Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart Event

Welcome to Seven Underfoot blog...
 I am listing today for my daughter Melanie.... She had wanted to participate in the Event this year, but last night her house burnt to the ground and she lost everything she owned, even her two cats.  No one was home, Melanie was at work and the kids were with their grandmother, we are thankful that no one got hurt. Melanie had talked about this event and wanted to do a listing, but her items were lost in the fire. So I thought I would set up my site for her.  Bonnie also has two blogs participating this year 566 & 567 and she has offered a doorprize so Melanie had something to offer you for stopping by.
Melanie's blog "Oh the Drama"  is about her family, her animals  and her cross stitching. A lot of the items she stitches are for The World of Charity Stitcher Yahoo Group.  Bonnie is one of the quilters for the group and I just keep them in supplies. 
Melanie's door prize will be this Lavender Sachet....
just leave a comment to be entered.

Bonnie had giveaways for CSN Gift Cards on her Southern Style and Nanbon's Corner Blogs... stop by and enter those contests too...

One World, One Heart

Thanks for visiting..

I am amazed at how many of these wonderful bloggers have offered to send Mel a card of encouragement, A special Thank You to all of you...  If any one would like to send a card to Mel, leave me a message and  I will be happy to send you our address...

the fire


  1. That is so terrible and sad. I send lots of hugs and love to the whole family.

  2. such a beautiful giveaway!! count me in please.

  3. Oh I am so sorry! How horrible, and that she even lost her two cats. I am so sorry. I wish I could do something! I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers and hope only good things come your way from now.

  4. Hi,
    Oh My goodness- How horrible for your daughter..My heart goes out to your family-Its such a hard thing to go through..
    I enjoyed browsing through your blog- This is my first year enjoying the OWOH event..So much fun! What a great way to meet new friends. I hope you visit my blog and join in on my giveaway as well!

  5. What a lovely giveaway! please count me in & drop my blog as well to join in. Hugs, Diane

  6. Hello,
    I'm hopping around the world tanks to OWOH !!!
    Love your prize, and I would looooove to win.
    Thanks for the chance.
    Lots of greetings from Belgium.

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

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

  9. Oh no! I am so sorry, what a huge loss! My heart is with her.

  10. 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:

  11. I am so sorry to hear about the fire, but what a blessing that it happened when no one was at home. Kudos to you and your daughter for continuing with this lovely giveaway after such a tragedy!!

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

  13. I'm so sorry for the losses Melanie is going through. I hope that she is doing well and am thankful that no one was hurt. I'm sure her heart is heavy on the loss of her fur babies most of all. I will keep her in my prayers.

  14. You're sweet to hold Melanie's giveaway for her...and I'm so glad nobody was hurt! I'd love to win the sachet. (Lavender is a panacea for all ills. :~)

    As an Air Force retiree's spouse (and mom with three of four kids in the AF) I love the header picture you have of the Core Values statue/plaques. Awesome.

    Be well,
    Hermits' Garden

  15. Hi from Ky! So many creative bloggers out here! Put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee

  16. Greetings from Virginia, US! Thanks for your giveaway. I would love a chance at your pretty prize. Please feel free to enter my drawing at
    avennett AT verizon DOT net
    OWOH participant #523

  17. Oh, I'm so sorry for what happened to Melanie's house and the cats. It's so nice of you to do the give away in behalf of her too. Hope everything will be okay and she'll recover from the loss of her belongings. God bless you!

    Here is my post for OWOH - please click..:)

    laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (dot)com

  18. So very thoughtful of Melanie to do this considering this tragedy. I'm so sorry. her lavender sachet is just beautiful.
    Please drop by to see the bead woven necklace I am giving away.

    Jeanie Callaghan

  19. Hugs Melanie, I am so very, very sorry to hear about your house and your cats. I wish you the very best and hope that the year will improve drastically for you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  20. Please send my best wishes for your daughter and her family, and I am sorry about the loss of her furbabies.

