Sunday, January 30, 2011

One World,One Heart 2011

Winners have been posted here !
Thank you for all your
comments and encouragement!


Welcome to my blog!
My name is Patsy
and I am from the Philippines!
I like to do mixed media art,
ATCS, sewing, jewelry,
and sometimes I post about my
creative faith journal.

This time I have a story for you:

Legend has it there was
a lovely young maiden who was pining for the moon.

Her father gave her everything she wanted,
but he was in a quandary as to how to get the moon and give it to her.
Now she was spoiled and strong-willed,
and she set off to find the highest ladder she could find.

One evening, she chanced upon a high tower,
and on top of the tower,
she spied a ladder.
She went inside and climbed, and climbed, and climbed.
When she reached the top of the stairway,
there was the ladder.
She hitched her skirts and started climbing the ladder.
It was a very tall ladder.

Indeed it reached the heavens.
But when she saw the moon,
she was sorely disappointed.
It was dark, and dismal and cold.
She sat at the top of the ladder in dismay.
When she looked down in her sorrow,
she could see the earth,
all shimmering like a precious gem.
Frowning, she thought,
"Why, I never thought the earth so beautiful!"
"I've wandered so far from my family,
given up so much, grown old,
lost everything, even time,
in search of something that
merely looked beautiful from afar!"

"I should go back and try to share what I've learned.
We should appreciate what we have,
while we have it,
especially family.

I am afraid my father is dead.
I have been gone away too long!"

So she slowly went down the long ladder,
but slower and not so impatiently as she was
older and grayer and had pain in her joints
and varicose veins.

When she finally reached her home,
she found it in sad disrepair.
Her father they said, had been waiting for her
to come back every single day.
He would stand outside the door in rain, in heat, in snow,
in tornadoes and tsunamis.
Finally he succumbed to the elements
and faded away.

Of course she was devastated,
her heart broke in two.
"Father, I will spend the rest of my life
making it up to you!" she vowed.

So up to this day, there is an old woman,
you may have seen her,
for she goes all around the world,
and tells her story to anyone who will listen,
in the hopes that no one
would be as foolish as she was.
Many have listened,
and her heart has grown stronger and wiser.

So one winner may remember
to appreciate what we have
and not go pining for what we don't,
here is a gold heart necklace which I've put together
especially for One World, One Heart.

Just leave a comment below and
I will pick a winner on Feb. 17
using a random number generator.
This is open to bloggers worldwide.
For more wonderful giveaways,
visit OWOH for the list.

Added:
I forgot that I promised my followers
that they always have a chance
in my giveaways,
so I hurriedly made something
my followers can win-
a brooch with fabric and lace flowers.
You can pin this to a pearl necklace
to dress it up!
Happy OWOH!

240 comments:

  1. Hi Patsy,

    What a wonderful story and OWOH gift! You know I love you and your wonderful blog - count me in, and be sure to visit me when my post goes live!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  2. love the story and the piece you have created for the event.

    Please visit me for a meet and greet and chance to win as WELL when my post goes live on the 30th.

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  3. Beautiful story. Beautiful gift. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  4. What a beautiful story and what a special, gorgeous necklace! what a fantastic giveaway!
    Am enjoying your blog and your art!

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  5. A wonderful story and beautiful giveaway. Please coin me in.
    Thank you for visiting my blog earlier today

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  6. A wonderful story with a strong message! Thank you!

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  7. Lovely story Patsy and I adore your OWOH gift - please count me in and come and pay me a visit here in the UK for my OWOH x

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  8. This is just gorgeous. Love the story and love this necklace.

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  9. That was a beautiful story and such a great reminder to appreciate what we have. Your artwork is lovely and it is a pleasure to meet you.

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  10. I don't think I've ever visited your blog so it's very nice to meet you. Please include my name in your draw and it would be terrific if you could drop by my blog for a visit too. I'm sure I'll be back for another visit. Have fun!!!

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  11. What a beautiful story...
    Love your give-away!

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  12. hi patsy, love the story! thanks for sharing this with us and your wonderful works of {he}arts as well :)

    thanks for dropping by my blog

    Donna
    http://scrappydonna.blogspot.com

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  13. Thank you the for beautifully told story and the pithy reminder to cherish what we have. Please enter me in the giveaway for the pretty necklace and come over and visit me.

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  14. I love the story. I also adore the necklace. Good post!

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  15. Such a good story and reminder to be thankful for what we already have and not want for things we don't really need.
    Your necklace is beautiful.
    Thanks for the offering.

    grammypetals@yahoo.com

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  16. oh Patsy that is a lovely story!!! and I love your message!!!

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  17. What a wonderful story and things we all need to remeber, Whats most important! and such a beautiful heart pendant you created for the OWOH.
    I'd love to be in your draw.
    Hugs Lynn
    Thank you for entering mine!

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  18. Hi Patsy! What a beautiful sad story. Loved reading it! :) Thanks for the chance to win your gorgeous giveaway. :)

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  19. I love the story and your beautiful piece.
    Please come and visit me too!
    http://artsaveslives-paperqueen.blogspot.com

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  20. What a wonderful story and a beautiful gift!

    Keshia
    http://thewigginstribe.blogspot.com/

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  21. Thank you for coming by my blog http://artinmybag.wordpress.com/ and I want to tell you your necklace and blog are adorable!

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  22. What a wonderful story. Love the graphics.

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  23. Cute story and lovely offering of the work of your hands. It would be great to win!

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  24. Lovely story and beautiful necklace! I would love to enter your give away! I am also participating :)

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  25. Hi Patsy....so nice to meet you! I so enjoyed your story & love your gift. Please count me in & drop by my blog if you have a moment. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely piece! xo Diane

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  26. Love the story. This is my first time here. I love your header!

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  27. Hello Patsy..thanks so much for stopping by for One World One Heart. Your necklaces is charming and I will put your name in the pot for my Very Cherry earring giveaway. I hope to get back over to look around your blog somemore once I make it through the hop.
    All the best...
    ´*•.¸(´*•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*´
    ♥•.*.*.*.Cherry*.*.*.•♥
    ♥•.*.*.*.Chick.*.*.*.•♥
    ¸.•*´(¸.•*´♥´*•.¸)´*•.¸

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  28. Lovely story--that is a great gift already.

    Please visit as I am also participating:
    http://LittleAndalucia.com

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    How lovely! I would love to win it!
    Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
    http://rich-witch.blogspot.com
    Be well & wish well,
    RichWitch
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  30. Gorgeous post and a beautiful prize!
    Come visit my blog to see my OWOH giveaway! I'm #50
    www.inspiringadventuresofalwaysinspired

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  31. Oh I loved the story and what a beautiful necklace. Also love your creative header! Please do stop by and say hello!

    Elena of MyQuest

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  32. This is an absolutely beautiful post. And, quite frankly, a gentle reminder of something I needed to hear. Not for tangible things, so much, but other things....anyway...just something I needed to be reminded of today. Thank you for doing that. Your giveaway is a beautiful piece!

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  33. beautiful blog! great giveaway!!
    Belinda

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  34. Patsy, Thanks for your lovely story...It's so true, we must be happy with what we have, it's so precious!!! We must remember this for always!! ...Your heart is wonderful and unique!

    Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with this beautiful give-away... I can only dream it's me!!

    I'm enjoying this OWOH trip around the world, thanks!!

    Greetings from Belgium,
    Saskia :)

    saskia.imbert@telenet.be

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  35. In love with your blog...wonderful giveaway!
    I would love for you to come to mine and follow too...love new followers but most of all I love new friends!
    http://creativeyearnings.blogspot.com/

    {{hugs}}
    Karen

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  36. I love that photo of the earth from the moon.

    Thank you for the chance to be entered in your drawing. :)

    Blessings from Jessica in Colorado
    http://beforethedawn.org/wpblog/?p=2306

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  37. What a beautiful story! And a gorgeous necklace!! I'd love to win it :) Please enter my name into your draw! And pop over to my blog and enter mine, too, if you haven't done so already!

    Greetings from Germany,
    Dagmar #88
    http://quiltmoose.blogspot.com/

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  38. Your giveaway is gorgeous and beautiful, would love to win!
    Hugs from bonny Scotland.
    PS if you have a mo, please come and visit my giveaway too:o)

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  39. 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.
    http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com

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

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  40. Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

    arya_wiese@yahoo.com

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

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  42. Wonderful gift! Happy OWOH, Stefanie

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  43. Lovely necklace! I'm glad I stopped by!

    Jeanie Callaghan
    jeanieatc@gmail.com
    http://jeanieatc.blogspot.com
    I am #249 on the OWOH list

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  44. charming heart necklace to remind us to love our family and friends for they are truly precious!

    conniechiwa@gmail.com

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

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  46. Hailing you from sunny Arizona USA. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you and your art. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura
    http://artfullymusing.blogspot.com

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  47. Hi! 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...
    Kathy
    www.shawkl.com

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  48. AWESOME story, lesson and giveaway! please count me in :) and thanks for visiting me!
    Susan

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  49. Beautiful! Simply beautiful!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney.com
    homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

    My OWOH giveaway:
    http://www.homemakerhoney.com/2011/01/one-world-one-heart-giveaway.html

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  50. I'd love to win your necklace. PLease add my name to the drawing. I want to comment on your very interesting and exciting banner as well.

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  51. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. Everything you make is so wonderful. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
    Jody
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

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  52. beautiful door prize!!..can I take it home with me please!!;^P

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  53. What a wonderful story and gift. Thank you so very much for giving us the chance to win your lovely creation. :)

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. Your necklace and tale are so wonderful. Please include me in your drawing.

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  55. What a wonderful story and beautiful gift.

    thank you

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

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  56. Hi! I'm so happy to see other Filipino's participating! I'm in the US, though :) Your story was wonderful! I hope I win your prize!
    Please feel free to visit my blog (greenestmermaid.blogspot.com - #462 on the OWOH list!) to check out my giveaways :)
    Thank you!
    ~Cecilia
    thegreenestmermaid@gmail.com

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  57. Great Post! 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! creationsbytee@gmail.com

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  58. That's a great story! (I especially like the bit about the varicose veins! lol). I do try to live by that, and when I am grumpy or angry, look around and make myself realize how very lucky I really am.

    The necklace is just lovely... I am keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

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  60. what a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful blog do you have! Through your art I see the love of our beautiful God!
    Thanks,
    Makkie

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  61. Greetings from Alabama ^_^ (waving excitedly from the wings of my muse in my OWOH journey) So happy that my journey brought me to your wonderful world.

    OMGOSH...your heart necklace is beautiful but the story alone is a gift in itself...beautifully written Patsy. Thank you for having such an awesome gift but I truly believe I have already received mine....the gift of friendship!!

    Thank you so much for visiting me and know that your name has been added to the Chazman's glass bowl. (He is guarding it so carefully..hehe)

    Hugs,
    Regi

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  62. What a great giveaway!
    Please include me in the drawing.
    Thank you.

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  63. You have really put together a wonderful story and gift! Include me please. Visit me at #123 in the OWOH event.

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  64. What a lovely story!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    #28 OWOH
    http://spiritmama-art.blogspot.com/

    Blessings,
    Waxela (wa-shay-la)
    aka SpiritMama

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  65. The necklace is so romantic and pretty! I would love to wear it!
    Please visit my Irish giveaway here:
    http://thedote.blogspot.com/2011/01/one-world-one-heart.html
    Micki

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  66. Yea! I'm so glad to be here and to meet you. You have an awesome blog, and I love the adorable matchbox! Come check my blog out sometime. Thanks for entering me in your contest!

    Cherry

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

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  68. Wonderful story, and oh so TRUE.... but, I'd really like to win!! So enter me for your fabulous necklace!!

    I'm #521

    http://cheekradish.blogspot.com

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  69. Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

    What a wonderful story and such beautiful illustrations! I just love this necklace!

    You're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

    Happy Blog Discovery!

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  70. Beautiful story and door prize! Your inner beauty shows in both. Fingers crossed! ; )

    Thank you for stopping by my blog post earlier.

    Janet, Pacific Northwest, USA

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  71. Hi Patsy, so lovely to meet you! I so enjoyed reading your story and yes, we do need to remind ourselves to appreciate what we already have!!

    Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your gorgeous necklace:-)

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

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

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  72. Appreciating living in the here and now- thank you for the reminder!

    I hope you'll drop by both of my giveaways (at Twigs and Tulle and Kindergarten's 3 R's: I'm giving away a mini bunting and some pattern blocks) during this awesome blogging event! Happy OWOH!

