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Tuesday, 6 October 2020

seventh blog anniversary

Before everything else, VERY important news: thanks to Susan Fuller, Georgia Seitz's site is up again! Visit the new pages here: http://www.georgiaseitz.com/

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Yesterday was my blog anniversary, it started in 2013. Wow, I can't believe that I've been blogging for so long! Thanks to you all, my readers, I couldn't have been here without you 💓 and thanks to all tatters that share their tatting online, so I could learn a bit more every day!

Sorry that I disappeared from the blogsphere for a month! I have been busy test tatting my own pattern, the Swirling Butterflies doily. In this moment the photo-tutorial for the pattern is in Italian and it is still a draft. There are over 20 pages, with a lot to amend! My heartfelt thanks to two sweet ladies and very expert tatters, who are helping me, testing all 11 rounds: one is Paola Bevilacqua (you can find her in Facebook) and the other is Muskaan. I hope to have the privilege to show you soon the doily tatted by Paola.

Now, you would ask, how Muskaan can read Italian... so: she can't, but she's a tatting Master and she is following my drawings, tracking down my mistakes! Her help is priceless, she's been sharing her thoughts and variations in her blog:

https://tipsaroundthehome.blogspot.com/2020/09/4-plus-1-is-5.html
https://tipsaroundthehome.blogspot.com/2020/09/7-plus-6-is-13.html
https://tipsaroundthehome.blogspot.com/2020/09/3-and-1-and-2.html
https://tipsaroundthehome.blogspot.com/2020/09/3rd-times-charm.html

She also partecipated to my tat-along, two years ago, when I shared the first 3 rounds: https://tipsaroundthehome.blogspot.com/2018/09/twist-n-twirl-spiral-n-swirl.html

The thread that I used in the green doily, the prototype, was Anchor size 70. In the new white version I've used DMC Special Dentelles size 80. The two doilies are the same size that is nearly 30cm from tip to tip. The Anchor thread is softer than DMC. I still didn't shorten the antennas in the white doily but it will be gifted away so I will cut them later.

The next picture is my own tatting, I can't remember when I did it (but few years ago), it was a gift and lately I've had the chance to take a photo, that I didn't take at the moment that I gave it away. It is a pattern by Jan Stawasz from the book "Tatting theory and patterns". Thread is dmc Special Dentelles size 80.

The doily is finished but I've some side projects. I still have the Bosa lace to be finished (almost there) and then I decided to join Muskaan in the "Endrucks 1920" project, that is to convert in modern tatting notation and diagrams the patterns in the "Schiffchen-Spitzen" (by E.Endrucks) 1920 book, that is available in Georgia Seitz's archive here: http://www.georgiaseitz.com/public/publicindex.html

I will tat and try to diagram patterns #8, #14, #24 and #40. In the next picture there's my first trial of the #8.

You can read about Muskaan project here:  https://tipsaroundthehome.blogspot.com/2015/11/pattern-eleonores-angels.html

Ciao,
Ninetta

18 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your anniversary! Your work is original and interesting and I really like to read your blog. I also admire you for writing in English which is your second language. Thank you!

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  2. WoW! You have been busy. For so many years I have enjoyed your blog. And I do love the Butterfly doily!!

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  3. Fabulous!!! :)
    Great projects!! :)

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  4. Every time I visit your blog or search for something here, I am consumed by the inspiration, innovation, and creativity that you so generously share! And I need more than the lifetime I have left to do it all 💗💗💗💗
    Great start to the Endrucks' project and your basket is gorgeous.

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    1. you're very kind, thank you very much 🥰🌹 I love your blog too 👍🥰

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  5. Happy blogaversary! I know I don't comment often, but I do enjoy reading your posts. Your doily is lovely!

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    1. Thank you dear Diane 👍🥰 I'm guilty too, I've not often left a comment in your blog but I regularly read it 🥰

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  6. Happy 7th blog anniversary I love your blog and enjoy reading and seeing your designs, please keep up the good work

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  7. The green doily is very beautiful. Congratulations on 7 years.

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  8. innovazione, creatività, generosità cortesia e tanto altro! grazie Ninetta

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    1. Grazie Anna 🌹😘 troppo gentile 🙇‍♀️

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta