I’m getting ready to make a BIG bag for Grace, as a ‘thank you’ for all the help she’s been to me these past months as I’ve worked on my book, which is nearly finished (yipee!!) more about that later. While I was in my sewing room this morning organizing the bag project and my workspace I thought this might be of interest to share. Because whenever I go to the trouble of enlarging patterns from a book, and it turns out to be something I’ll make again, or just need to put away until I have the time to make it, I have a storage system that has worked really well for me and maybe this will help you too. By taking a few minutes to print out and paste a photo of the book cover, and the project name on an envelope, I have saved myself time and frustration hunting for the pattern pieces again, not to mention trying to remember which book the directions are in. Most book patterns don’t have any identifying information and it just keeps everything all neat and tidy. I like that. Oh I really-really do. You can reuse those large envelopes that greeting cards come in or purchase envelopes in bulk from your office supply store if you want to make a nice pattern library. OK, that’s it…I’m off to do some sewing now…will share the finished bag soon.