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?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Flowerpiece Doily

I've spent a great deal of time lately tatting. It kept me busy while traveling with my parents to a 50th Wedding Anniversary (Congratulations Aunt Doris and Uncle Duane!) . My father had a pacemaker-defibrillator-synchronizer put in (Hope you continue feeling better Daddy). We've had two church members in the hospital for surgeries, and I've kept them and their families company at various times. So, this is Mary Konior's Flowerpiece Doily from the book, Tatting with Visual Patterns.. It is done in Lizbeth thread, size 20, colors 683, and 612. The outside round, I tried and tried to figure out how to do the green and ecru in one continuous set, but could only figure out how to do the ecru...so each motif is done individually--that's a lot of ends to hide!


  1. This is just spectacular! The color combination is perfect!

    This was certainly a LOT of work - all those chains and flowers. You would never know where you hid all those ends - your tatting is just perfect!

    Definitely an heirloom to be cherished!

  2. When you got to the green part on the outside round, you would have to switch shuttles to also have green rings within the chains and then switch back for the chains. It looks lovely so you've done very well with tatting and hiding the ends. Well worth the time it took.

  3. Oops, should have said done the shoelace trick - not just switch shuttles.

  4. Kathy, Thank you for your comments, they made me feel so good.
    Gina, You just helped me figure it out. In order to get from one motif to the other, I would have had to make a split ring. I was stuck with how to make that with the ecru and green thread, without the green showing. Your comments prompted the answer! I needed to use two ecru shuttles and one green one! Thanks!

  5. A beautiful doily with gorgeous colours. You should be so proud it's lovely.

  6. Wonderful pattern executed beautifully!

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous! So beautiful! Nice colors.


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