Category Archives: Humour

Life, and Other Happenings

I submitted a manuscript in May for a competition. The blog post is here, for anyone who wants. The results came out a while ago, and I didn’t make the short list. I’m not sorry I tried, and I think … Continue reading

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Hairy Houdini Strikes Again

Caesar is still doing well, although we are thinking of renaming him. Hairy Houdini seems appropriate. It’s been nearly three months since he had the attack, and despite our best efforts, he has managed to get out four times. Okay, … Continue reading

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A Quick Cat-ch Up

Caesar is still doing well. Apart from driving us up the nearest wall… He wants to go out. He wants to go out now! We are spending a lot of the day walking around the yard behind the cat. Thank … Continue reading

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Finally Finished!

I’ve been working on this since 2014. It was on the back burner for a long time, because my ambition outweighed my experience… The thread used is DMC 100. I did do some other miniature pieces. I was really tempted … Continue reading

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Manuscript Away!

I submitted my manuscript for the competition – via snail-mail, no less. It’s more years than I like to think of since I submitted this way. It’s a LOT more fuss. Which may be why some (very few) publishers still … Continue reading

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Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny

I’ve been trying my hand at miniature tatting. This is in 100 thread. I have tried 120, but find it breaks too easily, even using thread conditioner. The thread isn’t the six strand, mercerised I usually use, but I can’t … Continue reading

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Practise Does NOT Make Perfect

I’m still working on cluny leaves. The pattern is by Mimi Dillman and can be found here. Picot holders between the leaves. Paperclips work, but they tend to hook on everything. There must be a better way. My first coaster is … Continue reading

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Write and Write Again.

The writing is still going well. I’m pleased with myself for finishing the first draft of my new book – I’ve been stuck in a sea of half-finished manuscripts for far too long! I can always write, I just keep … Continue reading

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Congratulations – It’s a book!

Okay, technically it’s the first draft of a book, but it’s got pages with words on them and everything! 😉 I find it’s quite different going through the printed copy, rather than on screen. I’m writing out the changes, and … Continue reading

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Say Hello to my Little Friend…

I made another one. Slightly smaller… The Pattern (from K Hook Creations – free to download) is the same, but the threads are different. The variegated is a Double Knit cotton and the green is size 20 Cebelia. I will say … Continue reading

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