Monday, 11 June 2018

I'm on the take

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Ummm, that news is Fake ! 
Nevertheless, I did succumb to Temptation. It was a Book!  How could I say no?
Aah, heart in hand, I refused. Not once but twice and again later. Even went to Amazon looking to buy it.
She was just so deliciously persistent.  How could I break her enthusiastic heart ...
Am I that heartless ?! ;-P
So these are what tumbled out from Denise’s generous hand into my grateful lap after travelling over 12,000 kms. She had an extra copy of Billie Heisler’s book and wanted to send it to me after reading this magic pathways post

And she sent so many friends along to keep it company ....
... hand dyed threads (never imagined I’d ever hold them in my hand) – one each of Marilee & Karen Solomon, metallic, marigold, … Lizbeth size 10 from the Sweet Tart mix (okay I had asked for just one length of size 10 in order to compare with my Anchor size 20s and put the size issues to rest).
The Marigold is her first attempt at native dyeing -- I'm glad she explained it, making me treasure it even more.

.... her own tatting – priceless! It is wonderful to be able to hold someone’s tatting in hand. This ice drop has an Adorable bee hovering around it!
Isn’t that heart the cutest – “made with love”!!! And all her thoughtfulness, too, is apparent in the entire packaging.
The pink ice drop looks like a pretty flower from both sides! Photo has watered down the lovely pink shade unfortunately. It is flanked by one of her prettified butterfly.

I’m still jumping with joy unable to focus on how to use these lovelies. Hope I can do justice to all she’s sent. Suggestions are most definitely welcome.

And to top it all – a friendly handwritten card (on the top left)!
She also inserted the latest Handy Hands newsletter and their Lizbeth catalogue! The catalogue couldn’t have come at a better time. 
A couple of weeks back I received my order of 2 Lizbeth packs – the Ice mix and Sunkist mix – in size 20. The balls have shade numbers but no names and I was going to go to the HH website to hunt down each. With the catalogue in hand, I simply ticked off the fun names.
I needed solid colours to use for my pattern samples/models. We easily find conversion tables between Lizbeth 20 and other brands, unlike Anchor. I have listed a few in the Resources page (click on Tab) and will soon add more. 

So many goodies and it’s not even my birthday yet ;-P

ps: I’m most definitely not on the take ;-P I have long standing offers from generous tatter/blogger friends which I have steadfastly declined (entire loss being mine).

Can’t thank you enough, Denise ! 
You are a gem & I treasure your friendship.

14 comments:

  1. What a wonderful parcel! The threads look delicious. Good that you can buy coordinated colours, with a name for the mix. Enjoy working with them.

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    1. Thanks Jane :-) HH has added more choices to Amazon & these mix packs are very cost effective too! I got a good deal :-)

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  2. Fabulous package to open!!! :)
    When you tat from that book I would love to see how you accomplish the changing of colors. I bought that book because I would love to tat some of those beautiful quilt like designs, but I just can't seem to figure out how to work it. ;)

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    1. After reading your comment, I went through the book carefully. For the very first pattern, I find that changing the pathways will make it so much easier to work! No wonder Denise associated my magic pathways post with these.
      I will share as I work :-)

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  3. Wow, so many goodies! And I spot the little butterfly you designed, it is so sweet that she sent you one she made herself.
    I am also interested to know about the differences between Lizbeth and Anchor if you decide to show us.

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    1. Yes, it was nice to hold my design worked by another tatter :-))
      And I'm still joyous with this entire bundle!
      Lavi, I do intend to compare the sizes and will share when I get around to it.

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  4. A very merry unbirthday to you, then! I'd love reading about your tatting from that book.

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    1. You are droll, Ninetta :-D I love how you play with words or coin new ones - so much to learn from you ;-P

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  5. I love it all and so much fun you must be having "like a kid in a candy store" and you must have a big smile too! I hope you can calm down enough to not be overwhelmed and shake while tatting :)

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    1. You are so cute, Carollyn, and that is exactly how I feel - can't stop grinning. Now I just need Time on my side,& Inspiration :-D

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  6. Wonderful gift, no wonder you are jumping for joy

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    1. I know Margaret, and the downstairs neighbours much be quite beside themselves with all that thumping noise ;-P

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    1. and the beautiful heart behind these too, Anetta :-)

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