No, it's not cross-stitching. My grandmother recently moved out of her house into a senior's apartment complex. All of the family photos, documents, papers, etc. are now in my house. Since I'm the family genealogist, this was always expected. I just didn't have a clue how MUCH stuff that encompasses!
Right now, I'm just sorting through it all. Things are getting put into categories:
Once I have all the boxes sorted, I'll "attack" the photos and get them all identified, scanned and scrapbooked. Thankfully, my grandfather and I had gone through most of his family's photos before he passed, so I do know who's who. My grandmother's family doesn't have as many photos and I went through them with her just over a year ago.
The bugger is really going to be the newspapers/clippings. My grand aunt was a school teacher for 40+ years and kept stuff relating to her students so I'm really going to have to pay attention there.
Happy Stitching (and sorting)!