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Lost in Translation - Julia E. Sanders errata

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Thread created on 1339510110 by wodentoad.
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in reply to wodentoad's post:

But you've done so many other things along the way. There's your daughter - first and foremost. Then all the other projects you've completed as well. And of course, you weren't busy enough and just had to go back to school on top of everything else. It's not just the teacloth and nothing else for you. And that's good. Sometimes we just have to take a break from the really big things. So slowly tatting some areas and taking a few long breaks are both perfectly acceptable, if not necessary. Your teacloth - your pace. Good on you.


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in reply to wodentoad's post:

But you've done so many other things along the way. There's your daughter - first and foremost. Then all the other projects you've completed as well. And of course, you weren't busy enough and just had to go back to school on top of everything else. It's not just the teacloth and nothing else for you. And that's good. Sometimes we just have to take a break from the really big things. So slowly tatting some areas and taking a few long breaks are both perfectly acceptable, if not necessary. Your teacloth - your pace. Good on you.


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Thanks. School is back in and I already havw homework and tests. Luckily the semester ends at the end of April, so it isn't that much further to go, and I made it halfway across the next long row (including a mistake which I caught early). The numbers here are very delicate but I have been watching and counting carefully.


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I very nearly ROFLed for real, Erin. I never before thought of numbers as being delicate. Now I have a whole host of images in my head. 1 and 7 are particularly delicate, not having much of a base, and 3 wobbles, since it's incomplete. 8. on the other hand is the sturdiest number of all, being complete all round. 5 and 6 tend to totter, along with 8 at times, and poor 0 simply rolls round and round in an aimless meander. Of course, if they all get together in clusters, there is a bit more substance, but alone, they are all quite flimsy, eh? Oh my. The possibilities this presents. I'm quite overwhelmed.


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in reply to Lynn's post:



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For me, in smaller pieces, if I make a mistake. I can make a small modification and not have to fix it. Here, so much depends on the count being perfect, a small error can multiply. But I can see how delicacy can travel in other designs and counts.


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in reply to Lynn's post:


Oh @Lynn,
Now you've got me laughing at this in my head. Thanks, I needed that today.


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in reply to Lynn's post:

Pure punnishment reading about the wobbly 3...I saw 3 as from above.. a couple of warm er.. er..
"girls".


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As promised, an UPDATE!

I just turned the corner on the 5th triangle, well, the 4.5th since the first one starts at the center point. That means I am past halfway point. I am binging Netflix at the moment, and since I'm having computer issues with other stuff, I have been working on the tatting.

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Swept the back porch, but it was a lovely day for a photo!


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Every photo you post just blows me away all over again. Incredible.


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in reply to wodentoad's post:

Was rereading some of this thread, and came across this forgotten post. Reminded me of this: When we visited my sister last year, she had a new Siri sitting on her kitchen counter. For some reason, Nina turned to the machine and said, "Hey Siri! What is the meaning of life?" The immediate answer - 42. Nina and I both dissolved in giggles, much to the unread bewilderment of our husbands.


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@Lynn, that is also 6x9. Love that book.


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"I always thought there was something fundamentally wrong with the universe."

--Arthur Dent


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WOW. That is so huge! I had Lacey in my hands for a couple of weeks, and she/it was over 3 inches across. But those round motifs look so tiny in the laid-out Teacloth! WOW....


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It is about 2m (roughly 6ft) across, which is right in line with my original estimate, ages and ages ago. Here are a couple more pics from the photo shoot.

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And of course, I had a helper while I took pictures!

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Aw. Your helper sort of steals the show.


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in reply to wodentoad's post:


Cute helper! How old was she when you started the Teacloth?


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The tea cloth is about 7 years old now. She is four. Lol. My son was starting first grade--or ending kindergarten--when I started.


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Do you ever wonder... I certainly do. .. how long the designer took to complete it? Maybe she had help, or was confined to her home and didn't need to cook,clean, or take care of young ones. Do you get a sense that it was chance that got things to fit? Tweak the pattern, and pray, maybe.


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The going theory is a group project, though how she got the oval motifs SO wrong, I will never know. Not sure if Sanders was the originator, but I do know, like with the building of the great pyramids and other great works of humanity, they didn't have all the distractions. It may still have taken them a couple of years. I probably would have finished it ages ago but I take breaks for months here and there for other projects. Family lore has it that my great grandmother tatted a tablecloth for someone, and it took her months, again, no Netflix or World of Warcraft.


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I have plenty of distractions, too, but I've managed to avoid Netflix AND cable/satellite . I do miss my sports, but I can listen to radio and audio books and still do handwork.