May 5, 2008

Pity Prize Update and Also a Raffle

I am sorry to say that my planned Pity Prize Contest (for people who were ineligible for the name or photo contests because of already knowing my name or what I looked like) is not going to work. I know! So sad! But I tried it a number of different ways and couldn't get it to work right. So it's off. What a terrible tease! And as a group, you Pity-Prize-eligible people were so pitiful already!

BUT! I have something else we can all do if, like me, you are still kind of hepped up on contests. Our Shannon is doing a fundraising raffle for Preeclampsia Awareness Month, which is THIS month so the timing is just excellent! You can go over to her post to get the details on how to enter the raffle, but look at the PRIZE:





There are better/larger/more photos on Shannon's blog. It's a HANDMADE QUILT. I LOVE those colors and fabrics! I have already entered to win, so you are going to have competition if you want it too.

Don't be shy when the Preeclampsia site seems to imply that the minimum donation is $25: click "other" and enter whatever you want. I myself donated significantly less than $25. I imagine you could donate $3, and that would still put the Preeclampsia cause ahead of where it was without you, plus it gets you three chances at the quilt.

And I will add another prize to the raffle. After Shannon draws for the quilt winner, she'll send the names to me and I'll draw another winner for your choice of:

A) my favorite baby name book, or
B) one gruesome or mommish mystery book, or
C) cookies or fudge or brownies

9 comments:

Mommy Daisy said...

I thought it was awesome to see that Shannon was doing this. Obviously it's for a cause that is near and dear to her heart. But isn't that quilt GORGEOUS! She is very talented. I might give you a run for your money on that one Swistle! ;) That is so nice of you to add to the prizes, too.

jonniker said...

I didn't want the pity contest prize (being right about your photo was the best prize I could have received), but wow, did I LOVE the topic! Love!

Although it did have the potential to offend those who named their kid something others didn't like. It did. Le sigh.

d e v a n said...

You are all about contests lately! woo!
Love the quilt.

Nellyru said...

What if, like, we didn't win anything but still would like to know if there is ANY WAY AT ALL TO GET SOME BROWNIES? The mint ones?? If you lived near me, I would totally barter vet services for brownies...

Swistle said...

Nellyru- Oh that would be so awesome! And my cats are due for their shots, too! Well, you could buy a whole lot of chances to win the raffle!

moo said...

How gorgeous! You have so many talented readers!

Athena said...

This is SO awesome! Swistle, you are a promoter of all things humanitarian. LOVE YOU!

~Denise~ said...

What a wonderful post! Thank you!

Shannon said...

Thank you for helping to spread the word! And remember everyone, just $1 can win you a quilt or some fudge and help to fight a really worthy cause. You can save babies and mamas!