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







Sunday, August 22, 2010

happiness

Happiness is buying a new stash of cloth and then playing away to your hearts content. Yes I interupt your sunday yet again, I had to, sorry. Cyber space is SO quiet on a sunday that somebody needs to wake it up. I slept late today but obviously not as late as you lazy lot! Where is everybody??? Look......I can sleep late and sew......yesterday I bought a stash of gingham, silk and broderie anglaise. So far I am up to here. I have a plan for this infact I am going to make three, yes that magic number again. I won't say yet what this will be until I have all three ready but that doesn't mean you should get too excited, it's not going to be astounding it's just that I want them to be finished first, more of an impact I reckon showing three at once. So this evening I shall start number two, I may even pin number three together. I will let you know how I get on....

17 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Happiness? Well - part of it is being able to sit on a Sunday morning and drool over pictures such as these! Oh yeah - and a coffee in hand!!

Miss 376 said...

Can't wait to see them all. This bit is gorgeous. You ought to buy fabric more often, it seems to have a good effect on you

deanna7trees said...

lovely color combinations of fabric and thread. It's only 9am here in Texas and I've been up for 2 hours watering the grass. waiting to see what you come up with next.

helena said...

Great! You did a lot os work!
Have a nice sunday!!!

connie said...

Oh, my the work and stitches on these is just perfect! I love where you are going. I even love the Pink Gingham. :-) Have a great day and I look forward to more this evening.

Rachel said...

Looking good - always fun to see what you do next, especially with newly-acquired fabrics to play with!

sylviesgarden said...

Can't wait to it finished. The colours are fab again!
I was up at 7.30 to go to the car boot sale. I have however done nothing crafty all day.
x

Dolores said...

I really liked the white, white, white and now you have added more colour. I still love the white but branching out into colour with these is stunning. Shopping is always nice - especially if it's shopping for fabric.

Elizabeth said...

You did marvellous AGAIN!!!! I feel so slow each time when I visit your place. It takes me forever to finish something. Oh well it get finished anyway and that is the main goal.

have an absolute splendid, busy sunday evening.

xoxo e.

Lois Evensen said...

Once again - your work is sooo very pretty!

Hugs,
Lois

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

How do you DO it?? Do you stitch in your sleep??? You are the quickest stitcher I've ever seen. Lovely as always!
HuGGs!
Debi

Jen said...

Now that's a fabulous quilt to wake up to on a Sunday morning! Absolutley beautiful!

Rachel said...

Ooh, that's so pretty! Can't wait to see more!

Jill said...

I'm amazed at how quickly you can turn a pile of fabric into a work of art.

Thea said...

What? I'm awake, I'm awake!

I like the lovely bright colors you've chosen.

jennyflower said...

Happiness is coming back from holiday and catching up with all your beauties. (How lovely it must be for you not to be dreading the beginning of September!) xxx

vintagerockchick said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend - I hope you didn't have to cook!