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!
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.
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!!