**********What I did to reorganize my sewing rooms yesterday:
Several weeks ago, I sorted though my pattern stash and removed patterns which I either wouldn’t sew again or even for a first time or that are duplicated by my magazines. It is a space issues more than anything. I just don’t have room to store every pattern ever made. I have reduced the number of patterns coming into the house. First I dropped the BMV club, although I’m still trying to turn off all the mailing options. I kept the Burda and Burda Plus subscriptions and added Ottobre Designs. Late this winter, both Burda subscriptions expired and I didn’t renew them. I love Burda in that it is at the forefront of fashion. I hate Burda’s photos and plunging necklines. I attempted 1 Burda pattern last year and it became a wadder. Burda is too expensive IMO to purchase if I’m not going to use the patterns. Whatev’s point is the number of patterns come in is less but I don’t have room to store all the patterns I already have. Hence the sort. There were so many that have never been sewn. At first I tried a give away. Which worked. To an extent. I gave away as many patterns I could stuff into an envelope. Once down at the PO, I was told the weight of the envelope mattered and would be more expensive than using a priority mail box. My Post Master even helped me move everything to the box, seal it up and address. That box cost nearly $20 to mail. I figure I have enough untouched patterns to fill another 5 boxes. $120 to give away patterns? Not on my budget. I allowed the patterns to languish in my closet for a several weeks. Yesterday, I sorted through them 1 more time. I pulled out about 8. The others are in the Goodwill box. BTW my resolve to avoid buying patterns, is high. Very Very high.