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Stitching for Literacy Update

gayle-wiseFrom 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 goal was to pitch another bookmark to another magazine. I’m three-quarters of the way done. I know where I’m submitting, and I have the pattern started. I need to finish it. In truth, I stitched 4.5 bookmarks last week as I developed patterns for the magazine submission and a class on bookmark finishing. Fun stuff!

Steps were taken in three other Stitching for Literacy-related areas, but, dag-nabbit, it’s too soon to share two of them, much as I would like to. Thought, I don’t suppose it’s actually progress unless the steps yield results. Thank goodness I can mention one of them–at least I think I can. Three’s a bit many to keep bottled up, don’t you think?

Colleen at Loose Thread Stitchers is publishing an embroidery A-B-C book. The letter B will stand for BOOKMARK. A Funk & Weber design will be the model, and the Stitching for Literacy program will be promoted. Yippee! Colleen is a woman who gets things done–I love her, even though she makes me feel like a piker.

This week, I aim to finish the magazine pitch, and I need to send a newsletter to all shops and Challenge Participants.

Speaking of the bookmark finishing class…these are ways to finish edges and backs on regular fabrics, as an alternative to ready-made bookmark forms; i.e., the rectangular fabrics with pre-finished edges. Is there any method, material, technique, or stitch you’d like to have taught in such a class? I’m taking requests!

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