(Preface: This post is a whole lot of silly. I won't be offended if you skip it. Really)
OK, well, the short answer to the April Question about record keeping is that over the past five years I've come to rely exclusively on my blog to record everything I've stitched. Before blogging, I didn't even own a camera.
My parents were real shutterbugs who loved taking pictures of the kids when they would visit, and since they live so far away, they often took pictures of things around my house, including my stitching. Mom and Dad always got double prints and then sometimes I'd get lucky and they'd send me copies.
But my most recent needlework history (2006 till now) resides locally in My Pictures and online through my blog.
But here's the thing - I've been watching the AMC series, Walking Dead. In this show, zombies are everywhere. The entire world has collapsed. No electricity. No mass communication. It's all GONE.
Of course, small groups of humans that have miraculously survived. Our main character wakes up alone in the midst of this crisis and goes in search of his family. He decides his family is alive because although their house is empty, the photo albums are gone. And he knows that his wife would never leave without those albums, so she must have escaped.
Now in my photo world, almost everything is digital, so if a future zombie outbreak happened, I'd just grab a little thumb drive and head for the hills. And I'd be content knowing that my needlework history is online, too. But what good would that do if you couldn't fire up a computer?
Well readers, we can be prepared for a zombie-filled world. There's a company called Blurb that'll help you publish your blog as a Blurb book (for a fee, of course) and then you can just take your book with you as you run from the house. It shouldn't be too hard to escape. (Zombies move very slowly and they have no frontal cortex.)
But now I have a new question - Assuming that the zombies haven't entered your house yet, what needlework would you grab? So that if someone - your husband, children, mother, friends...whoever - came into your house they would know you got out alive because they know that you'd never leave without....(fill in the blank)
I'd grab my family sampler and I'd wrap it up in the white on white baby quilt that I made for my daughter. So those zombies had better beware. I can be one mean cookie.