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Hakea

Now that I have a wee camera, I took myself on a Sunday walk. No excuse any longer to call this the “pink ball blossom thing”. It was easy to google and find it is a native plant of southern … Continue reading

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Red Wool Needle Wrap for Georgiana

An intriguing piece of paper with the words “Incense from Rome” contains a roll of red wool fabric used for sewing needles. Any ideas about these words? I have seen rolls of fabric online like this, which also holds a … Continue reading

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A Stitch in Time for Georgiana

Georgiana’s sewing needles in a small green leather wallet. In the Regency period I am not sure if this was called a wallet or purse. Note to Friends and Subscribers: We have just changed to a new mail out system … Continue reading

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Georgiana Molloy’s Sewing Sampler

This sewing sampler would have been a studious undertaking for Georgiana (Georgiana Kennedy, as she was then) in 1821. As Georgiana was born in 1805, this would mean she was 16 years of age when she stitched her name and … Continue reading

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Calling Cards for Georgiana Molloy nee Kennedy

  The calling cards used in Britain in the 1800’s were very practical items for social visits. On arrival a visitor would provide a card for the staff to take to the host. This allowed the host to decide if … Continue reading

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The Silver Thimble

Georgiana’s thimble is a very personal item and she would have taken great care in choosing it, as it needed to fit snugly as feel just right. She would have used it constantly while sewing new garments for her family; … Continue reading

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Unpacking the Workbox

Dear Friends, it has been a long time between posts. My apologies. I still adore this project and it is now back on the front burner. I started this project in 2004 and the research stage was a joy. I … Continue reading

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Julie Kinney Group Tour of Crosby Lodge

“Thanks to your research and assistance I was able to visit Crosby Lodge the childhood home of Georgiana Molloy nee Kennedy¬† with my tour group in 2012. As most of the group were from the south west I knew it … Continue reading

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A Box of Memories

The workbox belonging to Georgiana is at Wonnerup House in Busselton and is a real treasure. Lots of possibilities for research on not only the box itself but all the items inside. The needle case which sits alongside the box … Continue reading

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Georgiana’s Handwritten Letter, 4th April 1830

You will see that there are 4 pages and extra some photos to show the relationship of the pages. Just follow the order of the text in the POST BELOW¬† to help fill in the missing words marked with xxxxxx. … Continue reading

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