    Michaele
    michaelek1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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

    If you have time stop by my blog
    Hoopie

    www.hoopiesart.blogspot.com

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  74. Hello from icy Ohio!
    Great to find your blog! Love everything you do and would love to treasure your creations!
    gabriela OWOH #439

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  75. How beautiful...and filled with meaning! I miss my family and can really take this to heart! Thank you! I hope you'll visit me, too! I'm # 389 !
    http://lavenderdreamstoo.blogspot.com/

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  76. Oh please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at BREATHofART@aol.com. Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at www.breathofart.blogspot.com

    Lezlei

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  77. What a beautiful and meaningful story.Thank-you for the chance to win such a beautiful necklace..
    chrissylytle@yahoo.com
    I'm OWOH #502

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  78. Beautiful story, love the door prize, thank you for the chance to win (and your comment on my blog :-) )

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  79. Such a lovely story and necklace and isn't that story so true. Sometimes we miss right is under our noses.

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  80. Beautiful blog and wonderful necklace! I'm enjoying my worldwide blog tour! If I'm lucky enough to win, please contact me through my blog

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  81. I am so excited to participate in my first OWOH blog tour . Your creativity is lovely. If I am lucky enough to win
    please contact me through my blog

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  82. hiya Patsy What a wonderful gift a creation whihc would be very dearly treasured if i was lucky enough to win.thanks for the chance hope you pop by and vbisit soon
    hugs judex UK

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  83. love the story patsy! count me in your giveaway!

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  84. A sad but true and beautiful story, and such a nice prize. So nice to meet you, I see you are in willowing art course, me too!

    http://MistyMoonCreations.blogspot.com

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  85. Hi Patsy. Great giveaway! I know you from WOYWW, but I still would love to own your piece. Happy OWOH #500

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  86. hi Patsy, thanks for visiting my blog !
    please add me in , your prize is so gorgeous !

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  87. OMGosh, Patsy. This is a wonderful story and all the illustrations are so incredible. You should write children's book. I'm number 11 on the OWOH list.

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  88. Thanks for dropping by my blog and participating in OWOH!! What a touching story thanks for sharing it.
    Have a great OWOH! It's a pleasure meeting you!

    Hugs

    ~Spike #22, 24

    spikelikeart at gmail dot com

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  89. that's a touching yet wonderful story... lovely giveaway too! hope to win :)

    cza[dot]roman at yahoo[dot]com

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  90. Hello Patsy,
    What a beautiful story, I love to join the OWOH give-away!

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  91. So very 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

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  92. sweet blog & lovely offering!
    you are a sweet-heart =)
    please come visit my blog #30 on the list...
    http://rustedwingsstudio.blogspot.com
    blessings & warm hugs from Montana!!
    abigail

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  93. How can we not pine when you are giving away such a beautiful piece? Please enter my name.
    You can visit me at emakaye.blogspot.com for your chance to win.
    Ema

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  94. Hi Patsy,

    I found your story very sad but with a very important message of course. Your necklace is beautiful!
    Thanks for already stopping by my giveaway - good luck.

    Sherry from England, UK (OWOH#133)

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  95. Beautiful story and beautiful necklace.

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  96. wonderful message and blog. have to add you to my list to follow so i can come back and spend more time, please throw my name in! R'Chelle

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  97. What a pretty necklace, but a *sad* story! I’m so glad you stopped by to visit and enter my giveaway! Have fun visiting all the rest of the blogs! -- Laurie

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  98. Oh, I would love to win your beautiful necklace! Please enter me in your giveaway, and stop by my blog to enter mine!

    :) Michelle
    www.myjourneytohope.blogspot.com

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  99. Really cute item!! Thank you so much for the chance to win =D


    Come to enter my giveaway if you have time

    http://rey-gato.blogspot.com/

    Hugs!!!

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  100. What a lovely necklace!

    I would be honored to win.

    isastephanie (at)yahoo (dot) com

    I invite you to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway: www.luluscottage.blogspot.com

    Stephanie

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  101. Sweet story with a tender message. Thanks for sharing and for being part of OWOH!

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  102. Hello from snow-covered Arkansas! It's nice meeting you and checking out your blog. Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to stop by and enter mine, too. #215 on the list.

    Warmest regards,

    Wanda Eash
    Two Crafty Mules
    http://craftymule.blogspot.com

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  103. Patsy, your story is so sweet! Thank you!
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo.com
    http://www.cathyhorner.blogspot.com

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  104. Your necklace is so cool. I love it. Excellent story, as well.

    I love seeing all the neat things that people create!

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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

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  105. Who doesn't need a reminder of the beauty we possess, right here...right now....

    Thank you for the story and offering such a gorgeous necklace!

    Smiles,
    Cameron #83

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  106. 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.

    jacque4u2c.blogspot.com
    jacque4u2c@gmail.com

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  107. Your blog and illustrated story are so special. Your blog has a little bit of everything. The necklace is just lovely too.
    Please include me in your draw and come over to mine #348 and put your name in mine if you wish. Thanks.

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  108. Hello from Oregon. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. The charm is beautiful, but the real art is the story and its telling. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.
    Feel free to stop by my blog and enter mine if you get a few minutes! :) Gale
    http://galevarland.blogspot.com
    gizmo01@charter.net

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  109. This is a lovely giveaway! fernandez.gen@gmail.com

    Please visit my page too:
    thiskidlovesvintage.tumblr.com

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  110. This is a lovely giveaway! fernandez.gen@gmail.com

    Please visit my page too:
    thiskidlovesvintage.tumblr.com

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  111. It's so much fun to visit all different blogs and get to 'know' people from all over the world! So glad you played along with OWOH too - and make me discover your blog! Such a true and lovely story, and you made wonderful images to go with it! You are really talented!!! Love from the Netherlands, Marit (OWOH#501)

    marit [at] maritspaperworld [dot] com

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  112. Thanks for visiting my blog !
    Please add me to your list as well, gorgeous blog you have !

    Joyce
    #206 on the Flying Wings - OWOH
    http://jetdtsetters.blogspot.com

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  113. What a beautiful story. You are very inspiring.

    A big hug from Spain.

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  114. Hello! Your door prize is wonderful!
    I’d love to be a lucky winner!

    Oxana from Moldova
    http://miawoo.blogspot.com/
    fancyscrap at gmail.com

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  115. What a beautiful story you told. The necklace would definitely serve as a perfect reminder

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  116. Your gold heart necklace is beautiful!
    Caryl OWOH #270

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  117. What a great story, and a good reminder, too. Your necklace is really beautiful - thank you for the chance to win it. If you get a minute stop by and visit me at 278. Nice meeting you! Pam

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  118. Thank you for visiting my blog (3AM Designs)! I have enjoyed my visit to your blog - it is such a fun place! I love your story - and your necklace! I am going to add you to my blog roll so that I can be sure to visit often!
    Have fun with OWOH!
    Toni
    tj4heels@gmail.com

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  119. Hello Patsy and what a beautiful story with a real meaning

    I'll be back to visit your blog more often

    Your gift is beautiful and I would be delighted to win and tresuare it

    Please add me into your draw

    Enjoy OWOH

    I'm Hilda from the UK I'm listed at 177 and 727 I hope you have time to visit me

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  120. 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.

    Shaiha
    blogbaby(at)comcast(dot)net
    http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/

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  121. Oh Patsy, what a beautiful, heartfelt story. Yes, I agree, we all have to just stop and appreciate what's around us and be grateful...it took me many years to learn that lesson, but I'm here now and am so blessed.

    Thank you for coming over to my blog and leaving me your very sweet comment...I am cherishing all these wonderful people I've met through this wonderful experience...thank you for coming over and introducing yourself.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Georgina
    lloronaarts.blogspot.com

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  122. Hi sweetie, plz add me to your OWOH giveaway then come see mine #489

    http://dreamsofpurelove.blogspot.com

    bevie2u(at)wildblue(dot)net

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  123. 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:)

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  124. Greetings from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't this fun? What fun story! Your offering is awesome! Please enter me.
    ( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com }
    If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
    # 385 http://stampgram.blogspot.com
    # 132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

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  125. Your story, your art and your heart! Oh my! Just Beautiful Patsy Pat!
    Lovely to meet you here!!
    xox
    Constance

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  126. 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 http://artbeckons.blogspot.com
    OWOH #132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

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  127. Patsy you truely are a woman with heart! That story we need to read every day. Nothing lasts forever and the moment is precious! Your comments on my blog are quite profound. "Thankyou sincerely".
    Now you are in for the win even though you have already won!
    Love, Suzy
    PS I shall return!!!

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  128. yes, we must appreciate and love what we have for all of them are blessings from God. a great story to tell my daughter.

    nice giveaway. it would be perfect for my daughter. good luck to all the participants.

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  129. Thank you for sharing your story and your art, Patsy. I've enjoyed your blog so much I feel like I've already been given a treat!

    Debi of One Heart OWOH 696
    oneheartjewelry@comcast.net

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  130. A lovely necklace, Please count me in!
    xoxo Kim

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  131. What a great insight into your private thoughts, truly a thoughtful story to pass on to the world of "rush hour" 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 :) oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere :)
    http://sunshineshelles.blogspot.com/

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  132. The story is very inspirational and I love this very beautiful necklace!. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this Awesome giveaway! :)

    Itaya
    http://itaya.blogspot.com

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

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  134. I truly love your story and your giveaway, I'm following so I'll be able to come back!
    -Andrea
    stop by my blog
    http://fallingladies-fallingladies.blogspot.com

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  135. Greetings from Vermont.
    Please add my name to your fantastic giveaway, I love the necklace.
    I hope you are having a great time during this OWOH tour, I know I am.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a sunshine day.
    Michele
    http://nookcrannygifts.blogspot.com

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  136. Hello from India, Patsy, and this is a beautiful story. Do you know it is a folk tale, here in India also?
    I must tell you You are so talented and have a beautiful blog and a beautiful door gift
    I just learnt of the wonderful initiative of OWOH, I am too late to give a give away myself but you are welcome to visit my blog.I learnt this is the last year of OWOH, I do so hope and pray someone else takes up the initiative and this beautiful concept does not die out. I would so like to be able to give away a door gift next year.
    My email: lukathewriter (at) gmail (dot) com

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  137. A very pretty necklace
    binafan at hotmail dot com

    http://musingsofamilitarymommy.blogspot.com/

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  138. hello patsy, what a wonderful blog you have full of positive messages thanks for visiting my blog, great giveaway and good luck everyone.

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  139. Such beauty here!Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy
    http://bumblebeelanecottage.blogspot.com/

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  140. Hi Patsy, greetings from Australia.
    Thank you so much for your lovely story and your beautiful paintings that depict it. I really enjoyed visiting your little space here on the net. I would love to be the lucky winner of your lovely jewellery piece. Please come by #9 to say hello.

    Cheers,

    Rob

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  141. Beautiful, and gorgeous make! Nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

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  142. goode wishes to you. That story reminds me of when I was teaching kindergarten...I used it a lot and the students loved it. I would love to have your necklace to remind me OWOH and my teaching days of a lovely story. Please visit my blog soon.
    Carolyn Kight from Michigan, USA

    http://lildarlingsbycarolyn.blogspot.com/2011/01/yeah-one-world-one-heart-starts-today.html#comments

    email: cmkights@tc3net.com

    Another email: carolynleekight@gmail.com (I like this one the best.)

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  143. Hi there, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your very nice comments *smile* What a lovely story and art work. Love your blog and your desk doesn't look messy to me at all LOL that's coming from someone with a huge messy work area LOL

    Happy Creating from Modesto California!

    Aileen~

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  144. Oh you have such a wonderful blog and great give away! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed! loved your story! Visit me too #220 needlewings at mac.com

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  145. HI Patsy... Thank you for visiting my OWOH post and leaving me such a nice comment.
    What a beautiful story - a gift in it's self. Winning your lovely heart would be an added bonus.

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  146. Hi Patsy,

    What a powerful story told in a beautiful way. Thank you for sharing that with me (and the world).

    I love the necklace you made and would love to win it. I hope to return after the whirlwind of OWOH is over. Thanks for visiting me too. Hugs to you from energizeyourcreativity. Diana M

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  147. Greetings from Massachusetts!
    Patsy, your story and art is so very special. I was drawn to your "about me" and had to become a follower. I love that you display your faith. Blessings, Rebecca #393

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  148. This is such a gorgeous story and giveaway. SO lovely. Please count me in!

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  149. This is a wonderful story -- and I love your necklace! Please enter my name into your draw -- thanks so much!
    ~martha (#384)
    (from Toronto :)

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  150. Ciao , :-)
    piacere di conoscerti , veramente bello poter conoscere altre bloggers, la loro creatività ...altri mondi ...
    partecipo nal tuo Giveaway:-))
    ciao Mary

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  151. Hello from windy England! I am wrapped up, warm and loving my blog journey. Thank you for letting me peek into your world, that is such a lovely giveaway with a beautiful sentiment - lovely story! Please count me in and if you get a chance fly on by #404 a warm welcome awaits!

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  152. lovely story and lovely necklace...visit me #49 lori diane

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  153. Ciao Bella! This is my first trip with OWOH and the ride has been amazing! I am so excited to meet you and to see what you create. Thank you for inviting me. if you have time please wander over to my blog and say hello.
    Laura
    http://laura-comito.blogspot.com/

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  154. What a gorgeous heart- it is so lovely and has lots of interesting things to make it unique-
    Thanks for the opportunity to win such a nice prize.
    Have fun on your OWOH journey- there are many wonderful blogs to read.
    Warmest regards from Western Canada,
    Anna
    http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

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  155. Beautiful story and message along with a beautiful token to remember it by! Thank you so much!

    I hope you can stop by and visit my blog as well when you get a moment...there are a few to visit!

    www.thelightifind.blogspot.com (#535)

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  156. Your story, artwork and blog are all beautiful!
    I hope you can stop by, if you haven't already.
    http://wishiniknewhowtoblog.blogspot.com/

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  157. 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

    http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities

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  158. please enter me in your generous giveaway and please come enter mine!

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

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  160. hello Patsy, i have finally reached your blog!

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  161. Very beautiful necklace.

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  162. Your necklace is wonderful! :)

    Welcome to visit my blog as well and enter my little giveaway! Thank you.

    Warm regards
    Susan, nr 471

    susanlotus@gmail.com

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  163. Oh I so love stories like this - one of my all time favourite books is a book of folk tales compiled by Richard Adams. Thank you for sharing both it and the gorgeous necklace gift.

    Please feel free to visit my OWOH Post :)

    Whoopidoo[at]btinternet[dot]com
    OWOH# 365

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  164. Such a great message and so much eye candy on your blog! Thanks for the chance to win that lovely necklace, I hope you'll come visit me too :)

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  165. Thank you so much for already visiting my blog and entering my OWOH contest!!

    I've so enjoyed looking around your beautiful blog and hope to come back to visit often! Your art is beautiful!!

    And I love the that necklace you are giving away!! It's exquisite!!!

    Warm greetings from Savannah!

    Silke (Metamorphosis)

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

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

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  167. Love the story Patsy! Specially the varicose veins! hehe

    Hope you can join in my goodie giveaways as well! :)

    Blessings!
    calej

    calejbitsvyk at gmail dot com
    calej d'art
    http://calej.blogspot.com
    http://twitter.com.calej

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  168. Your story really touched me and even brought a tear to my eye! Your necklace is a wonderful way to remember to count your blessings every day! hugs
    antmee.blogspot

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  169. What wonderful artwork, I really like your quirky sort of style. That story you wove is awesome, I like that sort of creativity.

    limes.sweet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  170. Hello, greetings from Malaysia. Happy OWOH to you.
    I'm also participating in OWOH 2011 and here is my link.
    Please come visit me too!
    http://whimsyloft.com/2011/01/owoh-2011/

    Grace
    whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

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  171. I loved your story, especially all the illustrations you included! And your necklace is a work of art!
    Please stop by and visit me too at:
    http://dragonflydegignstudios.blogspot.com/2011/01/its-time-for-one-world-one-heart.html#comments
    Happy OWOH!
    Stephanie #677

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  172. Your whole post is beautiful! The story, the pictures and the necklace! PLease include me!

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  173. The necklace you created is quite exquisite. Thank you for raffling off such a wonderful piece of art.
    Please stop by my blog at http://designforty-8.blogspot.com/
    Include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks Teri-abella4@att.net

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  174. Hello from southeastern Massachusetts, USA. 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 giveaway. I enjoyed your story.
    Stop and visit my blog #634, as I have several giveaways.
    http://elaineakers.blogspot.com

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  175. Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!
    Willnnabel@catel.net

    Great Story

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  176. Hi Patsy, Thanks for stopping by my blog and for letting me get to know a little about you. Your pendant is lovely and I'd love a chance to win. Thank you. Blessings to you and yours, Mollye

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  177. I really love your story and giveaway....this story hits close to home because I just lost my dad a few weeks ago....luckily we were so close and I kept him close each day. xo Michelle of HippieDog

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

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  179. Hi Patsy, Greetings from Pennsylvania! Thanks so much for visiting my blog - it's great to meet you. Your blog is lovely and I enjoyed your story. Please enter me in your wonderful drawing. Thanks so much!

