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?

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tatting Press


9:OO this evening-- ATTENTION PLEASE -- I JUST ACCIDENTALLY DELETED A WHOLE LOT OF COMMENTS FROM THIS POST AND OTHERS!  According to a quick check on the internet--I cannot retrieve them.  I AM SORRY! 


 I can't believe I have never shared this!  A couple of years ago, a dear friend--Jan Garrett made me a tatting press out of a book.  I have seen them on Pinterest, but they have always been round, and just didn't look like they would meet my needs.  When Jan gave me this--I thought it was a wonderful, sweet gift--that I would never use :(
Boy was I wrong!  I use it all the time--it saves pinning things out to see how they will look between rounds, and keeps edgings, motifs, and doilies looking nice as you do them!  Here are a few pictures of my WONDERFUL tatting press.






 The front has a very cute "quilt" like design cross-stitched TURTLE!!!










 




The book itself was covered in some type of brown cloth?  It is very stiff!  
There are ribbons on the front and back to tie the press closed.




 

This "pressing area" is padded.  That helps press the tatting, but also allows you to pin things down as well!


Hmmm, wonder what those little green things are on the fabric?  :)






An edging I am working on.  One of those things that I'm not sure I will ever finish because it is going so slowly.










This area is only slightly padded.  I have taken use of this are to store small completed motifs until I need them on a larger project.  











I love the pocket!  I can store the patterns in there, and they don't get lost.





THANK YOU AGAIN, JAN!! 

9:OO this evening-- ATTENTION PLEASE -- I JUST ACCIDENTALLY DELETED A WHOLE LOT OF COMMENTS FROM THIS POST AND OTHERS!  According to a quick check on the internet--I cannot retrieve them.  I AM SORRY!

5 comments:

  1. ATTENTION PLEASE -- I JUST ACCIDENTALLY DELETED A WHOLE LOT OF COMMENTS FROM THIS POST AND OTHERS! According to a quick check on the internet--I cannot retrieve them. I AM SORRY!

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  2. That is really great and looks fabulous!!! :) I truly love that gorgeous edging!!!! :)

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  3. Thank you! I commented earlier to _____ (and then erased it by mistake!) that this was one of my earliest designs. I meant for it to be a straight edging, and it curls like crazy. I hope for it to eventually be long enough to go around a small cloth doily.

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