Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Show Your Stash: Patterns

 Anna over at Stitch Bitch is having another Show Your Stash questionnaire, which I am very late in posting for.

When you shop for patterns, do you buy on impulse or do you buy only what you need?
I only buy a pattern  if I truly love it and know I will stitch it. Otherwise it's just a waste of money.

How do you sort your patterns—by designer? theme? Season?
Some by designer and some by Season.

How do you store your patterns?
Just a 3-ring binder. I only have one at the moment. But I have a whole shelf of Cross Stitch magazines.

Which designer do you own the most patterns by?
Lavender & Lace by the late Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum. I just adore her Angels and Christmas designs.
"Santa of the Forest"
By Lavender & Lace

Which designer have you stitched the most patterns by?
Me ;}  I have Pattern Maker Pro, so I design most of my own Cross Stitch and Hardanger charts.
By Sandra Longan Designs (that's me)

What tips do you have for building up a well-rounded stash?
Only buy what you know you will stitch in a certain amount of time or that you truly love. Other wise your tastes will change and you'll end up with the "What Was I Thinking" pile.

When do you say enough is enough?
I don't have a lot of patterns, so when I don't find any that I love that'll be enough.

How do you whittle your stash down when it's gotten too large?
Give it away to friends or second hand store.

Do you have a current favorite in your stash? Let’s see it!
No current favorite.


  1. Are you kidding? There's no such thing as late when it comes to me! LOL Thanks for playing along. It seems as though we're pretty much opposites. :-)

  2. Sandy, I admire your restraint. I have too many charts. I need to thin some out....

  3. The Hardanger piece is gorgeous !! Do you sell any of your designs !!


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