Tuesday, September 25, 2012


...only it's Tuesday today - I'm a little late with this.
It is a very windy day today, though - so this week's theme is quite appropriate:
I especially love this week's variety of wind interpretations  - you can take a look at them all here. This inchie challenge attracts lots of talented people every week!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tangle ATC

I had so much fun working on this tangle
and I actually am quite pleased with it.
I still see areas that need improvement, but I am feeling much more encouraged and am ready to begin another!

Monday, September 17, 2012


This week's inchie theme is...
Ever since I saw the theme for this week, I just couldn't get this silly song out of my mind:
Ten green bottles sitting on the wall,
Ten green bottles sitting on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There'll be nine green bottles sitting on the wall.

For some reason, on this side of the ocean, we replace sitting with hanging.
Can't say I have ever seen bottles hanging on a wall, but then neither have I ever seen 10 green bottles sitting on a wall!
There are some interesting interpretations of the theme here

and you will also see that ChrisJ has done a great job of catching up on the six or so inchie weeks that she missed!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The UK - All in a Tangle!

I got this idea from a book - someone had done the same with a map of the States...
...and I have been working on it for a while. In fact, this is my second attempt, as I made a nasty mess in Northamptonshire on the first one!
I know my outlines of the counties are not entirely accurate, but I tried to keep to the original as much as possible.

(I am sincerely hoping that the original county outlines found on line are accurate - things have changed muchly since I left the UK in 1962! - Well, if not, hopefully someone can direct me to an accurate county outline and I will start all over again!)
For my UK bloggers, please forgive if my representation of your county leaves something to be desired :{
Because it holds very special memories for me, East Yorkshire (or, as we used to say, the East Riding of Yorkshire) is a heart tangle.
If you would like to try this for yourself, you can find the outline map here 
The map with the county names inserted is here
 If you click on it, you will see it  more clearly.
 My original plan was to personalize each county with a drawing of its flag - that would have been lovely. But so many of the flags are very detailed and complicated - I could never have accomplished that task. If you would like to rise to the challenge, there is a listing of each British flag for counties, regions and cities here. You will have to arrow down through a myriad of flags, but you will get to them eventually. It is quite an interesting page, actually.

Anyway, good luck if you are going to attempt this! And when you are done, be sure to post it so that we can all see the end result (perhaps this time next year!)

Now it's time to do Canada-in-a-Tangle!

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Wow!  How did it get to be September already!
This week's Inchie theme is:
Those birds have become my trademark, I think!
This inchie should please my sister, ChrisJ - it is supposed to look a little like the lighthouse at Flamborough Head in Yorkshire, UK - our home (well, not the lighthouse, but the headland) for many wonderful years.
We lived in the Dormy House - a little cabin right on the edge of the cliff, belonging to the golf club where my father was the manager. The golf course ranged back from the cliff edge and one of my favourite pastimes was to search the cliffs for lost golf balls and sell them back to my dad!
There are sure to be many more wonderful interpretations of the 'sunset' theme here
It's hard to believe this year's inchie challenge will be over in just a  few months!  But there are still 16 themes to go - yay!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


This week's Inchie theme is
The rest of the submissions are slow-coming this week, I guess because of long weekend holidays in Canada, and I think in the UK, too.
But keep an eye here 
and you will soon see some great interpretations of the window theme!