29 July 2018

Grand Finale Giveaway Winner

Well, folks, in just two more days, this month will be history.  August is just around the corner.  Theoretically, in Philadelphia, July is supposed to be the hottest month - the meteorologists tell us that every year.  Which means I always have unrealistic expectations for August, expecting it to suddenly be more comfortable weather-wise than it actually is.

But enough about August - we are here for the final giveaway for Christmas in July!!

The final giveaway was kind of a mystery - a project bag, featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, with mysterious contents.

Again today, I asked Random.Org to do its thing.  I promised that it could take a rest after this week, and thanked it for its service.  Its response?  Comment #11, otherwise known as Cheryl!  Here's what she had to say:

I really like most foods but it seems any holiday contains cooked broccoli. Yuck. I like it raw but not cooked. Always the veggie everyone wants. Christmas for me is all about the cookies. I love them all. Can’t get enough. So I don’t bake them. Period. Lol. Love the bag. Love Rudolph. He’s my hero. 
Seajaes on ravelry
Well, it would appear that Cheryl and I are of like minds on Rudolph (because really, he is THE BEST), and cookies (because ... COOKIES), but I must admit to liking broccoli in all of its forms, so we part ways there.  It appears from her Ravelry page that Cheryl lives in Canada, which pleases me greatly, because The Tim and I have done lots of traveling in various areas of our northern neighbor, and We Love Canadia (as we call it)!!  Plus ,it means this little giveaway has gone international, and that the little Rudolph bag and its mysterious contents will travel over the border.  :-)
Cheryl, please send your name and mailing address to me at thekittyknitterATverizonDOTnet.  I'll get your package together and send it to you.  I know you don't have a blog, so once I am certain that you have received the package, I'll reveal the contents for everyone so that they can move on with their lives and not let the curiosity become an obsession ... ;-)
I have to say another huge thank you to everyone who participated in this month of giveaways.  I had so much fun putting the packages together, and thinking of the questions.  And I am thrilled that so many of you played along.  In one way, giveaways can be upsetting, as I always end up wishing I had more things to send.  But then I think how for myself, part of the fun is just being part of it, and if I win, fine, but to be honest, I never really expect to be the winner - it's just a fun thing to do.
Thus endeth this year's event.  I will get everything ready to send out, and likely get to the post office here next Saturday.  I'll let those who have a package on the way know for sure when it goes out, so that they can be on the lookout for its arrival.  
Who knows, maybe this can be an annual event?  I know I think that would be worthwhile.
In other news, I finished the Christmas in July socks I was knitting this past Thursday, and I'm really happy with how well they turned out!  I want to get a good photo of them, and will likely be posting about them on Monday or Tuesday.
As for our new family member, I want to thank you for the nice comments and good wishes about Hamlet.  He is settling in quite nicely, though I think he is still a bit confused about it all.  Yesterday we took him to a local wildlife refuge, and hiked around for about an hour and a half.  He seemed to really enjoy it, though he was literally a tired puppy the rest of the day.
The cats have all made friends with him, and he clearly likes them, but is not quite sure what they are, which is kinda funny.  Pip of course, is still keeping us informed, and was quite shocked that this morning THE DOG was sitting in the doorway to the bathroom, meaning that it was necessary to walk right past THE DOG to come into the bathroom and sit in the tub!  Can you imagine??? 
Enjoy your Sunday evening, and hopefully this week will treat all of us well.  Take care.


AsKatKnits said...

Bravo to Cheryl!!

I hope your weekend was wonderful!

Kim in Oregon said...

Lucky winners and a fun way to celebrate July!

Araignee said...

Congrats to the winner!!! She's a special soap buddy of mine so I am really happy for her!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Cheryl!

Can't wait to see WHAT the surprise inside is. I'm just gonna sit right here at my computer and wait. LOL

Kym said...

Your Christmas in July celebration was a very clever summer diversion! :-)
I'm so happy to hear that Hamlet is settling so well into your family. What a lucky, lucky dog! XO

Nance said...

Oh, Cheryl. Broccoli? How could you? Congrats anyway. ;-)

Bridget, my boys (now 30 & 33) have called it Canadia for ages! Were you...eavesdropping on us in Niagara Falls or Niagara-on-the-Lake at one time? Confess.

Vera said...

Congratulations Cheryl! Can't wait for the unveiling.....

KSD said...

The horrors that are the Pip Life! I hope Pip's people are talking to Hamlet's people to get the whole thing worked out.

Tired Teacher said...

Congratulations, Cheryl

Thanks for hosting the Christmas in July posts/questions. They were fun.

elns said...

Yay for Cheryl!

I am team cooked broccoli. Even in the crudite I like it steamed.

I love that all the animals are getting on.

I hope you have a wonderful week. xoxo

Bonny said...

I'm sorry that Christmas in July is over, but am glad for Cheryl. It would be great if you did this as an annual event!