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, March 31, 2011

puffs....

Sorry about yesterday, going AWOL and all that...I can get you note from my mum if you insist. I had so much to do to get ready for London. The third hook and eye piece was finished and then I had to get the suitcase down, try and figure out a way to get all three pieces to the other end of the country unscathed and sort out some stuff for whilst I'm away. I was relieved to get everthing finished finally and last night just kind of collapsed, (not in a bad way, In a relieved? satisfied? accomplished? way) onto the sofa without much ambition in the embroidery department.
I know I thought, puffs! So I made a little batch of these with a cheery green gingham insert and also added a little bit to the fragment I showed you earlier in the week. I leave at 1 p.m. tomorrow and am so excited!! I love London, as you probably know and I also get to see my little girl...result!! I intend to browse, yes browse various shops, maybe buy some fabric and trims but mostly just have fun. I will be back on monday but might not re appear here until tuesday. Will you miss me??

23 comments:

avomeri said...

:) Enjoy every second in London!

Lois Evensen said...

Of course, we will miss you. Have a wonderful time and we'll be here when you return to hear all about your trip. :)

jennyflower said...

Missing you already! Have fun my love, I know you will! xx

Miss 376 said...

lovely colour
have a great weekend

lilipopo said...

ooh I love your gingham puffs! Take care down south, I won't be able to miss you as I'm travelling north for the weekend, I'll wave about half way!

Enjoy London
Kate x

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Karen, Your creations are always so pretty to look at. Your drawing and painting are very pretty. I love the splash of color you place in your stitching too. Hugs Judy

Flaming Nora said...

Have fun down here in the capital. I love the puffs really fun. may have to have a go at them, they are making me very happy!

deanna7trees said...

enjoy London. can't wait to see what you purchase. love the puffs.

fabriquefantastique said...

great spring color (not that its spring here) Wish I were having a w/e in London....enjoy yourself.

Joanna said...

Have a great time in London. Love the little puffs, very cute

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Of course we'll miss you!! Have a fantastic time.

Elizabeth said...

Spring puffs, how sweet. Yes you will be missed but we know you have a great time in london which makes it bearable for us.

Ingrid said...

have fun in London, yes we will miss you :-)

Johoanna Boykin said...

What a silly question. Of course we'll miss you. Reading your blog is like being with an old friend.

Your puffs are delightful. Nice and colourful.

Enjoy London.

LindaSchiffer said...

OH, do have a great time! Enjoy your girlie, too. :)

I am going away this coming Monday to see my sister, her four children, three children's spouses and four grandchildren. Happiness!

:) linda

Patchwork Linda said...

Hope you have a lovely time.

Storycloth said...

Yes! Gilly

Sheep Rustler said...

Weird as it seems the first word that came to mind when I saw them 'edible' - they are so ridiculously cute and, well, edible looking!

Have a gorgeous time in London and ENJOY YOURSELF. Hugs Judy

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Thank you for explaining what a toe wrap is! I couldn't figure out why you would want to wrap such a beautiful thing around a toe! Even with a new pedicure! Your spring green puffs are just the thing for a tiny white wicker basket - with a few wisps of grass peeking out. Have a nice time in London - I've been there twice and loved every minute, uh, except the coffee. Tea is much better.

Rachel said...

That's a lovely cheery green in your puffs!

Beth said...

gorgeous little puffs! have fun in london...oh, so jealous! xoxo Beth

Amelia said...

these remind me of the lovely 'buttons' I purchased when I first met you. Always such exquisite stitching. Although I find London manic I love all that it offers. Hope you have a great time and lots of wonderful shopping. There is a great place in Kings Cross that's opened up recently (9 Caledonian Road to be precise) that's well worth a visit: www.drinkshopdo.com - you can buy, make and eat!

Take care,

Amelia.x

Hoola Tallulah said...

OoOh the puffs are so sweet, enjoy London, you must pop into VV Rouleaux (marleybone), it is an awesome place!