Needle and ThREAD

Stitching for Literacy Update

From the Accents, Inc. 2009 Bookmark Challenge collection. Gayle’s been collecting and distributing bookmarks since the very first Challenge.

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 continue matching the seventeen interested libraries to participants. I matched two. Truth is, I didn’t do as much in this department as I had hoped, so I’m happy I have something to report. Baby steps! That’s what this is all about.

I wanted to add The Stitching Post in MD to the Participants list. Done.

And I wanted to work on this year’s outreach design. I’m close but not there yet. Sorry, Shannon. As soon as I can, I promise!

In other news, I’m brainstorming events and posts for the blog during the Challenge. If you have ideas, I want to hear them, and if you’re interested in guest blogging, I want to know! You can send your thoughts to mail AT funkandweber DOT com.

Tam, from Tam’s Creations, is helping spread the Bookmark Challenge word on her blog and website. I love seeing this! Anyone who likes what this program does is welcome to post the logo and a link to this site. The more people who post the logo, the more people who will see it, and the more people who will participate. You can pick up the logo in the Challenge Kit.

Tam’s got some great blackwork and cross stitch bookmark, card, and tag patterns. I think all of these would make excellent bookmarks. Tell me you haven’t used a postcard as a bookmark! Put a long-ish ribbon on the tags and voila! you’ve got a bookmark.

This week, my goals are to keep matching interested libraries, and e-mail all the participants who have not yet joined the Stitching for Literacy Yahoo Group. One by one, I hope to get them all there. I’ll also try to finish the outreach pattern, layout and all.