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







Monday, February 21, 2011

tiny...

Embroidery......it may become a thing of the past!! I am considering moving over into confectionary, what with all the lollipop comments and as for frogs....well, least said about that the better.....also apparently, according to some on facebook, I am a songwriter on the quiet, do my talents have no end!! I HAVE to mention too that if you are waiting for a little book please bear with me...If you requested one from last friday onward it should be in the mail by wednesday. I honestly had no idea how they would take off and I am happy about that but ink?? I'm keeping epson in business...so I need to print, cut pages, stitch spines, all alongside lollipop making and songwriting.
Todays offerings are more little pieces for sketchbooks, sew, print, suck a lollipop all at once. It's hectic here!! I won't be here tomorrow. I am going off in a huff because people keep comparing my work to frogs......no, really I am going ''up north'', relative visiting. Will you miss me?

19 comments:

Joanna said...

Whoops did I start something? Have a hoppy time Karen :)

avomeri said...

Have a great trip, Karen! enjoy it and come back soon. I'll miss you for sure :)

Gina said...

Don't forget "comedienne" amongst your talents. Enjoy your visit.

Miss 376 said...

I thought they looked like balloons on strings, but I didn't dare, lol.
Tiny is exquisite

Rachel said...

Have a great time "up north". I'm glad to hear that the little books have taken off!

deanna7trees said...

the little white stitches on the hexagons are what got to me today. you know you'll be missed.

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, yes, I will miss you, but have a wonderful visit! :))

Hugs,
Lois

Carol said...

yes!!!!! we'l miss you even if you are huffing!!!! Lollipops are lovely frogs ???? can't see that!

Joei Rhode Island said...

You *are* the confectionary mistress of embroidery! I thought you knew that. Don't go...I'm addicted! I need my sweeties every day.

connie said...

Of Course we will miss you! Have a great day!

sylviesgarden said...

I hope you have a great trip up North.
x

fabriquefantastique said...

if you do as well with the sweeties as you do with the embroidery you will be in good shape.

stitchinglife2 said...

Well, they do look good enough to eat...
Yes, missing you already too :-)
Have a good trip.

jill said...

These look great, I need some new words to describe your work, think I will start reading the dictionary

Ingrid said...

have fun on your trip,miss you already:-)

vintagerockchick said...

A woman with a veritable myriad of talents.
(I feel like I'm back, by the way)x

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Of course we will miss you! Just don't forsake songwriting for embroidery while you're away - that would be horrible.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Mmmm, I am loving your white and pastel phase. Very tasty, and very musical!

OregonPatchWorks said...

Well...thats great piece of an art...i really like the creativity....Great stuff and the color combination you have.....