Saturday, 17 February 2018

Day 14


I will put the last day (15) out on Monday and you'll need some yarn/thread for the hair. Yes, it's a mermaid for those who haven't worked it out yet!!! 

Also on the last day I hope you will let us all know where you live and, if you know, the thread you used too. I will number each mermaid as it arrives so we can keep track of who actually finished!!! I have 114 people who started but there maybe more out there who haven't sent in pictures!!! We'll see who passes the finishing 'line'!!!!


Denise B is the first of the overnighters and she says this:
"Good evening Jane,
i still think it’s a genie coming out of a lamp or bottle . Or girl on a skateboard ? A girl on a diving board ? Aren’t you going to miss designing and hosting these TIAS ? 
Take care and stay warm and healthy.
Denise Brant"


This is a pleasing (to me) comment now from Coretta. Although I'm elderly or even old now I still think we should be doing our very best to save our planet. This is why I NEVER print patterns (or much else, either). I work from the computer - whatever sort I'm sitting at. Thank you, Coretta for helping save our earth.  Also thank you for the other reason too.  It all helps our craft to give credit to whoever designed the pattern.
"Jane, 
I don’t actually print out the patterns. I take a screen shot of the pattern page and take a picture of my work completed for each day and collage them together using the app pic•collage. 
I like to have source, so there is credit in some way to you. :) 
The question is now? What color should the hair be? :) "




Love this comment and picture from Krystal. She says.
"My mer-ponies have hooves :)
Krystal"




Fanny is the last of the overnighters and she's sent in her days 12 and 13 with the following comment:
"Bonjour JaneVoici le jour 11,12, et 13 
L' aventure ce termine bientôt et ce fut un plaisir de vous suivre !
Mon petit fils Elouan m'a dit mamy tu as fait une petite sirène, j'espère qu'il aura raison !
Bon samedi Jane et merci pour ce partage

Hello Jane 
Here is the 11.12 day and 13 
The adventure that soon ended and it was a pleasure to follow you! 
My little grandson Elouan grandma told me you did a little mermaid, I hope he will be right! 
Good Saturday Jane and thank you for sharing "




Now I have the first day 14 in with her mermaid's tail. Yes it's my dear friend Jenni who says:
"Nearly forgot.
Cute tail. !!"



Second in (and from Australia too!) is Maureen who says:
"I've been wondering what those two tiny picots were for! The base finishes her off nicely, I think.She will her ends dealt with , as usual, in daylight, and is looking forward to her hairdressing appointment on Monday."



Teresa is next to arrive and this is her comment.
"Dear Jane!
Here is my 13 day.
Greetings from Poland.
Teresa"


Next in is Jane who has given her mermaid a name. This is what she calls her!!!
"Aha, Jane, Milly ought to be able to swim now."
Love the name - Milly the mermaid.  Has quite a ring to it!!!



Tim is next in my inbox and this is what he says and his has another name!!!
"With the tail, the 2 picots are explained and everything becomes more clear. Here is Arial, but bald. Tricky lady!"
Do you mean I'm tricky or Arial?!?!?!?!



Jacee has now got a tail on her mermaid and she says:
"Hi Jane,
Here's my submission of day 14. And I see an adolescent mermaid."



Mary Jane seems to suffer the same tatting problems as I do!!! Nick's forever asking why I'm getting up, turning round and searching on my chair!!! Here's Mary Jane's comment:
"What a morning. I lost her twice this a m. I panicked, found her in my notebook. Then lost her again. Was sitting on her. Oh my. 
She is beautiful. And thank you
Mary Jane. Indiana USA"



Aleksandra is next in from Poland. She says:
"Hello Jane,So a mermaid. She got a silver tail and she also gets silver hair.
Aleksandra from Poland"



Next in is Erzsebet who says:
"Dear Jane!
Here is my work of day 14
Sincerely
Erzsebet"



Finally (I think!) in this batch is Ilona who says:
"Jane, Voiala:) Here's my mermaid with her tail.
Thanks for your help.
Ilona (Hungary)"



Not 'quite' finally as Aniko has just arrived so I'm going to add her two days and then have lunch!!!
"Dear Jane
I send my 13-day debt and also the 14-day job.
I'm glad you finally found out what we were doing!
Have a nice weekend !"



I'm back again and this time the first in is Emily who says:
"I can't believe I actually guessed right all the way back at day 6! I'm very excited about how well they have turned out and can't wait for them to have hair :)"
Yes you did well to guess so early.   I love the way your two mermaids are holding hands!



Julie is next in with her days 12 and 13 and this is what she has to say:
"Hello !
I am a little late but here are my days 12 and 13."




Now I have Teresa who says it's a mermaid too!
"Dear Jane!
it's a mermaid - 14 day."




Melanie has now sent in her day 14 with the following comment. 
"Hi Jane-
Well, now that we've succeeded with this part of the game, the sand has beckoned my creature. I must ask at the Aquarium if mermaids are female, or we just arbitrarily assign a fem. gender to the noun. Doncha love speaking a neuter language? I found a bit of kelp colored yarn to use as hair, but how to style it? Ponytail doesn't seem right......
Melanie in CA"
You'll find out how to style the hair on Monday, Melanie!



Back again after a short tatting spell. The first in this session is from Krystyna who says this:
"TIAS 14 Syrenka jest . Pozdrawiam Krystyna 

TIAS 14 is a mermaid. Regards Krystyna"


Anita is next with her day 14 and this is her comment:
"Hi Jane,
The tail really makes a difference, she is such a pretty mermaid!
Still curious what her hair will look like :-)
/Anita"



Agi is next in the inbox and she says:
"Dear Jane
The 14. day. :)"



Nona's mermaid has arrived now and she says:
"Can’t wait to give my colorful mermaid some hair!
Nona (Green Bay, WI)"



Finally in this batch is Caroline who is still not feeling fully better yet. She says:
"Still not quite up to par yet. I keep hoping I will be completely better soon."



Two more mermaids have made it into my inbox. The first is from Anikó who says:
"Kedves Jane! Tudom, hogy már nem sokára vége ennek a játéknak, de nagyon élveztem. Köszönöm!
Anikó.

Dear Jane! I know it's not about to end this game, but I really enjoyed it. Thanks! 
Aniko."
I'm glad you've enjoyed it, Aniko.  I've enjoyed meeting you.



The second one in this batch is Sue (aka Pigmini!) who says:
"Here you go miss...
Triton!! Soon to become Tritana!!"



AnSo has just arrived with her days 11, 12 and 13. She says:
"Hi Jane,
I’m sorry i'm late for the day 11, 12 and 13. Time flies ! It is a mermaid ! I looking forward to day 14 and 15.
I leave you the link of the page of my blog : http://aliance-so.fr/tias-2018
Thank you for these great moments"
Best regards
AnSo Alia
Not a problem, AnSo. Day 14 is now on this blog too!!!





Katie has done her six tails for her six mermaids. Here they are:
"Hi, Jane,
a bevy of mermaids awaiting the trip to the hair stylist!
tatty hugs,
Katie"




Now I have Barbara's message along with her pictures and Ewa's too. They've done days 13 and 14. Here's the message:
"Witaj Jane! 
Dzisiaj dopiero mogę wysłać prace Ewy i moje z ostatnich dni. To na pewno nie będzie jaszczurka... i nie będzie to dinozaur... szkoda... Może zgadnę za rok! 
Cieplutko pozdrawiam! 

Hello Jane!
Today I can only send works; Ewa's and mine from the last days. It will not be a lizard for sure ... and it will not be a dinosaur ... it's a pity ... Maybe I will guess next year!
Warmly greet!"








