Monday, January 31

One World One Heart 2011

The time has come for the final One World One Heart blogging event. This is the fifth year that Lisa at The*Whimsical*Bohemian has hosted this great trip around the blogging world! I participated in 2009 and loved the thought of sharing hearts and friendship with bloggers near and far. In 2010, the theme was taking a magic carpet ride and so around the world we went again. This year, we are up, up and away on a final "One World One Heart" trip around the world. I am excited to share my little gift with you. I'm also going to share a little bit about me. I'll start with me and build the suspense to the gift I am offering. :-)
I have been sewing and crafting for more than 50 years. Yes, I find it hard to believe when I see it in print but I've enjoyed making things for as long as I could thread a needle or cut scraps of paper with scissors or anything "artsy". Some of you know me as a quilter. Some of you know me as a miniaturist with over 40 years of collecting and creating miniature scenes in 1"-1' scale. Some of you know that I collect quilts and share their stories. I also collect tiny teddy bears and Christmas ornaments. I collect friends, too. Just ask my daughter and the friends who join me at our quilting retreat. They laugh that I am always introducing a new friend. And now I am going to meet many more friends through this One World One Heart journey! And what is the prize that you may win? It's a little something made from these beads............
I bought the beads in 2004, not long after I took a class in beginning jewelry techniques. I loved the beads the minute I saw them. They are gorgeous glass Millefiori beads. The word is Italian and it's meaning is derived from the words "mille" (thousand) and "fiori" (flowers). Each of the heart beads in this strand is different with many colors and shapes of flowers. I had no idea what I would do with the strand when I bought it, I just knew that one day I would make something lovely with it.
In 2006, we moved to our new home and I enjoyed setting up my sewing room. All my miniatures are still packed away and so were all my beading supplies. And then about a month ago, I set up a work space for beading............
There are the heart beads, just waiting to become something lovely............
and this is what I made - a necklace and matching earrings and bracelet with dangling hearts. I bought pretty red glass beads and some tiny gold hearts that complimented the glass heart beads. My goal was to make a gift to give away and also to have enough beads to make something for me and for my daughter. The set is prettier in person as the photo does not do justice to the deep pretty red beads or the colors in the Millefiori heart beads. is how you can enter to win this set........there are very few rules but here they are.......
1. This event is open to all active bloggers around the world. You must have a blog to enter.
2. All you have to do is leave a comment and you must make sure that you have a link back to your blog profile with your e-mail address or leave your e-mail address in your comment. If you have no way for me to contact you, then there is no way you can win.
3. The winner will be announced on February 17th at 8:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. I will contact the winner via e-mail and also post the winner's name on my blog.
One last thought from me......I grew up in the Midwest here in the U.S. in the little town of Lehigh, Iowa. I love that little town and my family and friends who live there but I always knew I wanted to travel. Thanks to my husbands job (and some early years in the U.S. military) we have lived on the West Coast, the Gulf Coast and the East Coast and now in the upper Midwest (where snow is falling and falling and falling!). I made friends in all those places. We also lived in Japan for almost two and a half years and we have dear friends that we connect with on a regular basis. Business trips took us to Europe and I met more new friends. I crossed paths with people near and far and I have stayed in touch with many of those friends for years. One of my favorite memories of travel.......I enjoyed tea with Ivy in England all because we met at a bus stop in a little village in the Lake District of England. All it takes to make a friend is a smile and a little conversation. :-) I now "cross paths" via the Internet and have friends in countries all around the world. I "cultivate" my friends nearby by meeting them to quilt and sew and chat together. There is always room for a new friend! I hope you will introduce yourself in your comment and tell me where you are from. The world is a big place but via the Internet we are just a blogpost away. Let the comments begin!!
Have a wonderful day!
NOTE: This giveaway is closed. Winner has been notified.


Stitchety Grub said...

Awww Gorgeous beads - please include me in your draw and do come visit my Blog
Cheers Britt in Australia

Linda said...

