Well, if truth be told, the winner is me really. It was amazing, thanks to the Lisa Leonard giveaway, to see so many old faces from the comment box joined by throngs of you that I haven't had the pleasure of meeting before.
Lurkers. It's not a terribly warm descriptor is it? I'm not much of a lurker myself - if I am going to take the time to read a blog, then I want to feel I have some kind of relationship with the person writing it, and that for me means a two way dialogue. I guess I'll lurk places like Apartment Therapy or Whip Up, which have more of a multi-author, magazine style feel to them. And I am probably guilty of commenting less in places that regularly get huge numbers of comments. But I wonder if I comment, because I blog and therefore appreciate the preciousness of comments as a form of reward for sitting in front of a screen pouring your thoughts out into the ether.
I had no idea how large a proportion of the folks who read here do not blog. And perhaps if you do not, then your feelings about leaving a comment once in a while are different. Comments are a blogger currency of sorts, after all. I comment on your blog, you comment on mine. Everyone is a winner. But how do you feel if you have no blog? It's all very fascinating - I'd love to hear your take on it.
But anyway, on to business. I got Johnny to draw the winner for me. Though Reggie the cat was keen to get in on the act.
And the lucky person is:
Gemma! I am so pleased for her - she didn't have the greatest of years last year, so hopefully this will be just one of many signs that this year is looking up. I will pass your details on to Lisa, Gemma - now get thee to her website and start picking!
Reggie thought he would do some picking (and chewing) of his own.
So Petit Filoux, though I sadly do not have another Lisa Leonard piece of gorgeousness for you, count yourself a winner of sorts, at least in the eyes of my cat. If you will let me have your details, Reggie would like to send something to you. He promises it will be better than a furball.