Sunday, 4 March 2012

Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2012 - the winner is.....


The day has finally arrived.....

It is time to draw the name of the winner of the Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2012....

I printed out all the names ......

....and for each square you entered, a slip with 
your name on was put into a bowl... some 
people's names were in there once...some 
peoples 4 times, some peoples 13 times.....


Each was folded in half... 
....can you see your name in there?  
There are 150 plus pieces in there...


 My stomach was full of butterflies.... I don't 
know why... I couldn't win it myself!


 I covered the bowl with an Indian table mat... 
......just for colour and sparkle!


Long suffering hubby put his hand under the cloth.....


He rummaged.....and rummaged.... and rummaged.....


and pulled out just one piece of paper.....phew! 

AND THE WINNER IS.....

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BARBINA! 

Our Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2012 is going 
all the way to Germany! 

If you want to see who won the blanket 
Barbina's blog is, 'Little Things made With Love'......

CONGRATULATIONS BARBINA!! 

and many, many thanks to all of you who sent squares... I have been amazed by the amazing crochet skills around the world... by the colour combinations, by the amazing number of different patterns available... and by your generosity.....
THANK YOU EVERYONE! 

A big HUGE THANK YOU to Faith of 'Faith'... who saved my sanity at the last minute by offering to send lots of little squares when I realised how many I was going to need! 

I will continue posting about the squares that have been sent to me this week...the internet has been AWFUL... I couldn't get a connection many times this week... so I will post the rest until they have all been shown, and I will tell you about the great sewing up project... and of course...show you the finished blanket....





44 comments:

  1. Congratulation to Barbina!!! :)
    What a nice post:) Thank you for this lovely idea, so many crocheters who contributed to this. Thanks again Jill, looking forward to the pictures of the finished blanket:) Take care!

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  2. Yea!!! Congratulations to Barbina. I can't wait to see the finished blanket. What a fun contest this was.

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  3. Fab!!! So glad you've done the deed!!! Can't wait to see it...... loads of love and thanks for organising this - it was great fun! lol xxx

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  4. Congratulations to Barbina ~ I'm sure she will be thrilled! Looking forward to seeing the finished blanket too :O)xx

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  5. Congrats to Barbina. I can't wait to see the finished blanket. Thanks for doing this!

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  6. Congratulations to Barbina, and also to you Jil!! You dod a great job. I'm waiting to see the finished blanket :)

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  7. Congrats to Barbina! Can't wait to see the tadaaaaah pics!
    Xx

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    1. Oooo it's a lovely one Sarah! :)x

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  8. Congratulations to Barbina. I guess I waited too long for my squares to arrive on time :-(

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    1. HI Charlotte... your squares got here just at the last minute and are sewn in! They are beautiful and I will be doing a post about them this week...thanks so much for joining in :)x

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  9. Congratulations Barbina. Her blog is brilliant. I'm delighted she's won. Thanks Jill for all the hard work. It was a brilliant competition :)

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    1. Thanks so much Niamh! It was a pleasure :)x

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  10. oh congrats!!!! so finally this wonderful work will be in my meighbourhood! i'm from germany too :D i'm sure, this blanket will bring lots of warmth an loveliness in her life! <3

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    1. Thank you! I hope Barbina will love it as much as I do! :)x

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  11. Congrats to the lucky winner! :) Can't wait to see all the squares.
    I hope someone else is going to make one now! :)
    xo,
    wink

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    1. Thanks Marinke! I was thinking of a Christmas version... watch this space :)x

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  12. Congrats to Barbina and thank you so much Jill for this lovely project! Can't wait to see the finished blanket!
    Kisses,
    Angie

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  13. Lucky Barbina, I am glad the blanket is going to somebody who writes such a lovely blog. You have worked so hard and it is very much appreciated.

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    1. Thanks Harriet...it was great fun! :)x

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  14. Congratulations to Barbina! I have been following the progress of the squares with much interest despite not being involved myself. I am soooooooo looking forward to seeing the finished object. With 150 squares (plus little joining squares) the blanket must be massive! I didn't envy you the task of joining it all together, but it must have been like one endless birthday getting glorious little gifts delivered every few days!
    xXx Helen

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    1. Yep... it was lovely to hear the little poarcels plop through the letter box on most days... I am going to find it hard to part with...but I know that Barbina will look after it for us :)x

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  15. Oh my god!!! I can´t believe it! I´m speechless! I have never expected to win! I´m sitting here now crying happy tears. Thank you soooo much to all of you and especially to you Jill!

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    1. Congratulations again Barbina... I'm really delighted for you! I'll be posting more about the blanket through the week for you to see... and I'll let you know when to expect it... I hope you will post a photo of it safely with you... and I hope you love it as much as I do! Hugs, Jill xx

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  16. Congrats to Barbina, Thank you Jill for organising this totally inspired competition. I have seen the most amazing squares and picked up inspiration for squares to make. I really can't wait to see the finished blanket and all the other squares you are yet to blog about over the next week.
    Shelley

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    1. Thanks so much Shelley... especially for getting your squares in first and having to wait so patiently for yesterday :)xx

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  17. Congratulations to Barbina! Yay! And of course a big thank you to you Jill for making this happen. Its been so much fun watching all the little squares emerge one by one. I also can't wait to see what it looks like all put together. Hugs xoxox

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    1. Thanks so much Karisma... it grew to be a far larger project than I ever imagined...but it was lovely to see people being so generous to someone they have never met ...hugs :)x

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  18. CONGRATS! Thanks so much for doing this project! I love seeing all the grannies!

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  19. How wonderful Barbina won it, that's so lovely!!! You know this was a fabulous idea and you made a lot of people very happy doing it (me included)! Janette xox

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    1. Aww thanks so much Janette...I was honoured to be able to see everyone's squares close up! Hugs, :)x

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  20. What great news that Barbina won it and it's so lovely to see her comment too. xx

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  21. Congrats to Barbina on winning the beautiful blanket, you lucky thing!! well done and thanks to you Jill for thinking up such a great event, it must be a huge job sewing the squares all together! All the best, Julie:)

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    1. Thanks Jules... the job is almost finished... it was FAR greater than I ever imagined.. but I have loved it :)x

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  22. Congratulations to Barbina. It was a great idea and there have been some amazing squares made for it. Good luck with making up the blanket! xx

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  23. Thank you for all of your hard work Jill. It was such a pleaseure to take part in the BBB2012. Fingers crossed for BBB2013 :)and congratulations to Barbina what a wonderful prize to be receiving:)

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