Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Success Story


My mom used to say "proud as punch."  That works for me!

This took a bit of concentrating. I am watching the series Boston Legal at night when I tat, and I notice I missed a bit of it while tatting this motif.

Also, no beads!

Umintsuru recommended this book and after a modicum of intimidation, I tried this pattern, following her suggestion.  I am glad I did.

The book is in German, but the translation is not difficult, for there is a page for translations into a few other languages.

I really love the way the patterns are displayed, and I understand the instructions better than any I have come across, That is a big statement from me!


15 comments:

  1. That motif is awesome and I love the color!!! :)

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  2. Very pretty :o) What color is that, if you don't mind me asking. I love all shades of pink :o)

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  3. It looks very nice. I like the doily on the table in the picture too.

    It looks like it would be easy to read and understand.

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  4. This is a nice pattern, and I noticed you didn't use any beads. But I was thinking that a crystal would fit quite nicely in the center on top of the picots if you joined them together. (even after the tatting was complete) Way to go!

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  5. jess, the thread is Fica #16, #2333. : )

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  6. Very nicely done! Isn't it great how tatting patterns defy language barriers? I've started on one of Ineke's and am finding that it matters not one whit that I can't read Dutch.

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  7. A "very nicely done" from you, Miranda, makes my day! Thanks!
    Fox : ))

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  8. Well done, Fox! and in a nice color too

    You should get paid for writing reviews ;-P *cheeky wink

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  9. Beautiful colour, beautiful motif and a lovely piece of tatting, not much more I can say, you do some lovely pieces of tatting.
    Looks a lovely book another one to keep my eye open for.
    Margaret

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  10. Thank you, Everyone! ♡
    I am so happy with this. Fox : )

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  11. So glad you like this book and you are happy tatting with it. It looks wonderful!

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  12. I'll add my commendations to the others. It is very nicely executed, and a lovely pattern too.

    Where did you get the book from? I'd like to look into that one.

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  13. This is an interesting 'pentagon' shape using clovers. I'm assuming the 'infinity' symbol represents joins. Dashes seem to be universal for 'picots'. The drawing seems to show the true direction of the tatting by not having the lines touching, although photographs would be important. I also like the doily and snowflake on the cover.

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  14. Heather, I ordered it in just before the long postal strike in Canada and don't remember now from whom! I initially googled it and followed the links!
    Fox : )

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  15. I like the books of Susanne Schwenke, too, especially "Spitzen-Ideen". It is great. Your motif turned out beautiful.
    Petra

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