Thursday, 18 January 2018

Day 1 continued

Saturday will be time for Day 2. I'm going to be out most of tomorrow so won't have the time to even try to keep up. Sorry.

First in my inbox this cold, cold morning is Rhyming Sarah who says:

"Hi Jane, Here is day one and my first rhyme. I am never sure I can get through the whole game in rhyme but I will try. : )
I think this is my seventh year playing along with you. Today’s piece is the worm in the apple!
Sarah from Westbrook, Ct 
It is finally here
This game I enjoy playing every year."

Next in is Nona who says:
"I’ve only been tatting for a couple years and first tried the TIAS game last year. So sorry to hear that this will be the last one. Using Lizbeth Fruit Fizz and, of course it just looks like a caterpillar right now (turning into a butterfly?)
Green Bay, WI"

Francoise is next in my very full inbox!!! She says:
"1er TIAS, contente et heureuse de participer. Pour le moment je préfère ne pas m'avancer sur la trouvaille du TIAS, les jours avenirs me feront réfléchir, pour l'instant je me laisse guider. Françoise

1 TIAS, pleased and happy to participate. For the moment I prefer not to move me on the find of TIAS, the futures days make me think, for now I am guided. 

Melanie has sent in her day 1 with the following comment and picture:
"Hi Jane-
The fun begins. Here's my bit attached. No guess yet.
Mel in CA"

Next in is Maria who has this to say:
"Dear Jane,This is still a mysterious thing....
Can’t wait for day2

California is where Marjorie lives and she's sent in her day 1. Here it is:
"Dear Jane,
So glad TIAS has begun again! Here is my attempt: lace weight wool, the only thread & shuttles I had available where I am currently. I feel sad you don’t plan to continue TIAS but I love your designs!
1. Ready!
Sorry the variegation doesn’t show up well.
==Marjorie in California"

Denise W is next into the inbox. This is what she has to say:
"Dearest Jane,I’m so excited to be able to return to your annual TIA. Day one is completed. No guessing for me, yet. You can tell I’m thinking spring. The thread is Angels love with my new favorite shuttles. Everything is screaming spring. Down to the fawn in the background. I knew I kept this fawn around for the last 40 Years for a reason!!!! Keep the clues coming. Any hints? I can’t wait!!!!

Following the last one the next person in the inbox is Kay who says:
"Dearest Jane,
First of all, THANKS SO much for doing this. I so look forward to seeing what's next as well as seeing the creative guesses. It's also so much fun to see the various colors and how an item can look so different depending on the color choices.
I chose to use a variegated thread called Fruit Fizz since you mentioned that the variegated thread would work well. I have NO idea at this point as to where we're going, but am looking forward to the ride. My Bernese Mountain Dogs are snoozing this afternoon, so they had no help to give either. Ha! Attached is my Day #1 submission.
Regards from Interior Alaska!"

Finally on this 'batch' I have a dear friend - Bev. This is what she says:
"Hi JaneWow! So many starters already! We are not going to let you go so easily.
Lots of joining idea."

Although Stephanie hasn't sent in a picture she has joined us and has made this comment too.
"TIAS....I know! It's the start of the lamppost in The Chronicles of Narnia. Didn't think I'd catch on that quick, did you? "

Not sure who sent this comment and picture in as there's no name and I've not got a clue from the email address either!!!
Yea, the TIAS has started! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s ... I have no idea - a chair leg?"

Ah, I do have a name for this one - Sandra. She's certainly got a great sense of humour!!!
"* I can't wait to see what I do today! -Cozy, at home"

Maureen from 'down under' (well, it's down under to me!!) has just arrived with her day 1. She says:
"Just a little late! - and I too have broken out the special shuttles for the last TIAS. Which I don't actually believe, but there is plenty of time to change Jane's mind!
Two beads probably mean two eyes. So it is a farewelling animal, maybe with eyes at the back of it's head?
We shall see.
I'm using Lizbeth Fruit Fizz which I love."
I just LOVE your shuttles.  

