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!