Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Paying it Forward

Breaking news.......... Watch this blog - there's a very special 50th post coming up this weekend!

I read about the Paying it Forward Exchange on Whimsical Knitting on Sunday morning, followed by Jacquie's blog in the evening and it intrigued me.

So I am "in" as they say. I wasn't going to do this till October, but hey ho, I can PLAN my projects now in readiness for me to start in October.

It’s the Pay It Forward Exchange. It’s based of the concept of the movie “Pay it Forward” where acts or deeds of kindness are done without expecting something in return, just passing it on, with hope that the recipients of the acts of kindness are passed on. You all know I’m already a PIF type of person. So here’s how it works. I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I do not know what that gift will be yet, and it won’t be sent this month, probably not next month, but it will be sent (within 6 months) and that’s a promise! What YOU have to do in return, then, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

I like the idea of six months to complete projects. Mine might be knitted, they might be stitched, but they will all be hand made by me with love.

I can only have three recipients - so I guess it's fastest fingers!

I'd just like to thank you all by the way for the lovely comments that have appeared on my last post, and I will make sure mum knows that her garden was a "hit"


Anni said...

What a lovely idea. Can I join hte PIF exchange?

Aknita said...

Of course you can Anni :)

agatha quafflepuncher said...

me me me , please can I join in!!!! I was too late on Jaquies blog:-(

Becka the Spoiled Knitter said...

I am THRILLED to see that you have joined & already gathering your 3 PIF angels! I hope to work on some type of a button for it today!

And, my friend, you have been tagged by 8 Things About Me! Lis tagged me and I'm spreading the love!

Anni said...

I've nominated you for a Rocking Girl Blogger award. I've been writing my blogpost all day, while I've been reading blogs trying to decide. I've just spotted that you already ahve an award but you deserve another one.

Aknita said...

Of course you can join in terri!

Becka - I've done 8 things about me once but I'll find 8 more things I'm sure lol!

Anni - thank you! I'm a happy blogger this evening :-)

I just need one more.........

Piglottie said...

What a wonderful idea! Can I join in too please? :)

Aknita said...

Of course you can Piglottie :-)

I have my three now, which is wonderful. If anyone else wants to play, check out terri's, Anni's and PL's blogs in the next couple of days, and you might be lucky and and become one of their recipients.

I'm going to enjoy planning and making these gifts!

I'm Michelle! said...

I need your e-mail addy so I can send you a questionaire. Write me at pamperedmichelle@gmail.com Julie had a really nice one that I'm basing mine off of! Looks like you have all your people! YAY!!