Sunday, November 4, 2012


And this isn't even the bulk of it!!
Even though I haven't worked in a retail estab-lishment in over eight years, I'm still taking inventory.  Why?  Because I have a tendency to buy thread I've already got at home, that's why!

I love storage boxes - and I'm always on the lookout for ones that might work for tatting supplies and materials.  I think I've written about these before, but so far, I've not found any that are better - - so these are still da bomb.

I'm (slowly) getting my threads organized.  My goal is to have all the size 20s together, all the size 30s together, etc. so I can find the color(s) I want just by selecting the right box.

I'm also finding treasures!  I have tried to get a pair of each of the commemorative Palmetto Tat Days shuttles each year; here are the 2010 "Fall Into Tatting" pair.

These are the 2011 shuttles; curiously, the one without the point is the same on both sides, whereas the one with the point has "Tatting in a Winter Wonderland" on one side and the large snowflake on the other.  I don't know if anyone else's are like this or not, but I wonder!

I do use my commemoratives, but I haven't yet used these - I'm not sure why, at least with the latest ones.  The first two pairs were tucked into a plastic box that used to house a backup tape (I rescued it from a trip to the trash, and recycled it into a handy box for shuttles and whatnot!),

These are from this year; even though it was the first weekend in September, it feels like ages ago!  This lovely design commemorated our 10th Annual Tat Days, and, sadly, we were told that these are the last laser-cut commemoratives we'll have from The Shuttle Shop as they won't be making them anymore.  I hate that - I love their shuttles, and there are still so many designs I wanted to buy!

Work is still overtime, overtime, overtime.  We've already been told we'll be working next weekend, but that by the end of this month, things will have settled down.  I hope so!  I need some time to tat, to think about tatting, and to design.  I hope to apply to teach at Palmetto Tat Days again this year, and I'll need something to teach if I'm selected!

Oh, and last week's title - about the light at the end of the tunnel?  False alarm; maybe next month!


  1. Oh, how I wish I had a Tatting in a Winter Wonderland shuttle! I do have the other two, thanks to some wonderful friends. I am also saddened that there will be no more laser cut shuttles. The feel so wonderful in my hands.

    I should inventory my thread stash as well. Would you like to come visit... I watch while you inventory? ;-)

    1. Throw in a pot of good tea and some choice chocolates, and we might have a deal! ;-)

      I tried keeping a list of what thread I had, but the list quickly grew too I moved the data to a spreadsheet. That was better, but it was too big to print! Now I try to remember what colors I need (there are fewer of them) instead of what I already have!

  2. Shame I'm sorry that it's not the 'light and the end of the tunnel yet' :(

    I love seeing people's tatting stashes. :) They are so pretty. One day I want to have a big collection too. The commemorative shuttles are really pretty.

    1. Thanks! I'll have to dig out my other commemoratives and post a picture of them, too - we've had so many pretty ones over the years, and not just from The Shuttle Shop - Georgia Seitz always does a commemorative, too, and I also purchase hers!