Next in my inbox is Eva with days 13 and 14 and who says:
"Hallo Jane, etwas verspätet aber bin noch dabei.
Liebe Grüße

Hi Jane, a little late but I am still in the process.
best regards
Eva"




Barbara is next in the inbox and she says:
"I am Barbara Tomaszewska and I am from Poland --- my 14 day Tias201"



Next to arrive is Maria who has concerns over her mer-man! She says:
"Finally got caught up...... again.... my "Mer-man" is ready to hit the ocean..... but some flowing locks would be a nice addition..... gotta keep that noggin warm in the cold cold sea!"



Kay has now popped into my inbox and she says:
"Dear Jane,
Ahhh....little mermaid is SO happy to have her swimming equipment now. :-) She is here with one of her friends. Now we know they're kindred. You kept me guessing, Jane, even though I thought she might turn into a mermaid. One never knows in the TIAS game. It's been so much fun. I'll be a little sad to see Monday come with the end of this fun, yet it will be great to see the end projects along with all of the origins of the participants. I've SO enjoyed reading their clever posts. Quite a few have made me smile. Thanks again for all of your work and keeping us guessing Jane!"
LOVE the picture, Kay.  



Bev is the last in this session and maybe the last tonight as it's almost bedtime. This is what Bev has to say:
"Hi Jane 
I was so engrossed in what we were tatting, I forgot to take a photo of Day 13. I was convinced it was a merman with short curly hair, to partner your already designed mermaid. But BC3 has tricked me again.
I love the way you capture personality in your patterns, with just a few twists of direction. She’s a cheeky girl!."
Glad you were tricked, Bev.  Wait til Monday to see what happens next!!!!



Well Bev wasn't quite the last as Mirror Jane is!!! She just caught me as I was passing the 'office' on the way to bed!! This is what she says:
"Hi Jane, 
T&C is definitely too exciting to get behind on, but I still hate dealing with threads, so I am procrastinating a little. 
I did get a bit enthusiastic about the split rings and put an extra picot in there, but it's not the worst that could have happened.
Very awesome to see a few left-handed tatters here, too. Yay Lefties!
Thanks again!"

Goodnight folks - see some of you in the morning.


Friday, 16 February 2018

Day 13 - continued

Plus others, of course!!! 

First of all - tomorrow will be day 14 with one final part to finish off on Monday.

The first one in today is from Julie who has just started (and almost finished!) this year's TIAS. She says:

"Here is my submission. I finally got the tatting, time and technology to come together. I made a mistake on day 7 and didn't notice until day 11. So I fudge it a little and kept going. I was not satisfied so I started a second. I was guessing an animal of some sort until day 10. As I tatted the second trying to catch up, I was watching the Olympics and thought maybe a snowboarder. Pondering all the information and since you say it will be your last T.I.A.S. I think it's a little Jane going on to other tatting adventures. We just need to attach a shuttle. Not sure if I can send more than one picture so attached one of both with the one on the left with the mistake. Thanks for putting so much of yourself into this fun game.
Julie from Missouri"


Cheryl is next with her day 13 and she says:
"​I put her on a black background so she'd show up better. I still think she's gonnabe a mermaid. Mine looks like she's hitch hiking somewhere.


Next is Alutka who says:
"Dzień dobry Jane!
Dzień 13 wykonany. tak mi przyszło na myśl czy nie jest to snowboard? Zima jeszcze trwa może warto poszusować z górki? ;-)
Pozdrawiam,
Alutka

Good morning, Jane! 
Day 13 made. so I came to think that this is not a snowboard? Winter still continues it may be worth poszusować downhill? ;-) 
Regards, 
Alutka"
Hmmm, it maybe a snowboard!!!!! BUT it may not be!!!



Lou has now arrived with a plethora of what she thinks are mermaids!!! She says:
"Hi Jane, We think we are mermaids and we need some flukes!!!! Help! Looking forward to having the ability to swim. Lol Lou Dawn, Renton, WA USA
PS love the TAIS hope you continue the fun! Thank you!"
Are your 'mermaids' doing synchronised swimming, Lou?!?!?!?



