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?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Palmetto 3

My health has knocked me for a loop--recovering from pneumonia is not as easy as it sounds. I'm sorry these posts are taking so long.

At the Palmetto Tat Days, two extra classes are offered--and I wanted to take advantage of all the experiences I could. An night owl session (scheduled for 9:30p.m. on Friday--but probably started at around 10:30) with Riet Surtel-Smeulde taught us snowflakes made from lock chains. Lock chains are made by alternating flipped and unflipped stitches. I really enjoyed playing with different combinations and getting different looks to my snowflakes.

An earl bird class (think 6:00 a.m.; on Saturday morning) taught Jane Eborall's Star Motif. This class was taught by Donna Thompson. I love the different looks in this design when you change the center bead and the surrounding beads.

In our goodie bag was a lovely pattern by Vicki Clarke and supplies to make two Button Snowflakes. The thread was size 30--which I promptly broke several times and substituted size 20. I really liked this pattern. I need to work on not to tatting so tightly so that I don't break, shred, and totally destroy smaller threads.

I thoroughly loved my time at the Palmetto Tat Days. The Georgia Baptist Retreat Center is absolutely lovely. The food was delicious, and at the banquet, was elegantly served. Speaking of the banquet, the decorations were so thoughtfully put together and the program was designed to be informative as well as enjoyable and entertaining. I can't wait for a chance to join these lovely ladies for a weekend again!


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