These beads are beautiful. I love reading your posts, it is hard for me not to envy those who have grown up with a legacy of quilting, and it does make me so thankful for a mom who told me... if you want a new dress.. make it!
God Bless!

luv2quilt2 said...

Beautiful beads, and you've made some lovely gifts for your giveaway.

Sue said...

How beautiful..... Thank you for sharing.

Mommarock said...

Sandi, I too have been crafting for as long as I can remember. My mom was a crafter (still is), I copied her work. I remember knitting a small brown square and I was so proud of it. Now I cannot knit today, but I love all other crafts. These beads you did are simply something you would want to look at over and over and over again, I think i would wear them daily just to show them off if I won them. Beautiful work.. Hey, can I come over and craft with you LOL. I only live across the country!

Jayne said...

I'd love a chance to win your beading creations. I agree with what you say about traveling. I've not lived very many places, but I've been blessed to be able to see a lot of places around the world, and I wouldn't trade it for anything! Each year when I do my Christmas cards, I'm always amazed at the far and distant places on my list. Love your blog! Jayne

Beth said...

Beautiful beads! I so enjoy your posts and all the wonderful things you do. I have been hooked on crafting since my first day at summer camp. (Lanyards and craft stick creations). My Mom isn't crafty at all, but my girls are getting hooked!

Kaye said...

I think you know that I enjoy blogging as much as you do. It has opened a whole new world and I have met and made so many friends. I have learned from them and we share our lives with its ups and downs. Thanks for sharing your stories with us and your generosity also.

Needled Mom said...

Your beadwork is just gorgeous, Sandi. You have so many talents!!!

No quilts hanging on the line today with your forecast????? You poor people!

Marsha said...

Your beads are beautiful and I would love a chance to win them! I have had the chance to visit Canada, Mexico, and all but a few states in the U.S. I was born and raised in Illinois but have lived in South Dakota, Indiana and now New Mexico. I have been sewing since I was a little girl with scraps from mom's sewing basket. She made all of our clothes, so there were always new scraps to play with. I've tried knitting, crocheting, embroidery, cross stitch, painting, and stained glass. I always come back to anything to do with fabric, a needle and thread. Enjoy your day!

Lori said...

I had fun browsing through your blog-- What fun! It was great getting to know a little about you. This my first year participating in OWOH!! I am Enjoying getting to know New friends!

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!

ziggy stardust said...

thanks for the chance to win. you have a lovely blog and an awesome giveaway, just hope i'm a lucky one! hope you can drop by my blog as well...


Jingle said...

What gorgeous beads! I couldn't have let them sit that long! thanks for the chance to win these great pieces! jinglesells at gmail dot com

AlwaysInspired said...

Wonderful set!
Come visit my blog to see my OWOH giveaway! I'm #50

Anonymous said...

How lovely! I would love to win it!
Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
Be well & wish well,

Jules Woolford said...

I really enjoyed your post, and looking at your blog too, and your wonderful banner photo! The beads are gorgeous and I would be so delighted to be included in your draw.
Please drop by and visit me too
Jules x

Palma said...

Hi! Such a beautiful giveaway! COUNT ME IN,PLEASE!

Join in mine, if you like ♥

You had a very special dad.

Donna said...

Nice to meet you! That is so cute! I would love to be in your giveaway, please count me in. Thank you!

Karen Taylor said...

In love with your blog...wonderful giveaway!
I would love for you to come to mine and follow new followers but most of all I love new friends!


gpc said...

So pretty! I enjoyed my visit with you. I hope you will visit me, too!

Gloria said...

Hi and happy to meet you. Please count me in and also stop by my blog for a chance to win. Happy OWOH to you and have fun meeting peoples. Take care. I'm number 96 on the list.

Astrid Maclean said...

Lovely to meet you!!
Your giveaway is gorgeous and beautiful, would love to win!
Hugs from bonny Scotland.
PS if you have a mo, please come and visit my giveaway too:o)

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Hi there! Great blog you've got here. So glad to meet you and I hope you are having fun at the OWOH, I know I am! Hugs!


Kate said...

I love millefiori! I do a lot of it but with polymer instead of glass. Have a great OWOH ride!

~Kate (The Tropical Blonde)

Amy said...

This is lovley beadwork. Thanks for sharing this giveaway with us! avennett AT verizon DOT net

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.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw. Hugs, Gayle.

Ellen said...

very cute!
greetings from Canada!

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

Artful Musings said...

Hailing you from sunny Arizona USA. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you and your art. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura

Homemaker Honey said...

G'Day from Brisbane! Great work! You have made a set of beautiful jewelry.

homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

My OWOH giveaway:

Shirley said...

Lovely jewelry! We're still getting snow here in Finland too. I'm not one of those people who are waiting for it to melt away though.

Knot By Gran'ma said...

Very pretty!

shawkl said...

I'm a quilter...This is me jumping up an down in Alabama...pick me, pick me! Happy OWOH! When you have a moment, come visit with me...and I'll be back here again too!

De la Renaissance said...

How beautiful! The necklace and earrings as well as the beads they are made from are fantastic!! I would love to be included in your giveaway! Thank you so much! I would love for you to drop by in my OWOH participating blob Chronicles Of Whimsy if you wish!

Kindest regards,
Dale Ann ~
OWOH participant
#195 Chronicles of Whimsy

Priscila said...

Just recently I discovered your blog and was very impressed by the quality of your person. I love the world of bloggers and I have learned many useful things in them. Also i sew and knit since I was very young. I invite you to see my blogs. My memories for you from Patagonia.

Maggi said...

Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

What a wonderful blog! I'm just agog at what you created with those beautiful beads. And so in love with the picture at the top of your blog along with the dress story. Great meeting you today!

You're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

Happy Blog Discovery!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How lovely! We ALL love pretty jewelry! You have a beautiful blog, too! Please come by to visit me, too! ♥

Moriah said...

Wow! Such a fabulous blog! I've enjoyed taking a look around and getting to know you a bit.

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.
Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

Me and My Stitches said...

Hi Sandi - I enjoy your blog and love the beads. I am from Southeast Iowa (near Mt. Pleasant) - the snow is falling here as well, and isn't supposed to stop any time soon! It is good to "meet" you. Oh, and I think I should win the jewelry because February is my birthday MONTH!!

Judy C said...

Sandi, lovely beads. I love reading your blog it was one of the first blogs I followed. You shared a story of doll quilts I believe your mom had made. It reminded me of sewing with my mom.
I am Judy from Massachusetts, I have been crafting most of my life too. I sew enjoy sewing with my sister and friends. Thanks for sharing your wonderfull stories here with all of us.

Sam said...

Hi Sandi, so glad to find you here today. I'd love to win the beads. I so enjoy your memories and tales of childhood. Thanks.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What a great giveaway!
Please include me in the drawing.
Thank you!

Cheryl said...

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

BabesbyBarb said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog, the necklace set is truly lovely.

The Altered Paper said...

Beautiful Work! Stunning Colors! Count me in for your OWOH Door Prize Please! This is my first time participating in this great event! So Many Creative Bloggers Out Here!

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

MarieNeige said...

This is just a wonderful giveaway, I hope I am the happy winner!Do come and visit my blog, too.

Micki said...

It's nice to see an old friend. I love your jewelry. Please stop by at Irish Muses and enter mine.

Fat Dormouse said...

What beautiful giveaway gifts. I would be honured to win!

I am interested in card making and decorating boxes - but sadly found out about OWOH too late to participate.

I have two blogs - come & see me sometime

johanna said...

gorgeous - i´m such a bead lover, too!

Cherry said...

Yea! I'm so glad to be here and to meet you. You have an awesome blog, and I love the adorable matchbox! Come check my blog out sometime. Thanks for entering me in your contest!

Mervi said...

Flying in from One World One Heart!

So nice to meet you,
beautiful gift, hope to win.
Greetings from Finland;-))m

leikkaan AT

PEA said...

Hi Sandi, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your gorgeous necklace set:-)

Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven't done so already!!

