First and foremost, thanks to all who participated in my Halloween Giveaway. I enjoyed reading all your comments and I thank you all for your kind birthday wishes. I was also stunned by the response. This giveaway sets the record for comments to any post on my blog: 44 comments. The Christmas in July Giveaway of four Homespun Elegance charts only garnered 12 comments. And the number of followers of my blog nearly doubled as a result of this giveaway. Does this mean that Halloween is more popular than Christmas? Or as the kids say: is Halloween the new Christmas? At least so far as stitchery is concerned?
In any case, having so many participants [and some of those who earned a second chance with a blog post or link], I thought it time to try the online randomizer to select the winner fairly. I had always avoided randomizing since it sounded so very high tech. Imagine my surprise when I finally went to http://www.random.org/ and found that all I had to do was type in the highest number in my range  and I immediately had a winner: Cole who was # 37.