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, January 14, 2016

Palmettos Tat Days Part 2

Did you ever get so far behind, that you just want to "chuck it all"?  

I am determined to finish my memories of Tat Days 2015, before they all fade!

I left off "Part 1" saying that I needed to go to bed Thursday night because the next day was the 6:30 early bird class--my memory has faded already--the early bird class was Saturday morning.  Instead Friday started with breakfast in the lovely dining room at the conference center.  I had written and explained that I had foods I really needed to avoid and they had contacted me back and said that they would make every effort to make sure that I had something available each meal.  I got to breakfast a few minutes early, and met with the manager of the kitchen.  We went over the day's menu and talked about what I could and couldn't eat.  This was the procedure every morning.  Anytime we discovered during our menu review that there was not enough variety -- or enough food that I could eat at a meal, the kitchen staff would always had a little side dish ready and waiting for me for that meal.  How accommodating and nice.that I didn't have to worry about food issues while I was there!

 The day started with a 9:00 class taught to everyone by Vicki Clarke.  She used power point to explain different pattern notations, and how to read them.  She closed her very informative class with this bit of humor that she has allowed me to share with you running along the left side of my blog.  Vicki is a wonderful teacher--and I highly recommend her tatting classes.  She has a blog -- Victats.blogspot.com   She also is a tatting designer--there are a several patterns available on her blog, and she has published at least two tatting books.

My next class was Nellie's Angel taught by Martha Ess.  Martha is another fantastic teacher!  She is very knowledgeable about tatting as a craft and its history.  Martha took an motif, designed by Nellie Hall Youngburg (Forty Original Designs in Tatting) and adapted it into an angel.  During class she discussed the process of changing one pattern into another pattern.angel.  Martha is the author of quite a few tatting books.  Her blog http://marthas-tatting-blog.blogspot.com/ also has many tatting patterns available on it, several of which use some very interesting techniques.

My "Nellie's Angel" is made out of Lizbeth, size 20, color# 611--Gold.

Erin Holloway Moseley
After lunch, I had a two-part class--Erin Holloway Moseley's Lacy Lucy Corticelli Angel.  This was an angel which Erin adapted from a medallion done by Nellie Ellison (Corticelli Lessons in Tatting).  Erin created this angel in memory of the late Terry McGuffin.  Erin designed this angel to be done in size 80 thread.  I just can't work with thread that size!  a) I can not see my knots, how many there are, or how to undo them.  b) I snap this thread like it is dry spaghetti!  I very rarely get a ring completely closed withou breaking it, when I decide -- "Hey, let's give that size 80 a try again!"  Erin, very graciously allowed  me to do the ornament in size 20.  I did have to change the beads that formed the foundation for the angel.  My angel is done in Lizbeth, #170-Pineapple Parfait.  Erin is a fun teacher to have.  She tells very entertaining stories and makes sure every student in her class gets personal attention.  

 Part III:  Friday Evening's Antics!  Coming Soon
Me, In Erin's class -- ready to work! *these two photos courtesy of the Palmetto Tatting Guild



  1. Wonderful information and great pictures and love the Angel is beautiful, that Martha is talented! And the second is a great 3d one too! Looks like it was so much fun. Great Pictures!

    1. I had a blast this year! Erin Holloway Moseley's husband is the official photographer for Palmettos. There are a couple of hundred pics of the conference that you can see on the Palmetto website: http://palmettotatters.org/events/TatDays2015/Pictures/index.htm

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    1. All the designs were just beautiful this year. It was difficult to decide which classes to take when I registered!

  3. Patricia, the angels turned out so pretty!!! And bravo for finishing Lacy Lucy Corticelli! She's beautiful! So glad to see you back here. :-)

    1. (Thank you for missing me!) I really like the little 3D angel! She is a very nice addition to the Christmas tree that I have that stays up all year with my little bits of tatting on it.

  4. Such an interesting post & love Vicki's humour ! Thanks for sharing :-)
    The angels are both so pretty .

    1. Vicki is so much fun to be around! I appreciate her allowing me to post her comic.

  5. Very interesting post, so glad you enjoyed your days, beautiful angels

  6. I'm glad you posted more about Tat Days. I like hearing about what was done and who was there and ... Okay, I just like hearing about it :-)


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