I want to be more spontaneous. So when Jon suggested we leave tonight for our Anniversary trip to Vermont instead of tomorrow morning, I gave in and now I can’t wait to go. It’s a good thing I didn’t wait till the last minute to get work done for the Open House. Because between yesterday and today I wasn’t able to make anything. Well, I guess that’s not entirely true. I did find a moment to google how do you edge a hankie then follow the simple instructions on how to hand stitch a rolled edge on a hankie. (You can see which side I did first, I did get better as I went along).
It’s just a bit ironic that I’ve been spending the past year making hankies into scarves and potholders and using them for anything but a hankie. And now I’m turning a piece of Minnie and Mickey Mouse fabric into a hankie. But that’s life I guess.
You see, Jon uses hankies all the time and someone sent me this fabric (which she used to make her daughter clothes) with Minnie and Mickey kissing on it and Jon loves all things Disney and especially Minnie Mouse (along with Tink) so it seemed a natural. (And I have to admit, I did like the irony of it. It’s like a conceptual gift. Or an inside joke that isn’t funny, just inside).
Anyway, it felt good to do a little hand stitching this afternoon. Healing in a way. I told Jon he couldn’t look at my blog this afternoon. And we’ll be leaving soon, so I know he’ll be surprised. Leaving my computer home this time, so I won’t be back online till Friday. So see you then, and if you know someone who would like a hankie, they’re real easy to hem, once you get the hang of it.