He knows my name!

My life verse: "I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel." (Isaiah 45:3). For me, "the treasures of darkness" has been the medically-treated depression that I have suffered off and on with for years. More than anything else in my life, I think this has made me realize how much my Savior loves me and has deepened my relationship with God. The "hidden riches of secret places" are my wonderful family and this fabulous craft--tatting! I thank God for both!
I think it is awesome that God knows my name! Did you know that He knows yours?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Weather Records Doily

Weather records! Last week it was
-31 degrees Farenheit nearby.... This is Oklahoma not Alaska! Also NorthEast Oklahoma broke the record for the most snow it has ever had in February...and the month is only half over.

Well, this was my sit inside and stay warm doily. It is Mary Konior's Masquerade doily from the book, Tatting with Visual Patterns. It is made out of Lizbeth thread, Size 20, color 656. When I saw this thread, Wedgewook-Dk., I thought it was the prettiest shade of blue that I'd ever seen. After I finished the doily, I realized that it is almost exactly the same shade of blue as the example doily is in the book.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Twin Doilies

In January, I sat with my father-in-law as his body slowly shut down. Tatting has helped me through many stressful events, and it didn't let me down that week. I finished the first doily during those days and nights. In the time between his passing and the funeral, I started the second one, I really didn't want "twins" but was limited by having only the one pattern and one ball of thread with me. I finished the other one in February during Oklahoma's "Blizzard of 2011." The pattern is Beatrice, by Iris Niebach from the book Tatted Doilies. The doily is finished in one round. The thread is Lizbeth, size 20, color 131.