One World One Heart

Just an update to this post. Because I have had such an overwhelming response I will be giving away not one, but three hearts. Your choice of white with red stitching or red with white stitching. I am truly amazed and delighted to meet so many new friends and explore such great blogs!

I am excited to be participating in One World One Heart, an event for bloggers to meet and mingle. If you are new to my blog, welcome! If you have been here before, welcome back! If you would like to join in the event just click on the button on my side bar or here to find out more.

I am someone who has always asked the question "What do I want to be when I grow up?" Well, I'm in my fifties now and I think I probably need to quit trying to figure that one out and just "be." So, here is what I know about myself, so far. I am a textile artist and I like to use traditional techniques in unusual ways. I tend to make three dimensional fabric pieces and then embroider on them. Sometimes they are quite traditional looking and sometimes they are unusual. I think this is all part of my 'what do I want to be' thing. I want to do and try it all!

Besides textiles, my other passions are cooking and gardening. I like to experiment and try new recipes especially if it includes ingredients out of my garden. Herbs and I seem to have an especially good relationship but I still need to work some things out with peas and spinach.

I live in the upper Midwest of the United States. I grew up here but until recently, I lived in Virginia. As I watch the snow pile up and the temperature drop I long for the milder winters but I really love being in a place where I feel such a connection and being closer to family.

I left one of the best parts of One World One Heart for last, the door prize. In honor of February I will be giving away one of my felt embroidered hearts. Just leave a comment on this post and a way for me to get in touch with you. The drawing will take place on February 17th. Good to meet you!


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Quilt or Dye said...

I would take very good care of your felt embroidered heart!

Villa-loredana said...

hello dear, the hearts is really reddy and nice, thanks for stopping by. Loredana

beenebag said...

love the little stuffie:) please enter me. I can be reached at

take care

Downunderdale said...

thanks so much for visiting my blog - your work is wonderful

Michelle L. said...

Hi, Susan! Your heart is amazing, i would love to be entered. Now I'm off to explore your blog and check in on your Etsy shop. Nice to meet you via OWOH!

Just Jenn Designz said...

Hello Susan. It is so very nice to meet you. I just love your felt embroidered heart! Please enter my name into your giveaway drawing.

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

trisha too said...

Sweet! Happy OWOH to you--stop by and say hi if you get the chance, I'm OWOHing along with you!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Susan said...

lovely heart, please include me and come visit #209
Thanks, Susan
(Pieces of Fate)

Anna said...

Your felt hearts are so lovely and your blog looks like a lot of fun. I'll be back after OWOH. Cottage6studio(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Anonymous said...

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

Esme said...

I would love one of your beautiful hearts.

chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

Anne said...

Love your heart!!!! 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

Belinda said...

Hi I really enjoyed looking at your blog .Its awesome!! Come see mine if you get a chance.#425

Azurlin said...

Hello from Ipswich, MA!

Such a pretty heart gift. Please enter my name into the One World One Heart contest. I'll stop by again. I'm #509

I hope you have a chance to check out my blog, too. And - Enjoy your visit!
Hugs...Linda L

email - Azurlin@gmail.com

Lululiz said...

I love collecting hearts and this one is so beautiful! Do let me add it to my collection ;-).
Thank you for entering the giveaway on my blog as well ( 831 ). Good luck.

Donna said...

Hello from Iowa, it's nice to meet you. I enjoyed stopping by your blog and would love to be entered in your giveaway.

~Donna #792

Leslie said...

I would love a chance to win your sweet little felt hert!


angelandspot said...

Beautiful! ~Cassie angelandspot{at}yahoo{dot}com

Yvonne said...

What a beautiful little heart! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Birgit said...

Hi Susan,

I just signed up as follower. Your Valentine's Day treat bags are so cute -- and thanks for the tutorial!

Anyway, the OWOH heart is just wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win such a treasure!

Greetings from Germany,

Jblanton said...

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

Joe Madl said...

what a beautiful felt heart! it's great to "meet" you and look around your blog. i'm participating for the first time this year and am honored to be able to. hope you get a chance to drop by my blog and look around, too. enjoy the one world one heart journey! thanks for entering me in your draw.

joe in montana

Lovey said...

Oh I heart this...please count me in to win! Heart the stitching! Thank you for visiting my blog too!

Zoe said...

Oooh me me me!! I collect hanging hearts and that one is so pretty!
Have fun with OWOH :)

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

What a lovely felt heart! Nice to meet you here through OWOH...Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, too :-)


Marie said...

What a lovely embroidered heart!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
OWOH giveaway

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


Susanna Redeker said...

Hi Susan, hello from Susanna!! You make some wonderful things with the needle and threat! I cannot do that, i don't have the patience so it is nice to see other people making amazing things!
Huge from Holland!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Greetings from Scotland.
What a beautiful Giveaway.Please count me in.
Warm Wishes.
This is my first year. I am #798, Adorn.

mitz said...

