Write about a challenge you faced and overcame

Self publishing my own book has been by far the biggest challenge I have faced in recent years. Or so I thought. I naively thought it would then be on the bookshelves, so once written I was faced with an even bigger challenge and that was to market the book! This first book lead me to a more recent passion. And dare I say this challenge has become a vocation and that is to rethink how crochet is taught and learned. I am devising methods which are very untraditional, I have made tutorials, taught a beginners class and the results … Continue reading Write about a challenge you faced and overcame

What does your ideal day look like?

I am thinking of two days with my husband Phil beside me. Two days with lots of similarities. The one was with my two grandchildren in Australia enjoying a day wandering around Sydney , beginning with a ferry trip under the Harbour Bridge and then being directed around the city streets and enjoying time in a city park. Such fun was had exploring inside a huge tunnel light installation. Difficult to describe, but quite an experiential adventure! Then eagerly lead to the kids favourite yummy sushi bar. A similar day in the UK with my other two grandchildren wandering the … Continue reading What does your ideal day look like?

What do you like about your writing?

A tricky question. I am more likely to wonder what others think about my writing. I have written a book ‘Latch Hook Crochet for Beginners’ and as it is my first book then the more reviews I can get then the better it will do. So by asking for a review I am actually asking readers to say what they like about my writing. First it is important to proof read ones own work and basically the aim is to write it as well as one can. What I do like at this stage is that up pops spellcheck to … Continue reading What do you like about your writing?

Who is someone that inspired you and why?

Vanessa Barragao This is the lady who has given me so much inspiration. Her work is absolutely sensational. She works on canvas and she uses a latch hook and includes crochet in her designs too. So why am I inspired? Imagine if children in schools were taught crochet art. Imagine if they were able to work on canvas too. Imagine if their designs included a mix of crochet and latch hooking and crochet. Then one day they may be inspired by this wonderful artist too. I am inspired to carry on my passion to get crochet art into schools. Continue reading Who is someone that inspired you and why?

What is a road trip you would love to take?

I am 71. Not long ago Phil and I did the one and only trip of a lifetime that we are ever likely to do. We flew from the UK , bought a campervan and drove from Sydney to Cooktown. I could write a book about this adventure but for now I am late with Prompts on Bloganuary. if you would like to know more do let me know. Especially if you love Australia as we do! could write a book about this adventure but for now I am late with Prompts on Bloganuary. if you would like to know … Continue reading What is a road trip you would love to take?

When did you last leave your comfort zone?Yarndale

I am posting an answer to this question as part of the Bloganuary Challenge. I will posting every day in January. Maybe you can let me know your answer too ! For me it was when I had my first Easy Crochet exhibition at the Yarndale Wool Fair in Skipton last September. I was well out of my comfort zone, surrounded by traditional crochet organisers. I was imagining that it was difficult for some idealists to embrace my controversial ideas. Who was I to announce that this was THE new way to learn how to crochet? At least this is … Continue reading When did you last leave your comfort zone?Yarndale