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, May 12, 2014

Kacee's Hankerchief

Donna Kacee Dunn--portrait by Shelby Perry Photography
Donna Kacee Dunn graduates from Hilldale High School on Friday night.  Kacee is my niece.  She is graduating 4th or 5th (I'm not sure) from the top of her high school class!  She is receiving many scholarships and academic honors and deserves all of them.  Kacee is a very bright young lady, but more than that, she is a dedicated Christian, who puts Jesus first in her life.  I am so proud of her!

One of the things I'm giving Kacee for graduation is this handkerchief.  Kacee's handkerchief is made out of Lizbeth, size 20, color #671--Christmas Red.  I think every lady needs handkerchiefs.  They are a requirement at funerals and weddings.  They certainly come in handy at other times as well.  I like the small lady-like kind.  I have a friend who is adamant about buying the large men's handkerchiefs.  You all know that you tat your edging first then apply it to the handkerchief.  The cloth of that handkerchief may even wear out--the edging may be taken off, and applied to a new hanky!

the pattern I saw on the internet...
I broke a "rule" this time-- not only of my own, but of my husband's--"--and that is to follow copyrights.   My husband is a computer teacher and he "preaches" copyright laws all the time.         This is what happened-- I saw this pattern on the internet, and really fell in love with it !  There was NO indication where it came from at all !   SO HELP ME OUT!! If anyone recognizes the AUTHOR, or the BOOK the PATTERN is from, PLEASE leave me a comment so I can give them proper credit for this pattern!

Now for a short rant (not tatting relating).... I feel like with Pinterest and the internet--copyrights and author and designer's rights are going to get less and less attention.... and I HATE that!  I WANT them to get paid and get the credit they deserve for their talent!!