Sunday, May 10, 2020

May is Moving Fast!




Happy Mother's Day to you!

In honor of Mother's everywhere, 
today's post is about Hankies.

Here are some ideas for you.
(beside the obvious)

Gift Wrap--Easy
Envelope small gift boxes with
colorful hankies, knotting the 
opposite corners in the center 
of the box.

Coin Purses--Sewers--Med
Lay a hankie flat one pointed end 
at point up so that it rests in the 
center of the fabric. Pull the left 
and right corners toward the center, 
overlapping them slightly. Tack 
 down sides that overlap the bottom 
triangle using fusible webbing. Sew 
on a small snap to hold the top flap 
closed. Add a decorative  button on 
top, if desired.

Pillow Sham---Sewers--Easy
Attach a hankie to one side of a solid
colored pillowcase, using embroidery
thread and a whipstitch.

Pillowcase---Sewers--Med
Place right sides of two similar hankies
together, sew three side together, turn 
inside out making sure your corners are
poked out. Slip a pillow form inside and
sew the last side closed. If you don't have
a form, Polyfil works too.

Embellished Dish Towel---Sewers--Easy
Cut a three-inch wide strip from a 
patterned hankie and sew on a dish towel.

Table Runner---Easy
Lay a series of hankies (overlapping them
slightly) down the middle of a table.

Embroidery Hoop Hanger---Easy
If you have ones that are "tattered" place 
a good piece in an embroidery hoop. After
securing the hankie cut away the piece you
don't want. Make several and hang on a 
wall.

Garland--Easy
Cut triangles from several hankies, attach 
to ribbon, rope, yarn or place between 
seam binding and stitch one long line from 
one end to the other. Hang on a mantle for
Spring decor.


Do you have hankies? Most of mine
are my Mom's but I have picked up 
many at antique stores years ago.

The ones in the above pic are just a 
few that I have.

Hope you found something here that
piqued your interest.

Our cities and counties are beginning to
"open up" but we are still hanging close
to the homestead for now. Mr. Ken may
be working from home till mid June and
I have two weeks left of this crazy school 
year.

See you during the week.

~Keep on Dreaming~



11 comments:

  1. I have a lot of hankies that belonged to my grandmother and my mom. I always have one in my handbag, spritzed with perfume, just for fun.

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    1. That is awesome! Great memories.

      Have a great day!

      M : )

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  2. Awesome ideas, Melinda! I have used hankies and/or bandanas to gift wrap and even to cover a pillow form. And yes, May is speeding by!

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    1. Thanks! I bet those that received the gifts really enjoyed them.

      M : )

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  3. Such pretty hankies.
    Boy, do I remember the days that no woman, nor man, would be caught without a hankie!
    My dad always, always had a hankie :)

    Thanks for this sweet post.

    ~K.

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    1. Thanks! I guess those days are gone
      but Mr. Ken still uses them.
      Mine are decor only. :)

      Glad you enjoyed.

      M : )

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  4. Nice post, I have a few hankies from my grandmother, so pretty! Lots of good uses here!

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    1. Thanks you!
      There are probably more uses for them.

      Enjoy!

      M : )

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  5. I do have quite a collection. I bought them as momentos from trips and had a number from my mother. Actually, Mother's Day is tough, but I seem to be getting a little better as the years have gone by.

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    1. Very nice, Mother's Day is not easy for us either. I do pretty well daily but that holiday is a hard one.

      Take care and have a great day!

      M : )

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