Monday, January 19, 2009

One World One Heart Give-Away

I have been surfing the web today cheeking out all the blogs and having so much fun that I have decided that I wanted to join in with the One World One Heart Blogger Event.


Take a look at Lisa Oceandreamer Swifka OWOH site, There you will find a long list of participants whom you can visit and maybe win a prize! This is a wonderful way to discover new blogs, and find new artists.

I will be teaching how to make these lovely little poetry pinafores at ArtFiberFest June 24th - 28th 2009 in Portland Oregon.

But one lucky winner can have there very own custom made poetry dress!

(This dress is 13 inches by 14 inches)

In order to be eligible to win your own custom poetry dress much like this one,
you MUST leave a comment
this post
with A poem, word or quoit
that you would like on your dress if you happen to be the lucky winner!

(please make sure your words are between 1 to 28 words)

When posting, be sure to include your email address on the body of your comment.

My contest ends on February 11th and only one entry per person. The winner will be announced on February 12th.

Also take a look over at A Charming Exchange for a chance to win some jewelry made By myself and Kelly Snelling

Good Luck!



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daydreamstudios said...

What a cutie. I would live to give it a home! Please count me in.

craftyhala said...

How sweet is that? I love it.

Bella Modiste said...

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be-Abraham Lincoln

GORGEOUS!!!!! Please enter me in your drawing! I’ll be making my OWOH post later tonight..time got away from me!
The Bella Modiste

Tammy said...

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Hello! I just adore this little poem dress! How clever! I would so love to give it a nice home here in my cottage. Please enter me in your drawing and come see mine.

Anonymous said...

This is really lovely. If I were to win, I'd love these words on it:

Maternal love was kindled that sweet hour,
Burned deeper o’er the coming years replete.
Love multiplied sixfold drew greater power,
‘Til all her children flourished in its heat.

It's from a poem I wrote for my mother a few years ago.


Fran Saperstein said...

Lovely! Please enter my name. I love Marge Piercy. These words from "Colors Passing Through Us" would be perfect, i think:
"Every day I will give you a color,
like a new flower in a bud vase
on your desk. Every day
I will paint you"

darlene aKa HugGeR said...

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming.

-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Tina- said...

oh how pretty. would love to be entered in the drawing. stop by and see me too.
one of my fave quotes "I dream of a world... where a chicken can cross the road without their motives being questioned"

Sherry Goodloe said...

Ooooh a custom made poetry dress - made by YOU! That would be sooo special.

Please enter me in your OWOH giveaway. And when you get a chance, if you haven't done so already, stop by and enter mine as well. I'm #73 GOT ART?

My quote: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us"

Peggy Alborn said...

charming! "We can do no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those." Mother Theresa

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Elizabeth said...

Very creative and unique.
My simple and oh so important quote...

Follow your dreams!


Teresa said...

What a beautiful giveaway!
If I were to win, I'd choose this quote from Desiderata:

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

Kelly said...

to quote a girl i know, "pick me! pick ME!" hee, hee. and if you do pick me ('cause, except that cancer thing, i really am very lucky) you have to let me win the prize. none of that Oh no one will believe it wasn't rigged nonsense. hee. okay, i don't think the whole poem will fit so i'm just adding the end part. it's the poem i wrote for which i named my blog: "i am awakening.
i am becoming.
i am transforming.
i am soul humming."
the pinafore is adorable! lucky, lucky!

Andria said...

I think this is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! The quote I would like is:

Hope is a waking dream. --Aristotle

MizCarla said...

ooohh Please enter my name for a chance to win this pretty Miz Ruth!

Whimsical Creations said...

The dress is really pretty! Fabulous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!
=) melanie
melanieadey at hotmail dot com


live love laugh

Rosa said...

Let us greet one another with a smile, always.

LW said...

Love this wonderful give-away...

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
Dr. Seuss

thank you,

Patti G. said...

Ruth my sweet sister,
Count me in on a possiblity to win a poetry dress from you! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh the FUN!!!!!
My words........
"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life."
This is a few more than 28 dear maybe I can come up with something else IF I am chosen!

