It was a very busy May for me with two graduations flanking a big trip to Europe I took to document gold thread making and silk velvets. Those types of trips end up paying dividends for years with new threads, understanding, relationships, papers, and lectures spinning out of them. My cameras and notepads are full and the boxes of threads are already arriving. So while it might be really annoying to plan your purchases a little or wait an extra few days/weeks for packages to arrive, there are huge benefits to me getting out there.
I was also able to spend a day at a collection in the UK investigating many pieces of 17th century embroidery I haven't seen before but have been on my research list. And there have been many other productive things I have been up to! I wrote an enormous article on Martha Edlin for publication and I am more than super excited about that. Can't wait until it is in print and I can start talking more about that work.
And another out-of-the-blue request came in that I was able to squeeze in before I left for a family trip to Africa to celebrate the graduations. I am going to be a guest voice on a museum audio guide!!