Tuesday, November 21, 2017

"It's a String Thing" #220

It's Tuesday, your good news day!

It is also Thanksgiving week here in the United States. 

It is a time of family and friends and feasting and football mixed in with the Macy's Day Parade and all wrapped in a blanket of gratitude for the many blessings God has showered upon us.

After the mealtime prayer at our home, we take turns around the dinner table to say aloud what we thank God for, especially the blessings of the past year.

In previous IAST Thanksgiving week's, we have counted our blessings and incorporated them into our tiles for this two different ways:  we have written them to be viewed along with the tangles and we've lightly penciled them in the string spaces to be tangled over.

This year we will use either option and begin with this string that I drew with a fancy cursive 'G' for Gratitude ~

IAST #220 by Adele Bruno, CZT
The tangles we will use include ~

Z-trick by Yamit Fridman
An angular tangle, it can fill most any space.  I have referred to this tangle often when writing about aura. 

Gra-vee by Laura Sponseller
How could I pass up a tangle by this name when anticipating a Thanksgiving feast?!
This tangle is open for many variations.

Printemps by Maria Thomas
This is simple and round and familiar to us.  Here are my Tips for Tangling Primtemps ~

Use as few or as many of the tangles as you wish.  The option is yours - to either have your words hidden in pencil along with the string, or to write them in Micron and view them with your tangles.

Simply pencil the string line onto your tile and tangle away! 

Here are the (Not so) Official Guidelines: 
* Challenges are posted on Tuesdays.
*Use the string posted for the week and some or all of the suggested patterns
* Submit a photo of your tile saved as jpg or scan your tile (300 dpi or higher) and save as a jpg
*Email your jpg file as an attachment to - brunoadelem@gmail.com
*Entries for IAST #219 are to be submitted by Saturday evening of the week issued 

*Photos, notes, and the 'Tile for Honors' will be posted on the following Monday 

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