Sunday, 30 January 2022

Day 8 and more updates

First of all the overnighters - and also to keep you in suspense about day 8!!! So first in is Annamaria who says

"Hello Jane
Finally I've got to pick up the challenge again and oh my goodness I can see a dragon or a duck or a seahorse or an alligator....must be a mystical creature if it has all these features "

That's a clever point.  I'd not thought of that about it being mystical!!!  OR is it?

Phyllis is next in with her TIAS and this is what she has to say

"So my bead size is obvious off. My creature will have character. Maybe a duck swimming happily on water!
Phyllis Schmidt"

Who knows, Phyllis but the bead might be 'just right' and it will certainly add character to 'it'!!!

Next to arrive is Richard who has his thoughts on what it is - well sort of!! He says

"Looking like we might begin tatting some legs soon!"

Weeeeellllll, we could be I suppose!!!  Perhaps it'll be easier to guess when we get day 8 done.

Well here's the first day 8 in and guess who it is?!?!? It's Jenni but looking at the inbox I think she only 'just' got in first!! Here's what she says

"Hi Jane.
Snuck away to get today's part done!
Not even sure what I think it is now....maybe a T-rex??"

Next to arrive is Kerstin who has this to say but I wonder.

"Day 8:
Ok, this is no seahorse, definitely, it could be a cute little babydragon :o)
Have a nice Sunday

Barbara from Poland is next to drop in. She says

"Witaj Jane!
Spieszę z wykonanym dniem 8. To na pewno będzie ptak, ktoś sugerował kolibra. Bardzo podoba mi się ten pomysł.
Miej wspaniały dzień!
Hello Jane!
I am in a hurry with the completed day 8. It will definitely be a bird, someone suggested a hummingbird. I really like this idea.
Have a great day!

So pleased you're enjoying it, Barbara.

Anita has changed her mind and this is what she now says!!

"With those claws, maybe not an hummingbird after all. An alligator?

Maria has also just arrived in my inbox and she says

"I am always happy to participate in your TIAS. It's fun from start to finish, and... can we make a crocodile? Thank you for your fantastic patterns every time!

It's good to see you in my inbox and now on the TIAS blog too.  I'm not sure about the crocodile but it does look like one at the moment!

Last one now before I get dressed and have breakfast!! This is from Maureen who's still puzzling over what it's going to be!!!

"It IS a bird! I’m sure it is. Although it could be a dinosaur, mine is looking definitely more dinosaur-ish than avian."

Back to the inbox, Jane!!! Here’s Elżbieta with her day 8 and her comment.

“ Witam w niedzielny, wietrzny poranek.Poniżej efekt pracy Twojego pomysłu Jane. Może kolejny dzień przyniesie kolejną kończynę, zobaczymy.
Z cieplutkim pozdrowieniem

Hello on a windy Sunday morning.
Below is the effect of your idea Jane. Maybe the next day will bring another limb, we'll see. 
With warm greetings

It’s been very windy here too, Elzbieta.

Catwich is next and she’s learned a new technique thanks to the TIAS. That’s good news. Here’s her comment

“ Hi Jane
Learnt a new technique, I've never done SCMR before. Thanks for such clear instructions for it.
I like the baby dragon or dinosaur idea but if I go with Anita's guess and illustration of a hummingbird I think mine has big feet.
Eager for the next bit now.
Cheers Catwitch

Jackie is next and she’s not quite sure that it’s going to be an alligator now. This is what she says

“ Hello Jane
Here's my day 8.
I always thought it was going to be an alligator since the snouty bit. I still do, but do alligators have wings? It has those worrying little picots on its back ready for something to be attached.
Maybe it's a friendly little dinosaur?
I'm enjoying it anyway. Thank you!

Not many people have remembered the vsp’s on the other side of the split rings, Jackie.  They could be for wings or they could be for another set of - well, legs or anything really!!!

