You know that wonderful southern saying, "Bless her heart!" which excuses anything you want to say about anybody at any time? Like, "She's gained a little weight hasn't she, bless her heart!" when you really mean, "man she's packing on the pounds!" This time I'm going to say it about myself. "She's getting a little forgetful, bless her heart!" meaning, I can't remember anything when I need to remember it but I can remember my telephone number when I was 10 just in case anyone needs to know it.
Anyway, here's the thing. I started taking Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting Magazine in January of 1997. I'm not sure when they started the magazine, maybe 1996, but I started with January of 1997. And I have every single issue since then, except....I've lost March/April 2002 and July/August 2003. Now, bless my heart, I have just a touch of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (meaning I'm close to freakish about this magazine but don't care if the dust bunnies are piling up in the corners and the spiders are building condiminiums on the windows) but I sure would like to have those two magazines. If any kind soul out there has them and wouldn't mind parting with them I'd be ever so grateful. I won't offer to bake you anything because I'm prone to burning stuff, but I can do pretty good embroidery so I'm willing to trade some embroidery work for them. And if there are issues prior to January 1997 that you'd like to get rid of....well my first born child is 44 but we might could work out a deal!