Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Win BEFORE the Fair :)

While I was finishing this edging:

and preparing  my fair entries:

The mail was delivered.  And my PRIZE arrived:

I WON LadyShuttlemaker's Bookmark Hook Pen :)  I've been wanting one of these as my hook is forever rolling off my lap and either in between the cushions or onto the floor.  And Hubby regularly says, "Drop your hook again?" as I stand up balancing shuttle, thread, tatting and pattern in two hands looking around like an idiot.  Woo Hoo!  Thank you Sherry for helping me look somewhat more refined while I tat.

And of course, I NEEDED some of her beautiful thread.  You know, as long as she was mailing something to me anyway.   I decided on Helms Deep (blues!) in size 20, and Kopper Patina in size 50.  I am looking forward to planning out what to make, but I will probably hoard these while I make the perfect choice :)

No tatting today, though!  I'm off to get my fair entries submitted, and then I will be enjoying this beautiful day celebrating Hubby's birthday.  Family fun and steaks on the grill on a very perfect July day in Minnesota :)


  1. Enjoy the pleasant weather and fun celebration. Drool and dream about your new tatting items too!

    All three tatting goodies are marvelous, marvelous items.

  2. Congratulations on your win! Helms Deep is one of my favorite threads, and I just ordered some Kopper Patina. We'll have to compare notes!

    Good luck at the fair, and please wish your hubby a happy birthday for me!

  3. Congratulations on your win! I've been wanting one of those pens, too, but haven't brought myself to purchasing one yet. The threads you chose look lovely!
    Good luck on your fair entries. Your tatting looks very good. That edging is on an entriguing looking piece. I hope after the fair we get a look at it.
    Happy birthday to your hubby. Mine's birthday was this last weekend.


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