Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Picking A Winner From a Bouquet of Flowers


Well here it is - the enormous bouquet of daisies you all helped to create with all your wonderful comments about my 4th blogiversary!!
 Thank you so much! I couldn't have asked for a more lovely gift than a big bunch of colourful flowers.

 I had planned to pick a winner by choosing a flower straight from the bouquet but after receiving so many entries somehow that just didn't seem enough so I extended the process a bit. Here's what I ended up doing. 

I wrote your names on individual flowers and then mixed them all up so I wouldn't know which flower was where. Then I went and got Gbf and asked him to choose 25 flowers. 

We folded those 25 daisies and put them into this white vase.


Then 10 flowers were randomly selected from the white vase and given to the blue boy to put in his wheelbarrow.

From here 4 blooms where chosen 


to become ducks wings! While I placed the wings into position Gbf looked away and thought of a number...  he picked the number 2!

The second duck revealed Gill's name so she's the lucky winner of the Swoon Houses!!
Congratulations Gill!! 

Thank you so much again to all who took part in the giveaway!! I might just have some more giveaways coming up, you just never know.
If you would like to make your own Swoon Houses block here is the link to a tutorial. Of course I have to thank Camille Roskelly for designing the Swoon block in the first place. All I really did was add doors and windows. :)

33 comments:

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Many congratulations to Gill - such a lucky duck!

Fran said...

Brilliant, who could argue with such careful selection of a winner?!? Lucky Gill :-)

Patchwork and Play said...

Congrats to Gill! You do have fun, no matter what you are doing, don't you Rachael!?

Shay said...

Way to go Gill!

Love your process for choosing a winner Rach. You crack me up.

Cardygirl said...

Lucky girl! How wonderful!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lucky Gill....thanks for a great giveaway Rachael....gotta love how you chose the winner!

Heather said...

Congrats to the lucky winner and to you on your blogging anniversary. Getting ready for another move has left me little time for blogging so I am a bit behind!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

What a fun way to do the picking of the giveaway! Congratulations Gill!

Sujata Shah said...

Rachael, everything you do, you make it so much fun.. not only for yourself but us readers! Loved this post!

Heidi said...

congrats to the winner and thanks for the smile :-) it's obvious you had fun choosing a winner :-)

Di said...

Haha! Only you could make such wonderful entertainment out of a giveaway draw. Hilarious, Rachael! And big congratulations to Gill on her win.

DeborahGun said...

Oh how fun :-) And congratulations to Gill!

Quiltbenaco said...

Congratulazioni a chi ha vinto!

Sei molto creativa anche nella selezione dei biglietti vincenti...il mio aiutante preferito รจ il ragazzo blu con la carriola!
Ciao

Barb said...

you are so clever and fun - even picking the winner was fun for everyone -
congrats to gill!

claudia said...

What a fun way to pick a winner! Congratulations Gill!

smazoochie said...

I feel like a winner in such a charming contest!
You are a joy!!! Congratulations to Gill!!!!!!

Nifty Quilts said...

Fun pictorial story! Congratulations to the winner.

audrey said...

So many little helpers! Congrats to the winner.:)

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

What a fun way to pick!

Gill said...

What fun!
Thank you so much Rachael

Katy Cameron said...

You are absolutely and utterly certifiable ;o)

Heather said...

Best giveaway winner post ever. I also thought you might like to know that bluemountaindaisy is featured in the latest New Zealand Quilter magazine selection of recommended websites. It specifically mentions the Swoon House pattern.

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

Fantastic way to choose a winner (SO much more interesting than mr random, and much more fun I'll bet!)

Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

What???? I didn't win?? Dang. Guess I'll have to find something else for that spot on my wall. Or - just wait a bit and see what you give away next. :)

Awesome process by the way. Love all of the time spent on such an important decision. :)

Mary said...

Hehe! Congrats Gill! Clever girl, Rachael!

GO STARS! said...

Such a creative way to pick a winner! Love all the pictures.

Jeneta said...

Truly delightful! I loved every single photo - the yellow duck, the softie, the kewpie doll and the swans made me squeal!

Karen said...

You have had so much fun with choosing your winner. Your flower bouquet is gorgeous. Love all the stages of the draw.
Well done!

Karen said...

That is the most interesting giveaway winner announcement I have ever read! Thank you!

needleandspindle said...

Well that was the best episode ever...of any giveaway. Lucky, lucky Gil. Genius prize, genius prize giving, genius pics...oh so much genius I need a lie down!

Judy said...

That's a great way to do it! Congrats to Gill for being the lucky winner.

Sunna Reyr said...

That was fun, congratulations to Gill. Love your hens, I gave my five away last year. I didn't have good enough house for them and the door also always got snowed over or in so tending them was often difficult. The new owner took them in only after I had agreed to accept eggs from him instead. Some people are just wonderful to do trade with.

O'Quilts said...

Well..now just maybe Gill should post a creative Thank u note...fun could just keep on and on...

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