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."
Enjoy your weekend ;)