Sunday, September 23, 2007

The power of the Blog!

Hiya guys !

Guess what ? The dearest person ever - Miss Jane of the crooked road has helped me out with my wish for the spotty fabric slicker from spotlight.
Now, the thing is I have never met Jane, and only saw her blog for the first time this week - I don't think she knows me and yet she went out of her way to check out if her Spotlight had the fabric, then she convinced them to put the whole roll away and then sent me the details.
Can you believe this? Lots of people offered to check their local stores for me, blogger friends and people I have never met. Do you live in a world where people will go out of their way to help strangers, where people will spend some time making a perfect stranger happy, even though they get nothing out of it?

Well apparently I do. If you think I am surprised , astounded, gob-smacked - I am.
I (very ) occasionally read papers and hear the news on the radio and I was led to believe that we lived in a heinous world where everyone was doomed and we had no community spirit. A world where we all snatched and grabbed and got what we could for ourselves so we had more than the others.
Today I believe the world I live in is filled with fabric and felt, it is peopled by folks who love sewing and knitting and felting , spinning and dyeing and beading and paper crafts and printing and painting, crotchet and patterns and giving and sharing - this is the world I choose to live in- no it is not about getting fabric, it is just about people caring, A perfect complete stranger did something nice specifically for me today . It wasn't a random nameless faceless act - Jane did something for me and I want to say A HUGE THANK YOU - yes I have found the fabric I wanted but seriously and more importantly , if Jane did this for me , then maybe the rest of the human race is not so bad after all.


  1. I choose this world too Jodie! Good on you Jane. How refreshing and wonderful.

  2. i like my world being filled with thosed kinds of peopl too! i love this crafty blogging world!! its awesome to make friends with people around the world who love the same things.
    that was too sweet of jane!

  3. It's a good feeling isn't it. I'm constantly astounded by the generosity of all these wonderful talented women. And YAY for getting the red spotty fabric!!

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog and the lovely comments too. I am also astounded sometimes by this virtual world and how close the community is we are a part of. And I am also over the moon I have found you - for your sewing bucket tutorial firstly, I was just trying to figure out how to make one the other day and couldn't quite figure out how to make it 'stiff'....wadding, of course!!!! I've added you to faves so will check back on a regular basis x

  5. Well said Jodie, and I agree with you.

  6. ooohhh soooo nice and thoughtful!! im off to check out her blog - I could use a friend like her!

  7. I hold faith that there are people out there that are king and generous with their life however big or small the gesture

  8. That's a great story - thanks for showing some of your projects in the previous posts, too...

  9. I'm glad to be in this world, and don't know why the news is filled with horror stories. I enjoyed the Pay It Forard movie last night, and I loved my surprises.

  10. Jodie
    you know, I keep telling you there isn't many nice people like me left in the world! I have found that most quilters/crafters are always only to happy to help! I had an emergency life saving fabric search frenzy a while ago I needed 1 x 2.5" square and I found from a net friend.. how cool is that?? I LOVE the internet.. I love blogland, and I loves you all!



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