Sunday, 16 December 2007

Still here

Hi Everyone,

Just to let everyone know I am still here - and looking forward to some stitching time over Christmas. There has been precious little of that recently, with some family health issues taking all my spare time.

And, the other thing is that I have been very hard at work on the three museum catalogues I administer. Which made me suddenly realise the other day just how much like crazy quilting cataloguing really is.

Yes. I mean it.

I am pulling together all sorts of things from everywhere, in a hodge-podge, but of information, not fabric. There is beauty in photographs attached to information. And beauty in all that coming together. Well, for a cataloguer there is. True cataloguers are born, not made. They have a compulsion to make lists. The same as there is a compulsion to sew. You have to do it. So maybe my compulsion to create is being satisfied that way at the minute.

And we get to handle some lovely items. Here are some that have come into the collections recently, when the National Trust of Australia (Western Australia), offered items to other collections.

How they could part with that tray cloth with the fillet crochet motifs, I do not know.

NatTrust2a

NatTrust2b

And, while this doiley is machine lace, it is stunning:

P07170VGRC

The large version is HERE.

I do run blogs for two of the collections, which are HERE and HERE. Not that I am getting a lot of time to post on them either.

5 Comments:

Blogger Calidore said...

Welcome Back. That doiley is exquisite. What a treasure to have.

Hugs

Catherine

4:13 pm  
Blogger crazyhaberdasher / knittingbee said...

Hi! Beautiful cloths - I am amazed at the amount of work that went into these, just wonderful.
I didn't know you had other blogs - interesting!

10:51 pm  
Blogger sharonb said...

Hi I just swung by to wish you all the best in the new year and to say I tagged you on my blog for the "you make my day award"

8:43 am  
Blogger anniescrazyworld said...

hi, I am leaving you this comment to let you know that I also have tagged you for a Make My Day Award...hugs annie

10:13 pm  
Blogger Gerry said...

The doilies are lovely. I really liked seeing them laid out together on your other blog.

And...Oh my goodness I am popping in to tell you that I have tagged you for the You Make My Day Award. And I see you are the most popular girl in town. LOL.

I understand if you can't do them all. Just know that I really do enjoy your blog.

10:52 am  

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