Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pay It Forward

My friend Lisa had this on her blog. I promised to post this last week.....oops! Sorry Lisa! Better late than never right??? --it's called "Pay It Forward". Here's how it works:

“I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this Pay It Forward (PIF) exchange. You may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, which is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.”

I wanted to see how long this has been making the rounds and I was able to go back almost a year!! So let's keep it going!! One problem, I can't decide what I am going to make. A purse?? (scroll down for pictures) A pillow?? A surprise?? I'm not sure. (do you have a preference?) It will be good I promise! Anyway,I will make something for the first 3 people who comment if you just pledge to pay it forward on your blog too. I think I can beat the 365 day deadline.....I will shoot for a month. :)

***ETA I think maybe the "handmade" might put people off, but be creative!! One of the PIF's I came across was offering cookies and brownies. YUM!! So this doesn't HAVE to be something sewn....just something from you! :)***

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Nine patch pillow

9 patch pillow
Originally uploaded by nic7978.
What do you think of my new pillow?? Well, it isn't really mine. My mom wanted a pillow to match her new quilt. Why turn down a fun new project?? This block is called a disappearing nine patch. I got the idea over at Sew Mama Sew's Quilt Month. This a variation of a nine patch, and even though it looks complex, it is really simple. It was fun to make and I now plan on making a whole quilt in this pattern. If you click on the picture it will send you over to flickr where you can see the back. (it's cute too!!)

Sunday, February 03, 2008


We have a winner. And the results have me about to pee my pants laughing. Why, you ask?? Well, I notice it is midnight, so I close the comments on the giveaway and am totally dumbfounded by the 137 comments. I mean really.....137!?!?! I have never had more than 8 comments! Anyway, I head on over to random.org and press "get numbers".

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2008-02-03 07:02:27 UTC

I count down the list of comments to #107 and land on none other that may fabulous BFF Janelle, who I had to talk into entering! Honestly, what are the odds of that?? (yes, i know 1 in 137....leave me alone. It is a figure of speech) She also made some ridiculous requests, that because I love her I will do my best to accommodate! How much to you think it will cost to ship a pony to Canada??? :) The good news for all of you is that Janelle is allergic to dairy and cannot drink my lovely hot cocoa so I decided to pick another name as well. (besides, it does look a little suspect)

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2008-02-03 07:18:18 UTC

So my other winner is Natalie! You guys have to go check out her etsy shop Ear Candy. There is some seriously cute stuff in there......I love the Twilight earrings. I wonder if it is named after the book.....that would make me love them even more!! Anyway, Natalie will get the hot cocoa and also some coasters.