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.


Sharren Morgan said...

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

Jane Eborall said...

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.

Gina said...

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.

Carol Schockling Lawecki said...

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!!

Crazy Mom! said...

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.

geraldine said...

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!!!

Fox said...

What a wonderful surprise.

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

Enjoy your goodies!
Fox the Already Addicted : )

Jane Eborall said...

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.

Valerie said...

oh you lucky gal! more gifts! enjoy :)

Sally Kerson said...

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

Maureen said...

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!)

Bonnie said...

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

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