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?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Finger Lakes 2014 Post 2

We (Cynthia Stevenson and I) arrived in New York in time to go to Karey Solomon's Graceful Arts Fiber Studio.  We got to decorate some 50 cent shuttles with nail polish, stickers, and glitter.  I really like my magenta and turquoise ones, they are done with sparkly nail polish and stickers.  The green one is done with nail polish and glitter, and I'm afraid the glitter will make it too rough to be usable. It was a fun time of fellowship and swapping ideas around the craft table.  You actually had time to get to know some of the other ladies a little as they came in the store one by one. Karey also had tea and stew available for those who arrived hungry.

Later we went to the pot luck dinner at the community building/Fire house building in Lodi.  OOPS!  There was a big mix-up and there was a horse auction going on where our pot luck dinner was supposed to be being held!  We sat in the back of the horse auction for a little while.  I kept waiting for something to come up for sale that could be used for tatting--I mean, you never know where you are going to find something that you can use for a tatting tool!  Later, they cleared out a bay in the fire house next door, by moving out a fire truck-- and we held out pot luck in there!  Everything turned out great!  We had great conversation, I heard there was great food (I had my applesauce and ensure -- that I ate the whole trip) and I saw some wonderful tatting (lots of people were doing the Renulek doily.)  

During dinner was the first time I actually tatted since January.  While in the hospital, I had a nerve in my wrist hit putting in an IV (she was only doing her job), and my pinkie and ring fingers on my left hand have been "pins and needles" since then.   The dr. didn't listen to me, and said that I had been tatting too much and that I had carpel tunnel--but it suddenly appeared and not tatting hasn't made it go away.  It's been such a blessing to learn that I can still tat!!! I tatted all weekend and most of the way home!!


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