Thursday, February 3, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

The last one! I'm so sad, but I want to thank Lisa Swifka so much for hosting them the past five years! Anyway, I'm finally participating in the fifth and final One World One Heart 2011!

I'm a fifty-something widow who is also a graduate student in mid-nineteenth century American history, a grandmother of several, mom to five kids and two cats (first time I haven't had a dog in several years!), and a lover of writing, art, and craft. I also love to watch (when I can) old television shows (Ironside, Hawaii Five-O - new and old, Columbo, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeanie, etc.) and British shows (crime dramas like Inspector Lynley and Inspector Lewis, and comedies - my favorite being As Time Goes By). And a lot of the time when I'm watching the old shows, I'm gazing fondly at the decor because I love mid-century modern anything! So, while all of my current history projects are centered in the 1860s, my heart floats in the 1960s! I even find the arts and crafts of that era amazing, both in observation and in creation. I also am adamant that if we don't fix our environment, nothing else will matter much. So in that vein, most of the crafts that I enjoy involve at least some recycling.

I'm giving away the book "A Treasury of Quilt Labels" by Susan McKelvey, a wonderful source of all manner of labels to attach to your quilts! In order to win, leave a comment at the end of this post. I'll be choosing a winner by random generator and will announce on February 17. If possible, I'll be adding another gift for a second winner. Hope you win!


Hoopie said...

One World One Heart

Wonderful to visit your blog first and meet you. Please Put my name in your draw, then take a minute to visit my blog, and I will add your name to win one of three prizes.


Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years seeing all of the wonderful blogs and meeting everyone. Thanks for your participation in the event.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Donna said...

Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

Janine said...

Hallo , nice to meet you.
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
This is beautiful.
Please count me in.
Please come visit me on my blog too,I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

Dawn said...

I'm big on recycling in my artwork too! Isn't OWOH a beautiful way to discover great blogs?
Please visit my blog too, (Art of Humungous Proportions) when you get a chance.
Cheers ~

Gloria said...

Greetings from California. I'm #96 on the list and would love to be entered. Nice to read your post, looks like you have a very full life. Hope you are enjoying the OWOH event and it's nice to meet you. Please stop by my blog for a chance to win too.

The Altered Paper said...

Hello from Ky! This is my first time in this great event! I have found so many creative blogs!
Please Include Me In Your OWOH Door Prize Drawing! Thank You. Tee

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

Hugs, Gayle
my blog:

LamoreAllure said...

Greetings from Ipswich, MA.
I hope you will visit my blog and have a look around. Do enter me in your give away. Thanks.
Hugs, Linda L

Connie said...

great giveaway prize....i'd love to read it! please come visit my blog too!

Doreen G said...

Greetings from Canberra Australia nice to meet you.
Drop by my blog and enter mine as well.
Doreen #573..

vintage wil said...

great giveaway!!

Elaine Akers said...

Hello from southeastern Massachusetts. I have enjoyed your blog and I will be back after OWOH is over. Thanks for the opportunity of winning you giveaway.
Stop and visit my blog #634

Belinda said...

Hi Im Belinda Nice to meet you .Love your Blog!!
Please visit mine.My door prize is a OOAK polymer bunting baby
hugs Belinda

Teri said...

Heritage research has been one of my all time favorite pasttimes. I have gone back as far as 1828 on my mothers side. They came from Tourza Lebanon. It can be stumbling though trying to go back further. Good luck on your blogjourney and have fun too! Thanks for sharing your wonderful blog. Visit me at:
Thanks Teri

flyingbeader said...

Hello...hope you don't mind if I follow you. I was looking at the picture of your great Grandma Kate & she looks like my GGma RosaBelle. Those women loved their apron's didn't they?

I think we around the same age, as I definitely know all those television shows you mentioned...but I was more into things like Star Trek, Big Valley, High Chapperal, American Bandstand...oh & movies! I'd come home from school & sit & watch the black & white movies which I still adore. Nice to met you.

dot at #599

Regina said...

It was wonderful wandering through you world today on my OWOH journey. Thank you for having me.

I love books. What a great gift!!

I hope that you will come and visit me too in Alabama on your next outing. #104 Southern Ooaks


Barbara said...

Lovely giveaway! Please enter my name. Many thanks, p

Mimi said...

I would love to win this for my mother who is a quilter!

Come on by my blog & enter my OWOH giveaway also, I'm #590.

Enjoy your journey,

Hoerauf at comcast dot net

Joanne said...

Great giveaway prize!
Nice meeting you and looking through your blog - love the old photos.
Please drop by my blog and enter my OWOH too.

fortuitous faery said...

what a charming book you've chosen to give away!

greetings from frigid new jersey!

conniechiwa (at) gmail dot com

OWOH #528

random thoughts do or di said...

