Thursday, 2 October 2014

Wednesday 1st October

Lovely surprise today to get another sailing boat.  Thank you so much to Linda who says:-
101  "Hi Jane.  
I finally found the sail boat.  I finished it on time and then it sailed somewhere.  I hope it had a good time. Today I found it coming home.  somewhere in the stitching room. lol.  But I had to send it to you."

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The magic number!!!

Well yesterday's regular blog post seems to have 'done the trick' and has woken Carol up to send in her sailing boat!!! Here's her comment.

100.  "Hi Jane, 
Seeing the sailboats this morning reminded me that I never sent you a picture of my sailboat. So here it is. 
I don’t get much time to tat anymore. A little here and there. Still busy working 2 jobs, so I’m tired by the time I get home. 
I always look forward to you TIAS though. Thank you, they are always fun to do. 
Hope you are well. 
Carol Lawecki"

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Well these two sailing boats arrived while I was out of the country so I couldn't easily access the blog. Here they are now, though from Frances and Alison in Australia and here's what Frances says:-

98 and 99
"Hi Jane, 
well Alison and I have been taking a leisurely sail around the world from Australia and have finally made our way to England. (That is, I have just found the photo I took of the two boats, my son had borrowed my camera). We really enjoyed tatting this boat and are looking forward to next years. 
Frances and Alison 
Warwick Queensland 

Wonder if we'll now get the magic 100?

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Tuesday August 12th

Another wonderful surprise - another sailing boat arrived this morning. This time from Claire who says:-

97. "I just recently found my completed sailboat "buried" on this desk.  A friend in Kennewick, WA also completed it, but never scanned it to send it to you.  I live in Richland, WA.  It is always fun to do your TIAS each year. Thank you for taking the time to entertain us each year."

Thank you for finding this 'missing boat', Claire.  We may well hit 100 this year!!!!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

July 29th

Another sailing boat has arrived - this time from a new tatter named Maria.

96. "I'm a new tatter since I just started in March. 
I admire your work very much. 
Thank you for your tutorials and your patterns, they helped me a lot to learn and challenge myself. 
I had fun with this year TIAS and I want to show you my work. 
I've never did the SCMR before, I had fun with the first one( beginner luck), but I paid my dues with the second one since I didn't switch the shuttles... I've learned my lesson... 
Hoping that you are doing another one in 2015, thank you again."

Yes, Maria - there will be another TIAS in January 2015.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Tuesday 8th July

What a lovely surprise. Here's another sailing boat which has just arrived from Coretta who said:-

95. "I just realized I never sent in my completed sailboats. Better late than never? Thanks again for running these. 


Tuesday, 29 April 2014

A month has gone by!

A whole month has gone by and another sailing boat has now arrived!! This has come from LadyTats with a sad story about her hand. SO pleased it's better now, LadyTats.

94. "Hi Jane, 
I have finally finished my TIAS Sailboat. I did almost no tatting all winter as there was something wrong in the back of my left hand and it ached most of the time. But it is better now and I am back to doing some tatting. 
It is starting to be spring around here, about a month late, we have had our April showers now this past 3 days, over 2" of rain. So it is a good thing I was able to finish this sailboat, we might need it if the river floods he he 
Anyway, you will notice I did an extra ring on the top of the mast, I needed a good way to hide the ends, so did a SSSR 
The threads are both size 20 Lizbeth Rainbow Taffy and DMC Babylo 
Thanks for a very fun pattern."