Sunday, January 30, 2011

One World One Heart 2011


Welcome to my blog and the OWOH blogging festival- there are some lovely gifts to be won but, more importantly some new friendships to be made as you travel to the festival stops. I am giving away two handmade bracelets but more about that later...
First...
This mystery quilt's name is Bear in a Cabin and is a mix of log cabin and bear's paw blocks. It is one of my oldest quilts- I began it around 2000 and finished a couple of years later.

I have been thinking about this post for awhile now as I am a big fan of Lisa's from " A Whimsical Bohemian - the creator of One World One Heart. The intent is help bloggers around the globe meet other bloggers during this two week festival.
Did you have penpals when you were growing up?

My name is Anna( aka quiltmom) and I am a middle aged woman from Western Canada, who has loved having penpals from all over the world since I was a teenager. Blogging reminds me of those days of writing letters; only now you get feedback and make connections much more quickly than when I just had snail mail..

I started my blogging journey over two years ago. I love to quilt and create things and have played with lots of different types of medium- pottery, candlemaking, macrame, knitting, crochet, sewing, stamping and beading. Still my first love is quilting followed by beading. Perhaps one day I will combine two but right now I enjoy playing with fabric and beads separately..

I am a kindergarten teacher in my professional life. My husband and I have a grown son. We share our house with a dog named Dusty and a cat named Mars.

One day last week I came home to two packages waiting for me on the table. One of them was large heavy plastic bag from Hancock's of Paducah and the other had some books from Amazon. It was a red letter day for Mail that day....

Now inside this big plastic mail bag, there was some beautiful fabrics to add to the stash- fabrics for baby wraps, a Halloween and Christmas project and some more fabric for my Kaffe Fassett quilt.I am not sure just how big that quilt might end up!! Most importantly, it has a large piece of fabric for a quilt that I am planning that is using some wild life panels. I am still trying to find the right pattern but soon...

The Amazon box had some other treasures in it, but these two books were special to me. The Art Quilt Collection book is brand new to print and was recommended on a couple of blogs. As someone who enjoys looking at other people's work for inspiration, this book is a beautiful addition to my quilt books. Each page has an art quilt with some information about their technique- lots of ideas to ponder..

The other one is a book that I read many years ago and gave to my mother. It is about three generations of Alberta women, but mostly about Mamie, who came to the prairies at the turn of the 20th century. Her story reminds me of the stories of my great grandmothers.(One of my other interests, is genealogy)


And now some information about my giveaway prize. Remember those two bracelets that are laying on the table in front of the bear. I am giving away those two bracelets that are handmade by little ole' me. The bracelets are black stone and silver and will be fitted for the two winners. All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog and I will draw the winner on February 17th. Lisa has asked that all winners have their own blog as this is a festival to introduce bloggers to other bloggers. All bloggers world wide are welcome- please remember to leave an email address so that I can contact you should your name be drawn.

Do click on the OWOH icon - it should take you to Lisa's list of other bloggers who are participating in the festival.. Enjoy the festival- it is going to be great deal of fun...
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Warmest regards,
Anna

151 comments:

Scrappy quilter said...

I so enjoyed reading a bit more about you. Being as we are heading to Alberta once our home is sold, I hope I can get to meet you someday. I'd love to sit and chat about quilting. Hugs

Hazel said...

I love your Bear in a Cabin quilt it's just beautiful and the colors are gorgeous .
Thanks for a peak inside your life its nice to know a little about each other .

Barb said...

I love the bracelets....

It is great having blogging friends all over the world.

My Sweet Prairie said...

Well Hello! I'm in on the OWOH for the first time. I'm SO glad I found you!! I just took a chance and you are the first one in the list I've clicked on! How is that for serendipity!!? I'm a quilter in Saskatchewan. : )

have a FABULOUS day!
Me - I'm wishing hard that the groundhog sees NO shadow!!

Orcsmom said...

This is going to be fun!! I love reading about other bloggers and their lives. Your quilts always inspire me to take on a large quilt and not just a table topper or wall hanging! Hugs!!

Pam

gpc said...

You do such beautiful work! It is very nice to meet you.

Yvonne said...

Enjoyed this post and count me in for the bracelets. Love the Bears in the Cabin quilt. I am in the process of making Bears in the Woods.

