Monday, August 3, 2009
Give-away hankies - hanky quilts
My mother loved hankies. She always carried at least one, and sometimes more in her purse. When I was in grade school, she used to crochet around them. The pink one and the two yellow ones are her crochet. I finally was able last week to unpack these and start cleaning them up. My mother had 76 hankies when she died. This stack represents about 2/3rds of them. The rest need to be handled individually so they won't run on the others. I love how well the age spots come out with a combination of oxi-clean and Biz. These had 2 overnight soaks. I plan to use these in a quilt, combined with the ones that were DH's mother's.
I didn't soak the three in the top picture. The label says made in Switzerland I believe. Obviously they were a boxed set. If you would like this set of hankies, please leave a comment and I will draw for them next week. I've never had a give-away on my blog, so I think it high time. These may be as old as 1965. My grandmother turned 80 that year, and they did a hanky shower for her, aiming at 80 hankies. I think they about made it. My mother gave away a few of them, but most of them are in the stacks I'm working on.