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Sunday, 18 January 2015

Flu and the Pinterest Challenge for January(updated)



Hi,

This is the first post of year,  I was hoping for a good start and I got flu,  well Vernon got it first and I looked after him but in his gentlemanly way he passed it onto to me.   I still cant get rid of the cough and its driving me up the wall.   Just before christmas I was diagnosed with Fibromalgia a painful condition so with that and the flu its been a rather painful start.   I am not complaining just got to get on with it.  I have been tatting a little at the moment I am working on the Peacock,  its nearly finished so I will wait until it is to show you.
Anyway back to the post my friend Suzanne challenged me to find something on Pinterest each month for 12 months,  and then try and do it.   Well the above picture was something that caught my eye,  no pattern yes I do not agree with people printing patterns on Pinterest that's not fair on those who spent so much time working out the pattern only to have someone print it out.    Anyway this picture caught my eye I just worked on it from the picture so the count may not be the same but this is how it worked out,  I feel my top is too big for the design. If I do it again I will change the top.   I used Lizbeth red burst at the top I had some on a shuttle to use up and Lizbeth white both are  no 20 for the tree.
Do pop over to see Suzanne's Blog and see what she's been doing. here is a link to her blog
I have my next challenge for February in the planing, not sure if we can do it for 12 months but I am sure we will both find some great ideas  it will be different things not always tatting that's for sure, without upsetting other peoples copyright.
Hope you are having a good weekend,   its cold here and we have had a few dusting's of snow nothing lasting,  tonight is forecasted as the coldest night for two years. 
Until we meet again Take care 
                                     Hugs
                                 Margaret
Update,  this pattern is one of Jan Stawasz patterns from his book Tatting Theory and Patterns,  I have updated Pinterest with the information.   I also checked my rough pattern from the picture with his pattern and I was not far out.  But if I do it again I will do a different top I still feel its too big.  Thank you to those tatters who were able to tell me who designed it I do like to give credit to the designer of any design I make. 

22 comments:

  1. Oh wow stunning I think top is same size picture just because of colour it pops more. Sorry to hear your not well had it at Christmas the cough is the worse to get rid of not fully gone. Keep warm and take it easy it is snow and ice here

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  2. wow Margaret, this is stunning! I love your tree and you are so clever to be able to do it just by looking at a picture. oh to have half your talent! good luck for February!
    hugs Suzanne xx

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  3. Do you know who originally tatted it? Pretty. I hope you feel better soon!

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    1. As far as I can tell it looks like it came off a russian site. It's not a site I have heard off or seen before.
      Margaret

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  4. I'm sorry to read that you and Vernon have had the flu. I was down with it right before Christmas, and flu seems extra nasty this year.

    I agree that a smaller top to the tree would look better. I'm amazed that you were able to tat this from a picture. Great job!

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  6. I believe it was designed by Jan Stawasz. He's the Polish gentleman who passed away last year. His blog can be found at Frywolitka. He was a very talented tatter.

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  7. It does not say who the designer was, it came off a site which appears to be russian, which I have not heard of or seen before. I would like to think he designed it but as no designer is credited with it then I can't definately say it was his, I would love to credit the designer the pattern is lovely but If I do it again I would change the top as I feel it's too big for the tree, if I can find out who designed it i will amend it and credit tge designer.
    Margaret

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  8. Hope you are better doin! I have that awful cough as well! Nervewracking. And MrG hates it!

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  9. Sorry to hear you have been sick. Hopefully you'll feel better soon.

    The pattern is one of Jan Stawasz's. It is from his first book, Tatting Theory and Patterns. There looks like there may be a lot of his stuff showing up on Pinterest. From what I've heard, there's a lot of copyright issues happening on Pinterest; a lot of users are freely sharing patterns. Good job on the pattern though. I believe Jan had no problem with people working his patterns from a photo as long they were properly credited. I might have to make it.

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    1. Yes I have now found that it is his pattern and I have put a comment on Pinterest that it is his pattern, hopefully anyone else pinning this picture will now know who designed it. Thank you for information i will now check to see how near i was to his pattern.
      I will also update this piece to read that he designed this design
      Margaret

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  10. BattyTatter is right. It is Jan Stawasz's pattern. Check out the very first 'Photo 1' on this page , besides his other beautiful creations : http://www.frywolitka.slupsk.pl/index_en.php?id=_christmas_tree_trimmings

    Your tree looks lovely too !

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  11. Lovely work. I hope you are feeling better soon. I also have fibromyalgia so can understand.

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  12. Really nice Xmas tree. Great job without a pattern. I hope you get to feeling better soon. I really hate a cough that keeps me up at night.

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  13. Fabulous work I hope you are feeling better Ginny x

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  14. Thanks for the recognition, muskaan. Kudos to Jeff too. I noticed if you look that book up at Zig Zag Tatting Corner, Jan's last name is misspelled. I bounced back and forth to make sure I'd spelled it right. I'm glad you told us which book it's in Jeff. I'd like to get that one. Wasn't sure which book had that ornament in it. And now they've been translated to English also, CHAMP.

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  15. a super attempt without the pattern, hope you manage the full 12 months
    Tilly

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  16. You did a great job tatting with no pattern. I was looking at some tatted items on Pintrest and was thinking of doing the same thing. But that involve actually tatting and my wrists hurt too much right now for that. I hope you don't stay sick too long.

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  17. I really admire your ability to reproduce from just a picture. Well done. Hugs Mrs A.

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  18. I hope you're feeling much better now, Margaret. Fibromyalgia can make things very difficult.
    Your tree looks great. I think maybe the dark colour of the top piece makes it look weightier than the all white pattern you spotted. Though, I agree that a smaller topper might look better. Well done!

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