Wednesday 21 December 2016

Almost a Christmas rabbit!!!!

Well this one nearly came at Christmas and I'm so pleased to see him!!! Doesn't look as if this year's TIAS will make the one hundred mark but tat's life!!!

Geraldine sent this little darling with the following comment. 

93. "Got there at last, finish him today. He's feeding his carrot to Rudolf. I've made 56 Rudolf's this year for friends and family. Merry Christmas."
Thank you, Geraldine.

Tuesday 27 September 2016

A new arrival!

Just as I'm sitting here trying to decide what 2017's TIAS is going to be another member of the 2016 'clan' drops in!!

This is from Shirley who says.

92. "Hi Jane, 
The bunny and I have been munching on mutant carrots, hence the "design innovations" in my TIAS for 2016. 
Thanks a bunch! 
Shirley McKee 
Beavercreek, Ohio"

He looks like a perfect rabbit, Shirley and he's helping me get to my goal of 100 too!

Thursday 1 September 2016

Number 91

Today I have another rabbit. This one has been sent in by Kathleen who says:-

91.  "Hi Jane, 
Thanks for the TIAS fun; I finished this a long time ago but just got around to sending the photo. My bad. I'm eager to see what you come up with for the next one!
Thank you for sharing your gifts with us.
Minnesota USA"

Thursday 23 June 2016

June 23rd

Well a whole month later and another new rabbit has arrived. This one is from Stephanie and is a lovely red rabbit!!! She says:-

90 "This poor little guy had a hard time getting across that great big pond. He seems quite pleased with his carrot. 
Have a terrific week. Sorry it took me so long to get this sent to you. He just posed for his photograph today. 
Big hug! 

Monday 23 May 2016

May 23rd

Another rabbit has arrived.  THANK YOU.   Oh, plus a pair of scissors from 2015 too.  Here they are from Claire in Washington State.

89.  "Sorry it has taken me so long to scan last year's and this year's TIAS completed projects.  It is always fun to do them.  I'm just not fast with the scanning part.  I can't remember which way you prefer to receive the scans, so one is a PDF and the other is a JPEG.  The pictures are the same, whichever you prefer to open.

Had I known we were making a rabbit this year, I would not have used Lizabeth size 20 orange thread.  I don't know what I did wrong, but each time I tried to do his carrot, I always got it going the wrong direction from the way your pattern has it.  

I live in Washington state.

Thank you, Claire.  Lovely to see them all and jpeg is the right format too.  Blogger won't 'take' pdf's!!!!

Monday 14 March 2016

March 14th

Yes, halfway through March and the rabbits are still 'marching' in!!! This time it's Carol who has sent hers. She says.

88. "It is done!! Still don't know if I got that ear right or not but. I ploughed through though and got to the end. Had no orange for the carrot so he's playing with Easter eggs. Thank you Jane for the highs and lows, such a learning experience challenging the mind and hands!"
Well he looks VERY handsome to me, Carol, and let's all remember that not all real rabbits have perfect ears!!!

Now I have 80 PLUS!!!

First of all today I have Julie's (my lovely French translator) rabbit with her comment which is.

80. "Hello Jane ! 
I am soooo terribly late ! I have been very busy with my work and didn't find time to write my last article for the TIAS. 
Shame on me, I think that I didn't send you my final picture... I join it here. 
Just want to thank you another time. It's been a great honour and pleasure to work with you."
Well it was a pleasure and very easy to work with you too, Julie.

The following rabbits on this post are taken from Julie's blog post as I'm pretty sure they've not been uploaded to the TIAS blog before.  If I've doubled up then I'm sure somebody will let poor old BC3 know!!!!

Next is Blanche's final day.  I love her cheerful rabbits.

Carole's rabbit is next.

Cordelia's rabbit is the next one I've found.

Next is Francoise's rabbit.

Followed by Francoise P's rabbit too!

Celine's rabbit is next.

Isabelle is next with her rabbit.

Friday 4 March 2016

Very nearly 80!!!

Today I have two new rabbits to show you. 

The first is from Lori who says.
78. "Hi Jane!! 
Well I finished the rabbit and carrot! Even if I put the carrot on backwards. Hahaha 
My cat likes to eat/play with my tatting. 
So it is a bit damaged but I am ok with it. 
Thanks for the fun! 

