Needle and ThREAD

Stitching for Literacy Update

triangleThis bookmark uses one of the finishing methods we’ll learn in the Bookmarks 101: Simple, Smart, and Swanky Finishes class beginning November 16 at The Stitchers’ Village. It’s two-sided. Registration is open.

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 talk with the TNNA marketing consultant to discuss plans to better involve the TNNA Counted Thread and Needlepoint groups in the Stitching for Literacy program. It didn’t happen. I blame the weather, but I suppose one could blame my lifestyle and choice to spend time where communication is difficult. We’ve re-scheduled for next week, which is good because she’s asked about a business plan, and, well, I don’t have one.

So that’s my goal this week, to start a business plan or possible plan of action for the CT&E and Needlepoint groups. Any business-savvy people out there want to help? Truly, I’m a terrible business person. I’m already in over my head.

Other recent goals seem to have stalled. I’m still waiting for approval of last week’s press release, and I never got a response from the designer of this WordPress theme. I need to follow up on those.

In other news–I love that there is other news!–the Stitch Your Heart Out campaign by Loose Thread Stitchers will kick off November 1. Loose Thread Stitchers is collecting bookmarks for the 2010 Challenge and will hold a bookmark design contest combining bookmarks and the Stitch Your Heart Out theme. Stay tuned for details, or, if you’re on Facebook, visit the Stitch Your Heart Out page. I may have helped develop the idea for this contest, or perhaps it’s merely a case of “great minds think alike.” I can’t remember. But I think it’s a fabulously fun idea. So fun, in fact, I’m going to participate in this contest, just not in a competitive way.

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  1. Hi Jen –
    I was up in AK this summer and Julie J said that you were doing cross stich stuff. Being a knitter and general craft person, I was curious and looked up your site. I love the blog pics – it keeps my vacation going on longer.

    I do have quite a bit of info for business plans – the best free resource that will link you to other resources is SBA (Small Business Administration)

    If your internet access lasts – they have tons of info easy and deep regarding how to run a small business and about writing plans. Have used some of it and continue to return when I have a general question. If you have quiet time and don’t have too much shoveling, you should be able to to whip your plan up. Let the plan speak from your heart – do not get caught up in technicalities and get stressed

  2. Hey, Nikki, great to hear from you! Drop me a line at jen at funkandweber dot com when you get a chance.

    And thanks for the advice.