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, October 23, 2010

"Maria" Bookmark

This is a bookmark that I made for my friend, Mary. Mary is fighting a rare type of cancer, and is to travel to M. D. Anderson in Houston this week to discuss her treatment. Mary is a Christian and would love for you to join me in praying for her. I'd already picked this pattern to make for her, but knew it was the right choice when I saw the name "Maria"...it is from the book Tatted Bookmarks and is by Lene Bjorn. It is done in white, Lizbeth size 20.

Monday, October 11, 2010

More Tatted Buttons

What do I do when I learn a new tatting technique, or a really neat pattern? Put it on a t-shirt, of course. These buttons were done in Lizbeth, size 20, color #100. I was told this was a Workbasket pattern, but wasn't told which issue.

I'm acquiring quite a wardrobe of tatted decorated t-shirts!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Covered Button, Lace Embrace 2010

It has been quite awhile since my last post...I finished all twenty-two of my mystery tatted _____ to put in Christmas cards at church. Then I started covering Christmas ornaments with tatting to give to family at Christmas.
Three weeks ago TATTING INJURY! I poked the eye end of a needle into my index finger while sewing in an thread end. Within 48 hours, it was infected to an area just smaller than 1 inch by 3/4 of an inch. It had to be lanced and drained. No tatting for the last three weeks, the finger was too sensitive. Can you go into tatting withdrawal? Today was my first day without a bandaid....and I stuck a crochet hook into it again! The Dr. warned that because of all the antibiotic resistant germs out there that all wounds need extra care....so be careful out there!
I attended the Oklahoma Lace Guild's Lace Embrace today in Bartlesville. (Would you believe I forgot my tatted nametag--July 22 post.) I had a lovely time. The theme of the day was Buttons. The advanced tatting class covered a button with tatting. The pattern was from the Workbasket magazine. The colors on my button are not exactly my first choice, but I really didn't know quite what we were going to do, until we got started.
An interesting thing for me about the theme Buttons. I discovered that my mother, who died when I was 18, as a child had collected buttons. She had rheumatic fever and a congenital heart defect, and had to spend much time in bed, ladies in the town would bring her buttons to keep her occupied. This was the first time, that I had heard this button story...and I had an interesting time going through her collection, that I'd never seen.
My wonderful grandson is walking!