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Date: 10/6/12 8:50 AM

Don't collect too many embroidery designs. Then you will be overwhelmed and won't be able to decide on what designs to use for a project. And then since you can't decide on a project you will spends hours at the computer trying to decide what designs to use. When you spend hours at the computer unable to decide your family will go hungry, your dust bunnies will multiply and the clothes will pile up. So I repeat don't collect too many designs.

I have spent more time organizing, backing up, buying designs then I have spent stitching them out.

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Date: 10/6/12 9:02 AM

I'm chuckling as I read this. I remember you and I had this conversation when we were buying embroidery designs--something like 700 of them. I still have mine, and I started to organize them. But I got bored, thinking I'd NEVER use them all, and gave up.

It's kind of like fabric stash, huh?

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Date: 10/6/12 9:04 AM

Good advice.
I WAS headed down that path.

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Date: 10/6/12 9:19 AM

But if you don't already have a collection, the don't you have to spend more time perusing the vendors' sites for just the right design for a project? And then pay full price? I'm just sayin'...

And thus a stash was born...

(from Tess, who is just getting back in to embroidery after years of absence...)

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Date: 10/6/12 9:31 AM

HEE, HEE, Hee, LoL, Huh, Huh, Huh, Oh this is to funny. I'm in the same boat. too many embroidery designs. Trying to figure which one to put where. Hee, Hee,

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Date: 10/6/12 9:32 AM

quiltingwolf - So true, but they take up much less space than fabric.

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Date: 10/6/12 10:33 AM

this is true we can hide them so much more easily. I did have a lot of fun collecting them though. I started collecting freebies and had Embird 2 months before I got a machine.

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Date: 10/6/12 10:55 AM

Very funny! I have many free ones and they are never the ones I need when I am looking for a particular design. I have many designs that I buy as I need them. I used to organize them, but I got lazy! And yes, I waste a lot of time looking at what I have and then checking out some of my design sites. It never ends, but that is okay with me.

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Date: 10/6/12 11:22 AM

But do you have advice for those of us who are already too far gone? The amount of designs I have is jut stupid, but I still collect.

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Date: 10/6/12 2:50 PM

Collecting embroidery designs is fine, 'cause they don't need any physical space. Image my wife is collecting cloth ... while she is still pretending that she will need it all for future projects ...

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