Some of my patterns

24 April 2012

Now what is this?


Let me tell you.  It's a handkerchief.  It's for a very special wedding next month.  BUT you may ask why is the silly old git showing you THAT?  Well, let me explain.

Remember Julia my star tatter who I met at the Buzz?  Well she asked me if I'd make her a hanky edging for a wedding gift.  Of course I said yes as I love people asking me to make things.  So, we had a discussion and I said it would be easier for me if she gave me a hanky to work from (size is the thing with edgings!).  

The next time I saw her she brought me the one you see below.  BUT what you don't know yet is that she MADE it.  Yes, honestly this is what she made.  It's beautifully sewn too.  It's drawn thread work and the mitred corners are perfect.  I DO hope you can see how well made it is.

10 comments:

  1. That is some beautiful needlework, and perfect corners, she has done a beautiful job
    Margaret

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  2. Wow, that looks great...can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  3. It's linen! - what beautiful work, and I can't wait to see the thread you're going to use, and which pattern! It will be a very special gift when it's finished.

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  4. That hanky will truly be a treasure for the bride-to-be! Maybe when I make it to England, Julia will show me how to make a hanky. ; )

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  5. Wow so great job done! What an honor for you to choose the pattern and the thread!Enjoy , Jane;-))

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  6. Oh, that is so beautiful and amazing! It'll make a truly wonderful gift for the bride. Can't wait to see what you add to it. I keep trying to make hankies, but mine just never seem to look right. Maybe your friend would have a class for those of us would be hanky makers.

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  7. very nice work. your edging will make it a very elegant hanky.

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  8. Hallo Jane,

    ich habe Gestern Deinen Blog entdeckt und wow ich bin so begeistert.Man kann in Deinem Blog so viele wunderschöne Occhiarbeiten bestaunen,einfach herrlich.Da muß ich noch lange üben um so tolle Occhiarbeiten zeigen zukönnen,denn ich habe gerade erst damit angefangen.Ich werde auf jeden Fall jetzt regelmäßig hier vorbei schauen und ich habe mich auch gerade als Leserin bei Dir eingetragen.
    Entschuldige bitte das ich nicht in englisch schreibe,aber mein Englisch (aus der Schulzeit) ist nicht mehr so gut ;) :).

    LG Ela

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  9. Hi Ela2
    Ich kann nicht Deutsch sprechen, so verwende ich Google übersetzen. Vielen Dank für Ihre schönen Kommentar. Ich versuche, Menschen zum Lächeln zu bringen, wenn ich zu bloggen!

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  10. Julia Wakelin1:16 pm

    Thank you for your nice comments on my hanky ( not that difficult to make really)! But of course it has to be good to match up to your beautiful lace! Can't wait!

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