Needle and ThREAD

Stitching for Literacy Update

The Monday “What have you done lately?” accountability post, where I announce my Needle and Thread: Stitching for Literacy program promotion goal for the week and fess up on last week’s goal.

I got a call this morning from Margery in TN. She’s going to suggest her EGA chapter take up the 2009 Bookmark Challenge, and she had some questions. I hope they will join us. (Why? Are we coming apart?)

Margery pointed out that part of the Challenge Kit still says 2008, so add fixing that to this week’s To-Do list.

I also asked participants to begin registering, so I need to get the 2009 Participants page started. These are sundry goals, though, not the Goal of the Week.

Last week, my goal was to arrange for brochures to be available at the San Diego and Nashville TNNA shows even though I won’t be attending.

Done. Mostly. I folded (they come flat) and mailed a batch to Sherry, the PR consultant for TNNA, at her San Diego hotel, and I have a batch ready to mail to Kat this week, since I won’t have mail access prior to the Nashville show. Thanks, Kat, for taking it upon yourself to get them to the show.

I’m kind of glad to get rid of these brochures. They do the job, and I was proud of them when I made them, but I’ve learned some things and look forward to making better ones for next year. Unless I decide to go with promotional bookmarks instead of brochures. Ultimately, I need potential participants to come to the Web site, and a bookmark can do that–better, maybe, than a wordy brochure. What do you think?


This week, my goal is to contact Laura Kelly at The Handwork Studio to see how we might get her students involved in the Stitching for Literacy program.

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  1. I love the bookmark idea! I know I find it hard to throw a bookmark away. It is there as a useful and appropriate reminder. A stroke of genius.