Mademoiselle Olivier’s tiny leather notebook was embossed with gold leaf scrolls. Mlle. Olivier lived at 7 rue Charles-Emmanuel in Asnieres, just outside Paris, at the turn of the nineteenth century. She always wrote in her notebook in pencil. It carried lists of fabrics and measurements, sometimes little sketches of a bodice or long stockings. She noted the dimensions for an embroidered baby sheet for Fernand. Between the leaves of her notebook Mlle. Olivier pressed two four leaf clovers.