Thursday, June 14, 2012

I won! Wow, did I win!

Jess from Tat-ilicious did a giveaway for a skein of her hand-dyed thread just for selecting colors for a variegate and giving it a name.  I like thread.  I really like hand-dyed thread.  I offered up Susnrise (pale pinks, yellows and oranges).  Oh, my goodness!  Sacrificing a shuttle to the Random Number gods must have worked (I don't think they tat, so they didn't know it was just a Susan Bates aero knockoff).  Anyway, I won!  Jess is very generous, though.  I didn't just win one skein of thread, I got all this stuff:

I could hardly believe it!  There's a skein of Sunrise (size 40) and a little doily center dyed to match.  One skein each of Esmeralda (size 80), and Harvest (size 40), and one sample skein each of Purple Pansy and Queen Anthias (both size 40).  THEN there were little purple beads with two holes, two green rings and two pearly-white ones and two really great square buttons.
I'm rich!  If you'd like some of this thread hop on over to Jess's Etsy shop.

Oh, I didn't get a picture, but both of the girls want the tin it all came it -- Hello Kitty!  I told them when they learn to tat then they could, maybe, have a tatter's-tin.  Until then it's mine, mine, all mine!


** jess! ** said...

:o) I am so glad you liked all the goodies! I loved that little tin too, I even got one for myself lol.

Ladytats said...

looks like you is going to be busy playing with all your loot.
how exactly did you sacrifice the shuttle? you never know when that information would be handy

Karen said...

Congratulations, Marty. HDT's are the best and to get so much is wonderful. Sunrise looks lucious. Karen in OR

Marty said...

On Sacrificing shuttles:

First use one as a bling experiment to get things figured out. The resultant blobby mess must then be scraped, scrubbed, sanded, and finally boiled. Once it's properly misshapen, pull out the hook and set it aside for future use. Then, speaking a proper incantation set the remains under the rear tire of a motor vehicle. Get in the vehicle. Drive back and forth over the shuttle a number of times. worked for me!

Jane McLellan said...

Poor shuttle! Your thread looks wonderful, enjoy tatting with it.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

You have a wonderful collection of goodies there, Marty! The color is fabulous, and how wonderful to have a matching doily center!

I love your explanation of shuttle sacrifice. Thank goodness I haven't had to succumb to that ritual... yet! ;-)

Monica said...

You are so funny Marty!

What a great "loot" indeed. I must say, I think it is fitting that you won - your Sunrise suggestion is by far my favourite of the "inspired" colourways - and that is a hard call to pick one! But I adore it, specially the pale version which seems to be the one you got... And a matching doily centre! How super cute!

And you also got my other favourite, Queen Anthas. Lucky, lucky you!!!

Have lots of tatting fun!

Margarets designer cards said...

Congratulations on your win, brilliant prize enjoy your thread.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Congrats Marty! I can't think of anyone more deserving!