Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"my own" little handiwork

Among many recent goodwill finds, is this embroidery. I tried to tell the girls that their very mean grandma donated my handiwork to goodwill, but they didn't believe it for a second. (They know that any sentence that includes mean and grandma couldn't possibly be true!) But I do love the idea of a six year old little girl embroidering away on this sweet sampler. And it has made me a little anxious to get all of the girls working on their own samplers. (that I will NOT donate to goodwill and will promptly frame)

speaking of good will: If anyone finds some cute vintage hankies at goodwill, a garage sale or maybe even a jumble sale (why don't we call them jumble sales? It sounds so much cooler!)...and is willing to send them my way, I will reward you handsomely. Not only have I been using them in apron dresses, I am now trying to always have a few to wipe noses. I am thinking that a hankie is a lot more dainty to use than {my shirt}! (I whispered that part out of slight shame for succumbing to the conveniences of motherhood!) A summary:: hankies for me, treat for you.

5 comments:

Samurai Mom said...

you can find hankies at antique stores for $1-$5 generally. Hillsboro always has some.

I have also been making my own hankies, fun stuff.

Sarah said...

I've only seen them in the $4-$5 range...I'd love some $1 hankies. What are you hankifying? The search continues.

Linda Tunnell said...

What does the embrodery Say? hannah left her church shoes in case you look for them.

Paige said...

I have a bunch of handkerchiefs that we use--it is more dainty. It lends quite a genteel air to having a runny nose. I'll check my stock and see if I have any that I can part with :)

Annalia Romero said...

You do need to post a bigger picture of the sampler, so people can see the "Sarah, age 6" part.