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, April 6, 2018

Lace Embrace 2017 part 3

I had the privilege of teaching a class this last year at Lace Embrace.  I taught my Bohemian Picot Play Bracelet.  This five strand bracelet was designed to teach a different picot technique on each strand.

This is a fun little pattern, very little stress involved--if you can tat a chain, you can make this bracelet!  If at any time, you say...".my brain can't learn anymore today! "   Instead of tatting the next row with a newly learned technique--tat a duplicate of one of the rows that you have already done--you can tat all five rows using the technique taught on the first row!  There are no ends to work in (a
big plus for me!)

I sold kits for the bracelet--they had 4.5 yards of 5 different colors of Lizbeth size 3 threads and some picot gauges made out of plastic needlepoint canvas.  The kits also contained bracelet jewelry findings with split rings attached, floss threaders, safety pins, and coordinating beads.  I never realized how much work putting together a kit for a class took.    To all those teachers, who have sold kits for the classes that I have taken---THANK YOU!  

Cynthia and I should be traveling from Ohio today, headed for the Finger Lakes Tatting Convention in New York tonight.  Should be....because once again I have had to "flake out" on her and leave her with the choice of traveling alone (with no one to split the bills) or not go.  I am sorry Cynthia!!!I also apologize to those who took the Bohemian Picot Play Bracelet class at Finger Lakes.  I hope you were transferred into another class that you will enjoy.

My dr. this time when I asked about the trip said (exact wording) "I think it would be detrimental to your health, if not deadly."  That deadly got my attention.  It has made me re-evaluate a lot of things in my life.

I am supposed to teach my Twisted Heart Ornament for Tatting Corner' "Been There Done That" special weekend this July.  For more information about this exciting Tatting Corner event CLICK HERE   I am looking forward to that trip immensely).  a) a few more months to get healthier b) warmer weather  c) the trip will not be as far  d) My husband is taking me and will know when to get me medical attention (I tend to not realize how bad I've gotten until it is too late.)

 Back to the Bohemian Picot Play Bracelet!   CLICK HERE

Here are pictures of the bracelet.....I could not get the pattern and pictures to transfer onto my blog--but the download button above works.


  1. Love the bracelets and I love this kind of fun tatting, I did some mermaids with cloth and did this for her hair it was so fun and cute and truly is a great way to learn a lot about tatting! Hope you are felling better soon!

  2. Thank you! It worked out well at Lace Embrace because we never know what the "proficiency level" of the tatters will be. I love Jane's mermaid pattern--I think they would be cute with chain hair!

  3. Yes, it is very tricky to satisfy all levels of skill, I feel you succeeded ❤🌹❤

  4. What a fun way to teach picots ! And we get a hassle-free bracelet in the process. Love the way you think and convey :-)

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like the bracelet!

  5. I missed you at Fingerlakes!!! Hope you are doing better!!!

    1. Thank you. We really missed being there. I can say we because I got a special present today! Cyn came down right after lunch to spend a couple of nights. So we are having a mini tat fest.
      This doesn’t beat a three day (which one is Lucy and which one is Ethel?) car ride. Always followed by the feeling of coming home to the Lodi firehouse and 70 dear friends! Somehow tired minds and bodies make it back to
      Oklahoma with brains filled already with next years Tat Day dreams.
      Can anyone tell what the subject of conversation has been today? (Condolences to my husband can be sent via my email.). Did it again... replied in the next post instead of to Sharon’s lovely comment

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