Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Run rabbit, run rabbit!

Well they're running in this morning!!!

Top of the post today is from SueH who says.
29.  "Hey Jane.... 
Well here’s my “Blue Peter” with is breakfast and I love him… 
I’ve been very impressed by your warped mind with this one Jane! LOL 
It’s been fun but quite a challenge at times… From one of the eye beads flying & having to sweep up to find it! And you know how I hate the “H” word!!! I also messed up his right hand by making the picots a bit long so had to join the carrot around the ring (‘cause I didn’t want to retro tat) 
Thread was vintage Coats Chain #20 thread shades unknown, except for the teeth which is a bit of white “Rats Tail” cord (felt he needed a grand set of chompers) 
He will go on the Jacket I’m decorating… 
Thank you for your time, ingenuity & sharing your precious talent. 
It’s been fun - you did a grand job 
Thank you 
SueH, London UK"

Caroline is next with her day 12 and this is what she has to say.
"Well, I'm late. Took the stitches out several times trying to get them right. Finally decided I had tried enough times. Even broke the thread on one of them. 
When I have time I am going to do one with out stopping and see if I can get the turns and SLTs right. Now on to day 13. 
See you soon, Caroline.

Frances is next with her finished rabbit and the following comment too. She say.
30. "Hi Jane 
Here is my Day 14 rabbit. I had to do some brain surgery on him to correct a bulge in his head and I regret not doing your blipless joins where the carrot joins his paw. However it has been a challenge with visual orientation which my brain does not find easy. 
Thank you very much for designing the rabbit for us all to enjoy. It must have taken you a lot of time. 
Frances UK, 
Lizbeth Yellow Light (615), #10."
It does take time, Frances but it keeps BC3 out of mischief!!!!

Next to arrive is from Melanie who I think maybe volunteering to run a TIAS of her own. You're welcome to use this blog to run it from, Melanie. 
31. "Hi, Jane, 
Well, here's Eco-Bunny in all his glory! 
As soon as his mouth was fully functional, he got hungry (he obviously takes after his mommy); I had no choice but to create a carrot for him Sunday night, not realizing that one was coming on the final TIAS day! Gumming it, however, only made him hungrier by getting his digestive juices flowing, so he was delighted to learn Monday that he would soon cut teeth. Then Tuesday I once again went rogue by designing his teeth myself. 
Speaking of Eco-Bunny's taking after me, since he sat for his Day 12 portrait he's gotten his prosthetic whiskers styled and trimmed more than once and has had his permanent make-up freshened. We do like to look our best! My prosthetic devices, however are not whiskers. 
I live in the U.S.A. Specifically I'm in La Mirada, which is in southern California. The bunny thread (I used size 80 for the prosthetic whiskers and the carrot) is Coats Opera in size 20; there is only a weight and length, but no color name or number."
Ummmmm, if they're not whiskers then my mind boggles as they appear to be coming from the middle of his nose!!!!!  You are SO funny, Melanie.  Thanks for the giggle.

Caroline has been busy while I've been sleeping. Here she is back again with her day 13. She says.
"This section went a lot better for me. I am sure you are enjoying a good sleep. 

Now I have Bernice with her final rabbit. Love him, Bernice.
32. "Hi Jane, 
Here is a twisted head bunny from CANADA. This is a Coats Opera thread Parasol Pink Color 586 Size 20. 
Calgary, Ab, Canada"
Twisted or not he's still a handsome chap.

Micheline has just arrived - just before I'm due to go out for the morning!!! She says.
33.  "Hello Jane, 
Here Firmin and Jasmine, I finished the challenge and I am very proud. 
I thank the girls who have given me advice and thank you also to you Jane. 
Have a good day"

Finally as I really have to go out for the morning, I have Maglina who says.
34. "Bonjour Jane 
Voici mon lapin fini. 
Merci beaucoup pour cette aventure. J'ai beaucoup aimer frivolé avec les copines. 
Je pense faire les Tias des année passé. 

Hello Jane. 
My rabbit is finished. 
Thank you very much for this adventure. I really love frivolous with the girls. 
I think doing Tias the past year. 

Sophie is the next person to arrive. This is what she says.
35. "Hello Jane ,
I forgot to send you my photos most of the time but here is the last one. 
My rabbit is green with yellow eyes due to a scientist experiment and he's now radioactiv ! :-)
Thank you for this TIAS, it was a lot of fun !
Good to see you at the end, Sophie. It doesn't matter whether people send in pictures or not. The main thing is to enjoy it.

Sonja has just arrived with her rabbit and this comment. 
36. "Hello Jane 
Snik, snik, the tias is over. I loved it very much and thank you for all the work you did for us. I hope next year again. I will be there! 
Sonja from Holland 
Happy tatting the rest of the year. 

The next arrival is Anne-Marie who says.
37. "Hello Jane, 
What sadness to leave you this week, but your extraordinary blog is here for enjoying us! 
My rabbits named Chouqui and Chouquette are happy to return to your collection ! 
Be carteful ! Rabbits are very prolific ! And soon you'll are taking the lead of many many animals !!! 
Regards and thanks for the whole work you have done for us, and pleasure also Anne-Marie (France) 
Ah! My thread are : green Altin Basak,a turkish cotton 50 =20 to 30 here 
Second is Oren Bayan idem , but it seems thiner."
Oh, Anne-Marie - if the rabbits become too many I'll send them to SueD (Pigmini) to make a rabbit pie!!!!

Wendy is next to arrive and she says.
38. "Hello Jane, 
Here he is, all finished. I still think he is a hare . 
I have so enjoyed tatting him, you really had us all fooled this time. Well done. You clever old thing!"

Next to arrive is Melanie. She says.
39. "Hi Jane- 
I'm embarrassed at my track record this year with TIAS. I just couldn't seem to get it together. The latest? I clipped the picot with the bead when I was trimming the whiskers! 
So, after a walk on the beach, I tatted up another. 
Since by bead and thread stash is still behind the dust barrier sealed in the cupboard, I used what I had available (pink thread and small beads). Alas, no orange or green thread though. My bunny will just have to be grumbly for food. 
Thanks again for the game, 
Melanie in California 
PS If you saw clips of the town surrounding the Superbowl last Sunday, you saw where I used to live. If you see clips of the Pro-Am golf in Pebble Beach, that's where I live now."
Sorry, Melanie - I don't even know whether Superbowl is football, baseball or soccer!!!!  We don't have it over here - I don't think!!!


Pigmini said...

Hi Jane. Thoroughly enjoyed this years TIAS!! I do love the 'break' from the dreary days of winter when spring seems an age away and the nights and days are dark and cold and dreary. This year however has been even more fun than usual, reading the posts that people have shared along with their photos. Do tell me... What does Melanie think her 'Prosthetic Non Whiskers' are if they're not whiskers?? If they're not then are they a rabbit version of a small childs 'runny nose'?? Here in Yorkshire in the UK, it would be definitely a 'snotty nosed rabbit' and I'm still laughing about it!!

Keep up the good work!! Laughter is the best medicine and even better when served up with a little tatting time!!! LOL

Jane Eborall said...

OMG, Pigmini, I've been laughing about the runny nosed rabbit all day!!!!