Sunday, June 15, 2014

Clever Use For A Vintage Handkerchief...

Vintage Handkerchiefs are beautiful.
It always amazes me 
how much stitching work was placed into 
one small linen or cotton square,
(to dab tears or wipe noses) !

This particular one is edged in tatting.
I have always wanted to learn tatting.
There just are not enough hours in the day
to accomplish all I dream of.

We eat outside a lot in the summer.
Grilling, picnics and campfires...
When taking a pitcher of drink outside,
it always attracts bugs.

(I know, I could use individual drinks,
but that's no fun.  I love seeing the fresh
fruit floating around - refreshing !)

I use a Vintage Handkerchief
to cover the pitcher to keep the bugs at bay.
It works like a charm.

I sew small shells, 
(that we collected while at the beach), 
to the corners.  The shells keep the handkerchief
weighted down - easy to take off and 
just as easy to put back on.

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Happy Father's Day...

"No man stands so tall 
as when he stoops to help a child."
                                                   Abraham Lincoln

Enjoy your weekend ;)


  1. What a great idea, I have some of those lovely things that I wish I learned to do as well. I never thought about attaching shells that would look so pretty.
    Have a lovely day.

  2. Rose what an awesome idea! I love an ice cold pitcher with fruit as well... clever and beautiful!!
    Cathy G

  3. Great idea, Rose! And if you're interested, there's a gal, RustiKate, on Utube doing needle-tatting videos.....and they're great! I've never shuttle tatted, but learned needle tatting years ago, and her videos are very clear and easy to follow....and you can do it with a doll needle! Easy! :o)

  4. Yes that a wonderful, beautiful idea.

  5. Great idea. I always have a hanky in my pocket. I did this with a doily
    And sewed old keys on the edge s. Love the seashell idea. Will be
    Checking my for one to make this

  6. Really great idea! Ver smart :P

  7. thats a lovely idea, thank you for sharing


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