Monday, January 19, 2009

One World One Heart



I heard about this wonderful tradition that has developed in the last few years. Lisa "oceandreamer" Swifka came up with the idea of One World-One Heart in 2007 to coordinate a giveaway to introduce bloggers to one another. She and most of the participants are artists, so you could be a fortunate recipient of a piece of beautiful art.

Winning the giveaway isn't really the point. (Of course, everyone likes to be a winner.) It's a way to touch other people's hearts in a sincere manner. It fosters an audience for new and established blogs. It's an icebreaker to encourage people to introduce themselves on a global level.






Maybe I can knit something for next year's event, but not this year. I don't need the pressure of the deadline looming over my head. It would probably not get completed in a timely fashion. It's also possible the recipient might not live in a cold climate. My inspiration has come from








I could give one item to two individuals, but I'm opting for one winner. They complement each other, and they don't seem to want to be separated.

Ann Hood writes about the searing irrational nature of grief in one of the most profound books I've read on the grieving process. This is high praise, because I've read a lot of books on the subject as I've been wending my way through widowhood. I had been curious about Into White, but hadn't listened to any of the tracks before I received it as a gift from my sister Barbara. She gave it to me a week after my husband Michael died. It was the perfect collection of lullabyes to salve my wounded heart. I hope the combination will help someone else in their dark night of the soul. It's not a question of "if" you'll experience a devastating loss of a loved one--but "when". What I've learned along the way is that we get by with a little help from our friends and the kindness of strangers.
I found out through my Thanksgiving giveaway that I NEED each person's email address or active blog link in the comment. There were many people I wanted to contact personally after I read the comments and couldn't. Even if you have a Blogger account, I need a way to contact you directly to inform you that you've won. If you'd like to join in the fun, please leave your comment on this post (only).
Thank you for stopping by my virtual home. Comments will close at 12:00 a.m. EST on February 12. There will be a random drawing of the commenters, and I will announce the winner's name on my blog on February 12, 2009. Let's spread the love!

181 comments:

Moonfairy said...

This looks like a lovely giveaway :)

Please enter my name in your draw.

turquoise cro said...

Please enter my name too!!! and don't forget to come over to my Blog!!! I LOVE Carly!!!

mindy said...

very nice giveaway thanks minsthins(at)optonline(dot)net

Pam Warden Art said...

Hello Mary...I'd love to enter your give-away too. Please stop by mine when you have a moment.
Hugs,
Pam

Fran Saperstein said...

I'd love to be included in your thoughtful giveaway. Please stop by and visit mine, too! http://www.artsyfran.com/2009/01/19/one-world-one-heart-2009/

DEY said...

What an awesome giveaway, thanks!

daydreamstudios said...

Your giveaway is really awesome! Please count me in.
Karla

jjwiskus said...

Can you please enter my name. I sure like the music-I'm a music lover
thanks
jeri
lightmytorch2007@yahoo.com

sandee said...

What a thought provoking giveaway. I can't totally relate to your grief, however, I have experienced my own with the loss of my brother to AIDS and the loss of my daughter as well. Sometimes a good book is what is really needed...it can answer a lot of questions.

Please enter me in your giveaway...I know it would be a wonderful addition to my library and music collection.

sandee
sandees_art@yahoo.com

art and beautiful junk said...

Dear Mary,

I am sorry for your loss. I too have been grieving but for different reasons. Grief is grief and sometimes stops us in our tracks. The only word I have for it shattering. It's like living in a fractured world. Please know that I believe that this too shall pass. Somedays are easier than others.
Peace and love.
Please add me to your drawing. visit me as well.
nancye

Tina- said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I too have been down tat road, but not with a spouse, but with very close family members.a very nice gift. would love to be entered in the drawing. stop by and see me too.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Would love to read that book!
Please enter me in your OWOH giveaway. And when you get a chance, if you haven't done so already, stop by and enter mine as well. I'm #73 GOT ART?

Kim Mailhot said...

Mary, what a thoughtful and rich gift you are offering for this wonderful event. It is indeed a wonderful way to discover new hearts shining themselves through their blogs. I am glad to have found yours.

May you participation bring you lots of loving !And thanks for a chance to win your sweet prize !
Cheers !

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

thanks for the chance- was not around last year for owoh...I would love to enter the giveaway.

Rosa said...

Nice. Please add my name to the list!

Elizabeth said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Carly Simon does have a way of making us feel better. The book looks very inspiratonal. What a great giveaway.
Elizabeth

Latharia said...

I am so sorry for your loss! I am pleased, though, to hear that you are finding your way through it! You are so thoughtful to offer up two elements that have been instrumental in your own life!

Please do enter me in your drawing! Please visit my blog as well to enter my OWOH drawing!

latharia(at)comcast(dot)net

Geri said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!!! Great blog!


gerijones64@hotmail.com
http//sapphirewine.blogspot.com

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

grief is surely tricky business. and so different for each person. i'm sure these will help to soothe those in need. i'm sorry to hear of your loss of your husband. my heart goes out to you. thank you for offering such a thoughtful, heartfelt gift.

The Hormann Family said...

You are a lovely lady for giving these two items away! Due to the nature of my husbands job this topic is one that is very much at the fore front of my mind... as many of my peers have lost their spouses... Please enter my name into your drawing... Thanks.
Charlene

The Whimsical Goblin said...

I would like to enter as well :)

Life on an Artistic Shoestring said...

I am sorry for your loss. This is a nice thing to do for others. It will go to the person that needs it the most, (either for now, or in the future) that's the way of the universe.

Terry Spier said...

Please enter me in the drawing.

Thanks,

Terry Spier

terryesk@gmail.com

www.magicalbeadstalk.blogspot.com
www.magicalbeadstalk.com

Anja said...

Hi, great giveaway.
Please count me in.

magpie said...

Some blogs feel like home as soon as they appear on the screen...
I had that feeling with yours. All the excitement of the OWOH (my first) makes it hard to give each the attention it deserves but i've bookmarked the playground and will return soon.

I'd love it if you'd come visit my giveaway and blog too at http://www.magpiesbeads.blogspot.com

magpie (number 123 on "the list")

paperqueen said...

This is an original and special giveaway. I'd love to be the lucky recipient. So please do add my name to your drawing.
Eileen
eyeleeeen@optonline.net
If you haven't already done so, please enter my drawing too!
http://artsaveslives-paperqueen.blogspot.com

divaqueenie said...

Lovely giveaway! Thank you for sharing with us!

Fat & Sassy said...

I'd love to be a part of your drawing.

Please contact me by email.

Thanks,
Meagan

Meagan515@yahoo.com

daffy said...

what a special give away
please add me to your drawing

I am new to OWOH this year if you get a chance check out my give away at

http://mindlesswonders.blogspot.com

thanks
carolyn h
carolyn003@centurytel.net

Heartinmyhand said...

Wonder choice for your giveaway. Please enter me

Cheryl ~ZanyMayd said...

What a Wonderful Prize, Please enter my name....
cheryl

khhast said...

what a touching giveaway! Please enter me in your draw.

I have a OWOH giveaway too, pop on over and have a look:
khhast.blogspot.com

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

So sorry for your loss. I would love to enter your drawing. The book would be wonderful-I lost my dad this year. I LOVE Carly SImon.
chris p

Robin said...

I enjoyed looking around at your blog. This book and cd look like wonderful giveaways. I am so glad that they have helped you through a difficult time in your life.
Please enter me in your giveaway and stop by and enter mine if you get a chance.
Robin #218
rockinrobin1973 AT hughes DOT net

carylsrealm said...

So lovely! Please enter my name! (And stop on by my giveaway!)

trish said...

sounds like a very nice giveaway!
trishnatey@gmail.com

Lavender Dreamer said...

Love the music! Please enter me and visit mine....

http://lavenderdreamstoo.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Juniper said...

I hope these things gave you some comfort. I would love to enter your drawing and invite you to enter mine. Thank you, Jen

www.hopestudios.blogspot.com

fancyscrap said...

