Wednesday 31 January 2018

More day 6 and others!

First of all - tomorrow will be day 7

Top of this morning's list is Mary who says:
Well, I finally think it’s an animal leg or maybe a tail, but what animal?
Mary in California"

Denise R is still sticking to her guess and she could be right. OR she could be wrong, of course!
"I still think a animal of some kind."

Now I have Barbara who has sent in two of her day 6's. Here's what she says:
"Dear Jane,
I’ve caught up with both my mystery tattings. This was kind of tricky for me. I messed up on both times joining to the vsp to R7. My thumb kept covering R7, so I kept joining to R8 and completing the ring. I ended cutting off the ring when I couldn’t get it open. (There are telltale clues evident if you look closely.)
I thought our mystery might be a seal or walrus, but now I don’t think so. If that’s a tail, it sure is a thick one. Hmmm… Could it be a front limb of a cloven mammal? 
Barbara in NorCal"
Sorry to hear about your mishaps, Barbara.  I think tatting patterns does teach us all to read carefully.  I just couldn't read somebody's pattern in Canada last year until my dear friend Ruth told me to read it carefully!!!  She was right and when I did that I got it sorted!!!

Next in is from Grace who has sent in her days 5 and 6.
"Now look like mermaid tail. On day 6."

Grazyna is next to arrive in my inbox with her comment and picture:

"Witaj Jane. Mój dzień 6 właśnie skończyłam i wygląda jak ogonek ale czego? nadal nie wiem. Serdecznie pozdrawiam wszystkie uczestniczki zabawy.

Hello, Jane. 6 My day was finished and it looks like the tail of what? I still do not know. I cordially greet all the participants of fun."

Another Polish tatter is next in my inbox - this time it's Lucyna who says:
"Dziękuję bardzo. Podziwiam Twoje cudowne prace i niesamowite pomysły. Oto mój dzień 6. Może to będzie słoń? Wiem, że i tak mnie zaskoczysz!
Pozdrawiam. Lucyna

Thank you very much. I admire your wonderful work and amazing ideas. Here's my day 6. This may be the elephant? I know that and so surprise me! 
Regards. Lucyna"
It may be the elephant, Lucyna but it may not be the elephant!!!

Next I have another new arrival to this year's TIAS. Welcome, Celine. This is her comment and all her pictures.
"Hello Jane is late but great pleasure to participate in this new tias. 
Here are my days 1 to 6. I think we're doing a cat
Have a good day, see you soon. Céline Grangier"

Next to arrive is Annelies who says:
"Hi Jane,
It's nice to join in again with a TIAS this year. I don't do a lot of tatting, but I like it very much to have a small part to work on every few days.
Here's a photo of my day 6:
It looks to me as if it's some kind of a tail, perhaps a mermaid?
I'm looking forward to the next parts.
Annelies from the Netherlands"

Finally in this batch is Katie and her six TIAS's!! She says:
"Here's Day 6. It's a chorus line. Hear the music? The cancan begins!

Ankie has just arrived with her day 6 and she says:
"Dag 6 stuur ik nu naar je toe.
Groetjes Ankie."

Day 6 I send to you now.
Greetings Ankie."

Next to arrive is Magdalena who says:
"Dzień piąty.Pozdrawiam serdecznie Magdalena.

Fifth day.
Yours sincerely Magdalena.

Christiane is next to arrive with her day 6. 
"Hello Jane, thanks a lot for your kind words for my scissors! Here is my day 6 and I just find out what went wrong the whole time. You know, when you find it out you can’t think everything is fine or a design mistake… I was in my tatting mood and didn’t mentioned that my chain thread must be the violet one. Really thinking to start new with other colours (black is also not my favourite colour to tat a whole… may be parrot? ). So will sleep one night and may be start day 1-7 tomorrow with more beautiful colours Best wishes from Switzerland! Christiane
I know it's not easy following a pattern when you don't have the whole picture but it also makes you do patterns that you probably wouldn't start if you DID see the picture. If you understand me!"

