Brenda sent me a box of hankies, some photos and a note. The hankies belong to her mom who is 91 years old. In the late 1980’s Brenda asked her mom if she could have the hankies that she kept in a ceder chest. She wanted to make a quilt using them. She found a pattern and started sewing the quilt by hand. She’s still working on it, two more squares to go and hopes to finish it this year. She wants her mom to get to see the finished quilt.
The hankies that she sent me were the ones she didn’t use. She said they’ve been sitting in her draw and wanted me to have them. I posted a photo of the hankies on my blog a few days ago and got this message from Ann:
“When I saw this picture, I remembered my mother having some of the exact same hankies. I just spoke with my best friend who told me she sent the pictured hankies to you. I had given her some of Mom’s hankies when she passed away. So, not only did they look like my Mom’s, they WERE her hankies! What a nice surprise. I’m so happy they will be put to good use. Thank you so much!”
This is what working with these hankies is all about. Making connections, sharing ideas and stories and creating beautiful and meaningful work.