MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, December 30, 2013

A treasure

This is one of my Christmas gifts - and is something I will treasure....



It's a lovely vintage hankie case - made from, I think, fine linen.  I don't know if you can tell from the photo (click to embiggen it) but the flowers and the green leaves are appliqued and then additional stitching has been added.  The blue area has been satin-stitched.  The green edging is hand stitched onto the case.


Here it is open - and inside were a number of lovely hankies, including the pretty one with the red crocheted edging.


This belonged to my friends mother and she decided I would treasure it more than she would.  She was right!  Thank you Jan!!!!

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If you want to see something pretty spectacular have a 
look at THIS
Certainly gives a whole new perspective on
Niagara Falls!


8 comments:

deanna7trees said...

such a lovely gift. something to treasure....and maybe incorporate in some of your beautiful stitching.

karen said...

a beautiful gift Mary Anne....

dogonart said...

A lovely gift. I enjoyed the side trip to N.Falls.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

You lucky girl! Now no chopping up to put in one of your pieces, now!! Good wishes for a healthy and creative 2014!

Maggie R said...

Happy New Year from me to you
Love the hankies..a real treasure.
I have my mothers hankies as well as my mother in laws
Those days of the beautiful hankies are long gone.. I still use a pretty one for special occasions :)
Blessings
Maggie

Penny Berens said...

A treasure indeed. ....very special. Happiness to you in 2014.

Marie Alton said...

Hey hey MA!
Definitely a treasure!

Just stopped by to wish you & Jack a Happy 2014! All the Best!
Love & Hugs ... Marie

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

That's a real treasure MA.
What a lovely friend Jan is passing it on to you!
Just in the way you describe the stitching I know how much your love it and appreciate her kindness....
Wishing you ‘health, happiness and JOY in 2014".
Love and blessings
Shane xox