Monday, January 31, 2011


For the 5th and final year......Lisa Swifka of A Whimsical Bohemian's 2011 One World One Heart Blogger Event

One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers. It allows all those who blog a chance to meet and form connections with those whom they may not have otherwise met from EVERYWHERE...all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way...whoo hoo!!! Lisa says 'Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home........going from blog to blog (in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs'. AND... each blogger who participates will offer a "door prize or sometimes prizes"....just for stopping by, saying hello and seeing their world. It's really easy and FUN!

So with all that said, here's me... and my world!!

I'm Ardith, the CheekyRadish...
I live in a world reflective of me... a 'painted lady' house,
full of interesting things, like antique (and a few modern) dolls, quirky photos,  and interesting vignettes. I've had the same handsome husband for 30 years,
3 beautiful grown children, whom for the most part are just delightful (they have their moments...(you know)

and 2 little doglets.
I love sailing, travel, and creating things. All sorts of things.

A few years ago, I bought the 'Learn to Knit in one Day' Book'... they lied, it took more than one day. But I did indeed learn to knit and became kind of obsessed with it. Knitting like a crazy woman, everything from scarves to sweaters, to purses!  I especially have enjoyed the felting aspect, so My ONE WORLD ONE HEART gift, is a 8" x 6" purse with hand knitted, felted flowers adorning it.
A little something to brighten your winter days! Leave me a comment, so I can hop over to your blog, AND a way to contact you as I'll be choosing a winner with the random number generator on Feb. 17th.

Hope you've enjoyed a peek into my world, come on back if you'd like!!I'd love to have you be a follower!!


  1. Greetings from Virginia, US. Lovely bag. Thanks for your giveaway. If you'd like, you can enter mine at: - listed as participant #523 for OWOH
    avennett AT verizon DOT net

  2. Good Day- I love seeing your home and family...I too have been happily (mostly), married for over 30 years with 2 grown children & 1 very aloof cat. I love those felted purses and would be proud to own one!!! have fun during OWOH.
    Stop by for a visit,

  3. How cute is that. I have been my sweetie 30 years too.
    You might like his music.

  4. Greetings from Canberra Australia Ardith where it is the middle of the night and I should be in bed asleep but it is too hot.
    I love your bag and would definitely love to win it.

  5. You have a lovely family, I enjoyed meeting you! I hope you will stop by and visit me, too!

  6. what a lovely giveaway! please add me ot the draw! and hope you can fly into my blog if you get a chance!


  7. I love the little purse. It makes me happy! Enter my OWOH

  8. Nice to meet you Ardith! You have a beautiful family, home and blog! And your prize is the cutest! Enjoy the OWOH!

  9. Awww...what a sweet little purse, its lovely. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway. It's nice to meet you and learn more about you. Your house is gorgeous. You have a beautiful family, thanks for sharing. I hope you're having lots of fun during your travels from around the world.

    Bright blessings,

  10. What a totally great purse, I'm just starting with the felting myself as my oldest daughter has started wanting to try it...thanks for visiting my blog!

  11. Greetings from Massachusetts! Thanks for visiting my OWOH post!

    Love your blog! That purse is just too cute! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  12. not sure if the last post went..if so please delete it....i love the purse...Please enter my name.
    Stop by my blog to win a crazy polymer clay face bracelet.

    Thanks so much,

  13. What a lovely purse. I'd be honored to win it. You seem like you have a very good sense of humor. I love the house and especially the doglets!!! I'll be back to visit often!

  14. Ok first of all I have to say I love your blog header, LOL. It's perfect! And I love the design of your blog as well. Now I have to have you know that I ADORE your felted purse. It's absolutely GORGEOUS! I am really good at a lot of different kinds of arts and crafts but crochet, nitting etc type crafts I have never been able to pick up, just not my thing so I have great respect for those that can do it and you can do it so well. This fact may be why I covet the few precious crocheted things I have and why I hope and pray that I will get picked, LOL. Thanks so much for sharing your blog and such a beautiful prize with us all.
    I'm having so much fun on the OWOH! I love your blog and I'm so happy to meet you! Hope you have a most wonderful and happy day! Hugs!