Tanya Peacock said...

"Be careful to entertain strangers for thereby some have entertained angels unaware." Hebrews 13:2

These would be the perfect words on this adorable little dress!

Tanya Peacock

Anonymous said...

How sweet! That would deserve a place of honor! Thanks for participating, it makes it so fun to have so many places to visit. Do stop by and enter mine too.

Beth Quinn said...

hi ruth !!!! i would love love to win!! since i am all about the "she" i would love to use
quote : " she was an artist and her life was her canvas "

ps. I saw you were at artistic affaire - marie , so upset i missed all you girls !!!

Shoozles said...

I am a huge Fan :)

This ones for the torn down, the experts at the fall, come on friends get up now, your not alone at all.

Hope you will visit my giveaway

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Ruth,

It was lovely to see you again the other weekend at Kim's "Marie" event. I hope to see you again in '09.

Wishing you all the best,


Christine said...

How great would it be to have one of your originals with a quote of my choice!! One of my favorites (that happens to be at the top of my blog) is by Anais Nin~

"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom".

Latharia said...

How cool!! Please do enter me in your drawing! :)

The quote I offer up for contemplation is:

“How does one become a butterfly?" she asked. "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”

Also, please visit my blog to enter mine! In the happy event that I win, you can reach me through my blog or email me at latharia[at]comcast[dot]net. :)

barbara burkard said...

hello! what a truly lovely gift!
my poem:
upon the path
that is lit with the
shining from your
your journey will be warmed
by the presence you radiate...

please stop by and enter my giveaway as well!

Geri said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!!! Great blog!

christina said...

"In the depths of winter I learned there was in me an invincible summer." I like the idea of the fragility and complexity of your art combined with this quote to remind us to always look for the joy in life -such as art and creating and when you do combine simple threads and fabric you create something that is strong. (sorry this is the first comment i have ever left -i hope it didnt come up twice!

Lori said...

oh! that is just gorgeous!!! i really want this:) thanks for the chance to win!!!

The Hormann Family said...

What a lovely giveaway! My quote would be : Pray with Persistence for Your Bean Patch
Please enter me into your drawing! Thanks!

thismuseofmine said...

This is an awesome give-away. My quote would be:
It is not in life, but in art that self-fulfillment is to be found.
-George E. Woodberry
Thanks again for the opportunity.

Castle in the Air said...

What a treasure!
Please enter me to win. I can't stand the suspense!
If I won - this is what I'd have it say:

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Beautiful work.
- Karima

The Rose Room said...

well that is just gorgeous! Nice to meet you! If you haven't already, come by and visit me, I have a giveaway ~ Rachael ~

Anja said...

Amazing. I have never seen anything like it. I would love to win one.
And my guote:
"She walks in Beauty, like the night
Of cloudness climes and starry skies,
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes..."
--Lord Byron
Best wishes from Slovenia

Maija said...

She dreams in color
She dreams in red...

Marilyn Rock said...

"Embrace Imperfection" Quote by Tim Holtz

Gabriela said...

Hello Ruth,

This dress is so fantastic, would love to win it!

Please add my name to your giveaway...I better think of a great poem just in case...

~ Gabriela ~

Anonymous said...

Count me in! I'm an OWOH participant too :)

"I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you."

magpie said...

so charming!
When your site popped up - that initial image - i knew yours was a blog i'd like to return to when the owoh madness subsides (that and the inaugural coverage)

my mind fills with all kinds of quotes but one that i always come back to that seems to say everying is this from Baudelaire - I hope you can sew in French...

J’aime les nuages. Les nuages qui passent… là-bas…là-bas les merveilleux nuages!


the full text is here:

a translation is here:

please come visit my giveaay and blog at

magpie (number 123 on 'the list'

The Whimsical Goblin said...

Count me in, how adorable is that.

Ummm for a quote, well...

"The Greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude."

DJ Norton said...

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears or the sea.
Isak Dinisen

Hope I win!

Cindy Dean said...

