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Topic: Gardening bandana/scarf gift help?  (Read 665 times)
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« on: October 24, 2011 10:04:13 AM »

I've wracked my brain trying to come up with a Christmas gift for my mom. Since she got laid off, she has been doing the 'homestead' thing. She's very practical, very thrifty, very old-fashioned and very close to the earth.

Anyway, I've been thinking about giving her some nice pieces of cloth she could wear around her neck when she gardens. Right now, she uses a cheap flour sack cloth (the kind you can buy in multi-packs at Walmart) tied around her neck to keep the sun and sweat off of it. (with the corners bunched/rolled up, not hanging down in a triangle.) She's mentioned before that she would like something nicer.

I could embroider some cloths with old fashioned borders and designs, I guess. But what about the size and shape? Do you think she uses those square cloths because they're handy or because that's what works best? (I don't want to ask because that would spoil the surprise.) Should I use a square or a triangle? What size? What kind of fabric? What's standard for that sort of thing? I can't find any pictures on the internet of people wearing them like my mom does.

Also note: I've seen all sorts of patterns for neck scarfs filled with cooling crystals. That's a good idea for most people, but I'm sure my mom would NOT want one of those. She would want something simple and chemical-free.

Any advice/links/pattern ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2011 06:10:44 PM »

I like the idea of embroidered edges on some nice light linen type fabric and I think a square is the most versatile because she could use it in so many ways.  Mary Jane Butters has something like this in her book Mary Jane's Cookbook, Ideabook Lifebook that she calls a "shilly shally" and its pretty much a big square Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012 10:45:27 AM »

perhaps you could research some old timey crafts and make her something from that, maybe supplies so she can learn a new homesteading skill.

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