Thursday, February 10, 2011

~one world one heart 2011~ blog event & giveaway

hello and welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere! i am a mixed media artist currently focusing on re-purposing fabrics and fibers. i have been a blogger and podcaster for several years, though this particular blog is fairly new. started just last december to mark my new journey into this particular medium. i live with my slobbery saint bernard, sachi, her fat n' lazy cat, piper, and his scoundrel of a mutt, nicky, here in billings, montana.  i lead a creative and contemplative life here and wouldn't change it for the world. being in a rather secluded area of the states, i enjoy meeting new people online and love exploring others' blogs. seeing what they are creating. sharing ideas. thoughts. views.

i found this, the fifth and final one world one heart 2011 blog event, while stumbling around in debra's blog and am pleased to have done so in the nick of time to join in on this wonderfully exciting event! one world one heart was started as a way for bloggers worldwide to get to know each other over the past several years. there are a lot of amazing bloggers/artists participating and i am eagerly looking forward to getting to know them better. many thanks to lisa for organizing this amazing event!

sky flower

i am offering a door prize just for visiting my blog as part of the one world one heart event. it is a tall cloth i created last month as part of a workshop i've been involved in by jude hill. it is composed of re-purposed and re-cycled cottons and silks and measures approximately 8" X 16".  the top half is woven strips of cotton and silk fabrics culled from my wardrobe and a few fragments from my quilting activities. the tree is a product of my experimenting with my mother's die cutter last christmas. the moon is from a delicate vintage cotton lawn hanky, as is the tiny blue "sky flower" in the snow bank. all have been kantha stitched and quilted to a backing cloth of indian cotton. there are tabs across the top so you can tie it to a nice twig or rod for hanging.  it is entitled sky flower and has many stories to whisper quietly into your ear.

you do not have to be a part of this event to win. all you need to do is leave a comment on this post below and include your email address so i can contact you should you win. i will pick a winner from a hat (or large bowl, or barrel...depending upon what is required to hold all the names) at midnight on february 17th and will announce it here on my blog, as well as email the winner.

it has been a joy having you stop by and i hope you poke around and see what i've been up to. if you find yourself intrigued, i hope to see you again and again! i also look forward to exploring your blog and getting to know you! meanwhile, be sure to head on over to lisa's wonderful blog, as she is our magnificent host for this event! you can click on the links to the other bloggers participating with their own door prizes while there or by clicking here.



  1. Have watched you creating this one from the beginning...would love to have it hanging in my studio. I've only been to Montana once...on the way to Yellowstone, but loved what I saw of it. Hope you are keeping warm and stitching your way on...

  2. What a lovely piece. I've never tried weaving before but thought it could be so addictive if I tried...tell me it isn't! LOL!

    I'm Dot a bead/doll artist who likes to ramble around the thrift stores trying to find things that need to come home with me & find a way into my art. My husband is an artist too but he take old radio tubes & converts them into figures. Nice to met you.

    dot #599

  3. What an interesting art form, your work is beautiful! I enjoyed meeting you and hope you will visit me, too.

  4. Hi Joe,I think I have seen the first male -you- joining this big event!! GREAT!! I like your art work and the mixed creations you design! Nice colors too! And the Saint is wright to get her own pillow!
    I also have a cat who doesn't liked to be ignored, so he has his own kind of title at my blog! Adventures of Siepie! Curious? Have a look at my blog!
    Love from Zutphen, Holland, Susanna

  5. Hello from Texas. What a unique work you have produced! Wish I was close enough to take some classes! Visit me at #123 in this fun filled OWOH event!

  6. Interesting work. It's beautiful!

    I love seeing all the neat things that people create!

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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

  7. This is an AWESOME prize and I do hope I win !


  8. You do lovely work, and thanks for a chance to win. Please visit me at Irish Muses at #678.

  9. You made a beautiful cloth.
    Love the color!
    Greetings from the Netherlands,


  10. Hi I have come to your blog from OHOW hope, your creations are beautiful. Please can you enter my name to your draw! Your cat looks so cute!!! if you have time please visit me at #801 flutterbytrina

    thank you!


  11. Who wouldn't want a piece of your beautiful artwork. You live in one of my favorite places in the world. We toyed with moving to Helena or Kalispell for work 15 years ago and always regretted not doing it. Keep warm and thanks for being such an inspiration.

  12. Hello from Idaho! Thank you for being apart of my OWOH journey across the world!

    Feel free to come on over to my blog and add your name for my OWOH giveaway!

  13. Love the cloth...
    I have been watching a few of you who are taking judes are all turning out some amazing peices. I may have to sign up for one myself soon. I will check out lisas blog and the cool event she is hosting

  14. Joe,
    Since the OWOH event began, I've been refreshing the participant list to catch the new blogs that Lisa has been adding as time passes and today, I feel so lucky to find your blog and your art world. Your work & words are amazing - a fresh perspective on this thing called a creative life. I have joined as a "follower" so I can stalk you & your critters appropriately...please enter my name in your giveaway and if you get a chance, please do stop by my blog which hails from another remote corner of the states, northern California, just about three hours south of the Oregon pleased to make your acquaintance! Sincerely, Michelle

  15. Great quote from Thich Nhat Hahn! Also great thought from "kitty"! Everyone need their space:D
    I love your blog and your door prize - please throw my name into the hat for the drawing.
    Do come by for a visit to my blog as well (#409)...I will be back for a proper visit once all this flying around the world is done :D
    Hugs from New Hampshire,
    Beth P

  16. Hi Joe, Your piece is really great. I love the colors and the image. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  17. Hello Joe. I became aware of your blog sometime during the holidays via Jude's blog. I have visited here somewhat regularly since then to see what you are creating but don't believe I've ever left a comment. I'm new to blogging and well, haven't been much devoted to it. Love this long cloth you are offering and yes, I'll be back as I find your artwork and your thoughts of great interest. Regards /

  18. Lovely Joe. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

  19. Joe, this is an AWESOME door prize!!! Please count me in!
    Sad but true: you are the first male OWOH particiant I meet.
    Thank you for your nice comment on my OWOH blog post! If you should win my door prize, you would have the choice, of course, if you would like to take the earrings - or something different I would create especially for you.
    Happy OWOH from Bremen, Germany!

  20. i have no blog but would like to win this wonderful cloth. Helen S.

  21. This is just beautiful. So pleased to meet you. Do drop by when you have a moment.

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

  23. Hi Joe. This is a beautiful, artistic, unique wall hanging!

    Thank you for coming by my blog and glad you decided to join OWOH

    thecreatorspalette at gmail dot com

  24. My oh my - of course I'm adding my name to the list of those who would love to give sky flower a home. :-)

  25. Hello Joe... what a beautiful cloth piece... such a lovely giveaway... please count me in...

    Happy OWOH from Australia...

  26. Hi Joe, I would love to win your mixed media cloth art work. It's beautiful! 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.

  27. Such a great blog, love your work and you have a fantastic way with words I look forward to having a look round!

  28. Love your creativity. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years seeing all of the wonderful blogs and meeting everyone. Thanks for your participation in the event.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  29. What a gorgeous and artistic blog! Your wall hanging is stunning. I would love a chance to be included. Thanks for a chance to win!! Please come and visit me too for an opportunity to win a handmade item! Have a magical day! Take care, Nancy

  30. A wonderful door prize. I have not tried Jude technique yet, though I have been thinking about giving it a go. I also have a door prize on my blog.

  31. Hi from Canberra Australia.
    Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to visit your blog and enter your giveaway.
    Please drop by my blog and visit mine.
    Doreen #573

  32. Hi Joe!
    Count me in.
    Maybe you could use Sachi's water bowl for the drawing!!!

  33. I am so happy that I found your blog through OWOH. I love your quilting! Please include me in your giveaway & stop by my blog at #331 to enter my giveaway.

  34. What a beautiful piece! Maybe this event is what your fortune cookie was talking about :) Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

  35. Hi Joe, It's a pleasure to have found you and your blog, though not through the blog event, but Jude's class. Since I never win anything in giveaways, it would sort of be a miracle to win this wonderful weaving. But just meeting you is gift enough. Don't know if you've had time to visit my blog yet, but I hope you do. Meanwhile the email is:

  36. Hi Joe, What an interesting person you are. I'm always happy to meet one of those. I was in Billings once. It was cold and I remember this strange frozen concrete smell as I walked down the stairs of my Grandparents basement. Thanks for reminding me of a fun time, from long ago. Cindy #845

  37. I enjoyed your blog, your photos are great, love the one in the field with the sign. It is great meeting you and seeing the things you create
    I would love for you to stop by my blog if you find time

  38. Hi Joe! So nice to virtually 'meet' you! It's always a great treat to meet creative male artists/bloggers. Your works are incredible treasures, and I would be honoured to own and display one of your pieces.
    Greetings from Ontario Canada!

  39. Stopping in from Ky to say Hi! This is my first time participating in this great OWOH event!
    I have come across so many creative bloggers in this journey! Please include me in your door prize drawing. Thank You, Tee

  40. Hello from Massachusetts!
    Your "Sky Flower" piece is just lovely!
    This is my first time to be apart of OWOH.
    Please drop by and visit me if you haven't had a chance to yet.
    Mary #787

  41. Hello from southeastern Massachusetts. I enjoyed looking thru your blog.
    Thanks for the opportunity of winning your lovely giveaway.
    Stop and visit my blog #634, as I have several giveaways.

  42. I'm here from Roanoke, Virginia. I fell in love with the woven collage you are giving for the door prize. I love the texture and design you chose. Please include me in the drawing and fly on over for a visit to my blog at number 92. I am a sculptor and have a clay face planter awaiting your visit. I also became a follower of your lovely blog.

    Warm Wishes,
    Cheryl-Healing Woman

  43. So nice to meet you and thanks for the mention! I love your offering- I, too have invested in some of Jude's classes and I'm experimenting with the weaving of fabrics.I am so glad to have discovered your blog and will look forward to seeing your work. Pop my name in the hat!

  44. This is GORGEOUS!!! Please count me in!

  45. hi from perth western australia
    wow another great blog. thanks for sharing with me your wonderful art. just love it and your wonderful blog. thanks please also viste me at

  46. sky flower is absolutely beautiful! How talented you are! I'm so glad I droppped by to see this.

    Jeanie Callaghan

  47. Hello from Kansas Joe! You've captured winter perfectly in your quilted collage- I love that you've repurposed your own clothes and found textiles. Originally from Alaska, I'm particularly fond of artistic interpretations of the coldest season!

    If you haven’t already, 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!

  48. This is very unique and beautiful! Welcome to OWOH! Thanks! I'm #389 in OWOH! ♥

  49. Greetings from Clovis, California
    Your work is gorgeous! I hope this journey is as fun for you as it is for me!

    my blog:

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

  51. Hi there, hope you are enjoying the ride. Please call on me at #100 if you have the chance.

  52. Your piece is really wonderful. Please include me in your drawing.

  53. Oh,my!!! The lucky person who will win this wonderful and generous gift. Fingers crossed...could I possibly be me?
    mrboyles at yahoo dot com

  54. Nice to meet you! What a beautiful piece you have created! Please stop by and see me if you have a chance!

  55. hello from Thailand! Oh, Sky Flower is an amazing work.. Glad that you were able to join and give us a chance to win this great piece!

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

    laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (dot) com

  56. so nice to meet you. i love fibre, too. your hanging is really wonderful. i would love to have it hanging in my studio. come visit me at #827. cheers! olwyn

  57. Sky flower,
    moonlight and magic,
    I can imagine the snow glsitening,
    the stillness of night,
    and listening...

    What an amazing treasure!
    You have awesome talent.

  58. I love "Sky Flower"!!!! It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. If you get the chance I would love you to visit me downunder (Australia) so I can return the favour. I too am new to Blog Land #819

  59. I know of Jude's Spirit cloths - I keep threatening to do one of my own - yours is truly beeeuwdiful - 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

  60. your fiber art is fabulous! please add my name to your drawing. :)

  61. Hi Joe,
    I am in Jude's Boro class with you...and would love to share this cloth with my home!

  62. Great give away!
    greetings from germany, Rein #170

  63. Hi Joe! I'm happy to have found your blog. You make some magical art. I would love to win your amazing cloth. Thanks for the chance. :)

  64. Hi Joe, this is a wonderful door prize, but, every one of these I have entered have had the most incredible number of people entering and I have been quite put off, but not yours, I feel envy crawling all over me just to get my hands on this little bit you have made so beautifully.

  65. That's fantastic! I love the woven strips, Joe. Thanks for counting me in.

  66. Loe the images on your blog & Your GIVEAWAY is LOVELY!
    Having a whistle top tour of the OWOH Blogs today...will pop back again for a longer stay...look forward to see you soon -


    noodleBubbble AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk in case of winning !!

  67. Hello from Michigan!! Love your art. Your very artistic.
    Please include me in your doorprize giveaway.
    Thanks for sharing your blog. Come visit me at


  68. Hello Joe, Lovely to meet you. you are quite talented :) Please pet the saint for me, and enter me into your giveaway, come join the fun at my place #209.
    thanks, Susan (Pieces of Fate)

  69. Hello Joe,
    it is so nice to see someone who enjoys things with so much gusto. Reading your bio, I was perplexed at the sheer range of crafts you do, and you give classes too!
    Sky Flower is such a beautiful, harmonious piece and you have put a lot of thought into the fabric used for it. I should love to see this n my home;so please enter us into the prizedraw.
    Don't hesitate to come over and enter ours too, when you have the time.
    PS the piece shown in your wooly weaving post is so retty, great choice of colours and the cat at the top is adorable!

  70. Joe i love your blog I'm pleased you found mine now I have found yours...i would love to be included in your draw for your very lovely tall cloth....Namaste....Lorna

  71. 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

  72. Hi Joe,
    Wow, your Sky Flower textile art piece is beautiful! I studied fiber arts in college and I just love that kind of art. Thanks for sharing your work!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog:-))

    Waxela (wa-shay-la)
    aka SpiritMama

  73. LOVE your work...all of it!!! I will be coming to visit often to see what new things you are doing.

    Sachi and Piper are adorable. I wouldn't want to take Sachi pillows..I would just cuddle up with her. Piper I can understand...I have a "DIVA" running ummmm I mean living with us too. LOL

    I'm so happy that you came for a visit at my place. You are always welcome!!!


