Lottie ( GB). Lottie and I were in the Journal class together and I sent her some pieces of old fabrics.
Here is what she has sent be in return. This is só very nice. I have sewn an envelope in the "Roses of Picardy" journal to keep it there. It is better in the journal than on the wall, because the colors of the embroidery would fade in the daylight, Lottie wrote.
Her is a part of the letter she added to explain. Than you can read how special this gift is !!
During the first World War ( 1914-1818) silk postcards and handkerchiefs were bought as souvenirs by soldiers who were serving on the Western front.
Local French and Belgian women embroidered the different motifs onto strips of silk mesh which were sent to factories for cutting and mounting on postcards.
It is an example of an industry which appeared as a result of war and must have been a useful source of income for families in France and Belgium.
Soldiers would send them in envelopes or if they were lucky, take them home for their loved ones as gifts~hence they were not always written on.
Sadly, many of the soldiers who sent these cards did not returned home. Which makes them especially precious. Just think~any remaining cards are now almost 100 years old~and think of all the stories a card could tell if it could 'talk' !