Oh, goodness. There was something else I meant to say about bringing stitching to the world but it slipped my mind. Then something a commenter said brought it back. By the time I got to blogger it was gone. (Is that anything like By the time I get to Phoenix?)
Ah, yes. Here's another example of publicity gone wrong. I have only seen one mention of Frank's video/free lesson offer--in Needle in a Haystack's e-newsletter. (It's not even on their blog.) I read the blogs of several shops and none of them have it. I read a couple of general craft blogs--not there either. C'mon, it's a no-brainer to send the link to Craft:. And, although I am not one of the Facebook faithful, I haven't seen it there either. Ok, it's on the Hoffman Distributing website--but how is it getting out to the non-stitcher, the ones who don't know about Hoffman Distributing, the ones they are clearly trying to hook? (I started drafting this and before I could post, Annie Beez popped Frank up on her blog. Good for you!)
Now to the comments: The mermaid is for my mom. I'm not sure I have a thing about mermaids as much as my mother does and her little obsession makes it very easy to stitch things for her. (I am keeping this one for myself, however.)
Stella has a fan club. Who knew? Last Saturday we had a date with the animal behaviorist. Stella has a little problem with putting things in her mouth. Unfortunately most of those things are attached to me or the dude (arms, clothes, hair, feet). So we wanted to see just what would work. Stella has a whole new arsenal of toys, mostly of the chewing variety (we're keeping Kong in business). And we've got lists of things to do with her. Like I had nothing else to do. Oh, that's right! I didn't.