Monday, May 7, 2012

Barter items, LOTS of pictures, special mail...

First, I would like to apologize to Red because this actually arrived over a week ago, but I was in the middle of finals and didn't get around to posting about it.
So, here is the yarn she sent me as a barter item for some of RJU 001:
Thank you Red! I'm going to give them to mom.  She needs a reason to crochet. :o)

Next, I got a package from Val, it's another barter package. :o) 
This package included 3 handkerchiefs, 2 knotted tassels, and a ball of gold thread.
AND Singapore stamps... FUN!

Thank you Val! The items are lovely and I look forward to using them!!

Up next, hand made cards from Mimi! Mimi doesn't have a blog, that I know of, but she had made an offer for some of RJU 001, for a set of handmade cards.
These cards are seriously beautiful!
She also included a small bag of beads, but I forgot to get a picture of them. :o)

Thank you Mimi... I love them!

 Now, THIS package was a complete surprise! Randi, the winner of the "How tall am I?" giveaway sent me a package with of sorts of goodies. 
Beads, bangles, metallic thread, frame, and a cluny frame..
I got lots of learning to do this summer!! :o)

Ms Rani designed this little cross tat she tatted in size 40 Tatilicious "Pitaya Limeade", isn't it so pretty!!

She also included some hair clips and and a bag of sticker sheets for Livi.
Livi was confused at first, as you can see in the picture.
She loves the hair clips and the stickers despite her some strange look in the first picture.
In fact, she has been putting the stickers on just about everything since I gave them to her. 

She even decided to change her outfit so that she would match the hair clips better, and made me take her picture again. :o)

Thank you Randi! That was so sweet of you! I will enjoy the goodies!!

This also came today.  Of course, I knew this one was coming.  I did order it after all.  But, it's still exciting!
The HDT is LadyShuttleMaker's Magnolia size 80

So, why would I, a dyer, buy another dyers HDT?? Well, that is a good question that has many answers. 
First off, I feel that I have a different "style" than the other dyers. (And this a very good thing)
Second, I have no intention or desire to copy anyone else's work/ ideas, so if I like what someone else dyes, then I will buy from them. 
Then, for a more specific reason, Sherry has colorways that are soft and lovely.  I don't know how to describe it other than that they remind me of paintings like Monet.
That is a style that I admire and love to tat with, but is not my "forte" for when it comes to creating. 

This is what I am going to be up to this next week!!!!!
I am tatting little flowers to put on either floral wire, or as I have done here with a jewelry eye pin
Then I tatted over the pin and the ends to create a stem. Can you see the little leaf that I tatted.
This flower is a pansy from Teiko Fujito's book. 
Don't you think they will make cute Teacher apprecaiton and Mother's Day presents. 
This one is not quite 4" tall. :o)
The flower is tatted with Size 40 Tatilicious "Esmeralda"


  1. Love the little flower pot...such a cute idea :-)

  2. I LOVE, LOVE , LOVE the pansy! Gorgeous!

  3. getting fun things like those in the mail, makes it interesting to open the mail box. looks like you will have a whole lot of fun.
    cute flower pot.
    your threads arrived today. thanks

  4. Livi looks adorable in those pictures. I'm glad the book arrived, I hope you enjoy it!
    ....I've been tatting flowers some kind of crazy madwoman!

  5. Thanks everyone!! I'm hoping the little flower pots will be will received. :o)