Needle and ThREAD

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decoupage-bookmark-2.jpgThis bookmark-finishing style will be discussed in the May Needlework Nutshell. Subscription box in the sidebar.

Today I’m headed to our local Glacierview school to talk with third through fifth graders about The Puzzling Life of One Author. Promoting literacy through puzzles–yippee!

We’re going to make a puzzle from scratch. I’m not going to walk them through a puzzle I’ve pre-planned; I’m going to wing it, using a joke or fact they choose, and creating on the spot with their help. I don’t know if it will be a puzzle that uses a long wordy answer or one that uses a single word, so I can’t even plan what sort of puzzle it will be.

I’ve always claimed I can make a puzzle out of anything. I’ve met challenges posed by editors, but I expect it will be different having to perform the challenge live. Wish me luck!

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needleworkshow_big.gifRemember, The Needlework Show starts today. Funk & Weber Designs is hosting a puzzle contest, and Pine Glen Designs is hosting a bookmark-stitching contest.

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tbd-09.jpgTomorrow, April 16, is Support Teen Literature Day, and since I have to be in Anchorage, I plan to participate in Operation T*B*D (Teen Book Drop) organized by readergirlz, GuysLitWire, and YALSA.

I will be leaving at least two YA books in public places where teens will see them and, I hope, pick them up and read them.

I will be including a hand-stitched bookmark in each, hitching my Needle and Thread: Stitching for Literacy Bookmark Challenge wagon to the T*B*D star. I hope you other Bookmark Challengers out there will do the same. If you do, take a picture of your drop and send it to me.

More info about Operation T*B*D is available here.

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