Monday, 21 March 2011



Thank you everyone for entering my Blogiversary Giveaway Draw.  
Since announcing my Blogiversary draw I've read many fun comments, enjoyed meeting new followers and been reminded again about what is so special about the Blogging community.

But now to the draw.

Imagine, if you will, a drum roll.

And watch the draw to see that a fair and above board draw took place......

....... now what were the odds of that?  
DH Grant would probably tell you (in great detail with much explanation) if you really wanted to know.....!!

Missy K, my sister-in-law (DH Grant's baby sister)!

And really it is highly appropriate as it was all due to Karen's encouragement that I started blogging in the first place.

I'll be in touch Karen!

Thank you again, everyone.  It's been a fun week and I hope to see you back soon.  In the meantime I'll be mooching around everyone's blogs as usual.

Lotsa love,

btw my eyes are all puffy and shiny because I've got conjunctivitis :0(
All together now, aaaahhhhhhhh!


Virginia said...

Oh that made me giggle - when I realised who Missy K was - so lovely to 'see' you in real life moving and all! Hope you're having a good week!


Happy blogiversary!

sugar Creek said...

Well congrats to Missy K!! Hope your eyes get to feeling better soon! Ya need te see to make some art!!

missy k said...

Oh no!!! It's me!!! I mean hooray, hooray, hooray!!!!! but I can't believe its me - really Grant will have to explain those odds to me!!!!!

Also, I am SO impressed you made a video AND put it on your blog..... I am going to have another look at it - just to catch your expression again when it was 'me' out of the hat!!!!

I am really glad you have been having such a great time in blogland and I know lots of people are hugely glad you are here:)

Thanks Jo for such a lovely giveaway.... and for all your fun posts on your blog - I'm off to check out some books with a big smile on my face!!!!

Good job I'm never likely to win an Oscar!!!!

Susan T said...

Not only are you a model, you are now a filmstar! Loved, loved, loved the mini film. Your daughter is so sweet.

Will be in touch very soon, properly. Seeing Penny and Co again tommorow!

Conjunctivitis horrible, tell it to go away, you need those peepers for your art.


Irish3 said...

You guys are so cute!!! I'm making a request to get Rosie Mae in on the next video. Great job though!! Definitely fun to be in on the big drawing with you and your sweet family. Too much fun! Have a great Monday!!!!

Jewels said...

The best part of this post was.....seeing you and family! What fun. I did not enter as I was not sure how "international" the prize was - but hurrah for Missy K! Jewels

Katie said...

So great to see you Live** IN Action** What a fun way to pick the winner. :0)

Lenna Young Andrews said...

What a great way to show your winner! I loved seeing you & Hope on film. Bravo!!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

It was really a lovely give-a-way that I know will be so much enjoyed!!!! Congrats to Missy K!!!!

Jo, I hope your week is off to a good start!!!

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Joanna! I guess some
things are just meant
to be....congrats to
Missy K! You and your
daughter are soooo cute!
Happy Monday,
xx Suzanne

Miss Iowa said...

This contest was rigged! I feel so ripped off! I'm reporting you to the authorities! (giggle) Just kidding! :) The video is priceless and congratulations to Missy K for winning. I enjoyed the opportunity to play along.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Congratulations to Missy K !
Have a wonderful week and thanks for the chance to win!

Carmen said...

That has got to be the best random generator ever :D

I know how you feel - when Gails name came out of the generator on my last draw I though Oh crikey, no one's going to believe I didn't fiddle it - especially after I just raved about going up to see her *g*

Congratulations Missy K and THANK YOU for making Jo start blogging :D

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Congratulations to Karen :) Well deserved seeing as she got you into Blogworld.
Love how you blogged it with a video, how flash is that! ;)
...and Loving Hope's wooly hat :)
Hope your peepers feel better real soon, nothing worse than conjunctivitis!!
Jan x

daisy said...

How many times did you have to film that to get Karen's name out? Either that or it was a total fix ... maybe Hope had Karen's name up her sleeve all the time ... outrageous nepotism!

Bet you're all still laughing about it :o)

As others have already said, I'm glad Karen won as she deserves recognition for all her hard work (when I say hard work, I of course mean nagging & pestering) to convince you to start a blog.

Great video & many congrats to Missy K xx

p.s. Get well soon xx

quinn said...

Congrats to Missy K! Too funny :) And a lovely reward for blog-enabling!