Saturday, August 1, 2009

Pay It Forward

Several months ago, I responded to a fun game in Maia Bisson's delightful blog ( ) called Pay It Forward. The object is to send a mini-something to the first five people who respond to the offer written in their own blogs. Then, those five people make the same offer in their blog and on and on and on.

I think I was the first one to respond to Maia's offer, by a lucky chance. From her, I received a "cross stitch" book mark and a photo album. At present, they are in my Alison Jr., but are intended for the Garfield when I get it completed.It is now my turn to make the offer.

This is how it works:
For the first five people who respond to this post, I will make a small gift and send it to you. This will be a 1/12 scale miniature gift which I will attempt to tailor, in some way, to the people who respond.
There are a few limitations:
1. Until it arrives at your doorstep you will not know what it is.
2. They will arrive by the middle of October.
3. I will make something lightweight and not bulky to facilitate packaging and mailing. Where’s the catch? You must make the same offer on your blog."

Simple, yes? The rules were cut and pasted from Maia's offer. The only change is the month. The hardest part is the wait, wondering what it'll be and when will it arrive.

So, folks....want to play?


The Carolina Quilter said...

Okay, I'm the first, I'm the first!!!! Glad to see you're still out there somewhere. I'm making progress on Joanna's Victoria's Farmhouse. Now do I wait until you send the item for me to Pay it Forward?


Kathy Calhoun said...

YEAH !!!!!! You go, girl!!! First is always fun for bragging rights. Yes, I'm still here, just dysfunctional in the summer's heat. ( We don't have real AC in Colorado..we have evaporative coolers...AKA swamp coolers, which sounds like some Southern gadget..and they don't do well in humidity.)

Yes, time to wait and wait and wait until you think it's just not going to happen and then POOF, it's in your mailbox.( Mid October and I've already started )

By the way, I adore your blog, but this is not the place to say that, so I'll go there in a minute.

I did wait until I received my "prize". It wasn't part of the rules, but I'm a "better safe than sorry" person. I'm also going to take 1 step back and send something to Maia as a pat on the back. It's such a fun game!!!! Pretty soon, we'll all be covered!!!

Tiffany said...

I'm second!!! I want to play! :) It's funny, I had an entry called pay it forward in my blog recently. It wasn't a game, though. I gave some people in line in front of me at Joann a coupon which saved them $68. They offered to buy my stuff and I said to just pay the favor forward to someone else. I love the concept. Can't wait to see what's on my way! :)

Kathy Calhoun said...

Well, Tif, second you are and another eager player at that and I'm happy to have you. What a sweet thing with the coupon! So many ways to play this game. It's odd how "Pay It Forward" pops up. The movie- with a sad but sweet ending- was on this am and I watched-and cried- though it. OK, gotcha on my list, my dear.

Tiffany said...

Hi Kathy,

I've left you a challenge on my blog. Go to to see what to do.