tiggrie AKA Sarah

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (859 of 1,077)
Location: UK
Birthday: 7 Sep
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I try to give honest, helpful reviews. Not really into tedious arguments with strangers on the net so while I welcome helpful or informative comments, I also reserve the right to liberal use of my ignore button. Just sayin'!

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,661 - Total Helpful Votes: 859 of 1077
The Child In Time by Ian McEwan
The Child In Time by Ian McEwan
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I first read this in A Level English some two decades ago. It was one of those unusual books which I came to love and enjoy more through reading, rereading, studying, taking apart and writing essays over: there are precious few books I could spend two years studying in depth and come out still able and willing to read it for pleasure. There's some truly beautiful, almost elegiac prose in here that still moves me. I think it's a fairly unpopular opinion, but I much prefer it to the lauded Atonement.

That said, I'm sure it's not for everyone. There are elements of what I'm tempted to call magical realism, the book is set in a London which is slightly off kilter, there are strange… Read more
Tatting Needle & Picot Gauge-/ Sold as a pack of 3 by Lacis
This listing is a little misleading, as it isn't sold as a pack of three - just one gauge. However, the seller did refund me.

On to the good:

This is a useful and sturdy item, and easy to use.

It appears to be made of thick plastic or possibly card stock with a plasticised layer. Either way, personally I wouldn't leave it loose (I keep it attached by means of an elastic band to the back of my needle keeper), but in normal use I can't see it being easy to damage.

The measurements are in inches, but the back of the gauge is a pale gold colour, so I think if you desperately needed touch mm equivalents it would be easy enough to add them with a… Read more
Tatting Shuttles pack of 5 by Clover
5.0 out of 5 stars Love them., 26 July 2014
These are simple plastic shuttles with a neat pick on the end, and they work beautifully. They seem pretty sturdy - I haven't gone out of my way to test that, but I can't imagine they would break from tatting, for example! The thread is held securely but the points aren't so tight that thread is hard to wind or unwind. And they have a nice satisfying click to them... which isn't necessary but IMO does add to the pleasure of shuttle tatting!

The pick is long and really quite sharp considering it is made of plastic - be wary for your fingers. It's just plastic, but it can hurt. I haven't drawn blood... yet... but suspect it's just a matter of time. It's a longer and pointier pick… Read more

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