Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happy Anniversary to me, and a little giveaway to celebrate!

SO!!  I was thinking the other day that I really wished that I knew the day that I started tatting.

So, I thought real hard as to what I was doing while I was trying to teach myself.  Then it hit me... I was watching Lemonade Mouth, because it had come in the mail.  So, I went Amazon, searched my old orders...
and it arrived at my house on May 28th, but it was most likely the 29th that I actually watched it, since we had also order Gnomeo and Juliet.

So, woo hoo!

I've been tatting for a whole year now!

So in celebration, how about a giveaway?
To enter: leave a comment on this post with a color suggestion for a future Tat-ilicious colorway and a name for that colorway.
PLEASE make sure that you either leave your email address in the post if it is not posted on your profile.  If you don't want to go public with your email address, then feel free to email me after you have posted your entry.  I love chatting through email anyway. :o) I can be somewhat of a "last word freak" (unintentionally of course)... so feel free to not respond to me if I keep emailing you back.
What's the prize?
at least one skein of your colorway idea (or at least as close I can get to it) (in a size of 20, 40, 60, or 80... your choice)
plus more Tat-ilicious HDT (it will be a surprise as to how many... as I don't know yet) (specifics will probably heavily depend on your size preference)
and maybe some beads, that I feel coordinate with the thread/s. :o)

Good Luck!

***OH YEA: I'll chose a random winner on Friday June 8th  Hopefully we can get a few entries between now and then :o)

And also, remember, I won't be replying to any of the comments, unless its through email.  But that's only so I don't confuse myself when it comes to number the comments.


  1. Actually, I think you've come pretty close to some of my favorite colors already.
    I think it would be so wonderful to have teals and violets like I have in my quilt on this post:
    I think it is wonderful that you can remember when you started tatting. (After years of failed attempts, I ran across a book in a book store that actually explained the hows and whys and went home and began tatting---I think that might have been somewhere around 1977!) Have taught countless other how to tat since then!

  2. I've always thought a ball of thread which was baby blue and baby pink would be SO useful! - for booties and bibs and things which you could work on even before the baby arrived. You could call it "Expectantly Yours".

  3. I would love love love to see a thread similar to the color of your blog background, a light ecru, light salmon and dark salmon... i can't find one like that anywhere.... not pink, not red, not even peach, just salmon... I think it would be beautiful, and I would love to make something with it.

    Happy one year anniversary :D!!

    You can always find my email on my blog any time X

  4. congratulations on your tativersary.
    your giveaway sounds like fun... lavender, Orange, yellow with a light green. Here is a link to a Kaleidoscope Butterfly bush.
    as for name, well Kaleidoscope would be good, or simply butterfly bush http://springhillnursery.com/kaleidoscope-butterfly-bush/p/77225/

  5. Congratulations on your Tataversary. You amaze me, I never would have guessed you'd only been tatting a year.

    The blues and greens of the Austrial Opal are stunning together.


    Another one but I'm not sure how it would look in thread (but is my favorite of these 2), is the soft whites and grays along with the gentle pinks, blues and greens of "mother of pearl". It is another ultra beautiful color combination.


    I knew the color ways I wanted to submit, but it was fun looking for examples.... I drooled over alot fo things I couldn't imagine owning.

  6. Congratulations on your first year of tatting! I'm still in school mode, so how about Crayo-liscious... colors from the 8 pack of Crayola crayons?

  7. I actually LOVE lots of your current colorways. I'd like to see a bright sun colorway...a smooth blend from red to yellow with some pretty oranges, red-oranges, and orange-yellows in between. susiearnholt@writeme.com
    I like to tat with size 20.

  8. How about ecru, milkie brown and dark brown the three colours of cocolate. Can you have it in short colour runs so changes from one to another quickly. sammystarbuck@aol.com

  9. I was thinking that one that had little bits of color on a white or cream color thread and call it Confetti so that the items tatted would have speckles of color here and there and it would be great for tatted kids items. :)
    Have an awesome day!!

  10. I would love a bright blue and black or a black with white spots. Love these to colors together to make butterfly's out of. sdavis1648@mchsi.com

  11. Ooh, I love some of the other suggestions already. How about a mix with gold, brown, dark red. Maybe some orange. Call it Harvest, or Autumn. Congrats on your anniversary!

