Long ago (a year and a half ago at least!) I mentioned my hankies on this blog and promised someone to write a blog post about them at some point. Here it finally is!
Before the days of Kleenex and disposable facial tissues, these were my childhood hankies. I'm sure they didn't mean much to me while I was growing up and when Kleenex came along, I probably tucked them away in the back of a dresser drawer. We found them again when we went through my mom's farmhouse.
Here is Minnie Mouse baking a pie with the help of Jiminy Cricket while Donald and Pluto look on.
Donald Duck in his sailboat while Huey, Dewey and Louie try to pull it in.
I'm wondering if there was a Mickey Mouse hankie that has gone missing. Does anyone know?
Here's the Saggy Baggy Elephant. Doesn't look like this hankie was used too much as the colors are brighter than on the others! The stains are on the fold lines on most of the hankies but they have had some wear.
Little Bo Peep with her sheep. I wondered who hemmed it!
Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf
This Little Pig Went to Market ...
I don't think there are any nursery rhymes connected with the hankie above and below but if you recognize them, please let me know. I do have a few more than this.
I'm not sure what to do with my hankies. I'd like to make them into a wallhanging so I can display them occasionally but don't know what design or color scheme to use. They will all need a lightweight interfacing to keep them stable because all of them are very thin. Any ideas on what to do with them?
And one more thing ...
Thank you very much, Barb, for the box of selvages! It made my day yesterday and I'm looking forward to sorting through the selvages today!
Until next time, Mayleen