Needle and ThREAD

Stitching for Literacy Update

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

Last week, my goal was to update the Challenge Kit with 2009 materials. This might actually tie into Shelly’s suggestion for a flier anyone can print and distribute. However, I failed. In fact, I didn’t even look at the kit. :-/

I also added the goal of sending communication to ALA as per Anna’s suggestion. This, I did, mostly because Anna did the legwork and made it super-easy with the link in the comments. Props to Anna!

Two additional things happened last week.

1. I got a response to my e-letter to the CBC saying the person I contacted was no longer there, so I should contact person A, B, or C, depending on my needs. Ta-da! It took two tries, but I’m optimistic that I reached the best possible person. No response from that person, but that’s all right. This is about me (isn’t everything?) doing what I can do.

2. I was in touch with President of EGA and the editor of Needle Arts, the EGA magazine. We’re looking into the possibility of having an article in the March issue. It’s late to be getting something in that issue, but the June issue is too late for 2009 and a bit early for 2010. I’m on hold until the layout is done, which should be soon, and then we’ll see if there’s room and how much. I did a little prep work on that so that I can have something ready quickly if the opportunity arises. I hope it does. I’d love to have EGA on board.

I’ve not heard anything from ANG, but I’m not a member, either.

kfgl-22.jpgThe view from Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge in November.

As for this week’s goal, you might think I’d go back and try to accomplish the Challenge Kit update, but you’d be wrong. A comment from Sarah on last week’s post has inspired a new goal. Sarah wants to know how she can get involved.

That kind of stopped me in my tracks. Why on earth don’t I have a page where I can direct her?

And that’s my goal for this week.

The answer to my question (not Sarah’s) is that to date I’ve focused on getting independent shop owners involved. The Challenge Kit was designed to support them. (By the way, anyone can go look at the kit and use anything in it. There’s a link in the menu on the sidebar.)

It’s time to do something to support Sarah and other individuals who want to get involved. I’m not sure what it will be, exactly, but I’m thinking about it.

Thanks, Sarah.

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  1. Okay Jen, first off, what a cool concept – to combine two things you love, and come up with Stitching For Literacy – very very cool!

    Also, I was intrigued by your comment over at – sheesh, I already forgot which blog it was – but you left a comment about how you hope that MotherReader and I will make “The Comment Challenge” an annual event.

    I guess we need to gauge interest and the success of this year, but I think it seems off to a fine and strong start!

    Thanks for joining in,