Monday, August 22, 2011

Weekly Challenge #36

Happy Monday everyone!
First of all, as always - a few house keeping items:

  • If you're NEW here (and there've been a lot of new additions to the party!) I'm working on creating some tutorials to help you out.  You can click on the links above or:  See "Getting Started"  and "Tutorials
  • Last week's challenge slideshow is late, my apologies. Oh dearie,  I hope to have it up and running soon!!
  • To see all the past weekly challenges - click the tab above, or follow this link
  • Please grab the button for the Weekly Challenge (on the right  sidebar) to display on your blogs! share the fun!
  • The limit of submissions to the slideshow is TWO, but please feel free to post as many as you like to your blogs.  I will take the first two presented to each challenge. 
  • and i want to say a very extra special big heart felt thank you to everyone who donated funds last week.  I continue to be amazed by the generosity of spirit of this wonderful community.  HUGS!

I hope everyone's enjoying the summer!  Can you believe it's practically the end of August already? where did the time go?  On  Monday the boys and i went to the park with my sister in law and my nephews - Chewie loves playing with his older boy cousins... and we went to the paddling pool on Wednesday afternoon - but Chewie was cranky and asked to go home after an hour of playing.
Super Chewie conquers the playground
Chewie had a hot date with his buddy E on Wednesday - it was the first time our WHOLE little family went to a restaurant.  It was crazy, E and Chewie are 3 months apart, and Artoo and E's baby sister are 6 months apart... restaurant gong show. 
Boys hugging


We also got more work done in our basement!!  seems like we just need to do the finishing touches - it looks so nice.  i'll have to post pictures when it's done.

Saturday i got to go as a very last minute date to a wedding with a friend.

It feels like we've been trying to get as much summer into these last weeks as possible. 

Artoo loves beets - they really bring out his eyes...
I want to say a quick thank you to all the amazing ladies who helped me take a break this summer!  Your guest posts were great!

Weekly Challenge #36: New Tangle Assunta

The challenge this week is to use the new tangle called Assunta that appeared in the latest Zentangle newsletter.  It's a close relative to the tangle cadent, and it's pretty fun.  You can see the instructions here - and your challenge is to delve in and try it out.  There are many things you can do with this tangle, lots of variations or tanglations are possible!


it's a tile on tile!
and now - the fine print:

If you have a blog, add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here)

Also, please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;)

If you don't have a blog but still want to participate, you can email your tile to me and i will post it here. (See the contact tab above for my email address)

The deadline for each weekly challenge is Saturday night so that i can round everyone up by Sunday. What this means is that i will stop adding tiles to the slideshow on Sunday. You're still more than welcome to do the challenges and add your name to the linkey machine.

I will be more diligent with the linkey machine - by editing out the ones that don't work, the doubles, the links that lead to nowhere, the links that go just to blog home pages (this is why we need those site specific urls), and the spam. And there is some spam. :(

30 comments:

  1. Welcome back, Laura! Glad you've had some family time. The photos of your boys are just adorable!!

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  2. Am loving your descriptions of "the Skatch". My husband is from Regina and we "vacationed" in Saskatchewan every year for probably 12 years. My kids had no idea how we celebrated the Fourth of July in the States because we were always in Canada.
    And now to the tangle.....

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  3. I love how you incorporated the assunta pattern into your tangle Laura. It is a beautiful tangle! I had to follow the instructions minutely to get it right. I hope in time it will be easier. Yes, summer is almost gone. I love how you share your life with us. The boys look happy and that is what mothering is all about. Kudos to you!

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  4. Love seeing your tile in a tile with Assunta. Very lovely!

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  5. Sounds like you're having a great summer. Shame it's nearly over. Great new challenge, may just need to do two again this week, it's very moreish.

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  6. I knew we would have an opportunity to use the new tangle. This is my first tile using Assunta.

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  7. I can't believe what a big boy Chewie is already! What a great big bro he must be to little Artoo - the Beet Boy! *G* Great lookin' kids, Laura.

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  8. I've been working on improving this tangle since it was presented in the newsletter. It still needs work ;-) but better than when I first tried it. Laura, thanks for the challenge and for sharing the pics of your sons. Cari

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  9. Love 'Boys hugging'!
    Cheers Laura..

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  10. Sweet photos of your children. I must admit this tangle gave me a bit of trouble, but I think I finally mastered it! Love your tangle!

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  11. Another fun challenge - Thank you!

    Artoo has beautiful eyes!

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  12. I am actually not last this time!!!! Laura, love the pictures of the boys! What fun! Enjoy every moment with them...they grow SO fast!!!!!

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  13. My first opportunity to try out "Assunta". Welcome back, Laura! Love the pics of your boys, so cute.

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  14. I love Artoo's Eyes. He's so cute and he looks serious. There's so many new tangles, a book could be published with 1000 to 2000 tangles in it. If they did that I will buy a copy.

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  15. Thanks for another great challenge, was shying away cause it looked so complicated but decided to take the plunge and well looks can be deceiving!!
    Great to see Artoos enjoying his food, make the most of the summer.

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  16. Hi Laura and Fellow Tanglers! Laura, this is the first time I'll be doing a challenge that you created. So, hi again! Your boys are adorable. Hard to believe summer is almost over already. I struggled with Assunta at first, but finally got the hang of it, so thanks for challenging me to stick with it.

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  17. That was fun :) Struggled a bit at first, but then it took on a life of its own. Think I might have to do another one...

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  18. Laura, love the pictures of the kids. They are both absolutely adorable!

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  19. Hi Laura, This is Jamie from HK. My friend introduced me the Zentangle last week and I really love it. Then I kept searching about it & found you!! This is my first time to join your challange. will keep on. Thanks~

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  20. Oops, my 1st post had the wrong link so I am posting again with the correct link. sorry!

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  21. P.S. Thank you to Mariët for pointing out that I had the wrong link! I appreciate that! Sue

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  22. Aww the boys hugging. So sweet.

    I had a lot of trouble with this tangle. When I have a chance I will keep trying it and hopefully get better at it.

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  23. Thanks, Laura, for another great challenge, and for sharing your life with us. I love seeing pictures of your adorable boys.

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  24. Thanks for all your hard work. There are so many lovely designs coming out of it! x

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  25. Hi, everybody. I just posted my weekly challenge. I did mine like a Bleedthrough. I look forward for newer tangle patterns coming out and the weekly challenge. I see Laura has the Weekly Challenge No. 37 already TBA.

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  26. Finally back after a long break due to moving. Love this tangle!

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  27. Fun challenge, and again, Great to have you back (even though you never went very far!)

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  28. And I'm late again. Oh well. I did enjoy this challenge though :)

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  29. So sorry about the link to my specific URL for page for Zentangles not working. it continues to say that the page does not exist, or that there is an error, but if you click on it it IS there. Just can't lose the false information!

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tangle me some zen, baby!!