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
-- Albert Schweitzer

Add me to the list!

Cindy Dean

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jjwiskus said...

just love the dress-
please enter me in your drawing
check me out at ligh my torch

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Veleta said...

I would treasure this!

Robin Krieger said...

I love this . robin krieger
"dance with the butterflies and soar on transluscent wings......"

Jingle said...

This is gorgeous! I would choose to have the word "be." put on the dress along with the dictionary definition.

johanna said...

~ Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind ~ dr seuss

oh i soooo would love to win:)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderfully creative idea. Luckily my favorite quote is exactly 28 words (whew!, please enter me in the drawing.
"We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don't make peace with ourselves. World peace must develop out of inner peace." - The Dalai Lama

My Child's Diary said...

Thank you so much for your generosity. Please count me in! Thanks, Miri

Kaycee said...

Beautiful!!! I have always loved "Lean upon me, ill lean upon you and well be ok" Its a song lyric :)

kayceewilliams at gmail dot com

CAROLYN said...

Hi - I would love to be included in the competition for the dress, it is so beautiful as is all your work. I wrote this simple poem:

Every day find time to love and hug
Every day find time to thank and praise
Every day find time to be creative
And happiness will find you all your days

I try to live by this philosophy, to count my blessings and make sure my family and friends know how much they are appreciated, as well as realising the importance of the creative outlet that all of us "artists" need!

I would also like to say "Good Luck" to everyone else who has entered this competition. There are some beautiful and inspiring words being quoted here

Alexandra Knittel said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Please add my name to your list. Alexandra

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Such a fantastic giveaway! The word LOVE is my favorite word, but I am sure any word/words you created with would be fantastic!
Please visit me at OWOH #122
Brightest of Blessings to you and yours!

homedotmade said...

"No journey is too great if you find what you seek."

What a beautiful piece of art and how lucky will the winner of this giveaway be--sure hope it's me!!!

divaqueenie said...

"And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see -- or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read." -- Alice Walker

Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Carolyn said...
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CAROLYN said...

Hi, it's ok I'm not cheating and entering twice, I just forgot to let you have my email:


Anonymous said...

how lovely is that? please count me in and feel free to visit my blog

As Seen Through My Eyes.... said...

Very wonderful!! And particularly wonderful to see something new and unique.
Please enter me in your drawing.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to be a part of your drawing.

Please contact me by email.


Dawn said...

my quote would be
"thoughts become things choose the good ones"

Heartinmyhand said...

I love your work!!!!! My quote. Where there is love there is life. Gandhi

Grandma Betty said...

Love your blog! Love your work! I am now a follower!

I am #283 on the OWOH list.

Linda Sue said...

Very clever, endearing! please add me to the wishful-

martha brown said...

To thine own self be true
(of course)
This is so adorable.......

A bird in the hand said...

These are the days that must happen to you.
Walt Whitman

I love this, Ruth.

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Had to subscribe!!! The pressure of a word, quote, or verse. How about:
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Heather Cortez

This is do wonderful-great prize and I would love to enter!!
chris p

Corrine said...

Oh I'd love to win this! The quote I've always liked is
"Always walk with your face to the sun and the shadows will fall behind you"

Altered Route said...

Mine is...
No matter how much I protest,
I am totally responsible for everything
that happens to me in my life.

~ Author Unknown ~
I Just LOVE your work! Please toss my name into the hat.
Sweet blog you have!
Also, please stop in over at my place to check out my own giveaway...


Teapot said...

This is amazing! Do you sell these wholesale? We may need to add these to our store! Let me know!!

{Le Petit Poulet} said...

Oh my gosh are you serious? This is the most unique item! I love, love it and would love to be entered to win!

Ruth Rae said...
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Lost Aussie said...

How wonderful Ruth...
Count me in! And here is my mangled Frost...
"Two roads diverged in a wood...
..and I took the one less travelled by.."

inventivesoul said...
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inventivesoul said...

~*Amber Dawn*~

All of my better "cooler" quotes are over 28 words...

