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?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

My first time to decorate shuttles!

I participated this year in Patti Poole's Christmas Wish List Exchange.  (Thank you Patti for organizing this!)  

This is the third time I have participated in an exchange.... I never feel like I give better than I get, and that I short the person that I give to.  SO, I made a decision after the last one that I wouldn't participate anymore.....       BUT--I gave in --and thought I would try again!  I hope this year that I did okay.... if not  I QUIT!!  Anyway, this year, one of my people wanted a decorated shuttle....buying one is a little beyond my comfort range--I don't shop the internet that much, and don't know who to buy from (I have some of Georgia Seitz' shuttles but other than that -- I'm not looking for ideas at this point--thank you.)

 So, I decided to make mine--also WAY beyond my comfort range--and a new skill!!  So I mod-podged, and sandpapered... and then mod-podged again....Over and over....  Finally spraying with the acrylic spray--did you know that you can't touch it for 24 hours--if you do it has softened ALL the layers of mod-podge, and you can TOTALLY ruin EVERYTHING you've done if you touch it?  AND you basically have to start OVER--fixing the gauges and scratches in the perfect shuttle that you HAD that isn't perfect anymore!! 

Two ladies -- who will remain nameless, unless they wish to announce themselves -- will receive these shuttles and their felt-lined, decorated tins--(they got other goodies too).


  1. What fun! It is great that you have stretched your comfort zone. And, the shuttles look beautiful.

  2. Beautiful shuttles, two lucky tatters will be very happy

  3. Thank you -- I'm glad they LOOK nice! I hope the ladies like them!

  4. I love the boxes a lot, and the shuttles withe the snowmen on are really super! Nice gift!!

  5. The snowmen were LACIS shuttles, the cats were a pair of Handy Hands Moonlit shuttles. The tins were Altoid shuttles that my husband spray-painted for me. I lined them with green sticky-felt.

  6. All of these shuttles are delightful! The recipients should be very happy with them!
    Love the boxes, too!


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