Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Winner, winner, time for dinner!

Thanks so much to everyone for entering the "Blue Ribbon Twirl Skirt" giveaway. I thoroughly enjoyed reading all of the interesting (and often quirky) facts about states here in the U.S. and lands abroad. I just went through them again and noticed that many mention food - now I'm hungry! I used random.org to generate the winning post #...44!

The winning poster is Mickey, mama to NINE!!! I actually had the pleasure of meeting this very talented (and patient) gal at Jennifer's Sis Boom workshop last spring (there is another one coming up, by the way)! Her post sounded particularly delicious!

You KNOW I love your skirt! (and the fabric choice ;) I live in Oklahoma. You might not know this, but the Sooner State actually has an official meal. Whether it's popular or not I have no idea, but the State Legislature gave legal status to the dish in 1988. So here goes: Fried okra, squash, cornbread, barbecue pork, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries, chicken-fried steak, pecan pie and black-eyed peas. I have no idea in what order one should eat this meal, but it certainly sounds like a lot of food. One reason the meal is so big is that Oklahoma grows/raises all of the items on the menu. I am so inspired by your ribbons and post that I am planning to enter next year, to our county & State fair! Even better, is that my 10 yr. old twins saw your post and are planning to enter the projects they are working on as well. I think it's awesome to be such a great mentor!

And now for the three winners of the Embellished Patchwork Twirl Skirt eBook, all with funny food and beverage related comments...

Louisiana is probably the only state where you will find people that get so excited and even salivate over eating the yummy red, clawed, curled tailed bugs! CRAWFISH!! Yum! You're missing out if you've never tried them! :) I would love to win your giveaway! The skirt is BEAUTIFUL & I just love Sis Boom fabrics! Thanks so much! :)

I grew up in North Dakota...while I'm not sure if it is still a law (it was while I was putting myself thru college as a waitress)... when polls were open for elections bars were always closed - so voters would surely have a clear head! I grew up in the least populous county (Slope)where the county seat has a population of 29 (Amidon)... there is only 640K people in the whole state! Life in the VAST lane!

Our Texas State Fair is just gearing up to start and the food item that just took first place is.....deep fried butter. Seriously! How fast can you clog an artery with that!

If you are one of the owners of the delectable comments above, please email me at info(at)scientificseamstress.com so I can get your prize to you!

I've got another great giveaway to tell you about today! Boutique Cafe is celebrating its 5th Birthday, and they are offering up an INCREDIBLE prize pack (and there is a little something from me in there ;) )!

Go over to the Boutique Cafe blog to listen to the latest podcast, wish them a happy birthday, and get in the running for all of the goodies!


Jennifer Paganelli said...

yay Mickey ...so glad you won..!!!! so deserving..so lovely ,so right!!

Melissa @Lilac Lane said...

Hi Carla. I'm a pharmacist turned seamstress. I'm just wondering if you ever have career guilt. Other people sometimes tell me I should. I get a lot of "wasting your career" comments. Just wondering . . . Have a great weekend!

...t. said...

Congratulations to all the winners!