This pattern is from a "learn to embroider" book. Until I got to the center of the flowers and got impatient (and didn't know how to do French Knots right yet) so I filled them with eyes instead.
And here's a cat in a fedora. He's based on a doodle I really liked and wanted to replicate. I'm a big doodler of cats with hats (and personalities).
I can't take credit for the delicate crochet border on the handkerchief, though. That was a late great aunt of a dear friend of mine. Lady had some needlework skillz.
I like embroidered handkerchiefs because if you're crying already, it's a small comfort to be wiping your nose with something awesome.