She wrote that her hope is that I will have fun with this hankie...and I will! I am so excited about this!!! The rose buds are perfect...so like a living rose...
It is exquisite...I know Diane let us each choose one, and I loved this hankie in the picture on her blog...but, somehow, I am so much more delighted with this hankie than I had expected to be.
The embroidery is incredibly delicate, the pinks and greens so soft and perfect...and the cotton so fine that it is nearly sheer, as you can see above.
Just incredibly exquisite...Thank you Diane!
I must admit to having already gone through my thread stash. I came up with a silver green that is a perfect match and a white of the same size. Both are size 30 Clark's vintage threads. I don't have a pink that looks at all right, the pinks in these rose buds have a coral tint to them that nothing I have quite matches. However, I absolutely love that silver green...that will be fun to finally use if I do! Depending on the border, I could go with just the green, the green and the white, or the white alone...
It is going to be so much fun to create a border for this incredibly beautiful hankie...and now I must go peruse some edging patterns for a while, deliberate colors a bit more, and add a few repeats to another hankie.