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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

My Handwork on PERMANENT Display at Teaching Museum South in Fulton County near Atlanta, Georgia

 

Proudly showing my hand knitted silk lace shawl in a peacock pattern... see link below post.
Wool skirt is one of my own sewing creations to match my Chanel bag in taupe.
Shirt is an Outlet find from Escada...

This was the main piece of my handwork that got to be on a PERMANENT display at Teaching Museum South in Fulton County near Atlanta, Georgia. This is part of the Fulton County Schools in Hapeville, a two hour one-way drive for us.

On December 31, 1993 a person from the Georgia State University with a photographer came to our home for the interview and permission to use some of my hand made lace for the above purpose.

We did serve both a warm lunch meal as it is one-way 2 hours driving distance.

You find photo taken by photographer in link below: Today I Turned 17! in regard to my proud United States Citizenship

 It all started with and add in the Holland Times, the publication for all Dutch related people in and around Atlanta.
The above video shows the hand made knitted silk lace shawl being framed WRONG SIDE FACING OUT!
For such a meticulous knitted peacock lace pattern it makes a HUGE difference RIGHT SIDE versus WRONG SIDE...
Deborah A. Duchon, Research Associate for Applied Research in Anthropology at Georgia State University
So I contacted her... that's how the interview came to be and she left with several of my items that I let her take with her for a very small reimbursement as I felt kind of honored to be included in such a PERMANENT Display.
Yes, on Friday, May 27, 1994, I got up at 5:00 AM for being there for the hands-on workshop and demonstration of my crafts
CROCHET (THE NETHERLANDS)
The artist studied horticulture with emphasis on mushrooms. 
Her husband's job brought them to Georgia – he is also a
mushroom expert. They both now work as international 
mushroom consultants. The artist learned crochet as a child
 and now uses it to occupy time on long business trips:
'There's not much to do at night in the Indonesian 
countryside,' she says. 'Luckily, I can always crochet.'
~
Sadly, two of my most sentimental hand crocheted lace handkerchiefs got stolen that morning... 
One was my bridal handkerchief. Such sentimental value can never be replaced... 
I could buy again the fine Swiss batiste and the French DMC tatting yarn, adding about 7 hours of patience to make another one.
See link below where I recreated a replica of it.
This got published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on June 9, 1994...
Deborah did send me this poor copy at the end of the year.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution wrote a huge error:
Youngsters (yep, 150 rude kids that screamed the one insult after another... calling me a racist and on and on) also got to see embroidery of all kind crafted by Vedder, (NOT TRUE it was crocheted lace work and knitted lace!) who lives in 
Dublin, GA, and works as a mushroom 
consultant. She says she has been creating
 things with her hands since she was a child. 
Vedder said she learned to crochet 
as a child because school officials in Holland 
saw it as a way for children to build motor skills.
On July 16, 1994 upon return from our work in Indonesia, I had to contact Ms. Duchon again as from the other lady at the Teaching Museum South there was no reply in regard to my missing crocheted lace handkerchiefs. 
Also I remarked; Being a teacher myself, I have also to comment on the far too big groups you had that day (twice 75 kids for one hour!). No way that one can handle them. Not the least that they get proper attention to actually learn something!
All I ever got was the above poor copy, neither photos as promised earlier... Never heard about the missing pieces.

Due to the glare of those glass cases in the above video, Pieter wanted to return somewhat later for making professional photos with the right equipment. 
The entire display had vanished – their version of PERMANENT?

Indeed both of us did LEARN A LOT!

Related links:

{My Hand Knitted Silk Lace Shawl in Peacock Pattern} | previous post by me

{Today I turned 17!} | post showing also photo from interview for Teaching Museum

{My Lace Crocheted Handkerchief #1} | showing a replica of my original stolen bridal handkerchief + 5 more crocheted lace handkerchiefs

36 comments:

  1. How marvellous. You really are very talented, Mariette.

    God bless you always.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Thank you and only sad that it had to end that way...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Bellissimo lo sciale all'uncinetto-Sei sempre bella ed elegante ,buon pomeriggio.

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    1. Cara Olga,
      No lo scialle è in pizzo lavorato a maglia; non all'uncinetto. Grazie per il complimento.
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  3. Luce espléndidamente bien en tu esbelta figura. yo lo único que he hecho de ganchillo es algún pañito para la mesa y hace tiempo que ya no hago nada.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Gracias por tu cumplido. El chal es encaje de seda de punto, pero varias otras piezas que doné fueron ganchillo.
      Durante años tampoco he tenido tiempo para hacer un trabajo a mano...
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  4. What a shame that your beautiful, original work that was supposed to be on permanent display was stolen, Mariette. It never ceases to amaze me how thoughtless and careless some people can be. Well, at least you have the memories.
    Blessings!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      No, stolen were my bridal handkerchief in Swiss cotton batiste with crocheted lace edging in French DMC thread. Don't know where the 'permanent' display went... Weird and it sure is a shame.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Hello Mariette, It's too bad they wasted this real opportunity to learn a lot about Dutch skills and culture as practiced so well by you. You are right that they were inviting disaster by having such large groups. Small groups of children can be charming and in the right frame of mind for learning, but in large groups a different dynamic prevails and the children act up.

