It was a good night and a bad night.
We need a new computer. My computer at home died. I realize it was going to happen anyway. It was 5 years old, and the cats are always sitting on it, and it has 5 million pictures on it. It was bound to die. But it sucks because I can't post photos on here til we get it replaced. I am checking with Dell. I hope to get something I can load PC stitch on. But this stinks. So no photos til that gets cleared up. I guess this kinda gets rid of the whole, "Can't spend frivolously" rule. But then again, if I am trying to start selling things, I need a computer, so it's not frivolous, right?
On the good news, I found another cache of British magazines, stuffed in other boxes in the basement. These were ones that I knew I had, but didn't know where I put them. I was starting to think that I had lost them forever. But I didn't.
I think this is all my magazines. I am not willing to bet my life, but I think it is. It just feels good to have things together. I was starting to get worried.
Mom said the funniest thing the other night. She is also trying to clean out her house, and she said, "I got rid of a bunch of magazines," and then gave this expectant look like, " You should do the same with these, are you really ever going to stitch all this stuff.. I told her my stitching magazines are NOT magazines, not in the traditional sense. They are a treasure trove and a resource. I have told her before that, if something were to happen to me, she should NEVER just sell my stitchy stash, at least not the magazines. I put a lot of time into that collection.
I've always let her know that, when I no longer need this stuff, I would like to have it donated to my alma mater, the University of Kentucky, to start a needlecraft collection. I envision it as a collection for the College of Fine Arts, so that needleworkers can come take a look at how we stitched in the late 20th to early 21st centuries. Some of the articles are astoundingly well-written. And think about it, when people look for research on the 19th century samplers, how many times do we wish we knew MORE. Here's a chance to endow with the MORE. And my acquiring nature is perfect to start it because I like gathering stuff and I tend to want to be as complete as possible. If I've reaffirmed nothing else to myself in organizing everything, it's that. LOL.