Of Interest:

EGA Merchandise:
On the EGA website, egausa.org, you will find a store that offers a lot of fun EGA merchandise.  You can get clothing (not just t-shirts), jewelry, books and patterns, stationary...even wine glasses withthe EGA logo, travel mugs, tumblers, and of COURSE, tote bags for your latest UFOs.  If you liked the Eco Tote national gave away, buy your own.  For all your EGA merchandise needs, go here: http://www.egausa.org/index.php/ega-store​

EGA's glossary:
Of course EGA has a glossary on our website. https://egausa.org/images/Resources/ega_glossary_2016.pdf.  It is a list with definitions of all those stitch related terms we always assume everyone knows, and we forget newbies are still learning.  However, none of us knows it all, and there is something in it for eachof us.  For example, I consider myself a fairly versed needleworker, having stitched my first crewel and having started knitting before I was 10.  While looking at the glossary I found something I had not heard of before:
Ayrshire embroidery (air sheer): Ayrshire is a form of whitework characterized by flower designs of firmly padded satin stitch and open work filled with fine needlelace. Old names for this type of embroidery include sewed muslin, Scottish sewed muslin, and flowering. Related techniques include broderie anglaise and Madeira embroidery.​
There is a nice little entry following with a bit of the history and what it includes.  What else might I learn?  Have you heard of chikan embroidery?  Honiton Lace?  Rushnyky? I encourage you to skim through the glossary and find some little gems you may not be aware of.

Fun Reading:
    If you are looking for some fun, light reading, much like the Monica Ferris's books (if you don't know Monica Ferris, look her nineteen books in her Needlework Mystery series up!), I just discovered Molly MacRae's four books in her Haunted Yarn Shop mysteries.  This series starts off with Kath Rutledge rushing to her grandmother's funeral in Blue Plum, Tennessee. and introduces us to the world of Blue Plum where Granny owned the Weaver's Cat, a fiber and fabric shop.
    The stories are quick, light reads that take place is a small town east of Knoxville.  They are a bit campy, but draw you in. Of course, someone is always drooling over fibers and yarns, and learning how to knit.  There is the TGIF (Thank God It's Fiber) group whose challenge for the year is to knit 1,000 caps for infants and toddlers for the local hospital - with a small group of people (there are men!) involved, THAT is an outreach program!!  
   Sure there is a ghost - it is a HAUNTED yarn shop, but not a scary one.  There is indeed a cat.  And there is just plain good laughes mixed in with the serious business of the mysteries.  I would think this is Murder She Wrote meets yarn!