Back from my Friday shopping trip and I'm SO relieved to find these two Day 1's in my inbox!!!
First in is from Jane who says:-
"Hi Jane, I loaded my shuttles with Jess’s tat-ilicious thread this morning and waited with bated breath for the first installment! So here it is. Happy tats, Jane"
Next in is from Fiona - Hi, Fiona!!! She says:-
"Here is my day one complete. Random guess. Perhaps its a boat?
Next in is from Geraldine who says this:-
"Well of we go again. Is it animal, vegetable or mineral ? Only brain cell3# know's. Here is my first day, I'm using Turquoise Twist 20 Lizbeth thread. A cocktail stick is being used at a picot gauge. Can't wait for day two.
I've been looking forward to this for MONTHS!
sharon (North Carolina, USA)"
My day1 progress is attached.
Nima" Thank you, Nima and welcome aboard!!
Next into my inbox is from Stephanie who has this to say:-
"What fun! I've been looking forward to the TIAS for months. Sorry, no guesses from me yet. I was THINKING of guessing 'a black cat with its eyes closed on a very dark night with his fur reflecting the Aurora Borealis,' but I can't imagine leaving a cat outside on a cold night, so he'd have to be INDOORS near a window with all the lights off, and that's just getting a bit *too* outrageous, even for one of my deliberately crazy guesses. :-D"
Now I've got Fox's day 1 and she says this:-
"Late to the party… as usual! I was not going to participate this year, but had a stern talking to myself as I am too much of an old “Bah, Humbug!”
So, fickly, I am sending the first tat - no guesses!"
"Ok I finished part one, size 20 peacock blues. And since its so early in the TIAS and with the blues I am calling it a waterfall lol"
Love your suggestion, Nikki but I'm not saying anything to give the game away!!!
Now I have this to show you from Caroline and she says this:-
"I did the last two and really enjoyed them so was really looking forward to this year. I chose spring colors as it is winter dreary here and to get colder this weekend. Hope your design is springy. Caroline Hill"!!!"
Well, Caroline, it's gone really cold here this evening - I'm looking forward to getting to bed now!!!
This is my first TIAS. My guess is that it is going to be .... fun.
"Here's my day 1. I've no idea what you've created for us... but, since I'm tatting with Rainbow Taffy, I'm guessing this is the edge of the roof on a candy house (of course, this is a magical house that may morph into something quite different as the days go by...)
"Here is my picture of Day 1 ... I did two!!! I thought I would do two as it's my second year. The ceramic shuttle was a Christmas gift from my daughter (purchased from 'Lady Shuttlemaker') and the thread is Lizbeth 20 shade 132. The other piece is made from an old Coats chain mercer crochet 20s thread in rainbow colours. I think this could be a train .. there I made a guess!!!! Looking forward to the next installment and very appreciative of your efforts. Just love the fact that I don't know what the heck I'm making. :):)
"Here is my day one. It is worked in Lizbeth 20 but I don't know the shade as it was a sample. I am using my new Aerlit shuttle which I got at Christmas.I am rather late sending this as I have been to Nuneaton with my sister to see the Lace98 group exhibition. It was very inspiring and good to see some tatting among the bobbin lace.