I am writhing on the ground with disbelief that I finally got this hanky curtain together. I had saved hankies given to me from an old friend probably 13 or so years ago (PROcrastinatrix at work) that belonged to his mother in the 40's. So dainty and delicious. I'd wanted to make a curtain from them for some inexplicable reason since I got them, but there were a lot of white ones and I wanted a squidge more color of some kind. So in the past decade (gasp) I gathered a few more at thrifts and a couple at the Junque shop for cheap and finally found a combo of sizes and colors that, along with some thrifted vintage trims, are pleasing (to my eye) enough. I was so verklempt with happy at finishing it (hand stitched casually while watching old horror movies and Match Game '75) I did not take time to iron it or find a lovely ambient setting for the photo op. But above, I used one of those photoshoppy doohickeys for Added Loveliness.
No added loveliness but still pretty lovely, IMHO.
The row of yoyos was sent to me in a swap, and are so perfectly shabby and worn I had to use them all. My guess is they were from a disassembled baby quilt, they sort of have a love vibe.
This Jean d'Orly hanky is my fave ($1 at the junque shop) and I was deign to use it, but what good is it in a drawer, amiright? I lerve the polka dot detail in the morning glory hanky as well.
I have decided I need to gather up enough proper hankies for the other curtain now. :Ol