Showing posts from September, 2010

...I completed a tatted bracelet!

I took a class  on the "Half Ring Braid Bracelet" by Martha Ess during the Tat Days back in August. In her class I was working on the red thread and gold beads. With all the boo-boos in it, I decided  to start again. Well, the day before yesterday I began a new bracelet in Lizbeth 20 #657 :Ocean Turquoise DK (a gift among many from Joanie), and gunmetal colored beads from my stash. I am happy to say that I completed it! My hubby even noted that my tatting is getting better and it's fine piece of work.  "*BEAMS* with pride"

I have beautiful light sea-foam green vintage beads that I have been itching to use for many years. I think they are beautiful and I need to patiently wait for the perfect color threads to use them with. My dream for these is to tat beautiful edgings for a Victorian beaded lampshade!

... anyhow... here is the completed bracelet!

* 2 Corinthians 8:11
   Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion …

...Yesterday, we stepped back in time!

...back to the days in 1800s at  Travelers Rest Historic site for the Pioneer Day in Stephens County, GA.

The 1800s version of Bed & Breakfast!

Ladies scurrying on with their daily routine  Young harpist making beautiful melodies.

Cooking a meal

Lady weaving on the loom
Lady doing needle-work under the shade
Young ladies playing at the well Old Time dancing

...then it was time to go back to the reality of the 21st Century and our four-legged kids who were at home waiting for our return.


Mr. Peabody (formally known as Mr.P.)
...both kids were rewarded with special goodies for being good at home! How do we know that they were good in our absents? Nothing within our home was destroyed! Thats how!

*Psalm 43:4
Then I will go to the altar of God, 
to God, my joy and my delight. 
I will praise you with the harp, 
O God, my God need to smile

Today was an emotional day for me, a sad feelin' emotional day. What was the cause? Well at the stage of my life, it could be many things but I will say mainly it is who I am.  I have a strong sense of the gift Empathy. My day was really okay other than the fact that my herniated disk ruptured yesterday while doing yard work. I rested most of this day and crocheted an afghan that I am working on. I did not want to go to bed in this somberness. I needed to find a reason to smile. Smiles make me feel happy. I was finishing up with the washing of the dinner dishes, and I gazed outside. I saw my two kids out there. My instincts told me to grab the camera and go out myself.

I am content now, my smile is back. I am happy inside again. I am reminded that all is well. THAT was what I needed to hear and feel. I heard it clearly.. all is well, My Child. I felt it clearly.. in HIS arms!

*Matt. 6:25 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,... Oak Leaf and Broomstick Bookmark!

Last Night I completed my Broomstick Bookmark. Yesterday morning I wet my Oak Leaf and blocked it. I am so tickled with myself. I can tat without pulling my hair and going fluster!

Look! These are so lovely!

Oak Leaf, pattern by Karey Soloman Broomstick Bookmark, pattern by Martha Ess both done in Lizbeth 20, #136-Autumn Spice
Before attending the classes at Tat Days, I lacked confidence in my tatting. I gained knowledge and my confidence soared! I CAN do this!!! YES! I CAN! I even feel confident to share what I learned with new tatters.
* Psalm 139: 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain
but for me Lord, you keep me steady through all my challenges!  Thank You, Your Child