Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Handkerchiefs

I'm almost caught up with my sewing orders. Believe it or not, I'm only about 2-3 days behind. That means I'll be able to concentrate on designing some new bags for the store in Buffalo that carries my Western Line of bags, blankets, table linens and hot/cold packs. I've got an idea for a small bag that goes over the arm, and I might make a slightly bigger one that goes over the shoulder. I picked up some new fabrics a few months ago, and if you check out my photobucket COTTONS page, there are some new sub albums where you can see some of the new stuff I've put up. I haven't had time to give any of the new prints a name and number, but you can let me know what you think of them. This photobucket album of prints will only be in the Buffalo store.

I wanted to share with you some handkerchief photos. For Christmas, everyone on my list got a hankie. My Aunt Julie liked hers so much she wanted a dozen more. I've really enjoyed making these and am continually trying different stitch combinations with different threads just to see how they will turn out. Here are the hankies I made for my Aunt that I photographed right here on my laptop.



I am now making two sizes of hankies. 15" and 12" square, with a name or message embroidered in script, block or outline letters. The latest thing I've been experimenting with are the new blended threads. They work best with a filled in stitch design verses an outline design. Here are some vibrant ones.



I also like the pastels.



You can see all the handkerchiefs I made for my Aunt at this link, which has also been added to my Places To Go link listings.

2 comments:

Tanya said...

I was looking for some special christmas gifts and came upon Betsy Ross Linens. I ordered several Handkerchiefs for both men and women. They were beautifully embroidered and personalized with their names.
Each person was very touched by the gift and loved them. Needless to say, I also had to have one for myself and I love it.

Janet said...

Handkerchiefs are a genteel standard that has been lost to the world of kleenex in a plastic package.
I buy beatiful embroidered one's in antique malls and estate sales. They are the perfect thing to hand to a greiving loved one at a funeral. Several times I've been told that the handkercheif I gave them that day was kept as a cherished memento of the day.
Yours are quite lovely.