Wednesday, February 27, 2013

And the saddle goes to...

Anne Field of Field of Dolls Studio.  Congratulations, Anne!
some of Anne's wonderful performance dolls
All told, seven hundred and fifty nine comments were recorded during the contest period.  I used a random number generator to choose the winning entry, which was left on the "HITS 1993" post.
Jennifer and CC in Ocala, FL 1993
I have to admit, the part of me that always roots for the underdog was kind of hoping the winner would be a kid or someone else who could not otherwise afford one of my saddles.  Anne is great, but she already owns several pieces of my work.
Anne's Victrix, Enchanted Eve showing in a rare BCS Western saddle
The more I thought about it, however, the more I realized that Anne was the perfect winner.  Not only is she a dedicated performance shower and skilled hobby artist, she's also a fellow blogger.  Her Field of Dolls blog covers many of the same topics as Braymere Custom Saddlery, but from a completely different angle.  Additionally, she's a long time reader and supporter of the Braymere blog, and I feel privileged to count her among my hobby friends.  Congratulations again, Anne!  It's people like you who make writing this blog so rewarding!

20 comments:

  1. Congratulations Anne!

    I read Jennifer's blog daily; I'll have to take a peek at your blog too... : )

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  2. Congrats Anne! I'm dissapointed i didn't win, but i'm glad for you. Thanks for the opportunity Jen!

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  3. I wish I had the time and energy to make saddles for everyone! It's hard to have just one winner, when so many are deserving...

    I know Anne's email address, but I haven't told her she's the winner yet. I think it's more fun to let her find out on her own!

    :D

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  4. Congrats, Annie! I enjoy your blog I read it almost daily! :)

    Enjoy your new saddle!! :D

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  5. Reflectingstars StablesFebruary 27, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Great Job for 1,000,000, still wish I was the winner. I would have loved to have won one of your saddles, for I never could afford one. Congrats on the win Anne!

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  6. congrats on winning i wish i couldve won but im not a shower but it still wouldve been nice to win one im happy for you.
    -Anna.S

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  7. Congratulations Anne!Those random number generators don't like Me lol every time somebody uses one of those I'm never picked xD But oh well maybe next time.

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  8. If I ever win one of those Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes, I'll buy some of your stuff! ;)

    Congrats Anne!

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  9. Great job for reaching 1,000,000 page views! I read your blog everyday! ;)

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  10. I LOVE the new banner! :)

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  11. The banner was created by my friend, Teresa Buzzell. My only contribution was suggesting the background color (Trillium's dapples!).

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  12. HOLY COW! I am SOOOOO excited! I totally expected someone other than me to win because I don't usually win AWESOME prizes like this! WOW! So I came to check the blog to see who won and I saw...MY DOLLS! I nearly had heart failure! The kids are trying to sleep so I am trying to keep quiet. YAY!!! WOW, so excited. Thank you SO much Jennifer. For so many things; your great blog posts about so many interesting topics, your awesome tack that I have a TON of fun playing with, being a very friendly emailer and for having great contests. And of course thank you for being you. Thanks so much!

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  13. You are very welcome, Anne. I'm glad the saddle will go to such a deserving home.

    Here's the fine print on the contest. You don't get to pick what kind of saddle you get. That's up to me, and it's going to be a surprise (fortunately for you, I have a pretty good idea of what you "need"). Also, the time frame is going to be at least a month, and more likely two. Email me privately if you have any questions and congratulations!

    :)

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  14. LOVE the new Banner!

    Very Classy & so befitting a Million-Pageview Blogger!!

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  15. Congrats Anne maybe I'll get lucky next time and love the new banner

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  16. Congrats Anne!! You lucky so and so haha. I must admit your blog is a great read, I recently ventured over for a blast, which reminds me I should see if there's any more updates ;)

    Here's to another million and more great posts jen!

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  17. Congratulations Anne, share pics of your prize with us!! :)
    Congratulations on the million views too Jennifer, I checked mine - 19 thousand, quite a way to go for me yet, hehehe!

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  18. Congratulations, Anne! I love reading your blog too.
    Love the new banner, Jennifer. Great job from Theresa.

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  19. Jennifer, anything you decide to give me will be thoroughly appreciated and fully enjoyed. And yes, you do know what I "need" and no rush, how can I rush free stuff?
    To everyone that has commented about my blog, thanks so much! It means a lot to me that people care what I have to babble about :)

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  20. Woohoo Anne! :) Congrats :)

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