Tu-Na Quilts: Giveaway Winner Annonced

I’ve been so busy driving and shop hopping all around Minnesota that I failed to finish this post with the winning name from my 12 Days of Christmas in July Giveaway post. So here it is, a bit late, but at least “now you know the rest of the story (Paul Harvey).” This was my first giveaway at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats in celebration of the things I learned that day here.

Under Tu-Na Helper’s close supervision, I plugged in the numbers to a random number generator from the internet. There were 110 comments left on the giveaway post here. Number 2 is the lucky recipient of the Christmas stocking and all the goodies it holds.

Random number generation / Random Numbers

Generate number between 1 and  110 = 2

Congratulations to: Jean McKinstry July 25, 2017 at 3:03 am

“I met you during the 12 days of Christmas Blog hop, and you are now on my blog list, I follow you with Blogger.” 

 

Jean wrote the comment above on the day of her birthday. She must be very lucky, indeed. I met Jean, too, during the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop. Jean is from New Zealand which explains why she was commenting at 3 (my time) in the morning. She blogs over at All Points of the Compass and was smitten by that little pillow pincushion I made here and wrote me a delightful poem about it which I published here on the Eleventh Day of that Blog Hop. 

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This is how the parcel looked after traveling thousands of miles. (Picture by Jean McKinstry and used with permission)

I emailed Jean for her shipping address and apologized profusely as in my rush out the door for the Quilt MN Shop Hop I had forgotten to take along the box, the stocking, and all of it’s contents. She waited patiently for me to get back home to mail all those goodies to her. They’ve now been packaged, mailed, and received.

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(Picture taken by Jean McKinstry and used with permission.)

Surprisingly, the package didn’t take long to get there. Jean wrote me a lovely email thank you note extolling the virtues of everything in that box including the Ziploc bag that I used to contain it all. Had I known that a bit of plastic would have been so well received, I would have included a couple extra bags.

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I think Jean rather enjoyed opening that package and savored every minute. Jean was also the first recipient of my new blogger business card which I will tell you more about soon.

When I read her note, I decided it was just too good and heartfelt to delete so I thought I’d share her kind words with you (with her permission, of course).

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Here’s a close-up of that thimble pincushion necklace.

“Hello  Karen

The mail arrived on Friday!!! There are so many goodies inside, I am thrilled beyond anything you could imagine. The pins, so fine and extra-long, a seam ripper, that is fabulous, a super wide shaped hand part, M&M!!! They will get shared around. The neck thimble, purple, a colour I love, and the goodies you have made. The little bucket will go on my window-sill by the sink bench, so I can see it all the time,  my tiny pin cushions, the one with a pinwheel, and so  lovely, And a strawberry, that might be a decoration on a Christmas fabric tree,

Thank you so much for them all. The little flower basket card, your card, and the wrapping and bright green bag, all made this so truly wonderful.

Then, I almost forgot, the great zip lock bag. We have them here, but yours are so much better.

Can you tell how thrilled I am? On a scale of “ how is the pain from 1 to 10?”, this is off the Beaufort scale of gale force wind!!!

Fondest greetings

Jean”

Jean’s been busy using the items she found in her Christmas stocking.
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Evidently Jean’s had to use the seam ripper several times today and it looks like those pincushions are earning their keep.

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“… the tree farm really gave them a good workout. Phew, they all needed a rest afterwards!!!” (Jean) 

 What I Learned Today:
  1. Time goes by much too fast.
  2. Giving feels so good today.
  3. It’s nice to know that my hard work and the items I put in that stocking were appreciated.
  4. How good it feels to receive a nicely worded thank you note. Thanks, Jean, for a lovely note and making my day sweet.
  5. I need to be more specific and put more thought into writing my thank you messages. Thanks for the lesson, Jean!

Question: Do you write Thank You notes? I am guilty of not writing thank you notes like I should. I often pick up the phone to say thanks or send a short email as a quick way to say thanks. Receiving Jean’s emailed thank you note was special; it shows that she put a lot of time and thought into writing it.

Thanks for stopping by and do come again.

Karen, Tu-Na Quilts

Linking to:

Wait Loss Wednesday at The Inquiring Quilter

8 thoughts on “Tu-Na Quilts: Giveaway Winner Annonced

  1. Helen

    Well done Jean ! I “know” her !
    And like jean it is the wee things . When I go to USA I buy if I can ziploc bags and baking paper for appliqué . Except finally we can get ziploc bags here too

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  2. Jean McKinstry

    Wow!! I am so happy you enjoyed the words of thanks. The fine pins are a dream to use, as is the unpicker/ seam ripper. Did you notice the pins are colour co-ordinated on the square pin cushion, and almost the same on the bucket, one stray blue one wandered to the other side of the handle. Your card, I am honoured to be the first in line for your business card, those photos and words on it say so much.Last week I called in to see another member of our volunteer fire brigade, and asked him to take a thank-you card along to the Monday evening practise, and give it to the 4 men and a young lady, who arrived to help the Ambulance officer who was here when Hugh had a serious fall, and broke a bone in his shoulder. I was told, thank you cards are rare. It wasn’t as long and detailed as yours was Karen.!!

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  3. Julie Zeigler

    I have to admit that I am terrible about writing thank you’s of any kind! How lovely for you to recieve one so thoughtful!

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  4. rl2b2017

    Hi Karen,
    This was a nice post, and I’m glad that Jean won your Christmas goodies. I was taught to always write thank you notes, and have to say that I enjoy doing it. It seems to be a lost art, but I figure the person took the time to think of me and I like to let them know I appreciate it. ~smile~ Roseanne

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