Wednesday, July 31, 2019

"It's a String Thing" #300 Featuring ADA

It's Tuesday, your good news day!

It is also the 300th time I have greeted you with those words.  Three hundred IAST prompts and a world wide community of tanglers later and we are still going strong.  How exciting!

I remain grateful to you and humbled by your enthusiasm, participation, interest, and sharing of this passion for all things tangled.

To mark our milestone, I have been saving my latest tangle (and the story of its inspiration) to include in the festivities and have a themed string ready as well.

Adding to the celebration, please permit me to tell you about a personal milestone and my excuse for the delayed post.
For the first time in over two years, all seven of our children were home at the same time.  If the photograph below included their spouses and children, there would be an additional ten people pictured here!  Needless to say, we had a fabulous reunion and were so grateful to be together ~

Aside from their own amazing lives and accomplishments, I consider being their mom, mother-in-law to their spouses, and grandmother to their children, the greatest gifts of my life.

Speaking of grandchildren, my newest tangle is named for our sweet granddaughter, Ada.
As usual, I ran it by my Knuckleballer CZT group.  They approved (phew!) - I do hope you enjoy it!

My true confession:  I was in church when the inspiration struck for this pattern.  While I should have been listening more attentively to the sermon, my attention was riveted on a decorative arch over a side altar.  Try as I may, I could not manage to deconstruct it in my mind.  I rummaged for a pencil in my purse and scribbled some ideas on the back of a donation envelope (tell me please, that I am not the only tangler to have done this!) until I finally 'got it'.

We will use Ada along with the tangles below with this celebratory string ~
The other tangles include ~

 100 from our 100th IAST  and

C-perfs from our 200th IAST

While I am not sure how these tangles will mesh, the chance to use all three is just too special to pass up.

The deadline for IAST #300 is extended by one week.  
Please email your submissions by Saturday, August 10th. 

Have fun, the string is merely a suggestion so please let the tangles lead the way - especially these.

If these tangles do not flow easily for you, feel free to use ones that do.  It is far more important to enjoy the time tangling than to worry over how to go about it.

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 -
*Photos and notes are (usually) posted on the following Monday
Send in your photos - you will encourage and inspire fellow Zentangle® enthusiasts all over the world. WHEN YOU SIGN YOUR NAME, PLEASE INCLUDE WHERE YOU LIVE.

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. You have a beautiful family.

    Congratulations on making it to the 300th IAST, and thank you so very much for all your time and effort for us.


    1. Thank you, Joyce. And many thanks for following for so long.

  2. Wow - 300! What an achievement. Ada is a great tangle - I know I'll love using it. Looking forward to getting lost in your milestone challenge!

  3. Thank you, Jem.
    I just corrected the links to the other tangles. I am looking forward to seeing your creation.

  4. Oh I love this tangle Adele, thank you for sharing it. And thank you for hanging in there for 300 IAST's, what a milestone. I am so grateful to you for sharing your time with us this way.

  5. I'm really grateful to have found I.A.S.T. on the Internet and it is with great pleasure that I have finished the 300 th challenge. Thank you very much for all your efforts dear Adele and for that unexpected but sweet picture of all your children. They all have a beautiful smile and the girls, one on the leftside and the other on the rightside are really copies of you, that is wonderul isn't it!!!