At this time of year people usually look back over the last 12 months....I was going to do that but I got sidetracked, distracted by this piece. I see this every day when I make the bed. It lives there when I'm not sleeping. (I take it off at night) What surprised me was that it's 2 years almost since I made this? Really? Here is the post as it was written then...enjoy.
It started with a box of old hankies.
What do you do when you are given a box filled with old hankies, mostly men's hankies, checks, stripes, spots? You use nine of them to make a hankie cloth and some of the others to make pockets and buttons for extra surface titivation, at least that's what I did. You add a little femininity to the obviously masculine cloth by means of embroidery, knots, applique, snippets of lace, brightly coloured bullion loops, wrapped threads.........
In truth the images don't do it justice. It needs to be held, examined closely. You need to be able to feel the weight of it, appreciate the surface texture, appreciate the areas where the buttons make it heavier and get a sense of how the pockets lift to reveal the embroidered and embellished reverse which each of them has resulting in backs which are equally as lovely as the front.
I feel very lucky in that I will be able to do that every day.