Saturday, January 28, 2012

I Double Dog Dare Ya!

Last Thursday, Susan at e-i-e-i-omg infected us (her words) with a wild and crazy scheme. She gave us the opportunity to participate in the Hand Made Pay It Forward 2012 challenge.

She had already joined and wanted us to get in on the fun. So just what is the fun? Well, she pledged to send something she makes with her own two little hands to each of the first 5 commenters on her post. (This must be done by the end of this year, 2012.)

The little bitty teeny tiny slight catch (but definitely part of the fun) is that each of the five commenters (and lucky recipients of Susan's talent) has to offer the same deal on her/his blog.

Sounded good to me! I willingly (well, let's face it, I just could not resist) jumped in with both feet 'cause it would give me an excuse to do more handwork . . . something I enjoy immensely but something that too often gets pushed aside in favor of toilet cleaning or some such unavoidable task.

So here I am in turn offering you, my dear readers, a chance to join the merriment. I promise to send a hand made something to each of the first five commenters to this post. And then you promise to continue by offering the Hand Made Pay It Forward 2012 challenge on your blog.

The item you make can be anything of your choice, simple or complicated, big or small, just so it's hand made. And since this is only the end of January, you have eleven more months to fulfill your promise. Knit a pair of mittens? Send a jar of home made jam from your garden? A photograph you took? A poem you wrote? A little jar of powdered garlic from your crop? A quilted pot holder? A crocheted head band? A batch of star shaped cookies for 4th of July? Your options are endless.

So come on, go for it. I dare ya . . . be one of my first five commenters and I'll start thinking about what I can make for you!

16 comments:

The Weekend Homesteader said...

I'll play!

Tom Stewart said...

OK, I'm game! This will be the excuse that I need to get back into woodworking and fire up the old "Scroll Saw"! So send me an address I can send it to and keep an eye out for the postman!

Mama Pea said...

The Weekend Homesteader - Yay!! You're my first!

Tom Stewart - Shucks, I was worried I wasn't explaining it clearly enough. Susan will send me (and her four other commenters) something hand made. In turn, I will send you and The Weekend Homesteader and the next three people who sign up something I'VE made. You need to post this same challenge on YOUR blog and you will send something to YOUR first five commenters. Clear as murky mud??

Lisa said...

I ll do it but I don't blog... yet

Wendy said...

I'll play along with you....I love doing PIF

Mama Pea said...

Lisa - Looks to me as if you're all set up to start blogging! And from your profile, you'll have a LOT to blog about. Get goin', Girl, you'll have many interested readers!

Wendy - Wa-Hoo! You're in. Only one more spot to fill, Folks!

Lisa said...

http://ewescrazysoisi.blogspot.com/ ok I started a blog, I'll see how it goes.

Mama Pea said...

Lisa - Hooray! Something I really like about my blog is that it enables me to go back and look up when we did what, say, a year ago . . . or more! It's a good way to keep track of things for myself!

Karen L. said...

Well, I missed being one of the top five but not a big deal since I don't blog. I like reading certain ones (like yours) but cannot get into doing one myself. Nice that you are participating though.

Mama Pea said...

Karen L. - If you DO want to join, you are actually the fifth person to comment. Weekend Homestead, Tom Steward, Lisa and Wendy. What say you??

meemsnyc said...

This sounds like fun!

Mama Pea said...

meemsnyc - Sounds like you're in! This is gonna be fun . . . I already have my thinking cap on figuring out what I'll make!

Tom Stewart said...

Gotcha! Will post the challenge forthwith! Wonder who will be my 5? And wonder if they like Dragons?

Jenyfer Matthews said...

I check your blogs regularly to the point where I sometimes feel like a stalker so how did I miss this???? :(

Also - why why why do the blogger blogs always reject my word verification the first time, even when I get it right???

Karen L. said...

Looks like you've got an actual blogger who can be number 5 so that is fine but thanks for the offer anyway.

Mama Pea said...

Tom - Dragons?? Hmmmm, sounds very interesting!

Jen - Blogger has done that to me on the WV, too. I've always attributed it to my fumble fingers!

P.S. I never knew stalking was one of your talents. ;o}

Karen L. - You're such an enjoyable commenter I would have liked to see you get in on it!