It was probably a month ago that Susan sent me the box filled with 150 hankies. They belong to her mom who collected them over the years. Some are souvenirs others were gifts. Her mom is from Switzerland and many of the hankies are so completely different from any I’ve seen before. There’s a bunch that look like they’re from the 50’s with great illustrations. Some have maps on them and lots have French or German writing.
Even though I’ve had the hankies for a while, I never went through them all. There were so many and the few I looked at seemed so special, I wasn’t sure what to do with them, they were a bit overwhelming. But in the past few days, with Jon being feverish (he’s getting better everyday, found out he has Lyme and is being treated for it) the times I could get to my studio, it’s been hard for me to concentrate. So sorting through and ironing the hankies has been the perfect work to do. It slowed me down and focused me enough to design a few scarves. And it was really fun.
But even more important, (and especially since it’s our Anniversay today) thanks to the “How To Keep Your Husband” hankie, I now know what to do to keep Jon from wandering. I think “Always look innocent” and “Don’t ever get mad” are my favorites.