Saturday, January 21, 2012

Rings and ...rings ;)

Inele si ...inele. Bijuterii si tatting. Sunt "pentru " la amindoua. ;)
Rings and...rings. Jewelry and tatting. I'am "for" at both ;)

Un trandafir de pe pagina Georgiei Seitz, transformat instantaneu intr-un inel charleston . 
A rosette from GeorgiaSeitz's site, transformed instantly in a very charleston-esque ring....

Si din acelasi site, un alt model gratuit care m-a innebunit de la prima vedere
 And from the same site , another free pattern that get me crazy at the first sight . I transformed it into a luxury oversized ring. 

Aceasta garoafa insumeaza , doar primele doua rinduri din model , 1440 noduri duble....adica cam doua dupa-mese de lucru . Daca nu ar fi atit de incet, poate ca l-as reface in multe alte culori....

This carnation is made of 1440 tatted double knots. And I made only the first two rows of the took me two evenings to finish....if it wouldn't be so much work perhaps I would do it in various colours. 

Ne auzim in curind ;), sunt intr-o dispozitie de creatii ;)
You'll hear from me very soon ;) I'm in the mood for creation. ;)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I'm happy....

Sunt bucuroasa. Atit de bucuroasa !
Am PRIMUL meu ghem de ata Lizbeth  ( :D un zimbet maaare ) . Mi-am dorit de atit de mult timp sa vad, sa ating, sa am ata aceasta de care toata lumea tatting-ului vorbeste ca fiind cea mai buna. In final am si eu primul ghem. :)

 I'm happy. I'm SO happy. 
 I've got my very FIRST ball of Lizbeth thread. (big smile ) . I wanted for so much time to see, touch and have this thread of which all the tatters are saying it's the best. Finally I've got my first ball. :) 

Pentru ca locuieste atit de aproape de mine - orasul vecin - si pentru ca ne intelegem atit de bine, am facut impreuna cu Mary ( ea e in dreapta in imagine )

As she lives so close to me - next city - , and we get so well together, I made, together with Mary ( she's in right side of the picture) 

o comanda micuta la Roseground - UK. Citeva navete, pentru mine una Lacis si una Starlit si acel frumos ghem de ata neagra Lizbeth. Pentru care sunt mai mult decit incintata. Trebuie sa mai cumpar citeva ...colorate :D
Mary si-a dorit o naveta Starlit si una speciala pentru lucrul cu margele - Tatsy.  Am fost socata cind am vazut o naveta de asemenea dimensiuni enorme, dar ea este fericita si abia asteapta sa poata lucra din nou tatting imediat ce operatia de la deget va deveni o amintire indepartata....

a small order at Roseground . Some shuttles , for me one Lacis, one Starlit and that beautiful ball of black Lizbeth thread. I'm thrilled with it. Must shop some more...colored  :D .
Mary did want  a Starlit one and that super-big Tatsy shuttle for beads. I was in shock seeing such an enormous device , but she is happy and keen to work with it as soon as her finger surgery became a faded memory....

Apoi am avut ocazia sa le intilnim si vizitam pe dna Floare Roman ( stinga)  si prietena ei dna Victoria Stef ( dreapta ) amindoua mari iubitoare de tatting cu o istorie si experienta imensa in domeniu. 

Then we have the opportunity to meet and make a visit to Mrs. Roman Floare ( left ) and her friend Mrs. Victoria Stef ( right ) , also two tatting-lovers, with a huge past in this art. 

Am petrecut o seara minunata, relaxanta. Mincare gustoasa, o multime de risete si un timp minunat petrecut impreuna . A fost de fapt o continua expozitie de lucrari , ale fiecaruia...atitea minunatii realizate din noduri micute si ata frumos colorata. 
Am gasit in cutia de tatting a lui Mary, aceasta frumoasa garoafa pe care mi-am pus-o in par. M-am indragostit pe loc de model.

We spend quite a beautiful and relaxing evening together. Good food, a lot of laughs and so much good time. 
Was a continuous show-and-tell of many beauties that are made with tiny knots and coloured threads. I found in Mary's tatting box this beautiful red carnation, and I put it in my hair. Loved it. 

Ajunsa acasa, i-am cerut lui Mary modelul . Am aflat ca este free, pe pagina dnei Georgia Seitz
Deci, nu mi-a ramas mult de gindit, nu ? 
M-am asezat rapid la lucru si am vrut sa golesc aceasta naveta care era incarcata cu un fir Valdani care m-a dezamagit, nefiind potrivit pentru lucrul cu naveta. Si cum eu nu pot sa arunc pur si simplu nici un capat de ata, mi-am zis : " Ia sa-mi amintesc cum se lucreaza tatting-ul cu acul " :)
Si dupa cum vedeti siguranta nu mi se potriveste. Ador sa lucrez cu naveta. Si cu ata buna ;)

So , arrived at home, I asked her for the pattern. Found out that it's a free one on Mrs. Georgia Seitz page. 
So ...not to much to think, right ? 
I wanted to empty a shuttle that had a Valdani thread inside. Thread that bother me a lot, because it's not suitable for shuttle tatting. I can't waste any thread ( :D) so I wanted to discard it in an efficient way . 
I said : "let's remember how the needle tatting is done"  :). 
Well as you can see....I'm certainly not a needle tatter.....the shuttle is my love. And good thread ;)

Asa ca mi-am pus noua naveta Lacis la lucru, cu niste ata romaneasca, rosie si am inceput modelul de garoafa.  A trebuit in final sa invat sa lucrez un "split chain" in metoda naveta-ghem. Nu a fost foarte greu, necesita practica. Oare de ce il ocoleam intr-atit ? hmmm...

