Friday, January 11, 2013

2013 TIAS

I loaded my shuttles for this year's TIAS from Jane Eborall the day I received the notification of it! I tend to get bogged down in details, so I was very pleased when Jane suggested a variegated thread for the first part. I grabbed the ball of thread to my right and went hunting for shuttles to match! I'm using size 20 Lizbeth #165, Grape Splash. I have now idea what this will be, but I'm going to try and keep up this year.

I was thrilled to open my mail today... four new shuttles from Randy Houtz! I've been admiring these shuttles for a long time, and I decided to make my purchase now. I really don't need any more shuttles, but I wanted these for my collection. I'll be retiring in a few years, and I know that I'll be on a much more restricted budget. Yes, I am enjoying working with bobbin style shuttles. I wasn't sure that would ever happen. ;-)

There was also a slip of paper saying that I had a package from Poland to pick up at the post office, so I quickly drove back to town. I'm glad I did! There are quite a few patterns that immediately caught my eye. I've already started one. Maybe it will be finished tomorrow!


  1. Pretty thread and shuttles. And wonderful postal packages!

  2. Lovely colour thread, how nice to get your new book.
    Not started the TiAS due to family problems Vernon's dad was rushed into hospital we are in Oxford at the moment.

  3. book....what more could a tatter wish for...but maybe more time....have a good day tatting

  4. Hi Diane, I love your shuttles!! I do not have any shuttle like that in my collection, they are just gorgeous!!

    I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog, I look forward to see some you crochet bears made by you, I'm sure your granddaughters would definitely love them.

  5. The variegated thread looks very nice indeed as well as your 4 new wonderful shuttles. Looking fwd to coming back to see what you've made from you new book as well :)

  6. Nice shuttles!! I have 2 of Randy Houtz's bobbin shuttles, but I never could get the tension right on them.

  7. Oh, my. That celtic carved shuttle is drool worthy!


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