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