with it and that you got so many new readers. You deserve it!! Congrats to the winners!

isa & marta said...

Felicidades a los ganadores, ha sido un placer participar y visitar su blog, paseo que repetire de ahora en mas. Un abrazo

Ginger_Curls said...

Congrats to the winners. And thank you to you for putting so much time into it - it sounds like an enormous job!

Judy said...

Congrats to all the winners.

Judi said...

Congratulations on your giveaway, my what a success! I am happy for all of the winners. Take care.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Congrats to all 3. Whew. What a giveaway. You need a break. It was fun.

Amanda said...

Congratulations to everyone! Congratulations to you, too, inspiring so many people to "share the love".

tommiejo said...

Darn~I missed your giveaway~they are so much fun! Sounds like this one kept you busy!