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?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Shirt Front

Too long between posts!  Computer problems..... Fibromyalgia flares....   Migraines..... Isn't life wonderful?  I'm learning to really enjoy the good days and to realize that the bad days don't last forever!

It was a "given."  I had to have a butterfly on the front of the shirt--they are the "chosen motif" of the Palmetto Tatters!  The butterfly on the front of my shirt is the "Tatted Button-Fly" by Birgit Phelps.  I did it in Lizeth, size 20, colors 646 (Purple Iris Light) and 647 (Purple Iris Dark).
The pattern is available here:  http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=thetattedlaceweb;id=1;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwebspace.webring.com 

I wanted to put a little heart next to the Palmetto logo...Jane Eborall's Button My Heart was just the ticket.  The heart was done in Lizbeth, size 20, #634 (Violet/Pink Med.).  I chose to hide my ends in the very last ring (Ring 15) instead of finishing the heart with beads.  The pattern is available here -- http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/buttonheart2010.pdf

The little circular motif was my own design...just fooling around to see what I could do, using size 20,  Lizbeth,  #141 (Purple Twist) and 647 (Purple Iris Dark).  


 The tiny snowflakes spaced between the buttons and buttonholes are from the pattern that was used the year I went to Palmettos for their Tat-Off.  I definitely didn't make THAT MANY during the tat-off, WOW!  Were there some fast tatters there!  .