Here is one I just made up for the fun of it all.

"She was born to live a life of hope and hold treasured fragments of love within her noble heart."

A real fact about me-
"I put a butterfly sticker over my heart- on my shirt when I need to remind myself that I can transform and change from my past."

carylsrealm said...

This would be the ultimate cool for my grandbaby! Please sign me up!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting our OWOH giveaway #232 MMCA Marketplace!

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Carol said...

This is such a unique and charming little dress.
Thanks for sharing it with us.


Carol Casey

Glassgrrl Studios said...

a fingernail moon in the western sky

whispers mutely 'time does fly'

tattered and fragile is your sweet dress

should it fly to glassgrrl land, I'd love it best.


Lavender Dreamer said...

Very sweet! Love your beautiful banner and your blog! Please enter me and visit me here to enter....

Kim Caldwell said...

What a wonderful treasure. . .

This is one of my most favorite quotes. Seems I am still working on it. . .

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings

Hugs, Kim

Yitte said...

Ohh this is soooo lovely. Love it. Please count me in!!

Tami Roth said...

Love your work, Ruth, and this is no exception! It is precious!!

Jennifer Juniper said...

"The happiest moments of my life have been the few that I have passed at home in the bosum of my family" Abraham Lincoln

I would love to enter your drawing and invite you to enter mine! Thank you, it's lovely! Jen

sewfunky said...

Wow! Simply beautiful

Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to come on over to enter the OWOH giveaway on my blog... (I'm #144 on the gypsy caravan!)

Anonymous said...

"What you find in your mind is what you put there. Put good things in there."

What a wonderful, unique piece. Just fabulous.
Please enter me in your giveaway, and if you haven't already done so, enter mine. I'm #21 on the list, and my giveaway is a necklace.

Viola said...

do not dream your life, live your dream - unknown
It`s the quote of one of my last creations, and I do love it!
Your artwork looks so wonderful! Just gorgeous!!! :o)

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

That is a lovely giveaway. If I won I would like
Dolls are
Objects of
Love that we
Leave behind

Thanks! Thanks for visiting me and your lovely comment too. I will be back to visit again.

dani said...


I cannot say it with mere words
I sing it with the life I live

(Linford Detweiler)

Joanie Hoffman said...

my one word this year is:

Anonymous said...

artful bliss

kiwicarole said...

OMG! I can't believe that you are actually going to give one of these away!!! What an angel!
Here is my quote- if I'm lucky enough to win......

"I have always observed that they who are good natured when children are good natured when they grow up"

-Mrs Reynolds, (Mr Darcy's housekeeper)

This is taken from Pride and Prejudice when Elizabeth and her aunt are viewing portraits of Mr Darcy in his home.

Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...

Hi Ruth! You are so talented and I just love that fab deal youre giving away.Please count me in. I hope we can be friends though you seem so popular. You have a very pretty daughter. You have done a good job raising her!Cheers to a wonderful mom and artist like you!

Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...
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Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...

I forgot my it is

"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." ~ Abraham Lincoln

burntofferings said...

hi, how very wonderful!!! and come on over to enter ours.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Every thing about your blog is so wonderful ~ I really love your header ~ did you design/create it? I would love to be entered into your drawing ~ and I would love for you to be entered into mine. I am definitely going to visit your blog again. Many Blessings, Katie

Oh, My favorite quote ~ A merry heart has a continual feast. (Prov. 15:15

Michelle McGee said...

I'm in love.

Jane Eileen said...

I found you through the Art Unraveled website. Volunteers from last year get a first grabs on a class from last year. No guesses needed on what classes I have my eyes on. If I am lucky enough to win this amazing piece, I might have a heart attack, but I promise to recover before August so I can get my book signed while I'm there slobbering. Thanks for participating and making me smile!
Jane Eileen

Angie in AZ said...

OMG Ruth! This is too much! What a unique piece and wow, what an offering! I'm crossing my fingers and toes... maybe if I add my eyes that would help my chances too! :O

Digital Misfit said...

What a beautiful giveaway item!

