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Thursday, August 6, 2015

"Somebody Hit The Rewind Button Please"

Breathe....  Okay mistakes are made and now I got to fix it.
Yes while putting this doily off, I watched Diane cut away and then checked mine, the two upper safety pins mark the skipped mistakes.

there were 3 skipped places, but watching Jane's blog I got an idea to just cut the bad part out and ....

tat and attach  the upper part as I go so now I need to "saddle up" some more shuttles :)

 while procrastinating and thinking of new way to stop ball from flopping around, I found a creamer at a "garage sale" 

After filling one shuttle on the spout.   I realized that it the thread ball would fit in here too :) I had to slid a separate thread to fish the ball thread through and this worked with a puff of air, pushing the thread to belly of the creamer!
This gives that royal feel when winding a shuttle, I recommend highly :)

Here is another wonderful way to wind shuttles with out the runaway ball!

My son made this and it works!  I recommend this way when you are in a hurry and ball changes out quickly too :) 


13 comments:

  1. OH NO, not another snip! I do feel your pain, but it looks like you are already getting all this nonsense behind you. Lovely creamer and well what is that a lizard tail? Such creative ideas to control thread.

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    1. Yes it was inspired long a go when Jane Eborall's gecko pattern came out :)

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  2. Oh.....all the doilies having to be snipped apart is heart breaking!!! Especially knowing all the work involved to get there and then to get back there again.
    Great ways to keep the balls of thread confined!! :) I keep mine in the bags they come in. :)

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    1. That is a very good idea and I do that with about half of them, some time ago I was trying to keep all sizes together and there was more room when I took them out of the bag.

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  3. Oh Carollyn to have to snip off so much on the doily, I feel your frustration and hope you can get it right and back on track.
    Margaret

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    1. Thanks Margaret, I am working on it :)

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  4. I can see the advantages of tatting this along with others, but I'm sorry you had to follow Diane's example and snip! Love the methods for stopping the ball running away.

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    1. Thanks Jane hope this doesn't happen again :)

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  5. Brave tatters, all this work will pay you back! I tend to give up in case of big mistakes but this doily for sure is worth tatting. Sorry about the cut but it is lovely.

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  6. It looks so good even with all those snips ..... too much activity going on in Snipland across blogs, but as the others have said, it is worth it
    Great tips on thread/ball holder .. very cute !

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    1. Thanks, I like how I saved the top part so I don't have to retat that :)

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