Monday, April 8, 2013

Paying it forward giveaway ... and another plea for your patience

I thought that once my health issues cleared up, I'd have a brief period where I'd be able to post before it got to be crunch time with the thesis writing. Alas, no. I missed posting my I Might Make That! Monday feature a couple of weeks back because it was Passover and we were hosting a Seder, but I've had no excuse since then except I have to finish my dang capstone, which is due in two weeks and one day. So please be patient with my intermittent blogging. I get my life back after May 1.

However, there is one task that has been hanging over my head for months, and I absolutely MUST take care of this obligation. Back in September, Lisa Lodge of A Grateful Artist--Pine Ridge Treasures announced she was participating in a Pay It Forward event. (Read her original post here.)

I was one of the lucky winners. She and I exchanged correspondence over this, and I told her that I would delay posting my own participation until after it died down in the blogosphere. (There was a several-week period in which it seemed like every every beading blogger was doing this.)

So I waited, and then, frankly, I forgot about it. And then I remembered, but it was Christmas, and that didn't seem to be the right time. And then I forgot again. And then I had my surgery. Anyway, I'm finally doing this!

Handmade Gifts: Pay It Forward

Here’s How It Works:
I’ll send a surprise gift to the first three commenters on this blog post. The gift will be a handmade surprise by me and will be sent to you some time in the next 365 days (a mystery gift at a mystery time).

When leaving the comment, make sure you include your email address (if your profile doesn’t include it). I’ll email you for your snail mail address and a ask a few questions about your likes and dislikes. 

To complete signing up you MUST play along too. To do this you must blog a similar post and pledge to make a surprise gift for the first three people who comment on it.

So, do you want to play? Comment below and I’ll sent a thoughtful handmade gift to the first three people who do.