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Stitching for Literacy Update

imaginationFrom the Accents, Inc. 2009 Bookmark Challenge collection.

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.

Last week, my goals were to
1. Add three new Challenge Participants to the participants page. Done, though I still need to get some addresses.
2. Write the intro and instructions for The Stitchers’ Village Bookmark Challenge Contest. First draft complete.
3. Contact Alan, the Bookmark Collector, about the Battle of the Bookmarks idea. This might have fallen through the cracks, but Alan read my plans here and contacted me. I responded today.

You know I have a tendency to complicate things in the name of fun and enthusiasm. I never met a plan I couldn’t expand, an idea I couldn’t twist, a puzzle I couldn’t confuse.

It seems Alan has the same tendency. My gut says that if we were kids in the same classroom, our teacher would seat us in opposite corners and make sure we were never paired for projects. We’d be the ones building our volcano on the football field instead of on a piece of plywood on a desk.

But we’re not kids, we’ve meandered into the same corner, and there’s no one to tell us “no,” so I think we’re going to have some fun! More to come, but I think you should all start stitching bookmarks now. You can enter them into Battle, should a Battle ensue, and you can also donate them to the Challenge come spring.

For the record, I also had a looooong chat with Colleen from Loose Thread Stitchers on Friday. She’s a rock star with real marketing and sales skills, ready to spread the Stitching for Literacy word like nobody’s business. Go, Colleen!

This week, my goal is to put together a promotional bookmark for spreading word of the program. You know the brochures I’ve done in the past? Well, I’m changing to a bookmark with the basic info. That’s seems more appropriate, no?

Any brilliant design ideas out there? Come on, I know you’ve got some. Spill.

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