Sunday, December 16, 2007

And the Winner Is... I Mean, Are...

I'm exhausted. And I think I may have found my Chocolate Limit (admittedly huge). The Open Studio was a success, and I'm so grateful to all who came. More on that on the Underground Artists blog tomorrow morning; plus pictures.

I'm so tired that all I'd like to do tonight is post who won the earrings. It's not so simple though. First of all, I want to thank everyone who commented, and tried to comment. (Becky and Carole: I put your names into the hat because I know you tried to comment but had technical difficulties!) I really enjoyed getting comments on my blog; the feedback and conversations really made the blog feel dynamic this week! Thanks.

This morning I wrote that I'd take comments until 5:00 tonight, and then I'd pick the winner. Well, we got so busy towards the end of the Open Studio that I completely forgot to check the blog before I had one of our friends pick a name out of the hat. So that person will receive a pair of earrings. However, when I realized that there were new comments on the blog, I felt I had to honor what I'd written. Yet I didn't feel right putting the first name back in. So I added the new names and called my neighbor (otherwise known as the Best Neighbor in the World). She agreed to let me run over with my faux-leopard-skin-pillbox hat, so that she could pull another name.

So, two winners:
The first winner out of the hat was Sanoma Kellogg!
The second winner, due to my mistake, was Kristen Schwartz!
I'm sending a pair off to Carrie Cahill Mulligan as well: as soon as I got back from my neighbor's house, I realized that I didn't put her name into the hat for one of her comments made earlier today. It seems only right.

I'll figure out how I'm going to choose your earrings and get them to you tomorrow. Right now I'm so tired that my eyes are literally closing. Goodnight and thanks, everyone!

7 comments:

cahillmulligan said...

Yay! Hooray!

I can hardly wait!

Thanks so much, Melissa... it has been fun hanging around your blog so much this week... I will be sure to visit again...

Thanks again... you are more than fair!

Melissa Lanitis Gregory said...

You're welcome Carrie! And thanks again for all of your enthusiasm. I looked at the comments again today and realized I forgot to put your name in for two of your comments yesterday! So you totally deserved those earrings... Next time I do this, I'm going to have to simplify the process!

I woke up with a cold today and brain function is at an all-time low, but tomorrow I'm going to try to post some photos for you and Sanoma (she's all the way over in Paris) to choose from, or something like that. You can check back here tomorrow, and/or I will also try to remember to send you all an email.

Thank you!!!

cahillmulligan said...

I hope you're feeling better soon...!

cahillmulligan said...

I LOVE my new earrings... the color and length are perfect!

I had a friend take some photos tonight (they cheerfully helped me ring in 2008... the earrings, that is, along with the friend), so I will email it to you soon...

You won't believe how perfectly the earrings match a new necklace I recently treated myself to...

Thanks again, Melissa... your work is so much fun!

M. Lanitis Gregory said...

Thanks for posting your feedback on the earrings. I'm glad I sent the "right" pair! Now to figure out how to get an emailed photo onto the blog...

cahillmulligan said...

Alrighty, then! I have posted the aforementioned earrings photo on my own site...

Have a look-see and tell me what you think of the impromptu"set" they make with my new necklace...

M. Lanitis Gregory said...

I like the "set" very much; that's how I am about matching...get kinda anxious if things are too obvious! I'll provide a link to your post so folks can see them if they want...