In addition to pulling out all of my fabric at our house, I went over to the Old Homestead to visit my fabric over there.
These two fabrics are for making coordinating shirts for myself (left) and library_lynn (right). They're in a bin in my Mom's workroom back the Old Homestead. I purchased them in L.A. a few years back, when I thought that missmea would make some more shirts for me. But she's made it abundantly clear that apart from the two fine shirts I got for Christmas (which I consider my two best favorite shirts), she's not interested in the work.
And Mom made me a shirt or two (such as that chili pepper shirt you've seen me in so many times), and plans to make more, but I don't want to wear her out. Arthritis and all that, you know... Anyhow, some of my fabric is still in her custody, but I don't plan to dump a whole bunch of fabric on her again any time soon.
Incidentally, the metal ruler in these last few photos is a souvenir from the very first convention or conference I ever attended, at the Leamington Hotel in Minneapolis in 1975. Before I went to the Worldcon on a bus (and came home for dinner), before I went to NMRA (model railroad) conventions and figured out that you've got to get a room at the headquarters hotel or you miss too much (if only I'd realized that for my first Worldcon), and before Winterail (the railroad photography exposition in Stockton that I believe just celebrated its 30th year earlier this month). My father was a big fish in certain public-domain software circles, and I tagged along because I had just started learning BASIC and APL and was interested in everything. I remember lemonade in the hotel bar, and seeing snow in the parking lot from our hotel room window. Ah, April in Mpls...