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Digital Misfit said...

The beads are lovely, and you have made them spectacular in this jewelry ensemble. I love it.
Your blog header is gorgeous with your matching dresses. What a treasure of a family photo.
Thank you for participating in the OWOH event. Please pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
hugs from ON, Canada

yoborobo said...

That is the sweetest picture of your family in your header. I bet it does bring back lots of good memories. :) Your jewelry is really pretty! I am in Maryland, where it is getting ready to sleet or snow, or rain. They aren't quite sure! lol! I'm happy to meet you! Stop by and say hi (#278) and enter my giveaway. :) Pam

Michaele said...

Oh, you're right, those beads are the PERFECT choice for such a beautiful memento for OWOH 2011!

I hope you'll drop by both of my giveaways (at Twigs and Tulle and Kindergarten's 3 R's: I'm giving away a mini bunting and some pattern blocks) during this awesome blogging event! Happy OWOH!


Christina said...

Your beading is gorgeous!! I am loving the heart set you created, and would love to show it off, fingers crossed I win!!!!
I'm also participating in OWOH #502

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Your beading creations are awesome! I'd love to win one of these :) Please enter my name into your draw! And pop over to my blog and enter mine, too, if you haven't done so already!

Greetings from Germany,
Dagmar #88

Hoopie said...

A great blog. Thanks for being part of OWOH .

If you have time stop by my blog

Mimi said...

I would love to win this gorgeous set!

Please stop by my blog and enter my OWOH giveaway also! I'm #590.

hoerauf at comcast dot net


Sara said...

Sandi, What a great giveaway...Those beads are beautiful.

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Karla Rosendall said...

Beautiful work!


Aimee Jeffries said...

Happy OWOH! Nice to meet you :)

Nanbon44 said...

Please enter my name in your lovely giveaway- Bonnie in Florida
Bonnie ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com
Blogs #566 and #567 USA

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Oh please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


Thistle Cove Farm said...

Beautiful beads and love the dresses your Mother made; the photo is great! Please visit Thistle Cove Farm when you've time.

Stephanie said...

Very creative and pretty!!

I would be honored to win!

Please enter me in your drawing.


I invite you to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway:

Take Care,

Northern California

CathyH said...

I just love your photograph and what your Dad said. Reminded me of my own mother who sewed our clothes and taught me how to sew too. Precious memories, thank you!
cathyguitarteacher-77 at

random thoughts do or di said...

love your family photo, too! I am so excited to participate in my first OWOH blog hop and giveaway. Your creativity is lovely.
please check out my blog

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! Thanks for the peek into your life. You were right, the heart beads were just waiting to be made into something even more beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.
Feel free to visit my blog and enter the giveaway if you get a chance. :) Gale

Sussie said...

Beautiful jewels!
Welcome to enter my giveaway as well!

Warm regards Susan

Anonymous said...

Oh, what the heck, I'll make it 74. I love your use of the heart beads! Obviously, everyone else does, too!

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful beads, sign me up please. I'm Lynn #65 on the list, Great to meet you!

Keisha said...

Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you!

Sigrid said...

Great! A wonderful Giveaway and very nice blog.
Also I have a Giveaway. Show, nevertheless, sometimes past OWOH#646


Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Beautiful beads.... necklace and earings.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What talent you have. Your giveaway speaks to the "heart" of this event. I'm # 11, and would love to have you stop by if you haven't already.

Beadwright said...

Hello I have enjoyed meeting you very much. I only had 10 days in Japan but it was the best 10 days.
Your blog is so nice. I am now a follower.

MOLLYE said...

Hi Sandi The thing I loved most about your blog is your header. I adored the little story and the sweet photo of your family! Come visit me!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I am visiting from snowy upstate NY! Happy OWOH! I'd love a chance to win that gorgeous jewelry set. I hope you have a chance to stop by my blog & enter my giveaway, too! #331

carylsrealm said...

Very lovely!
Please add me!
Caryl #270

Gracie "Neky White" said...