    We had a house fire in June, but luckily it was contained to one room, no one was hurt, and we only lost a few "irreplaceables" everything else is replaceable. Even our cats were out.

    I am keeping a good thought, adding prayers, lighting a candle, and sending out positive, and calming energy.

    I would love to win a lavendar sachet, and please tell her or you can do it for her, visit me at #209.
    (Pieces of Fate)

  21. Hi Sean, Oh my gosh how terrible to lose everything. This is just tragic and especially to lose her pets. Thank God no one was home. I will list your blog on my sidebar and please let us know how we can help. I will be praying for your entire family for many miracles and blessings to come your daughter's way. We have a son and his family in Mobile. Where are you?
    Oh and yes the sachet is lovely and I'd love to be entered to win. Peace to you all.

  22. Pretty sachet! I love lace and ribbons!

  23. 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

  24. Oh Lord! What a terrible thing to happen! I don't know what to say...Cheery greetings from Blogland really don't seem appropriate. My thoughts and prayers are with Melanie, and all your family. As you say, thank goodness noone was killed - but the pussy cats...everything she owned...unbelievable!
    How kind of you to post this on her behalf. God bless.


  25. I am sorry to hear about Melanie's tragedy. It is a blessing, indeed, that no one was hurt. This is a beautiful giveaway! jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

  26. One World One Heart

    Wonderful to visit your blog and meet you. Your lovely sachet is a wonderful offering. Put my name in your draw, then take a minute to visit my blog, and I will add your name to win one of three prizes.


  27. I would love to win this gorgeous sachet!

    Come by my blog to enter my OWOH giveaway also. I'm #590.

    Have a grand OWOH journey,
    hoerauf at comcast dot net

  28. Oh I am so very sorry to hear of the fire, and the loss of her cats.. Thank goodness no one was hurt.. Sending big hugs your way.
    OWOH #502

  29. WOW well I am so glad everyone is safe, sorry to hear about this horrible event.
    Thank you for offering this item up! I hope you will stop over to my blog as well, I am giving away some handmade cards.
    Heidi #259

  30. Hi Im Belinda Nice to meet you .Love your Blog!!
    Please visit mine.My door prize is a OOAK polymer bunting baby
    hugs Belinda

  31. I am so sad to hear that your daughter has suffered this loss. It is a blessing her and the kids were not at home but so sad about her furbabies. Give her a hug from me and tell her I am sorry. It is good she can still be in this OWOH and meet all the good people, I hope it cheers her up some
    I would love for you to visit my blog and sign her up for my prize as well if you have time

  32. I have a feeling some people commenting aren't even looking at the posts, sad. My thoughts and love go out to her and the family, and those poor poor cats :(

  33. Heartfelt thoughts go out to your daughter! So sad to hear of the fire. I hope OWOH can bring some happiness in a time like this.
    Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

  34. I love lavender so would love to win this, as I also adore hearts.

  35. Talk about inspiration amidst tragedy! I can't believe Melanie even found the time to get an OWOH together! I'm sorry to hear about the fire and loss of her little kittys. I'm glad it was when the rest of the family was not home though. I'll be thinking of them, hoping things get better quickly and that Melanie wins some grand OWOH's :)
    Sandi at 559

  36. Oh, I am so sorry to hear about her terrible ordeal and know that there are no words that can help... I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers and am ever grateful that there was not a larger tragedy and that she and her children were not at home. Blessings, antonella :-)

  37. My thoughts and prayers are with your daughter and family..So generous of you to still want to giveback.Hopefully it will come back to you ten times over.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  38. My heart goes out to your daughter, losing a home and pets is devastating. Please tell her my prayers are with her. That is so lovely on your part to be having the OWOH giveaway for her...I wish we could send HER something!!

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  39. Thank God the children and your daughter are okay. Please tell the military service person, "thanks for serving". Our family has always had men in the service as well as fire fighters and police and I'm especially grateful when someone serves in those capacities.
    This is a lovely sachet and so sweet of you to host for your daughter. God's blessings on you, yours and the work of all your hands and hearts.

