Saturday, February 12, 2011

One World One Heart

I went back and forth on whether or not to join this, especially after I visited some of the blogs and saw the fantastic door prizes…but what the heck…I’m off this week and can enjoy this…
So here goes….OWOH’s Fifth and Final Year
I have been to many of the participating blogs and their creativity has blown me away…I didn’t think I’d have anything to measure up to, but I finally decided on my door prize…
Husky Bear
ami bear
keira bear
It is an amigurami bear, similar to the ones above. 
So now to tell you about me:  I have been married for 19 years.  I am a fifth grade teacher (10 and 11 year olds) in an urban school district.  I love being a teacher and became one later in life and it’s the only thing I’ve ever done that I totally love…My husband and I were not blessed with our own kids, but I have great nieces and nephews…I love to read, crochet, am learning to knit, I bead and love to learn about new places and traveling…yarn makes me very happy…I like day dates with the Hubs…I’m a sci-fi geek!  Stargate being my favorite, then Farscape, Star Wars, Star Trek, Xena, Buffy, Dr. Who, etc…..I could go on…I like post-apocalyptic stories….I own two birds.   My favorite movies are The Wizard of Oz, Jaws and Pride and Prejudice (I have varied taste!)
So hope you enjoyed your stop and please leave a comment, if you’d like to win a bear….

Edited to add:  This ends on February 17 and I will draw a name when I get up in the morning on Feb 18 and notify the winner....
Edited to add:  My name is Tammy....Gracey was a name given to me by an online teacher friend I met when she was visiting the States a long time involved a dark road on Cape Cod, wet dewy grass and trees and a necessary stop on the side of that dark road.....


Dawn said...

Your giveaway bear is adorable!
I hope you'll check out my blog too
Art of Humungous Proportions.
Best wishes from Canada ~

stampgram said...

Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you. Your little bears are so sweet.
Thanks for participating in OWOH. Please enter me in the drawing for your awesome gift.
If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

The Altered Paper said...

Stopping in from Ky to say hello! This is my first time in this great event. I have visited so many fun and creative blogs during this OWOH journey!Please include me in your door prize giveaway. Thanks, Tee

Yvonne said...

Oh, these little guys are just too cute!

Pop by my blog if you get a chance :)

Susan (Sanna)Burgess said...

awe cute lil bears! I m first so maybe I'll have god luck and win one! Panda is my fav but I love em both. Come visit my blog too please! Sanna

Rain said...

Dear Gracey-(not your name)!--Loved reading about you and the teddies are adorable-please enter me to win! Hope to read and enjoy much more of your blog since I've recently subscribed to it! Have a nice vaca! Keep stitchin, Rain

Tumbleweed Trails said...

It's wonderful that you are a teacher and i can't think of a better age to teach. I have a nephew who just loves Sci-Fi as well. Love your little bears. Crocheting is something I've tried but never mastered. Never could get anything uniform. LOL Have fun during the OWOH event. Thanks for participating.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Cherry said...

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

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Life and Yarn, I just love your little Panda and would like to win it. 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.

New End Studio said...

Hi Gracey is not my name, Nice to meet you, I'm 846 on the OWOH blog list. Please stop by my blog if you have time.

Where is the Tardis when you need him? Who where are you?

Thanks for an entry to your giveaway.

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Hello from beautiful NW Arkansas! It's nice meeting you! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to enter mine, too (if you haven't already.) #215 on the list.

Warmest Regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

JBlanton said...

Greetings from western North Carolina.
You have an awesome blog and giveaway- thanks for the chance to win!

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. or #230 on the OWOH list.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

Hugs, Gayle
my blog:

random thoughts do or di said...

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

s hyler said...

I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing. If you get a chance to stop by I am blog #809

Stitchety Grub said...

what a cool, 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

Anonymous said...

your giveaway is so cute! i am also a teacher (grade 1) and find that it fills my well - the best part about teaching for me is that i get to use my creativity all day at work. it makes it so much fun! thanks for adding me to the hat. come over for a visit! olwyn #827

S. said...

What a lovely giveaway!!! Thank you for your generosity and a chance to win :)
Please stop by my blog, I'm #323. Warm greetings from Mexico~

Miriam said...

Hi from the Netherlands Tammy!

The crocheted bear is adorable, so please enter me in your draw. I am a teacher in primary school, but I am a music specialist. So I am teaching all the children of the whole school for 8 years in a row (4-12 years).

Greetings, Miriam #781

CraftyCripple said...

It's strange to be a follower leaving a normal comment when everyone else seems to have come from OWOH. Maybe I'll check it out. In the meantime I just wanted Ro say I love your bears. Especially the panda. My OH still has his tiny panda from when he was a baby and yours really reminds me of his.

vintage wil said...

Really lovely giveaway!!!

Saskia said...

Oooh... I love amigurumi's, so cute! 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, thanks!

Sweet greetings from Belgium,

nr 214 on the list

Doreen G said...

Please enter me in your giveaway-and do drop by my blog and enter mine.
Regards Doreen

flyingbeader said...

Hello to another Sci-Fi Geek. I really don't watch as much as I use to before I discovered beads! I do enjoy a good read too. I don't have children either, but my dogs are enough for me & I don't have to buy them expensive shoes or send them to college & they might think it, but they can't say NO!

Nice to met you & hope to be able to keep up with you this year.


Janine said...

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

Birgit said...

Hi Tammy,

How lovely to meet you! :)

You surely have a varied taste in movies -- and my taste is equally eclectic. If I had to name just three movies I would choose Tangled, Prince of Persia and Tomb Raider. ;)

I just love amigurami bears -- so sweet! I am sure the bear you will give away is just cute -- thanks for the chance to give the cutie a good new home. :)

Greetings from Germany,
# 66

Barbara said...

Your bear is adorable - please enter my name in your drawing. Also visit my blog and sign in. Many thanks,

Belinda said...

Hi Im Belinda Love your blog .if you get a chance stop by mine #425

Debra said...

Wow what a great giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win! Now off to peruse your blog!

gpc said...

It's so nice to meet you. Your bears are so cute! I hope you will visit my blog, too.

Healing Woman said...

Your bear is wonderful. I'd love to win. Teaching can be challenging but also very rewarding. Glad you found your niche in life-some people never do.

Please fly on over to my blog at number 92 where a clay face planter awaits you.

Warm Wishes,
Cheryl-Healing Woman

Amy said...

Greetings from Northern Virginia, USA. I’d love a chance at your bear! Thanks.
Please feel free to enter my drawing at
OWOH participant #523
avennett AT verizon DOT net

Betty said...

Howdy from Texas! That bear is sooo adorable! Thanks for joining in! You can visit me at #123 in the OWOH event!

Micki said...

I would love to win your bear, as I collect bears. Please visit me at Irish Muses at #678.

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey across the world!

Flowermouse Design said...

Stopping by on my magic carpet for this bloghopping. Nice to meet you!!

Please enter me in your giveaway (my email is in my profile) and stop by my giveaway if you like.

Greetings from Norway

Anonymous said...

Hello from snowy New Hampshire! I really love your blog and your personal bio is wonderful! You should not have been intimidated by the art you are seeing on different blogs - we all start from where we are and grow from that point. The whole point of this blog hop was for us to reach out and meet new art friends, learn some new things, find new art resources and just have fun! I am having fun at your blog sooo...!
I would love to have a chance to win a little bear, one can never have too many bears :D Please do come by my blog to say Hi so I can enter you in my giveaways.
Big snowy hugs,
Beth P (#409)

Hoopie said...

Love the little bears, so creative.

Hoopie OWOH~2011

Mimi said...

The bears are so cute, I would love to win one!

Come on by my blog & enter my OWOH giveaway also, I'm #590.

Enjoy your journey,

Hoerauf at comcast dot net

Aimee Jeffries said...

Ahh don't be so hard on yourself, I would love to have an amigurumi bear! I made a little mini thread bear for my mom, just about drove me, my fingers, and eyes crazy lol. Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)


Hello Tammy! Nice to meet you! I am glad you are a part of OWOH and got in under the wire. My degree is in art and education. Love your sweet little bears! What a great way to share a hug across the internet. Hope you will stop by for a visit. Wanda in Ohio#220

Elizabeth Holcombe said...

