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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

july is finished

... and so the bookmark, even you all there outside have been keeping me distracted with great tips and inspirations from previous post! As a result, this time the tail is very short!!! I think I'd start a bracelet, but with thicker thread. That was dmc, size 80. I added a better picture in flickr, click on image to follow the link:

https://flic.kr/p/vGaSr4

Another pic: do you recognize the similar pattern from Mrs Odum's daisy?

This is the back:
...and the tail, where I played with a sort of vertically curled rings, that is first I tatted a daisy (all rings 6-6-6-6) with the red-purple thread and those little rings 6ds with the white, in the same manner that I did them in the tail but around the thread over the hand; then I tatted rings 6 vsp 12 +(join to vsp) 6, "hugging" two contiguous purple rings:
... the back of the daisy:

Love those colors together, they are similar to colors of this flower that I bought, but sorry I can't remember its name:

I'd also like showing a panorama, in the back you can see the Gran Sasso mountain, the highest in the center of Italy. It's taken from a place used to be populated till 1960s, then emptied for emigration and a lot of house ruined because people never came back.
There's a lovely silence, only birds and wind, most time of the year. Then some of the houses get to life again in August, when people, usually sons or grandsons of old residents, come on holiday.

Ciao,
Ninetta

14 comments:

  1. Love the book mark you made, wonderful job of keeping all those chains straight. I love old places and in Italy would be fantastic to see :)

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  2. Aaarrrrgggghhhhh ! I can't see all the pics, and will have to return via desktop later, to gaze and decipher. What I Can see, is Very intriguing and tantalising ! Wow ! You are a genius thread-bender :-)

    I still have very fond memories of my visit to Italy. You live in a country full of great history, culture, beauty, diversity, & craftsmanship . No wonder it is in your DNA :-)

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    1. Spectacular ! Now I understand your explanation as well. Thanks for sharing the details :-) This goes on my to-tat list ....

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  3. Gorgeous bookmark, lovely pattern and great piece of tatting
    Margaret

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  4. Completely awesome bookmark!!! :)

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  5. Thank you so much everyone, you're so kind!

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  6. Gorgeous bookmark! I think the flower is an impatiens and the colors you have are perfect. It's sad to think of those lovely buildings empty. I think I'll talk to my husband about moving!

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    1. :) great! Well, beautiful places indeed, but remodeling is difficult, houses have often walls in common, roads are up, nature asked back its space after 50 years of abandon, it used to be everywhere farmed, now you see woods and bush (delicious blackberries!)

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  7. So far Mrs. Odum has won as I cannot keep my chains so nice as you have in your bookmark but perhaps some day. How nice of you to share pictures of Italy also.

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  8. Stunning bookmark! Really original.

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  9. Wow!!! Gorgeous bookmark! Love the 3D look of it. So many possibility! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations :).

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  10. Looks amazing! You do create fantastic tatting with #80 thread. So uniform and precise. : )

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  11. Your bookmark is a fantastic work of art! It looks very difficult - I'd hate to hide it inside a book :) Beautiful pictures.

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta