January 31, 2011

One World One Heart 2011 + Door Prize!

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog!!!  I am so glad that you have decided to come for a visit today to see what the One World One Heart is all about!
 OWOH is an awesome event  coordinated by Lisa Swifka over at A Whimsical Bohemian! ....It  a wonderful way to meet new and interesting bloggers from all over the world..AND get a chance to win something very nice!!

I am Thearica Burroughs and I am a longarm quilter living in the awesome state of North Carolina!  Go Heels!!  I was born and raised in North Alabama... ROLL TIDE!!!... and moved here to beautiful NC in 2003!

I am a mother of 2 beautiful young ladies and a grandmother to 2, with a 3rd due in March!! They still live in Alabama so visits are few and far between.  I am married to a tobacco farmer so life on the farm keeps us hopping!

I have been a quilter for over 30 years and opened my longarm quilting business in January 2006!  I also dabble in other crafts but quilting is my main love! 

Although I never took any formal training to learn the art of quilting, I had 2 wonderful teachers!  My grandmothers both quilted and I grew to appreciate all that they made and fell in love with the art myself at the age of 19!  My Granny Ida quilted for pleasure and my Granny Ella quilted for comfort.  Although they both had different tastes in quilting, they instilled in me the correct way to make a quilt.

My Granny Ida's motto was "If it ain't worth doing right, then it ain't worth doing a'tall!"  I live by these words and it shows in my work!  I can feel their presence in my studio everytime I go in there to work and I can see them both smiling down on me as I continue this cherished tradition!

I also love to travel and Sanibel Island is on the top of my favorite list of places to go!  Walking on the beach searching for seashells is really so mind calming!  And watching the sun come up over the horizon is simply...Priceless!!

I love to read historical romances especially those by Diana Gabaldon! The  Outlander novels are awesome!  If you have not read them, you must, if you love historical romance and time travel stories!

hmmmm...What else... I love pigs...collect several!  Mostly pottery and fabrics!  but my friends are always searching for that most awesome gift for me!! It always makes me smile when a package comes unannounced and a little pig jumps out at me when I open it up! :)

Last but not least I am a member of a fantastic group of quilters over on the HGTV Quilting and Needlework Forum!!  I host several swaps and round robins over there and also host a charity fundraiser each year!  We stay super busy over there so if you are searching for a place to share with other quilters...well then... Come on down!! We would be glad to have you! By the way...You will find me as "Quiltaholic" on the forum! :)

Each OWOH participant is giving away a door prize to one of her visitors so I will hush up about myself now because I know you all are about ready to see what you have a chance to win from my blog!

Lucy is sporting a beautiful necklace and earrings that I will be giving away on Feb 17th!!  No, Lucy is not tied to the giveaway...sorry... But I thought she made a beautiful little model for the necklace!  Don't you agree? :) 

The beads for the necklace were handmade by Joyce Smith in her kiln in Northwest Alabama.

I am also posting a 2nd door prize to make this even more exciting!  2 winners is always better than 1, right? This is a photo of a candle mat with matching candle.  If you win the 2nd door prize, you can tell me what colors you would like for your mat to be and what you collect or decorate with and I will embroider a design special just for you on your very own candle mat! And you will also get a candle to use on it too!  How is that for the 2nd door prize!

So, there you have it!  After you comment here for my door prizes, don't forget to visit the other bloggers who are taking part in this!  They can all be found here with door prizes of their very own!

Rules for signing up for the giveaway!

1. International friends are always welcome!

2. You only need to leave 1 comment to enter!  No jumping through hoops to be eligible to win! Please tell us a little about yourself in your comment so we can get to know you too!

3. Please make sure there is a way for me to contact you should you be the winner!  "No-Reply" bloggers are ineligible...sorry...  If nothing else, leave your email address at the bottom of your comment in this mode:  myemail(at)mail(dot)com ..This way spam bots cannot pick it up.

4. I will announce the winner on Feb 17th and email them that they have won!  If they have not responded to the email in 3 days, a new winner will be chosen.

Have fun visiting all of the other bloggers participating in OWOH!!


Mommarock said...

Oh I am so happy to have read your post.. I totally get the pigtales now.. you love piggys.. cute. My name is Marcia but I got by Mommarock. I am the momma to 4 kiddos.. most are grown now. I ran a daycare for years, and now I am at home for my youngest. I have time for me finally. I have just fallen in love with creating! I am working on a hexagon quilt, and a new start at an applique quilt. LOVE this!

Loralynn said...

The jewelry set is lovely...but it's the candle mat that REALLY makes my heart go pitter-patter! It's darling!

Mimi said...

I am a quilter from Canada. For the last few weeks we have been in a deep freeze and we are stoking the woodstove huddling under quilts! I can't wait to meet other quilters in OWOH!! Thanks for sharing.

Hey ... I'm Lindsay ! said...

Hey Q ~~ nice prizes for your giveaway!!! And I don't think I would have to tell you what to do with my candlemat ... I'm kinda a "gimme" just like you are with your piggies :)

Just wanted to say I LOVE YOUR HOME! It's SO very beautiful, and I wish you well with the sale. I'm lookin forward to meeting you in April, and our days ahead ... have a blessed week!

bockel24 said...

Your necklace is wonderful, I´d love to win it! so please add my name to your list and come to see my own blog and giveaway!

Saskia said...

Wow! You're so creative! The necklace is so unique! Oooh... and a special designed candle mat!!! Adorable! Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with your beautiful give-away... I can only dream it's me! :)

This OWOH trip around the (blog)world is great, thanks!

Sweet greetings from Belgium,
Saskia :)

Amy said...

Thanks for the drawing. Your pendant is lovley. I love the Outlander series, too. Please feel free to enter my drawing, as well. avennett AT verizon DOT net

Elsina said...

Both your prizes are beautiful! Please enter me in your give away! I am also participating in OWOH :)

apinkdreamer said...

hi!!!i'm eleni from greece! please enter me in your wonderful givaway! thanks for sharing!!!!!
visit my magical owoh post too:


Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Both your prizes are lovely but as a quilter my heart jumped at the sight of the candlemat ;-) And you even will make a personal mat for the winner! I'd love to win it :) Please enter my name into your draw! And pop over to my blog and enter mine, too, if you haven't done so already!

BTW Sanibel is one of my favorite places, too!

Greetings from Germany,
Dagmar #88

Diane said...

Both great gifts - count me in!

Janine said...

Hallo, nice to meet you
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprices.
They are both great.
Please count me in.
Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

vintage wil said...

Beautiful giveaway!!!

Palma said...

HI! What gorgeous gifts! Please, count me in!

Hope that you'll join in my giveaway ♥

Rich Witch said...

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

Donna said...

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

gpc said...

What great gifts! I enjoyed visiting your blog, and I hope you will visit mine, too.

Deci said...

Great jewelry..I love wire! Visit my OWOH giveaway at http://gemtrails.blogspot.com/2011/01/one-world-one-heart-giveaway.html

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

I love how you've made the candle mat, someday I want to make some too!

Blessings from Jessica in Colorado

Jeanie Callaghan said...

What lovely giveaways! You are multi-talented.

Jeanie Callaghan
I am #249 on the OWOH list

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

Moriah said...

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

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!


Homemaker Honey said...

G'Day from Brisbane! Both giveaways are great. My favorite of the two is the snowman candle mat w/candle.

homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

My OWOH giveaway:

Rosie said...

Hello from Germany. It’s nice to meet you. Your door prize is great. Thanks for entering me in your contest. Please visit my Blog too. I’m #116 on the flying wings

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!
I am from Romania.

Astrid Maclean said...

Hi and so nice to meet you.
Your giveaway are beautiful and I would love a chance to win!
Greetings from bonny Scotland
PS If you have a mo and have not already done so, please come and see mine too:o)

"MOI" Freubel said...

Hi Thearica
Nice to meet you.
First I took the time to discover your blog and i've browsed a while through your earlier posts.
I must say...I'm glad I did !!
I loved your photos from your Horsefarm but unfortunately I know nobody in my area who has plans to emigrate to your country at this moment. I wish you good luck !!

About your giveaway; It would be a present to treasure so please draw my name !!
Kind greetings, Rian from the Netherlands. I invite you hearty to my blog for a visit as well :)

Fat Dormouse said...

What gorgeous giveaway gifts! I'd be truly thrilled to receive one of them. I like your blog too and will be back to browse!
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


Jingle said...

