Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A gift and prayer for a friend

I've been working frantically on a gift for a friend at work. She was recently diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Her team of doctors are aggressively treating the cancer and will perform surgery in the near future. For some time now she has asked me to tat a project for her. I was not pressured and did not worry too much about it... until 3 weeks ago. When I heard of her diagnosis I immediately knew I needed to tat a hanky edge for her. Here is the final project.




The source is Nikolajsen & Nilolajsen Tatted Handkerchiefs Lace No. 6. It is a two pass edge. The first pass utilizes 2 shuttles. The was the first project I used size 80 thread and found it much more cooperative than my first attempt. Could it be that I'm finally more aware of tension?...hmmmm. I had to modify the pattern a bit. I added a few doubles and deleted a picot. The modification didn't begin until I had finished 1/2 of one side...so, don't look too close.




Her eyes welled up with tears when I gave it to her. She hugged me and stated, "now I have something to carry into surgery." It was a very strong response I was not expecting. I am so glad to have been able to help her moment that day. Please keep Robyn in your thoughts and prayers.

7 comments:

  1. Your post was very moving and your tatted piece is beautiful.
    All the very best thoughts and wishes to Robyn.
    Fox

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  2. Your beautiful tatted handkerchief will certainly carry the best of wishes for Robyn's surgery.

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  3. Your thoughtfulness obviously means a great deal to her. May God bless you both.

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  4. The hanky is beautiful and I'm sure Robyn will treasure it always.

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  5. One never knows how what we do means to someone else. Your hanky looks wonderful. Robyn knows you done it from your heart. I will pray for her & you too. Cause it's hard on family & friends of those who are going through something like she is. Bless you!

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  6. The hanky is stunning as well as full of caring vibes and I'm sure the real treasure is more than can ever be measured.

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  7. A very lovely and thoughtful gift. I'll keep her in my thoughts and prayers while she goes through this very difficult time. As she holds your hankie with her may God hold her in His hands.

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