Next in is Barbara with her day 12 and she says:
"Sorry Jane. I labelled the previous picture incorrectly. This is Day 12!
Barbara in Northern CA"
Not a problem, Barbara. When I have time I'll go back and find it and change the day!!!!



Annie is next with her day 13 and she says:
"Hi Jane...here is my Day 13
my wonderful little mermaid
ya.. I guess little mermaid
Happy Tatting,
Annie - Indonesia"



Now I have Linda who has this to say:
"Hello, 
She's back....... She is growing on me. Guess she will just have to stay. 
Thanks again for the work you do for tatting world. You are my go tooo
when I forget how to do something. Which is alot. 
Hugs
Linda"



Barbara is back again with her day 13 and she says:
"Dear Jane,
Well, I peeked at someone’s hint of “I Dream of Jeannie” and think that’s better than my robot guess. I can see these ladies coming out of a bottle.
Blessings,
Barbara from Northern CA"



Finally in this batch I have Elizabeth who says:
"Kedves Jane!
Már az amigurumi állatkáim is alig várják ,hogy milyen új jövevény érkezik hozzájuk!
Üdvözlettel Elizabeth 

Dear Jane! 
Even the little animal Amigurumi is eager to see what new comers coming to them! 
Yours Elizabeth"
Love the Amigurumi creatures.



Back home after a busy afternoon and the first person in the inbox is Lyn who says:
"Hi Jane  Well here is my day 13 and it still looks like an alien mermaid Lol !!
Thanks Jane for all the trouble you went to for TAIS.
Kind regards
Lyn (WA)"



Next in the inbox is Erzsebet who says:
"Dear Jane!
Here is my work of day 13
Sincerely
Erzsebet"



Barbara is next and she says:
"I am Barbara Tomaszewska and I am from Poland --- my 13 day Tias201"


Now I have Annelies who has also sent in her day 13. This is what she says:
"Hello Jane,I just finished my day 13 and I still think she's a mermaid.
I'm really looking forward to the next parts!
Annelies "
I LOVE the vase with the waves on it, Annelies.  Just right for a mermaid.



Lori has sent in her alien!!! Well, this is what she says:
"Well here is day 13.
Thinking mine looks a bit like an Alien!! Hahaha"



Finally in this batch is Ankie who says:
"Day 13 is ready for a happy weekend"



Denise is next to arrive and she says:
"Still thinking mermaid."



Hot out of the inbox is Janet who has just arrived. She says:
"Hello Jane,
Here she is off the shuttles
Thanks,
Janet from GA"



Next into the inbox is Beata who says:
"Jane.
Jestem prawie pewna że to duch. Teraz jeszcze ta dodatkowa nitka - zagadka.Dziękuję za miłą zabawę. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

Jane. I'm pretty sure it's a ghost. Now this additional thread - puzzle. Thank you for the fun. Best wishes.
Beata S."
Tomorrow you will learn a bit more, Beata!!!!



Carol has now arrived with her day 13 and she says:
"Dear Jane:
Attached is my day 13 - looking (sadly) forward to the finale tomorrow. Has been a great time. Thank you for the years of TIAS games. 
Always, Carol NW Indiana
blogging as Lelia at Stitches of Life II
Well don't worry, Carol, it's not the final 'episode' tomorrow but it is the penultimate one!!!!



Now I have three days from Mary who has been (and still is) away from home. She says:
"Jane,
I’m way behind. I’ve been flying and driving In Georgia and Florida for the past 7 days. Here’s days 11, 12, and 13.
I screwed up day 12 and undid it. In the process the thread lost it’s twist. Then while I was trying to correct the first mistake I made another huge mistake as you can tell by the tilt of the second arm. I’ll have to start over but not until next week when I have time to quietly do it right.
In the meantime, I’m going to try to make this work as best I can.
Mary in California (but currently in Florida)"
Well it won't make any difference to the end result, Mary.  In fact you could call it a 'design change'!!!