    Vintiquities Workshop

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

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

  17. Hi Ardith, so nice to meet you. Please enter me in your giveaway - I love the bag, it's a wonderful prize! Thank you for visiting my blog. Lisa

  18. Lovely bag, thanks for the chance to win :)

    I love your house too!

  19. Hi thanks for visiting my blog today and your nice comments about my babies, I loved your blog and your purse is awesome. I too bought a cd on learning to knit along with the needles etc and it intimidated me LOL I can crochet enough to dress my babies and that is about all I can stand of holding the needles. I guess I am more of a clay squisher. It was nice meeting you

  20. You have a wonderful family and a wonderful home! I love your purse and would love the chance to win!
    antmee.blogspot #178

  21. what a beautiful purse. Love it.

  22. 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:

  23. Greetings from Connie on Kauai. I really enjoyed exploring your blog. terrific giveaway too!
    come visit my blog too!

  24. Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey! It's been a pleasure to come to your blog!

  25. What a sweet purse. I would love to have this little gem. A beautiful home too!

    Lorrie Abdo

  26. I just love felting and what a lovely bag. So glad I stopped by and discovered your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. G'Day from Brisbane! Poppin' in for OWOH event. Pleased to meet you!

    You have a beautiful family and home. Congratulations on 30 years of marriage. My hubby and I will celebrate 4 years this March.

    homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

    My OWOH giveaway:

  28. So many creative bloggers! Put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee

  29. What a wonderfully SUNNY purse- perfect for the Snow Day we're having (day 2 actually) here in Kansas- but following Punxatawny Phil's prediction for an early spring! Thank you for offering it!

    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!



  30. What a fantastic house! And you have such a lovely family. So glad I stopped by today.

    Jeanie Callaghan

  31. Hi Ardith,
    Thanks for flying by my blog.
    Nice to meet you!
    Lovely blog! Lurve your house!!...and how cute are your doglets!!
    Your knitted purse is beautiful! Wish I could knit and felt! Mmmm perhaps I need that book you had LOL, but I expect I'd need more than one day to learn also!! :)
    Having such fun meeting so many talented creative peeps in Blogland!
    Jan (UK)

  32. I'm so glad you stopped by this morning! I LOVE the little bag you've made! It's just what I enjoy carrying! Love the beautiful colors, too! ♥ Would LOVE to win! ♥

  33. Your painted lady house is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the photo as well as those of you and your family. Oh how I do love that purse. Isn't it great where obsessions can take us? 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.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  34. Hi Ardith,

    I love your post, happy and refreshing!

    I totally saw myself walking around with your purse so I am playing to win!

    Thank you,

    Dena #324 OWOH

  35. Hello Ardith, It's nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting by blog and leaving a nice comment. Your bag is lovely. The little dogs are so cute. Great looking family as well! Have a wonderful time with the OWOH event. Linda

  36. Hi Nice To meet you ! Love your blog ! I am also participating; hopefully you can visit my blog if you get the chance
    Hugs Belinda

  37. I just adore this blog...I shall visit again soon! Thank-you so much for stopping by's great to meet you!


  38. Hi Ardith, thanks for coming to visit with me (#377). It's a pleasure to meet you. I tried that knit in one day thing. Didn't work! LOL I knit fine now, however. And you do, too. Your purse is adorable! And your doglets are so sweet. Thanks again and happy OWOH! Theresa

  39. Hello Ardith, thanks for stopping by my blog. Um..could I just please have your house? It's gorgeous!! I'm following you too and will be back when I have a little more time - catching up on all these wonderful OWOH blogs.