    These officials (unlike your readers) little knew that the items displayed were just the tip of the iceberg of what you can accomplish, and they missed an opportunity of further collaboration with you and Pieter.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      The entire project took way too long to be accomplished, that in itself might have been a warning sign. Almost one year after the interview, we received the invitation for the 'official' opening of the display. We missed it because of our international consulting commitments. In-between, they asked several of the women to conduct those teaching classes and also bring additional pieces to show (for lack of having the ones donated, displayed by then!).
      Could not believe the groups of 75 children and that turned out to be a disaster and they were far from disciplined by their teachers! Aside from the visiting lady working with refugee women in Georgia, that more than likely ended up with my bridal handkerchief and the other one... Such a shame and quite shocking!
      Some people dealing with certain jobs seem not to be qualified at all...
      My readers here, we both value a lot more!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. That's amazing--and such beautiful handiwork! But it's very sad that pieces were stolen and never recovered, and that the "permanent" display was rather impermanent.

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Both of us got very disappointed in the very poor handling and overall mismanagement by unqualified people. Too bad for my bridal handkerchief and also for the precious lace knitted silk scarf and the other items that vanished.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. *I* am honored by the honor accorded to you in this. I am saddened that such a thing happened to you because of it.

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    1. Dearest Katie Isabella,
      Pieter felt very proud of his wife for being able to participate and being selected after seeing my work. Naturally, I felt honored too for being accepted, but we both were perplexed by the incompetence and lack of professionalism in handling this theft and vanishing of the entire display.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Oh my, heartbreaking and so frustrating for you! I love the images you shared ... you are a tiny adorable mite!

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    1. Dearest Helen,
      It indeed was heartbreaking and frustrating!
      Thanks for your compliment.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Hi Mariette, You as as beautiful as ever. So proud of your exhibit, you are one the most talented people I know. Your scarf and skirt are lovely. So glad I saw this, as I am not on the computer often these days. Hugs, Ginger

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    1. Dearest Ginger,
      So honored with your visit here today and thank you for your kind words.
      Wishing you and yours well!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Thanks so much for your comments on my blog last year, unfortunately for some reason I did not get a notification and I only found the two comments today. I have though deleted them as they have a an internet link and I will not publish anything containing a link. I cannot do for one what I will not do for others. Sorry.

    I am more than impressed though with your blog and photos. Seven languages is very impressive, I still struggle with anything other than English!

    Stay safe and well, Diane

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    1. Dearest Diane,
      No idea which blogpost you are referring to and what Internet link you are talking about. For sure I'm not a spammer and it only might have been a link to a previous post by me about a similar subject; worthwhile sharing with you.
      Thank you for your compliment and yes, finally after our decades of living a gipsy life, doing worldwide consulting, we find time to catch up on our slides, photos and videos made over the years but never a spare moment for enjoying them. Since I've made it all digital, now it can be worked into their story and my husband Pieter especially enjoys viewing them on his iPadPro.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Liebste Mariette,
    ganz entzückend ist Dein Schal und Deine Bluse mag ich auch sehr! Ach, man hat derzeit einfach wenig Lust, sich besonders zu kleiden, denn alles verschwindet ja doch nur unter Masken und Abstand. ;-(

    Nichts ist mehr geöffnet und Escada schließt übrigens viele Filialen, da mußte ich gleich an Dich denken. Oh, was ist auf der Welt nur los.
    Hast Du eigentlich Telegramn? Es isdt sicher nicht so einfach, diverse Accounts zu benutzen. Aber FB habe ich längst den Rücken gekehrt und auf Instagram mache ich nun auch nichts mehr. Alles Zuckerberg-Medien und auch die Google-Medien, diese Zensoren, will ich loswerden. Es macht keinen Spaß mehr, was die tun. So können die Menschen sich nicht vernünftig informieren!

    Ich bewundere jedenfalls Deine Gabe! Der Schal ist so filigran und so präzise gearbeitet! Chapeau! Meine größte Hochachtung und Bewunderung! Meine Schwester handarbeitet ja auch sehr schön. Ich habe leider das Talent und die Feinmotorik nicht geerbt. Das ist ein Erbteil unseres Dads, der leider viel zu früh gehen mußte aufgrund von Kriegsbeschädigungen. Und jetzt beschädigen sie die Menschen auf andere Weise ...