Amy said...

Greetings from Virginia. Lovely quilt. Thanks for this giveaway. Please feel free to visit my blog and enter my giveaway. avennett AT verizon DOT

ladybug said...

Such a great blog! (so nice to meet another person addicted to fabric and quilting! ;)

thanks for the chance to win these beautiful bracelets. Please swing by my blog when you get the chance as well.

www.thelightifind.blogspot.com

Chocolate Cat said...

Blogging reminds me of penpals too! What lovely mail you got the other day, can't wait to see what you make with all that fabric.

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

arya_wiese@yahoo.com

fortuitous faery said...

greetings from snowy new jersey!

conniechiwa@gmail.com

fortuitous faery said...

greetings from snowy new jersey!

conniechiwa@gmail.com

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.
http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com or #230 on the OWOH list.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

Hugs, Gayle
e-mail: gaylepage-robak@westman.wave.ca
my blog: http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com

Donna said...

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

steufel said...

Great prize! Happy OWOH from Cologne, Stefanie

Doreen G said...

I love the bracelets--please count me in the draw.
Doreen from Australia.

vintage wil said...

This is gorgeous ! beautiful giveaway! please count me in thanks!!!!

EADotCom said...

This is a fun site! Thanks for such lovely giveaways! Please do enter me in. On my part I have two to offer. http://metamor4sis.com/2011/01/30/one-world-one-heart-2011/
and http://thehingeblogs.blogspot.com/2011/01/one-world-one-heart-2011.html. Feel free to go by and have a look. You can contact me on chen_e04 at hotmail dot com

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Deci said...

Nice work! Enter my OWOH at http://gemtrails.blogspot.com/2011/01/one-world-one-heart-giveaway.html

bockel24 said...

Black and silver would be perfect to fit my usual clothes - please add my name to your list! And please hop over to my blog for a visit.

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years. What a great post. I did have Pen Pals growing up and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I've always missed not having one or two any more. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Love your creativity. Count me in please.
Jody
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

The Altered Paper said...

Please put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize!
Thank You,Tee creationsbytee@gmail.com

Cheryl said...

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

Dolly said...

Its so nice to meet you!

Loving all the new gals I am meeting thur OWOH.

Thank you for joining so we can all meet and see what everyone is doing!

Smiles, Dolly

Fat Dormouse said...

How lovely to meet you! I think your quilts are amazing! And I love the giveaway gift too. Aren't we all a talented bunch?!
I'm loving OWOH - this is my first participation & it's great to meet Bloggers and read other blogs from around the world. Please do visit me for my Giveaway too at http://dormouse.wibsite.com/2011/02/02/one-world-one-heart-2011/

alison.wale@hotmail.co.uk

Shirley said...

Lovely bracelets!

Mimi said...

Love your quilt. My mom is a quilter & I hope to learn from her.

I'd love to win one of your bracelets!

Please come by my blog and my OWOH giveaway as well. I'm #590.

Mimi
hoerauf at comcast dot net
www.ScreamingMimiBlog.com

Anonymous said...

Greetings from California

Thanks for visiting my blog :0) I am enjoying yours ! Please enter me in your giveaway... I like the art you do.


I would love for you to become a part of my blog family, ...later when you have time please visit back and join? I will attach myself to yours as well. On google friend connect I'm the pink flower on yours.
thanks so much!

http://favoritethings.typepad.com/delightful_whimsy/
♥ tere

emailwhimsy@yahoo.com



p.s. my mother is a quilter... you look like you are having fun! keep it up!

AlwaysInspired said...

The bracelets are beautiful and so is that quilt!
Stop by and visit my OWOH giveaway!
I'm #50 on the journey.
www.inspiringadventuresofalwaysinspired.blogspot.com/

Karla Rosendall said...

Beautiful work!
Karla

Anonymous said...

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How lovely! I would love to win it!
Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
http://rich-witch.blogspot.com
Be well & wish well,
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Sara said...

Oh, I would love to win your giveaway...

Your quilting is amazing...and your blog is one of my favorites...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

Wow I am drooling over your fabric! I too am a quilter, but self taught and I don't follow rules :) I have a HUGE love for fabric though.

I will be browsing your blog - nice to meet a fellow Canadian quilter :)

Mrs Minimalist said...

