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







Tuesday, October 12, 2010

did you miss me?

well did you? Miss me I mean. I certainly missed you and all that thinking hasn't helped, I'm more confused than ever now. Sensory overload perhaps. You know when your brain doesn't work, you can't ''order'' stuff, make decisions, expand thought, make thought process work at all actually. Well that's me, back from a great trip but no wiser. New ideas but no idea how to put them into practice, afraid to start, afraid to make the leap, mourning the loss of my little shop even though I killed it myself. So hey ho! time passes and I just sit and stitch, mind blank, almost comatose in the brain department. Still, at least it's productive and here is the next installment, in its infancy of my throw.



As for my trip......well in between doing piles and piles of washing I have managed to put it all together for you here. I have even put a little link at the top of my left sidebar too. It's good to be home, no matter how beautiful your holiday location, how wonderful the company, there's no place like home. Back soon.....

24 comments:

Jackie said...

Yes of course we missed you.
Well...I know I did.Welcome back.



Ahem...this is now my third attempt at your letters ...
fourth now.
What the heck....

deanna7trees said...

i did miss you and glad you're back. getting back to work after a vacation is hard, but it will come. your cloth is looking beautiful and i so enjoyed your trip photos.

Heather Woollove said...

Yes-I missed you very much.
I'm just sorry to hear that your
vacation didn't provide more clarity. Sighhh.
Maybe being home again (with clean laundry) will provide you with some answers. In the meantime, welcome home, Karen! Hugs--

Miss 376 said...

Yes, you were missed, good to have you home. Enjoy making progress while the thought processes kick into gear

Elizabeth said...

Yes, I did miss you, I even felt stupid that I forgot to ask when you would be back. Now I can relax and see your beautiful comatose work. Wonderful.

Have a lovely evening. Now I am gonna look at your new Sweden pictures.

Lois Evensen said...

It's so nice to see you back. All those thoughts from your trip will soon settle into the right departments and you'll be on top of it all once again.

Welcome home.

Best,
Lois

Ingrid said...

YES i missed you!Glad you are back so we can be spoiled with gorgeous embroidery again,and wow that throw will be stunning!

Karen Turner said...

Welcome back :-)

Alison said...

Welcome back
I hope you enjoyed your holiday:-)
Take care,
Alison

sylviesgarden said...

Hello Widow Twanky, soooooooooooooo glad that you are back. I missed you loads.
My brain is always in utter chaos and completely comatose, it has been for many years.
Your throw is looking marvellous. I'm off to peruse your holiday pics. It will be the closest I get to a holiday this year.
x

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

Of Course you were missed!! I'm so glad you enjoyed your vacation, but I agree, it's so nice to get back to your own place again. Your throw is looking so beautiful! I just can't imagine how yummy it must feel to hold it in your hands and stitch on it. Especially knowing it's YOURS.
HuGGs!
Debi

Joei Rhode Island said...

Missed you...Missed you
Enough to even Kiss you. =-)

Work is gorgeous. Your thoughts will settle when they are ready.

meri said...

Welcome back, Karen! Your inspiration will be back soon I'm sure and I'm seeing...
Your photos are fabulous! and thanks for your visit to my blog ;) we are anxious...

helena said...

yes, I missed you!!! Welcome back! I missed your white embroidery so much!!!
Kisses.

Suztats said...

I have been suffering with beautiful white embroidery withdrawal symptoms! You have been missed! Welcome back!

jill said...

The throw looks great, I can't wait to see it. Unfortunately Im back at work on Thursday. Looks like you had a good holiday, photos are great.

Gina said...

It's good to see you back! Just you wait, once the vacation overload settles, everything will come together. I have no doubts!

Sheep Rustler said...

I find I often problems with lots of thoughts and no energy to act upon them. Glad you had a nice trip and look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work :)

Q @ JAQS said...

Yes good to have you back. Your work is stunning and I hope you the best in keeping it up :).

Things Hand Made said...

Sweden looks wow! Nice to have you back.

jennyflower said...

Welcome home, welcome, welcome, you're home again! Glad you're back, sad you're befuddled...I'm sure, like the washing, the creative mists will clear. xxx

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Miss you? Of course I did!!! I'm so glad you had a lovely trip, but sorry you are feeling at loose ends right now. It will come clear I'm sure - just give it time.

Rachel said...

Glad you're back and had a great time.

It's possible to over-think, you know. sounds to me as though you need to just stitch for a while without expecting anything else of yourself.

Clara said...

I've just discovered your blog, and there's just one word I can say: BRAVA!!! Bye for now, Clara.