Beautiful!! What a great giveaway!
Would love to be included. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Oxana
new-x[at]mail.ru

Dschrader said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! I loss my mother recently and it is so hard! Love your site! Please enter me in the drawing!
Thanks, Donna K. Schrader
sodapop@ptialaska.net
http://dschrader.blogspot.com/

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Hello ~ I feel like a winner just reading about what you are offering. So many of us could benefit from a book on grief and soothing music as well. Thank you for sharing!
Brightest of Blessings to you and yours!

You can find me at OWOH#122

Digital Misfit said...

Wonderful giveaway. The book looks inspirational, and I am a big fan of the fabulous Ms Simon!

heidig@gmail.com

The Giveaway Diva said...

amazing!! I would love to be entered!!! thanks so much!

PattiV said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to be entered in your drawing and please stop by and enter mine.

Lesley said...

Nice give away!

lesle621@gmail.com

TattingChic said...

What a lovely, thoughtful giveaway!

If you would like a chance to win some hand tatted lace place stop over at my blog during your OWOH gypsy caravan travels! :)

Reeva said...

I'm having so much fun making friends and blog-hopping again this year.

Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I hope I'm chosen as the lucky winner!!!

"Stampgram" said...

What a thoughtful gift. Please enter me in your drawing. I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, Michael. I have lost my mother and I know that no one feels grief the same, but we all do have a hole in our hearts when a loved one goes. I hope you may have the blessing of comfort and happy memories to sustain you. stampgram@yahoo.com

Pamela said...

so sorry to hear of your loss. please stop by my place to enter my drawing for yummy home-canning.
my email is:
the dayton time (at) gmail (dot) com
blessings.

Anonymous said...

This is an amazing prize. Im so sorry about your loss. I recently lost my mom and I was given the book 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper; it was a great book. I hope the winner adores this book as much as you did! Please enter me into the draw!

<3
Jessica Worthy
JessW10388@aol.com

ThisGirlRemembers said...

Oh, what a lovely giveaway. I have tears in my eyes right now - my granddad passed, very suddenly and unexpectedly, a month ago yesterday, and I am having a hard time dealing with it. If I don't win, perhaps I'll have to go out and get the book and CD for myself! At any rate, please count me in. I think it is a lovely thing to offer to others the things that were comforts to you in your own grieving. I know every loss is profoundly individual, but there is a common thread in how grief works, even so.

Please do feel free, too, to stop by my blog to enter my own OWOH giveaway.

Anam said...
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Anam said...

This book is something I need. Sorry about posting and deleting but I forgot to add my email in the 1st one. Thanks for the chance to win this book and cd.

anamcara2007@yahoo.com

MORNA said...

Please count me in! And visit my give-away too. I am offering a woolly felt heart pin and a pair of freshwater pearl earrings. :)

Keron Lee said...

we have lost two grandbabies in the last 4 months - one still born and last week one miscarried and sad is where I live right now. It sounds as though this was a great help to you.... thank you for your generosity & sharing through OWOH... blessings on your Head.......

Please feel free to participate in my OWOH give away too: cut & paste this link

http://thecolourguru.typepad.com/the_colourguru/one-world-one-heart/

warm regards
Keron Lee, Melbourne, Australia

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Mary,
I really like your give-away!! Please enter me...m..

Karen Klomparens, Glass Addict & Artisan said...

Such beautiful entries everywhere!
My first year participating in the OWOH event.
Thank you from the chilly Midwest!
Visit my blog too, Karen
giapet@hughes.net

ladybug said...

What a thoughtful offering. Thank you! I've also got a small offering at my blog as well (#94 on Lisa's list) or just stop by www.thelightifind.blogspot.com

Blessings!

Franny said...

This is such a great giveaway, I hope I win...I would jump for joy to win something the day after my 20th anniversary!

I have never been to this event before and I am amazed at the generosity. I am particularly moved by some of the comments that are so heartfelt.

This has really inspired me to be more creative and to blog more. I have enjoyed meeting you and getting in touch with your blog.

Please enter me, Hugs:)

picklebeans@gmail.com

Jax said...

This looks like a good book! Please count me in and come stop my blog to check out my giveaway too!

