Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pay It Forward 2011!

I am joining Jess from Quilty Habit  and Paul from Outnumbered Quilter in two separate Pay It Forwards. I am combining the ideas of both blogs, so I am going to do this for the first 6 that sign up here. Now, I don't have THAT many followers, so if I don't get enough, then I will be making things for my local charity to Pay It Forward! So, here's how it's going to work. (Copied and pasted from Jess & Paul's blogs...)

(Copied from Jess) 
I need three people that would like a gift from me.
I send each of them a gift sometime in the next year.
In turn, you send three other people gifts.
I don't think this is too hard a task, considering we have a whole year!
No need to be big and fancy, just kind and considerate.

(Copied from Paul)
1.  I will make a little something for the first 3 people who comment on this post. It will be a surprise and it will arrive when you least expect it.

2.  I will have 365 days to do it in. What's the catch? To get a handmade present from me, you have to play too! This means YOU pledge to send a little handmade something for 3 readers of your blog. It doesn't have to be quilty - just handmade.

3.  You must have a blog.

4.  Once you comment here, you must post about your Pay It Forward on your blog to keep the fun going - with the Pay It Forward badge.

I am going to make a slight change for my followers...  The first three to comment will receive something from me regardless of whether or not you have a blog.  If you don't have a blog, agree to make something for 3 charities.  Or 3 things for one charity.  (Project Linus Quilts, Quilts for Kids, Your local homeless shelter, etc.)  In order to adhere to the rules set forth by those who started this, I will make something for 3 bloggers.  So, if the first three are bloggers, then I've met the obligation.  I just don't want any non-blogging followers to feel like they can't participate.  So, will I make 3, 4, 5, or 6 items?  That depends on who responds to this post!

SO... that's 6 items for someone who would like a little handmade something from me! :o) 

Friday, March 11, 2011

Unpacking & Settling In...

Just a quick post to let my friends know that I am still alive. We have been in the new house a month now, and the unpacking has been slow. I blame sickness, general busy-ness and the cat for the lack in progress. 

 ... Shopping hasn't included much in the way of fabric store... more in the way of decorating essentials the last few weeks...

I look forward to having my sewing space set up SOOOOOOON and diving into some planned projects that I am totally excited about!

I saw these mugs at DG and HAD to have them... See those bright yellow kitchen walls? Gotta go! I see more painting in my near future! :o) 

Stay tuned the next couple of days... You HAVE to see the awesome things I won over the last few weeks from some giveaways. I am STILL geeked because I never win anything. Well, my luck has changed... 3 giveaways in the last month. How cool is that!?!?

This weekend progress comes to another halt as I am traveling from Lansing, Michigan to Madison, Wisconsin with a few bus loads of fellow patriots to rally and protest at the capital. The things happening over there, and now in Michigan, are truly scary to the working man's rights. I am honestly shocked at the amount of friends in my inner circle that have no clue what is happening that could effect their futures in such profound ways. Power to the people, my friends!

Here's to a fabulous weekend for everyone!

~ Becki :o)