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Tangled Tuesday No. 72

Today’s Tangled Tuesday post almost didn’t happen, as while I have been tangling, I haven’t been feeling well and therefore haven’t had the energy to do much at all (including writing blog posts). It’s nothing serious – just a minor cold – but I’ve been coughing throughout the night which disturbs my sleep and makes me tired during the day. Thankfully, though, I have the next two weeks off work, so have plenty to time to rest and recover (oh, and tangle!).

New Tangles

This week I learned Oybay, Paris, Sanibelle, Echo, Puchong, Reticulated, 4Fun, and Marnie, all from TanglePatterns.com.

I also learned Greek Baubles by Neil Burley of perfectly4med.

Finished Projects

I celebrated the start of my holidays by tangling a 6″ x 6″ ZIA, which included a bunch of new-to-me and previously unused patterns as well as a few fun little dew drops (using the Dew Drop Tutorial by Lynn Mead, CZT).

ZIA 69

ZIA 69

It’s been awhile since I worked on a bigger piece with no particular agenda or guidelines, and I really enjoyed the process.


Several of the challenge hosts are taking a well-deserved break over the holiday season, but I did manage to find a couple of projects to do this week!

I started out with Diane & Carolien’s Weekly Challenge #37: Tangle with T-O-Q, choosing the tangles Test Pattern, Oshun, and Quill. All three patterns were ones I’d previously learned but had not yet had a chance to use in a finished project, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to do so.

Finally I completed joey’s weekly tangle challenge #92, which was another template – this time a gift with bow – to be filled in with tangles.

Now on to a new week of tangling!


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How have you been creative this week?
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Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.