Next to arrive is Cindy who says:
"Hi Jane,
This week started off quite discombobulated… But last night, during knit night, I finished tatting day 6. To the lady who was wondering about having switched shuttles (2 days ago, I think), yes we are now working with the shuttle that has the beads on it as working shuttle/ring shuttle. There was a switch shuttles when we got to the top of the first string of Split Rings. I assume we will switch back at some point, but for now, you are totally correct. It really does look like a tail or a paw. And with the beads, it certainly looks like it will be an animal. But what kind? I am going to venture a guess it is a cat, though there are the vsps at the ’toes’… I am very patiently waiting for the next clue!
I am loving all the guesses, and I am delighted with the game."
Well not long to wait - day 7 will be tomorrow, Cindy.

Denise is next with her day 6 and the following comment.
"Well it’s a little late, the weather here is making my hand hurt very much so I do what I can when I can. Shuttle Tatting is still easier than needle tatting.
I think it’s a horse leg . 
Denise Brant"
Well that'll be three more to make then, Denise!!!!

Now I have Sonja back again with her days 4, 5 and 6. She says:
"Hello Jane
So here my day 4-5-6. Sorry for late incoming, from now I do it better.
I think it will be a salamander
Greetings from Sonja of Holland"

Now I have a new starter - it's Michelle who says:
"Hello There!
I’m Michelle, coming to you from Laveen, AZ, USA
Just stumbled across the TIAS and spent last night catching up on all the fun. Had to refresh myself on how to needle tat split rings. My little girl thinks it’s a shrimp’s tail. I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s the tail end of an abnormal hemoglobin cell, aka- Sickle Cell Anemia.
Hope you have a wonderful day!"
That's a gorgeous colour of Lizbeth, Michelle.  Must go and check to see if I've got any of it!!!

Anne-Marie is the next person into my inbox and she's sent in her day 6 with the following comment:
"Hello Jane, here is my day 6.Is it a leg of I don't know which animal ? .But, how many days is there, because, if we make 4 legs, 1 head, 1 body, we go To Christmas 2018....Regards
Anne-Marie ( France )"

Hmmmmm, I think if we go on til Christmas it must be a reindeer?!??!  We'll see, Anne-Marie, we'll see!!!

Now I have another day 6 in from Caroline. She says:
"Well, I have finished my other obligations so on to tatting day 6"

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Day 6 continued

Day 6 and others will be on today's list!!

First in is from Bev in Australia with her days 5 and 6. She says:
"Hi Jane
I’m catching up with the fun. We have visitors staying so things are a bit hectic here. I’ve tried to work out where things will go next but I haven’t a clue! Looking forward to Day 7."

Next to arrive is Karen who has had a few problems but has found her way around them and has this to say:
"Hi, Jane
I got stuck on day five of my first entry, so I decided to take a break. I dug around and found Elderberry Jam in size 20 that I got when I had no idea what I was doing, and some DMC ecru in size 20 from crocheting doilies. There was some of each on two shuttles, so I tied them together and plunged in. As I had worked my first entry, I'd been trying to figure out in my head which shuttle contributed what to the overall scheme of the pattern. By having two different colors you can clearly see the flow of the work. This one is completed through day three."
That looks like a great start, Karen. Or, should I say, a re-start!

Now I think Martha has got the answer!!! Wonderful picture and it does look as if it could easily be a . . . . .:
"Dear Jane,
I was pretty befuddled there for a while, but by cleverly procrastinating until 3 parts had gone by, I can now definitely say it is a toucan."

