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







Saturday, December 20, 2008

My festive plans

Wow!! I can't believe how excited I am to be on holiday for two whole weeks and there is christmas too!! I LOVE christmas so much, just like I did when I was three! I have so many plans for my embroidery in these two weeks, first of all though I really need to finish these two gifts,

then I can wrap them up. Here's one I did earlier!! (for non English readers that's a reference to a t.v. programme from my youth!)




Then........ I really, really want to get this finished. I will have to set my sewing machine up for this though so I have a dilemma..... do I do it before or after the turkey?


I also have huge plans for 'swaddling band two' so I am going to sign off now until after the festivities. Hopefully I will be back with enormous amouts of embroidery, wish me luck!
I wish you all a peaceful, happy christmas. xxx




14 comments:

Paula Hewitt said...

happy christmas to you too. have a lovely two weeks of festivity and embroidering.

méri said...

Thanks, Karen!
I wish you and Family a happy and peaceful Chrisymas too.
And a New Year with peace and health. With both life runs better.

Kayla coo said...

Beautiful.x

Jacky said...

What bliss... two weeks of festivities and to sit and stitch!

The embroidery gifts you are finishing off are beautiful as always. Such lovely colours too.

Wishing you peace and joy!

Gina said...

Beautiful embroidery as always Karen. Have a wonderful Christmas and hope you get lots of stitching done.

jennyflower said...

Happy Christmas and best wishes for the new year! xxxx

Ulla said...

Have a nice vacation from school, and a Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

And a Merry Christmas/ God Jul from you, See i learnt something from your embroidery too.
jill

Hotter Than... said...

Have a fabulous Christmas and enjoy all your lovely embroidery. Can't wait to see what you'll have by then x

jude said...

same to you karen..... best wishes to you for this holiday!

sparkle jars said...

Merry Christmas! I've been enjoying the splashes of brilliant color in your work. :-)

Victoria said...

Gorgeous!
Merry Christmas!

Needles said...

The very best Christmas to you and your family Karen, and may it be a wonderful New Year

www.potsandpins.com said...

I'm sending you my best Christmas wishes for you and your family...and I hope you love every second of your days off! Merry Christmas Karen - your blog is a Christmas gift to everyone who reads it! xoxo, Nan