Not much has happened since my last post. I mean, sure, I'm now a year older than I was then, but that's not really a big deal. ;-) We made it safely to my cousins' house and I have been loving every minute of vacation! The car was packed with a lot of craft stuff on the way down for us to sort through and I told Hubby that at least half wasn't come back with us ... I forgot that I'd probably replace everything that's being left here with other craft goodies! LOL.
They opened a Hobby Lobby near where we live the day we left, so that was the first stop of the day, LOL. It wasn't really worth the stop, but I picked up some Aunt Lydia's size 10 just so that it wasn't a complete waste. I'm kind of in love with it now. With Lizbeth, I find myself constantly having to drop my shuttles or put down the project and let the thread sit a while before I can close a ring (even with size 10, so it's not a size issue). I don't think that I have ever tatted (with shuttle(s)) anything without letting it rest every ring or two!
Now, I'm super curious about other threads. Since I have to order everything online, Handy Hands always seems like the best economical choice, as does Lizbeth thread, but I kind of feel like paying more for a thread that doesn't need to rest so much will make up for its cost just by saving me some sanity. I could be doing something wrong, of course, but it makes me feel better if I think it's the thread's fault. :-P Especially when I don't have the same problems with other threads. To end this rant: What's your thread of choice, taking both money and sanity into consideration?
I really wish that I could see and feel threads before buying. I know that it wouldn't make a tremendous difference and that I'd still be taking my chances until I actually tat with it, but I just think that feeling would give me a better guess as to how it would tat up and seeing would mean knowing the color(s) exactly.
Okay, this has gotten really long. Happy belated birthday to me, glad I got here safely, I'll be leaving in a few days (I don't wanna!), and I will check in when I get home --and then I'll definitely be putting together a few little things to send off for giveaway winners. ;-)
Not quite tatting!!
9 hours ago