Saturday, June 18, 2011

And the Amish Stripes goes to...

A big Thank You to all who entered my 400th post giveaway and shared your must-have non-quilting accessories.  I enjoyed reading them all.   Music/TV were the top mentions, along with a beverage of choice.  Lots of quilters mentioned chocolate too!   Two ideas I found unusual were using an empty tin can for thread cones while sewing (ANudge), and storing thread with its matching bobbin on chopsticks in a coffee mug (Kathryn Smither).  Thanks for the great ideas, ladies!

There were 39 entries which were scientifically analyzed, written in tablature format and separated before being placed in this receptacle:
I bought this beautiful woven accented gourd in West Lafayette, Indiana at an artists' collective gift shop when my sister and I went there for a Ricky Tims seminar in 2006.  The tag was still inside the gourd and serendipitously this artwork is named "Pot of Fortune" by the artist (handweaver Carol J. Kuebler). 

Here the contents are being stirred by the mixmaster.

The winner is Kate!  Amazingly, Kate was the first to enter the giveaway. Her three essentials were a calculator, notepad, and sticky notes.  Kate will be getting an email with the good news. Kate blogs from Oklahoma and you can visit her at Life In Pieces.  She takes some lovely photos and has a 15 Minutes a Day quilting challenge. 

Thanks again to all readers, commenters, and visitors--hope you enjoyed your time here and please come back again soon.   

6 comments:

Darlene said...

Congrats to Kate - woohoo!!!!!

Shay said...

Congratulations Kate. I couldnt be more excited for you!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Congratulations Kate!

Kate said...

Oh Wow! Not what I was expecting when I turned on the computer this morning.

Thank you Annie. Congratulations again on your 400th post. Please keep the Orts coming!

Belinda said...

Well DARN! I guess I'll be a happy loser and congratulate Kate!!

*karendianne. said...

Congratulations to Kate. I stopped in a peeked at her Blog, too. Very spiffy, very cool. ;)