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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Another lecture about my Aussie linens.

It's a busy week ahead.  On Saturday I'll be at the Embroiderers Guild talking about my embroidered peacocks, as I've already mentioned here previously.  Next Thursday I'll be doing another talk about my collection at Mill Park Library, but I've just seen the write up about me on the Whittlesea Council website, and I'm going to have to do a quick rethink about my presentation!  The description is:

Come along and learn more about the hobby of collecting, and see some prized collection pieces.
Find out what it takes to manage a collection including seeking, locating, acquiring, organising, cataloguing, displaying, storing, and maintaining items that are of interest to you.
Collector, Gina Wilson will share her collection of vintage, hand-embroidered linens includes tablecloths, doilies, aprons and tea-cosies.   Gina has a particular interest in pieces that mark milestones in Australian history, as well as native flora and fauna.

 EEK!!  I was led to believe they wanted me to just talk about my linens, but this looks like they are expecting something far more professional.  I have NO expertise in cataloguing, and as for seeking, locating, acquiring, organising and displaying....well, all I do is find my stuff at opshops, garage sales, or eBay, or have it given to me.  It is washed, ironed and packed away in a cupboard or chest of drawers! 
Guess I'll just stick to the last part and show the audience some of my favourite Aussie linens and tell them where I got 'em...

5 comments:

Wendy said...

Seems like you are going to have to come out of your comfort zone soon! So glad you are getting an opportunity to speak about your lovely linens.

Melody said...

I think what you planned to say is perfect, I'd just ignore the rest.

Christine M said...

I agree with Mel. Just share about your linens just like you did to us. I know I love hearing your stories. See you tomorrow!

Linens and Royals said...

Well the pressure is on but I have confidence that everyone will be very impressed with your linens and not expecting too many details. I think the group will just love looking at the beautiful linens you have.
Sylvia

Jane Galley said...

You'll be an "expert" before you know it! Go and have fun