Sunday, April 2, 2006

Booting leads to Organizing, which leads to ...

Darn aol!  I had an entry about my Ewephoric experience just moments away from posting when aol decided their software had a problem and just had to boot me off.  I was quite upset as it took me an hour to get the text, links and pictures the way I wanted to present them when "poof" ... my work ... gone.   (Arg!!) 

My husband suggested I recreate the entry while it was still fresh in my mind.  I wasn't interested; I was angry at aol.  So I opted to utilize that anger and reorganize my crochet book collection.  I decided to create a *knit* section (that's a very small section), one on *history,* one of *stitches,* an *other* section (non-crochet/knit related), an *I use these a lot* section, and then one more that I decided to call my *Inspiration to be like* section.  Designer Melissa Leapman, and one of her students, at the Ewephoric WeekendIn that grouping I have my books by Margaret Hubert, Prudence Mapstone, Melissa Leapman, Lily Chin, and Noreen Crone-Findlay.  Next to their names, and books, I have "ME!!" in huge lettering.  While I do have the two books (
Blue Ribbon Afghans from America's State Fairs: 40 Prize-Winning Crocheted Designs& Fabulous Crocheted Ponchos) that my crocheted patterns are in, I wanted something for me to look at every day as a constant reminder of where I see my future goal.  I want my name not just inside the books, but on the cover!  It's been a dream of mine since the third grade ...

I think the hours I spent reorganizing my crochet library was time well spent!  Readers, please note that I do plan on (re)writing about my Ewephoric experience --perhaps tomorrow.  For now, with my anger towards aol spent, I'm now content to just sit here and contemplate some more design proposals to submit to various publishers ... to put me a step closer to reaching my dreams.  :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hate it when you loose an entry.  I have AOL too, but use Typepad now for blogging; I can save while I go along.

I look forward to seeing more of your patterns!