Sunday, January 30, 2011

OWOH 2011!

Wow, has it already been a year since last years OWOH? I'm so happy to be able to take part again this year, how could I not since sadly it is the last one.
My name is Lynn and I live in NW Washington with my husband and son. Most of my time is taken up by homeschooling and attempting to (unsuccessfully) maintain my home. More than occasionally I will let the dirty dishes and laundry sit undone so I can do things like paint, embroider, sew, or some other crafty/artistic endeavor, or just sit and read blogs or watch movies. More than not I'm drawn to things a little rough around the edges and a bit dark.

My Giveaway for this event is this small hand embroidered butterfly that I made. (about 3 inches across)

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post.
You don't have to be taking part in OWOH to enter, but you must have a blog.
Also I will need a way to contact you if you win =)

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I can't wait to do some blog hopping myself.

For a list of other bloggers taking part in this event click ->HERE.

Also I'd like to say a special thanks to Lisa Swifka for once again putting together this event, what a huge undertaking it must be!

Do stop by again sometime.


vintage wil said...

Its beautiful!lovely giveaway!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...


AlwaysInspired said...

This is beautiful! I love hand embroidered pieces.
Come visit my blog to see my OWOH giveaway! I'm #50

Jingle said...

This butterfly is truly gorgeous1 I love the colors! So pretty! I hope you get a chance to enter my giveaway, too! jinglesells at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

How lovely! I would love to win it!
Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
Be well & wish well,

Karen Taylor said...

In love with your blog...wonderful giveaway!
I would love for you to come to mine and follow new followers but most of all I love new friends!


Rosie said...

Hello from Germany. It's nice to meet you. Your door prize is great. Thanks for entering me in your contest. Please visit my Blog too. I'm #116 on the flying wings

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Hi there! Great blog you've got here. So glad to meet you and I hope you are having fun at the OWOH, I know I am! Hugs!


Belinda said...

beautiful blog! great giveaway!!

Palma said...

Hi! Such a beautiful giveaway! I have a butterfly tattoo :) COUNT ME IN,PLEASE!

Join in mine, if you like ♥

Jorgelina said...

Great giveaway!!
Please count me -thanks

Diane said...

Lovely work!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

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.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw. Hugs, Gayle.

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Your embroidery work is just stunning! I'm so glad I stopped by!

Jeanie Callaghan
I am #249 on the OWOH list

Homemaker Honey said...

G'Day from Brisbane! Love the blue butterfly. Living in Queensland I have them fluttering around my backyard every day. Beautiful!

homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

My OWOH giveaway:

shawkl said...

Your butterfly is nice...and would make a good addition to a woodland fairy crazy quilt block! So...This is me waving my hand from Alabama, USA! Pick me, pick me! Happy OWOH to ya! When you have some time...come visit me too! Your blog is really cool! Oh, and so is your prize...

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. It's so nice to meet you. The butterfly is great. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Healing Woman said...

There is nothing so wonderful like hand embroidery. Yours is great. I'd love to win it. PLease enter my name to the draw.

Cheryl said...

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

The Altered Paper said...

Count me in for your OWOH Door Prize Please! This is my first time participating in this great event! So Many Creative Bloggers Out Here!

antmee said...

So pretty! Would love to admire this daily so please count me in your draw!

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Rein said...

Love your butterfly!

feel free to come over to my blog.

Megan Chamberlain said...

Beautiful butterfly, it must have taken you hours to embroider.
It is lovely to meet you and I am enjoying reading your blog.

Janine said...

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

Micki said...

Your embroidery work is exquisite. Thanks for giving me the chance. Please visit my Irish Giveaway here:

Maggi said...

Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

What a perfect butterfly, so pretty! You sound like me, tons of housework goes by the wayside when I'm creating (or just don't wanna) LOL Nice to meet you!

You're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

Happy Blog Discovery!

Tara... said...

oooh what a gorgeous little butterfly - its lovely! I would love to be the proud owner, please do count me in. Now to check out your blog! Enjoy OWOH x

Betty said...

How very lovely! Please include me! Visit me at #123 for my giveaways.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How pretty! Thank you! Please come by to visit me, too! ♥ I'm #389 !

Xela said...

Fantastic giveaway. Please add my name.
Greetings from Germany

Ksenia said...

Hello! Your door prize is wonderful!
The butterfly is gorgeous! I’d love to be a lucky winner!

Oxana from Moldova
fancyscrap at

PEA said...

Hi Lynn, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win gorgeous embroidered butterfly:-)

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

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

FairlyGirly said...

A beautiful butterfly, that would look right at home on my blog!, thanks for the chance to win in your OWOH giveaway.

Please stop by at mine #636

Hoopie said...

Enjoyed visiting your Blog. Thanks for being part of OWOH .

If you have time stop by my blog

Christina said...

This is gorgeous, and I love butterflies... I would be thrilled to win your prize. I'm OWOH participant #502, would love for you to visit me..

Mimi said...

Oh it's lovely, I would love to own it!

Please stop by my blog and enter my OWOH giveaway also! I'm #590.

hoerauf at comcast dot net


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Visiting from NY State! Happy OWOH! The butterfly is sweet & I'd love a chance to win. I hope you have a chance to stop by my blog & enter my giveaway, too! #331

Karla Rosendall said...

Beautiful work!

Gabriela said...

hello from Ohio! I am glad to meet you here! I love your gift and will check your blog more carefully and often!
Gabriela OWOH #439

Antonella said...

Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway - your hand embroidered butterfly is beautiful!!
Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

Aimee Jeffries said...

Beautiful! Happy OWOH! Nice to meet you :)

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Oh 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


Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hello Lynn, it's a pleasure to meet you. Happy OWOH! I have tried to embroider but I'm not all that great at it. So, I really appreciate those who do! Your butterfly is so beautiful - I adore butterflies so much. I warmly invite you to visit with me:
Sincerely, Theresa

Rusted Wings said...

sweet blog & lovely offering!
please come visit my blog #30 on the list...
blessings & warm hugs from Montana!!

CathyH said...

Hi Lynn! What a beautiful blue butterfly, thank you so much for making it!
cathyguitarteacher-77 at

Stephanie said...

I love butterflies so much!!

I relate to the housework comment...I can always think of something better to do!!

I would be honored to win!

Please enter me in your drawing.


I invite you to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway:

Take Care,

Northern California

Digital Misfit said...

Beautiful butterfly!
I love hand embroidered art.
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
hugs from ON, Canada

My Journey to Hope said...

I would love to win your beautiful butterfly! Embroidery is one of my favorite things! Please enter me in your giveaway, and stop by my blog to enter mine!

:) Michelle

Cameron said...

That is just so pretty! I'd love the chance to win :)

...and I hear you about the many other fun things to do least when a painting or craft gets done, it's done...unlike dishes and laundry...haha!

Cameron #83
email is on my blog :)

Sussie said...

Sweet butterly!
Count me in!
Welcome to my blog!
Warm regards and thanks

nfmgirl said...

I've done cross-stitch, but never embroidery. Just lovely! Please count me in. Thanks so much!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

yoborobo said...

That is a gorgeous butterfly! Thank you for the chance to win it. :) If you get a chance, stop by and see me at #278 and enter my giveaway, too! Pam

Nanbon44 said...

So nice to meet you, Please enter my name in your lovely giveaway- Bonnie in Florida
Bonnie ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com
Blogs #566 and #567 USA

Beadwright said...

Hello it is nice to meet you. You have a lovely blog.

Gracie "Neky White" said...

Your giveaway is so beautiful!!! I would love to win something so special!
Thanks for the chance to win :D

Come to enter my giveaway if you have time!

Hugs !!

Minxy said...

I adore moths and butterflies so would love to win your door prize
Happy OWOH
hugs Minxy
my e'mail is on my blog should i be the lucky one :D

Atypical Girl said...

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

GraceBeading said...

I love butterflies and I love embroidery - put them together = Jackpot! I'd be thrilled to offer your handiwork a new home.

Thanks so much for the chance,
#399 - come see me!

Melanie said...

Very beautiful! Nice to meet you at OWOH
thecreatorspalette at gmail dot com

I'm #14

Caroline said...

Beautiful butterfly! Please enter me :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful piece you have created!!! Your work is breathtaking....I am your newest follower. I hope you'll come visit my blog too!

MissMary said...

I have yet to acquire the patience for this kind of embroidery. Hand-sewing? Certainly. Hand tracing and cutting hundreds of quilt pieces (yes, there are old-fashioned 20-somethings still around, and no, we're not all Amish ;-D), sure, but fiddley embroidery? I applaud you.

Dianne said...

How lovely is this? I love the blue.
Please include me in your draw and come over to mine #348 and put your name in mine if you wish. Thanks.

jacque4u2c said...

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.

Yvonne said...

Beautiful embroidery!

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Pleasanton, California

Please enter me in your giveaway -
your prize is lovely -

If you have time to visit me at:::

I am giving away 7 different things

& if you want, please join my blog too!

Thanks for the entry & consideration

Blessings ♥ tere

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. The butterfly is gorgeous.
Feel free to stop by my blog and enter mine if you get a few minutes! :) Gale

Sunshineshelle said...

Hi Lynn! No wonder you have no time left for house maintenance, home schooling must take lot's of time & let's face it be more rewarding :) By the way I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) If you have time I'd love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post too :) One World One Heart... It's a marathon BUT SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Lynn!!! Finallly, I'm here!! whew... I am going cross eyed reading all these posts and answering all the comments on mine. I'm so fair... I am going in order received haha. I am realizing I should've gone straight to all my good buddies first (that would include you!) Wow! we really do have a lot of similarities don't we? I love your new profile picture.

You're giving away your butterfly! I've admired that for a while, I hope I'm lucky!!

Your post turned out great.
Keep plowing chicky. Luv's ya,

Gen said...

This is a lovely giveaway!

Please visit my page too:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What talent you have and what patience, too. Love the butterfly. I'm # 11, and would love to have you stop by if you haven't already.

crafty creations said...

beautiful unusual piece - please add me I will treasure it - here's hoping

Hilda 177 UK

Mallory said...

So cute! Count me in!
goodasgoldie at yahoo dot com

stampgram said...

What a sweet butterfly! Your embroidery is lovely. I enjoyed seeing your blog. I will be back to browse some more when the event is over! Please enter me in your drawing.
If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

M Ann M said...

What a lovely giveaway. Thanks for participating!

Shaiha said...

Oh what an awesome giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing.

I am also joining in the fun. Be sure to stop by and say hi. I am number 650.


cottageprims said...

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

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful butterfly - what a truly special gift to celebrate this last flying adventure with OWOH. So kind and generous!
hugs Jo xx #263

Fallingladies said...

Beautiful butterfly!
stop by my blog as well...

WondrousStrange said...

One World One Heart is such a fun way for all of us to connect. How I would love to own your lovely creation. Count me in:) Come by to see me at #234 when you have time:)

Beckie Holso said...

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

Divya said...

very creative work, would love to win :)
my blog:-
India :)

Holly said...

Your butterfly is beautiful! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Donna said...

Such a lovely blog and a fun giveaway. Please enter me and thank you!

JDConwell said...

I think there's a term for us...Art Slobs. Not really slobs, we just have creative priorities! :~)
Thank you for sharing your beautiful embroidery.
Hermits' Garden

rebecca's rainbow kisses said...

Hello from Massachusetts! Your work is lovely. I wandered around your blog and read some of your posts. You have a wonderful sense of humor. I had to become a follower :)
Blessings in the journey, Rebecca #393

Danielle said...

very pretty butterfly!
binafan at hotmail dot com

Kim Dellow said...

Great stitching! Nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

Teri said...

This butterfly is gorgeous. Please visit me at

Have fun journeying in blogland!!


Carol said...

Your butterfly is beautiful.

OWOH hugs.
Carol H.


Oh you have such a wonderful blog and precious little give away! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed! Visit me too #220 needlewings at

Deedra said...

Such a beautiful butterfly! Please count me in!

ladybug said...

Hope that you are enjoying your 'hopping' as much as I am!

Love your work! and I look forward to wandering through your blog more in the days to come.

I hope you get the chance to come by and visit my site as well!

Wendy said...

Hello and so glad to meet you. Happy OWOH. Would love to be part of your wonderful giveaway. Please stop by during your journey through blogland.
Wishes and Whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

Connie said...

very pretty butterfly! please come enter mine too!

Keisha said...

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

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

B @ Sweet Limes said...

What a wonderful butterfly.


Susan said...

Hi Lynn, what a lovely little butterfly, is that fuzzy fabric it is on? very cool! Please count me, and come visit #209,
Susan (Pieces of fate)

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

Such a beautiful butterfly, I would be honored to be the winner. Thank you for the opportunity and do stop at my blog and enter my drawing:)

Debra said...

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

jonaks said...

it is gorgeous! happy owoh! said...