  40. I am so sorry about the fire, it sounds just awful. I will be thinking about you, your daughter and her family, and the poor, poor kitties. I hope that things improve and that she has a new home soon.

  41. My heart goes out to your family.

  42. hugs to Melanie. so glad that no one was hurt in the fire. God is really good!

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

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

  44. How pretty! And I love lavender...did you guess? ♥ Thanks! Visit me soon, too! ♥ I'm # 389 ! ♥

  45. So sorry to hear of the fire, sending prayers for your family.
    kimberlybreid a hotmail dot com

  46. thanks for offering such a wonderful give-a-way
    thanks for the opportunity

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

  48. What horrible news! Glad that they survived, but hated that they lost their kitties too:( Anything we can do to help? pop on over for a cup of coffee and chat. Wanda in Ohio #220
    needlewings (at) mac (dot) com

  49. I'm so sorry she has had to go through this. Thank goodness she and her family weren't hurt. So sad about the kitties.

  50. I am so sorry to hear of the fire and I can't imagine the heartbreak you are going through. 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. #819

  51. Greetings from Massachusetts! Love your blog! Awesome prize! Thanks for the chance to win.

    I hope you will come and visit my OWOH post and check out my blog!

    illtemperedink AT msn DOT com

  52. 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. You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


  53. Oh my goodness that is just awful. Sending lots of good wishes. Kim

  54. I'm so sorry to know about your daughter loss, specially for the cats because they were a part of the family I guess.. but thank God that her children were safe.
    I send you and your daughter A "virtual" hug.

    Gracie from Mexico

  55. This is tragic, so sorry for her losses. If you email me, I might be able to find some embroidery thread or cross stitching fabric in my art supplies to send her

  56. This is so thoughtful of her I'm glad no one was hurt but am sorry about the cats I know that isn't easy. You all are in my prayers.

  57. Nice Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

    Please visit my OHOW giveaway:

  58. Hi Sean,
    Thanks for your visit to my blog, I really appreciate you stopping by. This is so lovely of you to do this for Melanie and for Bonnie to have a gift for your visitors. I will go over to Bonnie's blogs and leave a message for her too.
    Would you please come back to my blog, #9 on the list and leave me another message with your email addy or if you scroll down my side bar, you will see my email link. I would like to talk to you about sending something along to Melanie anyway. I am still recovering after a house fire two years ago so I do understand how devastated she must be feeling, losing everything. But thankfully they were all away and not hurt or even there to visually see what was happening.

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

  60. I am amazed your family can even think about being in OWOH right now! You are fantastic to be doing this after such a shock.

    Hope everything goes smoothly as your daughter remakes her home and house-- and that OWOH brings you all many new friends!


  61. This is tragic.
    Sorry for the cats!
    I hope everything is coming well soon.
    Many greetings from the Netherlands,


  62. I feel like I want to give something to Melanie! This is so sad and scary.

  63. Hello from Oregon! Thanks for inviting me to peek around your blog and enter your giveaway. So sorry to hear about the fire. I'm glad that no one was hurt. Wish there was some way to help. If you would allow me to send her a card, just to know I am thinking of her, please email me at the addy below and send me a snail mail addy that I can send it to. Also, to you sir, thank you for serving in the military. I am an AF brat and there is not enough respect in the world to pass on to you. :)
    I would love it if you could find time to come to my blog and enter for my door prize also.
    :) Gale

  64. I'm so sorry to hear about her home and cats :( I do wish her well and hope things get back to normal sooner then expected. <3

  65. bless you! What a shock. I pray for your recovery quickly and abundance beyond the tragic ....emotionally and materially.

  66. I'm sorry to hear about the fire, thank goodness no one was hurt!
    What a nice thing for you to do the giveaway for her...
    Thank you for visiting my blog!
    Waxela (wa-shay-la)

  67. What a great dad you are! Please enter my name and Melanie is in my drawing too!
    Hang in there!!
    Hugs from California

  68. ____♥____
    Greetings from Pleasanton, California
    Please Enter ME in Your Lovely Giveaway

    Thank you for visiting my blog, please keep in touch!

