I have a new blog on my blogroll, Scriber’s Web – go visit and you’ll find a very nice and interesting site. Scriber is taking part in something called Pay it Forward. The rules for this Pay it Forward (see her Pay it Forward HERE) dictate you handmake 3 items and send one each to the first 3 readers who comment to your blog that they want a handmade item from you. You have 365 days in which to make and then deliver this item (an item totally of your choosing; a surprise to the recipient) (yes, the recipient will need to provide a shipping address.)
The idea is the receiver, in turn, posts a blog on Pay it Forward and volunteers to do the same thing; handmake 3 items and offer them to other readers who comment. It’s like a chain letter of handmade goodies. Doesn’t this sound like fun? Make something; give it away. I like it; I really like it.
Of course I’m getting in on this sort of second-hand – I wasn’t a recipient of anyone’s handmade item (oh poor me) – but I liked the idea so I will re-start the chain here and see what happens. (Remember my making Easter eggs while taking Valium?) I have two recent handmade items in my home and that will suffice – so don’t feel bad for me. What I get from this is the joy of being able to do something for someone else. I always get a kick out of helping someone and hoping that they, in turn, will do a good deed for someone else – it just spreads the love around and everybody has a happier day.
Be warned; I’m not talented at making anything and there’s no telling what you might receive or when, but it will be within the 365 day time limit. You’ve seen some of my not so talented crafting. But I promise you I will make it all by myself – it will be a Linda-handmade creation.
Wanna join me in this effort? First three readers interested let me know. And you must promise me that you will Pay it Forward.