Saturday, 30 April 2022

Saturday 30th April

I'm delighted to announce the arrival of Dawn's dragon with her comment which is

92.        "I had so much fun making Doris. I decided that Fall would be the perfect time for dragons to hide among the Autumn foliage."


Thursday, 21 April 2022

April 21st

Almost the end of another week and it seems to me that I’ll need to start thinking of another TIAS idea pretty darn soon as this is Kathy’s and it’s number 90. This is what she says

90. ”I enjoyed this one enough to do it twice! Granddaughter Adelle chose the other. Thanks for the fun!

You’re very welcome, Kathy.

Saturday, 16 April 2022

April 16th

What a lovely surprise this sunny Spring day. Another dragon has arrived. 

This is from Maria who says.


“Jane, send you muy big eye Dragon.
Hope you hace a wonderful Easter Day.
Regards from Guatemala.”

Thank you so much, Maria.  Hope you’re having a good weekend.

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

April 13th

Well it may have taken time for Madhur's TIAS to arrive but WHAT an adventure her gang of dragons has had!!! This is her comment

88. So here are my TIAS 2022, finally done.
Now I have something interesting to share.
You will know there was so much delay in completing day 12 and 13 by me.
You see I was on a fortnight travel trip with family in the second week of Feb, staying at various hotels at different destinations during that period. Usually I carry my tatting pouch on travel trips, just in case I get time in between sightseeing etc. On 4th day I realized that the tatting pouch wasn't in my luggage. I was devastated. The "dragons " were on wings!!!! But just wasn't too sure if I had brought it this time or not.
Just because didn't want to spoil my vacation, I put the thought of losing the pouch at the back of my mind, believing that this time I might have left it back home.
It was upon return when I couldn't find the pouch at home either, that resulted in a series of frantic phone calls to all the various 8-10 hotels where we had parked ourselves.
And you can't believe my happiness when the hotel staff of one of the hotels ( where we had stayed on day 2) informed me that they had found the pouch and had deposited the same with the " list and found" desk.
They were courteous enough to have it sent. It took about another fortnight for the courier to reach me making its way from the snow clad remote village to the cities and finally to my address.
I thus completed the project and here they are safe, back at home.
I thoroughly enjoyed tatting these Jane.
Hugs from India.

Thanks, Madhur and I'm so happy they arrived home safely after their 'Tour de India'.

Friday, 11 March 2022

Friday 11th March

What a lovely surprise to get another dragon and not long before heading for bed too. This is from Betty via Mary Ann who has sent it on.  This is what she says

85.    “Hi Jane. It's Mary Ann from Michigan, tatting in Yuma for the winter. I received this picture from Betty, in Missouri. She finished the TIAS and I wanted you to see her work and add her into your total submissions for this year. We all really enjoyed the exercise! Betty said she learned lock chains and brushed up on SCMR. It's finally warming up here in Yuma. 😎 Mary Ann”

Glad it’s warming up for you - wish it would over here!!!  Thanks for sending Betty’s dragon in.

Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Wednesday 9th March

A lovely sunny day both outside and now inside with the arrival of Teresa's dragon.
She says

84. "Jane,
Pinkie finally decided to vine out of hiding … well she was in the bottom of a Tamie bag … to get her crowning glory.
Your TIAS’s are always so much fun to do! At any rate, she’ll join Gumball in my tatted menagerie."

Tuesday, 8 March 2022

Tuesday 8th March

The sun is shining - a rare event lately and another dragon has arrived.

This one is from Maureen who says

82. "Doris finally made it! No excuses really, she lives firmly by the precept to never explain anything, even her tardiness.
I thought that I wouldn’t love another TIAS as much as I loved our Fox last year, but then Doris came along and she’s gorgeous! She kept me guessing until the second last day, I thought she was going to be a dachshund.
Thank you so much for all the work you do to bring pleasure to so many of us at the start of every year-
Maureen Lawrence
Brisbane. Australia
Lizbeth 20 #688"

83. Another arrival today which I'm really pleased about. This is from Karen who says

Thank you for your patience. Doris (the dragon formerly known as Durante) is ready for her debut!
I snapped her photo as she glided down for a landing on my tatting chair.
I have SO ENJOYED tatting this dragon! Merci Mille Fois for sharing the brilliance of your pattern with us."

Thank you, Karen - a lovely soft landing for her on your chair!!!!