Love love love your OWOH give-away! Too cute! Your blog is delightful!~~~XXOO, Beth

Teri said...

Oh your bears are so so sweet!!
Glad I found you! Please include me in your giveaway.
Come visit me at

Thanks Teri

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How cute! This is a precious gift and I know you must enjoy making them! Thanks! I'm # 389 ! ♥

Artseyanne said...

Hi there from Down Under. Hope you are enjoying the ride. Feel free to call on me at #100 if you have a chance.

Mrs Moen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog on your OWOH tour; I'd love to enter your giveaway too; the bears are so cute!
I too have a long time love affair with yarn even though my main medium is fabric I've been knitting up a storm this winter.-)

Kimberly R. said...

I've enjoyed visiting your wonderful blog and would love to enter your giveaway!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

RosA said...

Hi there! Cute teddies! I'd love to win one too. Please put me in yourd raw. Happy OWOH!

Lenora said...

What fun! Please enter me, lucky #870 on the OHOW list, in your give away! I am so excited to visit and explore your blog! Don't forget to enter my draw at HERE by February 17th! Thanks!

Sandi M said...

Hi Tammy, I'm so glad you decided to participate. Your bears are adorable and truly all the door prizes for OWOH are from the heart no matter what we each decide to gift :)
Sandi #559

Holly Days Closet said...

Yarn is my drug of choice as well. I love amigurami I make up bunchs of all kinds of aminals I love crocheting. Thanks for letting me drop by.

BabesbyBarb said...

Hi, it was great visiting with you and your prize is lovely. I hope you can stop in at my blog for a short visit and enter my drawing

Debbie said...

Cute little bears, Tammy! My grandchildren would love one. Thanks for counting me in. When you have a chance, please come visit my OWOH, if you haven't already. I'm #48 - Jerusalem Notes - Fiberwork by Debbie

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

Renee said...


I too, love to crochet and am learning to knit. *smile* I also love to paint, and other crafting. I love children and taught pre school for 11 years. Now I have hopes of teaching creative classes from my own studio. I love your amigurmi bears- and would love a bear too. Thanks for the chance to particpate.

Sarah said...

I'm so excited to be looking at all the great blogs in blogland, thanks for the offering, please include my name!

Tammy said...

Oh I love this youngest son adores bears and this one of a kind bear would be so loved in my house. Thank you for the chance of winning.

Nanbon44 said...

great prize, I am visiting from the Florida Gulf Coast area and it is so nice to meet you.. if you get a chance stop by for a visit.

#566 & 567

Just Jenn Designz said...

Hi Tammy. It is so very nice to meet you. Your Amigurami bears are adorable. Please throw my name into the hat for a chance to win one of your lovely creations.

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

Cheryl said...

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

Sandi said...

I love your bear prize!! I shouldn't be greedy and leave my name because I have two little brown knitted bears that my husband's aunt made for our son. But I love bears and I would treasure yours if I could be so lucky as to win. And I got the answer to my question.....your real name. But you know, Gracey, is a lovely name because long ago my uncle had a girlfriend named Gracie and I thought she was the prettiest, loveliest girl and he broke up with her. He should have checked with me first. LOL!

Judith Johnston said...

Hello from Brighton in the UK from a fellow sci-fi and yarn fan. Your OWOH prize is lovely.

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.

Lemondrop Marie said...

What lovely bears, I am thrilled to enter.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
OWOH giveaway

Beadwright said...

hello it is nice to meet you. I have really enjoyed your blog. Please count me in on your giveway.

Kim Dellow said...

Oh so cute. Nice to meet you. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

Lelia said...

What charming amigurami bear photos! Oh my - adorable.

Please include my name into your drawing - Lelia OWOH 115

Janice Moore-Petty said...

Greetings! I love huggy bears so count me in please! #269

trisha too said...

CUTE bears--I can't knit or crochet, so I always admire the delightful things other people are able to create!

