Thanks to everyone who entered the bowl give away raffle. The winning number is 298 and only one person guessed that exact number. Congratulations to the winner Noelle O!
The photos below show a live edged birch crotch bowl. This attractive heart shaped bowl has golden colors, beautiful feather figuring along the crotch intersection, interesting zones from spalting, and contains circular grain lines around the centers of the two branches. The bowl dimensions are 9" long, 6" wide at max, 2.5" max height, and 1/4" wall thickness. This bowl is being offered in a raffle and the winner will get this bowl for free with free shipping to any where in the world. The rules are simple, just select a number between 1 and 500 and write this number in the message box on this web site's contact page and send the message no later than 12:00 noon (Minnesota time) on February 14, 2019. Make sure to also write your name and email address in the appropriate boxes on the contact page form. Only one guess per person (if multiple guesses, only your first counts) and the winning guess will be the one nearest* numerically to the number my wife has secretly selected in advance (written down in a sealed envelope in advance). She will select the winner from the list of guesses with names covered. If there is a tie, the one with the earliest submission time will win. I will announce the winner by first name and last name initial in this space. The winner will be contacted by email. Good Luck and please have fun participating in this game!
*Nearest is defined as the smallest numerical difference between the number you guess and the target number.