Thursday, 19 January 2017

Day 4 of the TIAS

First in this morning with day 3 is Denise who is convinced (nearly) that we're making a Nessie!!!!
"This kind of looks like Nessie the Loch Ness Monster. But I have a feeling we are going to travel back up to those small picots and connect there, so likely not Nessie. But I can call my tatting Nessie until then. So here is Nessie."

Next in is Christine with ALL her days so far!!! She says:
"Hi Jane 
I am late starting the TIAS this year, so I am sending pictures for Days 1 to 3 together. 
On Day 1, it honestly could have been anything! 
On Day 2, I thought perhaps it was the beginning of a snowflake. The paper cutouts are kirigami -- another fun craft. :) 
On Day 3, I am thinking that it is the start of a very fine vase. But my husband says it is the Taj Mahal! 
(The painting is Flowers in a Vase by Odilon Redon.) 
Thanks for another fun project! It is nice to have a TIAS to look forward to each January. 
-Christine in Alabama"

First in with day 4 is Fiona. Here's her comment and picture:
"Dear Jane 4. I hope I have made my zig zag chain long enough. No guesses ...see you on day 5. 
Fiona T "

Next is Maureen who says"
|Camera issues today - it didn't want to work! Here is Day 4 and I now see that the string of split rings is not, after all, someone's long neck, unless it belongs to a contortionist!
But I do have a question - haven't we just tatted LOCK chains? - what is the difference between a lock chain and a zig-zag chain? Maybe I made a mistake.
The colour is growing on me, but I hope we won't be using it for too much longer, because shuttle 1 seems a bit low."
No, a lock chain is just the first half flipped and the second half unflipped. The zig zag is a WHOLE double worked in the usual way (flipped) followed by another whole double which is unflipped.

I've been out all morning and now have a full inbox. Please bear with me while I try to catch up!!!
Next in is from Elrosa who says:
"Buongiorno Jane, 
le invio il lavoro del 4 giorno sperando vada bene. Potrebbe essere un insetto? ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ 
Buona giornata, a presto 

Hello Jane, 
I send you the work of four days hoping goes well. It could be a bug? ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ 
Have a good day. See you soon"

Muskaan is next in my overfull inbox with her day 4 which is looking good.
"Good morning, Jane :-) 
With Djokovic's huge upset in the 2nd round of the Australian Open, his wife won't be needing this gown to any ball soon. But the Women's Champion would certainly appreciate the gown you are designing. 
It is going to look pretty with these Z Chains ! And we are having a ball, thanks to you 
muskaan :-) 

Tim has sent in his day 4 and he's spotted my wickedness on the url's I've made up!!!
"I love those little names on the days. 
I did assume that the second half of the ls is RODS."
The first ds of the zig zag is a normal ds.  The second ds of the zig zag (probably should be called the zag) is wrapped or RODS as some people call it!!!

Hmmmm, I wonder if Jane is right?
"Hi Jane,
Day 4. Ah yes, I have remembered to attach it. A jellyfish?"

Jacee has come up with her first guess. She says:
"Hi Jane, 
Making my first wild guess - a crinoline lady, maybe? 
I wonder if you're right or not? 

Now I have another good guess from Carollyn who says:
"maybe the beginning of a hot air balloon's basket?"
You're all getting too clever at this guessing game!!!

Wow - the guesses are coming in thick and fast today. Sonja has even sent a picture of her guess too.
"Hello Jane
A very lady (I draw it primitive) ??????????????
Suggestion from a sunny but cold Holland"

I like this suggetion from Carole too!!!
"Now it’s starting to look like a cobra that has been “snake charmed”….. Carole -Burlington, On., Canada"

Blanche is the next person to arrive and she says:
"hey Jane :D 
I've guessed. The Tias is a wedding dress. Maybe the future husband IS George Clooney ^^ 
Am I right ? 
Looking forward to day 5. 
I wish you happiness and patience to deal with your inbox and blog !"
I think you'd better ask George Clooney, Blanche!!!!  I'm sure I don't know the answer!!!

Oh dear. It looks as if Wendy has changed her mind!!! 
"Praps it's not St Paul's ☹️ 
Wendy "

Elisabetta has returned with her day 4 and her picture.  Perfect, Elisabetta.

