It was brought to my attention last week that sadly, Charlotte of VintageCat.com is no longer with us. If you look up her former home page link, there is a message to the effect that she lost a long-time battle with cancer just recently.
I have had the joy of working with her only a few times over the last 10 years and I had no idea she was struggling with the multitude of difficulties and pain cancer brings.
Just this October, I wrote a great deal of material I intend to publish about vintage patterns and I made reference to her wonderful business ethic as well as information on how to source fabulous vintage patterns at RetroCat. With the draft in progress, I will leave all mention of her business in place due to the fact that I feel people should certainly keep her in mind.
I feel that the most beautiful things are those which do not last a great long time. A fine character such as hers is as beautiful yet fleeting as the rare patterns she availed to all of us.