The Miss Delacourt Has Her Day Giveaway Winners  

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As predicted, I am sitting here in my new store with nothing to do. As a result, I have copied down the names of the commentors, facebookers, twitterers, Goodreads junkies, etc., etc. on little slips of paper, put them all in an antique vase, shook it up really good and had The Spouse close his eyes and pull out a piece of paper with a name on it--times four (as each drawing for each of the four giveaways was separate). Before we get to who won the mugs, the twins, the hamper and the painting, let me tell you who won the Goodreads book giveaway (winner determined by Goodreads via procedure unknown except that it is doubtless more sophisticated than drawing a slip of paper from an antique vase)--Rebecca Irvine of Rebecca Irvine. I think it's hysterical since out of more than 1,000 entrants, there were only three people whom Iknow personally (at least, as far as I know since one can enter a Goodreads contest under a secret or anonymous user name) and of those three, only one of them already owned the book--namely Rebecca Irvine of Rebecca Irvine. Congrats Becky! As you have already read and reviewed the book (HERE) perhaps you can use it to start a fire for your next camping trip.

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Did I mention that I am sitting here in my new store with nothing to do? This is a good thing for a number of reasons. 1. I don't know how to work the cash register. 2. We aren't real clear on the tax laws (some things you charge tax for, some things you don't--where does our painted furniture fit into this? We aren't sure . . .) and 3. I am getting some much needed rest. Mostly, I am enjoying making you wait to hear who won. ( Sorry). (Sort of).
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Okay, here goes--the winner of the darling regency mugs by Audrey Eclectic is Kimberly of This Adventure Called Parenthood. I must say I am pleased about this since Kimberly claims in her comment that I should count her as a new fan. Since she doesn't have my blog listed in her blogroll as of yet, I can only assume I can't count on anything unless she wins the mugs. Now that she has, well, Kim, you know what to do .. . (oh, and also email me with your mailing address at write2me@heidiashworth.com).
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The winner of The Twins (i.e. a signed copy of each of my two Miss Delacourt books) is Lesa of Notes About Music Notes. Congratulations Lesa! Leave your address in my inbox at write2me@heidiashworth.com and I will be happy to mail your books to you just as soon as I sell something and have the money to cover postage (just kidding) (sort of). Thanks for entering my giveaway and I hope you love and adore the books (and post Goodreads and Amazon reviews)! (The good kind!)
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The winner of the picnic hamper filled with rosy dishes and faux provenance is Rebecca Irvine of Rebecca Irvine. Is that hysterical or what? However, not terribly odd when one considers the fact that she had 7 entries on this giveaway. Rebecca, do you mind if I mail your book along with the hamper? hee hee
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Finally, we have come to the giveaway many of you have been waiting for--and some praying for--which, in this case, was a really good move. Read the winner's comment below to see what I mean.
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"I really want Jana's painting. And I can't wait to read your books. So... *I blogged, theloneread.com *I posted reviews on Amazon (for both books, even though I haven't read them, I trust Jana completely. And I didn't lie.) *I put a link on my family's blog. *I put a link for your blog AND Jana's on FB. *I prayed. *I prayed again. When I locate my login for Goodreads, I will add it there as well. I don't tweet, but I will tell everyone I know verbally, at least until they get really annoyed and ask me to stop. Then I will leave little notes on their computers with post-its. And I'll pray."
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Prayer works, people. And so does having a bazillion entries. H--, also known as Dan the Man, I hope this was a powerful testimony-building experience of prayer for you. I feel privileged to have provided the opportunity. What else can an impoverished novelist hope for? Only this: that every single one of you could have won the painting. The good news is that Jana has had the painting done up in prints as well as notecards. Go to Jana's website to figure out how to own your own version of "Miss Delacourt's Roses". Lastly, as I was combing the comments of my March posts in order to get every viable entry included in that antique vase, I felt overwhelmed with gratitude for all of you lovely, loving, supportive people. As I read, I did a lot of sniffling such that The Spouse, in the next room, wondered if I was all right and did I need a tissue? How incredible you all are! How generous, kind and truly wonderful!
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Hey, is that a potential customer I see coming through the door? I had best be off! Hugs!

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14 wise, witty and wonderful comments

Woo Hoo!!! I am going to go buy myself a lottery ticket today--I am feeling lucky.

Yes, just send the book with the hamper :-).

April 4, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Does it make me a bad person that I sort of hate Rebecca Irvine right now? I'm sorry Rebecca I have jealousy issues. And hate issues. And depression issues. You should feel really bad now. ;)

April 4, 2011 at 2:34 PM

I won! I'm so excited. I can't wait to read the books.

This is the first time I've won a blog giveaway!!!!

(sorry for all the exclamation points)

I won! I won!

Thank you Heidi.

(I will be praying for customers to come in)

April 4, 2011 at 2:41 PM

Congratulations to all the winners! I don't have to feel TOO much envy, because I'm blessed just to know you! Mwah!

April 4, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Seriously!!!?!

I never win. I think it was the inadvertant post from my son's account (Dan the Man) that turned fate my way. I am really enjoying the books and will be calling my framer in the morning!

I can't even express how cheerful I'm feeling right now!

Ghee!

April 4, 2011 at 7:20 PM

I hope your first day ended well. Been thinking about you.

April 4, 2011 at 7:58 PM

here's hoping that the potential customer coming through the door is sharing their discovery with all their friends right now!

and yeah... congrats to the winners too... see, not a bitter bone in my body :)

April 4, 2011 at 9:01 PM

What a wonderful end to a CRAZY month for you! It was a great ride for me!

I'm so excited that you have time to just sit. I hope that is good for you. I also hope that you find the tax rules and cash register easier to understand/figure out than you thought. May you be rewarded for all your hard work!

April 4, 2011 at 11:39 PM

Well, I may get over losing - after all, I did once win a candy bar from Jami at Superfluous Miscellany, so my life can't be all bad. I'm glad to know that prints are available of the painting - I find it mesmerizing. Now I just need to get a copy of your book, and my life would be complete.

That's nice that you're getting to rest - hopefully you'll be able to figure out the tax laws and register soon!

April 5, 2011 at 6:43 AM

Congrats to the winners! And I read on facebook that you made at least one sale:) Hope you followed it up with many more!!

April 5, 2011 at 7:17 AM

This is all so exciting! And I can't even tell you how happy I am about the winners! (And that prayer works!) :)

So now I will focus all my mental energy on sending thick-walleted customers to your lovely store...until you're so busy you start praying for them to go away!

April 5, 2011 at 8:49 AM

Congrats to the winners!

Now I'm trying to wrap my brain around what store (or story?) you're sitting in...need to catch up on that and soon!

PS: Audrey Eclectic is one of my favorite artists, isn't her work divine?

April 6, 2011 at 12:48 PM

How exciting for all those winners of you wonderful giveaways.
wasn't me....I need a tissue.

I can't wait to read more on your store and I surely wish I could come shop there.

April 7, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Those are some awesomely lucky winners!

And I hope that potential customer was awesome for you!

April 17, 2011 at 4:16 PM

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