Now I have two rabbits from Catherine! She says.
79. "Bonjour Jane, 
Et voilà Praline la lapine , et Pralin le lapin. Très contente d'avoir pu apprendre plein de choses avec ce tias merci et merci de l'avoir fait traduire en français. Ce serait bien qu'il y ait une traduction aussi pour les précédents."

Hello Jane,
And now the rabbit Praline, Praline and rabbits. Very glad I could learn a lot with this tias thank you and thank you for having it translated into French. It would be although there is also a translation to the previous ones.

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Nearly 80

Almost 80 rabbits and some good news with Christine's rabbit too.

77. "Here is my completed TIAS 2016. Thanks for the fun project! 
Threads I used: 
Rabbit - Lizbeth #20-603, Ecru 
Teeth - Lizbeth #20-601, White 
Carrots - 3 strands variegated embroidery floss (yellow to orange) with one strand Sulky #40 Rayon, #1065 (orange) 
Carrot tops - 2 strands light green embroidery floss with one strand of floss, #91-A, Isle Green 
I was inspired by the picture of Brenda's flower basket on Day 11 to make a basket of carrots for my rabbit. 
This way he won't go hungry! 
Basket thread - 2 strands DMC embroidery floss #420 (med. brown) with one strand tan floss 
I hope to take part in next year's TIAS. I know it will be another fun bit of tatting. :) 
By the way, I have started a blog, partly due to your encouragement. My husband says that I don't have time for a blog, but there it is anyway. 
-Christine in Alabama 

Sunday 28 February 2016

Number 76, I think!!!!

Now Marla has been taking a few liberties with the rabbit pattern but isn't it a hoot?

76. "Yeah!!!! He's finally done and very happy about it! Now he can have that carrot treat he's been waiting for. 🙃 
Thanks so much for the fun game again this year! Though some of us are slow (darn life just gets in the way when you least expect it!).... we really do enjoy the fun challenge! I'm looking forward to the next time! 
Marla & Bunny, in Boise, Idaho, USA"
This is the first time I've seen a rabbit with wings!!! We've all heard of pigs flying but now here's the first ever rabbit. Thanks for the giggle, Marla.

Thursday 25 February 2016

The 75th Rabbit!

Yes, that's right - the 75th rabbit has arrived from Coretta. She says.

75. "My what a delay, :) but here is my finished rabbit. 
I undid day 11 to change out the eye beads for slightly smaller ones. 
I finished tatting it in the park on a warm sunny day before picking up my son. 
It's taken ridiculously long to send the picture. 
Thank you so much for all you put into this. I always look forward to it. 
This was tatted in Lizbeth 20 Charcoal Med 607, the carrot was Ören Bayan koton Pearle size 8 and Lizbeth size 20 Leaf Green Med 684 
And this bunny hops in from Central Florida, USA."
Well that's a little different weather wise to here in the UK!!! Thanks for your rabbit, Coretta.

Tuesday 23 February 2016

Tuesday's rabbit!

Today I have Mary's rabbit which arrived during the night! She says.

74. "Jane, 
Finally finished! Several errors, but not in vain since I learned something. This seems like a massive amount of work on your part - thank you, thank you, thank you. 

Monday 22 February 2016

A rabbit a day

Keeps the doctor away!!!! I know that's silly but it certainly cheers me up each time a new one arrives.

This evening I have Joanne's rabbit along with her comment.
73. "Hi Jane. My bunny finally ate enough carrots to hop across the pond. He wants to spend Easter at your house with the other bunnies. I used Liz beth thread size 20. I enjoy doing the TIAS. They are so much fun. Hope you do another one next year. Than you for all your work. Joanne Hayes...Santa Claus, Indiana."

Sunday 21 February 2016

Another new rabbit!!!

Sunday morning and all is well in my little corner of Tat Land. Well, it's more than well - it's brilliant as I have a new rabbit to show you from Sonya.

72. "Good morning, Jane, 
Another TIAS has come to an end. It is always a sad day. It looks like I was quite the procrastinator this year! I hope you don't mind, but I changed the carrot just a little bit. 
My colors are Lizbeth Purple - Dark, Bright Yellow, Snow White, Christmas Green Mix (the dark green section - I did not want to start a new ball for such a small amount of thread), and a DMC peach (I do not have a size 20 orange in Lizbeth). 
Thank you for all of your hard work preparing the design and posting the responses. You are a very generous person. 
I am looking forward to January 2017! 
Thank you, 
Sonya - Oklahoma City, OK USA"

Saturday 20 February 2016

A Saturday rabbit!!!

Whoooppppeeee. Another rabbit has just arrived and made me yet again - a happy bunny!! This one is from Sue who says.

71. "They finally got finished. 
Sue Fugere"
They look a happy family, Sue.

Friday 19 February 2016

Another cute rabbit

Friday and another lovely rabbit has hopped into my inbox. This one is from Cocotte who has taken a great deal of trouble to finish her rabbit in spite of a broken finger. Hope it gets better soon, Nina, and thank you for finishing it too. She has this to say.

69. "Hello Jane c'est "Nina" (ou "Cocotte " mon surnom) de Belgique plus exactement de Bruxelles. 
Ce matin j'ai essayé de reprendre mes navettes malgré mon doigt cassé ... 
C'est moins difficile que les 1er jours !!! :) mais pas évident ! 
Je suis donc heureuse de t'envoyer mon dernier jour 
J'espère qu'il te plaira ? 
Mon lapin sera donc un futur lapin des terres belge ;) 
Il a été fait à la navette avec du fil lizbeth 20 : 
- # 171 pour le corps 
- # 695 pour la carotte 
- # 688 pour les feuille de la carotte 
Un grand merci pour ton travail :) avec Julie c'est à grâce à vous 2 que j'ai pu réaliser mon 1er TIAS 2016."

Hello Jane is "Nina" (or "Cocotte" my nickname) of Belgium more exactly in Brussels. 
This morning I tried to take my shuttle despite my broken finger ... 
It is less difficult than the first day !!! :) But not obvious! 
I am happy to send you my last day 
I hope you'll like?
My rabbit rabbit will be a future of Belgian lands;) 
He was made to the shuttle with lizbeth wire 20: 
- # 171 body 
- # 695 for carrot 
- # 688 for the carrot leaf
A big thank you for your work with Julie :) it's thanks to you two that I achieved my first TIAS 2016.

Another arrival today is from Sharon's rabbit hutch. She says.
70. "Jane. 
Finally got my ends woven in and his teeth on. I have red eyed white angora bunnies so this one is a white eyed red bunny. Great fun and learned some new skills. 
Sharon in Va"

Thursday 18 February 2016

A rush of rabbits!!!!

WHAT a lovely surprise to find a LOT of rabbits in from The Netherlands. Thank you SO much, Riet, for gathering them all in. Sadly I'm not sure of the names of the participants so will have to load them here without comments but with a very happy heart to see so many. Do rabbits breed well in The Netherlands, I ask myself?!?!?










The tail end of this rush brings Katie who has sent in her rhyme and ALL her rabbits. She says.
68. "Hi, Jane, 

Five rabbits, with carrots raised high, 
Thank our Ms. Jane, and wave her good-bye. 
It's been a fine romp. 
We can hear bunnies stomp! 
Easter morn grands and buns will ally. 

Thanks for everything, Jane, and to all the very clever participants who added so much to the fun. 
Till next year, right?! 
Happy tatting to you and to our fellow tatters! 
Katie Verna in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Wednesday 17 February 2016

Another rabbit - or two!

Good morning, world!!!!

Joanie has sent in her rabbit with this comment.
57. "Jane, 
Here is my bunny! I used Lizbeth #20 in 661, Country Turquoise Medium for the bunny, Lizbeth #20 in 695, Bright Orange for the carrot and Opera #20 in 584, Forest Green for the carrot top. I live in Sebring, FL, USA. 

Thank you so much for entertaining us/keeping all of us occupied and hopefully out of trouble after the holidays! We appreciate all of the work you do to put the TIAS on for us!!! Next year will be the big 1-0! What WILL you have for us then?!?! : )"

Next in is Martha who, if you remember, was following an Alice in Wonderland theme throughout the game. She says.
58. "So here's my White (er, green) Rabbit having a bit of a sit down to rest. I've done something wonky with the join at the nose bead, so I had to improvise the teeth a bit."
He looks great to me!

