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?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Finger Lakes 2013 Part 1

Finger Lakes was a Blast this year!  I have so much to tell and so much to share....

I hate to show the last thing first, but it is the thing that I have finished.... The last class I took at Finger Lakes this year was Sandra Eichelberger's Starry Night Earrings.  They are a rings only pattern.  I learned something new doing this pattern.  I had never before hidden a single thread in a single ring... something new that I had to twist my brain around.  Thank you Sandra for showing me, and to Dani Rotach for breaking it down into "steps that I could see."   I made the butterfly charm earrings with Lizbeth, size 20 thread, color 652.  I liked this pattern so much that I played with it a little...changing the order of the rings so that I could hide my ends where I wanted to hide them.  I then made another pair of earrings with Lizbeth, size 20, color 644, using Swarovski crystals (bought 1/2 price at Hobby Lobby.) 

more to come....



  1. They look great I cant wait to see more of what you did!!

  2. Those are very nice. I will be waiting to see what more you wish to share. I love seeing all the fun at the tatting get togethers.

  3. It was so nice to meet you in person and to participate in the same class together. The earrings look lovely. I love the butterfly ones.

  4. Your earrings look great! And, it was wonderful meeting you 'again' at the Finger Lakes! Looking forward to seeing your finished projects!


  5. I'm so glad you took my class and SO happy to see your lovely earrings! They look wonderful!

    Keep tatting!


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