What a generous giveaway! thank you so much for the chance to win something so beautiful!

come to enter mine if you have time!


MissMary said...

We seem to have a few things in common: favorite photos of family in our blog headers, and quilts :-) Nice to meet you! Tennessee has seen more than its typical share of snow this year, too :-)

Dianne said...

I enjoyed seeing your family portrait-so sweet.
Lovely necklace-the hearts are so pretty!
Please include me in your draw and come over to mine #348 and put your name in mine if you wish. Thanks.

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Hello from snow-covered Arkansas! It's nice meeting you and checking out your blog. Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to stop by and enter mine, too. #215 on the list.

Warmest regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

stampgram said...

Greetings from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't event this fun? Had so much fun reading your blog, and I will be back to browse some more when the event is over! Please enter me in your drawing.
If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

Sylvia Smiser said...

Hi Sandi,
You are a very talented crafter/artist. I would love to be entered to win your beautiful bead creations!

jacque4u2c said...

Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
Winning your give away would be awesome!
Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

calej said...

Pretty pretty pretty! :)

Hope you can join in my goodie giveaways as well! :)


calejbitsvyk at gmail dot com
calej d'art

Jeanie said...

Hello from Sunny Singapore :) Thank you for a chance in your OWOH giveaway ! Your beads are beautiful ! said...

Hello, It's nice to meet you! I'm from Malaysia & also participating in OWOH 2011.
Please come visit me at:

whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

AZviaTx said...

Sandi, I lived in MN for 15 winters and I do not miss the cold and snow. It's 37 degrees here in the PX area and I am freezing my tailfeathers off. Nowhere near the below freezing and more with windchill factor thrown in that you are experiencing. BRRRR...
I love your "quibbles". I love the word, the idea of comfort w/o the weight of a heavier quilt. Most quilts are really too heavy for those little bones to carry. I have a first grandchild and I was looking for something that would work in the PX heat but cold apartment with the AC. This looks great and I may try it myself! Thanks for the idea. Also, the milliflore set is beautiful. Don't you love finding surprises in the bottom of boxes and bags that you'd forgotten about? Makes it all new again. I enjoyed my visit, thanks for letting me snoop. Tina

Pixie said...

Hi there from the east coast of England! I too have friends all over the world...thanks to the internet, blogging and traveling. Lovely to meet you and I adore that picture of your family!

Sherry Edwards said...

Hello Sandi, it's a pleasure to meet you and browse your friendly blog (your blog header is fantastic!!) I'm from England, UK just outside London (plenty of bus stops around here!)
Your heart jewellery set looks beautiful.
I do hope you'll stop by and see my giveaways too on my blog.

crafty creations said...

Hiya Sandi and oh what beautiful beads you've made

Please add me in your draw _ I would be delighted to win this treasure

Hilda No 177 UK

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

Susan Burgess said...

Prety beads unique jewellry. Would love to win. Precous poem and love the headbboard on your blog. My granmaw used to sew too. I am a hack but love what other people do I only make small sewn items like ATC's and tiny quilts.Sanna

cottageprims said...

Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Teresa said...

Gorgeous beads and gorgeous jewelry! I'm having such a wonderful afternoon visiting talented and creative people's blogs.

Elaine Akers said...

Greetings from southeastern Massachusetts, USA
Very pretty beads.
Stop by my blog #634

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Sandi
Greetings from Australia, it's great to meet you and visit your blog. I would love to be the lucky winner of
your lovely heart beads. Please come by #9 and say hello. I LOVE your family photo on the header of your blog.



How very beautiful and it's great to meet you. Love your photo header! I wasn't born until 1954, but there were 3 of us girls and mom sewed us all the same clothing too! #220 needlewings at mac dot com

rebecca's rainbow kisses said...

Greetings from snowy Massachusetts. Your blog is lovely. The photo of you all in your handmade dresses is priceless. My mother sewed most of my clothes when I was young. I appreciate it now that I am older. Blessings in the journey, Rebecca #393

WondrousStrange said...

