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.

My goal last week was to contact TNNA manufacturers and distributors, reminding them of the upcoming Bookmark Challenge, and asking them to participate.

Um…I failed. Didn’t do it. Didn’t come close to doing it. I brought the TNNA member guide with me so I have addresses, but that’s as far as I got.

But I wasn’t completely idle, either.

Remember the goal where I got the Needle and Thread: Stitching for Literacy brochures folded and sent to San Diego for the TNNA trade show? Well, they did their job. Yay for the weekly goals! Rumor has it people discussed ideas and plans for the program. About a half hour before I headed out the door for the lodge, I got a phone call from Libby who works with TNNA’s Stitch-N-Pitch program, a program that combines two great American pastimes: professional baseball and needlearts.

When the program was just beginning, Funk & Weber Designs donated 250 patterns for goody bags that were handed out to participants at one of the games (no idea which one). As yet, I have not attended a Stitch-N-Pitch game–currently, that would involve a flight out-of-state–but it’s always on my radar when I travel Outside. I think it’s a super-fun program.

So, Libby called to see if we can join forces and stitch bookmarks at Stitch-N-Pitch games.

Yeah-huh! You betcha! How can I help? We’re working out a plan, and I’m putting together some text she can use from the Stitching for Literacy program.

Libby works for a PR firm. She can teach me heaps, and with her help, maybe I can develop better plans for Stitching for Literacy.


This week I will continue to work with Libby to create what she needs.

I’ve found some more things in the Challenge Kit that need updating, and I still want to contact manufacturers and distributors to get the ball rolling with them.

I want to try to do all three, not just one.

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