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About Me
How This Site Got Started

In the past, I was only a Halloween costume sewer. Cource, after my kid grew out of that, I did not sew much. I got back into sewing after I discovered that store bought clothing bothered me.

Mostly, I sewed household items because they were just not available in 100% untreated cotton. If I did locate them, they were very expensive. I am still not a big of a garment sewer. But I may have to start making clothing soon, since I have not bought clothes in years and they are all beginning to look a bit ragged.

I am so allergic to all chemicals, that I can not go into stores or much of anywhere else either, or I will be become extremely ill. I have very little contact with people other than my immediate family.

So, I started this site in June 2003, for a bit of fun and to help others find patterns at a good price. I mostly traded the patterns others sent in to me for more patterns, that I would in turn retrade. Once in a while I would get something that I kept for myself. So I have a drawer of about 30 patterns that one day I might actually make. I did not charge postage on trades, so it was a loosing proposition. If someone had no patterns to trade, I would sell the patterns for $1. Still not a money making thing. I guess I just needed something to do, since I was stuck at home with my sensitivity to the world.

In November 2005, I had to stop the trading portion of the site and concentrate on the sewing links. Trading patterns, proved to be too exhausting for me, and I was allergic to the pattern ink. Finding and posting free patterns is way more fun and less time consuming.

With my new found time, I have started a veggie garden and am working on planting native wildflowers to feed the bees and sunflowers for the birds. After I fell from the ladder in 2007, I think something happened to my immune system, what's left of it anyway. Now, I have to wear a cotton mask outside. This gives me a racoon tan line on my face. I hate that. But, I am willing to suffer some so that I can better enjoy our yard and garden.

I hope one day I will be able to get out into the world again, but for now, I post patterns and play in the dirt.

As of August 2009, my extreme sensitivites went away. I got a few glutathione IV's and that fixed me right up. So now, I am getting out again. It is very nice to be able to live a more normal life.

Do you ever wonder why I post free patterns?

Well, since I had not sewn in a very long time, I started to hunt for sewing patterns on-line, since I can not enter stores. I kept running into free pattern links. I kinda figured everyone else might like to see these too, so I began sharing them. I never really realized how popular this would be.



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