I got a lovely new batch of HDT's from Krystledawn, aka Dr. Von Threadmore.
Just so you know, Krystle doesn't wind her skeins this sloppily. I was too tired to put them away properly, and Squijum got ahold of them while I was sleeping. Fortunately, Krystle secures her loops well enough that he couldn't create a tangled mess, as he undoubtedly wanted to. And they are still clean, and now safely stored.
I also bought a pair of Krystle's lovely earrings, tatted over rings, with discs of shell dangling in the middle.
If you don't mind, I'd also like to share a recent purchase that has nothing to do with tatting. Well, I suppose you could add tatting if you wanted to, but they really seem complete as they are.
VZ Wraps. As you can see, they come different sizes, in prints for all kinds of occasions, and the workmanship is excellent. You put the gift inside, then wrap the attached ribbon around the top and tie it in a bow. If you like giving gifts with a nice presentation but don't like killing trees, this is the answer. The bag then becomes a part of the gift, and hopefully the recipient will "pay it forward" by reusing the bag when they give a gift. These bags are airport security-friendly, too; if you're bringing a gift in your carry-on, it would be easy to take it out upon request without ruining the "wrapping". I gave my sister her graduation present in one of these, and it was a big hit.
I have no financial ties to either Krystle or VZ Wraps, other than being a very satisfied customer and wanting to spread the word.
Still working busily on the placemats....