Another year, and my January resolution.... to swap my current "stuff" for more productive "stuff".
I open one of several needlework supply boxes and find this.
she had even started working on it.
I'm sure life got in the way, so I decide that I will finish what she started. The next thing I spot is this...
Now that's what I'm talking about, these are clearly written instructions for all of the embroidery stitches. There is no need to rely on the user's knowledge or a nudge to another book. I am impressed.
Then I find this.
Mom didn't type, so this looks like the work of my father. I picture him coming over and asking what she is working on, and her sorting through the yarns. She probably said it was going to be very complicated to keep these colors organized, and I picture them working together. He probably went to his typewriter and left her a piece of paper with all of the numbers on them for her. She opened the holes and threaded the yarns through each of their name tags.
I love this story in my head, because
1) It reminds me of my parents as a loving couple working together
2) It's an idea so simple, yet so effective
So even though my initial intention was to get rid of it, sell it on ebay, this story makes it impossible.
We'll see if I can finish it before her birthday on February 11.