I am so excited to participate in my first OWOH blog tour . Yeah for quilters! I hope I am lucky enough to win.
please check out my blog

Cherry said...

Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love a chance to enter your beautiful giveaway!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

trisha too said...

This is so interesting--my mom would love this book! I quilt, but not like she does . . . she's going on a quilt shop hop later this year!

Happy OWOH to you! Stop by and visit me if you get the chance; I'm flying along the OWOH journey with you!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Nanbon44 said...

So very nice to meet you, I love visiting all these wonderful blogs and seeing what everyone is working on, there are so many talented people here..

Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
Bonnie in Florida

Visit my blogs
# 566 and # 567

Nanbon44 said...

So very nice to meet you, I love visiting all these wonderful blogs and seeing what everyone is working on, there are so many talented people here..

Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
Bonnie in Florida

Visit my blogs
# 566 and # 567

Betty said...

I have never heard of this book but would certainly love to read it! Thanks for your giving heart! If you get time drop by my giveaway!

Nancy said...

Great gift, and very interested to me as a quilter.

Tess said...

Greetings from Kansas, I would love to win your book for my mother. It's your turn to visit me:

Artseyanne said...

Hi there, hope you are enjoying the ride. Please call in on me at #100 if you have a chance.

Carmen said...

Another Inspector Lewis fan here, actually prefer it over Morse. Ooh and love Midsomer Murders too... yep and Columbo. Used to love Quincy too - I blame my Mum - she used to sit there watching them all and furiously click clacking away on her needles, getting ever faster when the juicy bits were happening :D

Thanks for the chance to win your intriguing sounding book - Please feel free to visit my OWOH Post :)

OWOH# 365

BabesbyBarb said...

Hi, great meeting you through OWOH, please sign me up for your quilt label book, I hope you can stop over at my blog for a look see :)


It was great reading your blog and I adored the picture of 1955 around the kitchen table. Too fun! Make me want to step in the picture to get in on the action. I was born in 1954. Also sorry about Esme:( She had a good life with you for awhile.
I am a quilter so as much as I would want your prize, I already have this one so if you pick me, you can pass on to someone else who could really use it.
I am glad to have met you on OWOH and hope that you find many more friends too. Wanda from Ohio #220
needlewings (at) mac (dot) com

Aimee Jeffries said...

What an interesting book! So sorry about Esme. I didn't even think about anything happening to black cats on Halloween either, ack! My new black kitten has been part of the family about 1 month now, born in October, so I feel extra lucky now that I found her. Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

Cheryl said...

Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

Debra said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Annie said...

Love to quilters label book!!!! It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. If you get the chance I would love you to visit me downunder (Australia) so I can return the favour. #819

Micki said...

What a lovely door prize, and you are so talented! Nice meeting you and thanks for giving me the chance to win. Please visit me at Irish Muses at #678.

Carolyn or Connee said...

good wishes to you and happy blogging. I love the 60's too. I would love to win your drawing. Please visit my blog and see my giveaways.
Carolyn Kight from Michigan, USA


Another email: (I like this one the best.)

SLucy said...

Great giveaway hello from Ontario Canada

AlwaysInspired said...

I always forget to label my quilts!
Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

melandria said...

really nice. I always wanted to learn how to quilt. do enter me please. melandriaromero(at)gmail(dot)com

Noemi said...

Hi, it's so nice meeting you.
A big hug from Spain.

Wendy said...

Hello from Wonderland. It is so nice to meet you and visit your little part of Blogland. I would love to be included in your enchanting giveaway. Happy OWOH! Please do drop in during your journey.
wishes and whimsy
WenDy from WonDErlanD

Kim Dellow said...

Hi from London, UK Jan. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

stampgram said...

Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you.
Thanks for participating in OWOH. Please enter me in the drawing for your awesome book.
If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

s hyler said...

I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get the chance my blog is #809

Rusted Wings said...

lovely offering!
please drop by my blog #30,
warm hugs & blessings from Montana,

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Jan, I would love to win "A Treasury of Quilt Labels." How sweet! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

Mervi said...

So nice to meet you,
gorgeous gift, hope to win.

Greetings from Finland;-))m

I have also Valentine candy:

leikkaan @

Sherry Edwards said...

Hello Jan, it's lovely to meet you. I can remember all those TV shows you mention. I used to love Bewitched! The new Hawaii 5-O has just been on TV here and we watched the first episode the other night - it wasn't bad and was interesting to know how the team first got together.

I'd love to win your prize as I'm just getting into quilting albeit on a small scale at the moment.

I hope you'll stop by and see my giveaways too on my blog.

Sherry from England, UK

Loralynn said...

Fantastic giveaway! It is so much fun seeing all the different types of things being given away and meet new(to me) bloggers! Please enter me in your giveaway!

Gracie "Neky White" said...

I would love to win something so wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win.

Come to enter my giveaway if you haven't already ! I'm # 516

Hugs :D

Tahnya Marie said...

Hello! I am just flying in from OWOH. Please enter my name in your wonderful prize and pop on by my blog if you would like to enter my OWOH giveaway (if you haven't already). You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


Beckie Holso said...

Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

Beckie =)
artbeckons at hotmail dot com
San Diego, California, USA

OWOH #119
OWOH #132

CathyH said...

Hi Jan, what a lovely book, thank you! I love the 1800's through the early 1900's especially the Victorian era.
cathyguitarteacher-77 at

TuscanRoad said...

Greetings from Clovis, California
I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog and your work is wonderful! Stop by and visit mine, if you haven’t already, for a chance to win my door prize. In the meantime, I hope this journey is as fun for you as it is for me.
Best, Holly
My blog:

FairlyGirly said...

It looks a lovely book. Thanks for the chance to win. Please pop over to my blog and enter mine #636

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh wow! What a great gift. I would LOVE to win this book because it would be a great resource. Please enter me in your giveaway and visit me, if you haven't already. I'm number 11 and my information is on my profile page.

Anonymous said...

Hello Jan! Hello from Chilliwack, BC, Canada! Thanks for dropping by my blogs during the OWOH 2011 hop! Hope you’ve had a fabulous experience! It’s a pleasure meeting you!
~Spike (#22) (#24)

spikelikeart at gmail dot com

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Hello from beautiful NW Arkansas! It's nice meeting you! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to enter mine, too (if you haven't already.) #215 on the list.

Warmest Regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

Carol said...

I enjoyed my visit. Great gift for us quilters :)
OWOH hugs.
Carol H.

Lezlei Ann Young said...

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joe said...

what a great idea! thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book.

i'm enjoying browsing through your wonderful blog.

please stop by my blog for a chance to win my gift as well, if you haven't already!

joe in montana

JUNE said...

Well, several of the books on your favorites are on mine as well....and if you love the sixties you would appreciate my series of rock art....and since you love the whimsey, well needless to say I am looking into the fiction project...I've added my name to followers and am very happy I stopped by...thx so much, june #75
ps, I just realized I don't even remember what your gift is because I just started reading your blog and got caught up..oh well, .thx again

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello! thank you so much for the chance to win! have you heard? Lisa will be having a new event next year!
if you haven't yet, i hope you can drop by my blog at (#544) and join my OWOH giveaway. hugs from peggyapl(at)!

ByLightOfMoon said...

Your book looks fabulous and meaningful!
Your blog is beautiful! I am # 267 on OWOH and I would love to win!
Smiles, Cyndi

shawkl said...

Stopping for a moment just to say hi from Alabama! Happy OWOH!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

What a great and useful gift; would love to win. When you've time, please visit me at Thistle Cove Farm.

Chelle said...

Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


Que Bella said...

Hey Jan, It's so delightful to meet you via OWOH. What a lovely book to giveaway. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH #598

VintageCrafter said...

Greetings from Canada! I just started quilting and would love to win your giveaway. Please count me in:)

quiltmom said...

A quilter often is looking for ways to label their quilts- Your book is a terrific offering as a prize. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Hope you have had a wonderful OWOH. It has been a great event to meet some new blogging friends.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,

ladybug said...

I most certainly could use this lovely book! I'm not always the best of putting those labels on my projects ;) Count me in for your give-a-way, and I hope you can swing by and visit me as well.
(#535 OWOH)

Sunshineshelle said...

I am in awe of quilters, unfortunately I'd probably sew my sleeve to my pants while doing it, which is why I think I appreciate those that can :) So nice to meet you (I'm Shelle by the way)! Seeing I walked through your open Blogger doorway, I'd like to ask you if you have time to drop in at mine too (I don't think I've seen you yet and you have a cool blog - NOT TO MENTION THE PRIZES)...After OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere my blog door's always open :) Now let's keep enjoying this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :) before it times out!!!

Sunshineshelle said...

I am in awe of quilters, unfortunately I'd probably sew my sleeve to my pants while doing it, which is why I think I appreciate those that can :) So nice to meet you (I'm Shelle by the way)! Seeing I walked through your open Blogger doorway, I'd like to ask you if you have time to drop in at mine too (I don't think I've seen you yet and you have a cool blog - NOT TO MENTION THE PRIZES)...After OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere my blog door's always open :) Now let's keep enjoying this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :) before it times out!!!

Sean said...

From the Florida Gulf Coast
I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year's event, but a fire changed her plans... I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You