by pennyhal2 02 Oct 2020

Actually, I'm a little embarrassed to be asking this, but I thought to look today at how many of the thousands of design files I have, and just how many I have actually stitched out. I only have stitched out about 350 design which is less tha 1% of the ones I have. I actually do think of the designs as art and enjoy just looking at them...and that's my excuse!

So, how many different designs have you actually stitched out?


by pennyhal2 13 Oct 2020

I actually do keep track of all the designs that I've actually stitched out. I put them in my "archive" folder. When I click on a folder's properties, it tells me how many files are in it.

When I first started out doing ME, I was advised to start keeping the designs in folders for organization. Now I keep the designs in at least two folders..."Author/Designer" order and "Topic."

As time went on, I needed to create subfolders to keep things better "Garden, Trees, Pines." As time went fuerther on, I realized that if I wanted to see Christmas Pines it was faster to save "pines" in a "Christmas Pines" folder as well.

It this a little obsessive? Yep. But it is really easier for me to find a specific design especially as over the years I really have a ton of designs. The ladies on the Martha Pullen Forum (which no longer exsist) gave me this advice and I thougt it was crazy at the time, but now I really appreciate their guidance.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 13 Oct 2020

I too save my designs in the same way as you do

by airyfairy 05 Oct 2020

Penny, I think we are all in the same boat. I do have a file where I have put in every design I have used. I also know that if I have used a design and it is not to my liking or has not stitched out well I delete it.
I can spend hours just going through designs, knowing that I will probably never use them.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 13 Oct 2020

I too really enjoy looking at the designs even if I don't use them. Sort of like having a painting on the wall that you only actually look at once a year.

by crafter2243 Moderator 03 Oct 2020

If I would know, I am not telling. Let's say you are not the only one. 😊😊

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 03 Oct 2020

Ha! Silence is golden at times!

by pcteddyb 02 Oct 2020

No clue how many I have sewn out. And I don't want to know how many I actually own - but more than a few lifetimes worth.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 03 Oct 2020

As they say, ignorance can be bliss! Don't know why I decided to see how many I had stitched out...must have been a moment of madness!

by jenne 02 Oct 2020

Oh I am in good company, many of my designs I found on sale and could not resist them. enjoy plaining what I might do.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 03 Oct 2020

Sales are seductive! Sometimes I try to control increasing my collection by putting designs on my Wish List. Then wait for the next sale to come around...unfortunately that does not work very often.

by AuntAnnie 02 Oct 2020

Don't know have many different designs I have stitch, but as far as collections go, you are in good company, pennyhal2!

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 03 Oct 2020

Thanks! I am honored!

by tuross 02 Oct 2020

Don't feel bad, I have far to many to even think about counting and absolutely no idea how many I have used. But, the way I see it, it's like buying fabric you don't need (I do that too), you can get so much pleasure just looking at them and thinking about sewing them out that it doesn't matter, they make you happy. Besides they help keep the digitisers in business, and the world's economies going.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 03 Oct 2020

Yep. They make me happy when I'm sad.

by asterixsew Moderator 02 Oct 2020

I havent a clue so sorry about that. Plus I haven no idea as to how many designs I own either

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 03 Oct 2020

Sometimes it's better not knowint!

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 13 Oct 2020