    Thanks for the entry & consideration
    Blessings ♥ tere

    "Kung Hei Fat Choi!"

  69. Please forgive me for not getting here sooner...I feel so sorry she has had to go through this devastating loss(home and pets) and amazed that you continued OWOH for her despite this tragedy. What a fabulous parent you must be and I am humbled you did this so she could still be part of this event. I think rallying around someone, even a stranger, in need... be it with just how amazing this art community truly is. I for one would love to be sent Melanie's address if you please. Please hug her with the knowledge that the hug is coming from many people!
    host/creator OWOH

  70. Hi Dad, Melanie is very lucky to have you and her mom and the kids at this trying and sad time. My heart goes out to her at this time and she has my deepest sympathy. I have already entered her in my drawing 1st one and her name is still there for the second and will put your name in also for the second and so both have a chance to win the second drawing. Please go by my blog Blossoms Bloomers again for the peek at the second prize.

  71. I'm very sorry Melanie's lost her furbabies and her home, a great loss. Please send me an email, I'd like to send something to her. My email address is on my blog.

    I wish all of you strength, comfort, and consolation as you move forward. Thank you for your service and for allowing us to help Melanie if we can.

  72. Hello, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and entering my give away (for your daughter). I'm so very sorry to hear about her home, but very happy to hear that no lives (other than her kitties) were taken in this tragic event. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family. Sachet is very beautiful and thanks for the opportunity to possibly be the winner.

    Bright blessings,

  73. You are absolutely wonderful for doing this. My heart is aching right now thinking about what she and the kids are going through! SO THANKFUL that everyone was out of the house, So DISTRAUGHT that the cats were not. Please please send regards from a stranger in Indiana and know my thoughts and healing wishes are with her and the family.
    With love,
    (#17 on OWOH -

  74. It was so nice to meet you Sean. Thank you for visiting with me today. Your daughter and her family are in my thoughts and prayers. Fire is such a taker of all things. I'm so sorry for the loss of her furbabies. The blessing is that she and her children were not at home. With support and help she can rebuild and it sounds as though she has a very strong support group behind her.


  75. Thank you for stopping by my blog, on behalf of your daughter. I am so sorry for her loss of home, and her cats. How awful. I visited her blog, and it sounds like she has had a hell of a time thus far. I hope things get better for her and her family. I'm not good with cards, but perhaps she would enjoy a journal?

  76. You have done a fantastic service for your daughter. My heart goes out to her for losing her two cats. I would be crushed if that happened to me. Please enter me in your giveaway and thank you so much for visiting me. Just so you remember, I'm number 11 and my information is on my profile page.

  77. Hi. So very sorry to hear about the tragedy regarding your daughter.
    Wishing you all the very best ♥

  78. Oh my heart hurts for your daughter - what a devastating thing to experience! Yes, please give me an address where I can send something extra for her.

    Thank you for participating on behalf of Miss Melanie... please count me in for your sweet 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

  79. how sad..
    thank you for visiting my blog
    count me in please,

  80. Oh, I believe I saw this on the news here in Fort Myers, and was devastated then...but I am so much more so now. Not only would I like to send Melanie a card, I would love to offer anything she might need - I have more than enough furniture and clothing if there is any way I can help. Peggy, peggyswfl at yahoo dot com

  81. What a wonderful Dad to help your daughter out like this. Time heals everything and all will come right slowly! What a sweet thing for Melanie to do. I'd love to win as it will always hold memories.

  82. What an absolute tragedy for your daughter - I can't imagine how awful it must be to lose everything including your pets. It is very generous of you to offer something for OWOH as a giveaway on her behalf. It seems wrong to ask for a chance of winning somehow. I will email you separately about this.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway.


  83. Such a sad story - having suffered a house fire a few years ago which was nothing compared to what your daughter has faced I send her my heartfelt sympathies - please let me have an address so I can send her a little something anyway x You will find my email address on my blog x

  84. What a sad story. I hope your daughter will have another home soon and I wish for her all the strength to get over.
    But no one was hurt severely, that a good thing. My warmest sympathy will be for her.

  85. I am so sorry to hear what has happened to your daughter and her family. How devastating. I would love to help her out so she can get started creating again when she feels ready. Could I please have her address so I can send her some embroidery supplies. I have an enormous abundance and would like to share.

  86. I am so sorry to hear about Melanie's house fire - she must be devastated about her cats but thank heavens everyone else was out of the house. I'd love to send her a card. Thanks for visiting my blog too.

  87. Greetings! So sorry to here about Melanie's loss but thank God all human life is spared! Prayers and hugs, Jan #269

  88. Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know about Melanie. She is in my prayers. I hope she wins MANY of the OWOH door prizes! :-)

    thecreatorspalette at gmail dot com
    #14 "Melanie's Journey"

  89. I'm so sorry that this happened to Melanie's family, Sean. It's nice of you to join OWOH in her name. What is Melanie's blog address? I can't use scented items, but my daughter would love to have the sachet. Thanks for counting me in.

  90. I think you're so kind to do this for your daughter! I hope erverything will work out for her and her family.

  91. So sorry to hear about your daughter's loss. And it's so good of you to do this for her. I have entered her into my giveaway. I hope anything turns out good for her. I'm sending prayers and good vibes her way.
    I also wish to thank you for your military service. You guys don't get thanked enough.

  92. Sean, how terrible for Melanie everything gone and her dear cats too what a blow but how good it is to have family around you at such a time.

  93. I just want to send you some strength from across the water. I hope your daughter will get over the enormous shock and rebuild her life soon.
    Hugs, Sonja (#785)

  94. Sean, I will pray that your daughter makes it through this terrible ordeal just fine. Thank you for visiting my giveaways # 102. Good luck

  95. Hi Sean - thanks for stopping by my blog as part of OWOH. I think it is great you set this up for Melanie. I am sure she will be able to put this terrible tragedy in the past with the help of such a wonderful supportive family. The best to all of you.

  96. It's such a blessing that her family was safe, but I'm sure Melanie is just so sad to have lost her beloved pets and of course all of her belongings. I hope that in the long run, ti will be a blessing in disguise. I am glad you stopped by my blog and entered my OWOH giveaway for her.

  97. I am thankful the family was not at home, so sorry for the loss of her pets.
    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


  98. So sorry for all the loss but glad your family is safe.
    OWOH hugs.
    Carol H.

  99. Hello Sean, It's nice to meet you. This is so kind of you to do this for your daughter. It's a blessing she and her family are safe. I'm following this blog. Prayers for Melanie.

  100. Oh my gosh! I am so sorry to hear this news! If there is anything I can do to help please email me. Please email me her contact information so I can send her a card and I am going to make her a special prize made just for her, no drawing involved! My heart goes out to her - I can't even imagine the pain. I am glad the kids are safe but my heart is breaking also for the loss of the kitties!
    You are a great mom for doing this for her!
    so please email the necessary information at elizabethstudio54[at]gmail[dot]com so I can get all of that out to her.
    Big Hugs from snowy New Hampshire,
    Beth P

  101. Hi from Colorado, I'm praying for her. Love this OWOH meet and greet. Come for a visit sometime. Leslie

  102. So sorry to hear of Melanie's loss...and so thankful that she and little ones are okay. My sister lost her home to fire just two years ago...and her family also got out just in time...thanks to their dog! Sending best wishes for Melanie!

  103. You are such a great father for hosting this for Melanie. If I were to happen to win, please give the sachet to Melanie. I survived a house fire in 1994 so I know the devastation and shock she is feeling right now. Despite the loss of her two fur babies, I am sure she is so thankful to still have her human family intact. My thoughts and prayers go out to her and your grandkids. I am so sorry for the loss of their beloved kitties.

