I'm pleased to announce the winner of my first Surprise Giveaway! Thank you, everyone who left a comment, I loved hearing from you!
Before I tell you who won, I want to show you how the winner was chosen. I did it differently than usual, because I'm tired of the random number generator (it's just a little boring.) Since everything is better with cats, I decided to enlist the help of one of the feline members of my household to help me choose a winner.
First, I wrote the numbers 1-19 on slips of paper. (There were actually 20 comments, but Helen kindly asked that her comment not count for the drawing, since she already has one of my bags. Thank you so much for your lovely comments and compliments, Helen! I'm really happy that you like your bag so much!)
Then I crumpled them into balls. Cats like little balls of paper.
Cats also like catnip, so I sprinkled some into a bowl and added the paper balls. Before I was finished, Juniper volunteered to help me out.
He really enjoyed his catnip treat, and as he nosed around in the bowl, he pushed out one ball of paper.
And the winner is...number 12...Ofelia!
(Yes, Juniper does have rather large paws. He is a polydactyl cat, which means he has extra toes.)
Thanks again for visiting my blog, and for your wonderful comments--they really made my week!
There will be another surprise giveaway sometime next month.