Friday, February 5, 2010

Pink Saturday

There are many ways to say I love you. ~ Mr. Rogers

That's so true Mr. Rogers. Seeing a handkerchief always takes me back to my childhood. My mother always carried handkerchiefs when I was a child. They came in handy for so many things. One of my fondest memories is of Mama making "quiet toys" out of her handkerchief for me while we sat in church on Sunday mornings. I think she understood how hard it was for a six year old to sit still for more than a minute with nothing to entertain them. So, when I started to wiggle, out would come her neatly ironed handkerchief. She could fold and roll that little square into what I always thought looked like bunny ears. I would play with that a while, then pull an "ear," and it would be a square again. Then she would roll it into a baby swing with two little babies snuggled in the middle. I would sit and swing, swing, swing my little twins for quite a while. Then I would pull that open and start trying to do those feats of magic myself. And before I knew it, church would be over! Then one day, with Mama's patient help, and lots of practice on my part, I made my own bunny ears and even went on to make those little twins.

I never carried a handkerchief when my children were little, just a wad of paper tissues, so I didn't pass my mama's talent on. I wonder if I could still make these wonderful objects that make time go by so quickly for a child. Think I'll go try. Excuse me a moment please.....

No, I'm sorry to say, I don't remember how to make them. I think I need to go visit my mama and get her to show me how to make these again. She is 80 years old now, but thankfully, she's very healthy and sharp of mind. I do hope she remembers how to make them, I need to practice up because I hope to be a grandmother some day.

By the way, I bought all these handkerchiefs from an estate sale for ten cents each. This last one is my favorite, so I made it into a pillow for our bed. Now I get to see it every day. And, oh yes, I now carry a handkerchief in my purse...always.

Happy Pink Saturday!
Please visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. She is the special lady that puts the Pink in our Saturdays. Thank you Beverly!
P.S. I will announce the winner of my apron give-away in next week's Pink Saturday post. Just click on the apron pocket on my sidebar to enter. I will take entries until noon on Friday, February 12.


  1. Hi Sherry,
    I still haven't gotten your information so I can send your apron to you.My email is:
    cat_white_cloud at yahoo dot com. Please let me hear from you so I can get your apron in the mail.
    I love the sweet handkerchiefs..
    hankies are one of my most favorite collectibles..and your's are so sweet and pretty. Happy pinks and let me hear from you please..

  2. CC,
    I've emailed you three times, I just don't understand why they aren't going though. The last time I replied to the personal email you sent me. I just sent you another email with my address. Hopefully you'll get that one, I DO want that apron! Don't give up on me!
    Thanks! Sherry

  3. Your pink hankies are so sweet! Love the story!

  4. The handkerchiefs are very lovely!
    I love the idea of making them into a pillow!!!
    Happy Pink Saturday!!

  5. When you find out how to fold the hankies let us in on it please!

  6. Hi again Sherry,
    I can only apologize..I still haven't gotten your email,and I don't have a clue what is the matter. Let's try this older email account..this is where my nieces send me pictures and I know it works.
    But I thought I knew the other one worked... if all else fails, will you email Beverly (our Pink Saturday Beverly)your information and she can pass it on to me? She emails me every week and I always get hers.
    This is the account my nieces use:
    cinnamon (at) yahoo (dot) com

  7. What adorable hankies! Happy Pink Saturday. Grace

  8. Great post. All of them are SOO pretty. I love them! Happy Pink Saturday! Winona

  9. I remember my grand mothers useing handkerchiefs.Your pillow turned out very pretty.

  10. Hi Sherry,Love your pink...Do hope you will stop over at my place for a visit...
    Happy Pink Saturday

  11. What a beautiful and heart-warming story...I love those little hankies, and what a great deal at a dime a piece!

  12. Happy Pink Saturday! Love your blog.

    Please stop by:


  13. Love your Pinks. Happy Pink Saturday. Please don't forget to visit me. It is your only chance to enter my giveaway.

  14. Such beautiful hankerchiefs! Love the pillow and your story was fun to read! Moms are the best!


  15. It's me again Sherry..
    No luck with either email. I've checked into everything I know to check,I've readjusted the spam filter, just in case you're landing in spam mail. I've emailed to your addy before..did you get my email? I simply don't know what to do,but I won't give up..that pretty red apron belongs to you and you're gonna have it.
    I'm gonna post on my blog the problem we're having and see if anyone has a solution to the problem..or any ideas..I'm just head spinning here trying to figure out the problem. Could it be because you have a gmail account and I have a yahoo account?

  16. Sherry, I just looked at trhe last email address I left you..and I left off part of it. I don't use this one very often and I apologize..I wrote it wrong.. it's:
    cinnamon1940 (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Will you please try one more time?? I can only offer apologies..

  17. Oh you are so lucky to find these!! It's funny I was JUST SAYING to another Pink Saturday friend that I will need to go find me some pretty hankies, because I liked the way she lined a shelf with them! Anyways, LOVE the pretty pillow you made too! I did not participate in Pink Saturday, but wish you a happy one nevertheless! Have a wonderful weekend too! ~tina

  18. Oh, I remember the days of hankies, and like you, I carried tissues in my purse... but I had pretty hankies in the drawer which I still have! And boy, you sure have some pretty ones!!!

    Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday! Hope you are staying warm in Alabama. We're trying to warm up in Florida, but this is the coldest winter I remember!


    Sheila :-)

  19. Oh yes, hankies. I love them. I gave them to my daughter who is now keeper of the hankies

  20. I love your story abbout the hankie.. My mother always had a hankie and so did my grandmother.

    I remember for holidays and birthdays I would get a card with a hank Hugs, Elaineie in it from my grandma

  21. Happy Pink Saturday, Sherry! What a beautiful collection of pretty hankies. The pillow is tooo charming! Love it!

    My Pink Saturday post went up late today! Grrr one day I'll master that dang scheduler! ha! Hope you get a chance to visit me!

    Have a lovely Pink weekend!

  22. I love handkerchiefs! Will you share with us how to make all the animals? Happy PS!

  23. Happy Pink Saturday. Love the quote and your hankies are simply beautiful. I have enjoyed visiting your lovely blog. I hope you have a wonderful new week.

  24. Aaaw what sweet memories you have of your Mama :-)YOu kn ow, I remember as a child folding my own hankie into a baby in a swing (the baby look more like a roll LOL) and also folding it into a banana and the I would peel it :-)

    You do have a collection of sweet pink hankies.

    Happy Pink Saturday!


  25. How sweet this story is about your Mom and the fact you still have her is even more special. I used vintage hankies for pockets on a couple aprons I made which turned out kind of nice. Nan

  26. What a lovely post, Sherry! Your mother was so smart. I hope you do get her to teach you how to create those precious handkerchief "toys" ....then maybe YOU would share it with us on a Pink Sat!!! I have a little "busy bag" that I have here for my grand girl for when she attends church with us. It's actually a scrapers with little compartments all the way around and I have little items (soft ones so they don't make a big old sound when they hit the tile floor at Church) for her to pull out and play with/look at. This has helped a lot...she's just 3 1/2 and that hour long church service is just more than she can quietly handle! :)

    Thanks for such a darling and sweet post! Happy Pink Saturday! Dana


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