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, October 7, 2009

Slow progress

Only one picture today. I really don't know where my time has gone these past few days, weeks even. Now I am beginning to panic about Sparkle. In all honesty I have 5 inches of a 120 inch swaddling band, an almost finished wrapping cloth that still requires zillions of prairie points for the edge and five half finished pincushions, boy am I in trouble! Tomorrow morning I am going to London to see my little girl for three days, then it will be back to work, then I have a nice man coming to solve my wardrobe problem but that will take two days of yet more workmen...I am constantly counting to ten! Because of all this I have made an executive decision, yes me making a decision, that's got to be a first. Anything I make between now and november will not be for sale until Sparkle or after the event. Because of that I have decided to have a little sale in the shop, 10% off everything for people who buy via the blog. Leave a message in the note to seller section saying you want to take advantage of the 10% discount, place your order then DON'T PAY. I will invoice you seperately. Bear in mind that I won't be home until sunday so your invoice may take a few days.
As for work in progress, make that work in very slow progress. I have been embroidering text onto a very big piece of silk in order to cut it up for the swaddling band. It's nearly finished but then I will have to damp stretch, cut up, tack to hexagons etc etc you get my drift. On a positive note I am doing a favour for work, swapping some duties around which means after next wednesday I will be off for 6 days, in for three days and off again for another 9 days. Surely I will make progress then, please! I will see you next week, have a lovely weekend. x

8 comments:

Jackie said...

Don't panic.
Maybe I'll see you in AP.

Miss 376 said...

Sounds like you will make great progress having such long times at home. Enjoy your time with your daughter away from the chaos and come back refreshed. It will all look much better then

jennyflower said...

Have a brilliant weekend and don't fret=all will be well. xxx

Hens Teeth said...

Pebble in a stream, pebble in a stream!
Hope you have a great weekend. x

Threadspider said...

Looks like you have been very bust to me. Have a wonderful weekend.

Jo Wholohan said...

your work is so very beautiful, thanks for sharing xx

Lajoni said...

Keep calm, carry on xxx

Ingrid said...

Workmen again?...that could make anyone nuts!.Keeping my fingers crossed you will get everything done for Sparkle!Got my copy of Cross Stitcher,congratulations on a great article!And yes your image was worth it!haha(just joking, but its nice having a face to all your amazing work,and belive me you dont look as old as you think)
Have a great time in London!Ingrid