There was peril in the piney woods today! After taking our daughter to school I returned home in a good, ready-to-tat mood. I went inside, fixed a nice pitcher of ice water (essential here in the deep South), gathered my tatting box and proceeded to diddy bop out to my favorite outdoor tatting spot. Well, the pines have been dropping their needles due to the excessive dryness & heat so I figured I'd rake before settling into my tatting time. Whilst raking I disturbed a rather frightful copperhead! After dispatching the snake (a non-poisonous snake would have been welcome, but I simply will not tolerate a poisonous one), I was entirely too freaked to tat as I usually do. There was nothing for it, I returned to the air-conditioned, snake-free environment of my in-house atelier.
Poisonous snakes give me a serious case of the screaming heebie jeebies, so I did not exactly feel up to doing quality tatting today. Since my tatting time was basically shot I decided to go through my thread and cull some of the excess. I don't know- can one ever have an excess of tatting thread?!? Anyway, I thought I would do a "Thread Give Away" to compensate for the severe lack of new tatting eye candy.
The give away will consist of: 3 balls of Majestic size 80 white thread, 2 balls of Finca size 16 peach perle cotton, and 2 balls of vintage Coats & Clark size 70 green & white tatting cotton. Six extra small size tatting needles will also be included. The antique Bavarian dessert bowl used for a prop is not included. The winner will also receive a "mystery" tatted piece and several other "surprise" goodies.
To enter, simply follow my blog by clicking on the google "join this site" button located on the right just below the poll. Those already following are automatically entered. Deadline for entry will be September 7th, 2011. The winner will be selected by a random number generator and subsequently notified on September 8th, 2011. Please note, there are a few countries where I cannot ship lace and/or metal objects. You are more than welcome to follow my blog (if you are from one of these areas), but please understand there are some restrictions I have to abide by. Good luck and let's hope tomorrow will be a better tatting day!