Yep, I Am That Geeky

I’m doing some fil­ing, which involves deal­ing with the annoy­ing file con­tain­ers I have at the moment. I’m promis­ing myself some­thing more enter­tain­ing as a reward, though:

Cat­a­loging my needle­work pat­terns and supplies.

Yes, I am so geeky that I see that as a fun activity.

As with our books, part of the joy is that I have rea­son to go through all of them. As Sam has not­ed, col­lect­ing the pat­terns is near­ly a sep­a­rate hob­by from that of actu­al­ly stitch­ing any­thing. I have far more designs in my library than I will ever be able to com­plete. I’ve col­lect­ed them over the 25 years or so that I’ve been a stitcher.

I usu­al­ly only go through them when I’m search­ing for some­thing in par­tic­u­lar. I should get rid of most of them, as I hon­est­ly tend to buy some­thing new when I’m actu­al­ly going to start a new project. I haven’t spent much time stitch­ing late­ly, and my “in progress” back­log is daunting.

Beyond the pat­terns, there are the fibers and beads. Spe­cial­ty fibers rep­re­sent much of the cost of the projects I do these days. Many of them have dye lots, so I’ll prob­a­bly con­tin­ue to buy new skeins when­ev­er I start a new project. Still, I like to know what I have, and they are a joy to touch.

I’m def­i­nite­ly going to pass on much of the fab­ric I have to oth­ers. I don’t use Aida, only linen or even­weave, and some­one on one of the Freecy­cle lists was seek­ing some for use in teach­ing girls to stitch. Some of that fab­ric is old­er than Katie, but oth­er than a few creas­es it’s in per­fect­ly good con­di­tion. The Aida dates back to my days work­ing in a craft store as a teen, buy­ing extra sup­plies when­ev­er we had a tru­ly good sale.

I’m using this soft­ware, rather than try­ing to use Read­er­Ware for this inven­to­ry. If all goes as planned, I should­n’t be ter­ri­bly talky for the rest of the weekend.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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