Sunday, 22 February 2009

Pay It Forward

PIF recipient Ann from Enbellefrance emailed me a fortnight ago and asked if rather than send a gift to her that I donate her gift towards the Bushfire Relief. After a few emails back and forth we chose to donate some sewing goodies to a fellow stitcher. Tomorrow I will be sending a package off to a member of the Victorian Quilters Guild to give away.

Imade a sewing caddy, covered tape measure and scisssor fob (an OPAM finish for Feb!)
and included, some calico, two fat quarters, tin of buttons, cotton thread, dmc threads, pincushion and needles and pins.


I hope this small gift helps someone as they start to rebuild their lives! Thank-you Ann for giving away your PIF gift.

14 comments:

Priscilla said...

What a great idea - I bet that will bring a smile amidst the sadness.

Ann J said...

Thank you for doing this Jo! It is a lovely gift and one that I would have loved and I am sure whoever receives it will love iot too!............Luv AJ

Catherine said...

What a lovely idea..I am sure it will be well received Jo!! CAthyx

Julie said...

What a great idea. I know it will be greatly appreciated by its recipient.

Stina said...

Great idea...and so wonderful work...you will brighten their days!!

May Kristin said...

What a wonderul idea!
I'm sure there is a lucky lady who would love to receive this gift!

Cybele's patch said...

How sweet of you both to give these beauties to someone who can use a little extra just now.

Susan In Texas said...

Oh my goodness that's cute! What a lovely present for some poor stressed out seamstress. Did you have a pattern for that or did you make it up on your own. If there's an online tutorial, please post the link or email it to me at gentle_poster@charter.net It would make a fabulous gift for my secret pal.

Thanks so much,
Susan
http://www.susanintexas.blogspot.com
gentle_poster@charter.net

wonderwoman said...

that is such a lovely thing to do - i am trying to make a doll - which i have never done before - but its taking me ages, but i will finish it!

xx

julia said...

Hi Jo,
you're just too good for the world, and Ann too! I love what you made, the sewing caddy is gorgeous & the reipient will be more than happy.
Hugs, Julia

sewkalico said...

You can feel free to do the same with the PIF for me. (I had already sent my PIF's out a while back as I knew I was going away otherwise I would have made an extra for a Pay it Backwards ;-).)

Sandi said...

Good on you, Jo, what a lovely thing to do for someone who has lost everything. She will love it!

clare said...

What a thoughtful idea and such lovely items .
clares craftroom

Christine said...

A beautiful gift ... I'm sure it brightened someone's day.