Sunday, September 9, 2012

Just Checkin' In

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. ;-)

Stephanie Grace


shannon_in_love said...

well happy birthday to you!!! i am also a fan of aunt lydias...sometimes you can ask for a thread sample before buying...

Michelle said...

A birthday? A birthday! Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday my dear dear tatting friend, happy birthday to you!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Happy birthday, Stephanie! Better late than never. ;-)

I used to crochet with Aunt Lydia's, but I don't think I've ever tatted with it. My choice is Lizbeth and HDT. Of course the HDT is much more expensive, but I think there's something about the over dyeing process that makes the thread such a joy to work with.

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