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







Friday, August 20, 2010

the last one

All three pieces are finished and I am delighted to say that Debi loves them. I think they will become part of something else she is making, a small addition to a larger piece so no doubt they won't look like this when that piece is finished. Hopefully Debi will get lots of pleasure working with these just as I did making them. I have to say that I am not very happy with the quality of my photos at the moment, it's always so dark and dull here that they seem to lack that little bit of extra light. I try to lighten them on my p.c. software but you can't really beat the real thing, sunshine. I am certain that these would look miles better if I lived in the Sahara or somewhere! Mind you, the work would look better but I'm not sure about me! and where would I plug my computer? Oh well, need a different plan then.The past couple of days seem to have been taken up with online stuff. Thanks to all you wonderful people I have been changing things, adding things, reading things, the followers tab has been added and then removed, added again and it's removed again. I don't know why but I can't seem to let my head accept that it fits on here so I am keeping it off for now. I am now adding labels to my posts, I believe that helps although it took me an age to figure out how to do it and now I know I realise that it's not exactly rocket science but that shows you how rubbish I am with technology. I must say though that I love the little pattern of words I now have top left especially the bold ones, now that I like a lot. Now I have to go and get these little things ready for their journey, so have a lovely friday and if you aren't sick of me yet check out these rather nice words about my work, thankyou Mary Anne. x
p.s. these pieces are approximately 8 x 3 inches.....sorry Dolores

12 comments:

Miss 376 said...

How lovely that these are going to be incorporated into someone's stitching. Sounds like they will be very happy in their new home

Rachel said...

The weather has been very frustrating of late, hasn't it!

Still, these pieces are looking good - will we get to see what Debi does with them?

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I think I've had my blog for about four years and just recently figured out how to add labels to posts. Yeah, sounds like you and me are at the same stage of figuring out rocket science! I like your word patterns too (& have seen them on other blogs) - must undertake figuring THAT particular bit of technology out too!! (tnx for the link, btw).

Dolores said...

Mary Anne is a peach. do like these pieces but there is no reference as to size. What are the dimensions?

Honey Lamb and I said...

I LOVE these pieces!!! Can't wait to see more. Yes I do think the figuring out the blog thing is an ongoing process. Yours looks awesome:)

Suztats said...

dainty and so precious! Gorgeous little gems!

Elizabeth said...

The three pieces look stunning.

This question is for Debi.

Debi if you are incorporate these 3 pieces in something special are you willing to share it with us? I would love to see it. Thanks.

Have a great weekend everybody.


xoxo Elizabeth

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

I will most certainly share with you guys. In fact, I'll let Karen post some pictures on her blog as well as posting on my blog. They are going to be incorporated into a story cloth. Actually three story cloths. About clouds, rain, rainbows, umbrellas, and the love of the Pacific Northwest rain and green. That's all I'll tell you for now!
(;~>)
HuGGs!
Debi

Tammie said...

gorgeous as can be. I wonder what she will make with them!

you mentioned a followers button... I don't see it.

vintagerockchick said...

Debi must be so pleased - and I look forward to seeing how she uses them. As for the photos, I've had the same problem - I wonder if it's worth trying to light them with a lamp fitted with a daylight bulb?

Amelia said...

I always think your works looks great and well lit! These are beautiful works, it always makes me want to pick up a needle and thread and start something . . . .

There is always some thing to catch up on with the blog adding technological stuff, and then hours get lost and like you say, you realise it was really easy in the first place . . . hhhmmmmm

Amelia.x

Victoria said...

They remind me of clouds from a wonderful dream land... so pretty!

As for your blog... it's looking wonderful. Makes me think I need to really figure out how to update mine, (but then I just feel a headache coming on, as I don't have a clue!)