Just when I thought J was beginning to cope with my craftiness, I come home with 70 back issues of "Martha Stewart Living."
It started innocently enough: a little ad on Craigslist from someone who had some old editions she wanted to get rid of. I e-mailed her wondering if any were the special "Baby" issues. She did have a few. I drove out to her house. She handed me four "babies" and two "kids"--no charge.
And then she said, "I have more Martha Stewarts in the barn ..." Anything sounds good if it's in a barn. She rode her bicycle to her barn, I drove my car, and we proceeded to load up my back seat with this:
There are about 70 issues there, dating back to the mid-90s and stretching until 2006 or so. So many projects to be made or to serve as inspiration.
When J saw the kitchen table he about croaked. "I thought you were just getting a few?!" I was, but then I saw this:
Being a newspaperwoman, I hate to promote Craigslist. But c'mon. No one is going to advertise a bunch of free magazines in the regular classifieds. Talk about a "good thing"!