  40. Sweet giveaway ~ love the bag!
    Your home is beautiful and the "doglets" are so cute.

    OWOH #424

  41. That is just darling! It totally suits my personality. As does your house!

    Please come by my blog and my OWOH giveaway as well. I'm #590.

    hoerauf at comcast dot net

  42. Hi Ardith, I am now a follower. Anyone who can get me laughing I have to follow. Great introduction. "same husband for thirty years" got me laughing describing your kids (thought you were describing mine) small dogs and sailing I knew we were on the same page. Love your purse as it is so bright and cheery.

  43. Hi Ardith nice to meet you. Your house is so super wonderful! You have a lovely family and a beautiful giveaway prize:)
    You can find me by way of my avatar.

  44. Hi Ardith,
    It's nice to meet you, and that purse is fabulous!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog:-)

    Waxela (wa-shay-la)
    aka SpiritMama

  45. Hi Ardith, and thank you for coming by my blog! Love your gift, I crochet and taught myself also a couple of years ago. Happy OWOH! Please count me in on your lovely giveaway.

    Hugs XX Barbara

  46. Thanks for the giveaway, I can never have the patience to do needle felting!

  47. What a gorgeous house and family.
    It is late but wanted to stop by and say thanks for visiting "Turn Left at the Pigs", yes I am living a sweet life (finally).
    I left a comment on your thigh post too.

    That is one lovely bag. I can knit a line and purl but a line is all I've ever done. I would love to learn more but I already ignore crafts I know how to do, I am way too all over the place already. Maybe one day. Hey I can crochet...although I don't do that anymore either. Just way too many wonderful creative things to learn and do.
    Aren't we crafty one's so lucky?
    You are very pretty also.
    Happy OWOH,

  48. Hi Ardith,
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments. This purse is super cute. Please count me in.

    Cheers from Australia,
    Kyles =D

  49. It's so much fun to visit all different blogs and get to 'know' people from all over the world! So glad you played along with OWOH too - I enjoyed peeking into your world! I love your little purse too, so count me in for your doorprize please! Love from the Netherlands, Marit (OWOH#501)

    marit at maritspaperworld dot com

  50. Thanks for stopping by my place! Can't wait for the 18th to find out who wins what from whom! I love the little bag!

  51. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you and your art. Laura

  52. Hi Ardith I love your name and ya so cute too! What a beautiful doll like house you live in, like a fairy tale! Love the bag, am such a fan of felting and stitching. Hope I win! Thanks for visiting my blogger too. Nice to meet you, Sanna

  53. Hi there, so nice to meet you!
    Your giveaway is wonderful and gorgeous, would love to be in with a chance to win!

    Greetings from bonny Scotland.

    PS. If you have a minute and have not already done so, please come and visit mine too:o)

  54. What a brilliant bag you have made for a giveaway gift. It's lovely. I znjoyed visiting your blog and will be back to browse another day!

    I am involved in OWOH for the first time. It's great visiting different blogs and finding so many talented people!

    Please visit me (if you haven't already!) at (N° 688 on the list!)


  55. Hello, what an adorable giveaway - please enter me. Your name is in my drawing. Take care.

  56. Your house is beautiful! I love this little purse! So cute! Thanks for the chance to win! jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

  57. So nice to meet you, Ardith. I just howled when I read that part about learning how to knit in one day....have to agree...I don't think I've ever learned how to do anything in one day...I'm sure my mother will agree potty training wasn't learned in a day!! hahahahahaha!!

    Your family is just lovely, as you are. As for sailing, well, this desert rat prefers to stay inland...I get sea sick just watching scenes of water on kids have great stories about their mother on a boat in FL...wanted to feed the dolphins in the wild...I did!!! LOL

    Have a great week.


  58. This little purse would definately brighten my day. Oh how cute it is. The photos of your family make me smile *happy*.
    I'd love to have a chance to win a piece of your beautiful work. Please enter my name into your draw, and thanks! Norma (95)

  59. This sweet little purse would definately brighten my day. It's already brightened actually, looking at the photos of your home and family. *happy*I'd love to have a chance to win a piece of your beautiful work. Please enter my name into your draw, and thanks! Norma (95)

  60. Wonderful to visit your blog and meet you. 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.


  61. Hello...saw you post on my blog & had to come over to "visit". Congrats on 30 years. I've been with mine for 34 years next week. Don't know what life would be without him as he helps me so much & actually does art himself. I love the doglets name....I call mine that too, but when I'm loving them it is pupcakes. Never knitted but maybe I'll be inspired by you


  62. Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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

  64. A darling felted bag. I would love the chance to win it. Please include me in your drawing.

  65. You NEVER look old enough to have been married for 30 years!

    I may have to look out that book as knitting and crochet is something I'd love to learn.

    Thanks you for the chance to win your lovely prize and also for already visiting my OWOH post :)

    OWOH #365

  66. This is wonderful! I could see myself carrying all summer!
    Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

  67. Thanks Ardith for dropping by to see me. I love painted ladies and yours if beautiful. I haven't learned to knit yet but do crochet...humm I think there is quite a bit of difference but I do love it. Your little purse is such a treasure and I would be honored to own it. We have to thank OWOH for giving us all the opportunity to visit and get to know one another.

  68. Hi Ardith, Nice to meet you, you have a gorgeous house, Congrats :)

    Thanks for your comment at my place, and please count me in. ^^


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

  70. Hello from Thailand! have a beautiful family!

    Thanks for your giveaway and count me in it. :)

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

    laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (dot) com

  71. What a gorgeous little bag. Please enter my name in your drawing. Many thanks,

  72. Hi Ardith..thanks for visiting my blog. Your giveaway is gorgeous as are you and your family. Lovely to meet you on this trip around the blog world. Hope we see each other again!
    Tracy x

  73. Fabulous Giveaway just tooooo cute! :-)- please include me and do come and visit my blog and enter mine too –if you haven’t already – I am #139 – Cheers Britt in Australia :-)

  74. Hi, Thanks for visiting me it's nice to meet you!
    Okay I think I have just found the "other me"!! lol i just read a bunch of your posts and like you said "that is so something I would say" you crack me up and you told the toilet story I tell everyone EVERY time I work out about my pain and the toilet experience!!!! roflol
    Glad to meet another who enjoys ALL the nuances of life (even the kind that involves toilets!!) oh and I hope I win that lovely purse to!!
    following now so see ya around!

  75. Oh and PS "go sell crazy some place else has been my matto for years!!!!!!!!!!!heard it in a movie once and thought hummmm... that just what I need to stave off all the fake, unreal people!!!!!

  76. Oh so pretty!! I love the knitted flower on the purse. Thanks for sharing your blog and have fun bloghopping!Please stop by and visit my blog at:

    Thanks Teri

  77. Ardith, your blog is wonderful. Your house looks so full of character.I love that you knit, I tried many moons ago and well...lets just say my infant could sit up ramrod straight in the little jacket LOL
    Your work has a unique flair. Keep smiling and creating pleased to meet you

  78. So very nice to meet you, I love visiting all these wonderful blogs and seeing what everyone is working on, there are so many talented people here..

    Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
    Bonnie in Florida

    Visit my blogs
    # 566 and # 567

  79. How very lovely! Please include me! Visit me at #123

  80. Ardith, it is an amazing bag. Thanks for the chance to win. Please pop over to my blog and enter mine #636

  81. Hi Ardith,
    As a new knitter I am really coveting your lovely bag. Thank you so much for visiting my blog earlier.

  82. Lovely to 'meet' you and your family. I love your house, so gorgeous :) I've just started knitting a bag which I intend to felt but it may well be this time next year by the time it is done lol!!!