I love bracelets, so do count me in and pop over to #218 at
http://marieneigedotcanalblogdotcom

Regina said...

Hi Anna...it was so nice to meet you. I'm so happy that you came to visit me..thank you for your sweet compliment too. ^_^

Quilting...something that has been in my life since I was little. I can remember laying on the floor and watching my Great Aunt and grandmother with some of their friends make some of the most beautiful quilts. My G.Aunt had a HUGE loom suspended from her ceiling and once they were ready to put the quilt together this is how they did it...with all those loving stitches. I have made a few quilts myself. Two I was very proud of..ones for my mom. One she took with her when she left this earthly plain...she had worn it on her lap and slept with it so my sister's thought it right.

Your Bear quilt is awesome...love all the colors. Your bracelets are wonderful and will make whom ever wins them very happy. I know I will umm I mean would be..LOL!!

Hugs,
Regi

BabesbyBarb said...

what a lovely quilt I love the colors used and I am sure your wildlife one will be extra special. I love quilts and dabble in it when I have time between my photography and sculpting. Your bracelets are lovely. Please stop by for a visit if you have time and sign up for my prize
BabesbyBarb.blogspot.com
b_guilford@yahoo.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
ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com

Visit my blogs
# 566 and # 567

random thoughts do or di said...

<3 your blog and would like to be your pen pal, too. Isn't this blogging so much fun?I am so excited to participate in my first OWOH blog tour . Your creativity is lovely. I hope I am lucky enough to win.
please check out my blog
I decided to follow your blog.

Christina said...

Beautiful bracelets! thank-you for the chance to win..
OWOH #502
chrissylytle@yahoo.com
http://christinalytle.blogspot.com

Mervi said...

Hi, beautiful giveaway, hope to win.

Greetings from Finland, travelling on the wings of
OWOH, number *451*, welcome to visit;-))m

leikkaan AT gmail.com

PEA said...

Hi Anna, so lovely to meet a fellow Canadian! I used to really be involved with penpals all over the world as well when I was younger, at one time I had over 100! lol

Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win one of your beautiful bracelets:-)

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

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Healing Woman said...

You shared a lot of interesting things about your life in your blog. Your quilt is really beautiful and I know so very meaninglful to you. I also love your door prize. I hope you will add my name and stop over to visit at number 92.

Aimee Jeffries said...

Beautiful bracelets! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

http://MistyMoonCreations.blogspot.com

FairlyGirly said...

That quilt is gorgeous and your bracelets very pretty. Thanks for the chance to win. Please pop over to my blog and enter mine http://fairlygirly.blogspot.com/ #636

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love beautiful jewelry! I would enjoy a bracelet made by you! Thank you! ♥ I'm # 389 ! Please visit me! ♥ http://lavenderdreamstoo.blogspot.com/

Janine said...

Hallo , nice to meet you.
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
This bracelet 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
Janine

Anonymous said...

Hi Anna!
Isn't it amazing to think that a year has passed already! I have soooo enjoyed journeying with you since we flew on our OWOH magic carpet around the world 12 months ago!
I adore your Bear in a Cabin quilt - the colours are gorgeous! Thank you for generously sharing so much with us. Here's to travelling onward together in the coming months too!
Lots of love and hugs
Jo xxx

random thoughts do or di said...

if I have repeated myself, forgive me. I am so confused on who I have responded and who I have not seen yet. But, I <3 your blog and would be happy to be entered into your give awayI am so excited to participate in my first OWOH blog tour . Your creativity is lovely. I hope I am lucky enough to win.
please check out my blog

Sherry Edwards said...

It’s lovely to meet you Anna and see your beautiful quilts. I am always in awe of anyone who has the patience and skill of making such beautiful items. Thanks for the chance of winning one of your prizes today, your bracelets look lovely.

Thanks for already stopping by my giveaway - good luck.

Sherry from England, UK (OWOH#133)

Shaiha said...

Oh what a great blog and an awesome giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing.

I am also joining in the fun. Be sure to stop by and say hi. I am number 650.

Shaiha
blogbaby(at)comcast(dot)net
http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/

paula, the quilter said...

Just wanted to drop by and say 'Howdy'. Please do not enter me into the drawing since I am in a major declutter mode around here. That bear paw quilt is a beauty; love the colors. Did you use batiks?

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 – Cheers Britt in Australia I will be back for a more leisurely look around your blog after the event :-)

Anonymous said...

Waving hello from NJ. I too was a pen pal person but as my life got more complicated. I moved to notes, cards and then blogging. You quilts are lovely!

Lalaine said...

Hello from Thailand! Thanks so much for sharing a bit about you. Your quilt looks amazing! I'm sure you'll be pretty busy now with the arrival of your new materials.

Please count me in your giveaway!

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

laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (d0t) com

Brenda said...

The bracelet is beautiful. Loved seeing your quilts.

Sarah said...

Great giveaway! Please enter my name! Thank you for a chance to win such a great offering!!

Antonella said...

Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway - your bracelets are pretty and your quilts are gorgeous!! Glad to meet you as I take my slow journey around the world...
Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Beautiful bracelets. I am #694 on OWOH check me out.

Cathy Tomm said...

I love your bear in the cabin quilt, it is in my kind of colours. I am also in Alberta. Love the bracelets. email is cathtomm (at) xplornet.com

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.

jacque4u2c.blogspot.com
jacque4u2c@gmail.com

Thistle Cove Farm said...

loved reading about you and thanks for the opportunity to win. please, when you've a chance, visit Thistle Cove Farm.

Danielle said...

It was nice to read a little bit about you.
binafan at hotmail dot com

http://musingsofamilitarymommy.blogspot.com/

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Nice to meet you anna! I love your bear in a cabin quilt. The colors are just awesome! I am also a quilter. In fact I machine quilt for a living. I grew up just a few miles south of the Manitoba border so I was nearly Canadian. LOL I now live in Ohio. Love your give away and would love to sign on. Visit me tol#220 needlewings at mac dot com

Carola Bartz said...

How interesting that you ask about penpals. I had penpals during my schoolyears that slowly stopped when we were in our twenties and "started" our own lives. In the eighties I found some new penpals and I still write to three of them - and I met all of them!!! Some of my earlier penpals I found on facebook again, and although we're not exchanging letters, we're keeping in touch thru the internet.
Thank you for visiting my blog!

Electra said...

Hi from Calgary! I spotted "Edmonton" on a comment on another blog and had to track you down! I USED to quilt, now I work with paint and paper. Your blog is full of life and colour! Small world, eh?
I hope you can stop by, if you haven't already.
http://wishiniknewhowtoblog.blogspot.com/

suziqu's thread works said...

Greetings from Australia! You look like you get into your fabrics a lot like I do. I am currently surrounded by bits of fabrics working on a jounal at present. Your stash must be as big as mine. The bracelets are gorgeous and I'd love to be entered into the draw too. Lots to look at here and thanks for adding me to your Blog List. I shall be back.
Cheers for now, Suzy

I'm Toni said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog (3AM Designs)! I've enjoyed my visit to your blog. I envy people who can quilt - I just love them and have several of them. I have quite a collection of fabric if I ever get the nerve to try one!
Have fun with OWOH!
Toni from North Carolina
tj4heels@gmail.com

Halle said...

Very nice bracelets! You do beautiful quilt making!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love fabric and quilting. I especially love these bracelets and would love to win one. I'm number 11 and hope you'll drop by. My contact information is on my profile page.

Gracie "Neky White" said...

I would love to win something so wonderful! I love beads too... but I quit beading some time ago... Thanks for the chance to win.

Come to enter my giveaway if you have time! I'm # 516

Hugs from Mexico :D

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

Lovely item, thank you for posting in the OWOH giveaway, stop over to my blog and enter when you can:)

Dawn said...

Greetings from Edmonton!
Your work is very lovely. My mother used to quilt, and having watched her, I realize all the time and effort that goes into creating a quilt.
I hope you'll visit my blog,
Art of Humungous Proportions, too.
Cheers ~
Dawn
#602

Mary Ann said...

Hello

It's very nice to meet you:) I'm a fellow Canadian and I love sewing, needlecraft and Genealogy.

http://mytategallery.blogspot.com/

Keisha said...

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

¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

CathyH said...

I admire anyone that will take on a whole quilt! Your quilting is beautiful too
cathyguitarteacher-01 at yahoo.com
http://www.cathyhorner.blogspot.com

Geri Centonze said...