Celine is the next arrival in my inbox and she says:
"Hello Jane,
Day 3 and day 4 as one
Maybe il is a tea pot??
Nice evening

Fran is next in with her day 4 and she says:
"Hi Jane 
Here is my Day 4. I think I lost count with the zigzag chain. 
Its so lovely at this miserable time of the year to have a little magic drip feeding into one's life. 
Many thanks 
It looks fine to me, Fran so don't worry about it.  Just noticed that it looks like Celine and Fran have used the same colour thread.  That's a coincidence!!!

Elizabeth is next to arrive with a lovely picture too. She says:
Definitely not a mask but maybe a longer costume. 
Semmes, Al"

P Melanie is in next and she says:
"That zig zag chain was a new one on me. I decided that you wanted us to do over before under as I'm the second portion of a split ring; I hope that's correct. Of course I also refrained from flipping, as instructed." 
Looks good to me.  We all have problems 'training the brain' not to flip!!!!

Sue has now arrived with her day 4. She's STILL talking about it being an elephant's foot umbrella stand.
"It's definitely a down side up EFUS!! Vbg"

Caroline has sent in her day 4 and she's just learned how to do the zig zag chain.
Thanks to you for this day 4, I learnt a new point ;) the zig zag chain ^^ 
May it’s a Turkish cushion to protect the teapot ?"
Well that's a good idea, Caroline.  All teapots need a Turkish cushion, I'm sure!!!

Now this next guess isn't really a guess but more thoughts on other people's ideas. Claudia is not going to commit to either at the moment!!
"Good evening Jane 
Here comes my day 4, and no clue what it could be. But there are some interesting guesses already in, the lady, hot air ballon, I like both. 
Have a nice evening and greetings from Switzerland 

Caroline is almost the last person in my inbox today. She says:
"It is cloudy today but did sure enjoy the sunshine yesterday. Appointment went well this morning. No radiation - just need to take a pill every day. It is sure a relief. This is not a very good picture. I need to find a different place to take my pictures. 
Caroline H"
Sorry to hear about your troubles but LOVE your TIAS.

Last one today - I'm off to bed after this. Cindy is the last person in with a new idea.
"I am starting to think it looks like a bulb or onion… :D 
Cindy from Dallas 

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Tomorrow will be Thursday

Well that's a pretty silly statement but typical of me!!! Yes, Thursday always follows Wednesday but it isn't always going to be time for Day 4 of TIAS 2017. 

That's right - tomorrow will be Day 4.

Meanwhile the first in today is from Katherine who says:

"Hello from South Carolina in the USA. Thanks to help from friends in a Facebook tatting group, I've just now figured out how to send my progress update! My guess was going to be Nessie of Loch Ness fame, but Judy beat me to it. Perhaps your run-of-the-mill brontosaurus?"

A quiet day today but tomorrow could be busy again!!

Sarah has just arrived with her day 3 and this comment too:

I am late with day 3 it is true
But I have finally managed to get this sent off to you.
Just before
you send out day 4

Elizabeth has just sent in her days 2 and 3 pictures.  Here they are.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Day 3 and more continued!

First in this morning is from Ankie. She says.
"Hallo Jane, 
Dag 3. groeten, Ankie Kaspers.

Hi Jane,
Day 3. greetings, Ankie Kaspers."

Bernice is next with another good idea but I'm not sure she's right!!!!
"Oh Jane,
It appears to be a rattle, well maybe.
Bernice in Western Canada"

Denise is going with a frog!! Who knows!!!
"Day 3 : I just knew it was a frog!!!!!
Denise Wessman"

Sonya is the next person in the inbox and she says:
"Good morning, Jane. 
Attached is my Day 3. I can still see a ballerina's tutu. ;) 
Thanks for all your hard work. You are a gem. 
Oklahoma City, OK USA"

Cindy has now arrived with her day 3. This is what she has to say:
"Here is my day 3, I love what the colors are doing. And I didn’t even need to look up any techniques today! I think my monkey went out the window though… I am starting to think it is the bottom of a basket? "
Cindy from Dallas

Coretta is next in my inbox with her day 3. She says:
"Today I helped a friend preserve a special keepsake paper in-between glass into a wall hanging and then onto TIAS day three. "

I'm going to have to apologise to Stephanie Grace. She's disappointed in me already!!!
"I keep forgetting to send an e-mail. -_- I've been keeping up, though! I'm kind of disappointed this year, Jane. I mean, this is obviously a hammerhead shark in the making! :-P A friend of mine has guessed it will be a dragon. Only time will tell, I guess. ;-) Thank you for the insani... fun! Thank you for the fun! 
<3 nbsp="" span="">
Stephanie Grace"

Another mildly disappointed Mary is next!!! 
Here's Day 3 - I have no idea but things like snake, giraffe and golf club have crossed my mind. I even checked your pages you see if you already had a giraffe pattern and, yes, there it was, darn!"

Finally at the top of my inbox is Firanghish who says:
"Dear Jane,
Sending day 3 tias, Have no clue
Thanks for wonderful TIAS.
Happy tatting everyone.
Regards, "

I'm off to have breakfast now and will be back later!!!

Sandra is the next to arrive (after porridge!) and she says:
"Here are all 3 days for me. My thread is a problem for me. I am nearly out, and wondering how much more will be done with this batch of thread, I just might be in trouble. On the other hand, I’m not fond of this thread... I’m not enjoying seeing pastels mixed with brilliant colors. So, if I had to start over, I wouldn’t mind at all! As for what it is, my doll said she knew exactly what to do with it, they are always snatching whatever I lay down! "

I think that picture of the doll is VERY clever and you could be right too, Sandra!!!!

Patricia certainly seems to be suffering lately. With an addiction to tatted turtles!!!! Here's her day 3:
No competition please--the more the merrier!! 
People, like turtles, are also very unique--thank you Jane, for letting us all showcase our tatting talents! 
Patricia Lyn Cobb 

Next to arrive is Laurence with her days 2 and 3. She says:
"Voici les jours 2 et 3!!!
A bientรดt pour la suite.
Aucune idรฉe de ce que c'est!!!

Here on days 2 and 3 !!!
See you for the future.
No idea what it is !!!"

Catherine is in next with her day 3. She says:
"Bonjour Jane,
Voici le jour 3. Avec toujours autant de question sur ce que ce sera ?????

Hello Jane,
Here on day 3. With still many questions about what it will be ?????

Barbara is next in from Poland. She says:
"Dzieล„ 3 gotowy i czekam na kolejny krok. 
W oczekiwaniu zrobiล‚am motylka wg. wzoru Ruth Perry. 
Pozdrawiam Barbara z Polski. 

Day 3 ready and waiting for the next step. 
In anticipation of I made a butterfly according to the pattern Ruth Perry. 
Greetings Barbara from Poland"
Pretty butterfly, Barbara.  

Sonja is back again with her day 3. She says:
"Hello Jane
From a cold Holland is here my day 3.
A collar is stil possible.
Happy tatting."

Somebody else (Emilia) who would like a tortoise which is a bit like a turtle!!! 
"Hi Jane, 
This is my day 3. I liked the Idee that it would become a tortoise. But I am still clueless. 
Waiting for another day that will perhaps reveal wat we're making.๐Ÿ˜Š 
Met vriendelijke groet, 
Emilia Teerds-de Jonge."

Carole is the next person into my inbox this afternoon. Here's her comment:
"Hi Jane, I’m thinking it’s looking like “Puff, the magic dragon” Carole – Burlington, Ont., Canada"
Oh, I remember that song well, Carole.

Blanche is still thinking of George Cluny with her day 3!!!!
"Hey Jane, 
Maybe the tias is really George Clooney because it's happy ! 
Well, I'll see day 4 if it looks like the man of constant sorrow ;-) 
Love his smile, Blanche.  Great picture.

Martha is back now with her day 3. Here it is along with her comment as she dashes off to work.
"Here's another little bit."

I am having a lovely TIAS as I am 'meeting' a lot of tatters from Hungary.  There are problems with the language but Mr Google and his translation team are helping me a lot. This day 3 is from Maruzsa Anna in Hungary and is her day 3.