I know my favorite quote has been overplayed a bit recently, but it is still the one that inspires me the most:

"be the change you want to see in the world - Mahatma Gandhi"

Dschrader said...

It's not where you've been it's where you're headed. Garth Brooks
Love your site! Please enter me in the drawing!
Thanks, Donna K. Schrader

Jennifer R.D. said...

Hi Ruth,
This is adorable! If I win here is my quote:
Let those eys sparkle and shine
Never a tear baby of mine,
If they knew sweet little you
They'd end up loving you too


Nona Parry said...

This is truly unusual! What an awesome giveaway!

Here is my quote:

"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand."
-- Woodrow Wilson

Thanks so much for your kind comment on my OWOH post; coming from you, it is high praise indeed!

Nona, in New Zealand


PattiV said...

What a lovely giveaway. I'd love to be entered in your drawing and please stop by and enter mine.

Gunnel Svensson said...

this is SO beautiful!

"We don´t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing"
George Bernard Shaw

Sanja said...

Gorgeous fabric piece!

Love consists in this, that two solitudes
protect and touch and greet each other.

(Rainer Maria Rilke 1875-1926)

Greetings from Germany

TattingChic said...

Poetry on a dress;
Some might think it's quite a mess,
But I must say I'm am impress-ed.
I just don't think it'd fit my chess-t.

If you would like a chance to win some hand tatted lace then stop by my blog during your OWOH gypsy caravan travels! :)

Deirdra Doan said...

Hi Ruth Rae,
I am teaching at Artfiberfest on Sat! I love your classes. Please sign me up on your giveaway. Come to mine giveaway too!
So happy to meet you!!

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Reeva said...

I'm having so much fun making friends and blog-hopping again this year.

Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I hope I'm chosen as the lucky winner!!!

"Stampgram" said...

This would be so darling to commemorate the birth of our expected grandchild. Here is my quote:

Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.
~Elizabeth Stone


Smokeylady60 said...

I have never see one of these pretties.

Pleae add me to your list and if you would like please
join mine I am number 303

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Nelly said...

Awesome gift! Wow; your creations are amazing. If I won, I would something in italian like this: Tu sei sempre nel mio cuore (You'll Always Be In My Heart). Thanks for your generous giveaway.

Kaerie Faerie said...

Really wonderful fiber art, love it, and your site is fab!
please enter my name in your give-away
Kaerie Faerie

Jenny Doh said...

As the sun makes it new, day by day make it new, yet again make it new.

kecia said...

hi ruth - i'm a regular, quiet reader of your blog, fyi.... love all your work. the dress is so sweet and original.

Anonymous said...

This is simply adorable! Please add my name for a chance to win this precious prize! Thanks so much
Jessica Worthy

trisha too said...

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Cor 13:13

this is a wonderful concept,
thank you for the chance!

trisha too said...
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bluemuf said...

What a lovely idea The dress is so sweet. Please enter me in the draw.

Thank you


Jonathan said...

yes please!

Dianne Q Adams said...

It takes a lot of courage to be who you were meant to be.

Thanks for the chance to win!

AmandaSue said...

"May your life be like a wild flower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day."

Thanks for entering me!
unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail DOT com

Sandy said...

So pretty so sweet
Through OWOH we meet
Please enter me and come see mine
Winning that pretty dress would be divine!
Have a great weekend.

Keron Lee said...

'ONE of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making new & exciting discoveries'
AA Milne

YOU are one of my exciting discoveries today thanks to OWOH.

please enter me in your draw.
hugs x Keron, melbourne, Australia

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Faith, Hope and Love, the Greatest of these is Love!!!
I love your work it is so awesome. Your blog is so filled with warmth and welcome. I love it...m..

Karen Klomparens, Glass Addict & Artisan said...

Such beautiful entries everywhere!
My first year participating in the OWOH event.
Thank you from the chilly Midwest!
Visit my blog too, Karen

MORNA said...

Please count me in! And visit my give-away too. I am offering a woolly felt heart pin and a pair of freshwater pearl earrings. :)

If I am the lucky winner, these are the words:

The best time to start was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.

