Friday, September 24, 2010

GO! Giveaway Winner!

Thank you all for taking the time to stop by and enter my giveaway for an Accuquilt GO! cutter.  The response has been overwhelming and I hope that you enjoyed your visit while here.

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Well, my friend Mr. Random Number Generator selected a number but before I announce the winner, I’d just like to touch on a few things…so please indulge me.

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I tried as best I could to stress that if you had your settings set as ‘no-reply’ then your comment would be automatically ignored because I’d have no way of getting in touch with you should your number have been drawn.   I even went back and edited my post to alert you to this but I think most people have the tendency to just skim giveaway posts and head straight for the comments without reading the post itself.  As a result, almost 40% of of those who entered my giveaway for a GO! cutter were automatically disqualified.  What a shame!  Thank you to those who chose to remain as ‘no-reply’ but read my post in it’s entirety  asking that they insert their email address into the body of their comment and did so.

For those of you who are not sure what ‘no-reply’ means, I would ask you to visit SewCalGal’s blog by clicking HERE.  If you scroll about halfway down the page, she explains it in detail.  Just think of how many opportunities you’ve missed out on and will continue to miss out on just because you can’t be contacted, not only here but on other blogs as well.

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Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, I’m pleased to announce that the winner of the GO! cutter is Karen of Briarside Lane.  Congratulations, Karen!  I will be contacting you for your mailing address.  In the interim, please visit the Accuquilt website HERE to select the three dies that you would like to accompany the GO!

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Once again, thanks to all who entered.  And a special thanks to the Accuquilt company, not only for making these cool machines but also for their generosity by allowing us to host these giveaways.

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

45 comments:

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Congratulations Karen!!!!!!!!

Beckyjean said...

Big congrats to Karen!!

SueB said...

Congraulations Karen.

Hey I read everything you say. I have learned so much. And you have helped me with my wool crazies also. Thank You.

Brigitte said...

thank you Karen, for running this great giveaway - I have to confess, I'm sad - but with that many participants the chance was very tiny - the lucky winner will be in heaven I think
greetings Brigitte

Cindy said...

OH my word - CONGRATS Karen !!!
I had the pleasure of meeting Karen in Sisters this summer by a mutual friend. Before that time,I never knew her.

Now THIS IS a coincidence. And believe me, she is SO NICE and KIND !! I got to meet her daughter as well.

Many, many congrats to Karen.

call me crazy said...

Congratulations Karen! From one KJ to another! What are the odds?! How fun!

Yvonne Cormier said...

Tks Kaaren for giving us this opportunity! Maybe 'll be fortunate next time Congrats to the winner Karen :-)

luv2quilt2 said...

Wow! Congratulations to Karen!! And thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway.

Stray Stitches said...

Congratulations to Karen!!

Wendy B said...

Yep...ditto from me too!
I find it frustrating too that there are so many 'no-reply' bloggers....great if you want to remain anonymous but makes it sooo hard when you want to reply and thank people for their lovely comments!!! :O(
sugary hugs always
XXX Wendy :O)

Stitched With Prayer said...

Congratulations Karen!!! Enjoy this new quilting treasure.

Kaaren, it is truly a shame the number of people who miss out because you couldn't contact them. 40% is a HUGE number...my gosh! Thanks to both you and Accuquilt for the chance to win. I'll keep plugging along trying...LOL. Hugs...

basketsbyrose said...

Congratulations Karen! You are a lucky lady!

Cheryl Willis said...

one of these days someone is going to do a drawing from the comments left by those of us who didn't win. That might be a smaller data base, but you can bet they will all be from followers who appreciated the chance to enter.- be good. cw

Darlene said...

WooHoo for Karen - congratulations! Oh, she's going to enjoy her new toy. :-)

Penny said...

Congrats Karen!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh congrats Karen! Wish it were me but so glad you won! Enjoy it!

Shakerwood said...

Congrats to the winner. I would have entered but I have already won mine! How exciting for her!!

ShirleyC said...

Congrats to Karen! I'm so jealous! LOL

julieQ said...

Hurrah for Karen! And for you, for being the hostess with the mostest!

Karen said...

Congratulations to Karen! She will put the GO to good use!

Kimberly said...

Congratulations Karen... what an amazing prize!

Kaaren, I am wondering if you might be able to let me know who to contact regarding hosting a giveaway like this one. I'd be very interested to know.

Thanks a bunch! Kimberly

WoolenSails said...

Congratulations to Karen!

Debbie

Briarside Lane said...

oh my gosh... I cannot believe this!

My friend Denise and I are at her place outside Ruidoso, NM. The laptop works but the phone is kinda if-y. DD sent me a text... which I got on the ride up here... There was a lot of screaming in the car at that moment!

I still can't believe it.

Thank you Kaaren! I'll be in touch. Gosh!!! Still shaking my head...

...Karen

Huisvlyt said...

Congratulations Karen!!!
Thank you Kaaren, for this opportunity. Maybe next time we will get lucky :-)
Elzaan

Lizzie said...

Congrats to Karen, well done and thanks Kaaren for running the giveaway..
lizzie
xxx

Theresa said...

Congratulations Karen!!!

Country Prims said...

Thanks for the chance:)

A big congrats to Karen!!

Have a great weekend,
Shazy x

Marie said...

I know Karen is doing the happy dance about now. Congrats to her!

Thank you Kaaren for hosting this.

Mama Pea said...

Yeah, Karen! Woo hoo!!!!

*karendianne. said...

Congrats to Karen. Now I have another KAREN blog to visit. How fun!

Deb G. in VA said...

Congratulations to Karen!!

Could you help me out please? I don't know if my comments show up as 'no-reply'. I don't have a blog, but I do have a Google account. I've checked my settings a couple times and read the info on SewCalGal’s blog, but since I don't have a blog, I can't find those settings or any setting that says "Show my email address". Do I have to set up a blog to have my email address show when I leave a comment? Thanks!

Fleurette said...

Congratulations Karen! enjoy your GO!

Allie said...

Congratulations to Karen! My goodness, 40%? That's a shame, isn't it?

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Congratulations, Karen :) Happy crafting, Jenny

SheilaC said...

Congrats to Karen!!

SheilaC

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stampmeup said...

Congratulations Karen!

Thanks for the tips on the "no-reply" I don't know how many giveaways I entered without understanding what that meant. I thought it referred to my hotmail account, not my blog.

Thanks to SewCalGal for the great directions on her website.

Kim D. said...

Congrats to Karen!

Louise said...

Way to go Karen.....yippee for you. Have fun with your new toy..I am so happy for you..

Canadian Kristin said...

WAHOOO!!!! Congratulations Karen!!! Have fun with your new Go!!!!