I thought people might like to see a little more of Sarah Carter's Dressmaking shop, the collection I am going to catalogue at Gippsland Heritage Park. I am only going to put small pictures on here, but have made a set at Flickr which is not working!
This is the shop. Inside is a counter and a glassed-off work room. This is the counter (and not shown from its best angle, it looks better from the public side):
There are all sorts of gems - this is a workbasket on the shelf I haven't even opened yet. I need to be ready to list all contents before I move anything.
And this is one of the absolute stunning pieces an 1842 cross stitch sampler by Fanny Shelton, aged 8. And I know nothing about her. Was it done here? Did it come out with a family from England? It is hard to photograph, as it is under glass in a glass display case.
Here is the verse: