Monday, January 31, 2011


Earlier this month I had the opportunity to learn how to tat. Tatting has always interested me and is a skill I have long wanted to learn. So when I discovered that a local shop was offering lessons in tatting I was thrilled.
I must admit tatting has been, by far, one of the most difficult handicrafts for me to learn but, with the LORD’s help, I have been able to make some progress. The photos above are of my first two projects. I was so pleased with how the lavender and purple bookmark coordinated with the book I am currently reading. : )
A wonderful resource for learning to tat is Shuttle Tatting 1. I had purchased this video several years ago and, though I had learned the basic stitch at the lesson I attended, I found this video to be a tremendous help in learning the rest I needed to know in order to complete a simple project.

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." James 1:17

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Some of you may recall a post from last May, where I recounted the story of how my sisters and I found a dear little cat on the main street of our town. I thought I should give a follow up to the story of Nelson.
Nelson has grown to be a very handsome, loving cat. He loves his home and has a very sweet disposition. I must say I am grateful that the animal shelter refused to take him, as I would have missed out on a chance to know one of the sweetest and dearest feline friends. : )

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

"For you are God's people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all people, His treasured possession." Deuteronomy 7:6

"Direct my footsteps according to your Word." Psalm 119:133

"The LORD says, 'I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.'" Psalm 32:8

"Commit your work to the LORD, and then your plans will succeed." Proverbs 32:8

"If we are living now by the Holy Spirit, let us follow the Holy Spirit's leading in every part of our lives." Galatians 5:25

"Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight." Psalm119:35