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?

Monday, January 30, 2012

Crystal Angel

My mom's birthday is November 1st.  This little crystal angel was my gift to her this past year.  The wing pattern is by Christa Burr.  The pattern and the crystals are available from Unique Expressions--gsgroh@yahoo.com. I bought a simple ornament stand at Hobby Lobby to display it.  I used Lizbeth thread, size 20, 601 Snow White.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cross Bookmarks

My sister and her family live in a multi-generation home. In October, her father-in-law passed away. I have this strange empathy for children when there is a funeral--too many times the adults get all the attention.... All that to say I made these crosses for my niece and nephew and asked that they use them to remind them of all the good memories that they have of their grandfather who served the Lord with all his heart.

They are made out of size 20, Lizbeth, color 601 Snow White. The patterns are Monica and Pernille out of the "Tatted Bookmarks" book by Lene Bjorn.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Butterfly Bookmarks for the Girl Scouts

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I had a lot of pieces of DMC 5 thead (my favorite bookmark thread) so I made these easy bookmarks. The butterfly bookmark pattern is by Marilee Rockley and is at yarnplayertats.blogspot.com. These tat up so quckly, that you don't feel like it is any effort at all. My niece's local high school Girl Scout troop is going to Europe to the International Girl Scout Conference next year. I gave these to them to use as they please in their fundraising.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Emmy Liebert Edging

MONTHS SINCE A POST!! I'm sorry. No excuses, but a short explanation. Since October, pneumonia twice...a low-grade fever from October through the present...Many specialists visits and lots of various types of tests (that equals $$). Major surgery on Dec. 23rd (spent Christmas in the hospital). Waiting for a culture that won't be ready until March.... still recovering, and still feverish and sick.

But this has given me some extra time tatting. So in the next few posts, I'll backtrack and show you some of my past month's tatting.

This is my working of the Emmy Liebert edging that they did in Georgia Seitz's online tatting class Monday evening. The thread is Lizbeth 133 "Razzle Dazzle."