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?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Ornaments 2010

I made these ornaments as Christmas presents for my nieces/nephews and great-nieces. There were 7 more of them, but they have gone merrily on to their destinations. They have silver beads and jingle bells added to them. I started adding the jingle bells directily, as the motifs were worked. However, I discovered that with a small twist of the jingle bell, the jingle bell cut directly through the thread. After that, I started adding the jingle bells to jump rings, that were added after the motifs were worked. Because my ornaments were 1/4 of an inch larger than the 2 inch called for in the pattern, I added 4 ds to each of the large joining rings. These were all worked in Lizbeth, size 20 thread. They are from the pattern, "Jeanette" from the book "12 Ornaments of Christmas" by Ginny Weathers.