  12. I would love something in various hues of purple (from light lavender to dark plum) with a splodge of golden yellow here and there. It's a purple pansy, of course!

    Contrats on your anniversary! I have just started trying to teach myself to tat in the last week or so, but have been oogling your colors for a few months.


  13. Congrats on your tataversary. I just wanted to say that. You don't have to enter me in the drawing since I have thread coming out my ears...

  14. Many congratulations on your delicious tatting blog anniversary. Gosh choosing colours is not easy but here goes - teal, purple, grey and ruby red call it 'night thunder'. But saying that think all the other suggestions are great, don't envy your choosing a winner! popabobbinshuttle@gmail.com

  15. Wooo Hooo, congrats. A chocoholic color would be nice: beige (white chocolate), light chocolate, med chocolate and dark chocolate.


  16. congratulations on your tatting anniverasry my colour suggestion would be white to light yellow to deep yellow like white Jonquils. and call it Just Jonquil

  17. Happy Tatting Anniversary!!! My 1st year anniv. fell in February...it was kind of cool to hit that 1 year mark :-) A suggestion on color...hmmm...lots of really great ones already suggested that are making me want a LOT more thread!!! But I'll go with this...my favorite rose in my garden is called Tuscan Sun...it has shades of peach that start out sort of a deep apricot and fade to a pale pink shade and gold in the center. I would love to have thread that looked like this rose, and I think it would make a gorgeously vibrant, stunning thread. Here is a link to a picture: http://www.jacksonandperkins.com/rose-tuscan-suntm-pp17083/p/31854/

  18. How fun!

    Congratulations on one year tatting and on your blooming thread dyeing business. I admire you!

    I just love *all* of the suggestions you got - chocolate one being the top, if you want a vote...

    But if you want a new suggestion, how about deep orange fading to dark golden yellow, with specks of reddish brown? Not sure how feasible that is to make, but you woudl call it "Tiger Lily"- like this: http://www.articarts.com/files/wildflowers_068sm.jpg

  19. Congrats on your tataversary. I would like to see a cherry blossom (dark pink to lite pink) or a pink dogwood (dark mauvy pink, med mauvy pink to white).

  20. Congratulations on your blog anniversary, first of all. I've never used HDT for tatting but would love to try some. I think a thread that looked like all the colors of metal would be cool, like silver, gold, copper, pewter and platinum. Something like that.

  21. Congratulations on your Tataversary. My color suggestion would be "Young Hearts" using colors in a picture that my husband took. I'm emailing it to you. It is two young Bedouin venders in Sinai on the Red Sea. They and their wares are full of beautiful color. Karen in OR

  22. Congratulations for tatting one year! I love your idea of a "give away" to celebrate. I would like to see a combination of soft yellows and shades of blue combined. I would call that combination "French Country"

  23. How about Sunrise? Soft pinks and pale yellow

  24. Congratulations on your anniversary! I'm so glad I've had the pleasure of getting to know you a little bit through the world of tatting.
    Hmmmm maybe it's just because I'm starving right now and craving it badly, but how about a rhubarb pie or fruit pie colourway? With golden browns and jammy pinks, berries, grapes and peaches? Sounds delicious to me!

  25. Congrats on your anniversary!
    My color choice would be called Bargello....cream..yellow..orange..green..and purple..various shades of each blended together
    I sent you a picture of a quilt I did in these colors..

  26. Congrats on your tattiversary! How about a summery Lilac colorway? From deep rich purples with light touches of green Ethan bits of pinks and whites. Madtattersguild@ g_ mail dot com.

  27. First of all Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I was thinking of a color "Tutti-Fruitti" that comprises of watermelon color inside and out - so, the pinks, greens, etc.

    Waiting for Friday's results.... sunela@yahoo.com

  28. Hi
    Congratulations on your anniversary,
    As we have a special jubilee going on here in the UK, how about red white and blue.

  29. Lilacs, only lilacs.
    No purples or plums and no blues, only intense lilacs.

    And thanks for sharing your anniversary :)