A-Hunting I did go!
And bargains I did find!
I went searching for tatting thread in one of the local second-hand shops. I didn't find any thread, but I did find this: an embroidery book for 25 cents! I can use it for stitch reference for CQing. Printed in the early 1970's, it's a piece of nostalgia for styles of that time, but the stitch guide is great for my library.