Two Dresses Studio said...

Very sweet - lovely idea - I think I should have two???? But, I'd be more than happy with one.
Please enter my name and stop by to enter my OMOH too!

Handeddowntreasures said...

So precious! Please enter me in your drawing. I'd love to win this dress. Thanks, Linda

“If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever”
~Winnie the Pooh

ladybug said...

It is beautiful!

my quote?

"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For indeed, that's all who ever have."

--Margaret Mead

Hope you can stop by and visit my blog at some point too! I've enjoyed yours!

AlwaysInspired said...

I love this! I'd love to have a celtic quote on one!

Time is like an ever-flowing river. Past, present and future are mere moments along the journey. Today is just tomorrow's yesterday.

littlepikl said...

I am crossing my fingers this is the best thing ever!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope i win this is my poem:

Strong and willing i have made up my mind And that is what keeps me going. -littlepikl

Janine said...

How delightful! I would love to win this!

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. Buddha

I too am participating,

Vicki Priebe said...

My saying is: Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns. Please enter me in your giveaway. Be sure to enter my giveaway (#357) as well. Thank you from Alaska.
~Vicki Priebe
Wish Grantor

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous giveaway, please count me in. If you have time and have not yet done so, please visit my giveaway. Greetings from bonny Scotland

"Nothing happens unless first we dream!"

donnaj said...

lovely giveaway-love your work!
count me in!

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

Thank you for participating in this years event! I am happy to see your work in both blogs.
This is an adorable piece, and thus my quote is:
There is no such thing as an ordinary day. - Jim Goodwin
Nice to meet you!
If you haven't already please stop by my blog as well.
Lisa Swifka
OWOH Host/participant

Franny said...

You have so many beautiful pieces of art on your blog, but this is just toooo sweeet!

I would jump for joy to win something the day after my 20th anniversary!

I have never been to this event before and I am amazed at the generosity. I am particularly moved by some of the comments that are so heartfelt.

This has really inspired me to be more creative and to blog more. I have enjoyed meeting you and getting in touch with your blog.

Please enter me, Hugs:)

Joy said...

If I were the fortunate one to have my name drawn for this exquisite poetry dress, I would like for it to be embellished with a haiku poem I wrote about my oldest daughter:

27 dresses

Hung in your closet
Were 27 dresses
Tiny little frocks

my email is:

Thank you for the opportunity.

valerie2350 said...

fabulous giveaway - please enter me :)

Tamerie Shriver said...

What a clever idea! Please add my name to your drawing and if I win I would like the following quote:

"Heaven on earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find." ~Wayne Dyer

Check out #272 for my giveaway.


Lynn Stevens said...

its the Journey not the destination

Lisa said...

Wonderful! Please enter my name. I am hoping if I win I can send you what I would like on the dress. The poem I like is longer than 28 words so will find another one I like. I just love this idea! I am also participating in OWOH and would love for you to stop by. #223 :-)

Jax said...

Sing like no one is listening, dance like no one is watching, love like you'll never get hurt and live like its heaven on earth. Please count me in and come stop my blog to check out my giveaway too!

SarahD said...


" when the doors of perception are cleared things will appear as they truly are.....infinate"

please add me to your giveaway.
I am also participating in OWOH so please come and see me over at my blog i would love to see you
Sarah x

crazierinreallife said...

I would love to have this on my wall with the quote "be the change you want to see in the world"

Please enter me in your drawing and then stop by my blog to enter mine.


Oops! Desperate Blogger~ said...

Oh WoW! That is awesome!

"Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life — learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some." – Robert Fulghum

This is my first year in OWOH. Someone should have told me...Prepare to be humbled! I'm having a great time and learning about blogging too! Nice to meet you. Please stop by my blog.

Beckie Holso said...

this is really cute... but i might need a little time to think about the perfect quote (assuming i win, of course)! please include me in your drawing =) OWOH #433

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

Ruth, this is so lovely as all your work.

My mom taught me to sew and sewing was her passion for many many years. In honor of her (one year Feb. 19th) since she left earth, I would chose this quote.

Love is the thread that binds us.

Author Unknown

xo joanna

kerin said...

This is so sweet. Love it! Thanks for doing the OWOH giveaway. This is really fun!

Kerin Gale

jamjar said...

What a wonderful idea, count me in.

"When it rains, look for rainbows
when it's dark, look for stars"

Thank you

kerin said...

Yikes I was so excited about entering I forgot the quote. here is my favorite : )

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air…

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanks Ruth!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

This is such a lovely and beautiful giveaway on a lovely and beautiful blog (which I have already added to my blog links so I can come back often!)

Here's my quote "Let go of what's already gone and spend your time dreaming of what's yet to come."(authored by little ol' me)

my email is

I have truly enjoyed visiting you today. I am familiar with your work and so infatuated with it. It is nice to have a direct link to follow you on your artistic journey. Hope you can visit me too.

Moniqui said...

My kingdom for a Ruth original! its so cute!
Please enter me in the draw.
And if you haven't done so already, please stop by my blog and check out my giveaway:)
Just cant think of a quote right now but i oved reading all of the above!

Dragonlady said...

Such a beautiful little dress, I am a breast cancer suvivor so if I were t win, I would like the simple word: "HOPE"


Linda said...

Wow great prize. I would love to be entered in your drawing.

Quote: Life is what's happening when you are busy making other plans. -- John Lennon

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Jennifer said...

I was going to use the quote in your header, but decided that was cheating. So I chose another Rumi quote: “Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don't claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.”

If you have time, please stop by. I'm number 351 on the OWOH page.

AngieHallHaviland said...

What a FUN event this is….making friends through ART is always WONDERFUL!! Please enter me in your drawing!!

Be sure to stop by my blog :O)

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

What a LOVELY giveaway Ruth!
Mine would have to be the quote from my blog:

"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk."
- Thomas Edison

If you get the chance, stop by for my giveaway!

Born in the year of the Dog said...

Oh my goodness, what an awesome dress for the OWOH giveaway and I certainly hope the beauty comes to my house. Thanks for sharing your artwork. Colleen

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Your artwork is lovely. I'd love to win your poetry dress! Please include me in your drawing. Here is my quotation:
"The shortest distance between two people is a smile!"

I am also participating in this wonderful event!
Please stop by if you haven't already.

Greetings from Germany,

The Whispering Poppies said...

What a stunning poetry dress - such a unique and lovely creation! Please enter my name into your drawing, and if you have a moment, please stop by and enter my giveaway, too! =)

Renee said...

lovely giveaway.

"You don't have a soul.
You are a soul.
You have a body."



Ann said...

"Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be...."
--Robert Browning

Please enter my name, then stop by to enter my giveaway, too. ;)

cox_cchs AT hotmail DOT com

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

memories...reflection of the soul
stark times linger
day dawns

Amazing art dress! I would be so happy to win! Please add my name to your drawing! Then come on over and enter my OWOH Giveaway too!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hi Ruth Rea,

What a wonderful gift!! I have so enjoyed meeting you and look forward to returning for more visits.

I have wanted to do something with this quote since the first time I read it. This would be a perfect camvas!! :)
"From a woman's soul. Through a woman's eyes. By a woman's hands."
Jo Panckham

Please stop by my little piece of Bloglandia when you have time :)

Pattie ;)
Maztlan Mexico

micaela6955/Michele P. said...

I had this as my quote in my high school yearbook many years ago:

"If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you, it's yours-if it doesn't it never was."

so very true!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Dawn Supina said...

Leave it to you Ruth to come up with such an awesome idea! I'd love to win anything made by you.
My quote would be:

Be Silly, Be Honest, Be Kind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hope you'll visit my blog
Gyspy Caravan #539
(ART of Humungous Proportions)

Creative Chaos said...

"ToTo, we're not in Kansas anymore!" - Dorothy

ha That's what came to mind. Love your blog. Please stop by when you get a chance.

Vicki said...

Art Washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life

Love it please count me in!

Carol Stocker said...

Ruth, this is such a special giveaway...I love it! I have spent the last 45 minutes trying to figure out my favorite quote...there are so many! :-)

Through the highs and lows of my life I seem to always come back to the following Buddhist Proberb..."When the student is ready, the teacher will appear."...and you know what? I think it's true! I believe the secret is to keep your mind and heart open to learning new things...then you are always ready, right?

Thank you for offering your wonderful art to the world through are beautiful Ruth! Hugs, Carol

altermyworld said...

great giveaway!
pls add me


" I believe in angels"

Mary said...

What a treasure your blog is. I've added it to my favorites. That dress takes my breath away. If I was lucky enough to win it, I would want this quote:
i carry your heart
i carry it in my heart)
e e cummings

Sue M said...

It's lovely Ruth!

On the brink,
on the brim,
on the cusp,
praise song for walking forward in that light.

Elizabeth Alexander
Inaugeration Day

Rusted Wings said...

Your poetry dress is so unique!!!
"Sell your cleverness and purchase bewilderment" (Rumi)
Please count me in and check out my blog #479, Rusted Wings...

meandering pearl said...

Butterflies of fascination alight
on fingertips of the soul
awakening destiny
we fly on transluscent wings.

A poem for this whole wonderful experience! to create something so exquisite as poetry dresses, they seem to etch the words into something more meaningful, like an antique memory to hold & cherish in the dear & wondrous!

Jenny Fowler said...

This is one of my faves:

"The sunlight claps the earth, and the moonbeams kiss the sea: what are all these kissings worth, if thou kiss not me?"
— Percy Bysshe Shelley

Isn't it fun?! :) Thanks for the entry!

Sue Simpson said...

Beautiful work!

the long rainstorms
in the spring or fall
roar, long evening
little house
heavy thunder showers
spiral groove
you would groove
yonder star
Jacob Simpson

WendyP said...

this is awesome.
my fav quote is
"for a long time, she flew only when she thought no one was watching."
hope you will stop by my blog and enter my giveaway too

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is one of the most thoughtful and time consuming gifts I've seen so far. You are very generous.

Please stop by my blog and enter my giveaway also.

hfsolutions at juno dot com

Connie said...

this is a wonderful prize!
my quote is "Act BOLD and mighty forces will come to your aid!" it is my favorite.
...and be sure to come enter my giveaway too!
connie williams

Anonymous said...

What a charming dress this is.
I would like the following words on the dress:
there with fantastic garlands did she come,
of crowflowers, nettles, daisies


Anonymous said...

How beautiful! I would love to have one with "Treasure is not always gold or silver" Thank you so much for the chance!

LiLi M. said...

Whow! I love love love that poetic little dress. Nice to meet you!

I'm a owoh participant too (caravan 526) , please check my blog when you have a spare moment and feel like it and enter my give away too.

Have a nice day!

Andrea said... I love that little dress.

"True love stories have no endings"

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Art Studio 522 said...

Love this little dress! My quote if I win would be...
Live Laugh Love


Sharon House said...

Wonderful little dress! Here's my quote:

We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.


Anonymous said...

"i will wade out till my thighs are steeped in burning flowers I will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air Alive with closed eyes"

Please count me in!

KKJD1 said...

How special if I were to win. I'd like: As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
Thanks for the chance to win. Blessings, Karen

Donna said...

I love this
My late father wrote poetry and had many published. I'd like a part of one of his published peices on it if I win.

I never paint on canvas
the pictures that I see
I never have mere mortals
to sit and pose for me
I simply find my easy chair
when everything is quiet
and paint my pictures down in verse
While all alone at night.

If this is too much I could think of something shorter. I'd just love something of his on it!

Thanks for the chance to win!

crystal said...

I am so glad i stopped by. You are so creative and talented!!My favorite word is Enchantment but I would love to have words to one of my BF's songs or my favorite Band Trouble's lyrics:)This is such a cool giveaway. I look forward to visiting again!!

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