Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Internet and Needlework

The internet has greatly shrunk our world making information and communication almost instant. Needleworkers have certainly embraced this new technology. We are able to see many museum needlework collections. We can see needlework designs, both old and new; the new ones are visible almost as soon as they beome available. We are also able to connect with people from all over the world.

Many long-distance and long-lasting friendships have developed thanks to the ease of internet communication. Not only can people all over the world share their love of needlework and participate in stitch-alongs and round robins, but they can also share important events in their lives.

Several days ago, I thought it would be interesting to see the countries where everyone lives, so I installed a "traffic feed" on the bottom of the blog page. I have compiled a list of the countries represented and added it to the bottom of the sidebar. If your country isn't listed, please email
me and ask me to add it.

Where do the readers of this blog live?
Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

The photograph on the left of an embroidered globe is the property of Westtown School and is used with their permission. The photograph is protected by copyright laws and may not be copied or used elsewhere without the written permission of Westtown School.

1 comment:

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Hi Ellen, yes it is amazing how the internet has brought the world closer together and information so readily available.

Sorry that I was unable to see you on my recent visit to Ohio - lots to do at my sister's.

Happy weekend -- Roberta