Friday, February 25, 2011

The winners!

 The winners, as chosen by the random number generator, are:

Forever Beginnerprabhjyotsaini, and Connie Angeline.

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who left a comment! All of the comments are so inspiring, encouraging, and warm - you've really helped bring out the sunshine.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Extremely very early spring giveaway


Well, I looked out the window of my home here in cold Wisconsin this morning, and saw that it was snowing again. I decided to cheer myself and others up by having a giveaway! I realize that to folks living in warmer climates or "down under" the equator, snow at this time may be something to enviously covet - but I can't pack and ship snow, LOL ;-)

So, the giveaway will include hand dyed thread, plus a random bead assortment! Please leave one comment on this post to be entered in the giveaway. Three winners will be chosen at random on Friday, February 25.

Readers of this blog from outside of the U.S. are welcome to enter this giveaway. The package will be marked "gift".

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Works in progress

White thread ready to dye
Started in a combination of Olde Rose and Peaches 'n Onions HDT, the "Duchess" necklace from my Boutique Tatting book. (Obviously I will be disappointing a few people when I am sold out of any hand dyed threads that I show in projects...but, that is just how it is.)
 I do have more white thread prepared for the next batch, though, which will be familiar to HDT enthusiasts as Rhubarb Pie! Anyway, the other works in progress in the top photo are tatted atoms and the Five Petal pendant (shaded blue in the back, halfway done) from Up and Tat 'Em.

In Discovery World gift shop

View from Discovery World
Students first tatted projects
The tatted atoms may find their way into the Discovery World gift shop - there is already one there, along with some of my other tatted jewelry.

By the way, the first session of my tatting classes took place on Feb. 12. I'll see the students 3 more times yet. Hopefully, they are practicing this week! I am so proud of them - they completed 1 ring butterflies and flowers in the first class! I'll get them going on joins and following patterns next session.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Do they only come in red?

Tatted from my Unfolding Heart pattern, all in size 10 thread. Top is my Stardate hand dyed, center is Lizbeth Victorian Red from Handy Hands, bottom is my Olde Rose hand dyed.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Stardate 1102.07

"Stardate" hand dyed thread

While adjusting for shifts in relative time, hand dyed thread continues to enter the present reality. I sensed a desire for a batch of Stardate (though I lack any telepathic ability - I received emails asking for it :-)

"Luna" hand dyed thread
The smaller batch of pastel Luna was so named at the suggestion of my teenage son, who found a picture of a Luna moth and said, "That's the same color, just call it Luna". Since Luna means moon, and because I used 2 colors from the Stardate batch plus 2 more pastel green tints, it works well with the Stardate colors, I think.

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