Dorota is next with her day 8 and she has this to say
“ Witam cię Jani w Niedzielne popołudnie choć mam problem ze skrótami opisu i nie rozumiem ich do tej pory to wykonuje po swojemu według własnego doświadczenia i umiejętności :) czy to prawidłowo proszę zobacz życzę miłej Niedzieli 

Hello Jani on Sunday afternoon 😊😘 although I have a problem with abbreviations of the description and I do not understand them so far, I do it in my own way according to my own experience and skills :) is it correct please see 😘 have a nice Sunday “

I would love to know what your way is, Dorota, as it looks PERFECT to me.  Well done.

This is from Coby who says

“ Greetings from Coby Roozendaal Netherlands”

Thank you, Coby.

Sam is next with her day 8 and don’t forget to look at her TikTok links too. She says

Hi Jane. 
Day 8 was a fun one. I haven’t done a self closing mock ring in about 8 years, so youtube to the rescue (lol had to remind myself how to do it). I also ran out of thread on one of my shuttles but that was totally my fault. Lol. 
My new guess is a dragon. My partners guess is frilled-neck lizard. Link to my day 8 on TikTok.
Kind Regards

Katie and her little gang of TIAS’s have now arrived in my inbox. She’s sent another rhyme too so I’ll paste it here

Hi, Jane,
Your drawing for Day 8 makes me think it's the cutest bird ever, standing so cute and perky. Yet, what about that long tail?! The six critters have these thoughts today:

Day 8 
On Day 8, now, the critters are pleased.
A three-toed foot! Their worries are eased.
They wiggle, they hop,
They squiggle and bop;
They laugh and with joy they are seized.

Happy tatting to you and to my fellow TIAS-ers!
Katie V in NC”

Next to arrive is Mackenzie who has this to say.

“Well Jane
Day 8 complete
The nose is not wide enough and the foot is not webbed enough for the beloved Canadian goose….
As others have noted to claws are too long for a hummingbird…
I have to side to a crocodile or alligator ”

I’m saying nothing!!!  As usual!!! 

Now Hallie has popped into my inbox with her day 8 and she says

“A minor mishap with a broken thread...but I faked it and I think it's OK. My new guess: A Dachshund. Unfortunately, with the unused VSPs on the back, I guess it's a flying Dachshund...hmmm...
Thanks, Jane!
Best wishes,
Hallie in Wisconsin, USA, where we missed out on the big snowstorm that hit farther east. Whew!”

Glad you missed the worst of the snowstorm.  A flying Dachshund sounds a very good idea to me.

Lynn is next to arrive with her TIAS and she has this to say

“ It looks like it could be a bird of some kind, but of course as the days go on I’ll change my guess. I’m really enjoying the TIAS.”

So glad you’re enjoying the TIAS, Lynn.  I am too.  There’s something special about being the only person who knows what you’re all making!!!!  Heeee, heee, heeeeeee!!

Valerie has now joined this year’s TIAS with Day 1 and the following comment. She says

“No guess just yet, and I hope to be able to get up to speed soon.”

Welcome aboard, Valerie. Good to see you back doing the TIAS.

Paola is next to arrive with days 7 and 8. She says

“Ecco il 7 e 8, ciao”

Here are 7 and 8, bye“

The TIAS is keeping me really busy today - HOORAH!!!! Next to arrive is Wanda and she says

“Hello Jane. I'm still not sure what it is but I'm pretty sure it's not a seahorse. Happy tatting, Wanda”

That’s a shame, Wanda.  I was hoping for a seahorse myself!!!!!

Mary is having some doubts here. She’s right though. It does look like her thoughts but I wonder!!!!!

Your diagram looks like some kind of bird, mine not so much!

Bernice is next to arrive and she has this to say

“Hi Jane,
New day, New guess, well actually I’ve decided to join the hummingbird team, at least for today. 
Bernice tatting in Calgary Alberta Canada”

Well as long as you’re not guessing a Canada goose I’m happy with you joining the hummingbird ‘team’!!!!

Mary Ann has just arrived and she has this to say

“ Morning Jane. I finished day 8 and it is looking more bird-like today. I hope my picots aren’t too large! If so, just say the word…. I do know how to un-tat! I think with a little stiffener they will look very claw-like. My interest is peaked!!! Mary Ann”

Don’t worry about the size of your picots. Actually they look great. I’m not saying anymore about that as others might read this and interpret them as being a raptor’s claws - or something. Glad you’re still interested!!!

Margaret is next to pop into my inbox and she says

Hi Jane, 
For some weird reason, I did not expect a foot today - don’t ask me why, but it was a real surprise when I saw it. At the end of Day 7, I thought it might be a rather snooty goose - the one that laid the golden egg so KNOWS it is a ‘cut-above’ the rest! Now at age 8, I think it is growing up to be an impressive but friendly pterodactyl (though my husband thinks it is becoming a scorpion). I am looking forward to seeing what happens next. 
Margaret ”

I find it interesting that people really don’t know what it’s going to be.  Maybe some have guessed but I’m not saying!!!  As I worked on this year’s TIAS I thought that it would be very easy to guess after the bead had been added.  I nearly abandoned it after that thought, but now I’m glad I didn’t!!!!

Valerie has returned with more days done - days 2 to 7 and she says

“Jane, I couldn't put down my shuttles! So here's days 2 to 7, and 8 is on it's way.
It's an animal, and I'm guessing it's a dinosaur. A cute one. :)

Well it could be but you may be wrong!!!!

Valerie has caught up with day 8. Phewww, you need to take a rest now, Valerie. I’m just so pleased to have you join us. This is Valerie’s comment and picture for day 8.

“Jane, this little buddy is looking adorable with a tiny feet!
Can't wait for the next release. :)
Best, Valerie”

Marla Has just arrived with her day 8 and a telling off for me!!!! She says
“JANE … Jane … jane…. Don’t EVER pull those “Fancy Dancy” stitches on me again!!!! SSMR!
my knots had KNOTS! What a MESS!!! I almost pulled the scissors out for combat duty!
But really… you’d think I would learn from it if only MY little brain cell could remember things… somewhere in the back of my mind I “think” (but maybe not) I had done one of these before….
Anyway…. After lots of bad words & untangling (& watching how-to vids) we finally muddled through it.
My humming gaternewt can now wiggle his toes. ”

Oh dear, Marla, I’m so, so sorry.  BUT you’ve re-learned a skill you’d forgotten and you’ll be able to do it much easier in the future. That future is not too far away either!!!!  It looks perfect to me too.

Next I have Grazyna who is also new to making the SCMR. This is what she says. 

“Witaj Jane
Dziś zrobiłam dzień 7 i 8. Po raz pierwszy robiłam kółko SCMR - myślę że wyszło dobrze.
Pozdrawiam Grażyna Paluch 
Hello Jane
Today I did day 7 and 8. It was the first time I did SCMR circle - I think it turned out well.
Regards Grażyna Paluch“

Many congratulations, Grazyna on managing the SCMR. You did a great job. 

Anke has just popped in to say she’s not actually doing the TIAS yet this year but she’s contributed to the fun. This is what she says

Dear Jane!
I'm again not taking an active part in your TIAS, but I follow all posts on your blog and save all parts so I can do it whenever I find time afterwards.
I love the nose of this cute pal… My guess for this year's TIAS is therefore
a coati – in German: ein Nasenbär (a nose-bear)
Thank you for this year’s fun!
Greetings from Germany,

Thank you for popping in, Anke to offer your guesses.  I hope you do manage to find time eventually but it’s good to hear from you anyway.  

Well it’s now bedtime for me but I’ll be back tomorrow (hopefully) with more pictures and comments.  Goodnight.

1 comment:

Lelia said...

Jane: It is delightful to see all the tatting --- such a variety of colors : ) Thx for hosting this year!