Saturday, 29 April 2023

Saturday 29th April

Another surprise and this time from Janet. Unlike the last post it’s been a glorious warm day here today for number 

Janet has this to say

90.    “Hi Jane at last my aliens are ready to come to you Think they will be when blocked. But can’t put off sending them to you.
Thanks looking forward to the next tias! Happy tatting.
Janet X


Saturday, 15 April 2023

Saturday 15th April

What a lovely surprise on a cold April evening here in the middle of England. Not just one but TWO new aliens. These arrived, thanks to Pamela, who said

“Aliens from Jackie, the first one with dog and mine the variegated one. 

Our two Aliens come in peace. They are sorry they didn’t arrive earlier but they were delayed by a couple of humans and a dog who they met on the way. The humans asked them so many questions about where they came from that in the end they had to make a run for it!

I LOVE the dog, Jackie.  He seems to love aliens!!!!




Tuesday, 11 April 2023

Tuesday 11th April

A wet, windy and thoroughly horrid day (weather wise) so a lovely surprise when I had another alien drop in! This is from Sue who says

87.    “ Here he isLooking a bit poorly as he had a rough trip here :-(
So he's phoning home for a tow-truck!!!

I missed a toe off the first foot, so adjusted the other foot to match
Also had to increase the counts for the top of the head
His antennae wouldn't stay twisted so attacked them with a bit of glue

He's destined for my mad patchwork Jacket 
Thanks for all the hard work designing & sharing this pattern
As I say, you have a convoluted mind me dear :-)”

I LOCW the picture, Sue.  I hope ET got home in the end - onto your jacket.  


Monday, 3 April 2023

Monday 3rd April

I'm glad this one didn't arrive on All Fool's Day (1st April) as he may not have landed safely! You never know who or what is floating around in space or cyberspace!!

Thanks to Claire for taking us another step further towards the 100 target. Here's what she says.

86.    "Used old Coats and Clark size 30 thread. Hope we do it again next year.


Saturday, 18 March 2023

Saturday 18th March

What a lovely surprise to receive not one, not two but FOUR new aliens.

81, 82, 83 and 84. These four were sent in by a member of a group in America and the sender said.

“Jane , We are missing Maryann’s alien. She has COVID and couldn’t attend the party with our aliens here in Yuma Arizona. We enjoyed getting our critters together. Thought you might enjoy them, too. 
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. 🍀”

85.    Another alien has also arrived today which is very pleasing.  This is from Wendy who says

Here is the alien, Jane, at last.  I had to work up to sewing in the ends before I could send it.
A very good TIAS. You had us all guessing.  Thank you

Ah, the never ending problem with endings, Wendy!  I feel your pain!!!!


Friday, 17 March 2023

Friday 17th March

What a lovely surprise. Another landing on earth!!! This is from Deana who says


“They found some pretty cold rugged terrain here in Canada….I think they may be looking for a Canadian goose or two!!! 

Tatting in London Ontario Canada


Thursday, 9 March 2023

Thursday 9th March

A snowy day here today but another alien has managed to get here despite a drop of around three inches!!!  

79.    This is from Bonnie who had problems with sending the pictures but she says

“Hi Jane,
Sorry the picture didn't come, when I send emails via my phone weird things happen, you would thinlk I would stop but it's sometimes hard to get to a computer! Hopefully these pictures will be there, I downloaded them to my desktop before I attached them. You'll notice on the alien I did the CWJ on the arms but I got lazy and just did lock joins on the head. I also sent a picture of the bookmark, it was needle tatted in size 20 Lizbeth but I don't recall the color names. I will have to do the dragon I missed last year soon!
Thanks so much for all you do for the tatting world and for you pictures from your walks!
Bonnie Swank”

Shame you have problems with the phone and attachments but they both got here in the end!!!   A very late fox bookmark but just as welcome as another alien!!!!  Thanks for taking part.