Monday, May 9, 2011

Oh dear...

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...when I posted on Friday about paying-it-forward, I thought I might get a handful of responses wanting to play that I would pick from.  I was even prepared to accept up to 5 entries to receive something handmade and to then turn around and do a PIF of your own.

Instead I got 27 responses which I think is completely awesome because it shows how generous and kind ya'll are.  But do you see what I got myself into?  I just couldn't pick three!

So here's what I'm thinking... I'm going to still pick 3 that I will be personally paying-it-forward to but then I'm also going to organize some sort of mass pay-it-forward effort.  Think of this as the first Quilting Without Obligation Community event. :)

At the bottom of this post you can add your link.  From the link list, you will make something for the person right after you and the last person will make something for the first person on the list.  Make sense?  In addition, you will still choose 2 others{could be other bloggers or even someone you know in real life} that you want to pay-it-forward to on your own.

If you are in, click the "add your link" button at the end of this post. Then please leave a comment letting me know you are in and make sure there is a way for me to contact you!   I'll leave the link list open through Friday and then I will email out your partner's address to you over the coming weekend.  You will have 365 days to complete the PIF and make three people's days unexpectedly brighter!

Anyone can sign up... no matter what your skill level is.  You can make and send whatever you would like. We're not going to be snobby about it, just make sure that what you send is something that you would personally like to receive yourself... you know, it's the Golden Rule thing. ;)

And now for my 3 PIF recipients... Elisa, Jen, & Miss 376.  I'll be emailing you to get your addresses!

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or email me.  So hurry... add your link... blog about it... tell your mamma all about it... Facebook about it... Tweet it... and have a great time Paying-it-Forward!







30 comments:

MeganAnne said...

count me in! :)

Elisa said...
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Jen said...

Oh THANK YOU Jennifer! I'm so stinkin' excited! I'll do a PIF post on my blog now!

Elisa said...

(My computer crashed as I was posting so I'm trying again).

I was picked! How exciting Jennifer! Can I do both,your personal PIF and join the group? I know I'll be responsible to make 6 items.

kendascrafts said...

How fun! I missed the first post, but this sounds like a great idea! I'm in!

Laura said...

Count me in! I missed the first post too, but that's okay - I didn't miss this one! :D

Denise said...

Count me in!

Rachel said...

I'm in. I've never joined anything online and am a little nervous, but think it will be fun.

folksmith said...

sounds like fun, count me in

Jeane said...

I can't get the link to work so I will just post it here. Samantha's House.blogspot.com. This will be lots of fun and I already know what I am making. Thanks for planning this Jennifer.

LindaSchiffer said...

Oh, I added my link and I'm definitely in.

:) Linda

Beverly said...

I'm in too! I even started my blog just now (finally) because I want to share this idea. I'll post as soon as I have my thoughts together.

Paul said...

I love doing this type of thing... I am doing one now and would love to make a few more quilty things...

Thanks,
Paul
www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

Elsa said...

I"m in! I love doing this kind of thing and am always making things for my friends.

george said...

Can I play even if I don't have a blog?

Shannon said...

Wow, you are so sweet!! I wanted to sign up but I thought you would have so many I decided I would sit it out but not now. I love doing these. Thank you!!

suemac said...

This sounds like a great idea. I posted my link.

piece peace said...

Count me in, please! Thank you for organizing this. I am so excited!

Anonymous said...

is it too late to join? if not, i would love to! thanks for this awesome way to connect with other quilters!

ashleymjones@live.com

SewHappyGeek said...

Hi Jennifer - just wanted to let you know I'm posting about this tomorrow on SewHappyGeek blog. Glad you put this together; I am so tired of all the vitriolic bickering on quilt blogs! I'd much rather celebrate than argue!

Jennifer said...

I forgot to leave a comment! I'm very excited about this. The only other swap I've done is a holiday swap, and I loved it. Can't wait to get started!

МамаФиалка said...

Hello Jannifer! I am glad to meet u! My name is Iako i am from Georgia(Country not the state) and i would like to join Your PIF if u let me! I have already told about this in my blog ! plz let me know if u are not against
Thanks so much!
iako13@gmail.com

little pink moth said...

This is a great idea! This will be my first swap. Looking forward to it.

Tezzcan said...

I've read a couple of blogs that mentioned PIF, and when I read your post on friday I decided that I wouldn't leave a comment.
I decided that I would just start my own PIF once I'd finished the Bee block I have and cut out my blocks to send off.
But I've just signed up to play along and will do another PIF later in the year

Ginger said...

I didnt' think I was going to get to sign up in time - I just barely did! Blogger has been working sporadically at best the last couple of days. I'm in and very excited to join all of you.

The Sunflower Patch said...

I made it just in the nick of time! It was a race against the the clock for sure :) I am super excited too, looking forward to this!

Sew.What. said...

Oh no, I signed up - I'm number 5 I was soo eager, but forget to leave a comment! My email is kerrims.sew.what@gmail.com

Hope I can still participate!

The Sunflower Patch said...

Forgot to leave my email add sorry bout that! it is...
CeLynnsstitchedsflowerEmporium@gmail.com

MeganAnne said...

should we just contact the person we're making for when we're ready to Pay-It-Forward to get their address?

Purple Quilter Queen said...

So I've emailed you 3 times to inquire on this project. No response so I guess it's a no-go????

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