06 February 2008

The Good News and the Bad News

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.


Pumpkin said...

Now there's an idea!

Sorry about your computer :o( That sucks!

Mindi said...

Good luck on purchasing a new computer, mine is on its death bed right now. I'm most likely going to get it through this site.

No affiliation, but they seemed to have the best prices around.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls