Monday, January 18, 2016

Pay it Forward Project


If you're a cross-stitcher and you follow my blog, you probably know that I share free downloadable charts here from time to time. Right now if you click on the "Free Cross-Stitch Charts" tab above, you'll find charts for 18 small cross-stitch projects. I just added a new one last week! This week, I'm launching a new policy regarding my cross-stitch downloads. I'm calling it the "Pay It Forward Project"--and here's how it works:

I love sharing my cross-stitch designs and getting feedback from readers, and I'm really not interested in receiving monetary compensation for the patterns I share on my blog. But I think--in the giving spirit of the blog world--it would be nice if visitors who download a chart would consider expressing their appreciation by performing a simple act of kindness. Pay it forward any way you like--drop some change in a donation box, give some canned goods to a food pantry, say something kind to the grocery store cashier, or say a prayer for someone in need. There's no accountability; I just want to encourage an atmosphere of gratitude in this Internet world we share. I know I have been lax in showing appreciation to the talented bloggers and Instragrammers who share their work and inspiration, so from now on I'm going to practice "paying it forward" more myself.

Please comment and let me know what you think of my "project." And be sure to visit my cross-stitch page frequently to see what's new. Happy stitching!

6 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea, Kathleen. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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  2. This is a nice idea. I'm glad you are promoting it. I used to be a cross stitcher until I had kids 14 years ago! I enjoyed it. Maybe I should get my supplies out again!

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn! You should definitely start cross-stitching again. Sometimes those "maternity leaves" last much longer than we intend . . .

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  3. Simple acts of kindness. Lovely the world does need more of this. I will gladly pay it forward. I love your sweet pure joyful designs you give your heart in your designs.

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    1. What a sweet comment--thank you, Diane! I'm so glad you like my cross-stitch designs.

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