It is great to learn a bit about you! It sounds like you keep yourself busy crafting! FUN! Thanks for these wonderful giveaway items! I hope you get a chance to stop by mine! #357 jinglesells at gmail dot com

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. The necklace is so pretty, and I absolutely love the Candle Mat. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

AlwaysInspired said...

Wonderful prizes!
Stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50

The Altered Paper said...

Hello From KY!So many creative blogs! WoW! Count me in your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee creationsbytee@gmail.com

shawkl said...

Hey gal, I was wondering where you were! Didn't set the clock to get up at 2 a.m. like me? Super jewelry, you continue to surprise me! This is a great event...I'm enjoying all of the different blogs and creativeness! What a super way to spend a few hours!

Marieneige said...

Both your prizes I would love to win... so do add me in and pop over to my blog, too.
Greetings from France.

Cherry said...

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

cheekyradish said...

Great introduction and lovely giveaways! Please enter me in your drawing! I'm #521 if you'd like to visit me!!

Cobblestone Creations said...

Oh how your dear little model Lucy has made me smile today ~ what an expression! Does she know she won't be keeping the necklace? Your gifts are both really pertty ~ there will be very happy winners.
❄ So nice to meet you through OWOH. I'm playing too ~ #225 ❄

Jane said...

Hi from a fellow pig collector from the UK, great to meet you!
Warm regards, Jane

Cheryl said...

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

Michaele said...

Beautiful bling and sunny snowmen- a perfect way to warm us up (it's a snow day here in Kansas!)!

If you haven’t already, 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!



Nancy said...

From one quilter to another I really like tha candle mat.

Mimi said...

I am a stay at home mom and blogger from Michigan, currently bracing for the storm!

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

hoerauf at comcast dot net


baglady said...

What a lovely blog- I enjoyed snooping around. I love your beautiful gift-thank you so much for participating in this wonderful blog event.

BabesbyBarb said...

love your blog,

Brenda said...

Beautiful jewellery.

Zan Asha said...

Hello There! I have to say I am so impressed with you--I have always wanted to learn to quilt but neither had time nor teachers! You should do an online class, I think! I'd join! :)

I would love to win either one of these wonderful giveaway prizes!

So nice to meet you! If you haven't already, please stop by my giveaways at http://vagabondcreations.blogspot.com or http://beyondvagabond.blogspot.com

PEA said...

Hi Thearica, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win either your gorgeous necklace or delightful candle mat with candle:-)

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

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Mervi said...

Nice to meet you via OWOH!
Gorgeous blog and lovely prize,
hope to win!

Greetings from Finland, lot of snowmen here;-))m
number 451 OWOH
leikkaan AT gmail.com

Hoopie said...

I enjoyed viewing your blog very much. Isn't Blog Hopping fun ?

Thanks for participating in
One World One Heart 2011

check out my blog #635

Betty said...

I would be sooo thrilled to win the candle mat with candle! You are wonderful to offer to make it with our colors and likes in mind! I will be following your blog and invite you to my blog giveaways at #123!

Karla Rosendall said...

Beautiful work!

jinxxxygirl said...

Hello there! So nice to meet you. I started blogging a few years ago as a weightloss blog but it has evolved into much more since then as there is more to me than just weight loss. :) Thanks for the giveaways. Hope i win! Stop by for a visit. I'm not participating this year but feel free to stop by anyway. deb

Christina said...

Lucy is a beautiful model, as is the necklace.. I love all candles and a your mat is so pretty..
Thank-you for the chance to win...
I'm OWOH#502

Thistle Cove Farm said...

The necklace is beautiful! Please visit Thistle Cove Farm when you've time.

Nanbon44 said...

So very nice to meet you,
Please enter my name in your lovely giveaway-
Bonnie in Florida
Blogs #566 and #567 USA

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Beautiful necklace and earrings.

Tami said...

I have never heard of a candle mat I love candles and I really like the jewelry. Great art thanks for inviting us over alyssasmom98@aol.com

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the ocean...and beautiful jewelry! And how sweet that you will design something for the winner! I've always wanted something in blue with a sailboat! Thank you! ♥ Visit me soon! I'm # 389 ! ♥ http://lavenderdreamstoo.blogspot.com/

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thank you for offering 2 very special prizes! The jewelry is pretty & the mat is perfect for my teacup!

