Over the last little while your update team has been valiantly trying to keep the 25 Motif Challenge page up to date. All of the lovely tatting you have been posting takes us quite a while to go through, write up, copy pictures, and link back to your pages. Recently our personal lives and health issues have kept some of us from doing the updates, leaving others, namely Clyde to carry the burden of doing the updates. And now, even Clyde is dealing with health issues that don't leave him the time and energy to continue. Since many of our team find that they are no longer able to do the updates I'm putting out another request for volunteers to help with keeping the challenge blog going. When it goes a full week without an update, it can take 5 or 6 hours to complete, but if it's done every day it can take as little as 15 or 20 minutes, depending on how much tatting and blogging everyone has done. So if you think you could spare some time for the tatting community and would like to volunteer, please let me know by sending an email to sharon at gagechek dot com I know that both I, and the other team members would certainly appreciate the support.
Alan has gone from tatting snowflakes to tatting doilies, only now that he has them completed he can't remember where they come from except that one of them is the Arches doily from Marilee's blog. I recognize Mary Konior's spinning wheel glass mat and one of the doilies looks like Whip Cream Frill from Rita Weiss but I'm not certain about that.Sherry got to spend one day with her sweetie before he was off on his travels again and she has been consoling herself re-stocking her stores of hand dyed threads. The new colours are "Rose Petals" (shades of red, peach and yellow) and "Summer Pond" (pale blue, gold and brown).