  83. Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement and compassion! My son will go in for surgery on Feb 15th. Bless you richly,

  84. What a beautiful house! I went digging a bit trying to see some of the dolls you collect but couldn't find them, I bet they look wonderful displayed in this house. Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

  85. Aimee- I haven't really blogged about them! But you can catch a glimpse of some in photos- there's a large china head peeking out of Christmas presents!! I primarily collect antique dolls, but also have some BJD's but they are kept in the dark... (hehe, just had to say that) seriously, they are kept out of the sun, as they yellow. I think it's time I did showcase some... good thought!!!

  86. your house is beautiful!! great giveaway also!!

    thank for the blog visit!

  87. Hi Ardith,
    Thank you so much for coming over to my blog for a visit. I'm so glad to meet you! Please enter me in your drawing the purse is gorgeous and I would love to win it. I'm hoping I am the lucky winner!!!
    Thank you,

  88. Ardith,
    Thank you for sharing your life with us here on your blog. You have a beautiful home and family. I would be most happy to receive your gift give away if chosen.

  89. Adorable bag! Great blog! Happy OWOH!

  90. Thanks for visiting my blog . I have thoroughly enjoyed a return visit. Great giveaway - hope you enjoy the OWOH event.

  91. Lynn, I inadvertently deleted your comment, so I'm adding myself. Duh... hope this isn't an indication of the way my weekend is going to be.

    I'm SO glad you came by Blue Skies and introduced yourself. I'm hooked on your blog, especially after reading about sore thighs and sitting on the toilet. TOO TRUE!!!! What are we thinking??? Hopefully your cute new workout clothes make up for the pain...
    Please enter me in your drawing!

  92. Beautiful felting. I knitted one scarf and then found my love--tatting!!

  93. Hey cheekyradish, I love your blog and I like have purchased book that promise you can do something in ONE DAY and they always lie. I love the purse, and I really need it. It looks smaller that the one I carry and my shoulder (bursitis) would be so happy if I win. Thanks for stopping by my blog Blossoms Bloomer and the lovely comment on the The Queen Wears Boot.

  94. Hi Ardith. It is so very nice to meet you. I just love your purse. It is so very pretty. Please enter my name into your fabulous OWOH giveaway.

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

  95. What a gorgeous piece of artwork. I would love to win! Please visit me at Irish Muses #678

  96. It's a bit like "Learning to Corchet in One Day." Ain't gonna happen but fun to try :)

    OWOH hugs.
    Carol H.

  97. Hi Ardith, so lovely to meet you, you have a beautiful family! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your dellightful knitted bag:-)

    Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  98. so many OWOH participants, it's so nice to meet new people without going out

    anyway, it's lovely to meet you, Ardith and thanks for stopping by my blog

  99. hello from Ohio! It is nice discovering your blog! What a beautiful looking family!I love wool so I would love to win your lovely bag!
    I will follow you!
    gabriela #439

  100. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway - what a pretty purse - love the colors and that yellow is so happy!!
    Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
    wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
    Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

  101. How did you know my winter days needed brightening???

    You're right, too--that would work . . .

    Happy OWOH to you--stop by for a little visit if you get the chance, I'm playing along, as well!

    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

  102. What a lovely bag for the giveaway prize, please enter me, hope I win :-) Thank you for posting a comment on my blog too, it's been very nice to meet you!

  103. Lovely bag. I enjoy felting. I had a giggle about the book that said they'd teach you to knit in a day - well done for persevering.

  104. Hi Ardith,
    Oooh! I would love to win that cool bag! Please stop by my giveaway at # 84! Your doglets are just precious!

  105. great blog title and the purse is too cute! knitting is a great way for me to pass time and have something productive to show for my time. visit Thistle Cove Farm when you've time.

  106. Thank you for your visit!

    I'd SO love to win this sweet bag!

    Its gorgeous!


  107. Beautiful little purse! Please include me in your giveaway. I hope you can stop by my blog at #331 and enter my giveaway, too!

  108. Hi Ardith,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your blog looks fun! and your feltwork is wonderful.

  109. oooo, I love purses. Please enter my name for your drawing. it's nice to meet you. I started knitting last year and I truly enjoy it.

