Monday, January 12, 2015
The Wedding Hankie... and Missing Out
We all know what it's like to get "sucked in" to doing something we don't really have time to do... don't really have interest in doing... don't really need to do...
So it was with the Linen Seminar I recently attended... There was only one other lady and me... And, the little lady teaching was so nice... You see how it happened, don't you?
If I had not given in and done it, I would have missed out on this beautiful piece of art...
EVERY stitch is done by hand... in the Appenzell style (see I learned something). It is simply exquisite in a way I cannot begin to capture... You need to touch it to really "see" it. My mind spins imagining the time and artistry that went in to this piece.
The linen is so fine... almost translucent... light as a feather...
Makes me wonder about the bride, too... and her wedding... her life...
I couldn't resist this small pink and gray table cloth and four plain napkins... Though it is simple in comparison to the wedding handkerchief, its stitching is pure perfection as well.
Nor could I resist the vintage "Vera" kitchen towels. I learned that Vera was a designer in the late 1950s and used her Ladybug Signature on all of her designs through the mid 1960s. I just loved the colors!! No handwork on these... but, I was captured by color again! Ha!
I was told that Vera gave a young designer one of his first jobs... his name was Ralph Lauren.
Sometimes good things come of doing things you'd rather not... ;)
Sometimes, you just need to say, "No, thank you." ;)
blessings ~ tanna