I spent the morning doing shipping and paperwork. So when I got into my studio after lunch, my mind was free to focus on my creative work.
A few weeks ago Linda wrote to me and asked me if I could make her four Vintage Hankie Scarves. I have lots of white hankies some with beautiful little embroidered flowers on them or tatted edges, but not a lot of colorful hankies that I use to make scarves.
So I looked through my stash and found enough hankies for about three scarves. But before I emailed Linda back to let her know, I received a box in the mail from Sally. And in it were a bunch of vintage hankies.
Were the Vintage Hankie Goddesses at work, wanting this to come together? I don’t know, but it’s not the first time something like this has happened.
So, when I got back to Linda, I was able to agree to make her the four scarves.
This afternoon felt like the perfect time to start making them. Still feeling a little low from being sick, I wanted to make something that was gentle, something slow.
Because the fabric that the hankies are made from is thin, I have to sew slowly so they don’t bunch up. Unlike most cotton’s or some of the heavier fabrics I usually sew with, these are delicate and need to be treated gently. They can’t be hurried.
I don’t take a lot of commissions, but I always like working with Linda. She leaves all the creative decisions to me and always pays for some or all of the work upfront.
I also have a collection of Linda’s mail art, in the form of small paintings on postcards, scattered throughout the house.
I made two scarves today and will make two more tomorrow.