Hello my friends!
There I went and disappeared again. Sigh! I hope you all have managed to keep cool through all of this heat! Teddy Roosevelt and I have been hanging in the shade and working on our presents for our favorite people. My dear friend Kristina was the first of the June birthdays, and I was very excited to stitch up this embroidered vintage hanky for her. She and her fiance are moving back to California very soon and I hope this little accessory will remind her of those who’ll miss her greatly in the District. Until then, we’re having a blast planning her bridal events and watching as many Jane Austen and the Bronte adaptations we can find (okay, and some Bravo).
Aside from other wonderful friends (the two J’s-ahem), my most favorite nephew, and my best sister, my Dad has his birthday mere days before the celebration of all of our dads. For what I gather has been his entire adult life, my Dad has carried a handkerchief in his back pocket. It seemed more than fitting to get some less lacy hankies and stitch some personalized ones for him. So now he can show off not only ones with his monogram, but also a Pittsburgh Steelers hanky and a bright golf one. Silly me forgot to take the pictures before giving them to him, so I’ll have to depend on Mom to send them asap. I really am *so* thrilled with out my satin stitch has improved! Yay for practice!
Another birthday worth noting is that of my Grandma Kirchner (Cassie), who has the same birthday as my sister. If she were still living, Grandma would have turned 108 on June 12th! As it is, she lived a very healthy life up until she was 95. So happy birthday Grandma!
Oh, and just for Denise, I *have* to mention that is was her that came up with the name for the store. I initially suggested Cassie and Joanna’s, but it didn’t flow as well. Denise came up with the great change to Cassie Quinlan. Sorry for not giving proper credit sooner, sis!