Saturday, January 26, 2008


With a sense of relief, I learned there is a name for my condition. It is H.D.T.A. (Hand Dyed Thread Addicts.) Cylde (AKA The Mad Tatter) explained the condition quite well in his Sat, Jan 19, 2008 and Sun, Jan 13, 2008 posts. I am totally addicted. I rush home from work every day to see what Marilee and Sherry may have listed on Etsy while I was at work. I'd hate to miss out on anything!

I just read Sapna's blog and wow did it hit home. I too am a collector of HDT-s, she wrote..... "I must admit though that I have been saving them for God knows what! I think its time I used them… for only then I can do more justice and buy more." It was like a "dah" moment for me. What good are they if I just gaze at them? I need to create with them and only then can I justify to myself getting more. So I'm making a promise to myself to use at least one of my HDT-s this week.

Happy Tatting,



LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Yes Yes indeed...there is no sense in letting them collect dust. I can't wait to see what you tat with them!

wickedtats said...

Oh no! I'm so tempted to get some now. But the better half has BANNED me from getting anymore thread before I finish the bumper load he bought me for Christmas (which would probably be in 8 years)! But the colours of hand-dyed are so lovely!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Hand-dyed threads are a glorious addiction! Since I can't tat, I shop... boy, is my stash growing!

Clyde said...

Yes, tat,tat,tat, in HDT we can't wait to see the pictures and then you have a perfectly valid reason to buy some more. What could be better?

Sapna said...

I totally agree with you and I experienced the duh period as well. I have collected so much of HDT that there is no place for the new ones. Now that's not great is it?