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 28, 2016

Palmettos Tat Days Part 5

 Somehow my post Palmetos Tat Days Part 6 got published a few minutes ago...I was working on 5 and 6...so here is 5!

Prize for Survey Drawing
Diane Daiker
One of the very last official activities is awarding the prizes for the Tatting Display items--wow!  awesome, fantastic, beautiful work!!  Then they draw from the surveys that each participant is encouraged to fill out about the conference.  They are looking for evaluations of the classes, and suggestions for future conferences.  This year the prize for the survey draw was a humongous--wondrously filled package put together, I believe by Diane Daiker.  Whoever received this really got a fabulous prize!

                                             Waiting for our numbers to be called                                                                                                  Clockwise from 7:00: Cynthia, Me, Stephanie (winner of my blog giveaway, Erin and Sharon
boomerang houseshoes (*)
My keeper "White Elephant"
 After supper, there was a "White Elephant Game"--you know the game people play at Christmas sometimes called "Dirty Santa" or something similar.  Everyone gets a number, when your number comes up you may choose to open an unopened package or pick something someone else has already opened.  Once a gift is picked three times, the last person to pick it gets to keep it.  This was a blast!  I had never played it with so many players--that really makes it fun!  The variety of gifts was amazing.  Once again, there was a gift that boomerangs and revisits Palmettos--only I understand this year the person who got them really wanted them!  One of the really cool things that happened was Victoria and Jerry, the children of vendor, Jennifer from Tatting Corner teamed up and managed to keep a wooden handmade candy dispenser.  Victoria was really afraid to play the game initially--she was afraid no one would "steal" a gift from her because she was a child..  I am so glad she decided to play--the siblings victory in the game is one of the stories I will remember from this year!  My keeper gift was a pair of Mary Engelbreit pens.
Jerry (*)
Victoria (*)

Coming post:  A Few Rambling Memories of Palmettos



  1. Love the Fish Bowl! Nothing like a great white elephant gift :) Fun Post!

    1. Erin's Phishbowl was my favorite pattern this year! It is definitely one-of-a-kind! These pens write very well and are comfortable--I thought at first that they would be too chunky--but they aren't! :)


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