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."

Friday, 28 March 2014

March 28th

I'm pleased to show you Surya's boat today. Not sure why she was hiding in my spam folder, though!!! Thankfully I noticed and sent out a life belt to save her!!!
93. "Hello Jane, 
I think it's been almost a month since I finished this, but I'm really bad at taking pictures. Still, I wanted to send off this late sailing boat and say thank you for an interesting tat. 
- Surya"

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

25th March

Another fleet has sailed into harbour - welcome, Sarah!!! 

92. "Hi Jane, 
Shiver me timbers and blow me down! We made it! We ran into difficulty in the boat building shop. After frequently referring to Tips and Techniques in the Adventures of Brain Cell #3 and this Boat Building Manual to get these vessels sea worthy and ship shape, we have sailed over the briny ocean to you. Arrr! Thanks for the fun! 

Friday, 21 March 2014

21st March

Another sailing boat has arrived after a long break. This is from Claudia who says:-

91. "Good afternoon Jane 
I wanted to be number 100, but it does not look like this is going to happen soon.... 
I finished my two sailing boats about one week after the last day, when business calmed down a little bit. 
The bigger boat is done in size 20, the smaller one in size 40, both Lizbeth. 
Thank you very much for hosting TIAS again, and I am looking forward for next january. This is an excellent way to start the new year 
Claudia, Switzerland"