All of your work is beautiful. Would love to enter for your bracelet giveaway. I'm enjoying my worldwide blog tour! If I'm lucky enough to win, please contact me through my blog

Cory said...

Love, love, love...

Francine Cronos said...

Hello from California. I've enjoyed visiting your blog. Your bracelets are lovely. Thank you for the chance to enter your wonderful giveaway.

Joyce van der Lely said...

Thanks for visiting my Blog
Please enter me as well.
#206 on the Flying Wings - OWOH -
http://jetdtsetters.blogspot.com

Joyce

Sunshineshelle said...

Hi, I am amazed at how many talented quilters there are but you may gal are extremely BRILLIANT, beautiful work, you must be so patient!!! By the way I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) If you have time 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 :)
http://sunshineshelles.blogspot.com/

Sheila said...

I love your quilt , and the bracelet is beautiful and would be so nice to win , however this blog hopping has more to offer than winning a prize it introduces us to like minded people . Love your blog and like you I had many penpals growing up and yes blogging is very much like that but better in many ways . Thanks for the chance to win and I will be back for a visit.

Donna said...

Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous quilts. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

Just Jenn Designz said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I cannot imagine the hours that went into making it.
Your bracelets are also beautiful. Please throw my name into the hat for a chance to win one of the bracelets.

I would love it if you would stop by my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list. *hugs*,
Jenn
justjenndesignz.blogspot.com
justjenndesignz@gmail.com

trisha too said...

Very nice, Anna! Happy OWOH to you!

If you get the chance, stop by and say hi--I'm OWOHing, too!

:)
trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Debra said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!
Willnnabel@catel.net

Singtatter said...

Greetings from a tatter in Singapore :) Please include me in the drawing! Thanks for the giveaway!

AnnieO said...

The Bear in a Cabin quilt is really gorgeous, Anna! Thanks for sharing a bit of your life and interests. This is what I think blogging should be all about--getting to know others! So nice of you to have a giveaway too. The bracelets are lovely.

Hope the snow gets to melting and some flowers to blooming in the near future. Today I saw lupine blooming on little slope near my route to work. We are spoiled in SoCalif!

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! Thanks for allowing me to peek around in your blog and join in on your giveaway. The quilting on your blog is beautiful. I used to quilt, been a long time. Makes me think maybe it is time to start again!
Please feel free to come to my blog and enter my giveaway also.
:) Gale OWOH #473

http://galevarland.blogspot.com
gizmo01@charter.net

Lisa Nelson's Art said...

Hi Anna, Love your blog - I'm a big fan of fiber arts. Please enter me in your wonderful drawing. Thanks!

Lisa
http://lisanelsonart.blogspot.com/2011/01/one-world-one-heart-giveaway-mermaid.html

Digital Misfit said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I plan to learn some small scale quilting this year. I have an addiction to quilt books - I pick up many of them from the library's used book shop. If you ever find a copy of Erica Wilson's Quilts of America, grab it - it has many wonderful gems. I have a few pics from it on my flickr photostream (link on my blog)
LOVE the bracelets you are sharing.
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
hugs from ON, Canada
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

Lezlei Ann Young said...

I am determined to stop by every blog! Glad I made it to yours! Please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at BREATHofART@aol.com. Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at www.breathofart.blogspot.com

Lezlei

Purple Pam said...

I like your Bear in the Cabin quilt.

AnnaVallance said...

It's been awhile since I last visited and here you are having a giveaway. That is so nice.

Annie said...

Love your work!!!! 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 mustlovepaint.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

Hi, thanks so much for visiting my blog. I see you have the quilting bug too! Nothing more fun!!
Cheers!

Peggy Alborn said...

Anna, I'm so glad that your visit to me lead me to you! I also am a quilter, although I have not participated in that art for a little while. Lovely work! Peggy misspproductions.blogspot.com

Whimsey Creations said...

Your quilt is beautiful! That's one thing I've never tried - or well I've tried small ones but can never seem to get them lined up right. LOL Thanks so much for visiting my blog and nice to meet you!

Ozjane said...

