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, December 4, 2013

Joyful Bell Earrings

My Lace Guild Christmas party is scheduled to be Saturday at noon...although right now it looks like it we may be iced in and it may be cancelled, but ... 

The theme of the anticipated event is bells.  I have been very lax at participating in "theme" events that my guild holds.  I am usually too busy tatting for my personal interests.  Right now I am very behind in my Christmas tatting.  But, I saw this lovely pattern of Marilee Rockley online, and thought they would make lovely quick earrings.  I will have something made of lace to put into the "bell" competition and can say I participated this year!

Here is the pattern:  http://yarnplayertats.blogspot.com/2008/12/bell-pattern-for-you.html  I changed the stitch count slightly to add some of the beads.  My bells are made out of Lizbeth size 20, color 603, Ecru.  I used Bead Treasure beads from Hobby Lobby size 11/0, color Pearl.  Each of the earrings is an inch and three-quarters long by an inch and a half wide.


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