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, June 30, 2008

Not much going on here I'm afraid!

The weekend has been very hectic. A house full of guests descended for the wedding, they are all gone now and all the bedding needs laundered before I go to London. My son apparently has more posessions in his student house in Leeds that need collecting, (thanks James!) so a 100 mile round trip is required later today.
Consequently, very little creativity is eminating from this space. I have managed to get a few more squares together for my little quilt. Yes I said little because I have decided that if I want big I will have to wait 30 years, so a small lap quilt it is!




Thanks to everyone who responded to my little moan about stats in the last post. For the record, Bloglines and Google reader don't show on the stats, so I am going to imagine that even though my stats are becoming pathetic there are zillions of people reading this via the previously mentioned means. A delusional frame of mind is a wonderful thing!
The wedding, by the way, was beautiful. Congratulations to Laura and Dave, I hope you will always be happy.
I am off to London first thing wednesday morning. When I return I hope to have images for you, can't promise what they will be but I will do my best to make them slightly interesting.


9 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Glad the wedding was a success. I love the materials you use. Great for a quilt as it makes you feel so relaxed.

méri said...

Indeed Google reader save time, but I comment less...

Victoria said...

The quilt is coming along beautifully! I don't know how you find the time to do so much, you are one busy lady!

Angelcat said...

I just found your blog and just wanted to say I think your work on the quilt is beautiful. Hope you have a good trip to London :)

James said...

The 100 Mile round trip was worth it...for me

jude said...

really loving the crossover into patchwork here...stats are very misleading, i have stopped looking at them...

Hens teeth said...

Hope you have had a good london trip ~ beautifully textured lap quilt ~ just lovely.

green phoenix said...

I agree with Jude, stats can be very dispiriting!Mine are pretty feeble at the moment but it takes time I haven't got just now to drum up interest.
Congratulations on the job, hope you do get to the gallery.

Anonymous said...

I am one of probably many reading your blog "via the previously mentioned means." I check in regularly just to ogle your beautiful work.
Diana in Philadelphia