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Message Board > Miscellaneous > I can't believe I did it again ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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I can't believe I did it again
I ordered the same book twice
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Date: 6/13/13 3:57 PM

A couple of weeks ago I ordered the Shirtmaking book and DVD by David Coffin. I wanted to start making some shirts for my husband.

In the meantime I got a coverstitch machine and I have been practicing, so now I want to make myself some knitted tops. So, I placed an order with PR for some top patterns today. I sort of remembered I had a book called 'Sewing with Knits', so I went to look for it. Under that book was Shirtmaking by David Coffin. I must have bought that years ago. Now I have two.

This isn't the first time this has happened. I've done it with quilting pattern books and gadgets. Now I wonder if I already have some of those patterns I ordered today. I also discovered I have two copies of 'Essential Sewing Guide' by Nancy Zieman. This is depressing. I could have spent the money on fabric instead.

Please tell me I'm not the only one doing this

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Date: 6/13/13 4:12 PM

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Sure, whatever you say. I think the ancient, forgetful gremlins have ordered the old copy of ______ that shows up in my sewing room. Just as the new one arrives at my door. Couldn't be me.

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Subject: I cant believe I did it again Date: 6/13/13 4:43 PM

You're not the only one doing this.

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Date: 6/13/13 5:59 PM

I did it so often that I started keeping a spreadsheet of my books (and patterns). Fortunately, usually I was able to return the duplicates when I realized that I already had them. Sometimes the library has been the beneficiary of my memory lapses.

On the other hand, the spreadsheet can be a shock seeing the count of books I have! Friends of the Library, EGA garage sales, and Half Price Books...sometimes I'm not sure I should be so happy about them!

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Date: 6/13/13 6:03 PM

List the duplicate books in the classifieds. I would buy them from you but I have both already. Don't beat yourself up!

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Subject: Topic moved Date: 6/13/13 9:56 PM

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Date: 6/13/13 11:35 PM

Only paying members can sell things in the classifieds here.

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Date: 6/14/13 0:25 AM

Are you kidding?? It's nice to know I'm not alone in this. Years ago, like in 1995 or 1996, I bought Nancy Zieman's Fitting Finesse. I wanted to learn some new techniques of altering patterns. I didn't read it much; only glanced through it, but I used it to protect the table once when I used my tracing wheel to trace darts. The book had small and barely noticeable, tracing wheel "divots" in it. Well, I figured I'd never use it again, so I sold it for a cheap price.

Fast forward to about four years ago. And, again, I wanted to learn some new techniques of altering patterns. I figured I was retired and could spend the time. Did a search, and found Fitting Finesse looked interesting (my ancient mind didn't think I had it before). So I bought it--IT WAS THE EXACT SAME BOOK! Divots and all... Talk about "recycling"...

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Date: 6/14/13 3:46 AM

Cue eerie music.

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Update: soon I will decide when I will begin procrastinating.

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Subject: I cant believe I did it again Date: 6/14/13 7:21 AM

There must be a good half dozen books that I have duplicated. How does that happen? I have no clue...

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