Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Number 98 - nearly there!!!

I got muddled with the numbers yesterday but not surprised as I was feeling really 'odd' and spent the afternoon/evening in bed. Today I have Barbara's completed lady and she says:

98. "Dear Jane, 
Here’s my completed 2017 TIAS Lady. She is shown encircled by an image of the gold necklace she is wearing to her evening event. (The necklace is housed in one of the museums of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.) She was tatted using Vineyard Harvest, #131, size 20 and a 11/0 gold seed bead. 
Thanks for hosting yet another enjoyable TIAS. Will be on the look out for our next one in 2018! 
All the best, 
California, USA"

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Whoooopppeeeee - one more

Five o'clock on Tuesday and I've got another finished TIAS in my inbox. 

This one is from Irene who says:

97. "Hi Jane, 
Here is my finished crinoline lady. I am a fairly new tatter, Mary Jane from Indiana suggested I join the TIAS 2017….it was fun. Thanks so much for doing this! 
Irene Whitham, 
Surrey, BC Canada"

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Numbers 93, 94, 95 and 96 have arrived!!

Well I think we're going to make my 'target' of 100 this year which is very cheering as it means I'll be bringing in BC3 for a TIAS 2018.

This morning I woke to find Lyn's lady in my inbox and she says:
93.  "Hi Jane, 
Better late than never! And she's not 100%. 
I got a bit sidetracked as Ian's dad passed away suddenly and we have been busy arranging a funeral ect. 
Anyway thanks again for the TIAS 
Lyn, Busselton WA"
So sorry to hear the sad news, Lyn.  Hope things improve for you from now on.

Next in today is Phyllis who says:
94. "Sorry for the delay. Got side tracked but her she is. 
My little gal seems to be going down a ramp. She just has to be different! Thread is size 20 hand dyed by me. Look forward to next year. 
Phyllis in Georgia USA"
Oooooh, I love your HDT. You kindly gave me a skein once. It's lovely.

Gea has also sent in her final lady. She says:
"95. Finally I finished the lady today. 
It was busy last week with work outside the country and I had to do a lot of stuff..and all the time I was thinking: what would the TIAS be..the butterfly? No could not be...but only at the end I realised it was the lady with the skirt. 
Thank you so much for this years TIAS.. 
Greetings Gea"

Finally today I have Catherine's days 10 and 11.
96 "Bonjour Jane,
Et voici enfin mes jours 10 et 11 !
Merci pour ce tias que j'ai pris plaisir à faire comme l'an dernier.

Hello Jane,
And finally here are my 10 and 11 days!
Thank you for this tias I delight to do like last year.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

90 and MORE

I'm so double chuffed this morning to find several new ladies in my inbox. It looks as if we're seriously going to beat last year's total of 94 or maybe 95 rabbits. Thanks folks. So, first in today is from Lelia who says.

90. " Dear Jane: 
These are my two .... 
Thanks for hosting the game!! 
Fibers used: 
Lizbeth Size 20 
Col. 161 (Sea Island Citrus ) 
Lizbeth Size 20 
Col. 403 (Winter Ice) Twirlz 
Always, Carol (USA), 
blogging as Lelia at Stitches of Life II 

Next in this morning is from Denise B who says:
91. "This is my lady. I haven't blocked her yet. I enjoyed this one. I'm going to make more in different colors and sizes and holding different things. She took me less than an hour to tat. There are many things I can do with her. I will send photos of her. Well she's off to adventure land to discover the world. Thank you.
Lol, Denise Brant"

92. "I finally finished! And I think it's another winner. I always look forward to this in January. Thank you."

Friday, 17 February 2017

Friday - another.

Just in this evening is another crinoline lady from Diane. She says:

89. "She's adorable, Jane! Thank you for another fun TIAS. Now that I'm on a roll with split rings, I think I'd better keep going. Thanks for the challenge and the introduction to new techniques. 
Diane Cademartori"

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

15th February - another!

Well it's almost time for our evening meal here in a very wet part of England!!! I've just received Carine's finished lady and she says:

86. "Hi Jane, this is my final work. 
Thanks for this Tias , it was a real pleasure so as each time ! 
Have a nice day"

87. Now it's time for Julie (she translated the whole TIAS into French for me) to send her finished lady and she says:
"And here is my Crinoline Lady ! Such a lovely pattern <3 div="" nbsp="">
Thank you Jane for letting me be part of the adventure again."

88. Next to arrive is Anne-Marie who says:
"‌Hello Jane, 
Sorry to have not communicated to you for this funny TIAS.I began, but a husband' s health problem (not serious but temporarily handicaping ) kept me distant of computer.And above all, I had no time for composing my small message to you with assistance of my favourite book, THE English -French dictionary. But my shuttles worked in spite of this contretemps.So I took photographies and I take the liberty of sending them to day. I made an error and put a ring at the bottom of dress,then I begin again when I noticed the mistake.So the first pictures aren't of same colours than beautiful dress's princess...... 
I wish I'll find again TIAS 2018 and address to you all my congratulations for all your creations! 
Regards....Read you soon. 
Anne-Marie Naudin (France)"
I hope everything is now well with your husband, Anne-Marie. Thank you for joining in.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Slowly coming in

Another finished TIAS has arrived this morning and I'm wondering if we're going to beat last year's offerings and maybe even reach 100!

83. Here's Cheryl's finished lady:
"ok all done. I used white because I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to make it without making mistakes. And sure enough I had three starts before I got it right. 
So, she looks like a bride. So I gave her a bouquet. 
I think she’s cute. 
Thank you Jane."

84. This next finished lady with such a pretty picture comes from Virginie and she says:
"Hi Jane, 
Sorry to be late. 
This is my final day. 
Cinderella : "Sorry, princess, but this hand-kissing is for me !!!" 
It was a pleasure to follow all the steps of your tias 2017, Jane. 
Thank you for your great organization and your kindness. 
Best regards. 
Virginie - France - La Rochelle"

85. I've just had a new arrival - Marthanne who says:
"Hello Jane 
This is Marthanne, The Berkshire Tatter from Massachusetts in the USA. This sweet lady is made from Lizbeth-20, #170-Pineapple Parfait. I didn't have the proper size bead for her eye, but it is blue. Thank you so much for the making of these TIAS'. I learned two new techniques with this pattern, zigzag chain and alligator join. The first TIAS that I have completed in proper time and passed on to you. 
Have a great day."
Thank you for sending the picture in and congratulations for finishing it so soon too!!!  Hope to see you next year.