Wednesday, 13 May 2009


Strictly speaking it wasn't a draw. I hope you'll forgive me for asking my totally disinterested completely impartial son to send me five numbers.
I counted from the top, I ignored my own comments and counted each commenter as one even if they left two comments.
The first number he sent belonged to 'Magpie's Mumblings'.
So you can choose anything from my previous post or from my ETSY shop. This little piece about 8 inches square and mounted on board is the first prize but you can choose anything if you don't want it.

Now for the other four winners who will all receive a little round brooch. You will have to contact me to tell me, with careful descriptions, which brooch you want. Its first come first served so be quick! Please remember they are VERY small.
The four winners are:
You can tell there hasn't been any cheating or 'fixing' because the postage is going to be quite pricey. If I'd fixed them they would all be UK winners.

Thank you all for taking part and I hope I hear from you again. I'm so sorry you can't all win.
Thank you for all the lovely comments you've left over the last year.

I had a major scare about two hours ago.
I was trying to copy and paste all your names into a spread sheet so that I could cut them up and have a proper draw. Google perceived this as spam and locked me out of my blog.
Coupled with that, I had been trying to be clever with a new bit of html knowledge which is a dangerous thing.
My son taught me how to do a strikethrough using the html code, but I left out a teeny weeny but absolutely vital little forward slash so every single word I've ever written on thsi blog had a line through it, and because I was locked out I couldn't fix it.
Fortunately he was able to log in for me and sort it, and I unplugged my internet cable and plugged it in again and hey presto!

You know that old bit of advice?
''Have you tried unplugging it?''
Don't knock it.


Hens Teeth said...

I'm as green as grass! A grudging congrats to all winners

Heather said...

Is that really my name and have I really won one of your gorgeous brooches? Before I get too excited I must tell you that there is another Heather. I am the Ragged Old Blogger one. I will email you with my address just in case but you had better check to be sure.

Art Space Gallery said...

Ditto Hens Teeth. Well done, all. Here's to another exciting year of blogging from you Jackie. BFN.


silverpebble said...

Many congrats to all the winners Jackie - I hope the process perked you up a little. What lucky sausages they are

The technological glitsches sound very scary indeed.


Heather said...

I have tried unsuccessfully to access your email address to leave you mine. In case I am a lucky brooch winner - I would like one of the blue ones with a gold centre or the top right one which looks aqua blue in your photo please. My email: and don't worry if I have made a mistake and I'm not the winning Heather - I will quite understand.

Jackie said...

Heather you are the winning heather..honest. Thats why I linked the name to your blog. I'll make it clearer!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh My!! I'm beside myself with joy here and trying so hard not to scream out loud (don't want to set the dogs off!!). Thank you, thank you Jackie. I will check out your shop before I decide and will let you know momentarily.
Thank you once again!!
Mary Anne (Magpies Mumblings)

Elizabeth said...

Sorry I missed your give away but my body wanted some time by itself, that is life.

Many congratulations to all you lucky winners. Enjoy the beauty that will arrive in your mailbox.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm back, and after having drooled all over the etsy goodies, I've decided that if I can't have them all(not a greedy bone in my body!!), I will be thrilled to get the piece you offered as first prize. I love blue, so it has 'me' written all over it. Thank you SO much Jackie...I will be so honoured to have a piece of your work for my very own.
Mary Anne

Magpie's Mumblings said...

For some reason my computer won't talk to your computer via you don't mind contacting me (, I'll give you my snail mail addy.
Thanks Jackie!
Mary Anne

Kitty said...

Gosh ... being locked out of your own blog must have been a bit scary :-O So glad you got back in.

Congratulations to your winners - I'm sure they know they are very, VERY lucky bloggers.


Julie said...

Congratulations to all the winners! I'm not envious at all lol! Enjoy your next year's blogging :o)

Helen said...

Lucky lucky winners!

'Have you tried unplugging it?' was always my first piece of advice to clients when I was working - still is when the neighbours ask for help. Works every time!

Clucking about said...

sounds like you had a nightmare of a day!and all because you were being generous!maybe the computer didn't want you giving anything away!congrats to the winners and happy 2nd year blogging to you xx

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Whoop whoop! Well done winners. One day I'll have my own Dog-Daisy original. One day...

btw Forget to say Jackie, I finally gave "edna" her Christmas present last week - I bought her a Harris Tweet if you can remember back that far. She absolutely loved him with a passion. So a very belated thumbs up and thank you from me and Ann. xx

joanne May said...

It was very generous of you to give some of your lovely work away!
Wish I had won. Never mind I will visit your shop soon.
Best wishes, Jo.:)

Anonymous said...

Hooray! Thankyou! I'll stop before i type Nah Nah Nah NAH... oops. i am thrilled, thank you Jackie, and look forward to seeing it in real life, and bragging about it on my blog. :) i will send you an email anon.

Menopausal musing said...

Lucky, lucky winners, Jackie, I don't know about the others, but I was checking over the days just how many people had commented in the hope of winning and was blown away by it all..... shows how good your blog is. x

Greedy Nan said...

Boohoo! I'm really envious of the lovely winners. Will just have to try hard and learn how to do it myself I suppose ...

lilylovekin said...

I like that expression green as grass that is me also. But just the same congrats to all the winners. And better luck for me next time! Thank goodness all came out well with your blog excitement.

Jude said...

Morning Jackie, I agree with Menapausal Musing, I've been watching those comments every day.... green as grass, Yep!!
Congratulations everyone who won, you lucky things.
Well done Jackie, here's to another year of your lovely blog.

Gina said...

"Unplugging it" is the best sort of advice! Well done all the winners - prizes to treasure!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to all the winners ,I have won a cuff a few months ago so Im not green ,Jackie's work is exquisite so ladies your in for a real treat .
So Kind of you to have such a BIG GIVEAWAY.
love and a blog hug from sesga xx

lisa_crofts said...

I hope I am the lisa crofts that won. I am so excited if it is me. Thanks so much. I am having trouble finding your email address but if it is me and you email me i will give you my snail mail address. I love all of the brooches but i am partial to the purple and lime green one in the bottom corner. (

rivergardenstudio said...

Your brooches are beautiful... I am so sorry I missed the drawing! I hope your spring is lovely, Roxanne

jude said...

...unplugging works every time. works for people too.

Anonymous said...

HAve been enjoying your blog - brooches are gorgeous :)

st of my pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Dear Anonymous.....

....don't waste your time...I have a spam filter.