Category Archives: Motivation

Left, write, left, write…

My writing is still going steadily. Despite Titch’s efforts to the contrary. 😀 Just putting one word after the other. Not that I don’t have bad days, and even on a good day I often end up with less words … Continue reading

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Crazy Tatting Lady

One of the benefits of tatting is that it is so portable. I hate wasting time in queues or waiting rooms and always have my tatting in my bag. This has the added benefit of people coming over to ask … Continue reading

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The Internet Hates Me – part 2

The day after I posted on this, I received two e-mails confirming receipt of my submissions… Eeek. They promise everyone a reply, even if it’s just a rejection, which is so much better than ‘if you have heard nothing by … Continue reading

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And Then It Got Even Quieter…

A month ago Microsoft added some interest to my life by deciding my user profile didn’t exist. I still don’t know quite what happened (worrying, since there’s no reason it couldn’t happen again…) but things are up and running. Mostly … Continue reading

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Cosmos, Blackjacks, Tatting and Writing

We’re into autumn here, and these flowers are one of my favourite parts. They tend to grow alongside roads, and it isn’t always easy to get a good photo. As you can see, there isn’t a safe place to pull … Continue reading

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Resolving Resolutions

I have a nasty tendency to tuck things away to ‘keep them safe’. This means that cleaning out cupboards can resemble an archaeological dig. Of course it also means that a lot of time gets wasted with ‘Oh goodness, I’d … Continue reading

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A Small Confession…

When I took my first few hesitant steps out onto the Internet, one of the first sites I came across was http://theinfill.wordpress.com/. The blogger is creating – from scratch – a Doll House to die for. The small confession is that … Continue reading

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Happy Tattiversary to me!

Digging through some old images on my computer (anything rather than doing something constructive) I realised that it is three years since I started tatting. It’s surprising how much I’ve done in these years. I love it, but I don’t … Continue reading

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Tat a Pot Plant!

I came across this pattern on ‘Intatters’ some time ago and tatted it as a gift for a friend of mine. Here’s the link – http://homemadebymeta.blogspot.nl/2013/06/potatted-plants.html I used a polystyrene ball covered with felt inside the flowerpot (which originally held a … Continue reading

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Happy Tatt-iversary!

It’s two years since I started tatting. I absolutely can’t believe it – it has become so natural to tuck my little tatting bag into my handbag wherever I go. Not that any of this was what I planned. What … Continue reading

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