Aimee Jeffries said...

Wonderful door prizes! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)


Thespa said...

I'm glad to meet you and to find your blog. I will definitely be back for a visit soon. Have fun at the OWOH!
Vintiquities Workshop

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed reading about you. Thank you so much for offering such wonderful prizes!

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Oh 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


carns said...

Greetings from California 
Please enter me in your giveaway
If you have time to visit me, please do at:::
I am giving away 7 different things 

& if you want, please join my blog too!
Thanks for the entry & consideration.
Blessings ♥ tere

Digital Misfit said...

I want to learn to quilt this year (small scale - I do not know any local long arm quilters, and I am not ambitious enough to hand quilt a full size bed quilt)
That necklace set is gorgeous and exactly my style.
I adore the candlemat, and the fact that you will personalize it makes it even more wonderful!
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
hugs from ON, Canada

Lynn Stevens said...

Yes Lucy makes a beautiful model, such a lovely necklace Too, count me in I'm #65 on the list.

FairlyGirly said...

A beautiful necklace, and lovely idea for the candle mat. Thanks for the chance to win. Please pop over to my blog and enter mine http://fairlygirly.blogspot.com/ #636

Connie said...

oh wow! two prizes! beautiful necklace. please come enter my giveaway too!

Beadwright said...

Hello you have a wonderful blog. I admire anyone who can make quilts. Made one in my life and that was it for me. LOL
Please count me in your giveaway.

Ksenia said...

Hello! I'm Oxana from Moldova
I love scrapbooking and cross stitching.
Your door prize is wonderful! Especially the candle mat!
I’d love to be a lucky winner!

fancyscrap at gmail.com

Melanie said...

Wow! These ARE wonderful prizes! I'd love to win either one!

I really enjoyed how much you shared about yourself because I feel like I "met" you! Thank you!

thecreatorspalette at gmail dot com
#14 "Melanie's Journey

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.


CathyH said...

Hello Thearica! I'm your neighbor in Tennessee! The jewelry is gorgeous and how generous of you to share you sewing, thank you!
cathyguitarteacer-77 at yahoo.com

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.


Dezinaworld said...

wow what unique and beautiful giveaways. you are so generous and your blog is beautiful
thanks for the chance to win your lovely door prize and for giving us the opportunity to get to know you and your art
hugs June

Geri Centonze said...

What a beautiful necklace you're offering. Your granny must have written a quote I read the other day "If you say you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?" Loved that! I'm enjoying my worldwide blog tour! If I'm lucky enough to win, please contact me through my blog

Susan Faye said...

Greetings from Oregon, USA! Your door prizes are exquisite--that necklace is a stunner and I'd love to be its next model! Stop by and say hi at my OWOH post...I'm # 457 http://www.365catladies.blogspot.com. All the best, Susan Faye

Dianne said...

Such lovely pieces!
Please put my name in your draw and come to my blog #348 and put your name in the hat there if you wish. Thanks!

jane p said...

Hello from Singapore. I love Lucy. Too bad she's not in the giveaway. The necklace is lovely too. I make fabric bags.

Sam Bonney said...

Hello from Cornwall, great givaway count me in!

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!



carylsrealm said...

I love to read, too... I have to read every night! It's a must! I that necklace! wooo-eee! gorgeous! :)
Caryl OWOH #270

Maggi said...

Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

Hi there, great to meet you, I live in NC too! :D Quilting is on my longgggg list of crafty things to try! lol

If you haven't already, you're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

Happy Blog Discovery!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am totally impressed with your work. Love what you have chosen for us, too. I'm number 11 and hope you drop by, if you haven't already.

Danielle said...

I love the necklace!
binafan at hotmail dot com


Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hello Thearica! What an unusual name! You're one busy lady, I can tell! I would be thrilled to win any of your prizes so do put my name in the hat. Do come by and see if you'd like to win my prize! Patsy.paterno (at) gmail.com from

Susan Burgess said...

