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, November 19, 2010

more white anyone?

White again, hope you don't mind! This is the second cushion front that is now finished. It occured to me yesterday that I don't really have anything to back the white ones with, woops!! I will have to get on to that next week. I haven't been doing much sewing really the last couple of days, more sorting out and getting ready for the wedding. I'm just happy that it isn't one of my two getting married, a cousin is stressful enough! I bought confetti yesterday, I love confetti it's so pretty and delicate. Anyway, I digress.....back to the embroidery. I wasn't sure about this one for a while but as it grew and the embellishment got heavier I came round and I love it now.

Whilst I was sorting out I found these two, lurking at the bottom of my ''precious'' box. They had been in the shop before, I took them out for a fair and forgot to put them back, I'm so dumb sometimes. They are now back where they belong though, phew!

I also have to mention, someone asked me to reserve a purse for them, which I did, they haven't been back to get it though and I, dim again, have lost any means of contacting them so if it was you can you let me know if you still want it. It's not a problem if you don't but I would like to know so I can take it off reserved if I need to, ta ! I hope I have been in touch with everyone who was waiting for a response but if I missed anyone I'm really sorry. It will be next week now because I'm off to a wedding, (as if you didn't know, probably sick of hearing about it) have a lovely weekend!! x

20 comments:

Gina said...

Enjoy the wedding! I hope you have a lovely time.

Sheep Rustler said...

Are you wearing boots to the wedding :) If you think eight pairs of shoes is a lot, wait till you see the rest of the collection! This white stuff is gorgeous, as always. Be warned - if confetti gets wet it can stain white stuff. Enjoy the wedding :)

Elizabeth said...

Enjoy the wedding of your cousin. Hope they have a dancefloor with some good music!!!!

Miss 376 said...

Have a great weekend and enjoy yourself

Joei Rhode Island said...

Never tire of your White Work...never ever ever!
Have fun at the wedding.

Amy said...

I never get tired of all white. Beautiful work!

Jill said...

Enjoy the wedding.
Love the white work, cannot have too much.

deanna7trees said...

my crystal ball says you will have a great time at the wedding and you will share some info with us all who love to hear your stories.
never get tired of seeing your work.

Lois Evensen said...

I just love your work, especially the white. I could never be tired of it. :)

Dolores said...

I hope the wedding if a lot of fun. I haven't seen confetti thrown around here in years. Actually, the thing to do is have the wedding and reception at the same place so maybe that's the reason - all indoors.

solomi558 said...

I love visiting and looking at your white on white,--cottonreel

**EYE-SNACKS** said...

Hi Karen, your white is again a adorable piece of work.

Miriam Weaver said...

Have a lovely time at the wedding. It's a shame that sometimes confetti isn't allowed to be used, there's always someone to spoil the fun!!!!

Jacky said...

I never tire of your whitework either...love the blue and white too. That always appeals.

Jacky xox

Rachel said...

Enjoy the wedding. I wish your bride and groom a long and happy life together.

Ingrid said...

love your white embroidery!
have a good time at the wedding,and a grear weekend:-)

Karen Turner said...

Have a happy wedding!
Ha - confetti. That's it. That's what your work often reminds me of - a wedding day, a white dress with little pieces of confetti over it like a shower of joy and happiness for a new future.

Penny said...

Oh Karen, beeyootiful work.

Jackie said...

I am disappointed that you bought confetti..I expected at least hand cut if not hand embroidered. Or you could have used all the holes you cut out..if you know what I mean.

helena frontini said...

For me, it can be always white!!!