Tuesday, August 23, 2011
When I first started to read blogs that I now follow I was fascinated by the generosity of all of the people in this new world. Giveaways and Swaps were an intriguing concept. Bloggers getting gifts from people they only knew through their blogs just didn’t compute. I’ve now been blogging for several months and been reading blogs since maybe January. Now I too have made friends around the world.
Last month I found a new blog to visit from the http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/2011/08/sew-darn-crafty-partyweek listing. Judy at http://cathcarts.blogspot.com/2011/07/printing-on-fabric-hint.html , was printing onto fabric from her printer and I offered a suggestion that I thought would be easier using Freezer Paper. I live in NJ, USA and I consider Freezer Paper a staple. Judy lives in a small town in Australia and Freezer Paper there is rare. So I sent her some freezer paper.
Now comes the fun part. I had a world wide experience. I function in the world of what goes around in life, comes around some time, some place. The very day I mailed the Freezer Paper to Australia I won my first Giveaway. The notice that I won came from Madame Samm, in Canada, at http://www.sewwequilt.com/ I won a wonderful pattern and thread from Shell at http://theraspberryrabbits.blogspot.com/ NC, USA. A very cool international day indeed.
OK so now it’s a couple of weeks later and I come home on Saturday to a puffy mailer from Australia. It was chock full of stitching goodies.
Can you see them all? Wonderful play things, Aussie buttons, labels, a plaque, a great mini tote that the picture doesn’t do justice, on and on and a wonderful thank you card. Judy, you shouldn’t have. Many thanks, I love it all.
I really am glad to be part of this adventure. Selina