Tuesday, February 13, 2018

"It's a String Thing" #230

It's Tuesday, your good news day!

IAST #230 is detailed below and the IAST # 229 tiles will be ready for viewing tomorrow,
St. Valentine's Day.  Please forgive my tardiness, but I do have a really good reason for it.

We are just back from a trip to California where our sweet granddaughter, Pauline, celebrated her First Holy Communion.  We had such a wonderful time soaking up the heavenly gift of being grandparents.

And if I may have a grandmotherly moment, I have a little show and tell.

This photograph of Pauline was the inspiration for my tangle Pauline's Pigtail
(click here to view) ~

This past weekend, I put her hair in pigtails again and she struck a similar pose ~

How sweet (and much too grown up) is that?! *sigh*

Speaking of sweet, let's once more use heart inspired tangles for our challenge and
begin with this string ~

IAST String #230 by Adele Bruno, CZT

The tangles we will use include ~

Skelter by Debbie Raaen
Debbie began contributing to IAST at #200 and it is a treat to learn and use a tangle designed by her.

Funsin by Yu Ru Chen
I recently spent a few hours with this pattern and fell in love with it - only after some trial and error.
On Thursday, I will post my Tips for Tangling Funsin in hopes that you will come to love it too.

Knightsbridge by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas
This classic tangle will add some contrast to the other more curvy tangles.

Feel free to turn the string in any direction that suits your mood and sense for the tangles.
I can just imagine the how beautiful your tiles will be ­čĺŚ.

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 are to be submitted by Saturday evening of the week issued 

*Photos, notes, and the 'Tile for Honors' are (usually) posted on the following Monday 

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PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary for you to have a blog or website to participate. 

If you do have a blog or website, I will add a link upon request. 
Please include the site specific URL. 

I look forward to your emails.


  1. Congratulations on your granddaughter's first communion! That's a great milestone in her lifelong...hopefully...spiritual journey, and I'm delighted that you and your husband were able to be there with her.

    I remember when you showed the first photo of Pauline's hair and gave us the tangle, and find it hard to believe that it was "that" long ago!! Just doesn't seem as tho she should be that old, right?!?!? Right!!


  2. Yes, you are right!
    And it never ceases to amaze us that we don't age - just the children and grandchildren do ;)