  110. your blog is beautiful and your offering so lovely! i love felted pieces of art, and such a practical one you've made!
    please come visit my blog #30 on the list!
    warm hugs & blessings from Montana!

  111. Hello Ardith! I'm Wanda in Ohio. I have enjoyed meeting you and your family. Also those two adorable dogs! Your purse is adorable! As for knitting, yes I believe that it would take more than a day. I dropped a stitch once and got all confused and didn't know how to fix it. Something about having to work with two sticks are a coordinated effort! I'd even starve if I had to eat with chop sticks! lol I will stick with one stick, like crocheting or 1 needle as in sewing. Ambidextrous I am not! The hands just don't get along with each other. Sometimes they even fight over the keys on the keyboard! lol
    Well, before they get too carried away, I will sign off and hope you visit me too! #220
    needlewings (at ) mac (dot) com

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

  113. You are living a charmed life! I loved your story and the bags are great. Oh, I can' forget to comment on the doglets - adorable. Thank for visiting my blog.

  114. This is such a sweet purse and needed to cheer up grey late winter days;
    Please enter us into the draw and come over to visit us: #208 on the list

  115. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Beautiful knitted bag!! and beautiful house!!
    mccalamas at yahoo dot com

  116. Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

  117. Really cute item!! Thank you so much for the chance to win =D

    Come to enter my giveaway if you haven't already


  118. Hello dear, thanks for stopping by, and hope you have a nice time. Loredana

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

  120. 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. :)


  121. Hi Ardith, your home is beautiful! I've wanted a Victorian home forever. My home is 110yrs old but is just a simple farm house. It's big and surrounded by huge old trees on 2.5 acres so I call it home. Love your purse, that is so pretty and creative!
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at

  122. I could just squeeze them doglets to pieces!

  123. this is gorgeous! please enter my name in your giveaway and come enter mine!

  124. This bag is so pretty!! Please include me in your draw :)

    ...and your die for!

    Cameron #83

  125. A fun looking purse!
    binafan at hotmail dot com

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

  127. Hello Ardith, lovely to meet you and your beautiful family.

    Your knitted bag is just fab and I'd love to win it (just like everyone else here - lol)

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

    Sherry from England, UK

  128. Very nice.
    A big hug from Spain

  129. Hey Ardith, What a lovely bag! "Re-learning" knitting is one of my 2011 resolutions. Thanks so much for visiting my OWOH post:) Michelle, #598

  130. thanks for visiting my blog - I have enjoyed seeing yours and what a wonderful bag

  131. Gasp! How lovely are those bags? Your work is beautiful as is your home and family, thank you for sharing. I'm so enjoying "meeting" new bloggers on this OWOH quest. Please do me the kindness of adding my name to your drawing and do stop by my blogs if you get a moment. ~mary helen

  132. Hello Ardith you cheeky blogger, thanks for the invite to call in & say Hi :) By the way I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) If you have time I'd love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post too :) oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere :)

  133. so nice to meet you and i really have enjoyed reading your blog ! had a chuckle over your thighs post been there myself could feel your pain ! your bags are wonderful and i would love the chance to win one !! hey break out the embellisher you will love it !!

    take care


  134. Beautiful work! Felting is something that I want to do. I have the tools, roving, a book and some ideas - now I just need to execute! I'll be back for inspiration.

    Thanks for the chance to win that wonderful bag,

  135. my email was suppose to be .ca not .com sorry

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

  137. Hello from Oregon! Thanks for letting me peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway. Your purses are beautiful. Love the felted flowers adorning them. I enjoyed reading your note about yourself and your family.
    Please feel free to come over to my blog and enter the giveaway there.
    :) Gale OWOH #473

  138. Love your bag!!!! 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

  139. Wow, that book sounds like just what I need! Do you remember the author? I mean, look at that purse, it's fantastic! And the flowers, wow!

    Hope you're having fun over on OWOH!