    Ich hoffe, Du hast eine Sicherungskopie Deines Blogs, denn es ist nicht sicher, dass alles immer online bleibt. Google löscht und löscht und selbst das, was man selber als sicher erachtet, kann schon morgen weg sein. Es wär3e jammer-jammerschade um Deinen Blog, Deine viele Arbeit, die Du hineingesteckt hast! Eigentlich sollte dieser Blog ein ewiges Zeitzeugnis sein und immer im Internet bleiben! Viele wären traurig! Auch ich studiere immer wieder gerne auch in der Vergangenheit nach all Deinen/Euren Erlebnissen, es ist so lehrreich und so wunderbar! Auch wenn ich nicht immer und so oft kommentieren kann. Jetzt liegt mein Schwerpunkt auf meiner journalistischen Tätigkeit und das wird wohl nun sehr lange so bleiben.

    Von Herzen, alles liebe für Dich und Deinen Mann, bleibt bewahrt!
    Deine
    Sara

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    1. Liebe Sara,
      Danke sehr für Deine warme Wörter hier oben und so schade das viele Sachen verschwinden und deswegen macht man ja die ganze Weltwirtschaft kaputt. So viel schöne Dinge sind schon weg, einfach von wegen die absurde Situation.
      Im Moment habe ich keine Zeit für neue Dinge so wie Telegram, vielleicht später mal.
      Ja gerne hätte man so etwas gesichert denn es ist so mittler weilen auch unsere Lebensgeschichte. Sicherungskopie habe ich aber ob da alles bleibt, habe schon gelesen das die Bilder nicht dazu gehören. Oft erzählen die eben die Geschichte!
      Es geht uns gut so weit und dafür sind wir Beide dankbar.
      Alles Liebe für Dich und deine Lieben,
      Mariette

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    2. Liebe Mariette,
      das ist wirklich zu traurig, man kommt sich oftmals vor wie im falschen Film! Wir haben ja mit einer Veränderung auf der Welt lange gerechnet, aber doch nicht SO!

      Du kannst aber die Blog-xml-Datei sichern, da sind ja die Inhalte alle drinnen. Das ist nur ein Klick.
      Die Bilder sind in der Form nicht enthalten, das stimmt. Aber wenn Du Ordner zu Deinen Posts angelegt hast, worin Du diese Bilder speicherst, sind sie ja trotzdem da. Und Du könntest Sie per FTP Upload in ein anderes Blogsystem transportieren, falls Blogger einmal weg sein sollte.

      Ich lege für jedes jahr nach Monaten Ordner an. Der Server findet dann die Bilder zu den Posts. Ich habe das früher, um 2000 herum schon so gemacht, als ich noch Webseiten erstellte und da auch schon viele Bilder hatte. Man kann sich nie auf ein Blogsystem verlassen. Ich habe Systeme schon über Nacht verschwinden gesehen. Ein Blogfreund war damals sehr traurig, dass sein Blog wirklich über Nacht weg war.
      Wenn Du jedoch Die Sicherungskopie herunterlädst, hast Du auf jeden Fall Deinen Text und die Bilder auf Deinem Computer dazu, so könntest Du alles relativ schnell wiederherstellen. Ausprobieren könntest Du es mittels eines Wordpressblogs, in den Du probehalber diese xml-Datei hochlädst. Dann siehst Du sogar die Bilder, da sie ja bislang im Internet vorhanden sind.

      Es ist schön, wenn es Euch Beiden gut geht! Uns geht es soweit auch gut, nur ist die Welt jetzt eine andere und das ist natürlich kein so schönes Leben mehr wie zuvor, wo man nicht mehr reisen kann wie man will. Gerade jetzt, wo es bei mir besser gepasst hätte als früher, ist vieles nicht mehr möglich. Aber das Leben geht weiter - irgendwie ...

      Liebste Grüße nochmals und bis bald mal wieder
      Sara

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    3. Liebe Sara,
      Ja, die Blog xml-Datei habe ich immer gesichert seid Anfang!
      Morgen kommt mein neues iMac, regelrecht aus Shanghai, China mit FedEx. Dagegen kann man ja auch nichts tun, wir alle kaufen ja fast alles von China, auch ungewollt!
      Fast drei Monate ohne, war auch nicht lustig; bin froh das ich unser Buch fertig hatte vorher! Alle Appel Laden sind zu und es gibt auch keine persönliche Hilfe mehr, nur on line. Wieviele blos ihren gut-bezahlten job verloren haben letze Jahr?
      Alles Liebe und gute wünsche ich euch alle!
      Mariette

