Tag Archives: handwork

Notes From a Knit-Wit…

Lately life has been… complicated. My husband is going on retirement soon, and is finding the prospect stressful, to say the least. There are also hordes of forms to fill out and submit. I have two stalled tatting projects, and … Continue reading

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More Holey Than Righteous…

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This is something that came up on the Daily Post – a way to follow blogs that are not on WordPress. A lot of great tatting blogs are on Blogspot and other places which (probably … Continue reading

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Getting Hooked

I have been doing mainly tatting for 5 or 6 years now. However, in the last little while I have started two projects and jammed with both of them. One is a vintage pattern with lots of ‘repeat from * … Continue reading

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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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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

Posted in Birds, Cats, Challenges, Creatures, Crochet, Crochet, Handwork, history, humor, Humour, Lacemaking, Learning, Life, Lolcats, nature, Rejection, Shuttle Tatting, Submitting, Tatting, Tatting, work in progress, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

An Inspiring Blog

I always do a search for any blogs that use the tag ‘tatting’. That’s how I came across https://myrahochang.wordpress.com/ She was rejoicing in the fact that she had managed to tat again, fifteen years after a stroke that left her … 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

Posted in Books, Challenges, Doll House, Handwork, humor, Humour, Lacemaking, Life, Miniature, miniature tatting, Motivation, Rejection, Shuttle Tatting, Submitting, Tatting, Tatting, work in progress, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

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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