One World – One Heart

One World - One Heart

UPDATE Feb. 17, 2008: Now that OW-OH is over, to go to the cureent post, just click on The Sporadic Packrat, at the top of the page.

Well, I am a very late entry to the One World – One Heart is a world-wide giveaway event, sort of a “greet and meet” online. All you need to do to participate is give something away. Lisa Oceandreamer from Heart of the Nest and Imagination Cafe is the host for this year’s event.

Sewing bag one Bag one

I have two bags to give away. The first one is a commercially made bag given to me to give away or use-I choose to give it away. The second bag is a sewing hussif I started at the 2005 Crazy Quilt Retreat in Omaha, Nebraska.

Bag two Bag two

It’s from a kit from Attic Heirlooms in Wichita, Kansas; I put it inside a cosmetics bag to protect the embroidery. Although I would use the bags for embroidery supplies, both are large enough for knitting supplies and other types of crafty fun as well.

To win either bag, leave a comment about yourself, which bag you would prefer, and be sure to leave your blog address. I’ll draw names out of a hat on February 14; if both people want the same bag, the first name drawn will get their choice, the second name drawn will get the other bag and a few embroidery goodies. And anyone that leaves me a suggestion about something to see or do pertaining to crafting in Ireland (the Republic), or invites me to a craft group in Ireland, I’ll send you some embroidery goodies just because!

Also, please realize that I moderate comments; your comment may not show up til tomorrow, but whether it shows up or not, you’ll be in the draw!

Update: wow, I am pleased and amazed at the comments! I really didn’t expect to get too many, since I was so late!

Hello Judy! remember me? I was your roomie at Omaha!


64 responses to “One World – One Heart

  1. Wow, not often I get to be in the first to comment.
    What a lovely bag you made. Please put my name forward for the draw for that. I love it. The material just aches to be stroked.

    Go to my blog and enter to. I’d love to see you there.

    Bay of Islands, New Zealand

  2. Also thanks heaps for the link to the crazy quilt society. My sister in law Sylvia has just started crazy quilting (she lives in Hamilton NewZealand) I’ll pass the link to her. I am sure that she will welcome the ideas and input.

    Great site

  3. Those are neat bags and will come in in very handy for just about anything!

  4. I can’t believe that I am first. These bags are both gorgeous, I would probably prefer to be in the draw for the first one please, and do drop by and enter into my gift draw too.


  5. I received your link and added you to the list. THANK YOU for participating in this event.
    Please add my name for one of your bags. Can a gal ever have too many?
    I hope you’ll stop by my giveaway as well.
    Lisa Oceandreamer

  6. Welcome! I would love to receive either of the bags (although I do love what you’ve created on the 2nd)

    Thanks for entering One World One Heart, and please come visit my blog and sign up for my offer as well!


  7. Welcome to OWOH – it’s never too late! Beautiful bags ~ I especially love the crazy quilt. Please enter me into your drawing and stop by to join mine.


  9. Yep, that hussif would be perfect! I was in Omaha a few years ago and was so dissapointed I didn’t take the class.

  10. OWOH is an awesome idea…. I am from Ontario, Canada! So fun to read blogs and “meet” such talented artists from all over!! 🙂 Please enter my name. Thank you. Oh and be sure to check out my blog to enter too!

  11. Wow, wonderful gifts you’re giving away. My first choice would definitely be the hussif. I just love those and hope to one day make one–you know how those long lists are–but if I won it would shorten my list by one thing. LOL! I hope you’ll stop by my blog and peek at my giveaway too. Thank you!

    Cathy 🙂

  12. would love to be entered in the drawing. thanks so much.

  13. Definitely the hussif! Great giveaways! Please enter my name, too!

  14. I would love to enter your giveaway.

  15. oooh I love the embroidered one you did! its gorgeous! count me in!
    The Bella Modiste

  16. Wow, your bags are really neat. Thanks a bunch for offering a chance to win them. Please enter my name and when you are out and about in bloglandia please stop by my OWOH giveaway too. Hugs, antonella 🙂

  17. What a useful thing you are offering!! I’d love to be put in the drawing for the 2nd! Please do enter me and I’d love for you to stop by my giveaway at


  18. Enter me please and come by to enter mine too..

  19. Hello from Olmsted Falls, OH. It’s a tough choice, but I really like the second bag. Please enter my name to win in your drawing and stop by to enter mine if you haven’t yet. thanks.

  20. Wow, very generous prizes! Either one would be great to me. I was late getting in this, too. Just started mine on Saturday. Please visit if you like for a chance to win decoupaged/collage heart box.

    Thanks for the chance to win your prize!


  21. I really like this OWOH giveaway. Please enter me in your drawing also. I like the second bag.

  22. Please include me in your drawing. Please visit my blog and enter mine. : )

  23. I would love to be entered into your drawing. Please feel free to sign up for mine. I’m giving away a handmade blank book.

  24. Please stop by my blog as I am also in this great event. I would love to win yours!

  25. what a lovely bag you have made. i like that on e! and come enter my draw too!

