Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart

One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers only. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way. Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home - going from blog to blog (in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a "door prize or prizes" - just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world. It's really that easy. By the way, I took this paragraph directly from the post about this event.  It describes it too well for me to mess with it.

I found this event while randomly blog hopping and it sounds absolutely beautiful.  If you follow the link above (or click on the logo in my sidebar) you will be directed to the main post which explains the event - should you decide you want to participate.  The event runs from January 30 through February 17, 2011.  You may sign up until February 12th.

Now, a little bit about myself (as that is part of the event - talking about ones self LOL).  I am Sheery, a very proud stay-at-home mommy to two amazing children who (along with their Daddy - my husband) mean the world to me, of course.  I am an avid reader.  I am never, ever without a book - or two.  I am also a writer.  Honestly, if I don't read and write on a daily basis - I am a bit of a grouch.  It is my dream to be published and I am working on that goal.  I'm a bit of a procrastinator on the submission and querying process but I am getting better about that.

I used to scrapbook regularly but that was put on hold for a while while my children were really small and into every thing.  I'd like to get back to scrapbooking, though.  I love photography and have many pictures just waiting for the 'perfect' layout.  I'd also love to learn to crochet but I'm not sure where I'd fit that in just now.  Maybe someday soon.

I have a real life book club with one of my closest friends.  We keep trying to get more people involved with us - but it has just been the two of us for almost a year.  That's all right though, we have so much fun with it.  Although, I have to admit that while we do talk about the books (she's an avid reader/blogger just like me) we go off on other tangents.  Always.

One last thing about me - I LOVE to travel.  This is another thing that I haven't done too very much of in the past few years but that's all right.  I make sure I travel through the books I read and all over the internet.  The international quality of this event is part of why it appeals to me so much.  I hope I have the chance to meet many of the people participating in this event.

Now, for the 'door prize'.  I will send out one blank journal for the purpose of writing or drawing or whatever the winner may want to use it for.  I will also be certain to choose one that I think suits the personality of the winner.  All you have to do is leave a comment to this post and I will use a random number generator to choose a winner on February 17th.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and have a wonderful time the rest of the month.  If I haven't been to your blog already - I will be there soom.

EDITING TO ADD: My new crocheting supplies.  I do know how to do a chain and a single stitch.  So, I am going to crochet something to add to my door prize.  I don't know exactly what at this time but I am excited to make it.  I've been watching you tube videos on crocheting.  LOL

Anyhow, thanks to everyone who has already stopped by.  I will be visitng you, as well.  I've already been to a lot of amazing blogs and met some really neat people.  Thanks again to Lisa for this amazing event!



  1. Hi, great to meet you and thanks for the opportunity to look around your blog, I'm now a new follower! Stay in touch x

  2. Hi Sheery!
    It's a pleasure to meet you! Please include me in your drawing & drop by my blog if you have a moment & join in mine also. Hugs, Diane

  3. Hello,
    I'm hopping around the world tanks to OWOH !!! I would looooove to winyour prize.
    Thanks for the chance.
    Lots of greetings from Belgium.

  4. Howdy Sheery,

    I am always up for book talk. If you hop over to my blog and scroll through my recent blog entries, you will find my list of Top Ten books for 2010. :)

    Since you love photography, I would have loved to see some of your photos along with your OWOH post. Well, I guess I just have to come back for photos, huh? ;)

    A journal is always great. My perfect one has a western touch, as I love the American West.

    Greetings from Munich, Germany,
    # 66

  5. I enjoy writing in a journal every morning so this would be lovely, thank you.

    If you get a moment please visit as I am also participating:

  6. As art journaling is on my to do list for 2011, this would come handy! Please enter my name to your drawing and hop over to my blog for a visit.

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

  8. Hallo, nice to meet you
    Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
    This is really beautiful.
    Please count me in.
    Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
    Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

  9. Sheery, A blank journal sounds great for little poems and doodling! Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with your lovely giveaway...I can only dream it's me! :)

    OWOH is a great trip around the (blog)world! I enjoy it!!

    Sweet greetings from Belgium,
    Saskia :)

    (nr214 on the list)

  10. It is so very nice to meet you! I do share many of your interests (but you are much much younger! :)

  11. Nice to meet you!


  12. 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. or #230 on the OWOH list.

    Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

    Hugs, Gayle
    my blog:

  13. what a terrific giveaway...please come visit my blog to see what makes me tick ...i sure could use that blank book!

  14. Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey! I am meeting so many wonderful bloggers, including you!

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

  16. G'Day from Brisbane! Poppin' in for OWOH event. Pleased to meet you!

    homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

    My OWOH giveaway:

  17. Hello from Australia Sherry,
    I love journals so please count me in. Pop on over to #570 to enter my giveaway if you have time.

    Kyles =D

  18. Hello fellow grouchy book worm. :~D

    I'd love to win the journal doorprize. There is just no such thing as too many blank journals. Just no such thing! Thanks for all the cool book referrals, and for playing OWOH with us!

    Be well,
    Hermits' Garden

  19. I do love Journals! Put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee

  20. count me in
    I would love to have my mother start a blog, she loves to read and write...I will need to add you to her book shelf...come by and say Hi...I have paper art, dont read much, to slow and i get side stepped...Tootsie

  21. I love journals! Visit my OWOH at

  22. Greetings from Virginia, US! Thanks for your giveaway. I would love a chance at your journal. Please feel free to enter my drawing at
    avennett AT verizon DOT net
    OWOH participant #523

  23. Greetings from Arizona, USA! I would love one of your journals, I definitely need to start writing more and if I had a journal it might push me to get off my butt and do it!

    Happy OWOH!

    Jennifer Hall
    My Email:
    My Blog:

  24. Oh how I do love books and journals. Seems like I always have something to write about since no one wants to listen to me. lol Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years seeing all of the wonderful blogs and meeting everyone. Thanks for your participation in the event.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  25. Hi, nice to meet you.
    I do share with you a love for travelling and reading.
    A big hug from Spain.

  26. Hello from Thailand! It's nice to meet you Sheery! I hope that your dream to get your books published will come true. :)

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

    * laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (dot) com

  27. Good grief! I think you read more than I do!!! I may start keeping a record of the books I read on my blog - it's a good idea. If you go over to my Blog you could win a book mark - although I guess you probably have a lot already!

    I am involved in OWOH for the first time. It's great visiting different blogs and finding so many talented people!

    Please visit me (if you haven't already!) at (N° 688 on the list!)


  28. Great giveaway - I would love to win :) Thanks for giving me the chance.

    A word of caution - your wool seems a little chunky for the crochet hook size - you may need a bigger hook or thinner wool :) Have fun!

  29. I love to read and need to learn to journal more, so your prize would be great!!

    I'm #530. I'm giving away a tatted bookmark.

  30. How exciting that you are jumping into something new! Thanks for offering a fun giveaway! jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

  31. One World One Heart

    Wonderful to visit your blog and meet you. Put my name in your draw, then take a minute to visit my blog, and I will add your name to win one of three prizes.


  32. I would love to win, I love journals!

    Come by my blog to enter my OWOH giveaway also. I'm #590.

    Have a grand OWOH journey,
    hoerauf at comcast dot net

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

  34. I would love to be in your drawing...
    OWOH #502

  35. I just learned to crochet this year. It's very relaxing. Check out I wish I could read like you do. I love to read but can't sit still that long. I read like one book every month, if I am lucky.

    I am so excited to participate in my first OWOH blog tour . I hope I am lucky enough to win.
    please check out my blog

  36. So very nice to meet you, I love visiting all these wonderful blogs and seeing what everyone is working on, there are so many talented people here..

    Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
    Bonnie in Florida

    Visit my blogs
    # 566 and # 567

  37. Hi Im Belinda Nice to meet you .Love your Blog!!
    Please visit mine.My door prize is a OOAK polymer bunting baby
    hugs Belinda

  38. Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

  39. Hi it was nice visiting with you today, I hope you will pop over to my blog for a visit too if you have time

  40. Hi Sheery,
    It's so nice to meet you. I do hope you will come by my blog. I am anxious to see what you crochet. I love that yarn you will be using. It's so rich and cozy looking!
    Please stop by my blog.
    Thank you,
    # 711

  41. I love a blank journal to write and draw in. Please enter me in your giveaway. Can't wait to see some of your crochet projects. Good luck.

  42. I love that you are trying something new for the OWOH! I did too!
    Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

  43. I love to crochet so I would love this.

  44. Hello,it's so nice to meet you, this event is such fun. I would love to win!

  45. Good Luck with the crocheting Sheery! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and joining in with OWOH. Cindy #487

  46. Nice!! Happy OWOH to you, Sheery--stop by and say hi if you get the chance--I'm flying along with you in the OWOH journey!

    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

  47. Hi Sheery, I'm popping in from PA. If I lived near you I'd happily join your book club. I don't have one since moving here 3 years ago. I like that your yarn says quick and easy....that's what I'd need to get my crocheting skills back.
    Sandi #559

  48. I always need journals. I tried to crochet, but I haven't had much luck with it...yet.

    I love seeing all the neat things that people create!

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

    Amy from Pennsylvania (OWOH #520)
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

  49. Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  50. Hi Sheery, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win one of your beautiful journals:-)

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

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  51. Hi Sheery, a journal is a lovely prize. Thanks for the chance to win. Please pop over to my blog and enter mine. #636

  52. Good for you...learning how to crochet. It's something that will stand you in good stead throughout the years. When you've time, please visit Thistle Cove Farm.

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

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

  54. How sweet! I love to read, too...and have more than one book to read all the time! Thanks! Visit me soon, too! ♥ I'm # 389 ! ♥

  55. ..this is ** journal-riffic** thanks for the opportunity.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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

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

  58. Hello Sheery! I love to travel too. I have been to all 50 US states and 19 countries. I still get the gypsy blood in me, but it's too costly these days to go much of anywhere. I remember the first thing that I ever crocheted. I was 8 years old and I made a pot holder. I was having to much fun and it really got way bigger than a pot holder! lol It was blue and hot pink and that was back in 1962! It was wavy but my mom loved it and used it anyway. Some things in life you never forget, but what I had for lunch today, I couldn't tell you . lol Have an awesome OWOH journey and stop by sometime. Wanda in Ohio #220
    needlewings (at) mac (dot) com

  59. Yes, I love journals. it's nice to meet you. I'll be back to visit after the event. :)

  60. Your prize would be perfect for my sons girlfriend as she is learning to crochet!!!! 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

  61. Hello! I am just flying in from OWOH. Please enter my name in your wonderful prize and pop on by my blog if you would like to enter my OWOH giveaway. You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


  62. Oh lovely! I've tried crochet and I'm still not very good at it! So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

  63. Hi! I'm Gracie from mexico city and I learnt how to crochet with youtube videos too! =p internet is amazing isn't it? Now I'm learning how to knit and it seems more difficult but not impossible XD

    Come to visit me if you haven't already!

  64. Hi Sheery! Hope to do some traveling myself one of these much to see. This is nice though, being about to drop in and visit friendly creative people like yourself!

  65. One can never have too many journals. I like to crochet - I find it much easier than knitting and more satisfying as things grow that much quicker.

