Tuesday, February 19, 2008

kindness and prizes

I'm a bit behind. This week I'm away at a training... and I'll have to save a description of this um, singular conference center for another post.

Last week was a whirlwind. I completely missed several wonderful things, including Textile Week over at Mecozy, and Random Acts of Kindness Week with Ileana.

If you have ever been to my house, you know that I am crazy for textiles. Knitting is one of the manifestations of this love, as are the many tribal carpets and kilims around our house. This is one of my favorites:


It's a Kurdish kilim from Southeastern Turkey, if I am remembering correctly. It's a spectacular (IMHO) piece of nomad hand-weaving. The black ground is all undyed black goat's hair, and if you look closely you can see two large beads sewn into the center. It hangs on the wall in our guest room/my studio, where I love to gaze at it.

So I guess I didn't completely miss out on Textile Week, I was just late.

Anyhow, since I also missed out on being randomly kind last week, I thought I'd Pay it Forward this week instead. A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to get on Marsha's little list of giftees (I can't wait to see what this will bring!) So in return, I will pay it forward by making hand-made gifts for three people. Just sign up in the comments, y'all -- first come, first served. Here is the Official Blurb:
I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.
Nice, eh? Random and kind. Making stuff for people is the one of my favorite ways to show love.

Now it's time to scurry back to class. They are keeping us hopping here at the alcohol-free Baptist Convention Center where my non-profit training is being held. No beer, and definitely no vegetarian options. *sigh*


  1. I'd love to join the PIF exchange!! I've just sent off to a Random Acts exchange at Ravelry. Count me in, please! samm

  2. I offered this on my blog as well and had a great time making the gifts. Thanks for sharing your adventures in knitting and gardening!

  3. i said i wouldn't go snatch up your PIF, but i think i take that back :)

    no beer? oh my.

    hope you survive!

  4. Oh! Me ME! Pick me...(frantically waving arm while sitting behind desk at work).

  5. yay! samm, marsha and nic... you get prizes!

  6. Hello! I have been out of the loop for a while and wanted to stop and say hi!!!

    Hope you are surviving with no beer!


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