"I have never done the TAIS before. I can't even tell you how I stumbled across it this time, but I am REALLY glad I did. I found the blog around day 7 and I have been working on it since. I have truely enjoyed watching all of the pictures progress and reading everyone's comments. This has truely brightened my outlook for this month. I am including a copy of my "Norman" who is running a muck in the wheat fields of Kansas. (USA)"
Just back from doing 'essential chores' etc. This is the next one in from Wendy in SINGAPORE. She says:-
"You are a tease. Here is my completed rooster. Notice the large thighs. He is Norman from an urban farm in Singapore. Thank you so much for doing this TIAS. I definitely learnt from this exercise. I love how you designed the legs. Did you know we eat chicken legs here. Thank you for the pattern for Norman's family. I want to tat that soon and post the whole family."
Now we're back in THE NETHERLANDS with Janny's rooster. She says:-
"From Ede, the Netherlands is this my Norman. I've really enjoyed this TIAS. Thanks a lot for the nice pattern. And Riet: thank you very much for translation!!
WOW, we now have our next rooster from OMAN. Thank you, Nima. I would like to suggest that you DO read Nima's blog. I found it most interesting to read her 'journey with Norman'. It's a good guide to me for the next TIAS too. Here's Nima's comment with her blog link:-
"I have completed the TIAS rooster and attaching an image herewith. I know it is not really a perfect finish to show the "teacher". I have blogged about the TIAS journey, please look into my blog - Made to treasure Thank you so much for the TIAS.."
Next in is Anita from AMERICA. Her rooster isn't called Norman!!! Here's what she says:-
"Meet Rocky, the Rooster! He has finally arrived in Yuma, strutting his Fiesta colors. He's a cousin to Norman, and he's excited to hear that there may be a new pullet coming to town, Stonie! He dreams that perhaps they'll get together and produce little 'Rockettes'! Seriously, thanks for the fun project! It's been an adventure for a new tatter, and good practice at following a pattern. I've also been making your 'very small butterfly' in various variegated colors to glue to ribbon for bookmarks... love the pattern. We don't really have to wait until next January for another TIAS, do we????"
Now I present Rayanna from AMERICA's rooster. This is what she has to say:-
" I am so pleased with myself on my first TIAS. Here is my "humpback norman rooster". He must have injured himself after chasing the Hen. Thanks again."
Next I have a complaining email from Margaret in ENGLAND. Well, not from her but from her rooster!!!! This is what she says:-
"Well here comes "Naughty Norman" from Norfolk! Why do I call him naughty? Because he didn't give me a minutes peace until I said I'd give him two legs. Whinge, whinge, whinge. How do you expect me to eat properly? How can I get all the way to Jane's place? How do ...... and so it went on till I was tearing my hair out. In the end I had to give in to him and told him it would serve him right if he wasn't allowed on the blog. Sorry about all this."
"This is obviously Norman, of course."
Another of Riet's friends called Ankie from THE NETHERLANDS has sent her rooster in to join the farmyard!!! This is the message that came with it through Riet:-
"Hi Jane another rooster that want to be with all the others