I put my new Lacis shuttle at work with some red thread ( a romanian brand) and start the carnation pattern...I had to learn finally the split chain with ball and shuttle method...nothing too heavy, just a little practice needed. Why did I go around it for so much time ? hmmm...

Am ajuns doar la al doilea rind....pentru ca azi nu e o zi buna de tatting pentru mine....ochii imi sunt obositi. Poate ca voi lasa restul pentru miine....
Voi aveti astfel de zile ? si ce faceti atunci ? renuntati ? sau mergeti mai departe  ? 

I'm just at the second row...but today isn't a good day for me to eyes are tired. Perhaps I'll let the rest of it for you have such days ? what do you do then ? quit ? or keep going ? 

Monday, January 09, 2012

faithful and love

Sunt o persoana loiala. In dragoste, prietenie sau orice altceva. ...cum ar fi hobby-urile, de toate acestea am invatat ca o pauza de sarbatori , in care nu am facut nici macar un nod frivolite, nu imi este binevenita. Mi-am pierdut practica...Am reinceput de la zero , incercind cu greu sa stapinesc tensionarea corecta cu acest semn de carte "Rebecca's Colossian bookmark". 
I'm a faithful person. A strong one. In love, friendship or anything hobbies, for example....even so, I learnt that a holiday break with no - at least - one tatting knot,  isn't welcome for me....I lost my practice....
Re-started and tried hard to manage tension - badly as you can see below- with this Rebecca's Colossian bookmark in rusted-brown thread ( cotton perle nr.8 ) .

Tensionare nesatisfacatoare, dupa cum am spus...

Lame tension as I said ...

apoi, cu incalzirea facuta, am fost mai mult decit pregatita sa incep un alt semn de carte, acelasi model doar pentru ca mi-a placut cu adevarat . Se potriveste perfect in interiorul unei carti de dimensiuni normale . Aici in stadiul de blocking si apretare : 

then, warmed up,  I was ready-set-and go to make another one , just because I love the pattern. It fits properly on a normal book page . 
here's the blocking and stiffening process :

si un detaliu 
and a detail 

am mai spus ca se potriveste atit de frumos intr-o carte de dimensiuni obisnuite ? 
 did I say that fits beautifully inside a normal size book ? 

Credeam ca sunt gata sa incep o linie de semne de carte frivolite ( haha ) asa ca , plina de incintare, am cumparat modelul "Tatted Cross" a lui Elizabeth Zipay  si.....m-am indragostit :) . Atit de micut si de delicat...M-a vrajit. Da-da...deja ma vad refacind acest model in multe-multe culori ;) curind.

 I thought that I was setting a future tatted bookmarks line , ( lol) so I bought Elizabeth Zipay's "Tatted Cross " pattern and ...fell in love with it :). So tiny and delicate....I'm hooked. Yep. I can see myself making this one in lots of colors ;)...very soon. 

Afara nici un semn de zapada sau de fulgi sau de ceva care sa ne reaminteasca ca suntem in mijlocul iernii...doar gri....
Natura are marele dar de a aparea atit de diferit de la o zi la alta si totusi, in esenta, sa ramina aceeasi....

Outside still no sign of snow, nor snowflakes, nor something else to remind us that's winter....just grey...
the nature has the great gift of appearing so different from a day to another and still be the same...

totul este deprimant....chiar si Goldie pare sa fie putin deprimata, nu-i asa ? uitati-va la ochii ei ...
deprimata sau nu , imi este loiala, fidela....pentru ca ma iubeste. Si eu pe ea. ;)
everything's depressing ....even Goldie seems to be a little depressed, doesn't she ? look at her eyes...
depressed or not , she's faithful to me....because of love. In both directions. ;)

Ce-mi ramine de facut ? frivolite in fata focului, pace si sa uit vremea mohorita de afara. 
Am inceput un fir, o marca italiana, extrem de fina. Chiar daca eticheta spune ca este cotton perle nr. 8 , acest fir este mult mai delicat si mai subtire decit oricare alt nr. 8 cu care am mai lucrat. O frumusete de fir !

What's left to do ? some tatting in front of the fire, calm and forgot the outside weather.
I took a thread, an Italian brand cotton perle, extremely fine . Even that the label says it's a nr. 8 size , this is more delicate and thinner than any other nr. 8 that I worked with. Beautiful ! 

Am inceput un model simplu, nu-i stiu denumirea, dar stiu ca l-am iubit de la bun inceput.

I started a simple pattern, don't know the name of it, but I know that I love it from the beginning. 

Atit de fin si de il voi iubi pina la sfirsit. Din nou....loiala....

So fine and it to the end. Again...faithful....

Nu-mi pare deloc rau ca nu am adaugat margele pe parcurs...Nu-mi plac margelele in exces in frivolite, consider ca ii aduce o defavoare. Acest colier va avea, totusi, o margea centrala, ce va fi adaugata la final. Inca auditionez stocul de margele. Trebuie sa fie una care sa mi se potriveasca foarte bine....deoarece, ei bine, deoarece acest colier va fi al meu si numai al meu :D
In ultima vreme m-a lovit o ciudata dragoste de bijuterii....da-da, pe mine, femeia care de atitia ani poarta acelasi inel, aceeasi bratara si aceeasi cercei. Mda, sunt loiala . :)) 

I'm not at all sorry for not adding some beads along it.....I don't like heavy beading in tatting, I consider that's in the last one's deficit...This necklace will have a focal bead added at the end...still auditioning all my beads stash. It must be one that suits me well....because, well, because it will be all mine :D . 
Lately I was hit by quite a strange, the one that wears the same ring, bracelet and earrings since so many years. Yep, I'm that faithful :))

Sunteti loiali ? 
la ce ? 

Are you faithful ? 
to what ? 


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