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

Thank you for participating in this years event. I am truly happy with the growing list.
having had a lot of grief in my life the last couple of years that book signs interesting AND i am a real Carly Simon fan and agree the two items compliment one another.
If you haven't yet do stop by my giveaway as well.
Nice to meet you.
Lisa Swifka
OWOH host/participant
www.awhimsicalbohemian.typepad.com

GreenishLady said...

Even before I saw what your giveaway was, I was drawn to your blog by the title... I used to beat myself up for being a "dilettante" for so long, until I began to see that having many interests is a good thing, and then I read your post... I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my mother last year, and would so value that book. I think I'll be ordering a copy anyway! Thank you

valerie2350 said...

fabulous giveaway - please enter me :)

Oops! Desperate Blogger~ said...

What a loving giveaway. I am sorry for your loss but appreciate your ability to reach out to others who may be grieving also.
This is my first year in OWOH and find it fascinating! Learned a thing or two about blogging too! Pleasure to meet you. Please enter my name and visit my blog too>
www.oopsdesperateblogger.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Wonderful! Please enter my name. I am participating also and would love for you to stop by my blog. # 223 :-)

Lynn Stevens said...

Unfortunatly I may really be needing these to myself all to soon. my heart goes out to you .I feel your pain.
Lynn
http://trashtotreasureart.blogspot.com/

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Well, it has been a real treat to visit your blog this morning. I love the Bukowski poem. I used to make broadsides (letterpress printing on a Vandercook press) and haven't heard the word "broadside" for so long, thought the world had forgot about them. But, the poem was very profound. I hope you continue finding your way through! And, I agree this is not about the giveaways. I'm just interested in meeting people. HOpe you can come meet me too if you haven't already.
marsha

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

Hi Mary, Nice to meet you. So sorry that you lost your husband. Next month marks One year since my mom departed suddenly, without notice. I'm still working through it and have good days and still some bad ones. This book sounds like a treasure.

healing prayers,

Joanna@mosshillstudio.com
#412 OWOH

Dragonlady said...

I love Carly Simon...thanks
Brenda

Valerie said...

The book and cd look wonderful
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

What a lovely gift-away. I love Carly Simon. And the book sounds helpful. Something to keep on hand - to pass on or to keep for that day...

Please come by my blog, if you have time. I'm number 351 on the OWOH page.

AngieHallHaviland said...

what sweet items to gift someone!!

What a FUN event this is….making friends through ART is always WONDERFUL!! Please enter me in your drawing!!

Be sure to stop by my blog :O)
http://angiehallhaviland.typepad.com/angiesartfulllife/

Laura S. said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

Heidi Jo said...

What a sweet giveaway- very heartfelt. I would love to be a part.

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

That's a generous give-away! I would especially like to win the CDn! Please include me in your drawing.
I am also participating in this wonderful event! http://quiltmoose.blogspot.com/
Please stop by if you haven't already.

Greetings from Germany,
Dagmar

Beadyjan said...

Please include me in your owoh giveaway and pop by my blog to see mine.

Renee said...

Carly Simon, here you come, I hope.

xoxoxo

Renee

Sam said...

grief certainly touches everybody. It would certainly be good to be prepared, but then again, nothing can truly prepare us for such feelings.

Anonymous said...

What a super idea!

Yvonne
ydacey@telus.net

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

A thoughtful caring gift! Please add me to your giveaway! I’d love to be the lucky winner! I have a OWOH Giveaway too so please come visit!

http://vintagecottagehome.blogspot.com
cjohnson@umich.edu

Ann said...

What a wonderful, thoughful gift! Please enter my name in your giveaway, and stop by to enter mine, too. ;)

Carol Stocker said...

I just spent the last 30 minutes listening to the music you selected on your playlist...loved it! I would be honored to enter your drawing for the book and CD. How kind and generous. I'm so sorry to hear of your husband's passing...may you find comfort in all of our messages. Hugs, Carol

cdziuba said...

KIndly enter me.

altermyworld said...

great giveaway!
pls add me

altermyworld(dot)angw(at)gmail(dot)com

http://altermyworld.typepad.com/ang/

Mary said...

