As you all know, Our Friends' HAED SAL blog is limited to 100 members. This is a technicality of Blogger, not a limit set by Cindy F. or Wendy. Every three months Cindy and Wendy contact inactive members in hopes of opening up membership. Even so, it seems to me that there is very little member turnover, which means those stitchers on the waiting list, who compliment and encourage us, will continue waiting for quite some time.
I approached Cindy and Wendy with an idea, and they have allowed me to present it to you all. I'm thinking of a " blog buddy" system. Current members would volunteer to receive one e-mail a week from a stitcher on the waiting list. All you have to do is post their progress update and pics as you would your own, of course being clear whose update it is. That's it! The person on the waiting list gets to share their progress on our blog and receive comments and we make new friends and see new patterns evolve.
Again, this is voluntary. If you are interested in helping, please comment on this post or e-mail me privately, and include your e-mail addy. At the end of the month, I will get together with Cindy and Wendy to match up members and those on the waiting list. I'll then contact everyone involved.