My thanks to all of you who participated in my very first giveaway. I loved  reading your comments.  Additionally, I  want to thank Misti @ StudioMDesigns for inviting me to do a guest post. Many of her followers found my blog as a result and commented. Misti joined the Hooked on Friday blog party with my post which gave my blog some new exposure. Finally,  I want to thank Julia from HookedonHouses for hosting the Hooked on Friday blog party. I noticed in several comments that you came from Hooked on Houses to my blog. Also, thanks to Julia for mentioning the giveaway and giving glowing reviews on my book on your Sunday post. Welcome to all new followers.

To decide a winner, on a blank piece of paper, I wrote 35 numbers since there were 35 comments. I cut each number into a square and placed it in my McCarty Pottery shell. I reached in and grabbed  number 12. The winner is the 12th comment which was made by Shannon. Her blog is Nonnie Bear . Congratulations to Shannon!