  66. Isn't wool ease just the greatest stuff to crochet with I love.

  67. Fun! Count me in!
    goodasgoldie at yahoo dot com

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  69. Nice Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

    Please visit my OHOW giveaway:

  70. I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance to stop by my blog is #809

  71. 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,

  72. Thanks for the chance of winning your prize Sheery.

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

    Sherry from England, UK

  73. A generous giveaway! – count me in. Enjoyed your blog – thanks for sharing! Hope you can visit me at 662


  74. Hello from Oregon! Thanks for inviting me to peek around your blog and enter your giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win your journal. Good luck with the crocheting!
    I would love it if you could find time to come to my blog and enter for my door prize also.
    :) Gale

  75. Great giveaway idea. You've already got me beat on the crocheting!

    Thanks for the chance,
    #511 & #515
    onebookshy at yahoo dot com

  76. You have a very warm and inviting blog. I really enjoyed the visit. Everyone can use a good journal. Please enter me in your giveaway and visit me, if you haven't already. I'm number 11 and my information is on my profile page.

  77. Sounds great to me! THanks a bunch!

    Rayna - Minnesota
    northstarshetlands AT
    OWOH blogger #836

  78. It was a pleasure to meet you- I too am an avid reader- Never without a book- almost llike an obsession. In the summer when I am not working, I read about a book every day or two, but not as many in the winter when I have to work every day. I love your bookclub of two:) I am in a bookclub too for the last several years but we have six of us. Please come visit my blog lucky #777 on the ever growing list.

  79. 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.

  80. 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
    OWOH #132

  81. OWOH is so cool. Nice to meet you through your blog. Please count me in for your giveaway. I didn't participate in OWOH as I found out about it too late. However, I am enjoying getting to see all the wonderful artwork. Thanks so much for participating.

  82. Please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


  83. I've enjoyed my visit! I too like to read, but have not done much of that lately. I did just publish my first book, Embellishing Crazy Quilts...and was so excited to see it hit Amazon this month! I love to crochet...but don't do a lot lately. My main interests at present are embroidery, beading, and crazy quilts.

  84. Lovely blog!
    I also plan to learn to crochet this year. I ordered a book from Amazon that looks great, and will watch some Youtube vids. I have tried and failed in the past, but I am DETERMINED!
    I also love art journalling.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011.
    Big hugs from ON, Canada
    blog #51

  85. Greetings from Ohio...we are finally thawing out here. Thanks for the chance to win a journal and your mystery crocheted fun!

  86. Greetings from Ipswich, MA
    I'm glad to meet you. I'm #509

    I'm a jewelry artist, watercolor painter, and over all creative adventurer! And...I'd be honored to have you follow my blog!

    I'd love to win the wool yarn! Please enter me into the OWOH drawing. Thanks!

    I hope you get to visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come any time to chat.

    Hugs¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Linda L

  87. Hello from England :) I would LOVE a journal! Please count me in and visit my giveaway!
    Here's my O.W.O.H. post

  88. Hello Sheery... greetings from Virginia. What a fantastic prize package. Please throw my name in the hat for a chance to win.

    I would love for you to hop on over to my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list.

  89. Congratulations on learning to crochet! I love to crochet because it's usually so much faster than knitting. :)

  90. Hello from Florence, Oregon USA. It is nice to meet you. Please count me in on your giveaway.

  91. Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you. I am having a ball participating in OWOH - isn't this fun! Thanks for the chance to win your awesome giveaway - I love journals! Good luck with your crochet. I started making baby afghans but now I use size 30 thread (sometimes even smaller) and crochet along the edges of is amazing how much a little scallop edge dresses them up ...and people love getting them too!
    ( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
    If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
    # 385
    # 132

  92. 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!


  93. Thanks for the great giveaway. I hope I win. Best wishes...

    annabell_lee_dk (at)

  94. Hi Sheery, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted journal and art supplies. 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.

  95. Your post did make me smile :) I was a scrapbooker too but it sorta got waylaid. I love the sound of your giveaway - If I'm not to late I'd love to enter - thanks for the chance. I’m still flying around the list – did I sneak in under the wire?

    Please feel free to drop by my OWOH post too - it’s open till 5pm UK time today :)

    OWOH #365