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  • Cross Stitch patterns needing home

    Hi all
    My gramma passed away recently, and as the only other cross stitcher in the family I inheriterd all her old patterns. Unfortunatly we dont really have the same taste & so they are all langishing unwanted in my already over-stuffed pattern box. They are mostly of houses & flowers, with the occasional sampler too (again highly floral). Theres not an awful lot of them but a fair few, I'm sure anone with a more traditional taste would enjoy them, so it seems a waste as I'll never use them - if anyone is interested please let me know & you can have them (my mum suggested selling them on ebay but dosent seem fitting somehow)
    Ta
    Noods

  • #2
    I know what you mean about not wanting to sell them and not being able to use them because you have different tastes.

    I have more than enough patterns for my needs, but it occurred to me that maybe you could put them on your local freecycle and find them a good home that way? I quite often see needlework patterns and materials advertised on ours. Or another thought that has just occurred to me - maybe there's a local school or group somewhere that could use them?

    Good luck in find them a good home.

    Linda

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    • #3
      sorry if this is a dumb question, but whats freecycle?

      I like the idea of giving them to schools or community groups... yell.com here i come!

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      • #4
        Freecycle is a community system of passing on things for which you no longer have a use, but might be useful to someone else; and also for requesting stuff which you either can't afford or can't find and which someone else might have sitting at the back of a cupboard doing nothing.

        It promotes community spirit and saves a lot of stuff going to landfill. Look here for more details

        http://www.freecycle.org/

        I've found our local ones very useful at times both for acquiring stuff and for finding homes for things we no longer need.

        Linda

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        • #5
          How about donating them to a local charity shop, maybe something like Help the Aged, then perhaps a lady of your grandmas age may buy them, get some enjoyment out of them and give a bit of money to a good cause. Our local hospice shop sells a lot of patterns etc, I've bought bits and bobs from there and donated quite a bit.
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