Thursday, June 30, 2011

My First Giveaway

Those of you who have followed the comments on my last post may have read, that I was thinking about making a giveaway when I reach 50 followers. I'm at 49 today, but tonight I've got enough time, so I thought let's just make it NOW :)

This is a good opportunity to say thanks to you all for visiting and following this blog and leaving those wonderful comments. I love reading them and they really make my day! I’d also like to thank Debi from Crochet, Crafts & Gardening for picking made-in-k-town as featured blog on her last blogday, Kathryn from Crochet Concupiscence who also mentioned my site in her recommendations, and all of you who put my link on your bloglist!

And this is my giveaway for you, made during the week especially for this occasion:

I hope you understand that I picked a very small stone this time – sending a huge and heavy rock to America or Australia would probably be too expensive, and I'd really like to ship this stone to any place the happy winner-to-be lives :)

I think I’ve found the perfect way for a fair decision about the winner of this stone. I’ve got a question, and there’s only one correct answer. Whoever posts the right answer first wins. Easy, isn’t it?

So here’s the question:

If you don’t recognize it at once (I wouldn’t, because I had never seen such thing before), this is my Mom’s digital kitchen scale. What do you think is the weight of this stone?

Here are some rules:

1. To take part in this competition, I ask you to be or become a follower of this blog.
2. Please enter your result in grams (g). If you're more accustomed to ounces, just use this easy ounces-to-grams-calculator
3. Please enter your result (and only one result per participant please) until next friday, July 8th, 5 p.m. (German time). If someone's got the correct answer, the competition is over on friday and we'll have a lucky winner.
4. If the correct answer has not been entered until then, I might give a little hint and you'll get a second chance to post another result until sunday, July 10th, 5 p.m. - and both results (old and new) will count!
5. If nobody has entered the correct result until then, the one who's closest to the real weight of the stone wins.
6. Finally, I'd like to give a little advantage to those who have already followed this blog before this competition: Those 49 followers will get a tolerance of +/- 2 grams. Example: If an "early" follower enters 987g as a result, he's also in with any weight between 985g and 989g.

Remember: the first correct (or almost correct) answer wins, so be quick and enter your guess!

Good luck! :)


  1. Yay! a giveaway! I'd like to put my guess in at 90.7184 grams.

    You're very welcome Barbara - you deserve recognition. :)

  2. What a fun giveaway! I'm going to put my guess in at 110 grams. But I've never used grams and really don't use ounces so I may not even be in the ballpark. Which is okay - it's still fun to play. :)

    And as Debi said, you totally deserve the recognition for your work!

  3. oh, I thought ounces was the common unit for small weights in the USA (I've read it in some recipes)? What other units do you use? I really don't want to put anyone at a disadvantage, because they're not used to grams!

  4. Everything's good Barbara - ounces are used in the U.S. :)

  5. Jetzt bist Du ja bei 50 "Verfolgern"! Herzlichen Glückwunsch. Ich nehme mal an als Familienangehörige bin ich von der Teilnahme ausgeschlossen?

  6. Ja, das wäre vielleicht nicht ganz im Sinne der Idee... außerdem mein ich, ich hätte dir schon das Ergebnis gesagt, oder? Das wär natürlich auch ein triftiger Grund :)

  7. My guess is 505 grams - what a fun giveaway.

  8. Hola. Yo creo que pesa 200 gramos. Un saludo.

  9. Liebe Barbara,

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu aktuell 59 Lesern - WOW, aber das ist kein Wunder...Dein Blog ist einfach wunderschön und Du macht wundervolle Arbeiten!
    Deine "verpackten" Steine finde ich ja alle so unheimlich schön das ich jetzt unbedingt mein Glück versuchen möchte. ich schätze jetzt das Gewicht mal auf 117 Gramm.
    Bin schon total gespannt wieviel die Schönheit tatsächlich wiegt!

    Sei ganz lieb gegrüßt und Danke für diese schöne Aktion,


  10. Hallo Barbara! Auch von mir herzlichen Glückwunsch!! Ich mag deine Steine auch sehr gerne, hab aber gar keine Ahnung was so ein Stein wohl wiegt? Ich sage mal 300g?
    Ich wünsche dir alles Liebe! Barbina


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