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?

Friday, August 14, 2015

Shirt Back from Jane Eborall's Designs

Well...I got pneumonia this week...I had it in May--I didn't like it then either!  I am determined to get over it and recover quickly, because---- I GET TO GO TO THE PALMETTO TAT DAYS!!!!

One of the first people I discovered in the internet tatting community was Jane Eborall.  I have admired her creativity for many years, and grown more and more to appreciate the generous way she freely shares her talent with the world.  I did the Oklahoma Lacemakers Guild's newsletter for several years.  This patient lady rescued my procrastinating self more than once by allowing me to publish one of her patterns in the newsletter as our "tatting pattern of the month" at the last moment.  If you haven't done one of her TIAS projects (Tat it and See) you are really missing out on some fun!  Jane's daily blog (I am always amazed at her prolific tatting) is here:  janeeborall.blogspot.com/

All of these motifs and a whole lot more can be found on Jane's Pattern Page http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/

Remember the small "Button My Heart"
next to the Palmetto Tree on the front of the shirt?  Well, somehow some Lizbeth, size 10, #632--Purple Medium sneakily got on my shuttle, and out popped this larger heart!  It took me awhile to figure out WHY it was so much larger than the other one!  Once again, I hid my ends in ring 15, instead of ending this heart with beads.  Jane's pattern is here: http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/buttonheart2010.pdf.

I saw a lady at the doctor's office who was wearing a shirt decorated with with leather laces.  She had them tied in fringes coming off of the shoulder seams....I really liked the way they "fluttered" as she moved.  When I saw the loose thread ends on Jane's "Heart on a Button" pattern--I knew that was exactly what I was going to do on my shirt.  --Not quite the pizzazz of leather laces, but I like them!  Here is the pattern:

Above from left to right. (All Lizbeth, size 20):

#643 Grape Medium & #122 Caribbean
#647 Purple Iris Dark & #137 Berry Burst
#643 Grape Medium & #122 Caribbean

Below from left to right (All Lizbeth, size 20)
#643 Grape Medium & #129 Purple Splendor
#644 Boysenberry Dark & #129 Purple Splendor
#643 Grape Medium & #122 Caribbean


  1. You did a suburb job and shirt looks great and the hearts with buttons are super cute too!

  2. Thank you! That was a ffun little pattern to do!


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