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, December 18, 2012


Nichole Nordeman has a song called Legacy

I don't mind if you've got something nice to say about me
And i enjoy an accolade like the rest
And you could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all the who's who's and so-and-so
That used to be the best at such and such
It wouldn't matter much

I won't lie it feels alright to see your name in lights
We all need an 'atta boy' or 'atta girl'
In the end i'd like to hang my hat on more besides
The temporary trappings of this world

I want to leave a legacy how will they remember me?
Did i choose to love? did i point to you enough
To make a mark on things? i want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who blessed your name
Unapologetically and leave that kind of legacy

I want to live my life, not only to leave a legacy as a Christian witness...but to leave a trail of tatting behind me.  I'd like to be remembered by the tatting made for and given to people.  I'd like to have tatting students who will be better than their teacher and go on and share tatting with the next generation.  This whole little "rant" came into my heart because I received an unexpected package (contents below) in the mail from an acquaintance who sent me a friend's mother's tatting stash upon her friend's mother's death..."no one else will ever use it, and I know you will."  I thought, what if, upon my death, there was NO ONE to send my tatting stash to?  What if tatting was then "truly a lost art"? What if tatting died with ME?  I want to leave a legacy!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Exchange-Sue Anna Scribner's

I entered into a Christmas exchange through a facebook tatting group.  This is only the second time I've done an exchange of any kind.  I'm afraid from what the pictures of what I've seen, and from what I received that I "shortchanged" the person whose name I received.  I am ecstatic with the contents of my little postal box.

When I first opened my package....glitter went everywhere from a green and red polka dotted gift bag, which is what I opened first--out slid shuttles.  There were all kinds of shuttles, brand new Aerlit shuttles in three colors--with extra bobbins (I haven't had a chance to try them yet), a decorated clover shuttle, and a pop-a-bobbin shuttle! (something I'd only dreamed of owning!).  I could have stopped right there, but there was more!

There were 4 e-zbobs of size 3 lizbeth thread  and 3 packages of hand-dyed thread.  Also tucked away inside was a package of jewelry findings.  And then the personal touches...tatted earrings, tatted snowflakes (and the pattern), a bobbin lace bookworm bookmark, delicious handmade lipbalm and a personal letter.  At the very bottom of the box was a Nina Libin kit to make more jewelry.

Thank you Sue Anna Scribner for being a wonderful, generous person and making my tatting Christmas so merry this year! 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Church Ornament

I have not updated my blog in months and months....so I'm going to just jump in right where I am at now...

Our church was asked by our Church Association to make an ornament for their Christmas tree that "represented" our church.  My little church asked me to tat an ornament for them.  I agreed only if another lady would write up how my tatted ornament represented our church.  Below are our efforts.  The design is my own, which I will publish here at a later date.  The thread is Lizbeth, size 20, #671 Christmas Red.  The beads all came from Hobby Lobby.

First Baptist Church
Braggs, Ok.
Explanation by Donna Hall
Ornament tatted by Patricia Cobb 

How does this ornament represent our church?
The foundation of our ornament is clear glass. Glass lets light both in and out. It is the desire of our church that our lives will be as glass, letting in the love of Jesus and reflecting that love back out for all the world to see.
Our ornament is decorated with beads held together by knots. Those knots represent the unity that holds our congregation together with a tight bond of love and support for each other.
The red thread represent the blood of Christ that was shed for us so that we could be redeemed through salvation unto eternal life in Christ.
The silver beads represent those "gray hairs" of wisdom and knowledge that we gain as we study God's Word and apply it to our lives.

Each spring butterflies remind us of a new beginning. The butterflies on our ornament represent our new birth in Christ when we accept Him as our Savior.

Our ornament is filled with hearts representing the uniting of our hearts in love for each other and for our fellowman.
On each heart is a favorite scripture reference chosen by the individuals who worship together in our church. It's through God's Word that we find healing for our broken hearts and strength for our faltering spirits.