    I hope Melanie can get her blog going again soon. "Oh the Drama" will have a lot more to talk about now! It will be her therapy so I hope you encourage her to continue as soon as she's able. I pray for this to be put swiftly behind her and keep on keepin' on.

    Indiana, USA

  104. What an absolutely beautiful thing you are doing for your daughter. I send my condolences to her for the loss of her home and sweet pets. Thank you for coming to visit with me (#377). Give your daughter a big hug. Theresa

  105. My heart goes out to Melanie. I cannot imagine the sense of loss, confusion, and grief that comes at a time like this.
    You are such a sweet dad to host this for her.
    I have already been to both of your wife's blogs.
    Hugs to you and your family,
    ON, Canada
    blog #51

  106. Sorry to hear what happened!
    Thanks for visiting my blog - I'm pleased if I could send her a postcard or something to a little cheer up;-))m
    my email: leikkaan @

  107. 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.

  108. Greetings Sean from southern california.
    I am moved to tears by your sweetness. I am so sorry for your daughters loss.
    Thank goodness her and the children are fine, I am so glad.
    Thank you for coming over.
    May there be many blessings on all of you!
    Hang in there Melanie and good luck on my draw.

  109. Thanks for the visit to my blog...this is nice of you to do this for your daughter. What a devastating loss. Being that I have gone through some stuff my self I want her to know my heart goes out the her. So glad to have met you through the one world one heart event.

  110. I am so sorry about the home, your stuff and the darling kitties! I do hope everything will
    work out for you all! Thanks so much for stopping by my OWOH! Please enter me in your giveaway too- send me the address so I can send a card.
    Best Wishes,
    charmedvictorian @ gmail dotcom

  111. I feel some of your pain...I lost part of my home to water 2 years seemed the hardest part was the insurance part of it. My thoughts and good energy are sent your way for the whole family. The hard work that you put into this will be a out of what has happened. It doesn't seem as so but time heals some how it does. If I were closer I would be there to help...

  112. so sorry to hear about the fire. i'm glad everyone was safe and that she has family like you to help her through.

  113. Such terrible news, but you are so fabulous for doing all of this for Melanie! OWOH definitely brings all of us closer together, and she's getting all of my good thoughts and prayers!

  114. Hi,
    First, thank you for stopping by my blog ... I wanted to say how much I wish for things to be Ok after this fire and that it is so good to hear that everyone is safe.
    I also wanted to ask if it is possible that the banner on this blog can be attributed the 101st Airbourne Division (Screaming Eagles)? I have an interest in the group from many years ago and wondered if that was the case.
    I am wishing all the very best,
    Barbara ~ Canada

  115. Greetings from Clovis, California
    I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog and your work is wonderful! Stop by and visit mine, if you haven’t already, for a chance to win my door prize. In the meantime, I hope this journey is as fun for you as it is for me.
    Best, Holly
    My blog:

  116. I just got your request to add Melanie to my drawing and I'm secretly praying she wins one of my prizes! Blessings and prayers are with you and your family...Thanks for doing this for your daughter.
    plz add me to her drawing...

  117. Sean how about sending me your addy...have something in mind for your daughter!!! Blessings. Bevie2u(at)wildblue(dot)net

  118. What a kind gesture that you are listing for melanie. Please send our healing thoughts and prayers to her. I lost my home in a fire when I was a is devastating.

    Nice to meet you both during this wonderful OWOH adventure!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! :)


  119. Forget the door prize. I think we all should send something to Melanie. I know I will be. At a time like this I just want you to know how we feel your pain. I remember reading about an artist that lost years of art journals in a fire. I cried for her, I couldn't comprehend loosing everything I had ever created. I know we can't replace her things. Maybe we could share our art to encourage Melanie to create again.

  120. Greetings from Ipswich, MA
    I'm glad to meet you. I'm #509

    I'm a jewelry artist, watercolor painter, and over all creative adventurer! And...I'd be honored to have you follow my blog!

