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Monday, January 10, 2011

And the Winners Are...

Oh what a long weekend! Every weekend I think I'm going to get so much done and every weekend, nada! I have such high hope and big plans. I just need to stop doing that!
I May have started another BIG project which has me scared and super excited about. It will probably consume my entire life for a couple of months, but I feel that I'm up for the challenge. In our little rural town, we have a week long celebration to commemorate the largest, at the time, gold nugget. In April of 1859, a 54 pound gold nugget was found just outside of the town limits. Did you see that? 54 lbs! Today that would be worth... about $800,000. That's a pretty penny!
We do silly things things like hiking with a donkey (Donkey Derby), a parade, a whisker growing contest and the best part of all, Gold Nugget Queen. Young girls in high school compete for the coveted roll of Gold Nugget Queen. They have to have an an authentic dress or gown, right down to the under garments. And we all know that most 16 year olds can't sew, this is where I come in. I was asked by a friend to help out her friend and well, now I'm hooked! I went with "my girl" to a 5 hour long, 1800's lecture and boy did it whet my whistle! At first I was too scared and not at all confident in my skills to do something this elaborate. But after looking at some past dresses, I was too excited to sit down again! You would have thought I was the one wearing a hoop skirt!
Ok, so enough about my weekend. I'm sure you are all here to see if you are a winner, so here it goes.
The first name pulled from a hat...
Lee (no blog). Congrats!
Debbie (one stitch off). Again Congrats!
And Sammy (english country garden in bags). Sammy makes her own bags and she still wants another. What a girl!
So congratulations to all you girls! I will put your bags in an envelope and you will be as surprised as me as to who gets what.
Thank you all who played, it makes me feel loved to have you all commenting and stopping by.
Take care, Brandie


Sharon said...

congrats to the lucky winners, Good luck with the 1800's dress, but it sounds like a very fun week in your town!

ranette said...

WooHoo for the winners!!! Lucky girls!

Your new venture sounds fun and intense and right up your alley! I'm sure your 1800's garments will be the best there...I have confidence in you cause I think you're amazing!

Linda said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Lucky ducks!! I know they are just going to love those gorgeous bags! Sounds like a lot of fun going on there!

Chocolate Cat said...

Congratulations to the winners of those beautiful bags! Sounds like a lot of hard work but a lot of fun will go into making the dress, please let us share all the steps!!

Lori said...

Your authentic dress making sounds like a fun adventure!!
Congrats to the winners.

Sammy said...

Thank you so much Brandie, Actually, I love these bags so much. I can't wait to see which one I will get?
Take care , and lots of love.

-Samya :-)

wendy said...

Seems like you are having a lot of good times.
Isn't community spirit truly wonderful.
Many congratulations to you lucky winners. And Brandy you are one lovely host. Thanks for brightening our days.