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Calling All Needleworkers, Picture-takers, Reader-Bloggers, etc.


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Next Thursday, June 18th, I’ll be heading out of town, embroidery projects in hand, on a little vacation road trip with my folks. Originally, my vacation plans this summer were non-existent…

… except for a four-day weekend beginning the 18th, for a quick trip to Minnesota, where I hoped to throw in a really quick day-trip up to Fargo, North Dakota, to visit Nordic Needle. (Well, it’s a four hour drive from where I’ll be – but relatively speaking, that’s pretty close!)

Other than that quick trip, my vacation time was to be spent filming videos and working entirely on this website, including the finishing touches on some long and short stitch lessons. Heh heh. Don’t worry, I’m not abandoning my plans! But I have been convinced – cajoled – brainwashed – whatever you want to call it – into believing that a break is necessary. That it’s time to get away for a bit. And I admit, I have come to believe it!

(It didn’t take much convincing – I’m a sucker for traveling, I adore road trips, especially when they take me to places I’ve never seen before, and, after the school year, it is always nice to get a bit of rejuvenating, to refresh one’s outlook, and so forth!)

To prepare for departure, I’m pre-publishing some articles here on Needle ‘n Thread. I thought it would be a good time to ask you to help me out with some content!

Do you have an embroidery project I could feature here on Needle ‘n Thread? How about an online needlework-related shop (whether supplies or goods you have made) that you might want to tell my readers about? What about your own needlework-related blog that you’d like to introduce (or re-introduce) to us? How about a trick or tip that you’d like to teach us? Maybe you teach online classes that you’d like to publicize a little bit, or maybe you just have your own needlework story that you’d like to share.

If you’d like to help me out with a little content by allowing me to feature something about you and your needlework-related ventures, will you drop me a line? If you send me a short e-mail via my contact form, I’ll e-mail you back with some simple guidelines.

If you can help me out, you’d have my undying gratitude for life! (Ok, well… you know what I mean!)

The Fine Print

AOL Users: I can’t seem to reply to AOL e-mails. My replies get bounced back. AOL apparently has a thing called a “white list” and “black list” and I’m on the latter – they read my e-mails as spam, which is crazy, because I have never used e-mail addresses that way and never will! Still, that is the case. So if you’re an AOL user, if you have an alternate e-mail address, please use it instead. Sorry for the inconvenience, but the problem is actually on the AOL end, and there’s nothing I can do about it.

I reserve the right to be discriminating (in the proper sense of the word) about content for my website. If you’ve been reading me for a while, you know I tend towards a more conservative approach in regard to language, photos, types of projects, etc. Anything I consider crass, lewd, vulgar, rude, or grotesque isn’t quite the thing I’m looking for! Also, content that promotes any kind of “link farm” sites, etc., will not be considered. I’ve got a very high opinion, though, of the calibre of my readers, so I’m not too worried about this point – but I thought I better mention it, just in case.

In case there is an influx of content volunteers, I will probably have to do some picking and choosing. I’ll let you know, either way!


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  1. Heh heh heh. The ideal Italy trip got swept away with a massive medical bill for surgery last year! I don't have medical benefits; I pay my own medical bills when they (rarely) crop up. However, last year's $13,000 bill was a bit of a doozy. Italy and a few other plans were swept away! C'est la vie! It'll take me a couple years to build that particular expense account up again, so I'm quite content, in the meantime, with a more 'local' road trip!

  2. Mary, you very well deserve a vacation and I am glad that you are going (kicking and screaming)..enjoy and have a great adventure!… you never know the finds and information you will encounter….and with your writtings we will be right there along with you…..knowing you, you will keep us in the adventure and don't worry if your trip gets in the way…. we will miss you but we will survive….maybe you can give us a small "vacation" project that we can work on while you are away….but please, everyone needs a break, including you and when you are "refreshed"… you will return to us with all your creativity!…have a wonderful time and we will be here waiting patiently for your return….
    Hugs, Kathy K

  3. Ah, Thanks, Kathy! I'm looking forward to the trip! I'm planning on publishing a bit along the way, if all works out with connections and so forth, plus I'll have some interesting articles appearing while I'm gone, too.

    I'm still going to Nordic Needle, too…. heh heh. So much for my summer resolution of "no needlework purchases" and working only from stash. I know I'm going to be besotted with certain things at NN! I suppose I'll just have to consider this part of the vacation budget!


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