Monday, 23 January 2017

More Day 5 and others!

First in this morning is from Sandra who says:
"I can totally see this being a butterfly wing, BUT today it looks like a monkey."
A monkey? I can see it now!! It could be one.

Stephanie Grace sent in a lovely sparkly picture along with her comment:
"Jane, Jane, Jane... What am I going to do with you? What have you do to the toilet? :-O At least we've ruled that out, though --I guess. I keep "seeing" a gown now, but with the variegated thread, all I can think of is the dress scene in Sleeping Beauty! Maybe it will be a Ball-Gown-Winged Butterfly. They're native to Scotland, right? I think I read that on Facebook once, so it must be true! ;-) 
Stephanie Grace"
I'm not sure about the butterfly from Scotland - will have to look it up with Mr Google!!!

Christine is next with her day five and she says:
"Hi Jane 
Here is a picture of my Day 5 progress, plus some flowers that I tatted today. 
I like reading everyone's guesses on the TIAS blog. The tatting we have done so far looks more to me like a jellyfish than anything else at the moment. But I know you like to confuse and surprise us! 
So we'll just have to wait and see. :) 
Hello to everyone from a warm and wet Alabama, 

Lori is next with her day 5
"🤣so glad! Here is day 5 "

Next is Bev who says:
"Hi Jane 
Here's my Day 5. The intrigue is building. Now I think it looks more like a cup and saucer than a wine glass. I wonder what those two joining picots are up to. 

Denise is next in the inbox with her day 4 and she says this:
"Well it would just happen that as we reach the zig zag chain both shuttles hit a spot of green. I had been hoping for various colors so I could easily see how well I tatted the zig zag. Thank you for letting me know I counted wrong on the zig zag chain. The colors are beginning to slightly vary again, so if the next day is more zig zag chains, then mine might look a bit more colorful. 
And I'm wondering if my Loch Ness Nessie isn't a jellyfish rather than a sea monster. Still a creature of water, but a jellyfish. 

Sarah is back with her day 5 and another rhyme!!
"Good morning Jane, 
I’ve not yet changed my tune, 
I still think we’re tatting a hot air balloon. 
Of course you might prove me wrong, 
in which case I will change my song 


Carol is next with her day 2 and this is what she says:
"Dear Jane:
Enjoying the tatting game.
Day Two attached.
Always, Carol
Blogging as "Lelia" at Stitches of ife II"

Next in is Frances. Good luck with the move, lass!
"Hi Jane 
So I have skipped ahead to day 5. Life here is rather busy as we are relocating our shop within the shopping centre and I have to deal with all that involves. Will send pictures when I can. I am thinking that it is a butterfly as well. 
Frances S 
Warwick Australia"

Claire is next with the following comment and picture
"Hello Jane and fellow tatters, 
Here is my day 3 of this year TIAS. I definitively see a horse there. We have done the head, and now part of his neck. 
Here is my corresponding blog post: 
Have a great day all! 
Claire (BC, Canada)"

Elisabetta is the last one in my inbox before I get dressed and have breakfast. She says:
"Buongiorno Jane, mi sono presa tutta la domenica per pensare cosa potrebbe essere e sono arrivata a questa conclusione. Una gabbia??? 
La saluto e buona settimana 👋👋👋👋👋 

Hello Jane, I took all Sunday to think about what could be and I arrived at this conclusion. A cage ???  
The greeting and good week 👋👋👋👋👋 
Elisabetta "
That's a GREAT idea, Elisabetta.

Just found Coretta in my inbox with her day 4. Sorry, Coretta.
"Day 4 comes in late because I wasn't sure how to count the zig zag stitch and when I got the answer (Thank you, Jane, Reit, and Ignes) I was delayed in my tatting of it. 
I keep thinking jellyfish. But looking through some of the day 5 it could also be cowboy legs.... 

Barbara has just arrived in my inbox and she says:
"Dear Jane! 
I come late, I had to undo a piece - I counted wrong zig-zag. 
Now it is well. I think ... 
I see it! 
It could be small dress... 
Ready for the next day. "

The next person to arrive is Nora who says:
"Nice Jane! 
I corrected.There's even an error? 
Right needle, shuttle left. 
Please let me know if something screwed up nicely. Thank you Jane!"
I can't see anything wrong, Nora.

Maglina has arrived next and she says:
"Bonjour Jane. 
Avec le jour 5 je vois une robe de princesse.

Hello Jane.
With the 5 day I see a princess dress."
I can see why you think that, Maglina but I wonder if you're right?!?!?
Je peux voir pourquoi vous pensez que, Maglina, mais je me demande si vous avez raison?!?!?

Next in is Cathlen who says:
"I can not do well? Thicker thread again. That's how it turned out.
Greetings: Cathlen Hungary"
You are doing VERY well, Cathlen.