Hello, I'm Grace from Malaysia. It's nice to meet you!
I'm also participating in OWOH 2011 and here is my link.
Please come visit me too!

whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

Elaine Akers said...

Hello from southeastern Massachusetts.I enjoyed looking thru your blog. I will be back after OWOH is over to spend more time. Thanks for the opportunity of winning your lovely butterfly giveaway. I am sick of snow and can't wait to see the flowers and butterflies return.
Stop and visit my blog #634, as I have several giveaways.

Tahnya Marie said...

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. :)


Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Pretty Butterfly!!! Please include in me in your drawing and come enter mine too!
Happy OWOH Days!
Coralie (Michigan/USA)

A Vintage Cottage Home
OWOH #303

P.S. (I'm your newest follower...maybe you'll come join me too!)

Lisa W. said...

So nice to meet you. Love your giveaway! Count me in! I would love for you to visit me at #597

s hyler said...

I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing. Please stop by my blog #809 for a chance to win my door prize.

Jules@OneBookShy said...

Thank you for the chance to win this gorgeous piece. I love embroidery and enjoyed it with my mom and grandmother.

onebookshy at yahoo dot com

Annie said...

Love your butterfly!!!! 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

Meg said...

What a pretty butterfly!

Holly Days Closet said...

You are very talented. So wish I could do that. I love the butterfly.

Ukka said...

Ooooh gorgeous blog candy. Thank you for the chance to win!
(my email is in my profile)
Greetings from Russia,

Marie S said...

Hi Lynn, greetings from Southern California. I am so glad to stop by here on this OWOH flight.
Thank you for your wonderful blog and your beautiful butterfly. If you get a chance on your journey come by my place and spend a moment of you precious time with me.

Azurlin said...

Greetings from Ipswich, Ma.
Please enter me into the OWOH give away. Beautiful gift!

I'd love to have you visit my blog and have a look around, too. I'm offering a shabby chic denim necklace from my ReStyle Studios.

Hugs from Linda L
email -

JBlanton said...

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

SharDon Exclusives said...

I hope you are enjoying your OWOH ride! There are sooo many creative and wonderful ladies out there that it amazes me...

polinka said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!! :)
Thanks for the chance to win!!!

I'm Polinka from France
polinka_scrap @

Paula said...

Oh, what beautiful work you do! I would be honored to win this beautiful butterfly. I can see him on display in my sewing room...he's perfect. Thanks so much for the chance to win! Hope you'll drop by and visit me, as well!


averilpam said...

Wow, your embroidery is gorgeous!

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


Lauren said...

Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!

Chelle 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!


mom of 3rd culture kids said...

Hello from Thailand! that's such a cute piece.. Oh, I'm homeschooling my daughter too and I have a little preschooler at home.. I still have to find time to do my art..but I will, soon...

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

laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (dot) com

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...


That would be so perfect in my butterfly bathroom...hope it comes to love with me.

BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
Southern Illinois, USA
prpldy (at) comcast dot net

Susan Faye said...

Greetings from Oregon, USA! Your embroidery is so pretty! Stop by and say hi at my OWOH post if you haven't already...I'm # 457 All the best, Susan Faye

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Lynn, I would love to win your beautifully crafted embroidery butterfly. Count me in! 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.

Lululiz said...

The embroidery is beautifully done. Thank you for the chance of winning this gorgeous butterfly. Liz (831)

Laurie said...

I really love the little pieces of embroidery you have in your Etsy shop! Your butterfly is pretty, too. I hope you'll have a moment to pop by my blog to say "hi" and enter my OWOH giveaway, #45 on the list! Enjoy the rest of the event!

Miriam said...

What fun to find another embroiderer on the OWOH-tour! Please add me to your drawing.

Greetings from the Netherlands, Miriam #781

Rough Seas Designs said...

I would like to have my name submitted for a chance to win your drawing!

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

Thanks so much!!

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Best wishes...

annabell_lee_dk (at)

janil said...

I?d wish hang it in my walls!!! It's lovely!!!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es
Greetings from Spain!!!

Anna Circo said...

Greetings from southern California. Love your amazing giveaway. Please add me to your hat. I'm flying in during the final hours of OWOH. Thank you and cheers!

angelself said...

Your work is just 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

Joyce van der Lely said...

I'm late, I'm late, this blog hopping is great fun, but I am running out of time....
Yes, please add me to your beautiful give away !
I love Butterflies !!

and visit mine if you still have some time....

#206 - OWOH