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Friday, April 05, 2013

Speech writing in progress.

So far this year, I have been invited to present three talks on my collection.  The first one will be to the Embroiderers Guild on a Saturday, at their June monthly meeting.  I was on my way out of the Guild building on Tuesday when one of the committee ladies came running out after me.  She asked if I would do a talk at the June meeting and I agreed.  When she asked what I might talk about, I suggested my embroidered peacocks, and she was intrigued.  "It will be different!" she said.  I've been waiting for a long time to do a talk about this particular facet of my linen collection, and here is my chance!  Now I have to decide which items to take along to display, as I won't be able to fit them all in.   I'll have about 40 minutes to present my talk, and there are large display boards where the embroideries can be pinned up.

The next talk is later in June, and will be at the Mill Park Library for the City of Whittlesea Cultural Heritage Program.  They asked me to do a talk about collecting in general, focussing on my linen collection but touching on anything else I collect  (OMG I could be there all day - swap cards, books, art supplies...), so that will be a talk in a slightly different context.

The third date is in August, when I will be doing a talk for the members of NOTY, who have asked me to talk about my linens, but one aspect in particular.  At this stage I think they want me to show the aprons, but it hasn't been finalised yet.  

I've got a few ideas down on  paper for each presentation, but knowing my habit of procrastination, if I don't get myself organised soon, I'll be writing the outline of my talks on the night before!

1 comment:

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Wonderful for you! I am sure you will give an interesting and entertaining time to your audience!