Monday, June 22, 2015

Mail Call Monday - The Postman Cometh {Eventually!!!}

Unbeknownst to me, I set the wheels in motion the week before last.  It was late in the evening, while blog hopping, when I did something that I don't normally do.

What's that, Joyful?

I signed up for the accompanying giveaway for THIS:


Now, you might be thinking... umm, Joyful, that's NOT so unusual.  However, for me, (given that there were already more than 500 entries!) it really was out of the norm.


I had a busy day with friends on Friday.  I was out all day and then swung by to have dinner with DS1.  We didn't get home until 7 PM with food for the rest of the family, so it was nearly 8 PM before I booted up my computer for my nightly jaunt through BlogLand and beyond.  (You know the drill... Facebook, Ravelry - if you knit or crochet, emails, and blogs.)

When I finally got around to checking email, this is what I saw...

An email subject heading that read:

Winner of Irish Chain Quilts Blog Hop Grand Prize Giveaway!!!!

My immediate thought was, "Right!!  I've heard THAT before."  My second thought was, 
"I wonder why they are bothering with emailing about the winners?"  Well, let me tell you,  I could barely contain myself (after I was able to accept that it wasn't a hoax email... because, until I read the content TWICE, I was convinced that it was just junk mail.)

I couldn't believe my eyes!  Here's what I read when I opened the email:

On 2015-06-19 09:05, Melissa Corry wrote:
Good Morning and a huge Congrats to you!!!

You won one of the Grand Prize Giveaways as part of the Irish Chain Quilts Blog Hop!!!

I have got a big bundle consisting of a Lizzy House Butterflies Fat Quarter Bundle, and American Jane Lorraine Layer Cake, 2 Irish Green Fat Quarters from Denyse Schmidt's Moderns Solids collection, an Angela Walters Drawn Fat Quarter, a Bitty Bits Mini made by me, and  a signed copy of Irish Chain Quilts ready to ship your way.

Can you please send me your mailing address and I will get this out to you ;)

Congrats again!!!
logo  Melissa Corry Happy Quilting

I'm SO excited!!!  Thank you, Melissa!  Thank you, prize sponsors. And, thank YOU, Mr. Random Number Generator!!!

You have GOT to go check out Melissa's BLOG POST to see the adorable CHARITY QUILT that she made from the blocks made by her Blog Hop participants!!

And just LOOK at the LOOT that was given away:

Judging by the list of prizes that Melissa included in her email, my goodies are on the RIGHT side of the photo shown above.  (I can't WAIT to get my hands on MY copy of her book!  It includes blocks that give a fresh take on the traditional Irish Chain pattern.)

Don't worry...

I'll post another picture when my prize package arrives.

Until then...
Wait patiently!!!  Since I will have to...  :P

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! That was an awesome win! Now I'm going to be stalking your blog to see which quilt you make first (I vote for the cover quilt!)


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