Unfortunately, when I reached into my bag o' stuff to keep me occupied, I discovered that I had placed my scarf panel, scissors, and the two remaining Very Nice Handsewing Needles in the project zipper bag, but somehow omitted the thread. I considered running down the road to the Bernina dealership and getting a spool, but I didn't want to loose my parking spot, so I sighed and pulled out the book I'd picked up (the new, non-science-fiction, release from Terry Pratchett, Dodger. I'll let you know what I think when I finish) w/a good-this-weekend-only coupon from B & N and read whilst I waited.
Actually, part of me thought that might be just as well; that would give me the chance to pick up a finer microtex needle and see if I could get a guide line stitched w/o putting pull lines...I was that nervous about keeping the hem even.
So, when I took the Artist back to his apartment today after keeping him under observation for the recommended 24 hours, I stopped by the Hancock's that was just around the corner to pick up a pack of needles.
The Columbus Day Weekend sale was lying in wait. Three pattern companies with patterns on sale for $1.00 each.
Then I came home and entered them into my online catalog at Pattern Review. When I finished, I happened to see the total number of listings. I almost fell out of my chair.
Y'all. What am I doing with SIX HUNDRED AND NINETEEN PATTERNS???? (And that doesn't count
Methinks a pattern purge must be in the near future. I need to get a grip and pare them down to patterns I will actually USE. Even if it's only a detail....
Wonder what I'll have left if I eliminate all the patterns w/similar garments??
Wonder when I'll find the time to do that....