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!
A small diversion - As you know I join friends in a small town about eight miles away on a Friday to chat and swop ideas. It's called Crafternoon and is held in the local libr...
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