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?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Lace Embrace 2011

Saturday, October 1 of this year, the Lacemakers Guild of Oklahoma held their Lace Embrace Day in Bartlesville. The theme this year was Beautiful Beaded Lace. There was a wonderful lace exhibit of many types of laces including a fabulous display of tatting. The day started with a talk from Annette Ketchum from the Bartlesville Indian Women's Club. She discussed beadwork and its use in Native American clothing and cultural objects. There were beginning classes in both tatting and bobbin lace offered during the morning. Indian tacos made with Indian fry bread, chili, lettuce and tomatoes were available for lunch. These were prepared by the Bartlesville Indian Women's club for a very reasonable price. During the afternoon, there was a tatting class for those who already knew how to tat. We made these beaded strips--my zipper pulls now adorn my tatting bag. There were also afternoon classes in making beaded sprays or making paper beads and bobbins. The last event of the day was the lacing olympics. My partner and I came in first in synchronized tatting (I worked the left hand, Bridgette worked the right hand.) During the day I was able to pick up another tatting themed t-shirt, and some more tatting books from the vendors. In the secret auction, I won an adorable little bag with 6 balls of some very small Presencia thread (now I really need to learn to work with smaller thread) and a shuttle inside. It was a GREAT way to spend National Lace Day 2011!


  1. Your zipper pulls are awesome! I love the design! :)

  2. What a neat post! I hadn't realized that there IS a National Lace Day! (Where have i been?) And many interesting topics!! The synchronized tatting sounds like fun! Yay for the tatting team!

    Your zipper pulls are very clever!

  3. The zipper pulls are just wonderful. Is the beaded part chain or half closed rings?

  4. Half-closed rings. It was a very easy pattern. If I can get permission, I'll post it.

  5. Synchronized tatting?! I LOVE it. What a great idea. Now I'm giggling.


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