5 March 2010

Can you believe this?

A couple of weeks ago Sue Anna wrote and asked if I'd tried the Lizbeth threads to which I replied that I'd got a few - actually very few!!  The problem is seeing before you buy so I tend not to buy.  When I was at Palmetto, Tracey from The Lacemaker in Ohio had a fantastic range and I bought loads and loads for a couple of friends back in the UK but only three balls for myself!!!!  

Why?  Well - basically cause I couldn't make up my mind and I wanted to get theirs sorted first.  Bearing in mind that I had to get them back to Cincinnati and then from a re-pack to the UK too.  Not an easy task when you're with the Palmetto tatting 'lot' as they're fantastically generous too.  

So I said yes please I'd love to see other colours and Sue Anna said she'd send me a few yards.  Well when the packet arrived I was amazed at the size of it.  It 'bulged at the seams'.  When I opened it (by this time Nick was wondering what was going on) I was gobsmacked.  You can see why below.  Not only were there yards and yards of the threads BUT they're all wound onto thread holders.  AND there's a skein of HDT too.  It's Yarnplayer's nectarine.  Yummy, scrummy.

I am SUCH a lucky old git.  I'll be able to tat myself to sleep forever and ever.  THANKS Sue Anna.  I'm delighted with another gift from you.

12 comments:

  1. And what cute thread winders, too! What are they made of? Did she make them, or buy them?

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  2. Hi Sharren. They're made of wood and are too pretty to hold thread LOL. Not sure if Sue Anna made or bought - I'll ask her.

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  3. You can find them at Michael's already made up but you can also buy the plain wooden shapes and paint/varnish your own. Hobby Lobby may have some too.

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  4. Have fun tatting with all those lovely colors. And the thread winders are all sooo cute!! You are a lucky lady indeed. The other day you received a beautiful turtle necklace from Teri. You are very luved Jane!!

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  5. ooooo - what a treasure! I'd be bouncing up and down! And I love the thread winders.

    I use the nectarine too - it's an absolutely gorgeous HDT to work with.

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  6. love the thread winders jane any where we can get some in the uk. you are such a lucky lady. wonder what you'll come up this time with these wonderful threads!!!

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  7. What a wonderful surprise.

    The world is truly conspiring to have another serious HDT addict!

    Enjoy your goodies!
    Fox the Already Addicted : )

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  8. Thanks, folks. I can't wait to get to play with the threads. At the moment I'm doing something else but all will be revealed in due course. Actually it's 3 things I'm doing - sorta multi tasking.
    Geraldine - I'm not sure but if you email me privately I can show you where to get something similar - not as pretty, though.

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  9. oh you lucky gal! more gifts! enjoy :)

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  10. What a lovely lovely surprise, the thread winders are such fun. Another project for "I'm in the garage?!!!!!

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  11. Thread parcels are the most exciting, and yours was wonderful!
    Matching thread winders and shuttles - "I'd like to see that....." (an ebony one, please!)

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  12. You are one lucky lady. Sue Anna is a very nice friend to share so many goodies with you.

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