Cats & Quilts - a match made in heaven... (except maybe those stubborn little clouds of fur that latch on to the fabric!)

Kitty Quote of the Day

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. - Jean Cocteau

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Winners Are Grinners!

It's been a long process to the drawing of winners here today. I seemed to make a lot of erroneous assumptions. I thought I knew cats - I thought I knew my cats....... They had a few lessons to teach me today.

First I printed out all the comments & decided to cunningly wrap kitty treats up in the paper. I then planned to throw them randomly on the mat & as the boys chowed down, the winners would be picked in order of munching......



1st Mistake - it was 36 degrees today & like a couple of wharfies with union representation, the boys refused to work in the heat of the day. Little Brunnie stayed napping on the TV table & refused to get down and Hun-bun napped in the fernery.

So we waited awhile until things cooled down a bit & little fluffy tummies would be wanting their dinner.... How about a bowl filled with paper & cheesey treats boys????


2nd Mistake - all cats love playing with paper or so I thought. I randomly sprinkled them about on the rug in front of the boys bowls waiting for them to investigate. 

Brunnie walked straight past & went to his biscuit bowl - Í'm too old muma, I play on the inside now'.

Who could have guessed, Hun-bun is scared of balls of paper with treats inside. When I sprinkled them near him, all 7kgs of him leaped in the air & he went running to the front door crying. When I followed him, he cowered at the door from me. I carried him back to the papers & put him down & he ran & hid under the table, peeking at me through the lace tablecloth.

After two more tries I had to admit, Kitty Pickers they are not so it is back to our little digital friend at Random.org. Drum roll please, so the winners are....


Prize 1 - Gail Pan kit goes to SUSAN IN TEXAS!

Prize 2 - Wonderfully Whimsical Quilts goes to CHRISTINE M!

Prize 3 - Felties goes to VICKIE!

Prize 4 - ACC&D Address Book goes to CHERYLL!

Prize 5 - Rosie Quinlin Pattern goes to SALLY JAMES!

Prize 6 - Natalie Ross Pattern goes to FIONA!

Prize 7 - Gumboots Fabric goes to MHAIRI!

Prize 8 - Gumboots Fabric goes to JOSIE! Gumboot fabric flying to Scotland...... lovely!

I will now go & send emails to my lucky friends. Thanks to all who entered & pushed me up to 110 followers. I wish there was gifts for all. It's only 15 days to my blogiversary so we shall see if I am up to another giveaway by then. I'm feeling somewhat scarred by the boys lack of participation. Obviously my boys are a lazy lot!

Happy stitching
Tracee xxx

14 comments:

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  2. WOW, my first ever blog giveaway win. Thank you so much!!!

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  3. lol,the boys are on strike,congrats to the lucky winners,great prizes guys,have a wonderful day my friend.xx

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  4. Hi Tracee, your cats are so funny, who would have thought they didn't want to play your games. Congrats to all the winrers.

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  5. hahha.... such a great story.... I just had to laugh at the cat antics.... and I'm so glad to have won a lovely prize....
    Hugz

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  6. Congrats to everyone! Who'd have thought a computer generated number picker would be more um reliable than cats? Nice of you to give them many chances to participate :)

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  7. Congratulations to the winners!!
    Those cats sure do have a mind of
    their own. Enjoy the long weekend.
    Cheers, Anita.

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  8. Funny cats...congratulations to the winners!

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  9. What funny cats they are. Luckily you have the random picker as fall back. Congrats to everyone.

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  10. Oh your kitties are so funny! Can't blame them for not wanting to work in the heat! Thanks you Tracee and congratulations to the other winners.

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  11. thank you so much..I just can't ever imagine life without a pussy cat or two in resdidence...weather has been horrid here too,cheers Vickie

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  12. LOL those two need another way of earning their keep! Mine on the other hand put a lovely big lizard in my sneaker this morning. Mmmm he needs to have a stern talking to.

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Thank you friends for leaving a comment on my post - love to get them! Tracee xx