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"Baby will be well and smiling in little garments made by Mother, Auntie, Grannie and loving friends!"

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Wednesday, December 9

Brussels Museum of Costume and Lace: Whitework Hanky

Two of my favorite things stitched onto another favorite - a Hanky.

(I love to use a hanky - how many of you do too?)

"Lawn fabric trimmed with white embroidery in cord stitch and stem stitch edged with flounce in Valenciennes lace.  Simple pattern comprising openwork flowers.  Monogram M H surmounted by a royal crown."

The stitching on this hanky is very fine and well executed.

It belonged to the Queen of Belgians

Marie-Henriette (1836-1902)

ps.  Are you getting bored with all this museum stuff yet??

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Jane Raymond said...

I am not bored! These are places I probably will never get to go and I love looking at the garments and linens. I am admiring these ladies elegant handwork. Also, your photos are great. Thank you for sharing, Jane

Jeannie B. said...

Jane, Thanks for letting me know. I post on my blog and always wonder who or if anyones enjoying it!

vincie said...

NO! NEVER! I look forward to every one of your messages!
Love love love the whitework! Beautiful hanky! I love to look at all this!
Thank you for showing us all these gorgeous things.

Jeannie B. said...

Thanks for the confirmation Vincie.

Andrea H. said...

Absolutely not! Loving every blog post.

Jeannie B. said...

Great News!

TerriSue said...

We don't even have a box of paper tissues in our house. I got my husband onto using handkerchiefs when we got married 35 years ago. I have always used a cloth handkerchief. I usually get started on my Tuesday ironing early Monday night by ironing all the handkerchiefs. If I have time I will iron my aprons. We also don't use paper napkins or paper towels. I enjoy monogramming my husbands handkerchiefs. It is a little project I can take to Dr. appointments. My granddaughter, who is 8, now won't go anywhere without a handkerchief.

Jeannie B. said...

TerriSue, you are a fellow lover of hankies!!

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