I have written stories for as long as I can remember. I've never joined a writer's group. I've started drawing and painting and general art. But I'm not sure about the local art club. And there's knitting and sewing and crochet and spinning, costume to make and felt to, well, … [Read more...] about Opening a creative circle
She walked the boundary. Once she would have run it, but these days, she was lucky if her knee would support a brisk walk. She carried a stick just in case. It was useful for beating back the brambles and bindweed. As she walked she looked to left and right, and sometimes, flashes of memory … [Read more...] about Excerpt
I learnt to crochet when I was around 9 I think. My (first) step mum's mum taught me. She had a soda stream as well - I loved visiting her, and was heartbroken when she disappeared from my life. (I assume that was the marriage fell apart. I lost my step siblings too. Not a huge heap of fun. … [Read more...] about Getting back to my yarny roots.
I'm not sure how many words I've spilled out in random places on the Internet over the last ten years. Quite a few. Over 4000 posts here. Lots of comments. More tweets than I care to admit to, and then there's Facebook, forums, email groups. A lot of words. And yet I can't find time to write a … [Read more...] about Words.
A little while ago I set myself a creative challenge. First of all I had to buy some dpns (double pointed needles) the local charity shop came through there, with three different sets for £2.40. Bargain. So I tried with some handy acrylic yarn. But really I wanted to use something … [Read more...] about That creative challenge…