Stop by and say hi if you get the chance; I'm OWOHing along with you.
trishatoo at hotmail dot com

themixiepixie said...

Awww, your bears are adorable! I would love it if I win. Thank you for being a teacher-- the most under-appreciated and underpaid profession on the planet!

Sigrid said...

You have here a very nice Blog. And your Giveawy is great. Please, writes me on your list.
Visits me, nevertheless, also OWOH #646
Greetings from Germany,

janil said...

Lone amugurumis!!!

Greetings from Spain and thanks for the chance!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

jenny said...

Hello Tammy... your giveaway bear is so sweet... what an adorable door prize... please count me in...

Hugs from Australia…
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Hi "Gracey"

I am returning your visit to our blog (#208 on Lisa's fab list) thanks for visiting us!

Please enter us in your prizedraw for the amiguramis too.
PS: Say goodnight Gracie

Elaine Akers said...

Hello from Massachusetts.
Your bear is adorable. I can't knit or crochet, and I so admire those that can.
If you haven't already visit my blog #634.

Gracie "Neky White" said...

Your giveaway is so beautiful!!! I would love to win your amigurumi bear! recently I learnt how to crochet and making amigurumis was the reason for it!
Thanks for the chance to win :D

Gracie, #516 on the list
Hugs !!

PEA said...

Hi Tammy, so lovely to meet you:-) Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win one of your delightful little bears!!

Make sure you come by my blog to enter my own giveaway if you haven't already.

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Diana said...

Hi from Ohio. your bears are darling. I would love to win one :)

Kelly said...

Those bears are fantastic!

I am trying to teach myself to crochet little creatures. So far, I can only crochet things that go in straight lines, like scarves and blankets. This inspires me to get moving on learning other shapes and techniques! :) Thank you for the giveaway!

krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

c5 said...

Surely huggable! :)
My OWOH entry at Global Recycled Products.

Daydream Studios said...

Beautiful work!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

My youngest Grand has a Birthday the 25th of Feb. She would love this. Her house burned last year and she lost all of her stuffed animals.

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(if you have not done so already). You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


Sunshineshelle said...

Oh you are too cute, teddies & scifi!!! My whole family dressed up & went to Supanova a scifi, manga, anime, comic geek fest last year & we are unashamedly heading off to BrisVegas (that's Brisbane Australia) for the weekend to attend this year too!! Too Cool!! I'm pleased to meet you fellow Trekkie (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia - they filmed Farscape here) If you have time (I don't think I've seen you visit, but could be just dazed from dancing around the world LOL) 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 :) that'd be cool! Now let's enjoy this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :) It's bigger than the remake of Battlestar Galactica, better go, there's lot's more blogs & I feel like I'm in a marathon (or maybe 'Lost in Space' LOL)!! Up, UP & AWAAAAAAY!!

Tess said...

Awww! Such cute bears. Count me in pleases,

CathyH said...

Hi Tammy, glad you joined OWOH. I love your bears,especially the colorful one!
cathyguitarteacher-77 at

ziggy stardust said...

so adorable! what a sweet giveaway! Please add me to the draw!


'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

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

wildmtnrose at gmail dot com

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a warm and enjoyable blog and your bears are adorable. I really enjoyed my quick look around. 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.

Anonymous said...

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

Simply Debbie said...


Anna Circo said...

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

Carolyn or Connee said...

Lovely blog and lovely giveaways…I hope I win. I have been collecting bears since I was a teenager...I would love to add one of yours to my collection.
Carolyn Kight Michigan USA
My blogs in OWOH

another email (I like this one the best.)

Tiina said...

Hi, greetings from a snowy and cold Sweden! You have so muck lovely to read and look at on your blog. please enter my name into your draw. Tiina

Elena said...

Glad you decided to join after all. Very pretty bears! Elena of MyQuest

Villa-loredana said...

Hello dear, thanks for stopping and visit my blog. You are welcome whenever you come to Croatia agani. Loredana

Carmen said...

Your bear are so sweet, I'm glad you decided to join in after all :) Thank you for the chance to win - Please feel free to drop by my OWOH post too :)

OWOH #365

HippieDog said...

