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?

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tat It and See 2016

Jane Eborall has for the past several years created a wonderful pattern--then chopped it into little bits, and released it on the internet a piece at a time.  Tatters all over the world work the pattern---not knowing what they are making.  Many of them send scans/pictures of their work, and their suggestions into Jane, who posts them on her special Tat It And See blog  http://tatitandsee.blogspot.com/  

These are my submissions for this year.  Jane's printed comments are italicized.   Her email comments are highlighted.


What a hoot.  Just Love your idea!!!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this picture.  Thanks Patricia   

"Jane--Thank you for doing another year's TIAS!
Enjoying Tatting in Muskogee OK USA


"I can't wait to see my inchworm transform into something bigger!"


That is a HOOT.  Poor Nick came running to see what I was laughing about.  VERY clever manipulation of the graphic too.  THANK YOU.

Poor Nick had to come running when he heard me chortling over Patricia's picture.  What a HOOT.  Thanks for the best giggle of the day -- so far!!!


Well I've never heard of that game before but that's probably just me!!!  Your poor sister but there again that's what sisters are for when you're growing up!!!!  Just love this picture too.  You're so clever.

Do they play "Slug Bug" there?  Growing up, anytime you saw a VW Bug, you got to pinch, poke, or punch (depending on who you were with!) the person you wanted to irritate the most in the car...for me it was usually my sister!"

I've never heard of the game, Patricia but then that's probably me.  Come on those in the UK -- have you heard of it?  LOVE the picture.


Thanks, Patricia -- just added you to the blog.  BC3 seems to be in a funk at the moment but I've got the glimmering of an idea I want to work on!!!!
 "On Day Five
From Jane's Brain cell #3 and her tatting shuttle
This tatted creation of hers only wants to cuddle!


WONDERFUL picture.  SO SO SO clever.  Thanks

Ah, my oh my, Patricia's pictures just get better.  LOVE this one too -- thanks, Jane

"Thank you so much for doing this --- it is really fun!  It is probably a frog, but I'm not ready to "go along with the crowd" just yet--I have to stay bamboozled and say I really don't know yet!

"Sorry Jane -- I let the men in my family guess today!"

Don't apologise -- looks feasible!!!!!!  Thanks -- just updating the blog!

Patricia apologizes for letting the men in her life guess Day 7.  Look what they came up with -- a lobster!!!

Later on in the morning I had this message from Patricia.  Something I really didn't know about but am so glad we don't have them here!

"I hate to point this out...maybe you don't have them in England, that dreadful creature is a poisonous scorpion (I hate them!) not a delicious lobster!

Oh, right.  Didn't know that!!!  Will add this comment to my mistake!!!  Thankfully we don't have scorpions over here!!!




What a pleasant surprise to have an new guess!!!!  Thanks.  Not saying whether it's a kangaroo or not!!!

AHA, a new guess -- goodie!!!  This is from Patricia who has also illustrated her idea too.

"Hopping on in for today's guess!!"

That's a hoppingly good guess, Patricia!!!

DAY 10

WONDERFUL picture.  Just LOVE it.  Thanks for the giggle.

LOVE Patricia's picture.  Here's her comment too!!!

(Sorry I fell behind.)  If Tigger can't tell the difference between his friends, you can't expect me to!

 Day 11

Thanks, Patricia.  Perhaps next year it'll be a kinkajou or you could put a tail on this one!!!!

Patricia is next in my inbox with her - well, I'll let her tell you!
I have given up on the kangaroo idea...and am just stubborn enough to not guess rabbit! 
Was this kinkajou your model before it found the 99 year-old lady to cuddle with? 
6abc.com/pets/cuddling-kinkajou- scares-99-year-old-florida.."

Day 12

Oh, that's just TOOOOO funny.  Nearly wet my pants laughing.  Thank YOU.

Oh my GOSH. We have trouble here. Be afraid, be VERY afraid.  Keep an eye on your rabbits. There's a hunter amongst us! Look what Patricia sent.


Day 13

That's funny.  I love Elmer being dealt with as he deserves!!!!  Glad the rabbit escaped too!!!!

Heeee, Heeeeee. Patricia's back with her day 13 and two pictures.  So glad that Elmer is now being 'dealt with'.  He deserves all he gets trying to shoot rabbits!!!!

"A kinder, gentler post--at your request! 

This has been a hoppin lot of fun! Thank you so much Jane! 

Day 14

Thank YOU too for all the extra effort.  People like you make it for me.  See  you next year!!!
Now I have Patricia next with a lovely happy bunny picture. Thank you, Patricia.
You are talented and generous 
You've done it again--without a fuss! 
Thank you again-- 
for the pattern, the blogging and the fun! 
Now just look at what your Rabbit has won! 
Lizbeth, size 20, color 644
Muskogee, OK USA

Thank you for my winnings!!!!!!

Thank you Jane!!!
Goodbye 2016 TIAS!
What will the 2017 TIAS be?