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, February 23, 2011

toe wrap two...

Well howdy doody!! I'm back from my travels, safe and sound with a big box of chocolates and a home made cake! worth the trip for the goodies don't you think? Consequently there has been very little activity with a needle going on, none at all infact. So.. deprived of new stitching to show you I formulated a cunning plan.....pin together toe wrap two and show the possibilities of how this is going to look when it's finished. What do you think? I know that technically this is cheating, getting you here under false pretences but I can be quite devious when I put my mind to it. Mind you, the fact that I illustrate said deviousness for you so openly in black and white kind of means I'm not really that good at it.
There may have been a lack of needle activity but there has been a positively humungous amount of this going on. Printing, cutting, wrapping, posting...I can now announce that NOBODY will be waiting for a book much longer! Thay have now ALL been given to the nice postman and are winging their way as we speak...phew!
Tonight I hope there will be a lot of embroidery going on in my little corner. Tommorow you will not be cheated having to look at old stuff. For the rest of today I have to write, plan, sort out pictures. Remember I said I had a guest post coming up? Well it it's due a week on saturday, over here, a great platform for me so I don't want to mess it up. Therefore I am planning, yes planning like I have never planned before.
and...I am so excited....there is something very exciting happening soon. Can't really say too much more but can't keep my mouth shut either.....  when I heard I had to go and lie down in a darkened room.

9 comments:

Joanna said...

Not the only one cheating on photos, did you notice I used some old photos :o). Glad you had a good trip and if you ever feel the need to pass on any goodies then do feel free. I do like that toe wrap, definitely looking summery.

Lois Evensen said...

You are so funny and so much fun! I enjoy seeing what you're doing and doing again. ;) I'll be back for the special post coming!

Hugs,
Lois

connie said...

You sound so excited. I am very happy for all these exciting things happening. I will be back to see what the preparations are all about. Have a great day Karen!

Elizabeth said...

Love to look at you toewrap pictures so you are doing me a favour.

Enjoy the chocolates and your needle tonight, preferable not at the same time and I'll be back tomorrow at your place.

Rachel said...

Good to know you've got ahead of the printing and cutting and can get back to the embroidery!

avomeri said...

You definitely know how to keep your readers :)
I'm so curious and happy hearing you are excited with whatever is happening...

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Box of chocolates and home made cake = Result! Looking forward to hearing your exciting news. Hope it's something wonderful and amzing for you!

Miss 376 said...

Love the different feel to this toe wrap
Looking forward to when you can spill the beans

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oooh - lying down in a dark room must mean the news must be stupendous - can't wait to hear what it is!!