Sunday, 17 October 2010

Treasure Chest

My daughter returned from the UK and brought me these,

Well, okay ... so I told her what to get. Still, to be able to flip through the pages ...  aahhh,  such inspirations.
(Okay, it doesn't take much to please me, LOL)
Close up of the books
 I now have three of Mary Konior's tatting books.  I hope to be able to get the fourth, Tatting in Lace, some day. I may have to splurge a bit to get that book, since it is becoming rarer and rarer to find now.

Books on Cardmaking
 I mentioned  that I want to try making cards with tatting embellishments, and she got me these books on cardmaking.  Oops! forgot to remove the price tag before snapping the picture.  But, at that price ... what a deal!

Glass beads various shapes and colour
And  glass beads in a mix of shades and size and shapes.  I need to plan carefully on how to used these beads to get the most out of them.


  1. What a lovely treasure chest! Your daughter did well with your shopping list!

  2. A treasure chest, indeed! I am drooling over your books.

  3. Congrats on the new stash! You've got a couple pattern books I'm hoping to acquire soon. Have fun!

  4. If you look at, there is a seller in Australia that has a copy that is somewhat expensive, but not as high as many other dealers. Postage to the US is outrageous, so I didn't order it, but may be affordable on your side of the world.

  5. Can't wait to see all the finished projects from all the new inspirations! :)

  6. I am very jealous! I would love a couple of those books (as well as a couple of yours) but I simply must stop treating myself so I can still afford gifts for those I love for the holidays!!

  7. Have adapted one of the Mary Konior's edging from one of her books into a bookmark, in between wiping the drool off the other books, LOL.

    Martha, I checked Abebooks Australia as you suggested. Surprise, surprise .... the shiping to here costs more than to be sent to the US. The total came to almost USD80, *faint*

  8. what an awesome gift from UK. Do visit my blog at

  9. You should also look at for your books, they sell both new and used books for great prices, and get sources from all over the place, and ship to nearly anywhere, you can often find great bargains there. My mother finds her out of print large print books there now :)

    Excellent treasure box from your daughter :D have fun page flipping :)


  10. Książka Mary Konior to doskonałe źródło inspiracji. Też z niej korzystam.

  11. Lucky, lucky lady! I'm green with envy!

  12. You really did well with your new stash...i have only one of Mary's books and i love it
    Joy in Australia


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