  74. Hi,
    I have truly enjoyed your blog, so I just became one of your latest followers.
    A big hug from Spain.

  75. Joe, I only found you a few weeks ago. I too love Jude's work and whisperings. Sky Flower is gorgeous. You're very generous to allow it to whisper its way into another home.

    Tricia C.
    awamom at yahoo dot com

  76. Hey dude. It's so nice to meet you, The Saint and the cat that wants to pee in your boots.
    Your art is wonderful, and to own a piece would be the best!
    Love the look of the weaved fabric further on down your blog. I'm off to look at your flickr page. You've sparked my interest, which I must admit, doesn't happen frequently :O)

  77. What lovely & original things you create! I've enjoyed visiting your blog and would be thrilled if I received your beautiful giveaway gift.

    I'm participating in OWOH for the first time and I'm enjoying meeting people from all over the world, visiting their blogs and finding out what a talented bunch we are! Thank you for sharing your work, & I hope you can come and visit me at


  78. What lovely art! I am sure glad you 'stumbled' across lisa's blog hop in time to join! hugs

  79. Hello Joe thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I am an Inland Northwest girl myself. Idaho/MT now residing in Florence, OR. Uhhhggg...
    I have really enjoyed your blog and would love to be the winner of your giveaway. I have the perfect place for it.
    Have a great day

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

  81. Hi Joe - found you through Jude's boro class. Have been ooooohing and aaaaahing over Sky Flower since you first posted it. It's quite generous of you to gift this. Thank you for the opportunity to place my name in the hat (or barrel or corn silo or...!)

  82. I will be back to visit often! This is fun! 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


  83. Hi Joe, Thank you for visiting my OWOH blog (
    Please count me in for your giveaway. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the tree. I am on the lookout for tree art for my home. I hope I will be the lucky winner.
    I hope you are having fun riding the wings of OWOH.

  84. Hey, hey Joe....thanks for coming down to my little part of my world and leaving such a nice comment. Your winter makes our little arctic fiasco from last week look like a day in the sun!! LOL

    I love your work. I used to make mini-quilts some years back, in my other life, but after viewing some of your wonderful needlework, I'm inspired.

    Have a great weekend and again, thanks for stopping by.


  85. It's very creative! Wish I could make one like that.

  86. Hi Joe ! So glad to hoave found you through this OWOH ride ! And to get to see that gorgeous housemate of yours, The Saint, Sachi !
    Your art work is beautiful and I can hear the whispers from the picture so I can just image what it would be like to have such a great piece to hang out with !
    Thanks so much for your visit and for the giveaway chance. I am adding you to my feed and will be back to visit !
    Cheers !

  87. Fantastic!! So glad you stopped by my blog so I could come check our yours!! Not making it through the list very quickly this year...

  88. 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.

  89. Well, I would love to see this (one of my favorite spirit cloths) in my home and be inspired by you every day. Please add my name.

    It's wonderful that you were able to join this event this year!

  90. Nice to meet you Joe! Your giveaway piece is spectacular - please put my name in the hat for a chance in your draw. I have just signed up to Jude's online workshop and am loving it so far.

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my giveaway. I will be back to look around some more.


  91. Hi Joe, thanks so much for coming over to my blog, which led me to yours--Beautiful artwork!!
    This would by lovely in my studio.
    P.S. I was in Montana a few years ago-what a beautiful state!

  92. Hello Joe, I got a little side-tracked while looking over your blog, and neglected to leave a post...I'm back though, and please add me to your list, I'd love to have a chance to win!
    Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway. I appreciate it.


  93. wow thats really cute I loooooove blue, great work, you are very creative ;)
    please count me in for the draw canadianmadeskyy@
    Please visit my OWOH giveaway:

  94. Hi, thanks for passing by on my blog. It is wonderful to see what different things are made by the bloggers all over the world. I love your weaving things. Nice trip with OWWOH

  95. Hi Joe, thanks for stopping by to my blog and for the long comment you have left on it and writing in French !
    your prize is amazing, and I would be very proud to win it. I am crossing my fingers !
    Many greetings from France !

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  97. Hi Joe,
    it's a pleasure to meet you! Happy OWOH! And hello to Sachi and Piper, too. What sweet furry babies. :) Your work is amazing - so beautiful. I am very drawn to trees. Please feel free to come and visit with me:
    Sincerely, Theresa
    PS Just signed up to follow you!

  98. Thanks for stopping by, Joe. I'm glad you did, because now I've found your fabulous blog!
    Love your doorprize, enjoy reading your sentiments and I'm sending this from one fantastic backwater to another (love to visit Montana one day!) Sure looks cold there at the moment!

    Hugs from Tasmania

  99. Hi Joe, so lovely to meet you:-) Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your delightful work of art!! Wonderful use of cotton and silk.

