Monday, May 25, 2009
The gift is a baby bonnet, made from a handkerchief. It looks like you just sew a couple of corners together, add some bows and ribbons, and there you go. Then, when baby girl is suddenly an adult, she can open up the seams again, and have a handkerchief to carry down the aisle, as her something old.
It's been sitting in a box for 30 years, so I hope I'll be able to make it look presentable. That's a pretty long time to let the wrinkles set it. Here's the little poem that goes with it, that was on that adorable 70's giraffe card:
I'm just a little Hanky, as square
as square can be.
But with a stitch or two they made a
bonnet out of me.
I'll be worn home from the hospital or on
the Christening day
Then I'll be carefully pressed and neatly/
Then on the Wedding Day so we have always
Every well dressed Bride must have that
So what would be more fitting than to
find little old me
A few stitched snipped and a Wedding Hanky
And if perchance it is a boy someday he'll
So to his Bride he can present the Hanky
once worn upon his head.