Well now....I had avaricious thoughts about those beads when you last spoke of them

I also have a giveway due to end on Sat...details...in red so hard to read on my blog with a picture of a black and white craft bag which is one of the gifts.
http://five-minutes-of-fame.blogspot.com/
All you have to do is glance back through my blog and tell me what you like about it.

s hyler said...

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

Cherry said...

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

Anonymous said...

Hello Anna nice to meet you too.

I am returning your visit to our blog (#208 on Lisa's fab list) thanks for visiting us!
No, I did not have a pen pal as a child but I have a few now who I met on the ning sites I belong to.
Kaffe Fassett makes gorgeous fabrics, I will look forward to seeing the finsihed quilt!
Please enter us in your prizedraw for the pretty bracelets.

http://brittanyfaeries.blogspot.com/2011/01/one-world-one-heart-2011.html

M. Estes Zywar said...

Greetiings!
I too am a teacher.
Only my students are a bit older -High school
Recently I held a quilt exhibit in our school gallery!
So happy to meet you!
Mary
#787

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
http://bumblebeelanecottage.blogspot.com/

SLucy said...

Sweet Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.
canadianmadeskyy @hotmail.ca

Please visit my OHOW giveaway:
http://creativeskyyphotographydesign.blogspot.com/2011/02/one-world-one-heart-2011-giveaway.html

A Scattering said...

Hi Anna, thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself. So, you're married to a Newfoundland - lucky you! Please enter me in your draw too.

Elaine Dale
Woodstock, Ontario
elaine489@gmail.com

Lori said...

Hi, Anna! *Ü*
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog on your OWOH travels! Your quilts are beautiful and someday I would love to try my hand at making one too. I also love to make jewelry like you do and would love to enter your giveaway (classic black and silver is one of my fave combos!)

Ashlyn Design (OWOH #347)

Hartwood Roses said...

It is lovely to meet you, and I really enjoyed seeing your quilt. You and I share a number of interests ... quilting and genealogy, though I don't blog about either of these. I probably should, I just haven't.

Linda said...

Hi Anna,

Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks
so much for stopping by my blog! Please count me in your giveaway!
Best Wishes,
Linda

Beadwright said...

Hello from Florence, Oregon USA. I have enjoyed your blog. It is nice to meet you.
Nicole/Beadwright

Irene said...

Anna, I LOVE your Bear in a Cabin quilt - the colours are stunning! Hope you are staying warm out there. We are in a deep freeze here with temperatures in the -30 range with the windchill.

Tattin' Kat said...

Love your quilt!!!!!

I'm #530

JBlanton said...

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

Joanne said...

Great meeting you!
Beautiful bracelets - thanks for the chance!♥

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
http://craftymule.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog for a visit...I just came back from your blog and you do some beautiful quilting! I started out in quilting and well, still do quilt if I am honest - it is just on hold right now because my muse has taken me off into a different direction for the moment...Please throw my name in the hat for a chance at your door prize...
Well, off to another destination, whew, I am getting jet lag! :D
Hugs from New Hampshire USA
Beth P
http://elizabethstudio54.blogspot.com

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 http://artbeckons.blogspot.com
OWOH #132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

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.

jacque4u2c.blogspot.com
jacque4u2c@gmail.com

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello! thank you very much for the chance to win your ovely bracelet giveaway. the quilt you made is fantastic, and yes, i did have penpals when i was young. you are right! i never thought about it that way but yes, blogging is just like having penpals! if you haven't yet, i hope you can drop by my blog at http://peggyapl.blogspot.com/ (#544) and join my OWOH giveaway. hugs and blessings!l

Fiona said...

I'd love one of those bracelets. It's so nice to wear other people's jewelery when you make your own. Thank you for visiting my blog and I"ll surely be back to read yours in more detail after OWOH

Teri said...

beautiful bracelets and your quilting is stunning.
Please include me in
your giveaway.
Come visit me at
http://designforty-8.blogspot.com

Thanks Teri abella4@att.ne

Marie S said...

Hey there Anna, greetings from Southern california.
Thank you so much for flying by my blog.
Hope you are having a great time on your OWOH journey.
Your quilts are gorgeous and it is so nice to meet you.

Jules Woolford said...

Thanks so much for visiting me Anna. What a stunning quilt, just beautiful. You are a very talented lady. I would be delighted to be entered in the drawing for your lovely bracelets.

Sharon said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. It was a fun read and enjoyed seeing all the fabric you have for your stash. Your bracelets are wonderful gifts too.

Villa-loredana said...

Nice to meet you dear Ann, and your interwiev by my dear Irish muses is nice, when you have time come to see me, thanks and please count me in. Loredana.

WondrousStrange said...

Beautiful giveaway! Please enter my name.Hope you will drop by my blog too!

stampgram said...

Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA - meet another person addicted to fabric, quilting and many other crafts!. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you - so many fun things to see.
Thanks for participating in OWOH...Isn't this fun! Please enter me in your drawing.
( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
# 385 http://stampgram.blogspot.com
# 132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

Barbara said...

Thank you so much Anna for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment today! I wish you luck on my giveaway and ask that you please enter my name in yours. Your bear in a cabin quilt is just lovely and so are the bracelets that you made. Hope you visit again soon.

Hugs XX Barbara
lmoore(at)flippinweb(dot)com

joe said...

beautiful work...so happy to meet you through this event and to spend time browsing your blog!

please stop by my blog (#851) and enter my drawing as well, if you like!

namaste'
joe in montana
http://manhandledthreads.blogspot.com

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Love that quilt! I did have pen pals when I was young. Those were the good ol' days weren't they?

Lady of the Cloth said...

I found your blog via Ireland (Micki) and enjoyed "meeting" you. I really like your bear in the cabin quilt. Now that's one I'd like to make.

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

USA

mitz said...

..hand-made bracelets are the utmost.. fantastic give-a-way.. thanks for the opportunity.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a lovely giveaway; thank you for the chance to enter!
:)
~Becca~

Birgit said...

Hi Anna,

I had many pen pals over the years -- I wrote thousands of letters without any exaggeration. I guess my English would have never reached the standard it has now without my correspondence with people worldwide. Nowadays I am still drawn to writing -- mostly emails, but also an occasional letter and card. It's something I never want to miss. So if you feel like writing, just drop me line. :)

Thanks for offering such great bracelets -- it would be great to win one of them. :)

Greetings from Germany,
Birgit
# 66

Carolyn or Connee said...

Lovely blog and lovely giveaways. Hope I win one. Iwanted to tell you I have made 3 quilts. One when I was 13 years old with my great grandmother, one when I was sick and couldn't wor for 8 weeks, and one the year I retired. I like to make them, but I am a complete beginner.
Carolyn Kight Michigan USA
My blogs in OWOH
http://lildarlingsbycarolyn.blogspot.com
http://touringbabies.blogspot.com/

email: cmkights@tc3net.com
another email carolynleekight@gmail.com (I like this one the best.)

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!

Michelle
http://dasmauspad.blogspot.com
mouse1996@gmail.com

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

Oh, what loPlease enter me into your draw! So nice to meet you here through OWOH...hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, too :-)

Jo-Ann
www.jdmstudios.blogspot.comvely bracelets!

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Anna, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted bracelets. 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.
#844
barbara@barbaracagle.com
http://blog.barbaracagle.com

Que Bella said...

Hey Anna, It's lovely to meet you and to visit with you here in blogland. Love your bracelets. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH #598

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: http://tuscanroad.blogspot.com/
Email: tuscanroad@sbcglobal.net

Sonja said...

Lovely give away. Please sign me up.
Hugs, Sonja (#785)

Elaine Akers said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog #634
You have such lovely pieces on your blog. Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful bracelet.
EAkers@aol.com

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I hope I win. Best wishes...

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Leslie H. said...

Lovely bracelets, Loving this OWOH and meeting everyone. Come by for a visit www.beckoningoflife.blogspot.com Leslie

Downunderdale said...

thanks so much for visiting my blog - you have a wonderful blog here
Dale

Marrianna and Suzanne said...

Love your quilting and your writing style. Thank you for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway. Marrianna Email: satena@yahoo.com
Blog: www.reddancerstudio.typepad.com

Debbie said...

Pretty bracelet, Anna. You are multi-talented! Thanks for counting me in. If you still have time, and you haven't already been, please come visit my OWOH. I'm #48 - Jerusalem Notes - Fiberwork by Debbie http://debbiesfiberwork.blogspot.com

MarissaDW said...

It's great to meet you! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Will definitely come by your blog after OWOH!

Marissa