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?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Some Bunnies Blessed Me...

My health this last six-seven months has slid down hill.  This morning my doctor rather "unsoftly" gave me a few "kicks in the shins" with some things he said and left me feeling bruised and rather hopeless inside.  I came home to find a package that I had ordered waiting for me in the mailbox.  But now I have to back up....

I've only recently branched out into the world of handmade shuttles, starting with some GR-8's, then Monica Braxton shared with me her lovely shuttles, and a few days ago....I was browsing on Carollyn's tatting blog http://tennbrown.blogspot.com/ when I saw these cute little chocolate and vanilla handmade bunny shuttles... Oh I wanted a pair so bad!  I read where she had traded once for them.  I also saw where Carollyn had TATTED a pineapple that looked like a CROCHETED pineapple.  That was so cool!  Well, I contacted her and asked her for the pineapple pattern.  As a side note, I asked how it would be possible to get a pair of shuttles.  It turns out, the shuttles, are easier to get than the pattern.... (? :(  ?)  She told me the shuttles were $30 a piece.  Well, I replied to her that I hoped Santa would bring them to me and thanked her.  Then I sat at home the next few days resigned to the fact that I couldn't afford the shuttles, but kept going back to her site and staring at those cute little bunnies.

Guess what...I dug into my little savings account and ordered them.   And they came (Back to today!!!)  ....In  this box!  

Look at that calligraphy!  How beautiful!!   Wouldn't you like something like that to come to your house?
Carolynn must have studied marketing!  Inside was this cute little paper sack.  Filled with paper grass.  Hidden under the grass......

My new bunnies!  AREN'T THEY ADORABLE, I've read where someone else online has named their bunny shuttles, and I thought that might be cute.  So may I introduce...."Fluffy" and "Tattered"--I can't wait to get some thread on them and get them to "hoppin!"
.Thank you so much Carollyn for the extra love, trouble and care you put into packaging your little bunny shuttles.  It may not make you an extra nickle in this world, but it put a smile on my face today!  I thoroughly enjoyed unwrapping my little bunnies and welcoming them into my home.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  Your bunnies blessed me!
Would you like your own bunnies?  Contact Carollyn by email

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Local Supplier

        I've been blessed to shop at Hobby Lobby.  They carry a wonderful variety of craft supplies and have a friendly staff that is very helpful.  I will continue to purchase tatting supplies there--to support our tatting community.  They are customer oriented and provide a 40% off coupon that is good off of almost anything in the store almost year round.  They play comforting Christian music and are closed on holidays and Sundays--which I support--I hate making people work when I am at home worshiping or celebrating with my family (although I realize some people like the medical profession or emergency services must work these days.)  I am happy the court has allowed them the freedom to exercise their religious freedom.