One World One Heart is such a fun way for all of us to connect. How I would love to own your lovely creation. Count me in:) Come by to see me at #234 when you have time:)

Carol said...

Totally gorgeous.

I've swung by your blog a number of times over the past year and have always enjoyed reading your postings.

OWOH hugs.
Carol H.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win your handmade jewelery! I hope you can come to visit me at and join my giveaway. Happy OWOH travels!

Debbie said...

Hi Sandi! Nice to see you here again. Glad you're having fun with the bead jewelry making. Thanks for counting me in! If you have a chance, stop by to see my blog and enter my giveaway. I'm #48,

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Pleasanton, California
Please enter me in your lovely giveaway - the beads are gorgeous!
I too have been crafting, sewing, stitching and crocheting for approximately 41 years... right behind you there! :) My 18 year old daughter knits and draws. the other 4 kids, well, we are seeing what they like... love art!

If you have time to visit me

I am giving away 7 different things 
& if you want, please join my blog too!
Thanks for the entry & consideration.

Blessings ♥ tere

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Cory said...


jane p said...

I heart your giveaway!!!

Donna said...

Such a lovely blog and a fun giveaway. Please enter me and thank you! said...

Such lovely jewelry!! Very beautiful.

Please visit my blog to see my OWOH giveaway-

Seattle WA USA

Lubna said...

Hi and a big hello from India. I have only lately learnt about the beautiful concept of OWOH. The internet sure binds, it truly amazes me. I so agree with you here. Thanks for letting us know about yourself and while I am not able to do a give away this year, my calendar shall be marked for next year - I am hoping it isn't the last one. Do drop by my blog
My email: lukathewriter (at) gmail (dot) com

Rayna said...

Absolutely gorgeous set! PLease include me :)

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful beading! Nice to meet you and to see your blog. Enjoy OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

Teri said...

Aren't old family photos wonderful. They are worth more than any precious stone or gold. I love them. They bring back memories that are forgotten through time! Thanks for sharing your blog. It truly is warm and inviting. Your giveaways are beautiful. I hope I win something. Thanks for sharing.
Please feel free to visit my blog at

Halle said...

Beautiful beading...
Thanks for the chance at your doorprize!
Stop by my giveaway as well.

B @ Sweet Limes said...

Beautiful beads. Have to say I really love your header and the whole story behind the picture on it.


martha brown said...

What a beautiful jewelry set! Those beads are fabulous!!! Please enter me into your draw -- thank you so much!
~martha (#384)

quiltmom said...

I love millefiori beads- they are such
happy beads and they are just so fun. I am a quilter first but I love playing with beads too.
Thanks for participating in the OWOH festival. I hope that you will have lots of visitors and meet many new friends.
You can find my blogpost here:

Connie said...

what a beautiful necklace bracelet and earring set you have made! please enter me in your giveaway, and come enter mine!

ladybug said...

I love what you've done with those beads! Thank you so much for being part of this wonderful event! I look forward to seeing more of what you've been up to!

Please come by and visit my site as well when you get the chance!

Carmen said...

Hi Sandi, I'm Carmen from Kent which is in England in the UK. I love these posts where people are telling a little about themselves.

I'm a bits 'n' pieces person I keep being seduced by another craft - OWOH is going to give my partner a major headache. He has already been groaning at ythe huge list of stuff I now want to try. It's been so inspirational.

Thank you for the chance to win your beautiful set - if I was the lucky commentor it would go to my eldest who is such a jewellery and glitzy girl.

Please feel free to drop by my OWOH post :)

OWOH #365

Debbi said...

Wonderful jewelry! Thank you for taking part in OWOH.
I hope you will visit my OWOH giveaway (#419).

Francine Cronos said...

Hello from California. Your beads are absolutely gorgeous. I have really enjoyed visiting your blog. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your fabulous giveaway.

Wendy said...

Hello and so glad to meet you. Happy OWOH. Would love to be part of your wonderful giveaway. Please stop by during your journey through blogland.
Wishes and Whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

Electra said...

