|I was talking to a friend that workd in a printers and she has given me a great idea.
She suggested I get all my pattern envelopes scanned and printed. This would give me my own master copies, then laminate the master copies, and have them bound in books, almost catalogues of all your patterns, and if you happen to lose one, or it gets damaged you ahve a CD full of the master scans.
And of course the original enveloped never get worn.
Of course the initial layout for something like this would be $$ but after the initial set up you could do them everytime you buy a new one.