by Leaha 03 Mar 2014

Here are some of the things I like to try my hand at. Also wanted to see if these worked.

1) the first two are hand embroidery handkerchief baby bonnets, given to boy or girl at birth. At their marriages the daughter or future DIL can snip the stitches and use as part of wedding bouquet.

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by clintonmiss22 07 Mar 2014

sorry I missed seeing the requests earlier for the poem. It is printed a few comments down.

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Leaha by Leaha 07 Mar 2014

Thank you clintonmiss, i went out to the internet but didn't see this one. You more than made up for missing the request. I love this one. Thanks again

clintonmiss22 by clintonmiss22 10 Mar 2014

You're welcome!

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by sewdeb 07 Mar 2014

Lovely bonnet, Leaha.

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Leaha by Leaha 07 Mar 2014

Thank you, I need to make one and I've misplaced the necessary items as I've up ended the sewing space. When we move from here I'm going to have a sewing room, with an attached studio apartment for the other necessary rooms! lol

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by Leaha 06 Mar 2014

I should have thought to look on the internet I have found a site that gives poems for the little hat:

www.the-christening-corner.com/.../hankie-bonnet-poems.html

you just copy and paste this in your browser and you should be set to go. Hope this is of some help.

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by arlene 05 Mar 2014

this is lovely. can you please give the poem that goes with it. thank you. truly a treasured gift for baby.

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Leaha by Leaha 06 Mar 2014

I would gladly post the poem, but I do not have one. I think one of the cuties, clintonmiss22 is suppose to post one here. Check in a lower post. Thanks for looking.

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by clawton 03 Mar 2014

Beautiful.

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Leaha by Leaha 03 Mar 2014

Thank you.

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by oaro 03 Mar 2014

very nice

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Leaha by Leaha 03 Mar 2014

Appreciate the kind words, thank you

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by clintonmiss22 03 Mar 2014

My daughter wore one, that my sister made for her, home from the hospital - 40 years ago! And yes, she snipped the stitched and carried it in her wedding Bible years later. Do you have the poem that goes with this gift?

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clintonmiss22 by clintonmiss22 03 Mar 2014

I'll send the poem to you, or print it here, if you need it.

You found such a pretty hankie. They are sometimes hard to find!

Leaha by Leaha 03 Mar 2014

Thank you, I do not have a poem for this and will need one soon. I would be delighted if you would send or print it here.
As for the hankie, I made this also, added the lace and ribbon ties.

wendymay60 by wendymay60 03 Mar 2014

May I please have a copy of the poem. Thankyou

clintonmiss22 by clintonmiss22 07 Mar 2014

Wendymay60 and Leaha, I'm sure there are several versions of this little poem, but this is the one I always use. I saved my daughter's in her baby book, or I probably never would have found it on her wedding day!!


MAGIC LITTLE HANKIE

I’m just a little hankie
As square as square can be
But with a few small stitches
They’ve made a bonnet out of me.

I’ll be worn from the hospital
Or on the christening day
And after that be folded
And carefully tucked away.

When on that future wedding day
So we’ve all been told
The well dressed bride must
Wear something old.

What could be more fitting
Than to find little me
With a few small stitches snipped
A wedding hankie I’ll be.

And if perchance it is a boy
Someday he’ll surely wed
And to his bride he can present the hankie
Once worn on his head.

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by highlandermom 03 Mar 2014

Very lovely

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Leaha by Leaha 03 Mar 2014

Thank you, very much

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by sonjapotgieter 03 Mar 2014

Stunning...Well done

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Leaha by Leaha 03 Mar 2014

Thank you, my god-daughter is having a little girl and am making her one.

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by elemausi 03 Mar 2014

Beautiful tradition

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Leaha by Leaha 03 Mar 2014

Thank you, I thought it was too.

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by noah 03 Mar 2014

Awesome :):)hugs

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Leaha by Leaha 03 Mar 2014

Thanks, would love to see one actually worn by a newborn.

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by pldc 03 Mar 2014

a treasure heirloom to be, well done! hugs Loralye **

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Leaha by Leaha 03 Mar 2014

I love that idea and hope they will be cherished and used one day. I fit them to a dolls head, as I haven't any idea if they even fit. Depending on the size of the hanky they can be pretty small. Thanks, Miss Loralye.

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by cfidl 03 Mar 2014

Precious moments will be created with this piece. Best wishes.

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Leaha by Leaha 03 Mar 2014

Hope so, everyone is still under the age of ten, so have a ways to go yet. Thank you.

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by susiesembroidery 03 Mar 2014

Very sweet and lovely idea.

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Leaha by Leaha 03 Mar 2014

Thank you so much for the kind words

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by spendlove Moderator 03 Mar 2014

Lovely idea!

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Leaha by Leaha 03 Mar 2014

Thanks, they are fun and so delicate...just wonder if they fit a real babies head as they are suppose to wear them home from the hospital. lol

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by pennifold 03 Mar 2014

What a beautiful tradition and so simple. Well done, love Chris

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Leaha by Leaha 03 Mar 2014

Thanks, haven't any babies of my own so love making these for others. Leaha

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by bejoscha 03 Mar 2014

This is a beautiful work!

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Leaha by Leaha 03 Mar 2014

Thank you, for the kind words.

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by aussiequilter 03 Mar 2014

very delicate ,and sweet tradition

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Leaha by Leaha 03 Mar 2014

Thanks, I fell in love with them.

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by baldacchino 03 Mar 2014

Very good idea love it

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Leaha by Leaha 03 Mar 2014

Thank you.

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