Hi there, readers of tat-ology,
You have been so good to me this year - lots of lovely gifts, warm wishes and gestures of generosity. Lots of encouragement, and enthusiastic comments. Tons of humour. The tatting community is something else. Would that this type of goodwill existed everywhere on our deeply troubled planet.
This line of thinking occurred to me as I was straightening out my bead box to find a home for the fabulous new beads that arrived from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads; the gift certificate from Miranda had burned a hole in my pocket! I went bead shopping! Thank you Miranda. I am excited with my new stock.
I notice my taste in beads has changes significantly in the 21/2 years that I have been tatting. So, as I will never use all that is in my stash, I decided I would give the ones I could tear myself away from to one of you. A Bead-Away!
As I started to weed out the ones I would give away, I noticed how difficult it was to part with the ones I would never use again. I am such an old crow. Everything that sparkles has MY name on it!
However, with formidable resolve that I dredged up from who knows where, I dug into the stash and here you can see what I have come up with for a giveaway.
I am adding a Teri Dusenbury's pattern book of hearts, as heart motifs always cry out for beads and then even more beads!
Send me your comments, those of you who desire my offering, and I will consult the Random Number Generator on Monday October 24th, for a winner.
If I have never heard of you, I shall not include your name in this draw, as it is for those who read, comment, and lurk around tat-ology! It is YOU to whom I owe many thanks!
Fox : )