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







Wednesday, December 1, 2010

pillow overload...

Walked into my dining room, come workroom, come storage room, come computer room, come DINING room this morning and thought the elves had been in overnight!! I hadn't realised how much stuff I had made recently, it just kind of crept up on me. They are stacked, stacked I tell you. On the table where we eat, on a side cupboard, on a blanket box that I have in my bay window. I think I had better get a box for them or something, maybe this is the time I finally need to get organised. I don't think I will make any more soon either, some of these are christmas gifts and some are listed but for now I move on. Before I do though I give you number five.....the first images are of it's creation

and voila!! Here it is. I actually think I love this one a little too much. Now I am wishing that I had a sofa that nobody ever sat on, that I had a big room just to display all these safe in the knowledge that they would never be assaulted by somebody putting their derriere on them. Maybe I should ask santa for a chaise longue for christmas, it could always go in the shed....

So far I have used a few ''French'' phrases today. Absolutely unintentional but it does remind me that I must tell you about an e-mail I got this morning.....In French, which I had to translate on google. I do know a little French but not enough to wade through an e-mail so I popped it into google translator. Wish I hadn't bothered!! Basically it was informing me that my blog had a ''SLUGGISH'' appearance to it! Ha, bloody cheek! For a small fee they could remedy this...Oh could they now?? And my head is zipped up the back!!!!
Anyway, rude people aside, I am working on my throw as I said last time. Yesterday I joined existing pieces which you have already seen to the main part, embroidered another (tiny) section and today I aim to put together another piece.
An update on the white stuff.....we had some overnight on tuesday, main roads o.k. Not suffering nearly as much as other areas but I am chittered!!!
(chit·ter (c̸hit′…ôr)

intransitive verb
Brit., Dialectal to shiver with cold
and it's coming down again as we speak....
sluggish indeed.........

15 comments:

avomeri said...

:)
What I like best it is the word derriere ...

umelecky said...

Lovely pillows.

Miss 376 said...

Not a word I would use to describe your blog!
We've had a lot of white stuff, so much so that the shop that tells you to shop and they'll drop, didn't drop!
I have a chair in my bedroom that my teddy sits on with all my "special" cushions

fabriquefantastique said...

you can never have too many pillows/cushions IMHO.

Elizabeth said...

Must have been the google-translator since the description doesn't match your place at all.

Know what you mean about all the finished projects laying around. Have the same problem. Oh well for every problem there is a solution.

Have fun today. Hope you don't get so much snow as we did already today, 15 cm!!!!

xoxo e.

Lois Evensen said...

So very pretty. I love checking in to see what you are making. :)

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Karen. Sluggish. Your blog is very lovely with very creative creations that we all love. I think this French person must have his or her head zipped up the back too. VBG Very sad indeed that anyone would leave a message like that. You are not alone with shivering, We got our first snow last night. Soooooooooooo I reckon we are in for a very long winter. Hugs Judy

deanna7trees said...

chittered, huh...i'm learning so many new words.a sluggish blog? that e-mail must have gone to the wrong person. you probably shouldn't have even opened it. i love the flowers with all the french knots.

Gina said...

All those pillows are so sweet and feminine. They all need to be in a little girl's room with oodles and oodles of dolls! Or a big girl's room with the same. (smile)

I think your email was spam. I sometimes get some like that -offering to improve something, or the ones that want to link up with me even though their product has absolutely nothing to do with what I do. You were tricked by having to translate it though.

Angela said...

Hi Karen,
Hope can forgive what must be a slip up by this french person because l love your blog, all the white and a sprinkle of colour. Delicious... ice cream and sprinkles, what is not to like!
Maybe not in this snow of course but a portion that doesn't go on the hips is good enough for me!

sylviesgarden said...

Beautiful, I've said it before but I'll say it again, I do love the pink with the orange.
x

Sara Lechner said...

I love all the pillows. Imagine I thought they were very small, like pincushions. Now everything is clear, it would have been masoquism to work THAT small!! They are really for a seat with a teddy bear on it like a lady said. I am also doing a pillow out of the piece I'm doing now and I thought I'd rather make a thick felt for the back so that if my husband takes it "by mistake" it won't suffer too much. Provided that he thinks about turning it round and I'm not AT ALL sure about that!! :-)

Twiglet said...

Oh so beautiful work on your blog - very inspirational!!

Rachel said...

I can't imagine where they got "sluggish" from.

I'm chittered, too, but then my Geordie friends tell me I'm nesh!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Pillow overload? I don't think so!! I do admit though that a lovely chaise (or fainting couch) would be just the ticket. As for the 'sluggish' business - methinks that comment was spam. I get Oriental ones sometimes and they are definitely spam. Just a thought!