Tuesday, June 24, 2008

And The Winner Is.....

It's time to pick the winner of my 100 post give away! Drum roll please....

All 49 names of those who commented on my "give away" post, and wished to participate, were written out by my husband and placed in one of his hats.

He folded the paper slips very small and tight, mixed them all up, and then picked out one slip!

Ta Dah! Here is the winning name! Susie Q of Rabbit Run Cottage !

Congratulations Sue! Please e-mail your address to me and I'll send my little package of treats from Ireland to you right away.

Thank you to everyone who entered! I wish I had something for each and every one of you!

I do enjoy ALL of your blogs so much. I learn new things from all of you, and I enjoy sharing a slice of your life.

Some of you live around the world, and Nihal's blog Cross Roads , had a beautiful and interesting post today about Cambodia that was a pleasure to read.
Nihal lives in Istanbul, Turkey, and I met her through M. Kate's blog LA VIE EST BELLE
M. Kate lives in Malaysia, and had sent post cards recently to Nihal, and myself, from her vacation in Cambodia. Thanks so much M. Kate! After visiting both of your blogs I feel as if I took a trip around the world!

I am always flattered when someone tells me that my blog takes them to a place they wish they could visit. It makes me appreciate my little life in Brooklyn, New York. It is not a rich and glamorous one, but I am very grateful for all of my life's blessings.

When I see so many of your beautiful homes and gardens on your blogs, and your beautiful locations, be it the West, the South, the South West, New England, the Mid West, Canada, Australia and South America; I am in awe of you, just as much as many of you are of my living in New York City!

When I see your crafts and recipes, hear about your community, read about your children and grand children's activities, and discover new and interesting information from your blog, I feel enriched.

Thanks so much, all of you, for being my blog friends!


steviewren said...

Congratulations Suzi Q!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to your winner!!! I think I was so consumed by the sale we were having at my house I missed your 100th post announcement! Rats! ;-), but congrats to YOU, too! I love reading your blog and am so happy I found you. I just went back a few posts (I did read your Mermaid Parade yesterday-too cute) and saw the one you posted on Battery Park. Oh, that brought back such memories for me of the trip two good friends and I took to NYC some years ago. The Statue of Liberty in the fog looks just like some photos I took of her the day we were there. The sphere from the World Trade Center is so chilling. We all need to keep that in our minds---we tend to forget what happened to us on that terrible day. Anyway, thanks for your educational and fun posts--I certainly appreciate them.

Kathy said...

Hi Pat, Congratulations to Suzi Q, I know she is going to really enjoy all the goodies from Ireland, you have a heart of gold. I am going to check out the blogs you mentioned in this post, your blog friends from all around the world sound incredibly interesting and your dear hubby is so sweet for helping you pick the winner. hugs, Kathy.

Unknown said...

Congratulations Suzi Q!

That is such a nice thing to do Pat!

Betsy Brock said...

Yes, congrats to SQ!!!!

Vee said...

Congrats to Suzi Q! Lucky, lucky gal!!

What sweet thoughts you shared today...hope that I can get back here to follow your links as they sound most intriguing...

Susie Q said...

Oh Pat!! I am so thrilled!I feel as if I won the lottery! I so love all things Irish and English so this booty of Irish delights is awesome!! I am really tickled. You are so generous and so sweet to have done this.
I feel so lucky to be able to pop into your blog and view your wonderful ohotos and read your words. You are such a fun lady and I know all of us are ever so happy you began blogging! here's to 10,000 more posts! No, 100,000 more! No! 1,000,000 more! *smile*
Thank you dear Pat!


Tess Kincaid said...

Congrats to the lucky Suzi Q!!

Thanks, Pat, these are always so much fun.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Susie Q.

I already love Nihal's blog, and I have just recently become familiar with M Kate's blog.

I so enjoy all of the opportunities that blogging provides. Everyone shares such unique and different perspectives.

Louise said...

Ooh, Suzie Q is a lucky girl. Congratulations! x

Lavinia said...

My congrats are extended to Susie Q, and thanks for your sweet words, Pat!

Rue said...

Congrats to sweet Susie Q :)

Thank you Pat for enriching our lives.


Proud Italian Cook said...

We're enriched from you Pat, Congrats Suzi Q

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Congrats to Susie Q. I am sure she will love her taste of Ireland!

Now, Pat, back to writing of your wonderful adventures...hehehe!

:-) Rosie

Gina said...

I feel the same way Pat.. and think blogland is so wonderful! Congrats to Sue.. a very lucky lady :) Gx

Karen said...

Thank you for your kind welcome.

Your blog is very nice.

Hope you enjoy the oatmeal craisin bars!

nanatrish said...

Lucky Suzi Q!

Thank you for being our bloggy friend. I so love going to NYC on your blog. I'm really here in Hot-lanta, but by way of your blog I'm right up there in the big apple. I always look foward to your blog and appreciate your take on things.

Strider said...

Looks like I won't be buying a lottery ticket very soon!! -:)

Marg said...

Thank-you for introducing me to more of the world. Blogging has become such a special way to connect with people all over.

Contratulations to the winner. That will be so special sending it to Turkey. My brother in law is Turkish, whom we just met in Europe a month ago and plan to go with him to Turkey on our next journey.
Life has so many good thing for us to learn and helps us to learn how to respond.

Unknown said...

Congrats to the winner!!! How lucky :D

Dearest Pat, thanks again for the mention, how small is this world through blogging :D
Reading the blogs are fun, but then when we know the person behind it, suddenly it becomes a super-blog, like yours :)

Nihal said...

Oh Pat, I appreciate your gesture linking and talking about me:) You're one of the special persons here on blogsphere whom I met luckily. Wouldn't it be a nice idea if we all could come together in real life?
Just a wish, sometimes more than a wish.. I'll go with my wish as it's life after all.

Hugs and warm greetings.