Needle and ThREAD

Stitching for Literacy Update

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.

Stitching for Literacy Supermodel Maureen's BookmarkA bookmark stitched by Stitching for Literacy It-Takes-Just-One Supermodel, Maureen. It occurs to me that we might make something like this to record S4L Book Club books we read this year. What do you think?

Last week, my goal was to touch base and make some Challenge and bloggy plans with Maureen. I did—and before today.

I also got the first mock-up of the new Stitching for Literacy site design. I played with it a bit over the weekend and have to get back to Lindsay about it. That will be my goal for this week. I’m so eager to get this site overhauled.

And now I have a couple of questions for you:

First, I’m considering adding a forum for the S4L Book Club. I think discussions might be easier in a forum than here in comments on the blog. What do you think? Would you be willing to learn your way around a forum to participate?

Second, whether you realize it or not, I try to arrange special posts and series of posts for the blog during the annual Bookmark Challenge. Last year, we had Linda explain the process of learning to stitch in educational terms for a series of posts. Suzy and Barb reviewed their favorite kids’ books. I posted a series of bookmark finishing ideas. We profiled some Extreme Readers and Extreme Stitchers. And so on.

Is there something you’d like to see done here on the blog during this year’s Challenge? Is there something you would like to do here during the Challenge? If you don’t have a specific idea but think you’d like to participate, let me know; I’ll bet we can come up with something together. I’d love to involve you regular readers and meet your needs and interests if I can.

Let me know what you think in a comment or email–mail AT funkandweber DOT com.

The 2011 Challenge is just over three weeks away!

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  1. I cannot take credit for this bookmark. It was actually made by my good friend Erika who lives in Virginia. She made it and send it to be donated for the 2011 bookmark challenge.

  2. More seriously, I think a forum may be the best way to run the Book Club. It allows for multiple questions and a more dynamic conversation. I would need to learn to negotiate a forum, but would be quite willingto do so.

    Is there any way now to get to previous posts? There used to be a next and previous button, but I don’t see them now.

  3. Ugh. The “next” and “previous” buttons disappeared with the last WordPress update I made. I don’t know how to get them back, but I haven’t done any updates since for fear the whole site will disintegrate.

    This theme is no longer supported and is no longer updated to conform to the WordPress updates. In short, we’re falling apart!

    Lindsay’s working on the new theme, but she’s backed up with several delayed projects (this one included), and I’m not the pushy sort–at least not in this case.

    Is there a post you want to see again, Becca? I can give you a direct link.

    You can also try clicking the Category for the post you want, and it may be near enough to the top to not need a “back” button to reach it. Or try the Search box.

    A new layout is coming! I just don’t know when. The ball’s back in Lindsay’s court at the moment.

    I’m glad you like the forum idea. I’m pretty much sold on the idea. I pitched it to Lindsay. No idea if she’s used one before, but one way or another, we’ll figure it out. I want a Book Club forum! Yippee!