You should see my SPREADSHEET. One hundred and eight-six rows! EIGHT columns: commenter, date/time of comment (so I could easily find each one later), five columns for guesses, and a column for notes I wanted to make to myself. This would be awesome if I knew what to do with a spreadsheet other than entering the data into it. I tried to make some sort of chart that would show the clumping of name guesses, but it kept telling me I didn't have enough data, and I kept saying, "I have NINE HUNDRED AND THIRTY names! How much data do you NEED?"
Anyway. Of all those 186 sets of guesses, only ONE PERSON guessed (1) my name (2) in its correct spelling (3) in the first-guess position. El-e-e, my girl, GOOD GUESS! El-e-e wins the grand prize, which is this bag by Amy Quarry, whose gallery and online shop make grown women weep and wish to move to Canada.
This bag is not available in Amy's online shop. If it had been, I would have gotten there first and bought it right out from under you before you even knew it existed. Now I have to make a new plan, involving befriending El-e-e and then stealing her purse. Congratulations, El-e-e, and thank you again, Amy, for that super prize.
There was one person who guessed the correct spelling in the second-choice slot, and there were two people who guessed the close-but-not-quite spelling "Kristin" in the first-choice slot. Those three people tie for first prize; yay, Kelsey, Barb, and Semi-Desperate Housewife!
Because Kelsey also had my middle name (Nicole) among her guesses, she wins the personalized name doily donated by ktjrdn from her Etsy shop Crocheted by Katie. Here's a sample so you can drool, but Kelsey will get to choose what name she wants:
Thank you, Katie! What a great prize!
Barb wins win a Swistle Package of a treat of your choice (fudge is probably most durable in the mail, but I can also do brownies or cookies), plus your choice of a baby names book or a gruesome/mommish mystery book, and perhaps some
Semi-Desperate Housewife wins a teensy Swistle Care Package (treat or book) and the elephant onesie Elizabeth donated from her Etsy shop Elephant Ears. Oh it is so cute! Take a peek:
Thank you, Elizabeth! It's darling!
There were 14 people who guessed either "Kristen" or "Kristin" in the third-, fourth-, or fifth-guess positions:
- Five Froggies
- Erin of the April 29th, 12:35 p.m. comment
- Betty M
- Emily of the April 30th, 2:04 p.m. comment
Fourteen! Linda and Emily also guessed my middle name, so they win the two remaining prizes. I wrote names/prizes on scraps of paper and paired them randomly.
Emily wins a single card of her choice from Courtney's Etsy shop A is for Beautiful. Oooo, I like this one:
Thank you again, Courtney!
Linda wins the hair button from Mrs. M's Etsy shop La La Lollipop. This is the pink gingham fabric Mrs. M used for Elizabeth's:
Thanks, Mrs. M!
All winners, will you please email me at swistle at gmail dot com, and I'll get you connected with the awesome people who donated prizes. Thank you so much, Katie and Courtney and Amy and Elizabeth and Mrs. M!
Coming soon: photo contest winners!