Right now as I write this in the semi dark of the office, the coffee tastes so good and I just gave in to temptation and ate half a piece of vegemite toast, I shared the rest with Ralf the dog.
I’m going to miss the troops.
Our 8 month old will probably be walking when we get back.
I missed Oliies first haircut today although I believe it was a botch job, and I’ll miss my birth baby Matty’s 40th and Benny, Susie and Rachael’s birthdays, such is the dedication to the quilt world.
The National Quilt Register is a major initiative of the Pioneer Women’s Hut, a museum located at Tumbarumba at the foothills to the Snowy Mountains in southern NSW, Australia.
The museum represents ordinary rural families, especially the women, in their everyday lives. It opened in 1985 and is a free, self funded museum run by community volunteers.
The collection is shown in changing themes relating to domestic life and women’s other roles as ‘another pair of hands’ and in earning cash income: Coping with flies, Time for fancywork, Mondays, Never Done, Caring for Clothes and many more.
Wagga’s were discussed tonight and there is a great article on Quilts and Waggas, The running stitch collection. at this URL.
I have 4 Waggas of varying types… but the one I like best it the one filled with children’s woolen sweaters. Its incredibly heavy, the sweaters (or Jumpers) as we call them were almost felted with washing and wearing. I wonder whose they were… who wore them, who made the wagga and who slept under them.
At Guild tonight there were these smiling faces looking up from the audience.