Friday, March 19, 2010

HDT - The Stash

First of all, let me say that those who I sent the threads out to have received their cards. Congrats to all! Sorry if my comments on the posts didn't go through -- we've been having problems with our internet for the past two weeks and I'm lucky to even get my e-mail to load! Hopefully the problem is fixed this time. Oh the joys of living in the middle of nowhere! ^^

Anyway, I thought I'd share some pictures of "Hearts Desire," as tatted by Beelizabeth:

Isn't it beautiful? This was tatted in Lizbeth that I had dyed and had a whoopsie moment. I think it turned out really well! Unfortunately, every time I have tried to do this pattern I always mess up on one of the first two chains. Either there aren't enough picots or too many! Thank-you, Beelizabeth, for letting me post this on my blog. Again, it is beautiful!

I've also managed to make a new card in the past few days:

This time I've used stickers that I caught on sell at Michaels. Aren't they lovely?

Also, Isdahara, I am planning on selling these. Not sure what the pricing is going to be just yet, or if they will be sold individually or in packs of 5. It's still in the works, and I'll keep everyone posted! ^^

I was trolling around Hobby Lobby yesterday, when I stumbled upon a happy find. I have been looking for a plastic container to put all my HDT in that had been wound onto floss holders. I finally found one that had many compartments. It also has enough room to house my floss winder!

As you can see, I've almost got it packed full. Not all of these are my own HDTs.. The bottom row of threads are all Lizbeth colors except for the two in the lower right. Those are from the thread exchange from this past Christmas! (I've still got two more to wind, and all will be well!) Also, the three above the exchange threads are what's left of the HDT I bought from LadyShuttleMaker. The colors there are Shades of Gray (20), Icicle (20), and Autumn Medley (80). I really need to get to using these soon!

A few months ago, I asked how everyone kept their beads. After weighing the choices and seeing the stora
These aren't all of my beads -- I have salvaged some from some cheap jewlery that I bought from a clearance store. After finding these, I found a better container, but that will be shared at a later time.

I have some tatting to share, but that will come tomorrow. I want them to finish blocking before I post! ^^


Bonnie said...

Your friend did a great job on Hearts Desire, I'm having a hard time on the tension of all the chains.

Your new card is lovely! Super cute.

Great idea how the HDT storage. I keep mine on floss holders too, but don't have a cool winder thing.

Happy Friday!

Carol Lawecki said...

Nice job on the Hearts desire. I've not made this one yet, but it is on my "TO TAT" list. Great idea for storage on the HDT. I never thought to put them on those little cards, I think they are for cross-stitch thread. I'll have to pick some up.

Love you new oriental card!! The branch with the flower stickers look great too.

Isdihara said...

Thanks for updating us on your beautiful cards! This latest one is incredibly lovely.

Thanks for sharing your solution for thread storage. Have never used floss cards, as I figured I could never fit 50 yards onto one card. It never occurred to me to use multiple floss cards and store them together.

It was a treat to see my name, hee hee. Don't give up on Hearts Desire. Once you get it it will be one of your favorite patterns.