Last week the postman came a calling an he carried with him a parcel all the way from New Mexico in the US. I was instatly intrigued and excited as I wasn’t expecting any fabric deliveries or swap parcels. You can imagine my delight when I opened my parcel and found this adorable zippered pouch inside.

Zippered feather pouch made by Renee from Quilts of a Feather | Mud, Pies and PinsThis beautiful gift was made especially for me by Renee over at Quilts of a Feather. It was made as a Pay It Forward (PIF) gift and I had of course totally forgotten that I had signed up on her PIF post last October. I can honestly say that it totally made my day. I am so in love with the feather design on the outside of the pouch and the quilting is really beautiful. And my joy didn’t end there. When I opened the pouch I found that Renee had lined it with one of my favourite fabrics from Rashida Coleman-Hale’s Koi line and filled it with lots of little treats for me. I couldn’t stop smiling at her thoughtfulness.

Zippered feather pouch made by Renee from Quilts of a Feather | Mud, Pies and PinsZippered feather pouch made by Renee from Quilts of a Feather | Mud, Pies and PinsThe smiles didn’t end there. Later the same day we had another postal delivery. This time it time for the parcel truck to make a stop on it’s rounds. Another package from Renee was popped into our postbox! This one was not for me, it was for my son. I had suggested to Renee that if she wished she could make the PIF surprise for my son instead of me. He is always by my side when I am sewing during the day, he loves to see what I make, help and sew when he can, have me make things for him, and of course he also loves to receive post, which must be opened with care and caution!  opeinngpostHe was over the moon with his gift. Renee had made him the cutest dinosaur pouch, and it too was filled with lots of goodies.

Zippered Dino pouch made by Renee from Quilts of a Feather | Mud, Pies and PinsIn her note to him Renee suggested he could pay it forward by sharing his gifts with his brother. I’m pleased and proud to say he did so without hesitation. Not only with his brother, but with his friends as well.

enjoyingpostWe were all so very delighted by Renee’s thoughtfulness and kindness and now it is my turn to pay it forward to three of my followers. You too can be part of the fun if you’d like to sign up for a chance to get a little handmade gift from me!

Wrapped gift | Mud, Pies and PinsHere are the rules:

1. I will create a crafty gift for three people who comment to this post. This is a surprise, and will arrive to you anytime within the next six months. You have 48 hours from the time of publishing to comment on this post and then I will be chosing the 3 recipients with the help of Mr Random.

2. In signing up for Pay it Forward, you are committing yourself to the project: someone pays it forward to you, so you pay it forward to others! Just post this, or something similar so others can get involved. Basically you will create your own post where you create gifts for 3 people as well.

3. You need to have an active blog of your own, or some way to post up your PIF info like a flickr, pinterest, or Facebook account. Basically you’ll need a place to announce your own PIF and to post some pics of the process.

4. After commenting on this post, post something similar on your blog so you can spread the pay it forward love.

Now all that is left is for you to leave a comment on this post. When you do tell me a little about yourself. What’s your favourite colour, who’s your favourite designer, is there a little something that might hint about what you might like to receive. Would you like me to make something for you or is there someone special in your life you would like me to gift. Let me know and if I pick your name I hope I can surprise you and make your day some time soon.

Edit: With the help of Mr Random I have selected the three commenters (3, 4 & 2) who will be receiving gifts from me. Because Helen left two comments, 1 & 2, I selected the winners from comments 2-10, and although the third selection was originally commenter 7, I opted to choose again as they had left no comment on this post:

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12 thoughts on “Life is Full of Joy With Pay it Forward!

  1. This is a lovely idea , I would love the opportunity to join in. Renee’s gifts to you were spot on weren’t they ?

  2. sorry forgot to say what i like. I love liberty prints, all of them.
    I also love spots and stripes and chevrons in strong colours

  3. How fun! I would love to win a PIF gift. Purple is my fav color with green and yellow tied for second. I don’t have a fav designer- I adore just about any kind of fabric. LOL. I love choco, tea and my cats. You might recall I am also obsessed with EPP. Have a great weekend!

  4. Christmas in June! How much better can it get? 😉 i saw the pay it forward at someone else’s blog and thoght it was a great idea…especially when you forget and get totally surprised. I would love to join up if I get picked. Something for a young lady could be very interesting. She especially likes her Kuscheltiere. Enjoy the incredible weather.

  5. It sounds like beautiful day. I’d love to be able to pay it forward for someone, too. Nothing like a deadline to help get me making! I love crafting on the go atm, so something practical to help with that would find a loving home with me :).

  6. We have twin boys……if you’d like to pay it forward with boys in mind! They are three and love orange and purple and ducks!

  7. How wonderful!! All of the gifts are amazing and I especially like the feather on the pouch.

  8. This is a great idea. I would love to join in. I also love purple and pinks. Love Liberty lawns and love, love, love your EPP butterflies

  9. It is very exciting to be able to surprise someone. I would love to join. My favorite colors are purple,blue & yellow. I love buttons, & thimbles and just about every fabric.( I always look for something different) Surprise me if I get picked. Most of all have fun.

  10. Loved your photos of Switzerland and your boys. Great idea to PIF. I know I’m too late plus I don’t have a blog but just the thought makes me smile. Your quilts are so creative – it’s mind boggling that you can find the time, you do make the time, and your family benefits. Thanks!

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