Wanted to let everyone know about this amazing event, "One World-One Heart", that I am participating in. This event is run to encourage bloggers from all over the world to connect with one another. As of today, there are more than 400 participants! To participate in this event you must be a blogger, you must post it on your blog with the link and logo, and have a give-away. Come on and join the fun. The event will run through February 11, 2009, with winners to be announced and emailed on February 12, 2009. To enter the give-away contest, simply leave a comment on this page. The winner will be announced and emailed to on February 12. Oh, you want to know what the gift is? Hmmmm, should I keep you all in suspense? No, that would be too mean! Patricia Rose will be awarding a sampler pack of four of our potpourris with one of our beautiful hand embroidered sachets included. Good Luck, Can't wait to meet you all.
Below is an excerpt from the One World-One Heart website to explain this event far better than I ever can!
The whole idea behind doing this and trying to get as many as possible to join in, was and is to meet new and wonderful people. Bloggers come from all walks of life, all socioeconomic backgrounds, all areas of the world, female, male......some are artists exclusively, some dabble, some are professionals in various areas, some are stay at home parents, some are teachers, some are very young and some are up in years. The common denominator in blogging is that we all have stories to tell....be it through visual means or life stories or the day-to-day or art work or handwork of varying kinds or poetry and journaling. We can be inspired or inspire others by finding a blog and taking the time to read/see someones story. Often times a spark happens....this palpable spark of recognition through kindred understanding and shared passions in life. It is in those times when we take a moment to comment and comment again.......when those comments are reciprocated a discovery is made that we share commonalities which connect us sight unseen. Sometimes we may live on separate continents or at either end of the same country or even discover you hail from the same general area. By paying attention, by connecting with others, we are creating a circle of amazing individuals who can literally enhance our lives and we can enhance theirs.
The giveaway portion is like hosting an open house......as if we were all living in this gigantic neighborhood where once a year we visit homes to meet, reacquaint and get to know one another. At each home there are samplings of goodies that you have a chance to take home like a door prize. You leave your name and at some point each home chooses a winner or winners......and now you not only have met a new "neighbor" and you've seen where they live.....you have something that someone lovingly chose to give..... AND visa versa.
Click on the logo to join up and participate!