Thearica I would love to have Lucy but since she's only the model I'll happily take the earrings and necklace if I am lucky enough to win. The other giveaway is so generous as well, my own choice of color and theme how cool is that! Thanks for sharing hope you'll visit my blogger as well. Sanna

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! I have enjoyed peeking around your blog. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. I really enjoyed reading about you and you grandmother and mom. Thanks for sharing with us.
Please stop by my blog and enter my giveaway if you get a chance. OWOH # 473
:) Gale

Tina Wilson said...

so pretty and creative. so nice to meet you through this event. please stop by for a visit on my blog too if you'd like.

fortuitous faery said...

Simply charming! So nice to meet you!

**~+--Greetings from frigid New Jersey!--+~**

conniechiwa (at) gmail dot com

OWOH #528 (Hope you can visit, too!) :)

Janice Moore-Petty said...

I would be honored to win either gift! Please count me in! #269

ANGIE said...

Hello Thearica. Thank you for welcoming me to your blog. Your necklace creation is lovely! Please feel free to visit me and enter my giveaway also. Just click on my blog link, or I'm #625.


Oh you have such a wonderful blog and great give away! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed! Visit me too #220 needlewings at mac.com

Carol said...

Your gifts are lovely.
OWOH hugs.
Carol H.

Deedra said...

Lovely giveaway! Please count me in!

Francine Cronos said...

Hello from Northern California. Your necklace, earrings, and candle mat are are gorgeous. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

Fallingladies said...

sign me up and come visit my blog too! Beautiful beads!

sweetjeanette said...

What great prizes- I'd love to win. Thanks for the chance!

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

Carolyn or Connee said...

Hi! Love your blog! I am a HUGE Outlander fan, too! Crazy about Jamie; why don't they make them like that in real life? :o) I just finished her most recent one; what a cliffhanger ending! I don't know if I can't stand to wait for that next book! I love both of your giveaways and would be thrilled to win either. I'm guessing we might have quite a bit in common--if I could beachcomb every day, I would be a happy, happy girl. I make jewelry and sculpt. Hope you will stop by my blog sometime!

Carolyn Kight from Michigan, USA


email: cmkights@tc3net.com

Another email: carolynleekight@gmail.com (I like this one the best.)

Cory said...

Love, love. love.....

Donna said...

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

Sharon House said...

Greetings from Victoria, BC Canada

What a lovely giveaway.

I enjoyed poking around your blog. You do beautiful quilting work.

#298 on the list

Kim Dellow said...

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

Sherry Edwards said...

Hi Thearica, it's lovely to meet you! Your prizes are wonderful!

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

Sherry from England, UK

Keisha said...

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

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

sasa said...

Please count me in...
Sarah 262


Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Well, hello there from snowy Arkansas! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and if you haven't already, be sure to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway, too.

Warmest regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

stampgram said...

Just flying in from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't this event fun? Your newcklace is awesome and the little candle mat is lovely too! Please enter me.
(stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
# 385 http://stampgram.blogspot.com
# 132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

Wendy said...

It is so wonderful to meet you and visit your little part of Blogland. I absolutely adore your giveaway and would love the opportunity to be a part of it. Happy OWOH. Please do drop in during your journey.
Wishes and Whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland


yoborobo said...

Hello from Maryland! I loved reading about you and your grandmas. How wonderful that they taught you to quilt. :) I would love to win either of you wonderful prizes. If you get a minute, come visit me at 278. Pam

Belinda said...

your blog is beautiful .please visit mine #425
my giveaway is a ooak polymer bunting baby

ladybug said...

Hello fellow quilter! I love this event--such a cyber meeting place for us all to gather.

I love the beautiful necklace and the candle mat is very cute! Thanks for including my name in your drawing.

I hope you'll come by and visit me as well: www.thelightifind.blogspot.com

Dorthe said...

Hello, thanks for giving this wonderfull prizes away, --gives me a little chance to win- the necklace and earrings, are beautifull-
Please visit me if you can-
xo Dorthe

Debra said...

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

trisha too said...

Happy OWOH to you!

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

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

s hyler said...

I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing. Please stop by my blog #809 for a chance to win my door prize.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hi Thearica! Your quilting sounds like such fun. My grandmother was a quilter and I have a few of her quilts. I was so happy to read your comment on my OWOH post. I'm so sorry you've lost your mom to cancer also. You are right, there are few that haven't been affected one way or another by cancer. It is the devil.

From the sounds of things if you an I lived by each other and went out to eat, we might not fit through the doors before long... haha! We do have a lot in common!

I'm so glad to have met you. I look forward to learning more and seeing great pictures of your work. You are on busy lady!

Bye for now! Happy Creating!
Indiana, USA!

Deborah said...

I love jewelry and one of my favorite colors is green, so I would love the necklace you made. Please add me to your giveaway and come over and visit me. I am No. 229 on the list.

Annie said...

Love the necklace and earrings and the candle mat. You are very talented!!!! 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

Teri said...

I love your jewelry! Your very creative and make such beautiful pieces.
Glad I found you! Please include me in your giveaway.
Come visit me at http://designforty-8.blogspot.com

MissMary said...

Hi Thearica! So glad to encounter another quilter! Like you, I'm inspired by my grandmothers and great grandmothers. I named my blog after my great grandmother in honor of the heritage I have. Our family is from East Tennessee, and I love to honor the traditions of the region. Pleased to make your acquaintance! My email address can be found via my profile :-)

WhimsyLoft.com said...

Hello, greetings from Malaysia. Happy OWOH to you.
I'm also participating in OWOH 2011 and here is my link.
Please come visit me too!

whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

quiltmom said...

I love meeting other quilters and I really enjoyed reading your post. For sure I will be back to visit your blog again.
I am a quilter from Western Canada- I also love to bead. You can find my post here:


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

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

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello, Thearica! i had to google longarm quilting since i had no idea what it was. i also used to collect pigs when i was young. thanks so much for the chance to win your giveaways. i hope you can drop by my blog at http://peggyapl.blogspot.com/ (#544) and join my OWOH giveaway. blessings!

Carmen said...

What beautiful gifts, Do you know what - I had never heard of candle mats until this hop. Definitely better than a scabby old plate like I've been doing *g* Yours are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win and also for the heads up on the author - love time travel stories so am off to Amazon next to check her out!

Please feel free to visit my OWOH Post too :)

OWOH# 365

Ukka said...

Ooooh gorgeous blog candy. Thank you for the chance to win!I love making new friends and your blog is beautiful.
(my email is in my profile)
Greetings from Russia,

Kathy said...

Hello Thearica, coming to you from Las Vegas, NV former native of Texas (miss my Texas). It was a pleasure meeting you. I'm sure your "grannys" are with you and watching over you grinning from ear to ear just knowing your passion fro their passions. Thanks so much for your two beautiful offereings and I'd love to be the winner of either one.

Bright blessings,

Kelly said...

I adore that necklace! It would compliment so many things in my wardrobe. :) Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway!

krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

Jules@OneBookShy said...

What a lovely giveaway. The set if beautiful. Thank you for entering me in your drawing.

onebookshy at yahoo dot com

Susan said...

so lovely to meet you :) Thanks for visiting, i am glad Lynn sent you, good luck in my draw, and PLEASE count me in on yours. It must be FATE that I met you, as I have been looking for a way to get a few tobacoo leaves, to put in a medicine bag. If you can help me out with that PLEASE email me at:
susanscraps AT comcast DOT net

Thanks very much,
(Pieces of Fate)

Yvonne said...

OMG, fabulous give away! Pop over to my blog if you get a chance :)

SLucy said...

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

Please visit my OWOH giveaway:

Debbi said...

Such nice gifts!
I hope you will stop by my OWOH giveaway. I am #419.

joe said...

what fun gifts! please enter me in the drawing and stop by my blog and enter mine!

thank you for the opportunity to get to know your work better and for the chance to own a little piece of your world through OWOH!

joe in montana

Esme said...

what a nice giveaway. I like the name of your blog

chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

Holly Days Closet said...

I so want to get a long arm I have been quilting with just a regular arm and that limits what I can do. Oh someday someday. Thanks for letting me drop by and visit I enjoyed myself.

mom of 3rd culture kids said...

hello from Thailand! I agree, Lucy's cute and a great model..you've got great give aways! Count me in!

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

laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (d

Itaya said...

What beautiful beads in the necklace and earrings! You did a wonderful job putting it all together and your friend does beautiful work with making the beads. Thank you for including me in this fabulous giveaway! :)


Kimberly R. said...

I've enjoyed visiting your blog and I'd love a chance to enter your wonderful giveaway!
Thanks so much :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot

Azurlin said...

Greetings from Ipswich, MA

Very nice to meet you. Please enter me in the OWOH drawing.

I hope you have a chance to visit my blog, too. I'm offering a shabby chic denim necklace. And...please, come by again later so we can chat. :)

email: Azurlin@gmail.com

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


Leslie said...

Your necklace is so beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win one of your lovely prizes.


Laurie said...

Thank you for entering my OWOH giveaway and visiting my blog - I hope you'll be back! You are one very busy lady -- and I love your post about the rick rack ribbon roses! I hope you enjoy the rest of OWOH!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a lovely giveaway; thank you for the chance to win!

Que Bella said...

Hey Thearica, It's lovely to meet you and to discover your blog. Love both giveaways...Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH #598

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!

Top Floor Treasures said...

Hello from England :) Great giveaway! Please count me in.
Here's my O.W.O.H. post

rebecca's rainbow kisses said...

Greetings from a snowy Massachusetts. My grandmother made quilts. She was born in 1900 and I am the blessed owner of one of her quilts. I cherish it. Your necklace giveaway is lovely. Blessings in the journey, Rebecca #393

Birgit said...

Hi Thearica,

First of all, you have a lovely and unusual name. :)

Thanks for offering such great prizes -- both the necklace and the candle mat are great. You are generous to offer them to two winners -- and to even make the candle mat specifically for the winner. :)

Greetings from Germany,
# 66

lori diane said...

i'd love to be entered...love both gifts especially just love that necklace...visit me lori diane #49

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!


Sarah said...

I'm so excited to be looking at all the great blogs in blogland, thanks for the offering, please include my name!

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Thearica, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted necklace & earrings by Lucy, and candle mat & candle. 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.

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

Love your door prizes! The necklace and the candle mat are such lovely gifts! So nice to meet you here through OWOH...I hope you will get a chance to stop by my blog, too :-)


Linda said...

Wow what a fabulous door prize. Please add me to your drawing.

Thanks for stopping by my blog to visit during OWOH. I really appreciate it. I hope you visit again soon.

And thanks too for participating in OWOH event. I'm having such a great time visiting all the wonderful new (to me) blogs like yours.


Lululiz said...

Two very different but equally lovely prizes, and I would be delighted to win either one. Thanks for the chance. Liz (831)

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Thearica, Greetings from Australia. Great to meet you and visit your blog. I would love to be the lucky winner of either of your lovely gifts, but I especially love the hand made beads in the necklace. I'll be back to have another look around and please come by #9 and say hello.

Sunshineshelle said...

Your model is only second to your necklace in beauty (and a lot easier to wear out for dinner 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!!

Liv said...

Hello from Australia!
Little Lucy is doing an excellent job at modelling that gorgeous set of jewellery! (I think she was born for the job! LOL) But seriously, that necklace & earrings set is very pretty! If I was chosen to receive this, I'd be gifting it to my mum, who can pull off green jewellery better than I can.
And the candle mat is very cute as well! :)
Can you please enter me in the drawing for your great giveaway? Thank you so much!!
You're more than welcome to visit my blog, where I'm also having a OWOH giveaway! I'm number 591...

--Liv from Australia--

gloomy_liv AT yahoo DOT com DOT au

calej said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the chance :)

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


calejbitsvyk at gmail dot com
calej d'art

'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

K said...

Hi **waves** I'm Kirsty aka K (barely anyone bothers using my full name anymore) & I'm in the uk. ATM I primarily do scrapbooking though I dabble in other crafts such as jewellery making, sewing, cardmaking etc as I get bored easily.

I've been for a nosey round & want to thank you for introducing me to rick rack roses, they look fab & I'm loving material flowers currently.

mitz said...

.. to be so lucky ( crosses fingers ) great give-a-ways.. thanks for the opportunities.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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

Lovely jewelry and the candle mat is very cute...

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!http://sewingthroughthemuck.blogspot.com/

Rough Seas Designs said...

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!!

angelself said...

This is my first time participating in OWOH, and I am loving it! Stop by and register for my giveaway, if you like. Kathryn, from Florida

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

janil said...

Love the necklace!
Thanks for the chance and greetings from Spain!cal_rubies at yahoo dot es