I love your family photo-my mother made dreszes just like that for me too!
Thanks for giving us a peek at your workspace.
I hope you can stop by-

Nihal said...

You are always but ALL WAYS such a BIG HEART, Sandi. Here is giving you Mille Cuori.
And, no words for your gorgeous giveaway. If patience required, I am not able to... see, crossed my fingers:)

Have a wonderful Sunday like ours, sunny, sunny, sunny. Hey steps of early Spring upon us. Warm greetings & ♥ from Istanbul to my USA.

Jen said...

The jewelry set is lovely! I also love the picture of your family up top -- what a great thing to share with all of us.

Debra said...

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

Deborah said...

I love creative people and I love it how we all like to work in a variety of mediums. Please add me to your giveaway for the lovely jewelry and come over and visit me. I am No. 229 on the list.

s hyler said...

I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing. Please visit me I am #809 in the OWOH tour.

Que Bella said...

Hey Sandi, It's lovely to meet you and to discover your blog. I'm from Northern Kentucky and also collect a ton of things. The hearts are lovely! Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH participant 598

Marie S said...

Hey there Sandi, greetings from southern California.
What a wonderful place to land on this OWOH journey.
What a beautiful necklace set you have made, please count me in.
If you get a chance come by my blog #442 on your flight and spend a little of your precious time with me.

Stitchety Grub said...

Fabulous Giveaway - please include me and do come and visit my blog and enter mine too –if you haven’t already – I am #139 - I will be back for a more leisurely look around your blog after the event :-) – Cheers Britt in Australia

beenebag said...

love the heart beads. please include me in your drawing. I can be reached at: beenebag(at)yahoo(dot)com

take care

Dragonfly Creations said...

So enjoyed reading your blog, you have lived in some interesting places.
Love your give away, all the beads work so well together.

Belinda said...

Hello You have a lovely Blog ,Very nice giveaway!! Please come see mine,
My giveaway is a ooak bunting baby doll
Hugs Belinda

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Lovely; thank you for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Have your best OWOH ever!

Kim Mailhot said...

Hi from New hampshire ! Thanks so much for the chance to win your great pieces. I hope you have been having a sweet OWOH adventure ! Cheers !

Just Jenn Designz said...

Hello. It is so very nice to meet you. I just love your jewelry... absolutely beautiful! Please enter my name into your drawing.

I would love it if you would stop by my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list.

jenny said...

Ooooh gorgeous beads Sandi... such a beautiful giveaway... please count me in... just love the family photo in your blog sweet....

Hugs from Australia...
Jenny x

House of Mouse said...

The beads are lovely and include me in the drawing.

My best,


Azurlin said...

Greetings from Ipswich, Ma.
Lovey beads! Also, nice to meet you. Please enter me into the OWOH give away.

I'd love to have you visit my blog and have a look around, too. I'm offering a shabby chic denim necklace from my ReStyle Studios.

Hugs from Linda L
email -

SLucy said...

Sweet Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

Please visit my OWOH giveaway:

JBlanton said...

awesome giveaway- I am having so much fun checking out everyone's blogs! Thanks for the chance to win

Pauline said...

Hi Sandi, and greetings to you from Australia! Thank you for sharing your beautiful beadies as your OWOH doorprize - I'd so love to win!I love your blog, and I'll be visiting again soon to view more of your amazing creativity ... it was wonderful to meet you! I hope you will visit me, I am OWOH 248!

joe said...

what beautiful beads and wonderful gifts you've made from them!

i'm enjoying looking around in your blog. it's wonderful to meet you through one world one heart 2011!

i am participating for the first time this year and feel honored to have the opportunity to play along with so many creative people!

i hope you will have a chance to stop by my blog, as well!

joe in montana

Birgit said...

Hi Sandi,

How great to hear that there's always room for a new friend. :)

Thanks for offering such a wonderful prize. You have created a beautiful jewelry set from those precious beads. Oh, the winner will be very lucky!

Greetings from Germany,
# 66

Anonymous said...

