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 23, 2014

Ring Pattern

Once again this could have been a Finger Lakes post.  This was in the kit I bought from Carolyn Groves--the one I was going to put off doing.  I was impressed with the ring that comes in the kit--it is nicely adjustable for different sizes!  My daughter-in-law challenged me not to procrastinate, but to go ahead and "do-it-now" even though, I have no idea what I am going to do with it.  So I started on it.   The kit came with some absolutely beautiful size 30--or I suspect size 40 hand-dyed thread in some lovely variegated dark shades of blues and other  dark colors of the color spectrum.  However, I quickly broke and shredded that poor, beautiful, thread beyond recognition.  I had to replace it with some plain, old, Lizbeth, size 40, color #649--Baby Blue.  I did stiffen the thread with my Api's Fabric Stiffener from Hobby Lobby used full strength when I was finished. 


  1. Thank you! I like it. It was a learning experience to make and but it's not my "style"-too big, and bulky... it's more like what is "in style" now (and I'm very rarely in style--haha!). I think I will save it, and put it in our guild's fundraiser at Lace Embrace in the fall.


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