Here's the final link for the scissors and a few of the pairs I made while designing them and checking the pattern!!
Wendy is the first in my morning inbox with her day 12. She says:-
"Erm I think they are scissors
Sue is next in with her two day 12's and the following comment.
"Here is Day 12. I don't think this is too hard, but I wonder if some of the drop offs are just background followers. Hopefully they will cut in with their caught up project soon. Thanks again for this
Jenn is the next person in my inbox with her days 11 and 12. She says:-
Here are my Days 11 and 12. Hope you're having a lovely weekend. Happy tatting.
LoveMeKnot - Jenn"
Next in is Starlene with her days 10 and 11. Thanks, Starlene.
Fiona has sent in the following message along with her day 12. She says:-
Here is my day 12, these are very cute- I might have to make a craft tote for them to adorn! As to your question for how to improve this "experience" next year, I'm not going to be very helpful... I love it the way it is! I enjoy being able to email, and the email you always write back too. This year I had work and lost track of the days. Perhaps the only thing would be to randomise when it comes out during the day- then people in other time zones may get a chance to be first... I feel a bit like being in Australia we get an easier start, as it is always released in our evenings when I have time to tat.
Thanks Jane, happy tatting
Fiona T (onemadtatter.wordpress.com)"
Good idea, Fiona.
Next in is Claire who's been very busy catching up. I'll let her tell you why!!!"Hello Jane and fellow tatters,
My baby (3.5 months old) has kept me busy lately and I fell behind for the TIAS... Here are my days 9 to 11, and the corresponding blog post.
After day 8, I thought that the TIAS was going to be a space shuttle, like the one in Tintin.
But day 9 crushed down that guess.
On day 10, it was looking like a lobster.
But day 11 started to reveal a pair of scissors instead.
The TIAS end is near, and Jane got me confused for a long time! Thanks for the game. :)
Final one before breakfast and out for the morning. This is from Frances who says:-
Well this is the surprise of the TIAS. Just when I thought I knew who was likely to be first in with the final day I've been proved wrong!!! It was Fiona!!! She says:-
2. "Hi Jane,
Thanks so much, this has been fun!
Fiona T - Australia
But they don't know
What fun we've had!"
4. "Snip, snip,
Today our task is done.
Our thanks to Jane
For so much fun.
Jane in South Africa."
So this is the last installment of this year's TIAS. Will definitely be looking forward to next year, with all the fun & mystery factor !
One small word of advice in answer to your question yesterday : Scissors Cut , hence the participants seem to have become sparse. Now, if you had chosen Rabbits, they would've Thronged & Multiplied every single day ;-P (tongue firmly in cheek!)
Thank you, Jane, for all your efforts ; & thanks to all participants for making it even more fun each day ....
Hugs to all & Happy Tatting :-)
muskaan from New Delhi, India
Tatting with Anchor Mercer Cotton size 20. Pink with white : 4054-1210
www.tipsaroundthehome.blogspot.in( muskaan's T*I*P*S )"
Interesting observation about rabbits. I must think hard about next year and rabbits!!!!
Here it's my TIAS last day, from my TIAS's BOx. Thanks for this wonderfull game and thank for your patience and time. I have fun during those days when I have waiting for your instructions.
Send you my regards from a sunny south of Sweden with 8 wonderfull degrees Celsius.
I thinks this game is the best on the web over the world :)
Next in is my little sister all the way from the south of England. She says:-
Okay so I started the pick pair of scissors before the game started!
If anybody has missed the previous series of the Great British Sewing Bee then I back Sally on suggesting it as a 'must watch' programme.
8 "Morning Miss. Here are my snips... Made in Lizbeth Royal Wave! The will be stitched to my bag... (The one I carry when on holiday for mending!!) looking forward to next year now!!! Lol
Marie - Rue de la Laine
Now we have Sonja who has sent in her finished scissors. Her comment follows:-
10 "Hello Jane
Here is my final sissors. I live in the Netherlands, in a village in the middle of a lot of fields with bulbs, so a lot of flowers in the spring. I’m member of the dutch tatting association, on this moment busy with the big doily of Jan Stavasz, Moje Robotki. I work with 80 Lizbet and it will be about 55 cm, when it is finished.
Sonja from Holland"
WOW, what a lovely place to live and what a huge task with the doily too.
Shelly is the first in today from America. She says:-
I've been collecting them for years.
Hair, nail and paper ones,
Embroidery and kitchen ones,
Pinking and card making ones,
And now I have ....
Best yet, Jane! Thank you for another great game.
From Margaret in Norfolk, England."
Adrian is next into my inbox with his days 11, 12 and finally, 13. He says:-
Adrian is here in the UK. Thanks for taking part. Look forward to seeing you next year too.
Betsy is next in my inbox with her pair of scissors.
14. "My finished piece. There are a few mistakes but I don't care. I started needle tatting December 2, 2014 and received my first shuttle for Christmas. This TIAS has helped me learn so much thank you.
Kathy has just arrived in my inbox with her final scissors. Her comment follows along with her picture:-
Here is my finished scissor. My scissor obviously has a large belly, somewhat like me :>)
Thank you again for sharing your many talents by creating such wonderful and interesting designs and for giving us a diversion to the gloomy winter days with your TIAS.
What a collection of scissors have arrived next from Elizabeth. Here's her comment too:-
16. "Help. I can't find my new scissors.
Judy has just arrived with her finished scissors and here they are along with her comment:-
Another year of TIAS passed by..sigh.
I think sickness and schedules probably were the main reasons you lost so many. I think they will trickle in the rest of the year.
These will always be my bunny scissors.
Judy, America "
18. "Dear Jane,
Here are my two tatted pairs of scissors. The mini vintage china-style scissors is by far my favourite which I often use to snip off ends - its one and only function!!!✌ Thanks for the wonderful tat along once again, looking forward to the next TIAS 2016!
Seems as if I foxed Fox who says:-
Fox : )"
Jenn has just arrived with her finished scissors too. She says:-
20. "Thanks for all the fun Jane.
The scissors are really cute and I was excited to learn new tatting techniques. I've added split ring, lock chain and lock join to my repertoire.
LoveMeKnot - Jenn
Next I have a new arrival to this year's TIAS who has been quietly tatting away in her part of Tat Land. Brenda says:-
Thank you for the TIAS.This is my first time to write and I am attaching a photo of my finished scissors. I have eagerly checked the blog daily for your instructions and the contributions from the other tatters. Great fun and a fabulous way to connect tatters around the world.
Brenda in Ontario, Canada"
Next to arrive is my dear friend Marie who has some lovely pictures to share. Here's her comment first, though.
I am also enclosing a picture of one of our 10 (soon to be 11) grandchildren wearing the tatted booties and knitted rompers his Mema made. :) his name is Presley after non other than Elvis himself!
My new tatting scissors are inspiring. Thanks for TIAS 2015, for the pattern and for sharing photos, comments, drawings, etc.
Day 13 finished ON Day 13!!! : )