22 October 2013

NEVER judge a book by it's cover!!!

Now when my wonderful box of threads arrived from Handy Hands recently I must admit that I was a tad disappointed when I opened it and saw the Rainbow Splash that I'd suggested.  It didn't look half as pretty on the ball.  More to come on Rainbow Splash in a day or two.

I then took myself in hand and reminded my other half (BC3) of something that happened a few months ago.  An online friend who was then running an online craft store here in the UK emailed me to say that she was selling the business and did I want any Lizbeth threads at a reduced price.  Well I had a look and bought £20.00 worth (to get free postage) and was pleased when they arrived - having chosen carefully, of course.

Life moved on for another month or so and she wrote again to tell me that she'd just got a few left and that they were even more reduced.  I looked and thought for a while about the colours left.  None really appealed to me.  Anyway, I thought 'what the heck' and ordered the rest of her stock.  I realised that they'd come in useful for trying out new ideas anyway.  Well, when they arrived they weren't as bad as I thought they'd be - in fact they were delicious.  So I'm now firmly convinced that you can't judge a ball by it's looks!!!

This is Rainbow Splash on the ball.  Wait til you see it made up.  Your eyes will pop!


Orsi said...

I can hardly wait for the big reveal:)))

Ladytats said...

Jane, you are such a tease! but I know what you are talking about how the ball looks is not always how the items turns out.

Anonymous said...

its fantastics done up as a mobile phone snodd, double braid, as in your own Bracelet based on Friendship Bookmark, but singel braid

Madtatter80 said...

Well I am hooked, hurry up! :)

Rainstorms said...

I totally understand, i had recieved a sample from handy hands for a color that i would have never picked and when it came it was still one i didnt want to use lol but then had a small project that i had wanted to do and needed some thread so i just used the sample and now its one of my favorites lol

Jane Eborall said...

Ah, Rainstorms you sound just like me!!!! Now I'm in the mood to try every variegated thread I've got and I know what I want to do with them too!!! Just need time!!

Anita - AnniesGranny said...

I'm so curious! Don't keep us waiting!

Jane Eborall said...

Tomorrow, Anita, tomorrow!!!! Patience is a virtue - so they tell me but I've no virtues!!!!!

Umintsuru said...

Jane, I am curious too!

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