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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

mother tongue?

I'm really happy with WIOSNA2016, what a lovely and relaxing pattern, thank you very much Renulek! I understood that there will be at least 2 more rounds (round 15 has been already posted in her blog). I finished round 14 and also finished all 3 little balls of dmc size 80 thread, I've only an armful of each colour. So I "had" to do shopping, I'm waiting for the postman with the thread and I'm already distracted thinking about that feared moment: "what to do next?"


I've mentioned that I received as a gift the last issue of Mani di Fata - "Il Lavoro Chiacchierino #19"-. There are some lovely doilies and one captured my curiosity because it starts with a little squared motif with block tatting, already seen in a previous pubblication. The square is surrounded by a tatted frame, with block tatting, too, then many squares are tatted around in a rectangular shape and everything is finished with a lovely matching edging. Actually, just before lunch, I was determined to tat it!

I'm sure, that was not due to my indigestion, nor to the hot weather. I started after lunch trying to understand the pattern, only text, and spent over an hour on it. I earned a big headache, lots of jottings and some text still to be read. I thought I knew a little about tatting - and Italian, sigh! - but I can say that reading our dear old Aunt Priscilla was way too easier than this, or even that old German book by Tina Frauberger (Schiffchenspitze 1921)!! Mother tongue? I supposed being Italian...

That's not relaxing tatting, I can't spend an hour only to read a pattern, that is what can lead a lovely and enjoyable lace art to the oblivion. I had my drawing eventually, at least for the edging. With a modern textual notation it looks very easy. But - my dear tatters, I know when throwing in the towel!

Arrivederci!
(http://www.italylogue.com/featured-articles/why-you-shouldnt-say-ciao-in-italy.html)
Ninetta
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6 comments:

  1. Your doily looks gorgeous !!!! One 20 gm ball of size 40 thread has already been consumed in my doily, and bobbins loaded at least 5 times from a new ball!
    Pity, though about the block-tatted doily.
    Salve

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  2. Ooooh, your doily is so beautiful!!!! :)

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  3. Renulek robi piękne frywolitkowe projekty, ale Twoja wersja jest iście wiosenna. Czekam na kolejne okrążenia.

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  4. Oh dear Ninetta, if you can't understand the pattern, nobody can!! Yes, there are times to throw in the towel. Your Renulek doily is lovely, I hope your new thread doesn't take long to arrive.

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  5. Oh Ninetta, If you can't understand the pattern and it's in Italian I have no chance. I do have trouble at times understanding tge Italian tatting group in Facebook, I am glad I never managed to find the magazine while I was in Italy for a few hours when we left the Beanina express, I looked in Austria and Switzerland for it and Anna magazine. We are going to Greece in September so again I will be searching and driving my hubby up the wall at every shop that sells magazines.
    Your Renulk mat is beautiful I look forward to seeing what colour you use next

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  6. Wunderschön! So schöne Farben!

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta