Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Ta-dah!!! The Winners Are....

Quick post to announce the winners of my two recent giveaways!

Metalworking 101 for Beaders by Candie Cooper
The winner of an autographed copy of Metalworking 101 for Beaders by Candie Cooper (read my "review" of this wonderful book here) is:

Sharyn Sowell! I think it's really fun that Sharyn is a paper cutter (I have some of her work and it's fantastic) and now she's interested in learning to cut metal... I am soooo looking forward to seeing what she does with it!

One Bead at a Time by Robin Atkins
The four winners of the last four hard copies of my book, One Bead at a Time, are:

#1 - Madonna (Front Range Stitches) in Colorado embroiders with thread in many techniques. I enjoyed scrolling through her blog to see her many hand-stitched creations. I didn't see beads or bead embroidery, so maybe it's perfect that she's one of the winners.

#2 - Morwyn (AnotherCountry BeadWorks) in Albuquerque is absolutely no stranger to bead embroidery. I first fell in love with Morwyn's work when she participated in the first year of the Bead Journal Project. Later, so smitten was I, that I went to her etsy shop and bought one of her beautiful beaded boxes!

#3 - Dees (W.I.P. Work in Progress) in the Netherlands is also no stranger to bead embroidery or working improvisationally! As a participant in the Bead Journal Project for two years, Dees' beading impresses and inspires me more and more. I'm honored to gift her with my book!

#4 - Marsha, is the final selection of the random number generator. She commented anonymously saying, "Oh how I want to get back to beading, still have a stash, and your book looks like the one to do it with." Sounds like she's a great choice! Note to Marsha: Please contact me (robin at robinatkins dot com)... the email address you gave in the comment is not working.

Thanks to everyone (49 + 128) who entered the two drawings. Your wonderful comments were uplifting and kind! I WISH I had many more books to give away... At least, if you didn't win the drawing for One Bead at a Time, you can download it as an ebook for free, here. If you get a bandwidth problem message, it means too many are downloading at the same time... just try again at a later time.


  1. congratulations to all the winners!!!

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  3. Congratulations to the winners and thanks again to Robin for these giveaways.

  4. What a wonderful gift for all of you.

    Thank you Robin, for all you do. You are so very much appreciated.

  5. I am delighted to learn of my good luck in being one of the recipients of your book. YAY! Thank you Robin for your generosity. You're right, I've not done enough beading and can't wait to explore all the possibilities for enhancing my stitching. Thanks again. HAPPY DANCING AND WAVING FROM COLORADO!

  6. OMG! I have never been on a winning streak!! Robin, you have made my day! (LOL, the word verification below reads: likish). Me like, that's for sure.

  7. Big congratulations to all the winners!

  8. Congrats to all the lucky winners!

  9. Congratulations to the winners!
    I am truly happy for you!

    And yes, thank you Robin for all that you do for us beaders!

  10. WooHoo!! I'm feelin' lucky all over today - thank you so much, Robin; for writing the book in the first place and for your amazing generosity of spirit. You never cease to inspire. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  11. Anonymous6:48 AM

    Congrats to the winners, each and every one! Lovely gesture Robin.

  12. Yaaay! Congratulations to all the winners!

  13. Oh my goodness, I'm swooning! Waited to write until I got the book. It's in my hands now and WOW. It's a stunner!!! Thank you enormously, Robin, I have never won anything in my life and this is such a splendid gift. Heartfelt thanks, I hardly know what to say. THANK YOU is so inadequate, so please know how grateful I am. Thanks, thanks, thanks for the inspiration and the encouragement.

  14. Dear Robin, I am reading your blog for years now. I appreciate your work and your knowledge you share here very much. I am ashamed of the fact that I have never written a comment, that I have never told you how much I admire you. But today I say a great THANK YOU. When you made your book available online, I immediately downloaded, printed and read it. And I worked a piece, as you recommend, completely following my intuition, just one bead after the other. I love the process. Thank you so much. (Just in case you would like to have a look:


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