Bernice is next in the inbox. She has this to say:
"Good Morning Jane, 
I have attached my Day 1, done with Size 20 Lizbeth 178 Grape Pomegranate. Looking forward to another albeit last TIAS.
Calgary AB CANADA"

Next is Denise J who has arrived in the inbox with her THREE TIAS's all started. Her comment and picture follow:
"I want to start out thanking you for another fun start to the year. I look forward to TIAS at the start of each year.
I’ve been impressed in the past with those who would tat multiple Motifs each year. I can usually barely finish one. But since I pulled out my shuttles and saw so many nearly full shuttles, I decided to try to clear some of them. I had plenty to rewind these continuously. Of course I’ve tangled the six shuttles countless times already so I might give up on my lofty goal and just pick one before this is all over. But for now, here is a photo of my first day tatting three at once. I just hope they don’t tangle again!

Now we're back in Hungary again!!! This is the day 1 from Ildikó:
"Hi Jane!
I'm Ildikó Szabóné from Hungary. Here's my work.

Now we have Sue from here in England. She says:
"Here's my day 1 offering. It's definitely going to be my Elephants Foot Umbrella Stand (EFUS)!!
Sue (Pigmini)"

From England we're now going across the English Channel to The Netherlands and this is from Ankie Kaspers.  Riet sent it to me for her.

Well, back to Poland again!!!! I'm travelling far and wide this year!! This next day 1 is from Małgorzata who says:
"Hello Jane. This is my first day at TIAS 2018.Will it be a snail ? Greetings from Poland Bielsko-Biała
Małgorzata Handzlik"

Next to arrive is from Ewa (also from Poland). Barbara is kindly helping her and another Polish tatter out by sending their work to me. 
To ogonek już jest, a może to warkocz komety?
This tail is already here, or maybe it's the comet's tail?"

Now Longina is thinking big with her comment;
"A ja stawiam na jednorożca
And I bet on a unicorn."

Next to arrive is Aniko who is also from Hungary. This is what she has to say:
"Anikó vagyok Magyarországból. Örülök ennek a játéknak. Köszönöm Neked.
I am Aniko from Hungary. I'm glad this game. Thank you."

Now we're back to Poland again with Edyta who says:
"Hello. This is my first TIAS, but already I'm glad for him. I wonder what will be the end result? Maybe it will be a colorful butterfly? Regards, Edyta."
I love your shuttles, Edyta.

Next we're off to Hungary again. This is the picture and message that I've just received:
"Biró László Magyarország
Hungary Laszlo Biro"

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Welcome to Day 1

First person in today is Fiona and she's already guessing!!! Love your pretty shuttle, Fiona.  She says:
"Hi Jane
So excited that TIAS has started. I can only guess that the two parts will makea butterfly at this stage
Have a lovely day. 
Fiona T (Melbourne, Australia) 

Tim is next (he's always up and about really early!). He says:
"It's a snake!"

Lyn is next with her day 1 on a lovely shade of green. She says:
"Hi Jane,Thanks again for TAIS 2018. At this stage it looks like a centipede but I expect it to be something else! Lol 😂
Best wishes
Bridgetown WA"

Next to arrive is Julie with her day 1. She says:
"Hello Jane ! The last TIAS has finally begun! Here is my day 1. I am using Lizbeth thread 164, one of my favourite shade."

Now probably in bed asleep the next arrival is from Jenni who says:
Forgot where to send it!!
Thought seeing it is sadly the last, I had better use the good silverware. actually started it on the day it was put up!!!
Jenni (Liyarra)"

Beautiful shuttles, Jenni.

Jane is next in and she has this to say:
"Hi Jane, here’s my day 1. It’s just an itty bitty thing at this stage!"

Mary follows Jane into my inbox which I take in strict order. Her comment is:
"This is Lizbeth #20 thread. Color? Paper disappeared. Waiting for day 2Mjb from Jasper Indiana USA 🇺🇸"

Next to arrive is Laurence who says:
"Good morning Jane.
This is my day 1 with Lizbeth 20 col. 136
See you soon."

