Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Convalescing With Quatrain

Ah Spring and its stealthy viruses! I am home in bed with a nasty cold, so what else is there to do but sleep and tat?


This is, of course, Frivole’s Quatrain Flowering Bookmark, but I must have used and early unedited version, as I joined all the small rings to the centre and I notice the recent pattern does not have them connected. i also missed a bead and that has nothing to do with the pattern!

Doesn’t seem to matter as I really like this pattern and in the Mercer #40 thread that Orsi sent to me it was a fun tat. Satisfying. That is lovely thread: Anchor, Mercer Crocher #40.

Difficult to photograph white, but the combo of the gold beads and pure white thrad is really pretty in ‘real’ life. Delicate and refreshing.

I do not get motivated with white thread on its own, but with the right beads it can be so beautiful. So there.

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  1. Hi Fox

    I hope you are feeling better and it the cold disappears quickly

    Yes I agree it's a lovely pattern, I love that bookmark pattern, yours is lovely with the gold beads.

    Love to Gian

    Hugs Margaret

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    1. Thanks, Margaret. The cold is a nuisance... hinders tatting... : )) xxooxx

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  2. Oh how elegant!!! :)
    Looks like it was made for royalty!! :)

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    1. Oh, Sue! I LIKE that! Royalty! Thank you. : ))
      Fox

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  3. I agree with you about white thread! Your piece came out beautifully though! The gold really pops! I saw this pattern once last week, and saved it hoping to make one myself. Seeing yours really helps me think of more creative ways to use beads. So often, maybe because I am new, I don't think outside the box!

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  4. With tatting, it is helpful to not even see the box!

    Like you, I tend to colour inside the lines... I do try and step away, playing with beads, which is easier to do than modifying the patterns! - if you know what I mean! : ))
    Fox

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  5. Really looks lovely and pristine in white. I hope you feel better soon!

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    1. Thanks, Frivole. Always a pleasure to tat this pattern.
      Fox : )

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  6. Hope you're feeling better soon Fox! Love your bookmark-such a pretty pattern.

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  7. It's beautiful! I do love the white. It is very elegant looking.
    I hope you get to feeling better soon.

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  8. I hope that your virus will be conquered quickly. That bookmark is elegant in white.
    I have always worried about using beads in a bookmark, do you use very tiny beads, so they don't make dents in the pages?

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  9. Ladytats, I never consider that the motif will actually be used as a bookmark so I never worry about the pages! I never have the end use in my head when I tat something, so anything goes! : ))

    I don’t think ANY of my tatting in 4 years has actually been used for anything. I just like to tat. Zen-tat... : 0

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    1. You are wrong there Fox! Think of all the little socks you made or the pretty hankies? Surely they've all been put to good use and enjoyed?

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    2. I unfortunately am a bit too linear. I have difficulty doing something unless there is an end result. I was raised to be practical, not frivolous. I have trouble looking outside the box. I enjoy your tatting immensely, it helps me see outside the box so to speak.

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    3. Unfortunately, I have NEVER been called practical. My mom used to say my priorities were all wrong - I heard that all her life! Oh well, back to tatting instead of washing dishes... : ))

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    4. Frivlole, You are RIGHT! Now that the kidlets are so big I had forgotten about all those socks, which were all used by the recipient! But the tatted baby cap - NO! And hankies? I do not think anybody actually uses them, do they? Enjoyed perhaps for their staggering beauty, but actually used? I think not!!!

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  10. I hope you feel better soon! Beautiful bookmark; I love this motif.

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  11. Very pretty in white and gold. I hope you feel better soon!!

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  12. ...ohh Fox..good you have time to take care of your health, get rid of this cold ...they are very insistent this winter here in Germany...lasting 2-3 weeks..getting 2 after another not seldom...I had one the last 2 weeks, still snoozing and couphing, no time for bed...the bookmark looks lovely with this combination..hihi, was also working in white gold yesterday..snow inspiration :))see my new pendant ...
    hope you can sleep at night...

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    1. Ah, sorry you have it also, Guni! It is a miserable bug to be sure... No, I have not slept in some nights but am feeling somewhat more human today. I shall go over to your site now... thanks for the visit!
      Fox : )

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  13. Beautiful bookmark for special book: as H. Ch. Andersen fairy tales :)

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  14. Hope you feel better soon! I love the combination of white with gold beads. Although it tends to remind me of the winter holidays, it really is a season less combination that looks good year round.

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  15. Funny, it reminds me of summer brides!,
    Fox : ))

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  16. Wouwwwwww i love your tatting beautiful congreatulation Marie-Claire

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