..**sew** , please add me to the list for your give-a-way.. thanks for the opportunity mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Mickey 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!


Sean said...

I tried to send you the information with Melanie's address but you are listed as a non return address... there is no way to send you the information, please send your email address to either tcsean(at)aol(dot)com

gma said...

That is beautiful.I love it!

maki.moniaki said...

Lovely heart!
Thanks for sharing!
Very nice blog.xx

Kim Reid said...

I've enjoyed visiting your wonderful blog and would love to enter your giveaway!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Hi from Southern Illinois~
Love the heart!

BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
prpldy (at) comcast dot net

Christine Hansen said...

Hi Susan - it is a treat to "meet" you via OWOH - and thanks very much for stopping by my blog! Your work is lovely - and waaay beyond my abilities (I'm sewing-impaired, LOL).

xoxo, chris
OWOH #704

Nancy said...

Your felt heart is lovely

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Susan, I would love to win your beautifully crafted embroidery felt heart. 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.

Tammy Freiborg said...

Love your felted heart!! Come visit #875, the penultimate.

Unknown said...

Hello, it's nice to meet you! I love felt and hearts - your giveaway is delightful!

Tammy said...

What a beautiful heart giveaway.
Happy Valentine's day seems so fitting as I have just hopped over to your blog. Thank you for the chance of winning.

mom of 3rd culture kids said...

Hello from Thailand! Wow! that's a neat heart! count me in!

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

laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Hello Susan from Chilliwack, BC, Canada! Thanks for dropping by my blogs during the OWOH 2011 hop! Hope you’ve had a fabulous experience! It’s a pleasure meeting you! Sewing is not my forte but envy those that do! Your felted work is beautiful. Keep art alive!

http://spikescreativeside.com (#22)
http://spikestutorials.wordpress.com/ (#24)

spikelikeart at gmail dot com

Laurie said...

That's the prettiest heart I've seen on OWOH so far! Thank you for the chance to win it! I hope you'll visit me on my blog and enter my giveaway, too - #45 on the list!

Eleven33 Designs said...

I would like to have my name submitted for a chance to win one of your creations!

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

Thanks so much!!

Jeanette Nord said...

Beautiful and very appropriate for the "spirit" of OWOH I think. We need to spread as much love around as we can. Now I must check your other posts out. Like what I see so far!!!!

Take care

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

janil said...

Lovely heart!!
Please pick me up!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Greetings from Spain!

Fiona said...

What a lovely heart. Please enter me in. I'll be back after OWOH. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Jen xo said...

aww beautiful heart, thanks for the opportunity to win. thanks for stopping by my blog too...

Angie said...

Hi Susan. Thank you for welcoming me to your blog. I really enjoyed looking at your inches and hearts. The recycled doll is too cute!

I had to become a follower so I can come back after this event and get some inspiration. Your photos and instructions are so clear! Thanks.

Please feel free to visit me and enter my giveaway also. Just click on my blog link, or I'm #625. Happy OWOH to you!

'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

artangel said...

Great to meet you Susan, from a fellow heart lover! You do wonderful work and I'd love to be entered into your draw :)

Thanks for your comment on my blog too, you made me laugh. I keep expecting my teenage son to turn into a monster but so far so good! Maybe he's just saving his angst til his 20s lol!

Damla said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Best wishes...

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Hi Susan,
Nice to meet you!
Lovely blog,Your giveaway heart is beautiful!!
Hope you have time to hop over and visit my blog/OWOH post.
Jan (Essex-UK)

Miriam said...

Hi Susan, on the last day of the OWOH-tour I try my luck! Your heart is beautiful.

Greetings from the Netherlands, Miriam #781

jasminduft said...

Beautiful heart!
THank you for a chance to win it!

Anna Circo said...

Greetings from southern California. Love your amazing embroidered heart. Please add me to your hat. I'm flying in during the final hours of OWOH. Thank you and cheers!http://sewingthroughthemuck.blogspot.com/

Kathy McElroy said...

So nice to meet you. Love your blog. Please sign me up for your marvelous doorprize. Hope I'm not to late. Please come visit my blog for my giveaway,

Tess1960 said...

Greetings from Kansas, Love the heart. count me in please.


angelself said...

Nice to meet you, Susan!
Your work is lovely =) 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

Dale Marie said...

Such a lovely heart! I would love t be included in your OWOH giveaway!

Pam said...

Susan- Thanks for sharing:) -This is Pam flying by from Michigan in the US. Your blog is very creative as are your works of art! I would love the chance to win your beautiful heart.

Have a Great Day! Pam

I'd love for you to check out my giveaway too!

E Makes Art said...

I love the heart, it's gorgeous! Please pick me! Your work is lovely!


Christine said...

Such a beautiful heart~I love the embroidered details! I hope I'm not too late to enter your wonderful giveaway :)

Kelli Russell Agodon - Book of 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: www.ofkells.blogspot.com

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

Wishing you all good things,

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