    Very pretty - I love lavender, too. Please enter me into the OWOH drawing. Thanks!

    I hope you get to visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come any time to chat.

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

  121. Hello and greetings from Virginia. I am so terribly sorry to hear of such a tragic event. Thankfully your daughter and grandkids were not there and are ok. I am, however, so sorry to hear about the two cats. I know how pets can feel like a big part of the family.

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

  122. I cannot even imagine losing everything in a fire. I always think I should make a point to make a get up and go bag - like what would you take if you had a moment to react. But we tend to like to think that it won't happen - and then what if it happens when nobody is home! Horrible - please give your daughter my condolences. :(

  123. So very sorry about the fire....
    Thank you for the chance to enter your lovely giveaway!

  124. Hello Sean,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a message on behalf of your daughter.
    I am really sorry to read about the fire, please email me your mailing address so I can send her a card and a little something.
    My email addy is: craftysarita(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Thank you!
    Warm greetings from Mexico~

  125. Oh wow. That is awful. Her and her family will be in my prayers. Thank God that her and her family were safe, but I'm sorry about the cats.


  126. You are a fantastic Dad! A huge hug to you. My prayers for Melanie and her loss but thank God she and the family is unhurt. Elena of MyQuest

  127. I also would love to send a little love to Mel. Please pass along where I can send a card.

    Blessings on all of you!

  128. So sorry about the fire...sounds like a lovely family.
    Lovely blog and lovely giveaways…I hope I win.
    Carolyn Kight Michigan USA
    My blogs in OWOH

    another email (I like this one the best.)

  129. Thank you for visiting my blog(3AM Designs)! I read about the fire on Bonnie's blog - and I think it's just terribly sad. I would love for you to send me her address so that I can send a card. Friends of mine recently lost everything in a fire here in NC, too. I know how devastating it can be.
    On another note, I'm an Air Force brat and I enjoyed your blog and your banner.
    My drawing is almost here - Good Luck!
    Have fun with OWOH!

  130. Lovely lavender sachet! :)

    Please come and visit my blog too if you didn´t do it already! Thank you :)

    Warm regards
    Susan, nr 471

  131. Good thoughts coming Melanie's way! Thank you Sean, for being such a thoughtful mom!!

  132. ¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨
    How lovely! Lavender is one of my favorite scents! I would love to win it!
    Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
    Be well & wish well,

  133. Hello I am so sorry to hear about your daughter.
    I would like to offer some clothing to her and the kids. Please email me. I have jeans that are new and gently used I could send to her.

  134. Hello from Cody, Wyoming. I was so sorry to hear of Melanie's fire. What a nice Dad you are! I would like to send her a card. Please email me an address. Thanks.
    ( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
    If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
    # 385
    # 132

  135. 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!


  136. I am so sorry to hear about this fire but what a lovely thought for you to do this on behalf of your daughter!!!! I send Melanie my best wishes and hope that Melanie and her family get back on their feet as soon as possible, so glad that she has a lovely supportive family like you guys!
    Take care and thank you for entering my giveaway too!!!

  137. Happy to hear everyone is safe! and sorry about your daughter's loss, that is terrible. Give here a hug for me!

  138. How horribly sad! I cannot even imagine losing everything like that. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Melanie is entered in my drawing. Please enter me in yours as well.

    theweavershand at sbcglobal dot net

  139. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. That fire was a terrible thing but I thank the Lord that no one was hurt.It is so sweet of you to offer a gift for her. Please count me in.

    Hugs XX Barbara

  140. What a fabulous Parent you are and I Am so sorry for what Melanie has to go through. Having the children OK is wonderful but I am also very sorry for the cats. I know how she can feel losing them, maybe she can adopt a rescue when ready again.

    Her sachet is beautiful and thanks for stopping my my Blog for her.
    I am #267 in OWOH event and I would love to win! Smiles, Cyndi

  141. Thank you for visiting my blog. It's lovely what your are doing.
    I'm so sorry to hear about her lose. I hope she has luck in my giveaway. Sounds like she is due for her luck to change.

