For centuries women have used cloth as a tool of comfort and as an expression of beauty within their homes. Creating cloth for warmth, cloth for shelter, our female predecessors embellished these linens with hand stitch using laborious and time consuming techniques thereby enhancing the functional beauty of objects which enveloped and protected their families. Inspired by these women I hope my creations pay tribute to and recognise the devotion expressed in cloth by our female ancestors .

''the use of traditional often time consuming process alludes to the devotion of a mother''. c K. A. Ruane 2007

Monday, April 28, 2008

It's good to be home again after my litle foray over the border! I decided whilst I was away that I need a laptop....(in my dreams) I couldn't bear being away from this little baby and had withdrawals from checking my stats. I have an obsession with checking EVERY single visitor to my blog. Looking at where they are in the world, how long they spent on which page etc etc. Sad I know, but I don't care. That is quite a task on a daily basis, but when you have three days to check it becomes mammoth. No it's not a laptop I need, I need to get a life!
Anyway, after much stat checking I decided to make a concerted effort to finish my cloth. You will not be suprised to see that we have images here of text and hexagons. These are such a fundamental part of what I do that they will appear here regularly. Well maybe not hexagons, but text......definitely. I hope to have this cloth finished within the next week but there are still a lot of hexagons to make and join together so wish me luck.

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am always thinking about my next project. With that in mind I have been looking at some of my samples. I quite fancy making some broderie anglaise edges so have been staring at these trying to imagine shapes, patterns etc and wondering should I combine a little vinatage lace here and there. Decisions, decisions.

On another subject, the lovely Jenny Flower has given me an award. If it's ok with her I am going to take a couple of days to think about this one, it's much appreciated though, thanks Jenny. Also, in the next few days I intend to sort out my link list. I have come across some lovely blogs lately that I would like to add and maybe remove a couple of old ones that I don't visit so much anymore. Must go, my hexagons are calling!


Anonymous said...

Nice to see your home, now you will get back to work and I can keep checking your blog. Your work looks good too.

eileen said...

Oh my goodness. Those eyelets are perfect. Yes.. I vote for you to do more of those!
Too funny about the stat checking.. but I did that too for a while. :)You find a lot of very interesting people that way!

Threadspider said...

I love to see where my readers come from too! The purity of your work keeps pulling me back here, so just keep on keeping on.

karen said...

Thanks so much for these great comments,I'm afraid I haven't broken my stat habit yet though! It's nice to know I'm not alone.

jennyflower said...

Hi Karen!
No worries on the award! Whenever and if ever you feel like it.
My partner, Simon is the one who loves the stats 'round here. He's a scientist and I think it's somthing to do with that....that or his jealous possesive nature!