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?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

TIAS--The Little Engine that Could!


     Thank you Sherry Pence!  She designed an autumn TIAS.  TIAS stands for "Tat it and See", it is a mystery tatting pattern that is revealed a little bit at a time until the entire thing can be seen.  This little engine came to us in eleven little parts, and I had NO clue what it was until the last piece!  I loved the way that Sherry really made us sharpen our tatting techniques, as we worked our way around the ouside.  As a bonus for finishing the TIAS, Sherry gave us two more patterns, a coal car and box car!  Thank you Sherry!
     My "Little Engine That Could" is done in Lizbeth, size 20, color #112, "Carousel."  Sherry was counting, and she had people from over 100 countries/states doing the TIAS!  Thank you to all those who participated in the TIAS and a big big thank you especially to Sherry for this cute cute design and the hard work getting out on the internet for us.