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







Thursday, February 17, 2011

little things for little books...

Teeny, tiny embroideries for the next batch of sketchbooks....if they ever happen. I need thirty pieces, so far I have six. Still it's three more than the other day. Here they are laying on another finished section of toe wrap two.
I made these last night, don't know how. I was so exhausted last night it was all kind of a fog. I even went to bed early, well early for me. I don't like going to bed early...I might miss something..and to prove my point, last time I went to bed early there was an earthquake! Yes, an earthquake. I did feel it in bed but how much better would it have been to experience that standing upright???
Anyway due to the lack of earthquakes, this is the little part of toe wrap two that was finished before I took to my bed. Simple running stitch. Sometimes that's all you need, less is more and all that.
Thanks to all of you who contributed to the 
''is this blog of drivel too slow to load'' debate.
 It seems for most of you the answer is no, good. For those who were having problems the removal of the lower toolbar seems to have helped. Can't believe I made a technological decision that actually worked!! Just call me Einstein.

p.s. sorry!! should have said, the little pieces are 1.5 inches square.

12 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, your little tiny embroidery at the top of your post is just marvelous! I am in awe of your talent!

Hugs,
Lois

stitchinglife2 said...

The simple running stitch is so effective. What sort of size are the teeny tiny pieces? Difficult to get an idea of scale here.

Miss 376 said...

I love the little heart embroidery

Victoria said...

Utterly charming. I have always been enamored by little things, especially small books, (how wonderfully wise Beatrix Potter was to insist her books be little in order to fit little hands). I adore what you are doing!

Elizabeth said...

From one Einstein to the other: You are an Einstein with your needle!!!!

Love you tiny pieces, look forward to see the new books.

connie said...

I am glad to hear you are doing a few more of your little books. I think they are spectacular. There is something about things done on a small scale that is so appealing.

You gave me a giggle when you talked about the earthquake. I have never experienced one and have wondered what it would be like but Then again maybe not...

Rachel said...

You had an earthquake? And you missed it? Just as well, it might have made you stitch squiffy!

Jan said...

Oh darling little itty bitty embroideries ,,bless ...love em ....love Jan xx

**EYE-SNACKS** said...

Love it when you "play"with you're white-embroidery against this sort of fabric.
If you know what i mean..

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Einstein, plus prime minister, plus the cause of earthquakes? My goodness!! Little books of little things, especially when filled with bits of your embroideries, can't help but be special.

PepperPi Pals said...

Beautiful work! Nice to know another night owl too :)
(that earthquake woke me up...but not my dog!)

Clair W
x

Tammie said...

wow, those little pieces are little!
lovely all~