Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Your Attention, Please

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.

TIA,
Sabine
sbnschaefer@yahoo.com

25 comments:

Gabi said...

That's a fantastic idea. Count me in. I'm most willing to have one or two buddies.

Yvonne said...

Great idea! I am more than willing to take in 1 stitcher.

Yvonne

Billie said...

Great idea!!! Count me in... I always like to see no designs

Wendy said...

Thanks so much Sabine for this wonderful post! You can count me in too ;)

Ingrid said...

This is great idea and I want to help just afraid that my English is not good enough, unless I get someone who speaks Dutch, of course

Jan said...

Great idea Sabine. You can count me in. My friend MarchAnn is on the waiting list. You can pair her with me and I'll take one other also.

Louanne said...

That's a great idea! Count me in! Since HAEDs are so full of detail and take so long to stitch, I don't always have enough to show in a post, maybe once a month. So I would be happy to post for other stitchers during each month. No problem!

Joke said...

You can count me in also, I'll be glad to help :)

Sabine S. said...

What a great surprise! I wake up this morning and 8 of you wonderful stitchers have volunteered to help! You all are awesome!

Jan, certainly we'll pair you with MarchAnn.

Ingrid, your English is fine!If there is a Dutch stitcher, we'll pair you. If not, just copy their post as it is.

Sabine

Cindy F. said...

Great post Sabine! We really appreciate your idea AND your motivation!! We have 18 on waiting list as of today.

Caroline said...

I'd be happy to post for an email buddy - my HAED needs some stitches put in and an update of my own!!

Valerie L. said...

I can also help somebody! Just contact me if I can help!
IT'S A GREAT IDEA!!!

Chrizette said...

I am one of those on the waiting list and I would just like to thank you all for your kindness (and you for the idea Sabine!).

If you all do decide to impliment this, it will be great! :) I am sure the other 17 of the waiting list will feel the same :)

CathE said...

I'm happy to help out. I love watching everybody's progress and it will be great to see even more designs being worked on. What a great idea.

Ingrid said...

My friend Sandra is on the waiting list. Maybe you can pair her with me ......it's just an idea and I can still help !!

Marie said...

This is a wonderful idea ! I will be glad to be involved, you can count me in !

Nita said...

Sabine, this is a fabulous idea! I have sent you a private email.

Carolyn NC said...

Count me in - great idea!

Astrid said...

count me in. I mail you my email adress.

Maureen said...

Happy to help out as I am not the most prolific of posters so would be more than happy to share my spot with anyone else..

totallythreadup said...

Great idea Sabine - I will be happy to join in. I initially had a computer problem when I tried to join the group and after a few emails to Cindy F I was lucky enough to be the 100th member so I could well have been on the waiting list. I will send you my email address.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Wow count me in. I would love to be involved in this group. Feel free to pop over and visit my blog at www.stitchalongmyfriends.blogspot.com

and be always in stitches.

Joanne said...

I've e-mailed Sabine back about this as I'm on the waiting list and would love to have a HAED buddy to post my progress pics. I agree with the other comment about monthly updates rather than weekly.

Carla said...

I think this is a wonderful idea!! If I can help someone just let me know :)

My email is in my profile

Terri said...

Wonderful Idea. I'd be extremely happy to do that.
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