  140. I am a big fan of all things felted, and your bag is pretty! I would love to win it and carry it around with me on my outings.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog as well and entering my OWOH giveaway (831), good luck!

  141. Super cute! Every girl needs a new purse, right? :D

    Rayna - Minnesota
    northstarshetlands AT
    OWOH blogger #836

  142. Thank you for sharing. I love your bag and your enthusiasm.
    Have your best OWOH ever.

  143. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.

    I hear you on the knitting taking longer than a day to learn. (I have to look up how-to-cast videos EVERY TIME I start knitting something).

    Also, I think you have one of the cutest web-names ever! Radishes are great!

  144. You have a very warm and inviting blog. I really enjoyed the visit and meeting you and your family. Please enter me in your giveaway and visit me, if you haven't already. I'm number 11 and my information is on my profile page.

  145. Hello! I'm enjoying readiing your have a beautiful family and home :) I too may have to pick up the learn to knit books....I'm sure that the one day for me would turn into 1 year and counting :) So nice to meet you! Take care, Michelle of HippieDog #15

  146. Cute doglets! 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


  147. Hi Ardith - love your blog - you come across as a very upbeat person! So happy to have "met" you via OWOH. And your giveaway bag - well, let's just say I am duly impressed, being the fiber-impaired kind of girl that I am, LOLOL. I do hope you'll get the chance to stop by my blog - here's the link:

    xoxo, chris
    OWOH #704

  148. What a lovely looking family you have. Also, Love that you learned how to knit so quickly. I think I might have to have a go at that. Hmmmmm you never know. Thank you for the chance of winning a wonderful purse. I love unique....girlie handmade items. Yours is just awesome!
    tamschrm at aol dot com

  149. Just to say thanks for popping in to see me at #487 Cindy

  150. Greetings from the mountains in western North Carolina. You have an awesome blog and giveaway. I am having so much fun checking out OWOH participant's blogs.

  151. 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.

  152. ...this is ** knit-tabulous ** thanks for the opportunity mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

  153. Your blog is beautiful, as is your family.
    LOVE the felted bag.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. I hope you get a chance to pop by my blog, #51, on your journey.
    hugs from ON, Canada

  154. Greetings from sunny nice to meet you through this event. hoping you'll stop by my blog to say hi too. So very nice to see all of the creativity across blogland and to meet new people.

  155. Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

    Beckie =)
    artbeckons at hotmail dot com
    San Diego, California, USA

    OWOH #119
    OWOH #132

  156. Love, love, love the name of your blog!! Thanks for the chance at your doorprize!
    Stop by my giveaway as well.

  157. Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!

  158. Hi Ardith-Thanks for sharing:) -This is Pam flying by from Michigan. Your blog is very creative as are your knitting works of art! I've been trying to learn how to knit all my life, my Mom makes beautiful knitting items too, but alas, I'm left handed and it's hopeless so I'll be an admirer. I would love the chance to win one of your beautiful purses. Thanks for checking our my blog too.

 Have a Great Day!
    Pam from Design Spark! OWOH #776.

  159. What a lovely felted bag- I think it is really pretty. It is nice to meet you. Thanks for participating in OWOH. Enjoy the blog hop_ I sure am finding so many interesting blogs to read and people who are sharing their love of creating things.
    Warmest regards from Western Canada,

  160. You look like you enjoy your life. Thanks for introducing yourself. OWOH rocks!

  161. Very cute! I love your house. Great prize.

  162. Oooh, I love felted bags! Thanks for the chance to win your lovely creation! (Your house looks wonderful)

  163. the purse is fun and the dogs are just adorable

    thank you

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

  164. Oh!!!It's adorable!!!Andyour dogs too!!!I'm taking an auction for helping dogs in one of mi blogs...I love them!
    Greetings from Spain!!!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

  165. 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

  166. I love your house, love it. My grandparents moved to Chicago in the 30's, my dad was born there and I was born in Evanston. My dad was also very passionate about sailing. Love your dogs, they are too cute. Your giveaway is gorgeous, I have fallen in love with felted things recently and hope to give it a try someday. Will visit again! cottage6studio(at)yahoo(com)

  167. 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!

