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.

Two weeks ago, my goal was to take a look at the Big Picture of what I want to accomplish this year so that I can break it into doable chunks. I did, and I have a list of ideas and something like a plan, but I will need to revisit it, and, of course, I’m always open to suggestions.

For part of my Big Picture, I made a list of people I would like to contact, sharing info about the program and discussing ways they might get involved. I also brainstormed ideas for more things I can do locally. We’ve got the Anchorage library event down pretty well, so I’d like to see if we can’t hold another at a Mat-Su Borough library, and I’d like to do something personally with the local school. It’s tiny, so that shouldn’t be too hard.

What about you? Can I persuade you to reach out to a local school, library, scout troop, sports team, or youth group, and offer to teach kids to stitch a bookmark? Contact me if you’d like to give it a go, and I’ll help get you started.

gayle-rose.jpgBookmarks from the Accents, Inc. collection. If you’re in the New Orleans area, stop in and see Gayle.

Over the weekend, I learned from fellow designer, Phyllis Dobbs, that the Needle and ThREAD program was mentioned in Mike Hartnett’s Creative Leisure News newsletter. Yay! We can thank TNNA for that; they share our press releases.

Which leads me to this week’s goal: I have a tremendous resource in the TNNA marketing consultant, and I’d like to discuss with her my Big Picture plans.

Since I skipped a week (gasp!), I aim to double up this week. I’ll also contact Gloriann at Cross-Stitch and Needlework about the DNA pattern and a possible bookmark article. They have joined the Challenge and plan to collect bookmarks from their readers.

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