Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Can I Get a Venti Iced Triple Shot Soy Mocha Latte Please?

I feel like I have been going non-stop! And here I thought summer was going to be my chance to slow down. You can imagine my surprise when I discovered that it's not!

I need coffee/caffeine like a plant needs water. I swear I'll wither without it! Between getting ready for our trip to Arizona for my brother's wedding in 2 weeks, I've been juggling play dates, and dealing with what turned out to be a sinus infection for 2.5 weeks before I sought medical attention and got magic antibiotics. Somewhere in there my sister got a job interview for her dream job here in St. Louis and I was hemming her suit pants and trying to help her prepare. Oh and we can't forget the 6 hour drive to Iowa this past weekend for a 5k with my sister that got cancelled due to weather.

On top of all that, I had an exchange due in the mail to Karen today and I never made it to my LNS to pick up goodies for her package. So now that won't go out until tomorrow or Thursday. It's only Tuesday and my week is already running behind schedule!

But on a fun note, I never did mention the beautiful PIF I got from Mary Kathryn a few months ago.

Isn't it gorgeous?! Mary Kathryn is truly a gifted stitcher and finisher.


Well now it's my turn! I get to pay-it-forward. But I'm going to run this a little differently. I knew signing up with Mary Kathryn that in addition to my getting something from her, I was obligating myself to offer four stitched pieces forward. I'm fulfilling that obligation by offering four of my wonderful readers the chance to get a stitched and finished piece from yours truly in the next year. Now here's where I'm changing it up a bit: I'm going to say that you don't have to obligate yourself to pay it forward by offering stitched and finished pieces to your readers. Just pay it forward in whatever way you find in your own life to do that. If that means offering pieces to other stitchers as I am doing and so many others have done, go for it. If that means giving someone in line at JoAnns your unused 40% coupon, well that's good too. Just pay it forward in your life as you can or as you desire to. Does that make sense? I know some people avoid signing up for PIFs because it may be a lot for some to obligate themselves to. I'm hoping this will make it easier for some of you to participate who might not otherwise.

So let me know if you want to sign up for my PIF by commenting on this post. If I get more than 4 people interested, I'll draw names. And thank you again Mary Kathryn for the gorgeous strawberry!

Now I have to go change LadyBug as something smells not quite right. Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone is getting more time to relax than I am lately :)


Kat said...

Hi Kim,

I'd love to participate in your PIF! Thanks for offering it!


Karen said...

Hi Kim....love the piece you received! I get to enjoy your stitching anyway :) so I won't sign up for the pay it forward.

I was just under the wire with my package too...amazing how time flies! Hope things slow down and you can at least get some stitching done.

Blu said...

Pick me! Pick me! LOL~

Carol said...

Hi Kim--nice to see your post! Did you see that I finished your gift of "Something Sweet"--I loved every minute spent stitching it!

Not signing up for the PIF as I am in the middle of making three somethings for those who signed up for my PIF back in March...

Love your pretty strawberry from Mary Kathryn. Enjoy your summer with your little ones--hope things slow down a bit for you :)

Rita said...

I know what you mean about thinking I'd have some "lazy, hazy" summer days but it's been crazy around here too. Piano, percussion lessons, mom's taxi, and some volunteering has kept me pretty busy too.

Please enter me in your PIF. Thanks!

Susimac said...

I would love to sign up for one of your PIFs - I haven't done one in a while and your stitching and finishing is gorgeous.

Sally said...

What a wonderful PIF gift from Mary Kathryn!

Hope things slow down for you a little soon.

Suzanne said...

Lovely PIF you received. I hope life settles down for you and you finally get a chance for a rest and some stitching.

Danielle said...

I'd love to participate in the PIF, and I am so glad you made different requirements for it. While I don't like stitching for anyone but myself, I love having giveaways for an extra magazine I have come across, or giving a gift certificate to a cross stitch store, or the like.

Michelle said...

Love the little strawberry - how sweet! No PIFs for me right now, it's all I can do to stitch a little for myself here and there!