Needle and ThREAD

Stitching for Literacy Update

rgz-logo-stitchedA boomark in progress. The readergirlz logo stitched with Dinky Dyes #40 Daydream silk on Wichelt’s Tropical Yellow aida.

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 an idea to readergirlz. The idea is that I teach fellow readergirlz to stitch bookmarks in 2010.

They said yes!

I will guest-blog about how they can participate in the Stitching for Literacy program, and I’ll provide a tutorial, pattern, and all the help I can to get girlz stitching. I’m brainstorming special finishing ideas and ways to incorporate bookmarks and stitching into what the readergirlz are already doing.

For instance, while the logo in its entirety takes a little time to stitch (not much to a seasoned stitcher), if we just stitch the letters, we could probably make a bunch to include with books dropped during Operation TBD (Teen Book Drop).

Oh, the possibilities. I am so excited!

Also in Stitching for Literacy news, we need to add 41 bookmarks to the 2009 total. Donna, from Panda’s Crossing in South Carolina, ran into bouncing e-mails when trying to report her total. She had a later deadline because her partner school wasn’t handing out the bookmarks until the end of the school year. She sent me wonderful pictures of kids who received the bookmarks, but I need to see if I have permission to post them here. I’d love to share them, but kid-safety comes first. Of course.

Aside: Donna’s shop combines needlework and beading. For those of you making bracelets and bookmarks that combine jewelry findings and embroidery, Panda’s Crossing provides one-stop-shopping.

This week, I want to choose a finishing method for the readergirlz bookmark project. I have an idea. I need to see if it’s as easy as I think it’s going to be.

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