Day 16 will be out on Monday or Tuesday. When the last part is published I will be asking you to send in where you live so we can all see where the @%&*$*(@!*^s are coming from!!! I will number each one as it comes in too so we can all keep a tally of how many have taken part this year. Last year the total was 127. I wonder if it'll be more or less this year. Whatever happens - I'm hoping to host another 'event' next year too.
"Only one day to go? I am so glad you said you plan to do another TIAS next year. I am still enjoying my new habit of tatting for at least a few minutes every day.
"I'm torn in two pieces - on the one hand, I don't want it to end, this is too much fun. On the other hand, I want to see how many people made a Whatzis and what colors they are and where they're from....and I want to see for sure what the completed Whatzis will look like.
"Well, this has been a long Day 15. I missed the Ch 6 so had to get my frog out and get him started ribbiting. He had quite a time as he had to undo 3 Split rings. Then it seemed like I kept messing the second side of the split ring attachment up and he had to take care of several of them also. I have let him go back to his lily pad to rest and hope he does not have to do much work on Day 16. It sure looks like a sail boat but I cannot believe you would have it be so obvious. We will see with Day 16. Thanks for all of the fun. Sorry to have it end but will look forward to next year. Caroline."
Judy has now arrived and she says:-
"Still think the little guy on the right is a little bird."
Next to arrive is Suzanne who says:-
"I do love the word 'penultimate'! Worth extending deadlines; just to get to use it. It is very sad that all the fun is drawing to an end. I don't recall anything about slugs with camping gear in the Bible but, since I am quite determined not to follow the general consensus, I pronounce it an English garden slug who is sick and tired of all the rain you have had, and has taken to traveling with a tent. The filly, now 12 days old, seems to think so too. The only remaining question is whether he hangs a wee Coleman lantern at the top of his tent pole to light the way (which could give it a more biblical twist - but that is really stretching). Clue 16 will reveal all."
Martha has had a very busy few days and has now sent in her last three days all together. Here's her comment:-