I hope you are having as much fun with One World One Heart as I am this year!
Thanks for the opportunity to come and visit your blog
If you get a chance stop by my blog and check out my giveaway
I am number #25
trinaxxl (at) yahoo (dot) com

Created By You said...

Hi Sandi, Lovely blog, gorgeous giveaway. Greetings from Florida! Hugs,
Sharon F. OWOH #262

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


Lauren said...

Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!

angelandspot said...

Beautiful! Greetings from snowy Iowa. ~Cassie angelandspot{at}yahoo{dot}com

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!


mitz said...

...someone will be so lucky.great give-a-way.. thanks for the opportunity

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

How lovely and so perfect for this final OWOH trip.

BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
Southern Illinois, USA
prpldy (at) comcast dot net

mom of 3rd culture kids said...

Hello from Thailand! I love the photo in your header.. I'm it brings a lot of memories...

your giveaways are lovely ..please count me in!

Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

laetriciajaniel (at) gmail (dot) com

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Sandi, I would just love to win your beautifully hand crafted set of jewelry. Count me in and I hope you pick me! 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.

Tammy Freiborg said...

Beautiful! Please visit #875

Simply Debbie said...


Gracey is not my name.... said...

Sandi - that was lovely - the last bit of is wonderful to be able to meet people from all over...when I was younger I did it through penpalling, having over 30 at one I do it through blogging...and have added you to my blogroll..

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

Ooooh....lovely beads! So nice to meet you here through OWOH...hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, too :-)


Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Greetings from Philly, PA, USA! Fantastic giveaway! I love your beautiful beads. Count me in.
I am a watercolor artist and photographer looking forward to meeting a new friend. If you haven’t visited me yet, please visit my new blog anytime (#864)
I hope to come back later to take more time checking out your blog.

Sunshineshelle said...

Hi Sandi, I fell in love with your family photo, & the 'new dresses' pride, what a wonderful pic & memory to share with us, I was actually touched (and NO I haven't had a glass of wine it's am here LOL)!! I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) If you have time (I don't think I've seen you visit, but could be just dazed from dancing around the world LOL) I'd love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post too :) oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere :) that'd be cool! Now let's enjoy this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :) There's lot's more blogs, I feel like I'm in a marathon LOL!! Up, UP & AWAAAAAAY!!

baglady said...

I love your family photo too- I think I remember it from last year and loving it then too. You made beautiful jewelry with your millifori hearts- perfect for this event. Please add my name to your generous drawing and be sure to stop by my blog, #777 on the list.

Lemondrop Marie said...

Wonderful job! The red is lovely- your color choice was perfect.

janil said...

Adorable beads!!!

Please pick me up!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Greetings from Spain!

Everyday Kathy said...

What a lovely place you have here! Thank you so much for the chance to win your awesome giveaway!

Outrageous joy,
Kathy #655 on OWOH tour

Laurie said...

I really love your blog header photo and story. A legacy for sure! And your jewelry set is lovely -- thank you for the chance to win it! I hope you'll stop by my blog and enter my OWOH giveaway, too -- #45. Enjoy the rest of the event!

Rough Seas Designs said...

I love the story with your photo. I will be following your blog to see more!

I would like to have my name submitted for a chance to win your drawing!

I love to meet fellow crafters so if you have time stop by for a visit!

Thanks so much!!

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

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

wildmtnrose at gmail dot com

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Best wishes...

annabell_lee_dk (at)

Janice Moore-Petty said...

Gorgeous! Count me in please! #269

Anna Circo said...

Greetings from southern California. Love your amazing giveaway. Please add me to your hat. I'm flying in during the final hours of OWOH. Thank you and cheers!

Dale Marie said...

I would love a chace to win this lovely set, if it is not to late to enter your OWOH drawing.

Kells said...

Thank you for your generous giveaway!

And greetings from the Pacific Northwest where I am sliding in late and saying, yes, please add my name to your drawing!

I'm a writer who blogs at Book of Kells:

Thanks again for offering this wonderful giveaway! I'd love to win!

Wishing you all good things,

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