and the winner is…

Congratulations to: Tracy O, the winner of our recent contest to win a new HGTV Home Shaw Floors area rug. I paid $9.09 and did an audited drawing via, and Tracy’s comment – #578 in my complete & comments-in-order-as-they-came-in admin panel log of all 1,018 entries — came up the winner. What were her lucky words? Tracy wrote:

Fingers still crossed that I’m the lucky winner of a beautiful new Shaw rug! My living room wood floor hopes so too.

Tracy has been alerted… she responded that she is indeed alive not a bot… and she’s already in touch with the nice folks at Shaw, who contributed the prize. Hey, readers — don’t fret that you didn’t win this time. There will be another giveaway in September! I’ll tell you more about that coming up. Meanwhile: Congratulations to Tracy — I’ve already asked her to send a photo of the rug in place. And many thanks to everyone who participated — it was so much fun to reader your comments, which seemed to get sillier and livelier and certainly more poetic as the week long contest went along. 🙂


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  1. Jason says

    Pam you are just too great – I didn’t win the rug, but I’ve felt like a winner finding your blog. It gets better and better!

  2. Karen Sizemore says

    Congratulations Tracy O.
    Hehehe, Counting the days now until September….

  3. Chase says

    Woo Hoo! Congratulations Tracy O!

    Can’t wait to see which rug you have chosen, and how it is used in your space!


  4. Jay says

    Congratulations Tracy!
    Pam, thanks for the contest; the entries were fun to read. Most of all…’re back. I was having withdrawal symptoms – no midmod fixes; I resorted to looking at my second hand copy of Alan Hess’s Ranch House book to fill the void.

  5. Heather says

    Congrats Tracy! I can’t wait to see the pictures of your new rug, whichever one you choose is going to look great!

    Heather S
    Agawam, MA

  6. gsciencechick says

    I went to look at the rug today, and it is gorgeous in person, nice quality. If I don’t win your next round (HA!) I’m probably going to have to order it.

  7. Nancy Y. says

    Oh man, I’d love a new rug for my early 40s 1 and 1/2 story home. It’s just a little box of a house – but just big enough for me. Winter is coming and a nice area rug would keep my toes warm.