Christine with two GORGEOUS shuttles is next to pop in. She says:
"Hello Jane!
Here is my progress on the 2018 TIAS.
It strikes me as a most curious bit of tatting.... I have no idea exactly what it will turn into.
The current shape reminds me of a tornado, but that isn't a likely outcome.
It also looks like the hind leg of some creature. But that may not be correct, either...
We will wait and see!
-Christine in Alabama"

Janet is next with this comment!
"Oh Jane!
You didn't tell me you were a bobsled fan! Can't you see the upturned nose. I admit I was disappointed when the blade got to be too thick for a skate, but a bobsled is just fine. Or is this a hallucination because of my addiction to the Olympics! 11 days and counting.
I am having such fun this year. I love to see all the different threads everyone is using. I don't think there is a repeat of color at all.
Until Day 7,
Janet from GA"
Ummm, what's a bobsled, Janet?!?!?  Just kidding!

Next in is Lori with days 4 and 5. She says:


Here’s day 4 

Day 5 and still clueless!! Hehehe

Sarah is next with day 6 and the following comment:
"Good morning Jane, 
I have completed today’s task
but what we are tatting it did not unmask.

Denise W is back with another TIAS guarding her current one!!! She says:
"Dearest Jane,
Our princess is hopelessly waiting for her handsome prince. I just know it’s a frog!!!!!
Decided not to tat two. I mean, a princess only needs one frog after all.😉 Looking forward to our next clue.
Adore the pearl tatted edging displayed with our TIAS.
Denise W"
Love the crocuses on your shuttle - signs of Spring.

Coretta is next with day 6 and this is what she has to say:
"Today, it could still be an elephant trunk, but it could also be part of a bear foreleg. Mostly I’m just glad the day is over and I had a little tatting to relax to before bed. "

Bernice has now arrived with her day 6 and the following comment:
"Hi Jane
I have attached Day 6, I think this is a long cone hat for a clown. The pompom will be attached to the end.
Calgary AB CANADA"
That's a good imagination you've got, Bernice!!!

Linda T is first in - after porridge!!! She says:
We meet again. Mystery mystery. Someday?
Been a busy day. Little time. 

Celine is thinking along almost the same lines as a few others. She says:
"Day 6 make me think of an elephant’s trunk "

Maria has sent in a lovely collage of ideas. Thank you, Maria.
Hi Jane is Maria again, in the end I managed to come. This is my fifth and sixth TIAS, as you can see, it is constantly changing. It will not be long before who knows. Greetings from Poland."

Mickael is next to arrive in the inbox and she says:
"Hi Jane,I’ve just finished off my last square for the tat it pink..and now I’ve restarted the TIAS. Really liking this😃 my thoughts now turn to pussy cat paws 🐾 maybe?! We shall see.
I wonder if you giggle at our guesses?
Waiting for another day"
Oh, yes, I giggle a lot but mostly I enjoy the new friendships I make with everybody and especially those who don't even speak English. Everybody is special, though.

Claire P is now next in my inbox and she's sent in her days 3 and 4 with the following comment:
"Hello Jane and tatters from around the globe, 
Slowly catching up... 
Here are my days 3 & 4 and the corresponding blog post:
No new guess. I will stick with my unicorn guess for the moment. ;) 
Have a nice day."

A new arrival to this year's TIAS is Corrine F who has sent in several days. Here's what she says:
"Hello Jane, 
I join the TIAS this year.
Please find bellow my days 1, 3, 5 et 6 ! 
Congratulations, it's very fun. 
I suggest : a boot with little foot and big calf."
That's an interesting suggestion, Corrine!!!

Next to arrive is a message from Barbara who has sent in her day 6 along with Ewa's too.  They say:
"Hi Jane!!! 
Wysyłam Ci dzień 6 Ewy i mój. Nie możemy się doczekać dalszych kroków... 
Frywolenie z Tobą, a z Tobą i z całym światem - to prawdziwie światowa zabawa!!!

/ I am sending you the day 6 works of Ewa and mine. We can not wait for further steps ... 
Tatting with you and with the whole world - it's truly world fun !!! /

Ewa : A może to kończyna jakieś istoty nie z naszej planety, może UFO?

/ Or maybe it's a limb, some creatures not from our planet, maybe UFOs? /

Nadal myślę, że to będzie ogon jaszczurki lub dinozaura, ale propozycja Ewy też mi się podoba 

/ I still think it's the tail of a lizard or a dinosaur but I also like Ewa's suggestion.  

Greetings from Poland!
Ewa & Barbara"

Sonja's just popped into my inbox with her days 1, 2 and 3 with the following comment:
"Hello everybody. 
A little bit late, but here is Sonja from Holland. I made my first 3 days in one. Rest will go on quicker
Greetings from a sunny Holland after a lot of rainy and windy days. We had 11 on the cost where I live. 
Greetings from Sonja from Holland"

Next is Christiane who has sent in her days 3, 4 and 5 with this comment:
"Hello Jane, here are my days 3-5 of the TIAS. I don't really know if the LJs are fine and the tension is a bit high but I have much fun! Mhm what can it be? First I thought a monkey but it seems to be something different. May be - a rabbit? Best wishes from Switzerland Christiane"
Well it could be a rabbit, Christiane but we've already done one rabbit.  I may be giving you another, though!!!!  Pretty scissors you've got there.

Annie is next to arrive with her days 5 and 6. She says:
"Hi Jane..Here is my Day 5 and Day 6.
I guess this is a tail.
A tail of.... (I didn’t know 😄)
Happy Tatting,
Annie - Indonesia"
Yes, it could be a tail but I'm not telling!!!"

Next to pop into the inbox is Judy who simply says:
What a wonderful adventure!"
Glad you're enjoying it, Judy.

Linda's another person who thinks it's a leg. Well, Linda and everybody else who thinks it's a leg - it's NOT MINE!!!
"This is my day 6. It's a very shapely leg. ;)
Linda Barnes
northern Virginia, USA"

Next to arrive is Kay with another wonderful picture.  Iorek looks slightly bemused, though.  Kay has this to say:
"Dear Jane,
Hello! Well, it's a bit warmer today....-20 degrees F., so Iorek is happy as he can go outside and play again. In the attached, he's outside on our street, Spruce Street, imagining that dragon flying above just like his friends, the Common Ravens, do. He LOVES flying feathered friends, so he's sticking with this guess! :-)
Kay Lynn"

Deanna is next and she's having lovely weather too. Here's her horn!!!
"I’m back in the horn is a little crooked though....It is a beautiful sunny day here in London Ontario Canada.....but everything is under a blanket of white fluffy stuff!!!!!
Tatting in Ontario Canada"

Next to arrive (through Riet) is Ankie who says:
"Hallo Riet.
Dag 5 is ook weer klaar.
Ik denk dat het een dier word.
Wens je een fijn weekend.
Groetjes Ankie

Day 5 is also ready again.
I think it will become an animal.
Wish you a nice weekend.
Greetings Ankie"

Carollyn has just popped into my inbox with her day 6 and she says:
"Well it still could be the Viking woman's horns maybe?"

Just about to pick up some tatting to do when Wendy popped into my inbox!!! She says:
"It’s an elephant that’s it’s trunk
Wendy "
Well, Wendy, you're not the only one thinking it's part of an elephant!!!!

Krystal has two guesses today - this is what she thinks:
"Day 6
Is it a mermaid or humming bird?
:) Krystal"

Last one today and this time it's from Samantha with a rather sad tale about her TIAS!
"I still don't know what it may be.. perhaps an elephant? I had to start all over. I made the mistake of thinking I could do just as well with my 2 year old grandson on my lap while he watched Barney! It was a very unforgiving mistake. Oh well, more time to ponder on what I'm making. So here are days 1-6 of the new, ummm, elephant/tea kettle?
Sam Mace
North Carolina, US

p.s. Notice my cat, Willow, tried to take credit for day 3. I assure you, it's my work :)"
Well you'll just have to teach Willow to tat too!!!!