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

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  100. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your thoughtful comment, Joe.
    I already love the look of your blog and know that I need to poke around some more to see your work. please count me in for a chance at your creation.
    xoxo Kim

  101. Oh my gosh, I'm so thrilled you dropped by my blog on this OWOH journey. I LOVE your work and can't wait to wander around your blog to view more! I've also become a follower! Please do me the kindness of adding my name to your drawing and look for me to be dropping by often. warm wishes ~mary helen

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

  103. Hello Joe - it feels nice and just so right to be here in your blog. I love all of your work -using recycled materials, slow stitching, weaving. I used to spin, natural dye and weave many years ago and actually used to make things using a primitive weaving technique until I turned my craeativity towards using fabrics, new, old and from the east. I still use mohair from our goats which I love to dye and use also in my work.
    You mentioned you love the Dulcimer - my exhusband still owns one which he had when we were together about 30 years ago - a lovely instrument!
    I think I shall follow a like-hearted soul!

  104. Hi Joe,
    I would love to win your "Sky Flower". I love your beautiful dog Sachi. I am friends with a Saint not named Sachi as well as a dog named Sachi who is not a Saint!

  105. I absolutely adore your work. It is so unique. It has some of the qualities of crazy quilting yet it is different. I would love to win anything you made.
    I also love the pics of your dog and cat. They are adorable!! Life without pets would be so boring!
    I will definitely be following your blog!

  106. Wonderful work and I am so happy to meet you! If you get a chance please do wander over to my blog.

  107. Greetings from Kansas, I almost jumped out of my seat when I read you were giving away a cloth you made while learning from Jude Hill. I am always amazed at what she can do with cloth, needle and thread. This piece you are offering is wonderful. I do hope I will win.


  108. I'm another Jude Hill fan and would be delighted to have your piece hanging in my studio for inspiration. Now, I'm going to check out more of your blog.

  109. Hi there,
    I used to design and make artist bears too! Now I'm into mixed- media.
    Please stop by my OWOH at # 84.

  110. Joe...What a wonderful work of art, you're too generous. Come and visit my blog at MDW's Love (#548).


  111. Hi Joe... Thank you for visiting my OWOH post and leaving me such a lovely comment.
    I have really enjoyed browsing your blog and will definitely be back to dig deeper. You certainly are multi talented!
    I would be delighted to be entered in the draw for a chance to win 'Sky Flower'.

  112. Hi Joe, I'm glad you stopped by my blog, so that I could find yours. It's very nice to meet you and to take a look at your lovely place here. Your creations are beautiful and I would be very happy to win your wonderful prize.
    Warm wishes from Germany,

  113. Hi and greetings from Australia. Great to meet you and visit your blog. Your gift of your Sky Flower quilt is lovely and I would be thrilled to be the lucky winner. Please come by #9 and say hello.

  114. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love the "feel" of your blog as well as your makings. I'm happy to enter in your drawing.
    :-) Gina #299

  115. Thanks for entering my OWOH giveaway Joe. HOpe to see you over at my blog again soon. Hugs Naomi

  116. Wowsers! What an awesome blog full of such talent! Thanks for a peek into your world. I licked everyone of your pieces so no one else would touch them. LOL Also love your furry creatures. Thanks for being a part of OWOH and love your fabulous prize!
    I'm a former neighbor as I grew up in North Dakota, but now live in Ohio. stop by for a visit when you get a chance! Wanda #220

  117. Hi Joe - nice to meet you in blogland. I enjoyed reading about your art - I´m amazed by your work. I´ll be a new follower!!!!

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

    Greetings from Norway

  118. Saw your picture of the Montana weather on the previous post and now I know where the inspiration for this beautiful cloth came from. I would love to be entered in your draw to win it. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    ** Kate **

  119. Hello Joe, What an exquisite piece of your art!!! I do hope you leave yourself some clothes to wear - but if you need to strip them all up to produce this gorgeous work, well then...The time I visited Montana will reign as one of my most memorable vacations is a glorious part of our country...I am in Oregon another beautiful although less peaceful as growth occurs..
    Stop by if you can & Enjoy OWOH...

  120. Your sky flower is really intriguing, so please add me to your draw!

    Greetings from the Netherlands, Miriam OWOH-participant #781

  121. Hi Joe, I found your blog via Jude's. Sky Flower is an interesting piece, the woven blues make a lovely texture. I like your work.

  122. Hi from chilly England. Thank you letting me take a peek into your world. Love that piece, please count me in and if you get a chance pop by my blog #404 a warm welcome awaits!

  123. Well, someone is going to be very lucky! This piece is stunningly beautiful!

  124. Greetings from Jersey! It's darn cold here too! I absolutely LOVE your work and of course your give away. Had fun cruising around your blog and am now a follower. I think I'd were red sneakers to the ball with the orange wool jumper.
    OWOH #313

  125. I love this piece of art! Great talent and just so very pretty! Thanks for the chance of winning...

  126. Now that prize is art and would most absolutely positively have a place of honor on my walls! Hope I win! Sanna

  127. i'm in jude's CWB class with you and admire your talent - thanks for the possibility of winning your beautiful cloth.

