Next in is Karen from ENGLAND who says this:-
"Hi Jane here is Norman finished at last, he has just asked if he can go and play with geraldines 'norman' as we live just round the corner from each other but had to say no as he's going to be baby sitting the children as the wife has gone off to find another tias :-) many thanks for all the fun and what a great way to start the year."
Next in is from Unarae in AMERICA. She says:-
Now Norman is a noisy bird and he needs some one, or thing to keep him busy!! I dont see how any hen could resist him he is so colorful.. And forthwith ta da NORMAN!!!
Now we have Jessica's contribution - she's in AMERICA and says:-
"first of all, thank you for the first TIAS of 2010! it was so much fun! i can't wait to see all the normans that come in and what glorious colors they'll be wearing!!! i love the whole norman family that you made and i have to tell you that you are a genius pattern writer/tatter!! it really does amaze me! and to think how much tatting patterns have changed in the last century! all these modern techniques that allow us to make such inventive shapes and designs!!
i digress. i chose my colors because they were the only three i had in my very small stash that all went together, but to my surprise, my colors were quite appropriate for the pattern!!! this rooster and owner hail from the hill country of Texas, USA. so, finally, here's my norman, hot off the shuttles *meaning he hasn't been blocked and still has the end threads hanging off his back :D*"
Now we have Bernice who says:-
"Well here he is. This is the biggest project I have tried since starting tatting in November I think. Anita, Yuma Tatter has helped me. I know I made a lot of mistakes....some because I am using a needle. Anyway.....it has been fun and I have learned a lot. Thanks Jane. Bernice, full time RVer in Yuma, Arizona, USA"