Wednesday, 25 February 2015

25th February

That's a cheerful sight - another pair of scissors has just arrived in my inbox. This pair is from Robin who says:-

106. "Hi Jane,
Here is my pair of scissors for this year's TIAS. I seem to always be distracted by 5 or more tatting projects at the same time, otherwise these would have been completed much sooner! Thanks again for another fun guessing game. I can't wait to join in next year :)
From the suburbs outside Washington D.C.

Monday, 23 February 2015

23rd February

Just on the way to bed and Geraldine popped into my inbox with her pair of scissors!!! She says:-

105. "Hello Jane,
At long last I'm finished. Here's another pair of scissors.
What a wonderful idea for all us craft people. We would be lost with out our scissors.
I have many many pairs all different for all the different crafts I do.
Happy tatting

Sunday, 22 February 2015

22nd February

Today I've received Sonya's completed scissors. Thanks, Sonya. She says:-
104. "Hi Jane,
I finally finished the 2015 TIAS. I did not want it to end. There is no point in guessing now. Thank you for all your hard work from design to the game itself. I know it is very time consuming. 

Saturday, 21 February 2015

21st February

One pair of scissors so far today. Thank you, Betty. Here's her comment and picture:- 
103. "Dear Jane,
It was nice to follow the TIAS and I show you a picture of the result. I thank you for doing this every year. It is always astonishing that you design something new. Your instructions are very clear. Till next year I hope.
Greetings from
Betty Vos- den Blanken
The Netherlands"

Friday, 20 February 2015

20th January

Today I have number 101 and this has come in from Carol who says:-

101. "Hi Jane, Thank you for the Tat it and see. I had fun doing it. I haven't tatted in awhile, and this got me back to it. Cheers, Carol Lawecki.

Next to arrive is Sharon who says:-
102. "Hi Jane,
Thank you for the TIAS. It was fun and reminded me how much I love to tat, as I have been so busy lately I haven't taken the time till recently. Here is my final version, as well as a tiny basket I made with the left-over thread (plus a bit more).
I will be looking forward to next years TIAS.
Sharon (from Iowa) "

Thursday, 19 February 2015

19th January

WOW, nearly arrived at the magic 100!!
The next pair of scissors to arrive are from Virginie who says:-
99. "Hello Jane,
Voici mon TIAS
Thank you for the project

This is the one I've been waiting for - the magic number which will certainly guarantee another TIAS next year!!!! This pair of scissors is from Ruth who says:-
100. "Hi Jane - great minds think alike (although yours is MUCH more clever) ... when I announced the first exchange this year, I was envisioning a pair of scissors to be my 'scissor fob' (see my sketch on the left) and then voila - your TIAS solved the problem !!
I've just finished my pair of scissors and you can see I added coloured 'handles' - got to make things complicated for myself ! I also used size 40 to scale them down a bit and worked on a dome fastener (snap) - the plan now is to sew the other half of the snap to a 'base' maybe a small pin cushion and get some sort of loop attached (I just placed the 'cell phone charm there temporarily) .... more thinking to do ! will it be a long lock chain, or some split rings - hmmm


Wednesday, 18 February 2015

18th February

Almost bedtime and the first pair of scissors of the day have arrived. OH, what's that I see sailing into view? Another boat has arrived too!!!!
These two have arrived from Kathleen who says:-
98.  "Dear Jane,
Thank you for sharing your wonderful patterns with the tatting world AND for giving us the yearly TIAS! I've made many of your delightful animals, and 2 of the TIASs. I didn't send the sailboat earlier, although it's been done for nearly a year please add these imperfect products to your tally, and continue challenging us with your patterns. Thank you from MN, USA.
Kathleen Baldwin
tatting since 2001"
Well, Kathleen, I've added them and I don't think they're imperfect AT ALL.  It's very hard to get something perfect when you don't know what you're making and I admire all tatters who even try.  Thank you for taking part.