Thursday, 27 September 2012

Pay it forward surprises

Yesterday I received a rather big package through the post. We are blessed with a large letterbox and so most parcels go through it. Even so, I think that our Postie had to give it a big shove to get this parcel through it. The best thing about this parcel was that it had MY name on it. 
In it, was not one item, but two. It contained these…
A potholder or mat
Lavender bag
The potholder/mat is far too nice to be used as a potholder so it is going to be used as a mat on my kitchen table. The lavender bag is paper pieced and it smells delightful. 

So why did I receive such lovely presents when it isn't my birthday and who are they from? Well just before I started blogging I used to "stalk" and comment on blogs but really didn't know how blogging really worked. I had commented on Tanya's blog at the end of January when she did this post. Unfortunately, as I didn't have a blog, I wasn't eligible. Within a week I had taken the plunge and started this blog and I then received a nice email from Tanya saying that I could be part of the PIF. I can truly say that I had forgotten all about this so thank you Tanya for such superb presents and a nice surprise. There is also a twist in this, as I have since met up with Tanya several times, as we live within 40 minutes of each other. Tanya knows that I love green and that lovely mat goes really well in my kitchen. 

So would you like a surprise parcel pop through your letterbox in the next year? If so, then leave a message and abide by these following rules

1. I’ll make something handmade for the first 3 people who comment on this post. What I make will be a surprise and will arrive to you when you least expect it. Doesn’t everyone love a surprise?

2. I have 365 days to make and deliver it to you. But there’s a little catch, to get a handmade giftie from me, you have to play too! This means you take the pledge to send something handmade to 3 of your blog readers. It doesn’t have to be a quilt, just something handmade!

3. As stated in #2 you have to have a blog.
4. Once you comment here, you have to post about Pay it Forward on your blog and keep it going

So...... Jump on board and join in as you may receive something nearly as nice as I did.
Di xo


  1. I am a bit scared of this but surely with 365 days I can get 3 things done? I can probably only blog about it next week though. I'm not even sure if 3 people read my blog! Especially love the green circle mat x

  2. I'll join in. Sounds like a lot of fun. You were really lucky with your gifts :-)

  3. Oh can I play!!? Or is that greedy? I'm already in one but I love getting (and giving) stuff....

  4. Oh I love it.....I couldn't use it as a pot holder either!

  5. That's a beautiful PIF package :). good Fortune indeed!

  6. you will have great fun with the pif. I did it and got a wonderful large coaster that still sits on my dressing table now

  7. Hoorah you enjoyed your PIF - I enjoyed making them for you..... glad to see you are passing on the fun xxx

  8. Ooh I'm lucky enough to have something made by Tanya - my mouthy stitches pouch! Still using it!