Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Round 8 of Renulek's Spring 2014 Napkin is finally done...

Yes, Round 8 of Renulek's Spring 2014 Napkin is finally done, and here it is:

Round 8 of Renulek's Spring 2014 Napkin

This took a long while, not only because it's a deep round, but because my mother, Dr. Dixie Tan, became ill with pneumonia, then passed away, and then we had a huge wake and funeral. Many people came and shared how my mother (and also my father) had touched their lives. So, my cousin created a memorial blog to capture some of these stories, here. I am proud of my mother. She faced much adversity, and always she made lemonade with the lemons she was handed, and it became a means by which she could bless others. She's gone now, and we miss her. But her legacy lives on…

Anyway, so, Round 8 is done. I was very tempted to stop here, but I think I'll carry on. What colours for Round 9? :-)

Threads: all Lizbeth Size 40.
Round 1: Pineapple Parfait and Butterfly Breeze
Round 2: Pineapple Parfait and Arctic Waters
Round 3: Pineapple Parfait and Fruit Fizz
Round 4: Spring Green and Butterfly Breeze
Round 5: Leafy Greens and Arctic Waters
Round 6: Leafy Greens and Butterfly Breeze
Round 7: Spring Green and Fruit Fizz
Round 8: Pineapple Parfait and Arctic Waters

13 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your mom. She sounds wonderful. I miss my mom everyday -- I keep thinking of things she'd like to hear and things I'd like to show her. It get easier to remember the good times, but there's always going to be that hole in our lives.
    As for your Spring doily -- it's truly lovely. The colors are so wonderful together; it really does say "Spring!"

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    1. Yes, that's when I miss her most - when I want to tell her a conversation or experience I just had, and she's not there. Ah, well.

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  2. Your mat is looking beautiful, I am sure this master piece will be treasured for many years to come,
    Margaret

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    1. Well, it's not finished yet! I hope it will look as good when it's done… :-)

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  3. Grace it is stunning, and you have chosen the colours so well. So are you keeping it yourself?

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    1. Yes, I think I will! Just wondering whether to frame it…

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  4. Grace, I love your vibrant doily ! Despite the sad memories attached to this doily, while tatting in hospital, etc., the exuberance of colors will Always brighten your thoughts now & in future. Yes, it is definitely a keeper ; something that will inject life & joy to any niggling sadness.
    With warm regards ...

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    1. Thanks, Muskaan! Yes, the doily does cheer me up. :-)

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  5. Sorry for your loss. Hugs.

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  6. The doily look beautiful and I really like the chosen colours.

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  7. Beautiful color choices Grace! I love it and thanks for sharing your color selections.

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  8. So sorry to learn of your loss. What a wonderful person your mother was. The doily is a good memento, you should definitely frame it. I love the vibrant colours!

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  9. My condolences, Grace. ='(.

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