Saturday, December 1, 2012

Giveaway Winners!

A whopping 57 signed up for my 12 Days of Christmas giveaway ... & here is a look into the workings of the easily influenced stitcher's mind.  I saw that number - 57 - typed here & immediately thought of the Heinz company.  I think everyone, at least in the US, is familiar with Heinz.  Their marketing slogan was/is Heinz 57 which naturally makes us all think that they have, or had at the time of adopting the slogan, 57 different varieties of things they were selling.  Au contraire!  Here's a bit of history regarding this subject from Wikipecia.

"Henry J. Heinz introduced the marketing slogan '57 Varieties' in 1896.  He later claimed he was inspired by an advertisement he saw while riding an elevated train in New York City (a shoe store boasting '21 styles').  The reason for '57' is unclear.  Heinz said he chose '5' because it was his lucky number & '7' was his wife's lucky number.  However, Heinz also said the number '7' was selected specifically because of the 'psychological influence of that figure & of its enduring significance to people of all ages.'  Whatever the reasons, Heinz wanted the company to advertise the greatest number of choices of canned & bottled foods for sale.  In fact, by 1892, 4 years before the slogan was created, the Heinz company was already selling more then 60 products."

I know how thrilled you all must be that I shared this bit of information with you & all I can do is humbly say "you're welcome."   : )

Note:  I think my blog shows 56 comments on the giveaway post.  However, a comment was left on a different post & then that person realized her error & she commented again on the giveaway post.  Instead of deleting the one left on the wrong post, I deleted the one left on the giveaway post, thus the discrepancy   : )

I must say that it was quite difficult for me to come up with a system for picking the winner of each giveaway gift.  I wasn't even going to attempt that online choosing thingie which I can't remember the name of right now.  I thought about listing each item with the names of everyone interested in winning each one, counting the names under each item listed, & asking my husband to pick a number from 1 to "whatever," but that didn't quite do it for me either.  I ended up listing everyone's name under each item they were interested in & then I took each list, separated the names by cutting between them, tossed them into a plastic food storage container, giving then a good shake, & picking one.  I did this 12 times & I must tell you, some of you who indicated your interest in more than one item could've walked away with 2 or 3 of them!  Needless to say, if your name was drawn for #1 & then drawn again for #7, another name was then chosen for #7. Clear?  I hope so   : )

You are probably thinking "cut the chatter & get on with revealing the winners already!" Okay, okay   : )   I will say one more thing though & that is that I wish I had the ability to send a little something to all of you.  I appreciate my followers & am floored by the fact that you decide to visit me despite my rants & raves & general goofiness   : )

The winners are ...

Debbie Mumm
Snow Friends Bow Kit
Winner:  Prudence - The Bear's Blog
Item 2
Elizabeth's Designs
Joyous Noel Chart
Winner:  Jo - Serendipitous Stitching
Item 3
Blackbird Designs
My Heart Is True Booklet
Winner:  Peggy Lee - Kentucky Sampler
Item 4
Brown House Studio
Merry Snow Days Chart
Winner:  June - Butterfly wings
Item 5
Primitive Needleworks by Caryn
Noel Sampler Chart
Winner:  Nicola - Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore
Item 6
The Sweetheart Tree
Let It Snow Knob Knocker Kit
Winner:  Sabine - Sabine's resin quilt
Item 7
JBW Designs
A Very Merry Winter Chart
Winner:  Hazel - Quietly Stitching
Item 8
Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe
Cinnamon Primitive Spice Bag Kit
Winner:  Robin - The Cranky Crow
Item 9
When We Do Boxer Kit
Winner:  Vickie - A Stitcher's Story
Item 10
Faith Boxer Kit
Winner:  Samplers, Silks & Linens
Item 11
Winter-ize Boxer Kit
Winner:  Annette - California Stitcher
Item 12
The Trilogy
Wonderland Kit
Winner:  Mii Stitch


Hazel said...

What a pretty chart I have won. I have the similar one in the tree design so it will match perfectly. Thanks so much. x

cucki said...

Congratulations to all the winners..
Love for you xxx

The Bear's Blog said...

Oh Miss Shirlee,

Me? I won? Oh my mohair, I have to run and tell Mom. Yippee.

Thank you, I am so bearcited.

Prudence ♥

The Bear's Blog said...

Congratulations to all the winners. What a wonderful way to begin December.


Siobhán said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Mii Stitch said...

All I can say is the best til the end!!! Thank you so so so so much :) I am thrilled, you made my day :D

Vickie said...

Oh Shirlee! How apropos! You know what I mean. It is like more good wisdom from you my friend. It may not be my very next stitch, but it will be stitched soon.

Sally said...

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for your generosity Shirlee :)

I'm way behind on blogs. Christmas shopping this last week and no time to do much else!

Chris said...

What fun! Of course I would think of Heinz too!
Congratulations to all your winners!!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

OMGosh ... what a Lucky List of Winners. Looks like Christmas came a bit early for ALL of them.
I did not win but you deserve a
BIG THANKS for your overflowing generosity.

Peace & Blessings,

Shebafudge said...

Congratulations to all the winners.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

waffle, waffle, waffle ooo look I've won LOL.

Thank you so much for your very complicated system of choosing prize winners!

I think you have my address already but I'll email it again in case you've fed the scrap of paper to the birds or something!

Congrats to the other winners too.

TheCrankyCrow said...

WOO HOO!!! And add a big YIPPEE!!! YEA!!!! Thank you my sweet friend!!! Love it!! As you know, I'm slow and far between with my crafting these days, but having done one of Nancy's kits like these, I know it's a fun and easy stitch - and one I can even SEE. Thank you, thank you!!! And congratulations to all the other lucky winners as well... You, my sweets, are one kind of generous - and funny to boot....Yes, thank you for the historic trivia....I did not know that! ;o) Smiles & Thank You Hugs ~ Robin

Catherine said...

What a fun giveaway!! Congrats to all of the winners!!

pam said...

What wonderful prizes you have posted for everyone!

Annette-California said...

WooHoo! Thank you Shirlee! I love the chart I won. I hope you had fun selecting the winners once you had a plan:)
Congrats to all the winners.
love Annette

Nicola said...

Thank you so much, I really love the chart. You have been very generous. Do you need my address or do you already have it.

Peggy Lee said...

Oh YAY!!!
Thank you SO MUCH Shirlee! I know how hard it is for me to coordinate just ONE giveaway. Thanks for taking the time to make this one so much fun.
No hurries on getting it out to me....I won't be home for another couple weeks anyway.



jennifer768 said...

Congrats to all the lucky winners!Bless your heart for being so generous Shirlee!It was a most fun giveaway.Hugs,Jen

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Congratulations to the winners! Thanks for the fun Giveaway!!

Judy said...

Congrats to all the winners! Thanks for having this fun giveaway and all the extra work on your part ot pick the winners. Oh, and thanks for the Heinz 57 facts!

Have a good weekend,

Judy heartland stitcher

butterfly said...

Wow Shirlee is that my name there, oh thank you so much . Love the chart you are just to kind.
Thank you .

Sabine's Harz Quilt said...

Thank you very much for the Giveaway and congratulation to all winners. I won :-))) What a way to start the first advent :-)
Greetings, Sabine

Danice said...

Congratulations to all of the winners. What wonderful gifts they will receive :)

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Congrats to all the lucky winners!!!
Boy there is going to be a lot of fun stitchin' going on!!!
Thanks Shirlee for hosting a wonderful and generous giveaway!
Prim Blessings

Jane said...

Congratulations to all the winners ~ you are very lucky and thank you again to Shirlee for the chance x