Celine has an idea I've not heard before!!! It's food for thought!!!
"Bonjour Jane. Voici mon jour 5 aiguille et navettes. Je crois que c'est spoutnik Bonne journée. Céline 

Hello Jane. Here are my 5 day needle and shuttle. I think it's sputnik Have a good day. Céline 
Then a minute or two later I had another message from Celine!!!
"C'est évident que c'est spoutnik

It is obvious that this is sputnik

Cindy is another person with a strange idea. BUT it may be the answer too!!!
"Good Afternoon, Jane, 
No issues today, and I am getting more and more confused as to what it might be! The picots, if I understand the construction of tatting correctly, means there will be some kind of connection made. The ball gown is looking more likely as a guess, but I would have expected it to be symmetrical. My bulb idea from yesterday is also not very likely with the 2 picots on the split rings from today…I can only think of things that might be symmetrical! Alright, a really weird idea, I think it is the front of a fish! 
Have a good night!"
Cindy came back a bit later with the following picture and comment:
"I was just looking at it side ways, and thinking about where the picots might indicate additional tatting, and the part on the bottom kind of looks like the mouth of one of those kissing fish:
But, again, it seems like it should be symmetrical, and it clearly won’t be…. :D
Cindy from Dallas
Ravelry ID:cinhad

Shirley also has a novel idea. I can see why she thinks this, too.
"This looks like the dome of a building today."

Carole has just popped in with her day 5. This is what she says:
"Hi Jane, Just checking in with my Day 5. Carole"

Heidi has now sent in her day 5 with this comment.
"Here goes, 1st time player, long time watcher. 
Looks like the start of a beautiful butterfly to me."
Now you could be right about the butterfly, Heidi - but you could be wrong too!!!

I'm back now with Joni's day five and her comment with a picture too.
"Hello from Iowa! 
Here is my day 5. I have no guesses about what it will be. This is my 1st time following along with you and I'm having fun! My zig zag chains look kind of short to me compared to the others I see on your blog. Hope they will work. 
Thank you, 
Joni W."

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Day 5 now available

First in today is Lori with her day 4 and this comment:
"Well I have finally caught up to day 4. Thanks to Martha for how to do the Zchain!!! 

Next in and very welcome too, is Lelia who has just joined us with her day 1.
"Dear Jane: 
I will catch up to the other participants (soon). 
Attached is my day one. 
Always, Carol blogging as "Lelia" 
Stitches of Life II 

Claire is back now with her day 2. She says:
"Hello Jane, 
Here is my day 2. It's now quite symmetrical. Could still be a horse, but we will have to wait and see. 
More details on my blog: 
Thank you for the fun guessing game. 
Claire (BC, Canada)"

Muskaan is the first in with day 5. I think she must be waiting in front of the computer each day!!!
"Dear Jane 
Your mischief knows no spatial bounds - Day 4 release chopped world #2 off the tournament and Day 5 release saw your own world #1 walking off the Australian Open court ;-P 
May be this is a huge butterfly drone you are using to keep track :-D 
muskaan :-) 
Not sure what language you're speaking, muskaan, but I'm guessing you're 'talking tennis'?

Second in is Sonja who has a good guess too!
"Hello Jane, 
Here is my day 5. I still think it is a ladyBut you are very clever to make something else of it. :-) 
Sonja from a cold, but sunny Holland"

I think Maureen's invented a new technique!!!! I've never heard of thread chicken before but I've done it MANY times!!!
"Here is Day 4 corrected 4 times, and Day 5 - I was looking forward to more zig zags, now that I'm so very good at them! - I even had a sustaining little drink to help me concentrate. 
When we started, I was so careful to wind the correct amount of thread onto the shuttles, but I think that I am now officially playing Thread Chicken, because I can see bare space on the posts. Playing Thread Chicken involves tatting a lot faster, of course, so that you can reach the end of the split rings before the thread runs out."
That looks like my favourite tipple - G & T!!!!

Claudia is the next in the inbox with her day 5. She says:
"Good Morning Jane 
Here comes my day 5, well, for a hot air balloon it looks strange, but everything is possible..... 
Now I will make a good sunday breakfast and then looking some Sport on TV. 
Have a nice Sunday and a good start in the new week. Greetings from Zurich 
A little later in the morning I had a further conversation with Claudia and she is watching the International Festival of Balloons so now I know why she is talking about balloons!!!  Here's the link for everybody to see.  

Next in is one of my intrepid translators - Julie. She says:
"Hello Jane ! 
I don't remember if I send you my day 4 picture so I join it to this e mail."

Irene is back with her days 4 and 5 and she says:
"Hi Jane, 
Thank you for your help, you're doing very well your patterns, it is I who can not read. 
Here are day 4 corrected and day 5. 
But I still do not know what this will become. 

Jacee is a very determined tatter!!! She's made up her mind what she thinks it's going to be and nothing is going to change it!!!
"Hello Jane, 
I still hold on to my belief that she is a crinoline lady. 

Fiona from 'down under' is next with her day 5. She says:
"Hi Jane 
Bit late with my day 5 today as were were out to dinner on this beautiful warm Sunday evening. 
I agree with Muskaan's line of thinking...perhaps this is a butterfly? 
Only time will tell! 
Best wishes 

What a shame. Sue has decided it isn't an elephant's foot umbrella stand. This reminds me of Maureen who decided at this point last year that her TIAS wasn't going to be her longed for rabbit. Keep hoping, Sue.
"Ok... so I don't see a way of attaching a handle to this umbrella stand... or umbrella for that matter... maybe a jellyfish??"

