Like I really needed to buy a bag of DMC Perle! Soft and fuzzy... why did I have to buy it? Because I am in NYC and it was my birthday and my daughter and I went on a search in the Garment District for DMC Cebelia in #30 - which I did not find!
But I met a wonderful, big, ginger cat, who greeted me at the back of a quaint, old and rambling store that I found on the Internet while looking for thread in the city.
This thread was very inexpensive and I think, old. There were many choices and I had to fight with myself to keep my selection small. After all, I am trying to whittle down the stash, not enhance it.
You can see that I also bought two Boye shuttles, as for once I did not bring enough tatting supplies and ran out of thread AND thread-free shuttles!
I only brought a few small patterns as well. There is the Lupins there by Mary Konior and also a couple of patterns from the Angeline book that umintsuru kindly sent to me before I left.
This pattern is Angeline's tatted in some of Tatskool's HDT that was left over from another pattern.
I have a bit more to report, but it will have to wait. Engaging with three active, amazing kids in my space is definitely making me a very tired tatter at the end of a LONG day! I am still in NYC and am missing my shuttle time!
P.S. I for got to mention that I am using a new computer and there is a bit of a learning curve as it is a Mac which I have not used since the 1980's! There is a lot to learn, but I am catching on fast. The modum and mail and router have to wait till I am home, and I am dreading that hook-up... So, I may disappear for another few days as I try to work that all out.
Also - the Angeline book. There are still people wanting to receive it, and so I may start a secondary list. After this one is complete - and it might take another year or more to get through all the names - I will post the new list, rather than making this one even longer. I am still thinking about that but wanted to update anyone who is interested in receiving the book.