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







Saturday, December 11, 2010

festive....

Yesterday I delivered gifts, I collected gifts.
Today I ''trimmed''.
Stitched ''picture'' greetings made for my children when they were small.
My tree.

12 comments:

jude said...

tis that season...

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Karen, Your Christmas Tree decorations are lovely. I wish you a Very Merry Christmas an A Very Happy New Years. Hugs Judy

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

everything looks so lovely! I love Christmas Trees! I'll take a few pictures of my decorations!

;~0 Debi

deanna7trees said...

wishing you the best holiday ever.

Tammie said...

lovely~
wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

jill said...

I have to say these stitched pictures look just as fresh as when you made them. You will be so successful! Love the tree

Elizabeth said...

and you are enjoying yourself.

Jacky said...

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.... gorgeous stitched cards and wonderful trims!

Have a joyous Christmas.

Jacky xox

Dolores said...

I guess the spirit of Christmas is upon you. We have not yet purchased our tree but I am slowly decorating my twig tree in the kitchen.

sylviesgarden said...

What a lovely, festive tree!
x

Sarah said...

what lovely cards!
My panel has arrived and I love it - I have blogged about it here
http://sarahlpayne.blogspot.com/
I am delighted and thank you for making something so lovely!
Best wishes
Sarah

Lois Evensen said...

How wonderful to be doing all the Christmassy things! :) Beautiful.

Hugs,
Lois