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, May 20, 2012

Finger Lakes Tatting Group Seminar 2012 Part 1

     On April 13-15, I was once again blessed by the opportunity to attend the Tatting Seminar put on by the Finger Lakes Tatting Group.  The theme this year was HEARTS.  We had such a blast, not only on the trip going and coming, but on arrival in New York.  Everyone was so welcoming.  We got there early (Friday night), and were able to participate in a lovely pot-luck supper.  This was a wonderful chance to meet new friends and catch up with old ones.  Saturday morning at registration, I received a fantastic goodie bag!  This year's bag was pink printed with paler pink hearts with a blue border.  Inside was one of the necessities of tatting:  chocolate and THREE types of thread (two samples of Lizbeth and some hand-dyed size 10).  Also inside was a small tulle bag decorated with a tatted heart, and a tatting bag, just the right size to hold a project (this bag was made from one of those popular cuff patterns.  There were a few "little additions" that just made things perfect--two hematite donut shapes (we got the pattern to cover these in one of the classes), some heart-shaped foam stickers, and heart-shaped gem stickers, a wooden heart shape, a heart-shape glass bauble and just in case you are tired of hearing the words "heart shaped"....some wood aster seeds and a very tiny basket!  The size 10 hand-dyed thread and the basket are part of next year's challenge.  This goodie bag was a great way to start off the weekend!


  1. You haven't commented in ages....hope all is well.....

  2. Thank you for your concern. My migraines have kept me from much of what I would like to do lately. I have however been working on a doily for my lace guilds' lace day for several months which is almost finished--along with minor projects like 40 tatted butterfly paperclips for the guild and a few bookmarks here and there. Just nothing "blog" worthy...!


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