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Saturday, 22 August 2015

quad_24 rescued

Thread is dmc size 70, pattern is a variation of quad_24, stitches' count is here: http://ninettacaruso.blogspot.it/2015/08/lazy-patterns-saga-quad24.html

I used the square flawed (can you spot it?), partially amended by Doctor Downplay, and took your advice to leave arms of the square not connected. It measures about 20 x 20 cm. It could be used as a rings' pillow but with something added in the center, I think, like some embroidery.

I copied from Priscilla's frame the solution used there, to connect all squares and half-squares together, with a final round of rings and chains.

We go often to the sanctuary of Saint Gabriel, near the Gran Sasso mountain. There is always a lot of people there, at any time of the year, but mostly busy during august, when a lot come from outside Italy, too, visiting relatives.

On the 2nd of march 2014 it was inaugurated a new big bronze door (by Paolo Annibali sculptor). It is 4 x 5 meters and they say that its weight is 6000 kilograms! There is a website for the sanctuary, but it's in italian: http://www.sangabriele.org/

"Porta degli emigrati" - door of emigrants
Ciao,
Ninetta

7 comments:

  1. I love your frame! Interesting method, to join the different motifs with an outer row. That's a serious door. Thanks for showing us. Is it a sanctuary for people moving to Italy, or does it commemorate people who left Italy?

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    1. The door, only that door is dedicated to people who left Italy. I'm sorry that they don't have a English translation in their website. Have you tried with the google translation of the site? It is a very well known sanctuary in Italy.

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  2. I think an old photo would look so nice in the extraordinary frame, what ever you do would be great and can't wait to see what you will do too! Although I like the idea of embroidery work too :)

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  3. Thank you for your comments!

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  4. Another lovely lace ! Yes, some embroidery or a smaller tatted motif in same shade would look nice. But I still like the 1st one (Priscilla's) best - that lace is sheer gossamer !

    Very interesting about the porta degli emigrati . I Googled for info/translatin in English & have been reading this enlightening write-up here : http://www.paoloannibali.it/opere/scheda/la-porta-degli-emigrati-santuario-san-gabriele/
    Thanks for sharing :-)

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta