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, April 23, 2012

Summer Evening Doily

News alert!  Many of you have prayed for my son, Calen, who has been serving in Afghanistan.  He has returned from his deployment safe and sound.  Thank you for your prayers.

One month after Ryan Emmons  got married, his younger sister Rachel did too.  It doesn't seem possible that Rachel is that old, or her groom, Jon Driver--I remember him, about 7 years-old in my Bible class at Camp Good News.  Watching them grow up has been a pleasure and a privilege--and now they  start a new segment of their lives...well enough rambling... This is the doily that I made for Rachel and Jon.  It is from Traditional Tatting Patterns edited by Rita Weiss and is called Summer Evening.  It is made from Lizbeth thread, size 20, colors 601 (Snow White) and 604 (Black.)  This was my first completely Frontside/Backside project and it measured 10 inches when it was finished. 

I'm one of those people who can't visualize something until it is completed (this means that all my readers should pity my husband when I want to rearrange the furniture).  If I were to do this doily again, I would do all the repeating motifs one color and the other rounds a second color.  I think also, that fewer picots in the second color's rounds might look better.


  1. I think you did a VERY nice job! I know what you mean about hindsight when it comes to making something. My mom was like that too with furniture and moving pictures around. My dad always ran for the hills!

  2. Really lovely you have done a great job on this doily, thanks for sharing
    God Bless
    Joy in OZ (Australia)


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