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, March 18, 2016

A Catherine Wheel Join Allegory

For a printable pdf of this tutorial CLICK HERE

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Tutorials for the Celtic Knotted Picot

Here are the two tutorials I put together while
 working on my pattern,
 Their Five Year Mission. 
(Posted 3/14/15)

The Celtic Knotted Picot was created by Bina Madden and is taught here: http://paradisetreasures.com/ckp.html I was very grateful to be one of her students one year when she taught at the Finger Lakes Tatting Conference as she shared her technique. 
For a printable pdf of the tutorial "How to put two (or more) Celtic Knotted Picots in a Ring" CLICK HERE 
For a printable pdf of the tutorial "Using a Picot Gauge on a Celtic Knotted Picot" CLICK HERE

Monday, March 14, 2016

Their Five Year Mission

As I tried to think of ways to teach the techniques in the edging pattern I will be teaching at Finger Lakes in April, this little pattern emerged!  Georgia Seitz is introduced it in the online Tatting Class today (Monday, 3/14/16).

One of the techniques used in my edging and this pattern is the Celtic Knotted Picot, created by Bina Madden.  It is taught here: http://paradisetreasures.com/ckp.html  I have put together two photographic tutorials--one on  Measuring a Celtic Knotted Picot and the other on Adding Multiple Celtic Knotted Picots in a Single Ring.  They will be available in the next blog post.  In the following post, I will have a tutorial on the Catherine Wheel Join.

For a printable pdf of this pattern CLICK HERE

I did do the project in size 20.  The size 20 project fits on a 1.25 diameter
Their Five Year Mission--size 20
ring (measuring the inside of the ring.)  I had a lot of trouble finding a ring to put it on....I finally found this 'Oval Pendant Finding" at Hobby Lobby.    I finally had to adapt it, using my "button shank removers" to cut off the outside ring, and my "bead reamers" to file the ring smooth--(you make do with what you have!)  The stitch count was adapted slightly on Round 3 to accommodate the oval shape.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Tatting with Metallic Kreinik Threads

Kreinik donated enough spools of their metallic braid for each lady at the get-together at Sonya's house to have one.  (See post on 12/13/15)  Recently Mr. Doug Kreinik contacted me (I got thanked for a thank you note!) and asked if any of the ladies had photos of their tatted projects with the Kreinik thread.  I haven't been able to contact all the ladies yet, but I sent him a photo of my creative effort with their metallic braid.  Mine was color 5805, and was a Tapestry Braid#12.  The jewelry finding in the center came from Hobby Lobby.  I did not follow a pattern, but was inspired by some rounds out of a pattern by Marilee Rockley called Arches Doily ( http://yarnplayertats.blogspot.com/2009/01/arches-doily.html ).