  128. Hello Joe, My blog is 846 on the OWOH list. Please stop by when you have a moment.
    I read through some of your posts and enjoyed seeing the process and the enthusiasm you have when scoring some new fabrics to use in your works. I hope you always have that human contact with the people at your job you have described. Parts of modern life isolate us from one another doesn't it? Your post on the C.S.Lewis quote is part of that, protection from heartbreak and wringing oneself out. But, hey, this is supposed to be a happy event...

    Thanks for a chance to have that generous prize. I love the blue, the tree, and the flower and the thought process behind it is a story as well. Hope yu stop in and enter my giveaway, too. So long.

  129. I tried to leave a comment before..your fibers are beautiful! I think you have left me a comment...?
    Deirdra Doan blog giveaway

  130. Joe, dear, I love what I see so far ... here in your little slice of blogdom. After leaving this comment (with great hopes that this lovely piece of yourself will make its way into my home), I am off to see what else your blog has to offer.

  131. That textile piece is beyond gorgeous and I'd love a chance to win it Joe! I think we already know each other - from QuiltersCoven? How many Joe's from Billings can their be who are into fabric, hmmmm? If this is the right Joe, hi, how've ya been!? And how nice to bump back into you again. Hope you'll pop over to my blogs and see what I've been up to recently.

  132. "can their be"? Uhm, wrong. "Can THERE be" - just so you know I can spell. You can delete this second comment if you want - LOL

  133. You have a great giveaway and nice looking blog too. Thanks for visiting my blog and nice to meet you.

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

  135. The hanging is GORGEOUS!!! Please enter me in your drawing ~

    bobbieatc at charter dot net

    Thanks ~ bobbie

  136. What an interesting creation. I'm intrigued. Your wall art, puts a new fun twist on quilting.

    Throw my name in your hat, I'd love to win, and even have the perfect spot to hang it!!

    Oh, I'm #521, drop by if you'd like!

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

  138. It's stunning, so please do count me in!

  139. Thanks to OWOH, I have become a follower of your blog. I love fiber and textile art. Many of your links are interesting too.

    I would love to be in your draw. Thanks for visiting me at my blog. :)

    mandolin50 at hotmail dot com

  140. Hi Joe,
    I'm so happy you visited and led me back here. Your blog is VERY inspirational. You do beautiful work and it's obvious that it's heartfelt work. I enjoy that you let us know your thought process behing each creation via quotes and mantras.
    Sky Flower is a magnificent piece, beautifully done.
    Happy to be your newest follower......

  141. What a joy to find your blog via OWOH! Your work is gorgeous and I'd be honored.. overjoyed to win your wall quilt! Stunning!

    I'm off to explore some more of your blog..

    Thanks for finding me via my OWOH post.

    Janet, Honey from the Bee, #64

  142. Hi Joe, thanks for visiting my blog - I'm glad you did because it allowed me to find yours. I really like your weaving - the colors are just beautiful! I'm following too so I can find you again and browse around more when I have more time. Nice to meet you.

  143. what an incredible offering! you have put so much time & heart into this piece!! i love jude hill's work, and have visited her blog often over the past few years!!
    please stop by my blog #30 on the list
    warm hugs & blessings from Montana!

  144. Such a gorgeous piece of fabric art! I love it!
    Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

  145. Hi Joe,

    First - thanks so much for the nice comment on my blog. Second - my gawd is this creation beautiful! So much in the little details, I bet it can tell a story. It is obvious it is created with love and care. I'd be beyond thrilled should I be so lucky. And I promise it would hang in a place of importance and be properly adored.

    LOVE your part of the world, well maybe not in Winter though. I was in Montana this past summer (my fourth and not my last trip there) with a bunch of girlfriends and had a blast.

    Thanks so much for the chance at that beautiful work of art.

  146. Hi from Colorado, love this OWOH meet and greet. Come for a visit sometime. Leslie

  147. Namaste Joe, greetings from southern california.
    What a wonderful place to land on this OWOH journey.
    Thanks for flying by my place, it is so nice to meet you.
    blessings all over you. Have a great OWOH flight.

  148. Hey there
    Thanks for visiting my blog Pics by Shel
    Your name is in the hat
    I love your blog too
    please put my name Shelly in your hat too.
    kae4him at msn dot com

  149. Hi Joe,
    Thanks for flying by my blog.
    Nice to meet you!
    Loving your blog and your cool creativity!
    Hope poor Piper if feeling better now too?
    ...and how wonderful is your giveaway! Absolutely stunning!!
    Having such fun meeting so many talented creative peeps in Blogland!
    Jan (UK)

  150. Joe, lovely to meet you and share your creativity xxx

    Thank for dropping by my blog x

  151. Greetings. Your door prize is lovely. I'm off to look at the rest of your site.
    Carol H.

  152. Hi Joe,

    Your blog title cracks me up. It's perfect! Your giveaway is really stunning and I would love to hang it in my studio. I'm a fellow fiber artist (although my fiber is paper pulp -- handmade paper). Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Lorrie Abdo

  153. I love found me...on blogging, that are such grand artist'. I have a cousin, Bag End Studio, that you need to check out...
    I have done some quilting but I like your fiber art better...the expressive flow of the inter are beautiful within as well.
    Thanks for the look and touch of your art...Tootsie

  154. Hello Joe, It's nice to meet you. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your nice comments. Your door prize is amazing. I'm one of your new followers. I love the name of your blog. Hope your sweet kitty who looks like our cat, Penny, is feeling better today. Happy Valentine's day. Have a wonderful time with the OWOH event. Linda

  155. So nice of you to stop by and visit my blog Joe! Nice to meet you. Am enjoying your blog and posts. Will visit again! Lovely creations.

  156. Wow! I'd like to learn to art quilt and make lovely trees like you! Please #875

  157. Charming work, Joe! Stop by and say hi if you get the chance; I'm OWOHing along with you.
    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

  158. Thank you for stopping by. I do like your blog and will be coming back to read more.

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

  159. I'm hooked....pop my name in the hat too please! Thanks for stopping by my OWOH post; nice to meet you!
    And yes, the finger went right over and clicked the *Follow* button....


  160. Wow your fabric creations are just wonderful! I hope your kitty is doing better. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm going to bookmark you cause Blogger won't let me follow anymore blogs for some reason.
    OWOH #488

  161. Hello there Joe, thank you so much for visiting and leaving such kind words (supersnooks13).
    Your blog is very interesting and gorgeous.
    I love what you write in your profile.
    This is a beautiful piece you are giving away.
    I would love to see it in person... hint hint LOL...
    Have a wonderful few days left travelling this
    amazing OWOH..Salut du Québec, Canada !!!

  162. Not going to resist this temptation. I don't put my name into too many drawings because I honestly don't need more stuff....but I really like your piece and I know I would enjoy looking at it frequently. So, please put my name in hat.


  163. It's just beautiful - people are offering such lovely creations, I don't know how they are parting with them! Thank you for the chance to win Sky Flower and for already visiting my OWOH post too :)

    Have enjoyed having a nosey through your blog this evening. I will be back when the OWOH madness is over :)

    OWOH #365

  164. Wow- that is gorgeous! I am amazed that you are willing to part with it- I don't thing I could. I like all the bits of things you have added to it and how it completes the whole picture. Please add my name to your generous drawing and be sure to stop by my blog, #777 on the list.

  165. I love the name of your blog ... it's perfect! How was Jude's class? It looks like you had a lot of fun with it just by looking at your creation. Cheers from northern California!

  166. Joe, I LOVE your blog and your art (and your animals!) I feel I have found a kindred spirit here. Thank you for coming to my blog. I will be coming back here for sure. Your give away is stunning.
    I hope your wonderful cat is feeling tip top now.
    Annie from Blissful Bohemian,xoxo

  167. Hi Joe! You are one talented guy! I am very impressed. Thanks for your comment on my blog today. I've enjoyed reading your posts. I hope your cat gets better soon. I'm from northern Idaho, so we are neighbors. Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful "Sky Flower" piece.

  168. Hi Joe,

    Wow what a fabulous piece. Please add me to your drawing.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog to visit during OWOH. I really appreciate it. I hope you visit again soon.

    And thanks too for participating in OWOH event. I'm having such a great time visiting all the wonderful new (to me) blogs like yours.


  169. Bonjour, Joe, et merci beaucoup! I appreciate you stopping by my blog. Please add my name to the barrel:) I see the lace bobbins at the bottom of your blog -- I once watched a lady in Brugges, Belgium, make lace. I'm in awe of anyone with the patience and dexterity to do that. Looks like you have a lovely slice of Paradise carved out in Big Sky country. I was born across the state line in Wallace, Idaho. It's nice to have 'met' you!

  170. Hi Joe, thank you for your visit to my blog so glad I found yours!!! I would love to win this prize what a wondeful piece it is and so unique! Hope you are having a great time on your first OWOH journey! :0) Take care!

  171. One World One Heart is indeed a wonderful thing...not only full of inspiration but a way for artists to open a door and find common loves, interests and even a common State!

    So glad to see another Montanan in the mix, and I LOVE your work. Truly inspiring!

    So glad that you stopped by my blog and extremely happy that you made it in on time so I could find yours as well!


  172. G'Day Joe,

    Thank you for visiting my creative blog. Please count me in your great giveaway also.

    Cheers, from Australia,
    Kyles =D

  173. wow.. i love this wallhanging !!
    PLEASE , count me in !! :))

    greetings from germany

  174. thanks so much for visiting my blog. your work is fabulous! i'll definitely be back to do more browsing! Please include me in your drawing.

    theweavershand at sbcglobal dot net

  175. I love this quilt Joe and would be honored to display it in my home. I despise monotony too so I am always trying a bunch of creative things. Please add me to the giveaway list and come over and visit me too. I am #229 on the list.

