16 February 2016

Lovely surprise

A hanky. A pretty, pretty little hanky.

Now you're dying to know where this came from, I'm sure. Well it came with my latest copy of the Handy Hands newsletter. That's where it came from.

Now, about 35 years ago when there used to be a market stall on the Friday market which stocked hanky blanks I bought a load. In those days they were like hen's teeth and really hard to find. I've gradually worked down my stock of these although I do have a few left. I'm now no longer 'liking' them as a lot of them need to be 'squared off', cut down slightly and re-hemmed to make them useable. It's really nice to have a hanky like the one below which is beautifully hemmed and just 'ready to go'. I'll be looking through my stash of Lizbeth 80 soon to find the 'right colour' to use on it. 

Of course with the Newsletter came a chart of all the Lizbeth colours and the books that Handy Hands stock too. That company knows how to keep an old git happy for hours studying it!!!!!

By the way - I'm not an employee of Handy Hands but have been lucky enough to have had a colour or two chosen by them for the Lizbeth range. I think that's why I get the newsletter and it's a lovely surprise when it pops through the door. I rarely, rarely get post nowadays as I do everything online so a big, big letter like that is cause for celebration. Well, Nick celebrates too as it keeps me quiet!!!!


Maureen said...

Even though it's quite impossible to actually buy anything from Handy Hands - because of the horrific postage - I always subscribe to the newsletter, and now I will be anxiously waiting for my handkerchief to come!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I do love working with their hankies! I started another hanky edging last night, not enough to show.

Pigmini said...

1. How do we get hold of the newsletter?? and 2. Rainbow Taffy would look brilliant!!! I'm prepared to 'look after' the hanky!!! VBG

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Rainbow Taffy WOULD look wonderful!

Bernice said...

One of my first "tatting" purchases was from HH. They had everything I needed to get started. I do prefer to use a hanky and always have a clean one in my bag. Such a pretty gift for a tatter.

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