by asterixsew Moderator 29 Sep 2020

Seeing graceandhams post about her 'autumn/fall cleaning. Do you collect more designs than get sewn out. I can answer that as a yes. What is your reply?


by mrskiki 30 Sep 2020

I would need about 3 or 4 lifetimes to sew out every design I have. I have been trying to clean out some that I will never use. Also, I have been embroidering since 1999 and the designs were pretty rudimentary back then. So clearing out a lot of them. I try to spend some time in my sewing room each day, but still will never sew all my designs out! Hugs. Nan

by marianb 30 Sep 2020

Definitely Yes but I do have plans to stitch them out maybe one day I'll get there.

by crafter2243 Moderator 29 Sep 2020

I would have to become older then Methusalem x 10.So YES

by toogie 29 Sep 2020

Of course, we do! We would not be 'normal' if we didn't.
It's like fabric, there is always another pretty design we just have to get! We will never live long enough to stitch them all!

by dailylaundry 29 Sep 2020

Oh, absolutely - without a doubt! Usually, when I see some new design - I think, our daughter would love that or this is perfect for our Grandson! I always am thinking of a family member or a friend. And, we have a large family! I have to admit - In the beginning of my embroidery life, I began downloading pretty much anything free - then over time, I realized, some things I would never stitch out. So, from time to time, I try to weed out what I know I wouldn't use. But, for sure I have way too many designs!!! I do give myself a monthly "allowance" that I try not to go over. I am so very fortunate to have a most encouraging husband that rarely ever says anything about my hobby! If anything, he encourages me to enjoy it! Great question! Hugs, Laura

by mranderson 29 Sep 2020

Yes, yes, yes. Just cannot help myself. I just love pretty things. I would need ten life times to use all the designs I have DL. Life is short and I enjoy collecting designs, what more can I say. Love Marg

by 02kar Moderator 29 Sep 2020

A huge YES for me. And my excuse is that they look so pretty and someday I might be able to stitch out every design That is if I live and can still stitch at 125 years of age. hehe

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graceandham by graceandham 29 Sep 2020

I tend to see myself as a librarian. Why would I pay for a design of a hoe someday, when I can already have a free one filed away. Endless possibilities in designs. Probably have too many mandalas, Christmas trees, mice, cats, stars, deer...