April 23, 2010

Goodies

These pictures arent' great....you'll probably notice the bad hotel carpet and bedding in the backgrounds, but I knew I needed to take pictures of everything all together because once I got home it would all be dispersed into various containers and tatting hidey-holes.

Top Row : an amber colored tatsy--I didn't have one yet, and I always find myself saying "I wish I had a tatsy right now", two Mr. Cua bone shuttles, The feel of them is extrordinary...and the tips are crazy tight. two fish things compliments of Handy Hands, and two more sew mates.
Bottom Row: an olive ceramic Ladyshuttlemaker, below it is a tiny shell shuttle that wouldn't quit calling my name, and two of the pointless clovers. I must tell you that I used to think that pointless shuttles are just that--pointless. But I may have been reformed. We shall see.

Closeups of my most precious shuttles... I'll have to get you better pictures of these. The ceramic shuttle is just perfect, I was reluctant and really thought I wouldn't like one, but as I mentioned before, Sherry let me borrow one for a class and I was hooked. There is something about the weight of it once it warms in your hand. I would recommend them to anyone. This particular shuttle is wonderful, the tips are just right, and the only decoration is that single flower which leaves a slight indentation just right for my thumb on the underside. I had the greatest time choosing it, Sherry let me spread out her whole box of shuttles on a blanket outside in the sun while we talked about things pertaining to the spectacular news she shared today. If you haven't heard yet, go check her latest post. I'd link you but I'm just too lazy right now. On to more goodies!

Books! Okay, the bottom left is not a book, it's a free goodie but it made it in the picture. Above you'll see Mini tats by Patty Duff, Next, Lyn Morton's Tatting Patterns---now this is one of those books that never jumped out at me on the websites, but I really enjoy once I picked it up. The price was right and I am making a small table mat from it. Beside that is a Ben Fikkert, and below is another one of the sleeper titles. Elegant tatting patterns by Janet Carroll. It's a $6 book but there are some lovely and unique doily patterns, one of which I have intentions on completing for the fair this year. Last is 24 snowflakes, another that everyone should have.


MmmmMMMmmmm thread! On the left is Ladyshuttlemaker's Swamp flower, and beside it are two of Karey Solomon's threads. Kareys colors are different, more random in a way. That tablemat I mentioned is being made from the color on the right.


And who could leave ALL of those poor lonely balls of lizbeth behind? Not I! Several of the new colors are now at home in my collection, as well as some 40. I hadn't used any of the Liz 40, but I started that fair doily with the salmon color and I am really beginning to enjoy.
Anywho, all of this goodie-goodness has created an epidemic of works-in progress, I can see three over there on my table as we speak. So, I'll let you go and get to work on them. Thank you all for your comments, it's made the trip all the more enjoyable to be able to share it with you. You all need to make me finish my zipper pull from Bina's class.........it'll be super duper cool once it's finished.
tootalooooo.




9 comments:

Miranda said...

Great, now I'm drooling on my keyboard.

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

<---------Jealous. What are the fishy things? Shuttles or bobbins, maybe? You'll love the pointless Clovers. They feel like silk in your hands and the tips stay tight even if you overfill them.

Tatskool said...

What a stash of goodies and what fun to be able to see them all en masse and choose.
I love your boundless enthusiasm....oh to be 21 again!!!

Fox said...

No fair!!! LOL! Enjoy your goodies!
Fox : )

Happy Bluebird said...

This looks like tatting heaven! I really wish there was something like this near me. I dunno - maybe that's a good thing . . .

sewmuchfun4 said...

WOW! That must have been so fun picking out all of this stuff - IN PERSON - WITHOUT KIDDOS!!! Too bad you usually have to judge a tatting book by its cover. I've had the feeling that I could be missing out on some "sleepers."

:) Ann

Karen in OR said...

Hi Krystle, Was so great to finally get to meet you. I like seeing all your treasures you brought home. It really was a great weekend. Karen
P.S. Nice to know Dr. V was good on the ride home!

❦TattingChic said...

How fun for you that you got to go and buy stuff and stay in a hotel and all that Jazz! What a blast!
~TattingChic ♥

Michelle said...

I'm not jealous, not at all. Nope, not even a little bit...