bella bags contest winner!

Two weeks, many gorgeous bags, and 91 (wow!) comments later,
we have a winner in the Bella Bags E-Party and Contest!

Bella Bags winner

Congratulations Robin!
I’ll be in touch shortly about your bag.
And you can thank P as he’s the one who drew your name from the basket.

Thanks *so* much to all of you who participated by commenting and/or buying a Bella Bag–and special thanks to MarcΓ­a, the wonderfully talented bag lady (hah!) who made all this fun possible.

I’m off to bed now my peeps (it’s after midnight where I am!).

A presto!

14 Beans of Wisdom to “bella bags contest winner!”
  1. Carol

    Congratulations Robin!

  2. My Melange

    Yeah…me!!!!! Honestly Sognatrice, I never win anything!!! Must be the birthday Gods smiling down upon me πŸ˜‰

    oh..thank you…thank you…and thank P for me too πŸ™‚

  3. Giulia

    Congratulations Robin!
    Awww man, Michelle, I was hoping that you would let Luna pick the name out of the basket. I promised to give her a new chew toy should she happen to pick my name! πŸ˜‰
    Enjoy your prize, Robin. πŸ™‚

  4. Sharon

    Congrats to Robin….

    Will we get to see the bag you picked for her???

  5. JoAnn - NL , Travelstories & Photography

    Hi Sognatdrice, or D,

    I like your blog but this (?) I did not understand, but however I’ll come back again…

    Visit mine I posted some Spain Pic’s you might like that?

    πŸ™‚ JoAnn

  6. sognatrice

    Carol, thanks for stopping to congratulate πŸ™‚

    Robin, well I’m happy that you won something here…those birthday gods are pretty good πŸ˜‰

    Giulia, perhaps you should’ve told Luna this *before* the name drawing! She likes chewing πŸ™‚

    Sharon, hopefully yes; I’m communicating with Robin now about what she’d like–or at least what she’d hate so I can avoid that πŸ˜‰

    JoAnn, these are the results of a contest I ran here on the blog to win a free bag; the original contest post is linked inside the announcement if you’re interested…but anyway, I’m in the mood for a little Spain, so I’ll be right over πŸ˜‰

  7. Enza

    Congrats Robin but P is so much trouble!! How could he not pick a Sicilian girl!!!:)

  8. Enza

    that should have said in so much trouble not that he is so much trouble! UGH!

  9. JennieBoo

    Yay, Robin! Happy B-day!

    You’re a lucky dawg but I love ya anyway…:)

    Congrats and thanks again for this fun contest, Sogntrice!

  10. Jo

    Hey, thanks for the comment on my blog! I hope you drop in from time to time. -Sasha

  11. sognatrice

    Enza, hah! Freudian slip! If it had truly been up to P, I’m sure he’d have picked a Calabrese girl anyway πŸ˜‰

    JennieBoo, you’re such a sweetheart πŸ™‚

    Jo/Sasha, my pleasure; and the same goes for you around here πŸ™‚

  12. Wanderlust Scarlett

    Congrats Robin! That’s so cool!

    Birthday Gods… that’s good, I’m writing it down for future reference…

    Scarlett & Viaggiatore

  13. sognatrice

    Scarlett, you still have a little while to get on those birthday gods…make those wishes good ones πŸ˜‰

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