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Stitching for Literacy Update

Bookmarks from the 2010 collection of The Stitchers’ Village.

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.

My goal last week was to make an outline of what needs to be done to provide resources and guidelines for stitchers wanting to host outreach events.

I pretty much failed. The strawberry beds have fewer weeds, though. Does that count for anything?

Excuses, excuses.

Actually, I think I do have an attitude that it’s okay to slack off on this over the summer. Gardening is a pretty big part of my life these days. It’s not just recreation, though I do enjoy it immensely; it’s subsistence. It’s time well-spent. If it prevents me from making progress with Stitching for Literacy, so be it.

Earlier this summer, often during times when this blog was quiet, I contemplated taking a blog vacation or reducing posts to two or three a week. Summer’s a busy time. Plus, I’m always seeking balance, juggling activities, trying not to go completely nuts. That may slow progress here, and I’m okay with that. Sometimes letting go is good.

But it’s a temporary letting go, I assure you. I’ll still aim to accomplish an outline this week, and maybe I’ll succeed. But I want another, more fun goal, too.

I have materials to start developing a different kind of bookmark, which, in the long run, I hope will help raise funds for Stitching for Literacy. I need to make some designs for this format, so my second goal for this week is to get one design drafted. My ultimate goal is to come up with six designs for this particular finishing technique, but I’ll be happy with one this week. Mind you, I’m also stitching a bracelet for the class that’s in session, so these are lofty goals. I’m okay with that, too. I don’t mind failing. I’ll just keep trying until I succeed.

What do you want to accomplish this week?

If you’d like to be more involved in planning Needle and Thread: Stitching for Literacy events and working behind-the-scenes, please join our Yahoo Group.

The group allows participants to share ideas and resources, and we’d love to have your help.

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