A huge thank you to all of you who participated in the still open survey about whimsicalstitch.com's products and services. It's great to know what I'm doing right and what I can be doing better. (If you want to add your thoughts, please go here.)
The following were common themes in the open-ended questions, along with direct quotes representing the theme.
"I don't do Instagram." - Survey Respondent
You don't need to "do Instagram" to see the photos. The whimsicalstitch.com Instagram page is public, so anyone can see whimsicalstitch.com photos whether or not they have an account. A link is embedded in the whimsicalstitch.com blog post that takes you directly to the stitched sample on Instagram.
I chose Instagram to share the stitched samples because it's a popular social media site that aligns perfectly with creative endeavors. In addition, it's an opportunity to broaden awareness of the beauty of today's needlepoint and how it can enhance a home. It's important we grow our community!
On a related note, please don't overlook whimsicalstitch.com on Pinterest! whimsicalstitch.com's Pinterest page has a board dedicated to the diagrams from #whimsicalwednesday and #smallspacesunday. You can find that here.
Custom Stitch Guides
"Can I purchase a stitch guide for a piece I purchased?" - Survey Respondent
As I write this, I am working on a template and pricing structure and hope to make a formal announcement soon.
"Are you available for private lessons?" - Survey Respondent
Currently, my teaching focuses on workshops hosted by local needlepoint stores. My events page lists all the announced events. Please join us if you are in any of those neighborhoods! If you would like me to come to your local store, please let your local store owner know.
More Posts Please
"Put two Wednesdays in a week; hard to beat what you are doing now." - Survey Respondent
Ha! I don't have that power. (Frankly, if I'm going to add a day to the week, it's going to be a Saturday.) I'd like to remind everyone about #smallspacesundays, occasional posts dedicated to small space stitches published on Sundays. So, every couple of weeks, it's just like there are two Wednesdays!
Honestly, I don't have plans to expand beyond posting stitch diagrams more than 1-2X per week, which leads me to...
"Would love to see her compile a book of her whimsical stitches!" - Survey Respondent
Funny you should mention that...I would love her to do that too! (And by her, I mean me.) Please stay tuned!
Again, thank you for your recent feedback and your future feedback. It is invaluable.