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







Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Stitching goddess??? Me???

Yes, it's true, apparently I am a stitching goddess and who am I to argue. Have a look at this article about me here, I happened upon it completely by accident, lucky me! and Meri, thankyou so much for bigging me up. I did wonder earlier if I would be considered any kind of goddess if I was seen surrounded by all my ironing, dirty bed linen, hoover etc etc as the big clean/wash/iron got underway for my holiday. Yes, I am being good, early preparation means more time for last minute embroidery. I have finished the first part of my bedroom piece, little beads added. You know I am not sure I like it. Well I don't dislike it but I am not sure if it's ''me''. I usually prefer more subtle things and because of this maddening indecision I haven't made any progress with the next part of the piece. It really is frustrating but I just don't know where to go from here so I have left it, I am thinking about it, I am constantly looking at it hoping something will spark a fantastic revelation.
Embroidery is still happening though, something easy to pick up and put down and I will most likely post about that before I go away. This is my 298th post, that means there will be a 300th post giveaway when I get back, something else to think about.......................
Remember the commission I completed recently, again by chance I came across this, looks like she was happy with her gift.
So that just about sums up my week so far, domestic goddess type stuff (sorry, couldn't resist!!) and embroidery. Hope you're having a good one.

13 comments:

Victoria said...

I very much agree... you are a stitching goddess, and this new piece is just further proof of your amazing talent. Beautiful. xo

Dolores said...

I do think that if you put the piece away for awhile, you may find you love it and will complete it to your satisfaction. I did see the post about you - I guess I should have emailed you about it. Anyway, have fun on the vacation.

Knit - R - Done said...

You deserve the praise. I read every post you write.

Joei Rhode Island said...

Karen....well deserved praise...bask in it. As for the piece...it is you..just a little more visible than usual. I like it ... No ... I love it. It is very feminine.

Gina said...

Your bedroom piece is gorgeous... a stitching godess indeed!

Miss 376 said...

I don't think I could disagree either. I like this piece, I am sure inspiration will strike when you least expect it.

jude said...

yes you are a stitching goddess.

Needles said...

Any woman who irons well IS a goddess.

Your work show that you iron beyond well, so don't be trying to skip out on the goddess title too soon. Some were just born to it.

Have a wonderful vacation.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Stitching Goddess. You certainly deserve the high praise. Your work is truly unique and lovely. Guess what, I thought I would praise you a bit on my blog today too along with other bits and pieces. Please let me know what you think. Hugs Judy

whitney-anne said...

I always think of food when I look at your stuff - I just want to eat it!!!

Anti said...

well deserved praise. amazing work.

Diane said...

If you arent a stitching goddess then no one is! This piece is positively yummi, full of scrumptiousness ^_^
I am sure you will see your way through it...

potsandpins said...

You are definitely a goddess!! That heart stitchery is amazing...shouldn't your queen bestow you with a crown or something?!?! I think so! xo, Nan