Abby's Bonnet


It is a (Polish?) tradition in Judy's family that when a girl child is born the Grandmother takes a handkerchief and with a few careful stitches she makes a bonnet which is worn at the Christening.

Then when the child grows and is about to marry, the bonnet is taken and the stitches removed to reform as a handkerchief which is used by the bride on her wedding day.

These pictures taken in South Lyon on August 5th, 2006 -- the day of her wedding shower --  show Abby's bonnet (left) being prepared for her wedding in October.

Hanki Bonnet poems and "how to make"


The hankie is set aside until THE day!
When the bride carries it for her wedding

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