I Was Looking

quilts, sewing room

I was looking for a page protector to put the copy I made of  Pattern#2 from my giveaway – (leave comment for give away on that blog post) “Location, Location, Location” as it has a lot of flower patterns in it that I want to keep – that was why I bought that pattern to begin with – for the flowers –  and I couldn’t find my page protectors.  I finally found the extra protectors that I had and I realized that I really I’m envious of  Teresa’s Fabric Therapy – organizational skills.  I am fairly organized but not like she is.  She would have known exactly where her page protectors were!!

I have my patterns here and there and every where.  Some are stuffed in this overflowing box – yes I did make a copy of that pattern #2 before it finds a new home on Friday – and it is stuffed in the box!  It is on the top shelf though and out of the way, but I tend to forget to look in it.


More patterns are in this ring binder – these are cut out from magazines – I rarely buy quilting magazines anymore as I find so many patterns on line now.  But there are quilts in this binder that I want to make some day. The only problem is I forget about it-it is on the book shelf and I tend to forget what is on that shelf unless I am looking for something.


I found my extra page protectors at the end of this book!! and what happened was I got started looking through the book and found all kinds of patterns that I had forgotten about – what lovely patterns – full of ideas – like this:


and this:


and this – oh wow what a challenge I thought when I saw this one – how many years ago?


and what about this one – a lot of the squares I am cutting out could go in this one!!


and look at this one – long and skinny – it could hang on a door is what I thought – how many years ago when I saw it.


The list of ideas in this ring binder could go on and on – are you like that too – find all the ideas, cut them out of the magazines and save them – and then forget you have them!!

I really need to keep this ring binder handy and start looking through it some. Smile

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4 comments… add one
  • Marianne Apr 16, 2012

    Karen, I had the pattern with the daisies in the little basket hanging around for a long time, too. I finally made something similar for our door at the B&B but it has faded so is in “retirement” in the closet on a shelf. I used buttons for the centers of the flowers.

  • Astrid Apr 16, 2012

    I have one ring binder and one box stuffed with patterns, but they have to be organized one day. I don’t even remember what is there – lol! I have several block patterns printed from EQ7, which I HAVE to organize ‘one sunny day’! 🙂 I have two shelves with magazines and books – quite organized. I subscribe to 3 different quilting magazines; 2 are digital. I don’t have space for more magazines. 🙂
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  • Vivian Apr 16, 2012

    You do have some great patterns. Too many patterns–too little time & fabric for me.
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  • Gwynette in NW Arkansas Apr 17, 2012

    I love the Seeing Red pattern! It looks like drunkard’s path blocks. Vivian is ‘sew’ right…….. TOO many patterns and not near enough time!!!!

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