Very sweet little creations :) So nice to meet you! Take care, Michelle of HippieDog #15

Kathy said...

Hi Tammy.. cute giveaway.. lovely to meet you.. thank you for stopping by for a visit..
# 617

Dianne said...

Homemade bears are the best!
Please enter my name in your draw and come on over to mine-#348 and add your name if you wish. Thanks and Good Luck!

The Holleys said...

I'd like to join your giveaway! It's really cute.

Tami said...

Catching up on these last entries. The little bears are so cute.

Lezlei Ann Young said...

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


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Tammy!
Hello from New York! Your hand made bear give aways are adorable! I'd love to win one for my grandson. It's nice to find your lovely blog.

My OWOH give away:

Marcia said...

I would love a chance to win one of your lovely prizes. I love your bears! Nice to meet you through OWOH! :) Marcia-- visit my blog too:

My email is marciadotcom @

Jingle said...

Well, let's see...Love Stargate, Love Farscape, Love Dr. Who, Love didn't mention Firefly, though....but surely with a list like that.....Here's hopin'! LOL! We could totally hang out and have a great time! Your bears are fabulous! jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

Que Bella said...

Hey Tammy, It's so delightful to meet you via OWOH. I used to watch Buffy every week. I don't know which Pride and Prejudice movie you like, but my fave is the one with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. Your bears are adorable. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH #598

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!


Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! Thanks for letting me peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Please feel free to come to my blog and enter for my doorprize as well!
:) Gale OWOH #473

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!!

Barbara said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I would love an Amigurumi bear. I've made one myself, but different from yours. I crochet also in addition to gourd art.

Hugs XX Barbara

LamoreAllure said...

Greetings from Ipswich, MA USA
I'm glad to meet you.

I'm a jewelry artist of sorts, a watercolor painter, an upcycler, and an over all creative adventurer!

I'd be honored for you to follow my blog!

Please enter me into the OWOH give away. I hope you can visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come chat any time.

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

Angela Kennedy said...

I love your bears! I hope I win. So nice to meet you!!!

Leila West said...

Such a cool prize! It's so nice to meet you, thank you for commenting on my post :-)

Anonymous said...

I like your rhombus at the top of the page...I think that is what it is called!
Please add me to your sweet giveaway.
Teresa in California
I can be found at: Cloth and Clay doll ning; MAIDA doll ning in the Izannah Walker doll workshop; and in Odd-dolls with Pattee

Mallory said...

Very cute! Count me in :)

Anonymous said...

I wish I could knit, corchet but it is a skill I have never learned
I am T'Rina at
trinaxxl @ Yahoo . com

Susanna said...

well giving those things away will give a blog overload!!
Nice to meet you! What a way meeting people from the world!! Fantastic!
Thanks for visiting me!
Love from Zutphen, the Netherlands.

Wendy said...

Hello and it is wonderful to meet you. I loved taking a little visit through your blog and hope to come back for more. I would love to be part of your OWOH giveaway. So exciting. Please do drop in for a visit with me during your journey.
wishes and whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

Sharon said...

Hi Gracey my name is Sharon and Ihale from TN it is so nice to meet you. And yes I am glad you joined because after all a handmade gift is the gift itself not how gorgeous it is or beautiful or whatever it is the fact that you made it and I would be proud to have one of your bears. I have joined you as a follower and I hope we get to chat at one time.

Tracey said...

Oh how lovely ... and what a sweet prize! :)
Your blog is wonderful, so I'll very happily add my name to the mix of potential winners! :)

littlepurpleroom said...

My fifth grade teacher is the one teacher that affected my life the most. I loved her, as a foster child I had a hard time fitting in and she saw my potential and took an interest. I worked in her families store after school and she taught me a work ethic, responsibility, and pride in myself. I will never forget her. I went back and saw her about 14 years ago. She was in her 80's. She remembered me and was so happy that I came to visit.

Thank you for a delightful visit. I also looked at your other blog.
Love the Booga bag.

Thanks for coming by Turn Left at the Pigs, and yes, I will be listing the "Metal Head' earrings haha, this weekend.