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