    I enjoyed meeting your family through your blog. The picture of your children and doglets made me smile. I love the felted purse. 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

  168. Hi I'm kind of a cheeky radish myself. My name is Cindy and I do mixed media and polymer clay. I'm a full time artist that never seems to have enough time. I'm blogging to you from the California coast. Your family is just lovely and so is your blog. I learned how to knit scarfs a few years ago, but I couldn't cast off. So I would go to Wal mart and buy another set of needles and just leave the other scarfs on the old ones. After awhile I had too many needle and scarf sets to ignore, so I had to figure it out. I now own 15 or 20 sets of needles, crazy I know. Come see me at Crimson Heart Studios. Thanks, Cindy

  169. Hi Ardith,

    Your cute purse makes me think of spring -- so very much appreciated! :) Thanks for the chance to win such a treasure.

    Greetings from Germany,
    # 66

  170. HA! I love the name of your blog...from a great movie..and I'm all stocked up here myself! Thanks for popping by my blog to enter my giveaway! I really LOOOOVVE this bag and realllly hope I win it because it's amazing!! Did you really make that!? Girl, you have talent! So please enter me in your drawing!


  171. Hello I have enjoyed my time here at your blog. Please count me in on your giveaway.

  172. 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!


  173. Hi Ardith, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted knitted purse 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.

  174. Just flying in from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't this event fun? What an fun blog you have - your knitting is so pretty! Please enter me in your drawing. (stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
    If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
    # 385
    # 132

  175. What a fun way to get to know you (and your doglets!) Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful purse - it is the cutest thing ever! Love it, Kristin xo (#73)

  176. I love felting...I make little felted animals, a felted, knitted purse would be nice for me.
    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.)

  177. Wonderful blog! So nice to meet you, Ardith. I love to do felting,too, although I haven't finished any felting projects in a long time. Would love to win your prize as inspiration!
    : ) lulu

  178. Cute little purse, Ardith. I could use something small. Thanks for counting me in. If you still have time, and you haven't already, please come visit my OWOH. I'm #48 - Jerusalem Notes - Fiberwork by Debbie

  179. Hi Ardith, oh it is so nice to meet you and to visit your little radish blog home! :D I would love to win that little bag so please enter me for a chance. Do also please come on over to equally snowy New Hampshire and visit my blog to enter for my giveaways (#409). I have just joined as a follower of your charming little blog and will come by to say hi often.
    Beth P

  180. Thanks for the great giveaway. I hope I win. Best wishes...

    annabell_lee_dk (at)

  181. Hello, nice to meet you. I wandered upon your blog through OwOH and just had to leave you a comment! I, too, live in a historic home, circa 1869, and my husband and I have been working on restoring her for the last few years. Sometimes it can be quite slow-going! Oh, the challenges of owning an old house...but we do love it.
    The hand knitted purse is beautiful! I am keeping my fingers crossed that I am the lucky winner! Thank you so much for the chance to win! Hope you'll stop by my blog, as well, for a visit when you have a few moments. I have some pictures up of our Graceful Lady.

    All good wishes,

  182. What a gorgeous home you have ! Wow, it must be such an inspirational place to create in. Thanks so much for the chance to win your lovely bag. I hope you have had a sweet OWOH adventure. Cheers !

  183. This bag is wonderful!!! Please enter me into your draw-- thank you so much!
    ~martha (#384)
    (from Toronto :)

  184. Hey Ardith, it's me waving my hand wildly back here ~ I have something very important to announce! I'm so excited I'm about to burst!! Ardith, can you see me!

    Yes, Jillsy, I'm here, what would you like to say?

    Ardith ~ you're the lucky winner of my door prize!! Come see:

    I'm going to need your address, so please email me at