Saturday, October 27, 2012

When is it time to give up a hobby?

I told the story of reinventing the wheel back in January of 2011. I wrote about the difficulty in getting embroidery designs out of my computer and onto my machine's embroidery card. The problem is my new-newfangled 64 bit computer.

I tried to get new drivers for the card converter box, aka The Amazing Box. Look at this guy:

It didn't work, and there goes 2 full afternoons that I'll never get back. I could get a new box but I'm sick of having to buy something every time I want to use the machine. But I've only wanted to use it a few times in the last 7 years. It's not worth keeping an old computer around just for this.

Maybe it is time to give it all away. Machine, purchased embroidery designs, threads, stabilizers, and the whole big box of stuff that goes with it. Is it time to throw in the (un-embroidered) towel?

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