Sunday, December 14, 2014

And the Winners Are.............

Hello Humans,
My name is Mazey.  I'm an 8 month old Golden Retriever and I'm one amazing girl.  I'm also the newest random number generator for my mom's giveaway.  I have no idea what that is, but if it involves food and time with my forever parents, I'm good.  
First of all we went to the store and bought five boxes of my favorite treats.  I am in doggie heaven right now with all of these treats! 

Some of the cookies were too big, some were too small, and some were just right!  I do have Golden Locks you know.

If I had thumbs, I could help my mom write all of the numbers on my treats.  I'm not too sure about eating treats with permanent marking pen on them.  But, for this contest, I'll take one for the team.

Each person who commented or sent a personal email was assigned a number. Then all of my treats were put on the floor in front of the Christmas Tree. 

Then, my dad brought me in the room and told me not to look.  This is just like Christmas!  Don't peak, don't look, don't touch the presents, DO NOT OPEN UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

This one looks tasty.

I think I'll select this one first!
Just as soon as I got the cookie in my mouth, my dad took it out!  How rude!  Do I take food right out of his mouth?  Off his plate maybe, but not out of his mouth.
The first winner was #70!  Gill wrote:
 "Congratulations! 1000 posts is an incredible milestone!"
Then I selected another one.
#78 belongs to Susan Contreras and Susan wrote:
"Hi Lynn, When I read your blog, I feel like I'm sitting down with a friend having coffee together and enjoying the latest news about quilting creativity. The blogs uplift me and give me a sense of community with kindred spirits. You are inspiring others on a daily basis. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." Susan Contreras

My mom has known Susan for years and she was sooooo excited that I picked Susan's number.

I think I'll sneak up on the next winner.

#52 is Donna from So Sew Crafty  Donna wrote:

 "1000 posts! WOW! I so enjoy reading all you write while sipping my morning coffee. Congratulations. Keep posting.  And, now to Mazey, the most wonderful, beautiful, loveable, adorable, fantastic, brilliant (is that enough suck up?) puppy in the whole wide world, think Donna when you draw the lucky name." 

I always do what I'm told to do Donna.

My work is done here.  This is exhausting! Can I go chase squirrels now?

Many thanks to Marcus Fabrics for donating the fabric for the giveaway.  Thank you Leslie and Melissa from In Between Stitches for donating the Gift Certificate.  Many, many thanks to you, my readers for all of your support. I loved reading all of the comments and tried to answer each of you individually.  Now to the next 1000 posts!!!


P.S. This photo shoot took about an hour to capture.  Mazey showed much more restraint than we thought possible.  We thought she was going to dive headlong into the pile of treats.....but she didn't.


  1. Good job, Mazey, even if you didn't pick your favorite auntie! Congratulations to the winners!

  2. Nice job, Mazey! I sure hope you got a few cookies.....

  3. Well done Mazey! Congratulations to all ")

  4. Well, she's an amazing dog! Seriously, she's very beautiful! This was fun! Wonder if Charlie or Lola would do that? Charlie, yes...Lola (my big-boned girl), no way! XO

  5. This was hilarious!! The BEST Give Away EVER! Way to go Mazey!! What a lot of work!

  6. Congratulations to all the winners and Mazey did an excellent job!

  7. congrats to all your winners, and what a wonderful way to do the draw. Beautiful dog.

  8. Looks like Mazey was exhausted by the time the "drawing" was over. Did she actually get to eat any of the treats? In the last pic she didn't look too interested.

  9. Congratulations to everyone Mazey picked! I think I saw you peeking when your dad had his hand over your eyes, girlfriend! Aww, that's OK - you did a great job and I know you were well rewarded!

  10. Congratulations everyone!!! Well done Mazey!!!! :D

  11. Congrats to the winners and for Mazey's first job as a random number generator!

  12. How fun! Congratulations to the winners. Mazey and family are just toooooo darn cute and clever! Merry Christmas to all!

  13. Such a beautiful pup! So glad she had a good time with the treats!

    Sandy A

  14. Cute. Maybe our lottery numbers should be picked like this it would be so much fun to watch.

  15. Hi Mazey! You did a really good job! Some of us who live here would have a problem practicing such restraint and they're waaay older than you! Isn't it interesting what our humans sometimes ask us to do for them? Silly people! What's a doggie to do?!?!?! You deserve a really good treat...and I'll bet Santa's going to bring you one!
    Sniffs & Smooches, Wags & Wiggle Butts,
    Your older but shorter friend...Maecee

  16. Mazey is so pretty! And LOL - what a fun way to select your winners. :D

  17. Oh Lynn! This was just a wonderful post!! Who cares who the winner is - just seeing those wonderful pictures of Mazey (she has really turned into a beautiful young lady!) and your wonderful narrative really made my day. Merry Christmas to you all (Gail too!!!)

  18. Congrats to the winners - this is such a cute post - Mazey is just adorable (even if she didn't pick me!).

  19. This is way too cute! Love the creative way to pick the winners. Mazey you are amazing! :-) Thanks for sharing the process with us and making me smile! Congrats to all. K-

  20. Mazey, thank you for drawing my name. Congrats to the other winners!