    Kyles =D

  142. Hi Sean, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted lavendar sachet art project. How sweet! 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.

  143. 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

  144. Hi.. thanks for stopping by.. such a horrible thing to happen.. you're a great Dad.. very sweet for you to do this.. so glad that your family is ok.. very sad about the fur babies.. would love to send Melanie a card as well..
    # 617

  145. I am so sorry for Melanie's loss! What a great mom to do this for her.

    thanks for visiting my blog as well!

    Helen Fern
    OWOH #594

  146. I am so sorry about the fire. I hope things are looking up a little by now. I love the sachet. It's beautiful!

  147. What a thoughtful thing to do for your daughter. Thanks for visiting my blog, Salt & Light. Please add me to your drawing. I love lavender.
    May God restore all that was lost.

  148. OMG, how terrible to lose everything in a fire. Thanks for visiting my blog and I wish you luck in winning. I'll be sending you an e-mail as I would really like to do something for Mel.

  149. I am so sorry to hear about your daughter's misfortune and the loss of the furry contingent of the family. Thank you for dropping by my blog for her!

    Hugs and well wishes!

    ~Spike (#22) (#24)

    spikelikeart at gmail dot com

  150. 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.
    ....My thoughts are with you and Mel.
    wishes and whimsy
    Wendy from Wonderland

  151. Dear Sean and Melanie!
    So sorry to hear what happened to you. Now my own little sorrows look tiny in comparison and i'm thankful for it. Is there anything i can do for you? Apart from OWOH? Please feel free to ask. Certainly i will list you in my doorprize. Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope everything will soon be forgotten and life will go on with new surprises and joy. AND, the most important was that none of the family came to harm! HUGE,huge Hug for you both.

  152. My heart goes out to Melanie. I can well imagine how hard it was for her and you all. I wish her a better year this year. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  153. Thanks for visiting my blog
    Yes, please add me to your beautiful give away !

    #206 - OWOH

  154. I would like to offer your daughter one o my giveaway journals! I have three shown on my blog at: I was to choose one winner and I have already done that, so as soon as she picks which journal, I will contact you again with the remaining two to choose from!! I am so sorry to hear about the fire! I am glad no one was hurt, but I am sure there were many items that were priceless and can't be replaced-I can only imagine how that feels! I will be praying for her family!! Anyway, if you would send me an address and a first and second preference on the journals- I would love to send her one!!

  155. Please send me an email with your daughter's address. She just won a pair if silver earrings and Swarovski crystals on our OWOH giveaway!

    I am so pleased. You can thank my husband for the lucky number!


  156. Oh no! That's heart wrenching. My heart goes out to Melanie. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


  157. That is the worst. I will be back Hope she wins allot of the door prizes. I will put her in mine Good luck. What a good friend the heart is wonderful .Laura

  158. Sean, just a quick note to let you know you are the winner of the OWOH giveaway on my page. I will announce it soon and will send you more info through email. Congratulations!! And I am sending my prayers for your daughter, Melanie, too.

    Much love my dear.

  159. Sean, your post was not a winning number, but I had my pick of postings that I liked best, and your is one of them. I want to send Melanie my doggy ACEO I posted along in my OWOH. My doggy is a little fighter and we love her. I will email you shortly

  160. You/your daughter is the winner of my Swaroski Crystal/pearl pendant. I have two requirements....1. Enjoy 2. send me your address so I can get it out to you ASAP! I'm getting kinda' old and have a short term memory
    I wish you daughter and family well and bless you for being so kind toward her. These kids get under our skin and we hurt for them during all the problems and rejoice in their happiness.
    Blessings to you soooooo abundantly,

  161. That is so devastating. I would like to send a card to Melanie.

    ecarian at yahoo dot com

  162. Hello Sean - You've won an OWOH prize on Please email me at redsartistcottage at gmail dot com.



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