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.

Last week my goal was to contact Laura at The Handwork Studio.

Well, technically, I guess I failed, but it feels less like failure and more like an act of consideration. I mean, it’s the holiday, and on top of that, Laura makes sure her wonderful classes are available during school breaks when kids have time to participate. So, not only is she most likely celebrating some sort of holiday at home, she’s also conducting classes and workshops at the studio. I think I’ll wait and contact her when the kids are back in school.

However, I had to do something in order to show my face here today, so I did something I’ve been thinking about for a year at least, and something Gayle, owner of Accents, Inc. and enthusiastic Needle and Thread: Stitching for Literacy supporter, has been urging me to do for many months: I purchased

Squeeeee! For whatever reason, that makes me really, really, really happy.

Of course, this expands the mess I’ve made of things, having three domains for essentially two sites which cover four different lines of business and the blog. Got that? No? Then you see my point.

I own,, and now For now, and are the same site. Eventually, I may do something else with, but no big changes for the time being.

If you type into your address bar, you’ll arrive at the landing (Home) page here.

Right now, the StitchingForLiteracy URL masks the JenFunkWeber URL, but that’s a problem for anyone trying to link here. You can’t see the absolute URL, so all links will be to the Home page, not the internal pages or individual blog posts.

I can change it so that when you type into your address bar you are merely escorted to with no mask on the address. That seems like the best option at this moment, but give me a few days to enjoy seeing in the address bar.


If it sounds like I know what I’m talking about, remember, I’m faking it.

mosaic-07.jpgYeah, this is a tease. We’re a bit further along. I’ll get you up to speed tomorrow.

My goal for this week (I’m working and blogging through the holiday–someone’s got to do it, right?) is to design the 2009 outreach bookmark pattern. I have a basic simple (it’s gotta be simple, something participants can do in a couple of hours) idea and need to make something of it. It’s something I can do on my own, so I won’t be interrupting other people’s holidays.

I will also finish the flyer and put it somewhere more visible.

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  1. Would you like us to guess here as to what the mosaic will be? Here’s mine: it’s a view of your home on your land, seen from the vantage point of standing outside your home, looking up at the gable where the mosaic will be hanging. Basically, you’d be looking at a mosaic of exactly what you’re looking at.