Monday, May 16, 2011

Pay It Forward Gifts...and Giving!

I think blogger has settled down, though I seem to have lost all my comments on my post about Rochebeire...strange, but at least the post is there.
The last time I wrote I promised to tell you about my meet-up last Wednesday with Susan from Canadian Abroad.  We met down at my LQS and had a wonderful time.  Susan is a fellow Canadian who has been in the U.K. for 10 me, has 2 me and questions why British houses don't have me :o)  We "met" only a few weeks before when I joined the Brit Quilt group on Flickr and saw Susan's post about how she was a quilter in my area and would like to meet up with other quilters.  Imagine our surprise that we were both Canadian! I often think I'm never too far from a fellow Canadian or a fellow quilter at any given time, but not often are they the same person LOL.  Part of the reason Susan and I met, was that I opted in to her Pay It Forward and she worked very quickly and made me some lovely gifts. 

First was a lovely crochet scarf.  Although Susan made it for youngest has already claimed it for herself.  I can see this getting a lot of use when things cool off in the Autumn.

Next was a little box bag, which everyone (apart from my DH) wanted to claim...but I beat them off with a stick and told them it was to take pride and place in my sewing area.  It is perfect bag to hold those leaders and enders being made as I sew along.

Next is a pen holder cover..perfect for holding quilting essentials.

And last was Herman!  A sourdough starter for Friendship Cake.  Susan has made hers and it looks yummy...but before I can make mine I need to keep it going for 10 days!  No pressure or anything!!
Many thanks Susan for the lovely things...It was such fun having pressies to open when it wasn't even my birthday :o)

I really enjoyed my afternoon with Susan and I think she did too.  She wrote lovely posts about it here and here

Now to fulfill my end of the bargain!

How does it work?
  1. I will make a little something for the first 3 people who opt in to participate in Pay It Forward. 
  2. It will be a surprise and it will arrive when you least expect it....well almost..I'm bound to need to contact you for your address :o).
  3.  I will have 365 days to do it in.
  4. To get a handmade present from me, you have to play too! This means YOU pledge to send a little handmade something to 3 readers of your blog.
  5. It doesn't have to be quilty - just handmade.
  6. You must have a blog.
  7. Once you receive your "little something", you must post about your Pay it Forward on your blog to keep the fun going - be sure to use the Pay It Forward badge...and please only opt in of you can commit to keeping it going :o)
Update: I have 3 people to play along!
  SuperMom, Terry and Amanda

Until next time...


Anonymous said...

This would be fun. I haven't done a pay it forward since I started my blog, so this would be a good time.
(supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

Terry said...

I'd love to be part of your PIF Jane! I've just finihsed one and would love to do another! Thanks! :0)

Amanda said...

What lovely pressies, especially the sourdough starter, what a clever idea. I'd love to play along with your PIF Jane, it's a while since I did one and it's always good fun.

Frances Arnold said...

Well I see that I am too late....hope you all have a wonderful time with the project!!!!

Vivien said...

Hi, I would have loved to have participated in the pay it forward but I am too late. But I wish everyone fun.

I love your font that you use on your blog. Would you mind telling me what the name of it is please, as I would love to use it in some patterns that I want to write up.

Thanks you and I am so pleased to have found your blog .

Regards, Vivien

Di said...

Enjoy your PIF! Jane, I would also like to know the name of your nice font. It's very friendly looking, and easy on the eye.

Laura said...

I would love to do a pay it forward! But I think I'm more then 3 commenters in. But I'd be happy to play with anyone! Just let me know where to send the goods. :)

sewkalico said...

Presents are always fun esp. handmade ones. It's been so long since I saw a PIF going round blogland.

Clare said...

Homemade pressies are the best.

I used to have a Herman years and years ago. I completely forgot about it and the smell was dreadful! Couldn't find it until it had gone really mouldy and yuck!

Sue-Anne said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your new friend and I am fascinated by the sour dough friendship cake - what a great idea!