Friday, March 11, 2011

Social Media and Needlepoint

Hi Everybody... Robin here.

Tonight was an interesting evening. I attended the March tweetup of the Memphis chapter of the Social Media Club. It was Pat's idea that we go... to see what's the latest in Social Media and how it might be able to improve our businesses.

You remember Pat... my guy... is owner of Business Visuals, a photography company since 1982. Things have changed since his film days. He's gone digital and is a photoshop whiz. He has a website and he has a blog, Business Visuals Updates, too. He joined Facebook and also has the Business Visuals • Memphis Photographer Facebook page. Please Like Us and Follow Us, if you will.

We went into the meeting, eager to learn. And, learn we did. The meeting was the brainchild of Howell Marketing; a smart savvy group of women in Memphis, lead by Amy Howell.  Here's what we learned:  tomorrow we will begin creating his Twitter account. There appears to be a harmonious mix of social media when you Blog, Facebook, Twitter and website all at the same time. Talk about spinning plates!

What's my reference of "Spinning Plates?" The scene is from the Ed Sullivan Show. The entertainer comes on stage with long bamboo poles and a stack of white dinner plates. The music is peppy... the man gets the 1st, the 2nd, the 3rd, the 4th plate spinning on top of the bamboo poles. Just when he starts to work the 5th plate, the audience gasps because the spin of the 1st and 2nd and 3rd plates are slowing down... ready to crash. So the man runs back to them, spins them up... all is right... until the next group of plates starts to slow down. Back and forth he runs. Now that was entertainment! Often I feel like I am spinning plates. How about you?

Comes with a Stitch Guide by Robin King

I've been stitching on the NeedleDeeva new Halloween Club which will be revealed this summer. There will be 8 monthly club pieces plus a 9th bonus canvas to be featured on the back cover in the Sept/Oct issue of Needlepoint Now. Each of these canvases will come with a Robin King stitch guide. And you know how much I love Halloween! This has been a treat, indeed. Your Local Needlepoint Shops will be able to help you sign up for this Club opportunity. (I know that Amy's will be offering it, too.)

So, I'm use my new Social Media knowledge to get the first words out about these new Creepy Characters by NeedleDeeva. You can also follow me on Facebook (Robin King) and on Twitter (@catmom6). There is also a Needlepoint Group in Facebook, too. Who would have thought? It was Jane/Chilly Hollow who started the group. We've got stitchers, designers, artists and shop owners there. Come join us.

Here's Scaredy Cat & Spidey from NeedleDeeva's new club. It is #0467-H. Looks like I won't be teaching at the Summer TNNA Market in Columbus this June. Sad to hear, but you can see all the designs on the NeedleDeeva website and at her booth in June. Glad to share the news. Thanks, Robin


  1. Oh Robin, I just love them! Thanks for the peak at what's coming in June. You do Halloween proud. Fun design & fantastic stitch/fiber selection. I can't wait to get my hands on these guys.

  2. Hi Missy. Thanks for your kind words. I have been having the best time with these Halloween pieces. I've researched interesting stitches... keeping a common theme in some areas but new stitches for other areas. So far, the Pumpkin, Devil and Scaredy Cat are finished. Now I'm working on Frankenstein.

  3. Robin

    I am such a sucker for Halloween and I love what you've done on this little guy. I guess I will have to sign up when these are available. Love them and love your guides. To cute for words. You did it again!!!

    Sue VanderNoor

  4. Thanks, Sue. We are kindred spirits, indeed.


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