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
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.