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Tuesday's rabbit

Today I have another rabbit - this time from Berit who has this to say.
56. "Dear Jane, 
A pink rabbit this time. Thank you so much for the TIAS, I have enjoyed every step of it, and I have learned a lot! I hope you will give us a TIAS next year again, or better: another one this year! 
Kind regards 

Sunday 14 February 2016

Another rabbit or two!

Well it's Sunday evening in my corner of Tat Land and I have a new arrival. Here's Elsa back with her final rabbit - with carrot and teeth! She says.
54. "Hello Jane 
Here is my rabbit. 
Thank you very much for your game ! 
Elsa Schneider-Manuch 

Wanda has just arrived with her rabbit and she says.
55. "Hello, Jane. Woo hoo, I finished! I'm sorry I didn't send the daily updates but I was having trouble finding time to sit down to do this. I ended up doing most of it the last couple of days. I did something not quite right with one of the ears, but I made it work. I also think the 2 eye beads are a little large, but they will be ok. 
I used Lizbeth size 20 in#672 Burgundy. 
Thank you, Jane, for another cute pattern and a fun time. 
Wanda from Kansas, USA"

Saturday 13 February 2016

Better news!

This morning I have number 51 rabbit. This is Char's rabbit and you can read what she says here.

51. "Jane: Here is my green bunny. I haven't been fast enough to send with each lesson. But I so enjoyed the last few TIAS years, even though I didn't email any. Everybody has so much fun guessing. I used size 20 Lizbeth thread in 2 shades of green I already had on my shuttles. Thank you for all the TIAS game patterns, I am looking forward to the next one. 
Char in Idaho in the USA"
I'll be here for the next one, I hope, Char!

Another rabbit has hopped in this morning. This time from Fiona who has sent in her days 13 and 14. She says.
52. "Hi Jane 
Here are the photos showing my rabbit growing! She should be happy now with her carrot too. Thanks for lots of fun and the mind bending pattern! Hope to do it all again next year. Thanks for putting this together. 

Anne has just arrived in my inbox with number 53.  She says.
53. "Hi Jane, 
I had a lot of fun with this rabbit. That second ear gave me a bit of 
trouble, but I managed it in the end. They're cute and my kids are 
requesting that I make ones in their favorite colors. Can't wait for 
next year."

Friday 12 February 2016


No rabbits today. Well, not yet!!!

Now I have rabbits!!!!
This first one is day 13 from Dani who says.
"still looking for the thread to accessorise, my 'aztec' rabbit is hungry!"

Blanche has finished her two rabbits and has sent them in with this comment.
48. "Hello Jane 
Here you are my rabbits. 
The big one is named Green-rabbit. It's made with Lizbeth 20 green thread. 
The little one is called Polochon and it's made with Lizbeth 40 black and white threads. 
It was sooooo fun to tat your TIAS and I'm looking forward to tat the next one ! 
Thank you so much !"

I don't have a name for this next person but I do have a comment and a great picture of three rabbits.
49. "Bonsoir Jane! 
Voici mes 3 lapins. Merci beaucoup pour ce merveilleux événement! Vivement le prochain! J'ai eu beaucoup de plaisir à participer et pouvoir aider des personnes à travailler ce modèle à l'aiguille. Je fais de la frivolité depuis moins d'un an. Le jaune à été fait à l'aiguille, les blanc et orange à la navette. Le orange n'a pas trouvé de carotte mais un panais ;) 
Encore merci pour ce magnifique modèle. Très bonne soirée à vous!"

Jane Good evening! 
Here are my 3 rabbits. Thank you very much for this wonderful event! Wait for the next! I had a lot of fun to participate and to help people to work this model to the needle. I frivolity for less than a year. The yellow was made to the needle, white and orange to the shuttle. The orange carrot has not found but a parsnip;) 
Again thank you for this beautiful model. Very good evening to you! 
A parsnip?  What a great meal for a rabbit!!

Next to arrive is Robin wth her tasty celery! She says.
50. "Hi Jane, 
Here is my tatted rabbit for this year's TIAS. I didn't have any orange thread and had to improvise by giving my rabbit a stick of celery instead of a carrot. Believe it or not, my pet rabbit Billy doesn't like carrots, but is a big fan of celery. So I guess it works out :) 
(Just outside of Washington DC, USA)"
Well I suppose not all rabbits like carrots so good for Billy preferring celery!!!