Category Archives: Motivation

Random Ramblings

Life continues somewhat complicated. Our Jack Russell, Sparky, has been diagnosed with the early stages of kidney disease. He’s getting on, as are we all. At least we can start with treatment that will hopefully ease things for him. He … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Challenges, Education, Handwork, humor, Humour, Knitting, knitting, Learning, Life, Motivation, music, Poetry, Shuttle Tatting, Tatting, Tatting, work in progress | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

An Inspiring Blog

I always do a search for any blogs that use the tag ‘tatting’. That’s how I came across https://myrahochang.wordpress.com/ She was rejoicing in the fact that she had managed to tat again, fifteen years after a stroke that left her … Continue reading

Posted in Challenges, Crochet, Crochet, Handwork, Life, Motivation, Tatting, traditions | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

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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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

Posted in Books, Challenges, Doll House, Handwork, humor, Humour, Lacemaking, Life, Miniature, miniature tatting, Motivation, Rejection, Shuttle Tatting, Submitting, Tatting, Tatting, work in progress, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

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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