  176. Wonderful art!!!
    Nice to meet you!!!
    Greetings from Spain and thanks for the chance!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

  177. Hi Joe - lovely to meet you - thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words. I very much like what I see here and isn't the class wonderful

  178. Greetings from Indiana Joe! I have very much enjoyed visiting your blog. Your art and creations are very beautiful, and I would be honored to be entered in your drawing. Also, I so glad that Piper is doing well. Thanks for visiting my blog, and it has been a pleasure to meet you. Be Well, Lisa

  179. I love the idea of repurposing things and turn them into art. What a great wallhanging.

  180. Thanks for the chance of winning your fabulous piece of art Joe.

    I hope you'll stop by and see my giveaways too on my blog.

    Sherry from England, UK

  181. Hi Joe! What a pleasure it is to meet you and Piper:-) Your artwork is beautiful, and using recycled goods makes it even better! Thanks so much for dropping by my blog earlier :-)


  182. Pleased to meet you Joe, You have a rare gift with the fabric and fibres. Love your give away and couldn't agree more with your friend Sasha about letting the people you love know you love them. Keep smiling and creating, got you in for my draw

  183. Oh my gosh what a beautiful door prize. I would love love love to win this. Your work is beautiful. It's so nice to meet you. I lived in Butte for a couple of years back in the 70's. Love it. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm the one with the crazy birdhouse.

  184. Greetings Joe from a fellow blogger and crafter in the UK.

    Thank you for visiting me and for giving me the opportunity to visit yout webhome. Love your work.. using recycled fabric.. awesome. Your give-away is stunning... keeping my fingers crossed :)

    Thank you for being part of this amazing journey of happiness and give your furry friends - especially adorable Piper - a big cuddle too ~smile~

    Caroline OWOH #613


  185. Your cloth is wonderful -- I'm really enjoying looking around your blog!
    Please enter my name into your draw -- thank you so much!
    ~martha (#384)
    (from Toronto :)

  186. Hi Joe
    greetings from Finland
    you are very multitalented!
    thanks for this chance to win.

    *451*OWOH Mervi
    leikkaan @

  187. Goodness Joe, what a pleasure it's been to meet you! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your very nice comment. I really love your work, even though I'm not familiar with weaving as you do it. Please count me in for your drawing as I love the tree!

    Hugs XX Barbara

  188. Joe...Every once in awhile a OWOH give-away makes my heart skip a beat...and that's what happened when I saw your amazingly soulful work...It is truly talking to me..Being a believer in magic and that the Universe wants me to have what speaks to my heart, I'm thinking it's my # that should be pulled from your hat, bowl or basket. But just to add a little extra I'm casting a spell and crossing my fingers...
    Enjoy the journey...
    Thank you for coming by my blog...

  189. Morning Joe.. so nice to meet you and Piper.. I love your art.. and love the recycle too.. it is are very talented.. thanks for the visit..and your nice comments.. so appreciated..
    # 617

  190. Hi Joe! It's a pleasure to meet you. I am fascinated by your style and am now your newest follower- I look forward to getting to know you better after OWOH!
    I would liove to win your wall hanging, I love the richness of color and texture- I especially love that you managed to keep it beautiful with becoming "cute"...
    Please stop by and see me as well:
    Happy OWOH!
    Stephanie #677

  191. hello Joe, love this work off you, and so surprising to see a man working at this art, great!! Best wishes and namaste from Janine

  192. Well Joe I have spent the last hour reading your blog. I love how you weave poems into your life. Your weaving's are fantastic. Your animal friends I love and your kindness to others is wonderful. Your description of the weather in Montana and the sky brings back memories. I had a log home built there and brought here. I made many wonderful friends during that time. I would drive over and when I hit the Bitter root valley the sky would open for as far as one could see... Sorry didn't mean to go on and on.
    I love your offering and would love to have one of your creations. Take care Spring is not to far away

  193. Joe -

    I think you're the first guy I've run into in my OWOH travels! Good for you! :D I used to have a St. Bernard named Callisto (Cally for short) who I loved to death - I miss her a bunch. I laughed at your comments for them in their sidebar pictures. Stick around! I will and thanks for visiting my blog for OWOH!


  194. Thanks for your visit btw

    I had fun at your blog.... your work amazing... I love quotes and found them and your work inspiring.


  195. Hi Joe..thanks for dropping by my blog...I see you have a cat ruler in your home too! Your giveaway is just beautiful..would love the chance to win it
    namaste from Australia
    Tracy x

  196. Wow, what a great wall hanging. Love the blues and the tree. Wonderful way to recycle. Thanks for dropping by my blog and put my name in the hat for your drawing. Would love to win it.

  197. Gorgeous Joe! I'd love a chance to win!

    Thanks for stopping by the Everyday Mommy too!
    Outrageous joy,
    Kathy #655

  198. Oh, I love this, count me in and thanks for entering mine as well. cottage6studio(at)yahoo(dot)com.