Category Archives: Teaching

Happy 100th Birthday!

No, it’s not me. I found this by accident. The page is too big to get into one picture. Look at the date of the stamp. One of the shelves on my bookcase collapsed. I should have realised when the … Continue reading

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Left, write, left, write…

My writing is still going steadily. Despite Titch’s efforts to the contrary. šŸ˜€ 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

Posted in Books, Challenges, Guitar, Handwork, humor, Humour, Knitting, Lacemaking, Learning, Motivation, music, Rejection, Shuttle Tatting, Submitting, Tatting, Tatting, Teaching, work in progress, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

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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Silence of the Guitars

Sunday 18th January. I mentioned in a previous post that I have been teaching at the same school for 9 years. I started out one day a week, then two and for a couple of years I’ve been there three … 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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Head Today, Gone Tomorrow…

I’ve been teaching music at a local school for the past nine years. About a month ago we found out that the head of the music department is going on early retirement. The school hasn’t found any replacement yet. We’ll … 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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