  26. Wonderful! Please enter my name. Would love for you to stop by and enter my OWOH giveaway. 🙂

  27. G’day,
    I would love to be included in your beautiful giveaways, please … OOroo … Bethel
    If you haven’t already… please pop on over to my place as I’m a player too …

  28. What a fab giveaway. Please add my name for your drawing. Stop by and checkout my offering at

  29. The bags are great, especially the one you did. I wish I could see more of the details. Please put my name in your drawing and come stop by mine! Thank you!

  30. The hussif is my choice, but who can say no to goodies. I like all the tutorials you have included on your blog. I’ll be back soon to follow up on them and check out your site more. Thanks.

  31. Beautiful prize. Please count me in and stop by my blog to enter mine. Thank you.

  32. Great bags! Please put my name in for the second one. ^_^
    I have a giveaway to at if you’d like to enter.

  33. please toss my name into the hat for your giveaway and when you have a moment, please pop into my blog and sign up for mine! good luck to everyone!

  34. If you have not already visited please come and visit my One World~One Heart Giveaway of “Mascarade”

  35. Hi;
    I think we met in Omaha-did you take an all day class from Nancy Kirk on marketing a few years ago?
    Please visit my giveaway at VictorianGypsy.

  36. I love both of them; the first one would match my garment bag and the hussif is very distinctive and lovely. If I have to choose I’d say the hussif.

  37. Please enter me, thanks! 🙂

  38. Please put my name in the drawing. If I were to win I’d like the first bag. Thank you

  39. Your gifts are lovely. I hope you have a wonderful time in Ireland. Me, photography is my art of choice these days, actually there is not choice to it, tis a passion! Visit my blog and you will see:
    oh second bag would be my choice.

  40. I love the first bag but would love to win either one! Please enter my name in your draw and make sure you come by my blog and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t already done so:-) xo

  41. Yes, yes, yes…I would love to trade postcards with you after this is over. E-mail me and we’ll set it up. : ) I’ll watch for it. : )

  42. These bags are really a great give away!

    So offcourse I leave a comment and in the meantime I keep my fingers crossed ;o)

    Please take a look at my OWOH give away too!

  43. Wow, your bags looks really great, please count me in your drawing!

  44. Either bag would be fab but I like the 2nd one best! I am starting to really work on my hand embroidery and cross stitch again… can’t wait to really get going!@

  45. Unfortunately I know nothing about crafting in Ireland, so I can’t help you there.

    “Comment about myself”… er… I’m not used to speak of myself. But here goes…
    I’m a hamster. Meaning I hamster things that could be useful… that one could make something of. Like egg cartons, scraps of fabric, yarn, things I find outside… But I’m teaching myself to let go. This give-away was a great way to get rid of some of my “stash”.

    I’d like either of the bags, but the crazy quilted you made is… just… fabulous 🙂 I lack words. 🙂 Just love it 🙂

  46. What a great gift. Please include me in your darawing. Stop by and enter mine if you get a chance.

  47. Very functional pieces! Please enter me in your drawing and thanks for the inspiration!

  48. Here is a new web site I recently heard about:
    It’s an Irish Arts blog. I hope that it will be helpful to you.
    The bags are both nice –I’d love a chmace to win one. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks so much!

  49. Hmmm…I can’t decide! I’d be thrilled with either.

  50. What a delightful giveaway. I love both of the bags. I’d love to be entered. Please stop by and enter my drawing, as well!

  51. Please enter me in your draw and let me extend an invitation to join mine if you have not done so. I would love to win the bag by you.

  52. Both your bags are great! I’m originally from Wichita, Kansas but now live in a small town in Upstate New York. I have always wanted to do crazy quilting-I’m going to come back to your blog later for more inspiration!!! Please enter me in your giveaway and check out mine too! Thank you!!


  53. Please add me to your drawing! I’m participating as well, at:

  54. I love the one you made!!!! It looks so artsy! Please come and visit me as well!

  55. Wow! What a fantastic giveaway for OWOH! Awesome! Please count me in!!

  56. Great bags! As a quilter I’d prefer the sewing hussif! It’s beautiful!
    Please include me in your drawing!
    I am participating as well on my blog at:

    Dagmar from Germany

  57. Oh, what a generous offer! I think the first bag is more my style…please do enter my name! Visit my blog, too!

  58. Both these bags are very cool, I do need one for my art kit! I’m giving away a bag too, a jean hand bag that I made!

    Happy Valentine1

  59. Fabulous giveaway! Please include me in the draw. My link is
    I shall return to read your blog when I have recovered from all this excitement. Please pop by and enter my contest too. Good luck to everyone.

  60. hope i am not to late please enter me and come on over to my blog and enter my giveaway if you have not already i would like the first bag

  61. I love the bag.. maybe sth to push me to start being crafty …pls add me for your drawings… hope its not too late
    shilla, kuala lumpur

  62. Hi,
    Your Giveaway is Fabulous! I just added my giveaway. I know it is late and didn’t make the official site, but I am hoping it is the thought that counts. Please enter me in your giveaway, if it is not too late. Thank you! Artful Blessings, Kathryn

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