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







Friday, March 25, 2011

fragments..

Two silk fragments now finished and going in the shop later today. One is embellished with off white thread and vintage cloth in the cutwork windows, the other with bright white thread and lace in the windows. Both are worked on white silk. That's it then, description given..I'm off..see you soon!!
Only kidding!! I actually don't feel very well today, not like me, I'm a northerner we are tough. I have the most awful headache caused by constant coughing and sneezing, my eyes are running and burning and I am in line for an Olympic medal for mucous production, sorry I know that's gross but It had to be said. I had virtually no sleep last night due to an inability to breathe which as you may know is a fairly basic requirement of life itself. Why am I here then doing this?? Because I can't keep away, I'm needy and I'm a loser. Please don't judge me though, at least it means I like you!
I would still feel like c..p if I sat on my behind all day so I may aswel do this, it keeps boredom at bay and I get very fidgety when I have nothing to do...Then there are my plans for the weekend, mucous or no mucous. I am going to make little muslin bags for my hook and eye pieces..why does that excite me?? I knew I didn't get out enough...
Tomorrow I have a treat for you too, well I say a treat, you may not think so. I have been rooting through my files again and come across some more ''artwork'' from days gone by. I am going to let you see it and then put it in my sketchbook section on here....see, I am always thinking about you even when I'm suffering...selfless that's me.

16 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

I hope you feel much, much better soon!

deanna7trees said...

so sorry you're feeling bad. i went through some of that this winter. lots of tea and honey and breath in the steam.
lovely fragments as usual.

Ingrid said...

hope you feel better soon
those fragments are beautiful!!

Miss 376 said...

You sounds as if you've got what we had, hope you feel better soon. Lovely fragments

jo said...

Magnifique !
Tout en finesse!

lilipopo said...

I do love your fragments they remind me of museums and scraps of old cloth (in a good way, not in a car washing rag way). You're not sounding so tough, I'm a northerner too, I think we're tough until we're ill! Get better soon

Kate x

Elizabeth said...

Well being all snotted up, that's what we call it, isn't easy and it does take its toll.
Let's hope it will disappear very quickly. In the meantime you gave us some beautiful pieces to look at and filled our curiosity of what you have in store for us tomorrow.

Have a lovely weekend despite ... and I'll see you tomorrow.

stitchinglife2 said...

Hope you're feeling better soon.

Carol Q said...

they look like beautiful barnacles! hope you feel better soon! eeeeuw! lol

Gina said...

I do hope you feel better soon..the coughing crud is not fun. But don't apologize for stitching! Some of us (cough, cough) create "sick days" when we need a stitching day. I actually call it my "mental health" day and it certainly is important in maintaining my mental balance sometimes.

Patchwork Linda said...

Get well soon, I'm so glad that you feel able to share your mucous with us via your blog just hope my computer doesn't get a virus!

Suztats said...

oh, poor you!
Hope your mucous production dries up, and you feel much better, soon. Love the stitchy bits!

connie said...

Take Care of yourself Karen. Have fun stitching but get some rest...

DIAN said...

these fragments are so beautiful.
I too have those symptoms and cannot sit still for long so understand your need to keep on going and communicating. It is always refreshing to read your blog.

Rachel said...

Sounds dreadful - I have a cough and a headache, so I sympathise!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

awwww - I'm very sorry you have the scourge. Lots of tea & honey and TLC are in order (with some fabric/thread therapy too). Take care of you!!