Just back from a walk and I find the first person in my inbox is Emilia. She sends in days 4 and 5 with this comment:
"Hi Jane, 
This are the day 4 and 5. It crossed my mind that it could be an roman vase. Very stylish. Waiting for the next part to see if I'm right. 
Met vriendelijke groet, 
Emilia Teerds-de Jonge."

Annie is next in with her day 5 and she says:
"Hi Jane, 
Here is my work of Day5. 
Does not look like a dinosaurus now... 
Happy tatting from Indonesia, 

Blanche is next with her day 5 and she's decided to start again! She says:
"Hey Jane 
I felt disappointed with my first tias because I made too much weird things. So I started over from day 1 again with another thread (from Edda Guastalla) 
With this coloured tias, I now think we are tatting a tanoura dancer. 
But I'm not sure I'm right, I must say ;-) 
Thanks again ! 

I now have Tim in my inbox with his day 5. He has been helping others too.
"My day 5, Jane. I explained the zigzag at the Palmetto Tatters yesterday. Now they are back on track. 
Oh, I haven't seen any Palmetto Tatters taking part in the TIAS.  That's good news.  

AnSo is next to arrive with both day 4 and day 5. She says:
"Hi Jane,
My day 4 and 5.
I'm a little late on day 4 but I’m up to date now. I still have no idea.
AnSo Alia"

Next in is P Melanie who says:
"I can't imagine what it can be, but I think I like it!"

Ankie is the next into my inbox. She says:
"Hallo Jane,
Dag 4 en 5. groetjes. Ankie Kaspers

Hi Jane,
Day 4 and 5. Greetings. Ankie Kaspers"

Jane has just arrived in my inbox and she has another idea!
"Hi Jane,
Day 5. It’s Cinderella’s pumpkin!"

Next in is from Anna who is one of the Hungarian tatters. My thanks to Jolimama for sending this for her.

WOW - Katie's back in force with SIX day 5's!!!! I'm sure I don't know how you do it each year, Katie.
"Hi, Jane! 
My series of six Day 5 "somethings". I like Muskaan's suggestion of a butterfly! But who knows?! 
Thanks for all the fun, Jane! 
Katie V in NC"

Next to arrive is Linda with her day 4. She says:
"This is my day 4 of T.I.A.S. I think also that it might be a basket of a hot air balloon?
Linda Barnes
In Virginia, US"

Poor AnSo realised she'd made a mistake on her TIAS. Only a small one but it would've meant that the finished piece wouldn't have worked out so she's now put it right and says:
"You right, that’s exactly what i did. I hope this time it is good. 
I changed the thread, it’s summer fun in lizbeth 20 (a little summer in this cold winter). 
Starting again, i had the impression of making a crown or R2D2 from star wars."
Sorry for my english 
I look forward to day 6 
Thank you 
AnSo Alia"
AnSo your English is EXCELLENT. I have NO trouble understanding you. I like your guesses too.  I'm sorry I lost your picture but very pleased you sent it to me again.  THANK YOU.

Caroline is next into the inbox. This is her comment and her picture:
I re-tatted zigzag chain . and made day 5
I think still for a teapot or cushion for ;) 
Thank again for this tat-along ;)"
Ooooh, I like those ideas.  It could be either!!!

Judy is next with her day five and she says:
I have decided to make a wind chime out of my metal tatting shuttles. They have a nice clinking noise and twist on each other oh so well.."
That's a great idea, Judy.  They would soon go rusty in our climate, though!!!!  Love your picture.

Next to arrive is Jolimama. I'm so pleased to see her. She says:
"Drága Jane! 
Elkészült az enyém is, ez most könnyebb volt :-) Kíváncsian várom a következő mintát :-) 
Barátsággal: Jolimama

Dear Jane! 
Completed mine, it was now easier :-) :-) I look forward to the next sample 
Friendship Joli Mama"
Én értékelem a kép. Azt akarom, hogy a Magyarországon most. Anglia annyira unalmas !!!
I do appreciate your pictures.  I want to go to Hungary now.  England is so dull!!!

How lovely to see Marco back again this year. A good friend who has taken part many times before. Hi, Marco.
"Hello Jane, 
Started my TIAS tonight. 
I think IT could be a butterfly..... 
But i think you will surprise us 
Greetings Marco"
I hope I do surprise you, Marco. It may be a butterfly but it maybe something else!!!

Claire asks a simple question
"Hello Jane!
Is it a pumpkin????"
The answer? I'm not telling!!!

The next to arrive is Denise who is unsure. She says:
"Liking the snake one or maybe a dress."

Wendy may have another idea apart from her original (St Paul's Cathedral). 
"Do you know it could still be St Paul's dome or a parrot's cage. 
Wendy x"
There's a bit of a difference between a cathedral dome and a parrot's cage, Wendy!!!!

Bernice has been looking at her TIAS from another angle which is a good idea. She says:
"Hi Jane, 
I am using Lizbeth 20 Wildflower. If I hold this upside down it looks like a tulip flower. 
Bernice in Western (Snowy) Canada"