Friday, July 13, 2007

Pay It Forward

I'm laughing this morning because Lucy Locket asks "Oh, What Have I Done?". So, here's what she did. She saw the following on Leanne's blog:

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don't know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week... LOL... but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

And then, lured by the opportunity to get a gift from the fabulous Leanne, she signed up! Which means she has to make a handmade gift for the first 3 people who signed up on her blog! SO THEN (and I'm sure you can see where this is going), lured by the opportunity to get a gift from the fabulous Lucy, I signed up! Which means, I now get to promise this on my blog:

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don't know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week... LOL... but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

SO, if you'd like to receive something from me and promise to Pay It Forward, jump into my comments and sign up! Then I can join Lucy and say "Oh, What Have I Done???"

And just so I can have a few pictures, and because there have been several "summer reading" or "favorite books" posts going around blogland, here are two books that would make a great summer read (btw, as a hint, my favorite genre is historical fiction and if it takes place in the UK then I'll probably love it):

The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman. Cholera, Medicine, 1830's England, Prostitution. I can't do justice to a description of this book, you'll just have to read it. We read it in 2001 in my book group and it's still one of my favorite books. (Which may or may not say much about our recent years of selections. Which btw, I'll eventually have a list here of the books we've read over the last x-teen years.)

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks. A lovely story about the plague in the 1600's in England. I loved it for many reasons other than the fact that the narrator is named Anna. ;-)

So, Happy Reading and Have a Wonderful Weekend. And don't forget to sign up for PIF!

XOXO,
Anna

P.S. Has anyone else noticed it's been awfully quiet here? I sure hope that means that things are going well in that little corner of blogland! Sending best wishes that way....

5 comments:

Lucy Locket said...

Thanks for the lovely comments Anna - I only hope I can make you something you love. I forgot to put on my blog about the clothes I need to make for going to Italy and the fact that I've had a flu-type bug all week! I was good today though because I did lots of housework and only a little sewing!

meggie said...

I am not joining the pay if forward, but I wish you all well with it. I have a little too much on my plate.
I have read A Year of Wonders, & I would recommend it, I really enjoyed it too.

Shropshire Girl said...

Hey Anna .I will join PIF if that's ok with you. I think it will be fun to give and receive small presents like this. By the way your quilt is scrummy!
Sandra.x

dizzyjadey said...

Surely I could make something worthy of sending on within 365 days! And I'd love to get something from you, Anna. How fun!

Deirdre said...

I'd love to play and pay it forward. Let me know!