    Lisa
    http://lisanelsonart.blogspot.com/2011/01/one-world-one-heart-giveaway-mermaid.html

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  180. Hey Patsy, Happy OWOH! Love the heart pendant. What a great giveaway. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH participant 598

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  181. I looked around your blog and am loving your art journal with scripture inspiration...that is what inspires me at your place. There is such a freedom in your work! Count me in your drawing please!

    Blessings,
    Cindy

    Cjfort-artandlife.blogspot.com
    fort[dot]cindy[at]gmail[dot]com

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  182. hi! fantastic givaway! i'm eleni from greece!!!

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  183. Hi Patsy,

    I happened upon your site this evening and i'm sure that is was not by chance. I love that story and all of your scripture artwork. I was really inspired to get started doing something like that. Thanks for all you do.
    God Bless,
    Susan

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  184. Fabulous Giveaway - please include me and do come and visit my blog and enter mine too –if you haven’t already – I am #139 - I will be back for a more leisurely look around your blog after the event :-) – Cheers Britt in Australia

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  185. The story is so wonderfull, and so true--too often we forget to apriciate what we have-
    And you necklace. is so very beautifull- so special, and lovely, I would wear it with joy, and pride, is I should be the lucky person to win!
    Please visit my OWOH-post, dear.
    xo,Dorthe
    denlillelade@mail.tele.dk

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  186. Great giveaway - wonderful story

    Thank you for visting my blog - the antibiotics worked xxx

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  187. Hi Patsy. What a fabulous story, and such a true moral. Thank you for sharing it with us. Your necklace and brooch are very beautiful.

    Please stop by my blog in your travels. I would love for you drop in for a visit.
    *hugs*,
    Jenn
    justjenndesignz.blogspot.com
    justjenndesignz@gmail.com

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  188. Hi there Patsy, greetings from southern california.
    I am so happy my flight on OWOH has brought me to your inspiring blog and your beautiful story and jewelry creations.
    If you get a chance on your journey through OWOH, come spend a few minutes of your valuable time with me #442.
    http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/01/owoh-2011-welcome-welcome.html

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  189. Greetings from Ipswich, Massachusetts. I loved your inspiring touching story. I'm glad to meet you.

    Please enter me into the OWOH give away. I'm #509.

    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 as my OWOH door prize.

    Hugs from Linda L

    http://www.LamoreAllure.blogspot.com
    email - Azurlin@gmail.com

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  190. patsy, I love to visit you on Wednesdays and have really missed 'seeing' you whilst I try to make it to the OWOH blogs, your postign is lovely, as I have coem to expect,

    Best wishes and big hugs,

    thank you for coming by my OWOH post, this is my return visit
    Doone x

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  191. I've3 enjoyed visiting you as part of the OWOH event and bookmarked your blog to come to as you have some beautiful things on here. Do feel free to drop by mine if you like.

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

    ~Donna #792

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  193. beautiful flowers Sweet Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.
    canadianmadeskyy @hotmail.ca

    Please visit my OWOH giveaway:
    http://creativeskyyphotographydesign.blogspot.com/2011/02/one-world-one-heart-2011-giveaway.html

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  194. Great blog...your fabric flowers are beautiful. I would be thrilled to be a winner!

    http://leslie-mylifeandtimes.blogspot.com/

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

    I'm Polinka from France

    come visit me too:
    http://polinka.canalblog.com
    polinka_scrap @ yahoo.fr

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  196. Awesome gift! Great giveaway! I would love to be included in your drawing! Please stop by and enter my giveaway too!
    Coralie (Michigan/USA)

    A Vintage Cottage Home
    OWOH #303

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

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  198. Hi Patsy,

    Thanks for taking so much time to put together a magical OWOH post. :) Thanks also for the chance to win your lovely necklace.

    Greetings from Germany,
    Birgit
    # 66

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  199. Both are stunning- I have tried the fabric flowers but they do not turn out as beautiful as yours. Please add my name to your generous give away and please come visit my blog lucky #777 on the ever growing list.

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  200. I've really enjoyed visiting your blog and reading your wonderful story. Your necklace and flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

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I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy