Friday, August 16, 2013

nuntium centesimum quadragesimum primum (141st post) Quatrain halfway

If you've read this blog for a while, you know that I've been working on and off on a runner made of Frivole's beautiful Quatrain pattern for 2+ years.
Tatted with beautiful La Cossette shuttles.
I've made some headway this summer and recently have done quite a bit.  In fact, I'm over halfway!  (You might wonder why the widget on the right doesn't reflect this.  Well, it's been so long since I made any progress, I've forgotten the formula.  sigh.)
This is where it will eventually be.
The bad news is my tatting has improved since I started.   Of course, the good news is my tatting has improved since I started.  : )
Oh phew, there's a thread I missed!
I wonder if I can live with such an uneven piece when it's complete.

Yeah, probably.




29 comments:

  1. The runner is beautiful and I love the motif. I don't think anyone but you is going to notice the difference in motifs. When it's finished you will have a tatted record of your improvement. I admire your persistence in getting this done.

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    1. I like that! "A tatted record of improvement". I can live with that! Persistence or stubbornness? : )

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  2. Yeah, definitely! It's going to look so stunning that no one is going to notice any differences.

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  3. Only you will notice that much of a difference. I tried making a tablecloth once - I was at it for a lot longer than two years. When I was working on it I noticed the differences a lot, once I wasn't handling it all the time they became less noticeable to me. Finished runner laying out will look great. If there is any spot that bothers then, you lay a coffee table book or other decor item on it :-)

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    1. You are one smart cookie! A whole tablecloth? wow!!

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  4. It's beautiful and proud of you for going so far. I keep several going at once and I like to do that, that way size of thread and color does not bore you.

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    1. More than one at a time? Now there's an idea!!! Thank you!

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  5. I think it looks amazing Michelle! And I really love that shade of blue. It's pretty sizeable already, what an accomplishment it will be when you get to the end.

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    1. Oh thank you- that means a lot coming from the creator of the design. I still marvel at the motif which is created by the four coming together!

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  6. And I see you got to 100 followers! Something else to celebrate.

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    1. I can hardly believe it (but two of them are my daughters who NEVER look so I'm holding out for 102 before I go crazy- haha!)

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  7. Beautiful!

    You can dampen that part and kind of work it into shape if it REALLY bothers you!

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    1. Oh no, it's not that it's wonky but more about tension and consistency of stitches. But water can do miracles...

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  8. Love the colour, can you just cut that little bit and do a little repair, But it's going to look beautiful when finished.
    Margaret

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  9. I think it looks wonderful! If the inconsistencies REALLY bother you, I can find a place for it at my house . . .

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    1. Haha- that made me laugh aloud- thank you!!!

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  10. Ein Fleissarbeit, wenn die Decke fertig ist, wird sie wunderbar aussehen!

    Liebe Grüße Cornelia

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  11. It looks beautiful, and only God is perfect, so why worry about imperfections? I have some lovely crocheted doilies made by my friend Irene's mother. She never uses a pattern, and not one lies flat. I am amazed by their beauty and by the hours of love that went into each and every one. Who cares about perfection? Besides, it's blue... that makes it perfect!

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    1. Wisely said! (But it's lavender, I don't know what to do with the camera to make it more true- it's Lizbeth purple medium #632!)

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  12. It's totally awesome already!! Can't wait till it's finished(of course, I am sure you feel the same). :)

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  13. Your runner is looking really good Michelle.

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  14. Wow, beautiful! I live in hope that I will gain enough patience to make something this gorgeous! PS: I would be thrilled to get together you and Happy Bluebird next time I'm in the States...I will even meet you halfway! :)

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  15. Mi piace molto questo motivo, la tua realizzazione è perfetta.

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  16. Are you joking? This is lovely work. My goodness and so much work too. What a lovely pattern. Congrats on 100 followers (was that me? the 100th? LOL). Thanks for visiting my blog too. Love your pretty shuttles too ;)

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gratias maximas- it's wonderful to hear what you have to say!