Just had this message from Carrollyn which I've GOT to share. She asks this question.
"HEY, I'm confussed was that 2 beads on 4 and 1/2 yards?"  The answer is 'yes'.

Patricia has arrived next and she's back to guessing the same thing as last year. Here's her comment.
"Using Lizbeth size 20, color #184.From Muskogee, OK USA--where it is a very cold, 4*F !!
If last year, you didn't succeed...
Try, try again! 
I think it is a _______"

Next to arrive is Alicja from Poland who says:

"Hallo Jane,Thank you for your work at TIAS 2018! I think it is an earthworm 😉🐛
Alicja from Gdańsk, Poland"

Barbara is also from Poland and she's sent in her day 1 too. She says:
"This is my work - Day 1
It seems to me that it could be a lizard.
Greetings from Poland"

Next to arrive is Jaycee who says:
"Hi Jane,Here's my 1st segment of the Tias 2018. Thanks so much for this fun-filled annual event again.  It is done in size 20, Lizbeth 134 Mountain Breeze.

Carol is the next person in my inbox and she's in Canada. I guessed that from her comment!!
"Hi Jane, Looking forward to this year’s adventure. Carole …On, Canada"

Another arrival is Melanie who says:
"Here's mine in Lizbeth's Coral Splash"

One of our French friends is next in. Hi, Nathalie. She says simply
"Jour 1"

Now I have another of our Polish tatters. Welcome to Ania. This is her comment and her picture too:
My name is Ania Krause. I'm from Świdnica, Poland.
Ania Krause"

Next in is my friend from last year who has returned again. Joli Mama makes me smile a lot. She's from Hungary and says:
"Kedves Jane! Nagyon örülök, hogy ismét elindult a TIAS. Szívesen csinálom, és élvezem, hogy fog kialakulni a kész munka. Köszönöm a munkádat.
Barátsággal: Jolimama
Dear Jane! I am very pleased to once again set off the TIAS. I do it gladly, and I enjoy that will emerge in the finished work. Thank you for your work.
Friendship Joli Mama"

Another new arrival has just popped into my inbox. This time it's Joni who says:
"Hello from frigid Iowa, USA! It’s just a tiny caterpillar so far, wonder what it will become? I
Joni W."

Cindy has returned for her second year with us. She says:
"Hi Jane,
I am so excited to join again this year. It was almost exactly a year ago that I picked up a shuttle for the first time, and partially due to your encouragement, I have been enjoying myself ever since! This morning it was -12 degrees Celsius, or 4 Degrees Fahrenheit, and our garden hose was frozen solid, as well as quite a few other things. And I had to go our to bring 3 of my kids to school… But now I am sitting at the fire place, which has a merry little fire in it, and starting off on another tatting adventure with you. Thank you so much for making my very cold morning so much warmer!
I am using size 20 Lizbeth, in the color way 127 - Butterfly Breeze. It sure looks like a caterpillar at this stage, but then it almost always does. I am personally thinking it might also look like the leg of a giraffe? LOL"

Polish tatters are really coming into my inbox today I'm delighted to say. This time it's Joanna who says:
"Hi Jane,thank you for TIAS 2018. I’m using Lizbeth thread 185 - my favorite color. Maybe it’s a ladybug 🐞I can’t wait till day 2.
See you soon,
Joanna from Warsaw, Poland"

Next to arrive is another of our lovely Hungarian tatters. It's Zsuzsa who says:
"Köszönöm a lehetőséget, kezdőként jó kis gyakorlás. Így sikerült az első nap
Thank you for the opportunity to start a good exercise. We managed the first day"

Zsuzsa is followed by Jutka who is also from Hungary!!! I think the Hungarian tatters are all going to enjoy the TIAS. 
"Kedves Jane!
Gömöri Ferencné, Jutka vagyok Magyarországról.
Egy éve tanulom a hajócsipke készítését.
Nagyon nagy szerelmem.
Örömmel veszek részt ebben a játékban. Az első napi feladat megoldása.
Dear Jane!
Ferenc Gömöri, I am from Hungary.
I've been studying the design of a ship's lace for a year.
I have a great love.
I'm happy to play this game. Solving the first day job.

