Sometimes though, there are benefits to letting people in on the secret. Like one of my regular customers who last night that informed me of a large stash of vintage patterns at a local Op Shop (I had only raided that particular stash just a few days earlier, but didn't tell her that for fear of loosing any future tips). Then there's the friends who very kindly forward the stash of patterns and fabric that they've received from relatives. While some are more size 18, than size 10, and some smell so terribly of mothballs that they need to be left out of the porch for a month, others include a great selection of super cute kiddy patterns.
So tell me, do you tell others about your hobby?