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Thursday, September 25, 2008

TIAS Day Seven

So pretty, so frilly, so confusing!

Monday, September 22, 2008

TIAS Day 6


Prettier every day!
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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Starlight Doily in Pamela's Coral Reef HDT


Rounds 1 through 4 finished. Only two more to go, which is a shame as I am enjoying this thread and pattern very much.
Pamela's thread is a lovely addition to our hand dyed thread community. Hopefully, I will have enough thread left to make some snowflakes for the rainbow tree!
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Super Commentor Award from TattingChic!

This is an honor indeed as TattingChic is the most super of super commentors! Her blog is always so interesting and she finds the most wonderful things to share with us. Thanks TattingChic!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I love your blog award from Umi & Tsuru

Umi & Tsuru has nominated me for the I Love Your Blog Award. Thank you so much for honoring me in this way. I appreciate it very much and I love your blog as well!

Friday, September 19, 2008

TIAS Day Five


Not one bit closer to knowing what it is. You've done a great job of being secretive Sherry!
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

T.I.A.S Day four

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I still don't know what it is, but I'm more intrigued after today!

Monday, September 15, 2008

TIAS Day Three


Still not a clue, though Jane says she has it figured out! How does she do it?
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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Maybe not a thread winder!


Don't know if I can cover this up with thread or not. Might have to frame it! Still have to spray seal it when it is dry enough.
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Saturday, September 13, 2008

First three thread winders


Still have to seal them, but wanted to do a bunch at one time. More to come! Each of these will hold a 50 yard skein of size 20 hand dyed thread.
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Friday, September 12, 2008

Sherry's T.I.A.S. round 1 and 2

I wonder, I wonder, what can it be?
A tisket, a tasket, two purple baskets?
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Surprise from Diane!



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What a wonderful surprise the letter carrier brought to me. DH brought in the mail and handed me a big envelope with that "what did you buy now?" look. I knew, or didn't think, that I had bought anything. Then I saw the return address. It was from my good friend, adopted sister, Diane. She shared some of her custom thread from Lady Shuttle Maker with me. Totally unexpected, and very generous. I can't wait to try them. On the left is silk Crepe Myrtle in size 20 and 80, then Summer Bouquet, Faded Summer and Terra Cotta all in size 20. The floss winder is a sample of the new Lizbeth thread from Handy Hands in Size 20 color #634.

As you can see, there is a picture of one of the new thread winders with a whole 50 yard skein of HDT in Summer Bouquet on it. Whoopee! I was afraid I would have to deepen the grooves between the petals, but it held it nicely. I haven't tried the butterfly yet.

Do keep watching for "decorated" winders. I have lots of ideas and sketches!

Thanks again Diane. You are a dear and I love you!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sherry's T.I.A.S. round 1!

I love tatting these T.I.A.S's! It is so much fun to try and figure out what is coming next. I have no idea what this will be, but given Sherry's imagination, artistic ability and tatting knowledge, it should be fun and rewarding.

I hope all of you will try Jane's method of block tatting if you haven't already. It is so much easier!

Thanks for taking the time to do this Sherry.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Thread Holders from Michael's


Well, I'm "shooting myself in the foot" here, but I have to share these. I went into Michael's to see if they had any strips of wood from which I could cut four leaf clover thread holders. I found these, and assorted other shapes, for only 25 cents each! Yes, you heard right - 25 cents each. I bought 8 of them. They had some that were painted, but I wouldn't trust the paint not to come off on the thread. I might decorate mine and then seal them. We'll see. Oh, the butterfly is 3.5" and the flower is 3".

If you don't have a Michael's and want them, let me know and maybe I can get them and send them to you. I don't get out often, but I could have them picked up.

Isn't this a great find?
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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Coral Reef doily preview

I finally got to sit down with
Pamela's coral reef thread and start this doily. It is Starlight Doily from the Tatter's Treasure Chest. This is rounds 1 through 3. I love this thread! It really does remind me of a coral reef. Oh, size 20 and it's very nice to tat with this thread.

Floss winders

Look what I found! I actually got to it through the "Stitch Pink" link on my sidebar. Kelmscott Designs has two breast cancer items that you have to buy from retail shops. That's how I got to the 123 Stitch site.

Here is the link to the site. It is a Kelmscott Design and sells for $5.99.
123 stitch

Friday, September 05, 2008

I love your blog award

Clyde has honored me with the "I Love Your Blog" award! Thank you so much Clyde.

These are the rules..

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog;

2. Link the person you received your award from;

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs;

4. Put links of those blogs on yours; and

5. Leave a message on the blogs that you’ve nominated

I give this award to:



Lady Shuttle Maker

Yarn Player



Miss Rhea