24 February 2011

Robin, badger and no blips!!!!!!

I wonder if I can explain how I feel about the patterns I do?  It's a bit like having a baby.  Takes months and months to nurture it and carry it around with you (in this case in the mind as well as on the shuttles) and then you get there and it's finished - eureka!!!!

Once it's born (finished!) I then find that I don't want to let it out of my sight for a while.  I can get VERY possessive!!!  Then it becomes a teenager and you can't wait to get rid of it!!!  I actually forget about them too which is why sometimes you see things that I've finished and then they don't appear!!!  Also some go off on trips to other places like the badger and robin.  

The robin was taught by Riet at the Palmetto tat days last year (and by changing colours can become a bluebird too - click on the image on the pattern page for a surprise!) and the badger - well he's been lurking around my computer for years in various 'disguises'.  I think he got rather sett in his ways at one point and wouldn't come out of hiding!!! He doesn't have a 3D head in case you were led to believe that by remarks you've seen elsewhere - it's as flat as a pancake.  

I've also added the 'no blips' link too.  Seems it's going to be pretty useful!!!  All three pages can be reached from my home page here.

16 comments:

  1. The robin!! - I've been coveting that one ever since it first appeared on your blog - thank you!

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  2. I love your animals oh and birds, Your robin looks super and the badger well hes cute. Glad you put the no blips on your site, I am sure everyone will find it useful, no matter how long you tat for there is always something new to learn. It amazing how tatting how grown and changed over the years.
    Have a good day.
    Margaret

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  3. Good Morning Jane! Thank you for sharing your Robin/Bluebird pattern, which I think is adorable. We have lots of Bluebirds here and finally got them to nest in our boxes. So I will definitely be making this one. The Badger pattern is also great. Have a good day!

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  4. Of course I am especially drawn to the bluebird :) That's a pattern I will have to try. Thanks also for the "no-blip" instructions - I haven't had a chance to try it, but I will! Those blips drive me crazy.

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  5. Lol, Jane!

    Guess what, I tried your no-blip technique yesterday and at first it didn't work, but then I decided to try it again and Yeehaw! it worked, sure-as-shootin

    Thanks!!

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  6. Sarah1:37 pm

    oooh Jane, thank you so much for the patterns... all of them! You are so generous. I have been itching to tat the robin/bluebird ever since I discovered your blog before Christmas. During the wait you have kept me busy with the TIAS and sea horse, panda, and several of your hearts and book marks. I am most grateful to you.

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  7. Wonderful critters! :)

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  8. Thanks for the patterns- I've been watching for the one for the Robin for a while hoping you'd share it.

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  9. Oh what an honour that you mailed the robin-pattern to me before anybody else had it... But it is still lying around - I have not purchased the right colours yet :-(

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  10. i'm so glad you have such a wonderful pattern page.i constantly use it. last year iwas asked for tatted animals to go in a tree and i found your owls. this year have been asked for worms and bugs guess wear these will come from. i always say wear the pattern has come from.got to try your no-blip pattern as i'm always using different colours together.

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  11. Nice birds and I've totally fallen in love with your badger!

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  12. The Badger, in person, is really beautiful as well as very badger and he lays nice and flat in my Bible! I find if I put my bookmarks from you there, I see them every day during my devotional time. But I LOVE the badger, so unique and I’ve had several compliments at church about him, since he arrived. Although I don’t get to services every Sunday as I once was able to do...Thank you for all of your hard work and the way that you make people feel ‘special’. xxxx P

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  13. I have "given birth" many times like you. Unfortunately mine never reach maturity(like yours truly!). If they do I may kill them before they get out of their teens. Hey.....the males of most species do tend to do that because of the dominant order. HAHA
    I do like your robin/bluebird pattern. Small and dainty and it has the "conquer the world" attitude about it.

    Right now I think I am going to have octuplets!!!!

    XOXO SOJ

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  14. I really love your "pancake flat badger". This little guy is so joyful.

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  15. I have loved Robins ever since I can remember!

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  16. I am sooo pleased that the bird pattern is now being shared. You are so sweet! I have three more months until retirement, then I can join the crowd with a blog! Watch out you will see me around the blogs....can't wait! Again thanks for sharing.
    Suz

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