Friday, May 13, 2016

I forgot to post!

When I finished reading blog posts last night, I closed my computer and went to bed. I totally forgot to post! Oh, well... I guess that means I have more to write about tonight. ;-)

Jane and Eliz asked to see some of the decorated shuttles, so here they are! I told the kids that if they brought in their undecorated shuttles, I would put the mermaid scale tape on one side. This is the only picture I've taken, but I've probably decorated nine shuttles in the past few days. I don't know how well the tape will stick, but the kids know that this is an experiment and they're excited to help out!

I managed to finish my red Manuela Spinning Wheel glass mat by Friday... whew!

Surfing the Internet is incredibly dangerous, but someone has to do it. I received an email from Handy Hands showing their newest items, and to make sure I qualified for free shipping, I ordered two thread packs. These were a necessary purchase, right?

The main reason for placing the order was to get Nina Libin's newest book. I love Nina's patterns, and come summer I plan on actually tatting some of them!

My friend Denise has been singing the praises of the Shuttle Brothers' newest book, so I went to their web site to find out about it. They indicated that they had an arrangement with DS-9 Designs, so I scooted on over to their web site to see if the book was available... and it was!

I didn't want to order just one item, so I looked at their Catchpin threads. I noticed the name Fiore and thought I'd found some Italian thread. There are only two colors available, and I was intrigued... so I ordered one of each!

Looking at the label, I thought that this might be German thread rather than Italian.

Upon further inspection, I found that the thread is actually from Slovakia. This thread purchase was meant to be. My son-in-law Jan is from Slovakia. I can't wait to try it out!


  1. Gorgoues thread, lovely spinning wheel mat, I have not seen any Italian thread, but I am going across Europe in June and I will have a look if I find a thread shop, I found Turkish thread in Greece and then found I could get here in the UK.
    I look forward to hearing how you get on with the thread.
    I did get an email from Handy Hands but postage is beyond me but here in the uk I have a supplier of Lizbeth thread so I will see if she get the books in, they look very interesting

  2. Wow love your post today, The books are interesting to see, along with the tatting and mermaid shuttles :)

  3. Diane, I hope you are writing down the things you plan to tat this summer as I think the list is getting rather long. ;) You've got an exciting amount of inspiration with just these two books. The shuttles look fun. Let us all know how the thread works out. I see two Fiore Spinning Wheel Mats in your near future.

  4. Oooh, the mermaid shuttles are so fabulous!!!! :)
    I knew you would get your glass mat done!! :) Looks great!!! :)
    Awesome threads and books!!! :) Can't wait to see all the fabulous things tatted with and from them!!! :)

  5. The hula-hoop tape looks so sparkly, and perfectly cut to fit the shuttles. It will be interesting to see if it does adhere well.

    You're certainly all set for your retirement projects! I look forward to seeing all of them!

  6. Wow love your post today, The books are interesting to see, along with the tatting and mermaid shuttles :)

  7. Oooooh, thread! drooling.......Love the colours! Have fun experimenting.

  8. Love the bling, and the threads !
    I think this was the same book Denise recommended last week & I have it on my watch-list for when I can buy it here .


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