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20 July 2009

GIVEAWAY - Pay It Forward

Oooh, I love giveaways. This giveaway is aka Random Gifts to Total Strangers. I believe it originated at clevergirl.org. She wanted to cheer up people she's never met by mailing them a handmade gift. And now you can play too:

I am entering into the following agreement with the first 5 people who comment on this post and then commit to doing the same on their blog. Just read below and if you feel up to the task, copy the following into your blog and leave me a comment.I am willing to post overseas (I am in Canada), but remember you must commit on your blog to do the same for others.

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I send you. But you may be pleasantly surprised. It will definitely be sewing/craft related.
2. What I send will be made just for you, with love, by my own hands. See, I can go to your blog and read your posts and a really great idea will pop into my pretty little head.
3. I promise I will complete all 5 gifts this year - 2009.
4. I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be. It will be something made in the real world, that you can touch and feel, and not something cyber.
Perhaps you'll send it forward to someone who will absolutely love it.
5. In return, all you need to do is post this text on your blog and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to your blog post.
Send your mailing address - after I contact you to confirm.
Everyone is welcome. I guarantee that you will receive something from me providing you do the same for 5 other people in your blog post. Are you game? Let's do this and I can't wait to send you what I hope you'll consider a nice surprise!!!!!!!!!

(If you have stumbled across this post, and you need a pick-me-up, and you are number 6, go stalk the blogs of the first 5 who respond until they post their pay-it-forward and get on their list. Seriously. That, to me, is exactly what this is about.)

7 comments:

Emily said...

I would like to participate in your give away. I have posted the giveaway on my blog. I am 8 years old, and I have my own sewing blog. www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

cindi said...

hi...i love this idea and think it is a great way to connect with others around the country and the rest of the world. not sure if this originated with the book "Pay It Forward," but either way it's a great idea and a great book. heading to my blog now to post it.

Rachel said...

Ooohhh...I'm so happy to have stumbled across this early this morning - what a great thing to be a part of! And I found it in time too! How exciting. I'm a little behind in my blogging after taking a little break so this will likely be the first post I put up in a little over a month away - perfect.

Krull Family said...

I would love to participate! Who doesn't like to get fun mail anyhow!? And I love this tutorial. Awesome!

The Sewing Dork said...

Krull Family - I don't have any way to contact you as your Blog is private... please contact me. cynsaw2@hotmail.com

Millan said...

I love this idea, and I really want to join the PIF, but I live in Sweden, hope it's okay for you?
I'll post about this PIF on my blog now
http://millanigulavillan.blogspot.com/

So Bella said...

I am having a PIF on my blog now... great idea!

http://sobellablog.blogspot.com/