Category Archives: Motivation

Twisted Tatting

I must be a pig for punishment. I am more-or-less okay with straightforward patterns, even venturing into Catherine Wheel Joins and beaded tatting. Then I discovered Celtic Tatting. This is my first try. http://freespace.virgin.net/bo.hanson/Tatting/Celtic5PointMotif/Celtic5PointMotif.html Not as complicated as it looks, … Continue reading

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Falling Down; Standing Up

I had a fall yesterday for the first time in more years than I care to remember. Falling down is no fun. It didn’t make it any easier that I went down in company, so to speak. Some years ago … Continue reading

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The Dog Ate My Homework…

One thing you hear a lot of as a teacher are excuses. Many, many excuses! Most of them are along the lines of ‘I forgot’. This does not fly very well because I write down the homework, plus write the … Continue reading

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That’s Write; A Tat or Two!

I’m getting ready to send off a few more queries. So far I’ve had one thanks-but-no-thanks and a deathly hush from one who said no answer in a month means no thanks. It’s about a week before the month is … Continue reading

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NOW you’ve done it…

I have sent off queries to three agents. It’s taken me quite some time to get to this point and I feel I should say something momentous, motivating and magnificent. All I can think is ‘Oh, s&%$! What have you … Continue reading

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Here a Tat, There a Tat…

I finished this tatted bag a while ago, but am having trouble with the lining. It also turned out rather small. The edging is quite pretty. This is in size 20 thread, and would hold a small (25gm) ball. Maybe … Continue reading

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