Another leg of the journey. I wish you warmth and love as you find your way through. Thank you for participating this year. Please enter me in your drawing.

Beckie Holso said...

what a beautiful gift! please include me in your drawing =) OWOH #433

Maija said...

Fabulous! Please throw my name in the hat!
Maija

MarieNeige said...

Please add my name to the list as both your giveaways speak to me. do feel free to enter my giveaways as well.

Tami Roth said...

These are wonderful gifts-thank you :)

Jewelry Elegance by jill said...

Gifts from the heart...

I’d love to be entered into your “One World – One Heart” giveaway…

I’m also participating in OWOH, so feel free to stop by my blog and enter to win some goodies from me as well.

Jill
http://jewelryelegancebyjill.blogspot.com/

Deb said...

What a lovely tribute. My prayers to you and I sincerely hope that you find your way if you haven't already. Music is the gift of the soul. Like you, it soothed me when I was first widowed. Certain songs still make my breath gasp and falter - to this day I cannot listen to James Taylor's Fire and Rain without tears. But God moves mysteriously and I have been blessed again to be in a warm, loving relationship.

Mary, please do not enter me in your drawing as I am sure there is someone out there who needs your lovely gift more than I. But feel free to stop by my own OWOH giveaway.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I agree that they book and CD go together. WShat a generous giveaway.

Please stop by my blog and enter my giveaway also.

hfsolutions at juno dot com

http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2009/01/one-world-one-heart-giveaway_21.html

Rusted Wings said...

What special gifts!!
Please count me in and check out my blog #479, Rusted Wings...
Blessings,
Abigail

Connie said...

great giveaway gifts! please come enter mine too!
connie williams
crinwil2@yahoo.com

Trudy said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I'm having fun traveling the road of OWOH.

Love your prize and your blog, and will be back soon for another visit. I hope you will stop by and visit me on your travels during OWOH

Lori Roberts said...

Count me in! Stop by mine if you haven't I am #554 on the list!

Baba said...

I love Carly Simon and I know just the person for the grief book. Thank so much for the chance!

Donna said...

I love them! Thanks for the chance to win! southerner@aol.com

martha brown said...

I've wanted to read this book :) Please enter me into your draw -- thank you so much!!! I'm off now to look at your blog some more...

Marilyn said...

Hi, Mary...what a thoughtful gift and loving gesture...thanks so much.

Jenna Z said...

Oh, what a lovely giveaway. Things that have really touched you are such a great item to pass along to others.

Mimi said...

What fantastic items, I would love to be entered in your drawing.

Plese stop by & enter mine also.

Mimi
OWOH #604
hoerauf at comcast dot net

Sarahlé said...

Please count me in, I would be delighted to have the lot :) That's an original giveaway, I think it really fits with the event's spirit.
Many thanks to you, have a nice day

Sarah

acereta said...

Your description of the books and the disc sownds very interesting. Please count me in.
Irina from Russia, irav33@gmail.com

VintageCrafter said...

Please enter my name into your draw. I love Carly Simon too! Thanks so much for participating.
*smiles and sunshine*
Carol :)
caoconnell2@shaw.ca

Anonymous said...

Great grief leads to great growth. I hope.

For the first 18 months, the world was shades of black and gray. I was glad when color entered my life. I have not seen this book but the title intrigues me.

Keep movin' forward.


Willa
willa.mcneill@gmail.com

~*~Pandora's Artbox~*~ said...

This is a thoughtful giveaway. Please count me in and if you haven't visited my blog yet, please stop by to enter my giveaway. Thanks!

jet1960 said...

Please enter my name in your giveaway. How special of you to offer something to others while you are grieving yourself. I lost my Dad at Thanksgiving. He had Alzheimers, so I'd been losing him for a long time. I hope you find what you need to get you through your loss. Thank for your lovely offering.

Jill
OWOH participant #514
http://jillsjunktojewels.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

Thank you for the great giveaway! I would love a chance to win.

Thanks!

Melissa

My Child's Diary said...

