Category Archives: Shuttle Tatting

Oh, well…

Caesar is still going along. The one who has been sick is me… (I’m letting off some steam – feel free to skip the rest of this post if other people’s symptoms bore you) I don’t often get sick, and … Continue reading

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Popping Pills…

Happy New Year to everyone, and all the best for 2017. Yes, I know it’s almost the end of January. I didn’t want to get lost in the wave of New Year’s greetings. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to … Continue reading

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Update

Caesar is doing somewhat better. The pathology lab has, however, manage to lose his blood tests. I’ve been waiting for the results since Monday, and now the vet has gone on holiday until after the new year. 😦 There is … Continue reading

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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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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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A Long Tail and a Short One

I undid the mistake in finishing the Cluny Leaf Coaster. Not much to work with… If this had been anything other than a practise piece, I would have picked back through the chain and the ring, rejoined and finished properly. … 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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