First, I'd like to give a very special thank you to Dana at Lambs and Ivy Designs for the sweet feature on her blog last week. She really made me look professional....yes, she achieved that huge accomplishment. And here I thought it impossible! If you missed her article, you can find it on her blog here.
Next, although he'd have a fit if he knew, I'm going to tell you what a darling my husband is. He has been painting the floor of the studio. This, after adding on over the summer before his neck surgery. In addition, he finished the painting the walls after his surgery, then raced to get the floors done before having another surgery on his hand for carpel tunnel. His surgery was yesterday and he's doing very well.
Now that the painting's done, I've been able to get back in and start putting things away. One of the problems I have is that there's just too much stuff! Yes, I admit it. So in an effort to get rid of some of the stuff, I'm listing many of the vintage patterns that I've collected on Etsy.
It would be difficult to try to get rid of some of the other things I have, but these are patterns that I really can't use and keeping them is doing no good.
I'm hoping that someone will purchase them and use them so that they won't continue to just sit around collecting dust. And finally, I really am tired of going through all the patterns I have when I need a particular one. I've been pretty good at keeping them organized, but well, an organizing system is only as good as the person using it, and I'm only pretty good.
So when I want ONE particular pattern and it can't be found. I have to rummage through ALL of them. There are a few. Not that I'm the one who purchased them all. People give me sewing stuff. Sometimes it's useful stuff, sometimes not. But I am such a dutiful, kind daughter and in my dutiful, polite way, I accept it all. Then I have to figure out what to do with it.
What have you been doing with patterns you really don't need to keep? Goodwill, yard sales, recycling? Those are all good options, but I'm hoping that Etsy is the answer for me. Of course when I searched Etsy for "sewing patterns," it responded with "77,916 items for sewing patterns." The problem might be an overload, but I'll try anyway!