About Me

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I'm married (45 years) to my wonderful (sometimes) husband, Peter and have two wonderful (sometimes) grown-up (sometimes) children. I also am a grandmother to five gorgeous and wonderful (sometimes) grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. I am a self taught 'tatter'... 'Tatting' is lace-making with a shuttle instead of with bobbins - though I can also make lace in the traditional way too. I enjoy knitting and also crochet, and have tried many other arts and crafts - but always go back to tatting. I write poetry, and if I didn't have fibromyalgia I'd probably enjoy long walks through the forest and along the beach too :)

Wednesday, 9 November 2011


just thought i would share my day with you all, Started with swimming [ for the over 50's ]  I thought a float would be a good idea as my doctor told me not to do breast stroke, and can't do crawl, i take in mouthfuls of water! well the float was a disaster big time!!But at least i had fun trying to get on it.Sister Diane and brother-in-law Pete came for lunch. So, no crafting today. Tomorrow i hope to spend most of the day in my little craft room with my little buddies, pictured above. They are prayer teddies, given to me by a very lovely friend.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

My workdesk today

Hi to all my friends, and my Daughter Sheleen, at last i can show what is on my workdesk today, Tuesday.  The bottom piece is a bookmark, or, will be when finished. The white, is the Star of David that i am making for Pete, the other pieces are mats in different stages of working. Really i have lots to finish but the Star of David will take time as it will be a table runner, which i work in between other projects.Also, i am knitting a scarf to brighten up my winter coat!!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

lazy day

enjoying a really lazy day just thinking of all the lovely colour threads I am going to buy at Havant Craft Show!! will probably do tatting a bit later, but it is Sunday.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Hi ho here goes!

well as my dear daughter Sheleen set this blog up for me I thought I had better "blog" something. I love to tat, I also knit, but tatting is my real  love! I have several things on the go at this time one, a Star  of David  for hubby Pete, a mat for sister Dido and a bookmark for my friend Una, so am never without a shuttle in hand.