Zee Winner . . .


Remember last week, we had a drawing for everyone that signed up to get an email whenever I update the blog?

Well, we drew our name yesterday and were just waiting to hear back before we made the formal announcement, which we just did. The winner is one of US!  Surprise!

OK, from the state of Washington the winner is . . . Marylou Carson! Confetti coming down!  Happy for her!

Her prize is that bag there → which we’re filling with books.  Inside the bag she’ll find The Summer Book, my new book, Mom, Tell Me Your Story,  my Address Book, a copy of all the original snail mail Willards, called All Good News, and the brand new 2012 wall-calendar. 

We plan to do lots of fun giveaways and contests, now that we have a blog and can do more of it, so stick around please, because next time it’ll probably be YOU! 




In the meantime, I hope you’re getting your blog updates and that they aren’t too disruptive for you.  You can make it stop if you like!

One more thing, then it’s back to the art table for me, we got the word that our new calendars shipped yesterday…we should have them in the studio the first of next week!

OK, that’s the news for today girls… I’m looking longingly out my window at the sprinkler going back and forth, back and forth while the birds chase it around in the garden.  Oh!  Would you like a garden photo?  . . . OK…here goes…. (I love blogging!)

‘Cause you know, all work and no play . . . Congratulations to Marylou, and thank you to everyone who entered the drawing — Have a wonderful day! xoxo Susan

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31 Responses to Zee Winner . . .

  1. Maryellen says:

    OH Marylou – what a lucky gal! Enjoy your books 🙂

  2. Lori says:

    Enjoy Marylou! Susan ~ I don’t know how you can get anything done inside. The photo of your garden makes me want to grab a cold drink and call one of those chairs as mine! Thank you again for keeping us updated with your blog. (Love, love, love it!)

  3. Jeanette says:

    Congrats, Marylou! You go girl!
    What a lovely peaceful setting in your garden. Thanks for the respite to my day.

  4. Doreen Strain says:

    Congratulations Marylou!!!!! What a nice surprise for you ! Enjoy all those wonderful goodies!!! I hope the next time it’s ME ! Just loving blogging ! ~ Doreen ~

  5. Jennie says:

    Oh Susan~ your garden is dreamy! And I love the cover of your new calendar- very beautiful. Congratulations to Marylou- a fellow “Washingtonian”!

  6. Judy C in NC says:

    I love the pictures of your life that you share with all of us. Looks like summer and relaxing times. Congratulations to Mary Lou – wonderful gifties. Judy C sends you best wishes and peaceful times along your summer journey.

  7. Kim says:

    Congratulation to MaryLou. What a fun gift to win.
    Thanks for sharing your garden photo, Susan. It is beautiful.

  8. What a lucky girl…and a very fun giftie! Your garden looks lovely. I LOVE summer!!

  9. Kim says:

    This is my favorite site. It’s so relaxing to read your blog and see your pictures. I can’t take a vacation, so THIS is a vacation ! Thank-You for all your time & energy!

  10. Joan Lesmeister says:

    Congratulations Marylou! What a wonderful prize you won! Love the garden pic Susan, icy lemonade might be nice!

  11. Jamie Willow says:

    oh fer cute! what a great prize 🙂 I just found you so missed the contest, I will be all over the next one though!

    I am super happy you have another calendar…I did not like when you didn’t have one…I kept my old one up even though the dates were wrong 🙂 It is my favorite day when I switch each month over (I wish I could say I always do this on the first of the month…but…yeah…lol)

  12. Hollace says:

    Oh, I’m so jealous! I think I’ll have to go out and buy those books 4 myself! I feel a trip to the bookstore coming on…

  13. Rosemary Thomas says:

    Congratulations, Marylou! You have a bag full of summer fun!

    Loved the Daring Girls, earlier today. They will probably be friends for life and will always look back to what fun they had with Susan Branch as their role model! JUST WONDERFUL!

    Loved your garden picture. My flower beds looked like that about a month ago and then~and then! We got fried…100’s of degrees everyday. Just went out to deadhead the roses…they were a little on the parched side but I am sure they will recuperate this fall.
    Thank you for the blog. I love it!

  14. Marilyn says:

    I have your books – love them! Could I move into your garden? I wouldn’t be a bit of trouble!!

  15. Sandy says:

    Congratulations, it was Christmas in July for Marylou. Thank you Susan for making magic. We all feel it.

  16. Pam says:

    Ok, this is my first try at a blog…but what a great place to start! How I love your site and the way you share that makes us all feel so happy! Thanks Susan!

  17. Gert says:

    Congratulations to Marylou! What a great gift!! I just know you will enjoy it immensely! Your garden is so inviting…thank you for inviting us in!

    Blessings & have a wonderful day!
    xoxo Gert

  18. Congratulations to the Winner!!!

    Everything is working super-wonderfully here on your blog, thank you very much!

    With such a lovely picture to snap outside your window, who wouldn’t be glad to have a blog, hu? :-))))))))

    May your work flow smoothly…………….

    “Auntie Amelia”

  19. Karen P says:

    Beautiful!!!!! Love the straw hat hanging on the fence.

  20. Nellie says:

    Congratulations to Marylou! I’m only slightly envious.:-) Such a peaceful garden, Susan. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Happy Friday! xoxo

  21. Angie(Tink!) says:

    ♫♥♫♥♫♥ Lucky Lady Marylou! Congratz to Her! Oh Sweet Sue I have Baby Carrots for Your Garden Bunnies! I L♥ve this Pic of Your Garden in Full Summer Bloom! Gorgeous! Wishing You a Dazzling Weekend! Love & Kisses & Hugzzzzzzz! xoxo Poof!♫♥ P.S. Does Kitty~Girl L♥ve Playing in The Garden?(Meow!)

  22. Jake says:

    Cangratulations, Marylou! As someone new to your Willards, I’d give a lot for all those back copies! They would make a wonderful book… I’d buy it!



  23. deezie says:

    Congrats to Mary Lou!!! she is one lucky girl.
    Love the picture of your garden, its enchanting!!!!
    have a great weekend

  24. bj says:

    Yay to the winner..:))

  25. Shelagh says:

    Hooray for blogging and hooray for giveaways. So happy to see you are having fun with this. Sometimes it is too fun, can often steal away precious time:) Love your garden. Roses, roses, roses.
    Cheers from Shelagh in Nova Scotia!

  26. Brenda says:

    HUmmm.. Wonder what I have done wrong. I have received one update last week. Should I get an update each time you have a new post. If so I must have signed up wrongly. Well I have your blog listed on my sidebar so I know when you update if I am on my blog but I sure would like a chance to win some of your goodies though. Yeah TGIF, going to take time out from wedding prep to go to some quilt shops. Your garden/yard is beautiful! Hope you have a good weekend.

  27. Suzanne Sullivan says:

    How wonderful to find you!! I didn’t know you were here. I love your art and sayings in your cookbooks and calenders! Thank you for sharing your spirit and perspective with all of us to enjoy and be inspired by~

  28. Gayle says:

    Shucks, when you said from Washington I just knew it was me! Love the pic of your yard, so motivating. Now I need to get into the garden and start working on mine.

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