This is the second time I comment. I hope this is alright. Just wanted to let you know that I have joined the Gypsy Caravan. You are welcome to enter in if you haven't already done -http://mychilddiary.blogspot.com/2009/01/one-world-one-heart-giveway.html Thanks, Miri. samjerus[at]yahoo.com

peggyapl said...

i have been through that dark valley but have since moved on to brighter places. i wrote about my own experience here - http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/8063/dark_valley.htm
anyway, i have a friend who recently lost her husband and your giveaway would make a nice gift for her if i win it. hugs
peggyapl(at)gmail.com

Julie Bouésso said...

Even though the subject of the book is a sad topic, I'd be curious to read it. I lost my grandmother three years ago Valentines Day this year & still deal with lots of emotions. I also bookmarked your site to return to learn more about your specialty & work. Cheers, Julie:

http://julie-bouesso.blogspot.com/

Erika Lynn said...

this is a lovely giveaway! please sign me up

Yiyah said...

What a wonderful give-away you have! Please enter me into your drawing, and thank you for giving me the chance to win your wonderful give-away! I love miss simon!
If you haven't already, please feel free to stop by my blog and enter my give-away as well! (www.shariyahgarner.blogspot.com)
-----------------------
Peace & Love (and hugs)
Shariyah

(I'm #1 on the list) :)

SuseADoodle said...

the book sounds like one I NEED to read. and I've loved Carly's music since I was a little kid (a gazillion years ago or so it seems) -- Enter me in your drawing -- PLEASE! :-)

Have a Great OWOH Blog-Hop!

"Suse Bee"
SuseADoodle@gmail.com
www.SuseInk.com
www.SuseInk.com/Suse_Reads

Vickie said...

What a thoughtful give away! I work with ladies and this would be nice. My email is rocceemt@bresnan.net Please enter my name! Stop by my drawing too. It's 204 on the OWOH list.

Melinda Cornish said...

I could use this book, My husband died the end of july.....Please sign me up...come visit my giveawy too.
http://melindasfabricfancies.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

Very thoughtful giveaway, please enter my name (#574)

Jessica said...

Yours is a very loving and thoughtful giveaway, thank you for being generous.

I am deeply sorry for your loss, but I am happy to see you are strong and are pulling your way through it.

I would love to be entered in your drawing please. :)

snowpumpkin *at* gmail.com

momt said...

These two items do compliment each other--I love Carly Simon and the bracelet is very charming i would love to enter this giveaway

beenebag said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I have another suggestion for a helpful book on grieving: "In Lieu of Flowers: A Conversation for the Living" by Nancy Cobb. I started reading it after we lost my aunt, cousin and her baby in a car accident a few years ago. It seemed to really help me. Please enter me in your giveaway. And I am so sorry for your loss. take care

brenda
beenebag2sell@yahoo.com

becs said...

my grandmother recently passed away, which has been especially difficult for my mom. this would be such a special gift for her should I win. thanks for sharing!

Bethel of Bethania said...

G’day,
I love your Giveaways & would love to be included please…
Do pop on over to My Place [if you haven’t already] & see what I’ve got to giveaway too… OOroo … Bethel … Down Under

Bee said...

what a fab give away. Please add me to your draw.

Why not pop over to my blog and enter my draw too. My blog is at

http://nannabeeshive.blogspot.com/

Look forward to seeing you there.

Bee

Just Jenn Designz said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I wish there were words I could say to help you get through the grief, but unfortunately there aren't. I myself have lost someone that was so very dear to me, my grandmother. When I think about her I try to remember the good times we shared and all of the valuable lessons she taught me in life. It then puts a smile on my face. Thanks for the wonderful book and music you are offering in your giveaway. Please add me into your drawing.They are both something I would thoroughly enjoy. Thanks,
Jenn

s hyler said...

What wonderful giveaway. It is so nice to meet you during this event.
Have a wonderful day,
Sandra

urbanfireflycreations said...

What a great give-away, count me in please! I'm in OWOH this year also, drop by :) http://urbanfireflycreations.wordpress.com/

*Birgit* said...

Such thoughtful prizes -- bless your heart! :)

Greetings from Munich,
Birgit
swappinghowdies@yahoo.de
# 756 on the caravan :)

jasmoon-butterfly said...

blessings to you ...
please count me in xxx
love and light Traceyanne
no #794

Lisa said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Please enter me! :)Lisa

Tumbleweed Trails said...

What a great opportunity. Thank you for participating. Please sign me up. Jody
visionquest2020@msn.com

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

I would love to win your book and cd! Your site and prize is so beautiful. I would love to win your prize. After this is all over I’m going to spend more time viewing every ones. Please stop at my site too. I’m giving away my new book.

blog.http://blog.barbaracagle.com/2009/02/01/one-world-one-heart.aspx#AddComment

Barbara #830
barbara@barbaracagle.com

Angela said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! Thanks!

http://angela.quarantinemb.com/?p=486

Bejeweled said...

Hi there! I am so very, very sorry for your loss. I have read Hood's knitting book and liked it very much -- very cathartic. And it made me pick up knitting again, although I'm really a crocheter at heart :)

I think I would like to pass on entering this because from the comments it sounds like there are some people who need your wonderful bloggy love and comfort very much, but I wanted to write a comment anyway in the spirit of OWOH just to say hello!

J and Z said...

how wonderful! please count me in!

jean (#889)

mine is here

http://bluebirdslivinginthemeadow.blogspot.com/2009/02/one-world-one-heart-giveaway.html

Ninnie said...

Lovely. Please enter me in your giveaway and if you have not already pop by mine and enter it.

Doris said...

What a heartwarming gift. Having experienced grief, I can understand how people would wnat a helpful book like this.

Kathy said...

I could really use that book. My mom passed last year from cancer. I'm still trying to deal.

I love it!!!! I want to win it!!!!!!


I would love to enter (and hopefully win) your drawing!
Please drop by my blogs if you get the chance:

http://manickathy.blogspot.com/
http://comegrowwithme.blogspot.com/

Melanie said...

Sounds wonderful... I'd love to experience this music and book together. Please enter me.
~Melanie
thecreatorspalette at gmail dot com

Jen Anderson said...

What a great prize.

Chris in Oz said...

Hi,

Isn't this a wonderful event??? I'm in for my second year and I'm sure I'll be back for more. Oh, I'd love to be entered for your give-away and if you haven't dropped by my blog yet, then please do, I'm #838 in the Gypsy Caravan.

cab53jatyahoodotcomdotau

Hugz......

Terri said...

Grew up on Carley Simon thanks to my Mom...I can only hope to win your generous giveaway!

I'm Participating too! #315

Mud Hound Primitives said...

Lovely spiritual giveaway...good for the soul! Please count me in!

wendy said...

please enter me!

madamerkf at aol dot com

Lynn said...

I love you giveaway and would love to enter. Thanks so much.

Lynn Brooks
www.ThoughtsOfABlonde.com

JD said...

Neato!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Such a fabulous give-a-way!
These are such gifts from the heart to treasure.

Please enter me to win:
Twinville2 @ yahoo dot com

~Lisa
New Mexico, USA

Witedove said...

Really great giveaway! Your generosity is beautiful!
wite_dove1@yahoo.com

nfmgirl said...

What a great giveaway! Please include me. Thank you!

Gypsy wagon #833 on the caravan

Sandra Evertson said...

Lovely!
Come by and enter my giveaway too!
Sandra Evertson

Carla said...

add me in:)
amellowlife.blogspot.com

kath001 said...

I would love to the winner of this thoughtful giveaway. And please stop by and visit mine if you have the chance...#365

fourmilesnorthofnowhere@gmail.com

Alex said...

Lovely giveaway! Thank you for being part of OWOH!

Enzie at World Market Portraits said...

What a lovely gift! If you have not already stopped by my blog please do so and check out my different giveaways.

kathy55439 said...

Great Giveway and Fun Blog......

Patricia said...

Mary, what a thoughtful and meaningful gift you have come up with. I hope they have helped your heart heal as well, prayers for you. Please enter me in your drawing.
Come visit me and enter mine as well.
Pat
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings
www.patriciarose-apotpourri.com
www.patriciarose-apotpourriof.blogspot.com
pmorello@citlink.net

Janna Johnson said...

Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
jannajanna@hotmail.com
http://feedyourpig.blogspot.com

Artseyanne said...

I would love to win your book, please include me in your draw.

Paisley Girl said...

Hi, nice to "meet" you. I'd love to be entered into the drawing for your amazing giveaway. I'm off to pop around your blog a little more. Once again, lovely to "meet" you. :-)

Michelle
paisleygirl.contact@gmail.com
http://paisleygirl-paisleygirl.blogspot.com/

Denise Moulun-Pasek said...

Hello there,

I would love to be entered into your give-away.

Your work is lovely.

Denise

italiansrule said...

What a beautiful, touching giveaway. Please enter me into your drawing. Thank you.
Mary--roma@iowatelecom.net

L'Hélène said...

I hope I win! I love to explore new things. Thanks!

Candie said...

I love Carly Simon and I am afraid I will be in need of the book soon. My father in law is not doing very well. Thank you.

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol said...

Thoughtful gifts. Please enter me in your give away.

Ginny said...

Wonderful giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing. I am junek at ckalange@comcast.net. Thanks!

Miss Mama said...

I would love this book and music... I would love it. Thank you.

Corinna Nitschmann said...

Both look nice. They must have been given a nice inspiration...I'd like to enter your draw from Hungary.

Best regards.
Corinna with the felted vessels
PS.: Let me invite you to my giveaway at Nr.802

Vanessa said...

Please enter me!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Please accept my condolences.
Count me in and then join me for OWOH.
Sandra

demmi said...

thank you for the nice giveaway con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Anji Gallanos said...

Thanks for offering such a wonderful giveaway. OWOH has been such a great experience. Please enter me. I am also hosting a giveaway for a charm #519

http://anjigallanos.blogspot.com/2009/01/one-world-one-heart.html

anji
anji.gallanos@gmail.com

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

It is very brave of you to post such an event that may be painful and I commend you. I really do.

Your giveaways are wonderful - truly. Based on your description, I do understand why you would opt to share these things because they really do seem to comfort you.

Reading a wonderful book and listening to beautiful music can really make a difference.

Prpldy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I lost my Mother in September and the book sounds just like what I need to read.


BrendaLea OWOH #754

http://prpldy15.blogspot.com}

prpldy@comcast.net

Kim said...

Lovely Gifts! Please enter me in your great giveaway - Thank you!

kimberlybreid [at] hotmail [dot] com

Vanity's Child said...

Nice one. please count me in.
The book will be a perfect gift to my brother grieving for the loss of her daughter.

i think i need to return back here to read more of your blog entries.

take care. Ü

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

This would be great. A dear friend just lost her man in a accident....
Please include me in your drawing. Thank you.

Sherry said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to enter and please stop by my blog and enter my giveaway if you haven't already. I'm #250.

Thanks & have a wonderful day!
Sherry

Sharon said...

Oh, please enter me in your drawing. I think this may be something that we all need. I'm going to jot down the titles, just in case I don't win. ;) I lost a dear friend in October. Not my first loss or my last, I know, but the first of a friend and it was totally unexpected. Anyway, I think the book is something I'll be checking into. It always amazes me what can bring the grief crashing down again after it's been a while. You know what I mean?

Anyway, on to other subjects for a moment. I'm on the OWOH list also. If you have time, come by tonight before it all ends and see if you want to enter my drawing. I'm #707.

It's been a pleasure. Now, I'm going to look over your blog a bit more.

Art of Jana said...

Please enter me in your giveaway and if you haven't entered mine, please come on by!

http://hillaceaous.blogspot.com/2009/02/one-world-one-heart-give-away.html

(#905 - OWOH ) Jana

P.S. I'll be coming back to hang out …I started late entering and I'm rushing to get to all of them! …
So many giveaways - so little time! :)

ozlynda said...

Mary
That is a very thoughtful giveaway. Inspiration. I am sure many of us, me included, could always do with more inspiration.
Please enter me into the draw and thanks for your generosity.
Lynda - Australia
lyndat65 at tpg.com.au