Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pay it Forward!

Happy Wednesday to you all! I signed up for a pay it forward on Sherri's blog--so excited as she is so very talented and an incredibly prolific quilter! What this means for you is that the first three people that leave me a comment saying that they want to play will receive something handmade by me and in turn, have to offer a pay it forward on their blogs making handmade things for three people and on and on, etc!

You have 365 days to get their handmade item to them, but I highly recommend just getting it done--much more fun for everyone that way--so if you don't have time right now, consider waiting to sign up for another one later on so no one has to wait a long time!

I did one of these in the spring and gave away soaps, but this time, I'd like to sew something--mainly because I'm out of soap! Maybe a bag or something Christmassy!

I made these little wire pumpkins this week using the instructions here. So simple and I just love them!

I also made this(rather difficult) chicken wire basket--which seems to entertain me as much as burlap right now! Elaine(I'm pretty sure!) sent a copy of the magazine Mary Jane's Farm to me with my block from September and the baskets were featured in there. Pretty hard on my fingers, but I will be making at least one more of them! Maybe you would like one as a pay it forward?

I filled it with yarn to take a picture and Tade said, "When are you going to make my socks?" The kid doesn't miss anything! The green on top was picked out by him MONTHS ago for socks and I've STILL never made more than one sock for a pair. I've knit 4 socks, but I need 8. Need to get on that!

Edited to add:  Sorry all but the pay it forward is full!  Stop on over at Kerrie, Mountain Mama, San-Dee, or Suzanne's blogs to try to get in on theirs! (Do give them a chance to post about it first!)  And yeah--I know that's four not three, but I'm a sucker!


  1. I would like to play!

    I'm a big believer in pay it forward in life in general. Cool idea!

  2. I have three skeins of that green shibui. I made a hat and then decided stocking hats are no my thing, so I ripped it out.

    Never occured to me to make socks out of that (sock) yarn.

  3. oh-me too, me too! I'd love to play in the pay it forward! now that one out of three girls have removed their belongings from the yellow room, I'll actually have some room for sewing!

  4. what an awesome idea. i'd love to play but it looks like you've got your three!

  5. Those wire pumpkins are adorable.

  6. Hi Tara!

    Congratulations! You won my giveaway! Please email me your address so I can send out your fabric. Thanks!

  7. I have your gift ready! Send me your address so I can send it! melissadawn84{at}gmail{dot}com