Agi is next in my inbox and she's also from Hungary. Welcome, Agi.
"Hi Jane
This is my work.

Denise has now arrived in my inbox. Here's her comment followed by her picture.
"Here is my day one. I did not receive any email for day one. Just wanted to let you know.
A caterpillar is my guess."
Oh, Denise, I don't send out emails as I never know who's going to take part. I just ask people to visit this blog from time to time to get the links. Sorry.

After a year's break Maria is back for the 2018 TIAS. She says:
"Hi Jane! Marla from Idaho here 
I’ve been looking forward to this years adventure as I missed last years. 
Here is my day 1, and I am sure no matter what I guess it will be something entirely different. 
I am using Lisbeth ‘Herbal Garden’ size 20 for this part so I am sincerely hoping it doesn’t turn out to be something like ‘Strawberry Shortcake’ .... 
or mine will look terribly moldy!!!!"

The next offering is from Mackenzie who has cleverly worked out what the TIAS will be! She says:
"Well another 96 and we might have a cute centipede"

Just arrived from Poland is Lucyna. She's sent her picture and her comment which is:
"If two small beads are planned, they will definitely be eyes. So an animal ... maybe a cat."
Thank you to Barbara for helping Lucyna.

Celine is back for a second year and has sent in her day 1 with a comment too. She says:
"Hello Jane, so happy to be back for my second TIAS. My day One, I use color 162 of Lizbeth. Greetings from Normandy 🐄"

Maria (another Polish tatter) has just popped into my inbox and she says:
""Hallo Jane, greetings from Poland, thank you for working in TIAS 2018. It will be important :) I'm sorry my English is weak."
Your English is EXCELLENT, Maria and I'm ashamed I don't know any Polish.

The next person into my inbox is Alexander who is also from Poland and who says:
"Hello Jane! 
My name is Alexander. I'm from Poland. This is my work one day. Maybe it's a dragon flying?"

The next two pictures are from Erzsébet who days:
"I'm from Deutschland."
Thank you, Erzsébet and welcome to the TIAS.

Anne-Marie is next to arrive and she says:
"What a pleasure tatting for you this day ! Write you soon !
Anne-Marie (France)"

Another returning player is next. Hi, AnSo. I remember our conversations from last year. 
"Hi Jane !!
First of all, i wish you a happy new year.
I’m looking forward for this new TIAS (day 0). My day 1, I have no idea what it is. I am also sad that this is the last. 
Thank you for this new adventure and Julie for the French translation
Best regards,
AnSo Alia"

Back to Poland for the next person on the TIAS blog. A warm welcome to you, Izabela.
"Hello Jane
I am Izabela and I am from Poland sending my 1 day Tias2018
in my opinion it will be a butterfly or a branch.
Regards from my country."

Anne from France is next with her picture and comment which are as follows:
"Hi Jane ! 
This is m'y first part for the 2018 TIAS . I'm tatting since six months so it's m'y first game with you :) 
Thanks for your patterns and the TIAS. I'm si disapointed it's the last :( 
From France ,
Bye "

Linda is next and she's sent in this comment and picture:
"This is my day 1 of T.I.A.S. 2018
Linda Barnes
in Virginia"
LOVE those shuttles.

The final arrival of the day (I'm off to bed) is from Alutka who says:
"Dzień dobry Jane.Nazywam się ALICJA SYKUCKA, pochodzę z Polski.
Biorę udział w zorganizowanym przez Ciebie wydarzeniu TIAS 2018.
Oto moje postępy.
Użyłam nici DMC BABYLO size20 col.4502
Zgaduję, że robimy jakieś zwierzątko, może owada?

Good morning, Jane. 
My name is ALICE SYKUCKA, I come from Polish. 
I take part in the event organized by you TIAS 2018. 
Here is my progress. 
I used the thread DMC Babylo size20 col.4502 
I guess I do some animal, insect can? 
Alutka "
I'm not telling you, Alutka!!!!!