Category Archives: work in progress

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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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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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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