(Is this heaven?)
Amy Bindel of Early Bird tipped me off to Deluxe OK's embroidered portrait stitch-along! From their site:
Join the handmade revolution, by honoring your favorite Oklahoman with an embroidered portrait! Anyone is welcome to join our virtual group, regardless of skill level. Framed pieces should be delivered to Oklahoma City by July 1.
The group will create a collection of portraits of famous Oklahomans for an Oklahoma City exhibition in Summer and Fall 2010. Spend the winter and spring months patiently creating your work of art for this low-pressure, accessible show. If you're not an Oklahoma resident, it's OK! Just choose an Oklahoman to embroider and be prepared to mail the piece to us by July 1. Three public exhibitions are currently scheduled, including the Oklahoma State Fair in September.