Needle and ThREAD

Stitching for Literacy Update

bev-geometric01Another bookmark stitched by our friend, Bev, in MI. I now have a folder on my computer labeled “Bev.” If you’re stitching bookmarks for the Challenge. I’d love to have pictures. Oh, and I prefer the pics without dates on them. Right, Bev?

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.

Yippee! I have something to report.

I still haven’t uploaded the Stitch N’ Pitch bookmark or the surprise, which was my goal last week , but I do have a Stitching for Literacy Yahoo Group for participants.

You see, I’ve been remiss in keeping participants up-to-date for the silly reason that my mailing list program somehow became corrupted and communicating was no longer a matter of typing a note and sending it out to Everyone. Fixing that problem meant explaining it and having Everyone double-opt-in to a new mailing list. The Yahoo Group is my alternate solution.

It is a behind-the-scenes Group, so it’s not entirely open to the public, but if you’d like to participate behind the scenes, I’d love to have you. You can go here to join the Group.

Explain to me who you are (I’m hoping there’s a box that allows you to do that, but truth be told, I’m not certain!) and how you might like to participate (it’s okay to not know exactly), and I will approve your membership.

All the normal Be Polite and Play Nice rules apply. You know the drill.

I am now working on my presentation for the Bookmark Collectors Virtual Convention. Embroidery pros Marion Scoular and Sandra Murray have pointed me toward resources for information on the history of embroidered bookmarks. If any of you have ideas, advice, or suggestions, I’m listening. If you don’t want to post them here, send them to mail at funkandweber dot com.

Over the weekend, I contrived a new idea that I hope will enable Stitching for Literacy to partner with my favorite teen reading organization (you know, the one for girlz!). The idea involved designing a pattern and stitching a sample–that’s always fun. Pitching the idea to the organization is my goal for this week.

Truly, lots is happening; I just can’t always share it.

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  1. I should think before I send you pictures — is there a date?? Jen wants no dates.. Still stitching book marks.. Bev

  2. Yay, Bev! Remember to take pictures of each one individually for that as-yet unannounced contest during the Challenge. Each photo of a donated bookmark earns and entry, and you can send the bookmarks to any participant you want.