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    4. Sehr gut, liebe Mariette! Manche wissen das nicht und sind dann unglücklich, wenn alles weg ist.
      Ja, Du hast recht, manche Dinge sind schwer anderweitig zu beschaffen, obwohl es sie durchaus schon gibt, wie z.B. gute Smartphones ohne Google und Apple, ohne Zensur und nicht aus China. Ich habe aber auch noch einen Android-Boliden, allerdings bewusst ohne 5 G. Einfach, weil ich mich so schnell nicht anders entscheiden konnte, denn ich will in jedem Fall ein Smartphone vorher ausprobieren können. Das war jetzt ja leider nicht mehr möglich. Und lange hin- und herschicken will ich auch nicht. Das möchte ich schon im Laden vor Ort machen können.

      Ansonsten achte ich schon sehr, woher meine Sachen stammen, z.B. Kleidung, lieber aus Polen und lieber Second Hand, als neu und aus China, vergiftet.
      Auch beim Essen muß man bei uns mittlerweile sehr aufpassen. Tomatenmark und andere Produkte aus Tomaten können aus China kommen. Es muß bei uns EU-Produktion und Anbau draufstehen, sonst ist die Gefahr, dass es aus China geliefert wird.

      Ja, es wird ein böses Erwachen geben. Aber The Great Reset war ja ohnehin geplant, von daher überrascht es mich/uns jetzt nicht, aber viele werden verzweifelt sein, weil sie es weder geglaubt noch vorher gewusst haben.

      Wir haben noch unsere alten PCs noch mit Windows, aber ich will auf Linux umsteigen und ganz von Microsoft weg. Da werde ich mir später dann ein entsprechendes Notebook aussuchen mit berührungsintensiven Bildschirm, was vieles erleichtert. Zum Glück kann mein Sohn alles, was der Spionage dient, entfernen, so dass ich frei von Werbung usw. surfen kann. Solange alles noch läuft, bin ich aber froh, denn es kostet alles auch immer wieder Zeit mit dem Wechsel.

      Liebe Grüße
      Sara

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    5. Liebe Sara,
      Ja, habe grad mein neues iMac, produziert in Thailand, eingestellt. Du hast ja Glück um einen Sohn zu haben der dir helfen kann. Hier ist es immer hundert prozentig meine Aufgabe gewesen und ich muss auch ständig den Pieter mit seinem iPad oder mit das Samsung Tablett zum lesen seiner Bücher, einstellen... Aber es hält unser Gehirn jung.
      Lieber Gruß,
      Mariette

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  12. I always enjoy your postss, even when I have a headache like I do now

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Sorry for your headache, no fun and maybe you need better hydration by drinking plenty of water...
      Thanks for enjoying my posts!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. I totally agree Mariette 75 is far too many in one class, it would never happen these days. It was a bitter sweet experience for you, the thrill of your work being recognised and the downside of it being displayed wrong side up and then disappearing altogether. At least we get to see your splendid crochet work ✨

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    1. Dearest Grace,
      That class was a disaster and what a sad fact for having to drive the two hours back home without my bridal handkerchief and one other that got taken...
      All that killed the thrill of being recognized and my work being shown wrong side out by someone who had absolutely no inkling about it.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  14. What an honor that had a sour ending. Your talents amaze me...Janey

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      Thank you and indeed it was a very sour ending!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  15. My Gosh, Just Catching Up Here - Shutters Are So Universal And Well Used Out Here In Colorado - Then, The Million Air Miles Post Was Remarkable - Also Accompanied With Lovely Photos - And Now, This Post, You Are So Beautiful - And How Long Have You Been Relying On The Cane - Is There A Tale, Of Course There Is, Behind The "medallion" On That Silk Lace Shawl - Its Gorgeous - I Always Feel Educated When I Visit - I Appreciate Your Uplifting Travels And Fascinating Memorabilia - Sending Positive Vibes And Be Well This Week

    Cheers

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    1. Dearest Travis,
      Yep, you for sure will be using shutters in Colorado.
      Our 1,500,000 million miles seem a lot at a time where travel is SO restricted...
      Thank you and no, as I wrote in my previous post about it, only used it as the model in the photo held one. Haha, when Pieter was getting knee problems, before seeing the orthopedic surgeon, he used his Mom's teak cane and this one. It also makes a nice weapon, when used reversed... But Pieter got advised not to make long walks anymore as his knee cartilage was almost completely worn and by not putting pressure on the knee he would manage to live with it. Biking therefore is good as you don't put any pressure on the knee like with walking.
      That antique gold cameo is one of my first gifts from Pieter... love it still very much!
      Glad you enjoy to read some of our many tales. We loved to live life to the fullest by being daring. Only that way you create memories worth reliving.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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