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Stitching for Literacy Update

Funk & Weber Designs, bookmark for Glacierview SchoolThe initials I stitched for the Glacierview School Stitching for Literacy / Love to Read project. Another community member will finish this into a bookmark, and it will be given to a student (with the initials BR) during the school’s Love To Read week later this month. I’m stitching two more sets of initials.

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.

You know, sometimes we just don’t meet our goals no matter how hard we try. Here’s a question for you: How many computers does a person need to be assured that at least one works properly at all times? I don’t know what the answer is, but I know what it’s not: the answer is not two.

Part of me is inclined to think I have a problem, but then I think about what’s happening in Japan, and I conclude that part of me is being a worrywart. It’s time to make a cup of tea, channel Mms Ramotswe and figure out what I can do.

The Needle and Thread: Stitching for Literacy 2011 Bookmark Challenge begins on Thursday. Yippee! I know a bunch of you are stitching–as am I–and I look forward to hearing about progress. I hope to have the computer thing sorted out by then, but if things go strangely quiet, you’ll know why.

In the meantime, here’s something we can do: Encourage kids to vote for their favorite books online in the Childrens’ Choice Book Awards. Voting begins today and runs through April 29th. Of course, kids will need to read the books to chose their favorites. Teachers, librarians, and booksellers can vote, too.

Do you have a favorite on the list of 2011 finalists?

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