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







Saturday, March 19, 2011

stripey loops....

Feelings of inadequacy abound today....first of all I'm late...should have done this hours ago...the reason for my lateness, the supermarket and a little extra time in bed this morning. Can't apologise for either really, I needed the sleep and the family need the food...second, not got much to show you....
I made stripey rouleasu loops yesterday with the red fabric and they now form the first embellishments of section four. I couldn't be bothered last night, no reason I could think of I just couldn't be bothered. It sounds awful doesn't it and It makes me feel a little ''off course'' but it happens in any situation and now it's my turn I will just have to get over it. Don't get the wrong idea, I'm not down or anything, I feel on top of the world actually. Maybe it's just the constant toe wrap thing or the hook and eye pieces still hanging around, maybe I need a diversion.
The hook and eye pieces are almost there and I am at the stage where I will be happy when they are finished. I need to make linings for them and the reason for my procrastination now is that I don't feel I can take over the house with my cutting out, pinning and machining this weekend as everyone is home and I want some family time. So next week it is, they will hopefully be finished and packed up ready to be taken to the ''potential'' client.
So....diversion? I am trying to wring out the recesses of my brain and think of something else to do, something else to make just to add other thoughts to my days rather than throws and hardware.....can you hear the cogs turning?

15 comments:

connie said...

I do, I do, those wheels are clicking along!! I hope you can relax and enjoy your family. Those times just don't come often enough! I think you should feel good about what you have completed! Have a great weekend Karen!

deanna7trees said...

you're looking for diversions and i have too many. i don't focus on any one thing for very long. i'm known to work on 4 or 5 different projects in one day. and night projects tend to be different than day projects. i'm sure you'll come up with something wonderful.

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, I so know what is like. You have so many ideas, then suddenly you are looking around for what is next. Usually, new ideas abound within minutes. Try washing some dishes and you'll surely think of several hundred other more creative things you can make! ;)

Suztats said...

Have a Happy Family Time Weekend!!

Tammie said...

those loops are like eye candy

each and every day is different
each moment for that matter

Elizabeth said...

Your loops look stunning on the piece. Just relax a bit and that your brain will come around again.

have a great weekend.

Miss 376 said...

You have so little "down" time, enjoy it when it happens. Don't feel guilty, enjoy the moment and recharge the batteries.

These make a lovely edging agains the red

fabriquefantastique said...

I often feel that 'the answer' comes to me at the most unlikely times...I find it helps to have a little notebook handy
very fresh and perky!

Jan said...

Yes the cogs are turning quite audably(sp) lol ,are you going to sew them onto the toe wrap ..have a nice time with the family ....love Jan xx

Gina said...

Ha! You've been going lickety-split! Such single-minded focus too. A little family time and change of pace is good.

Patchwork Linda said...

Put your mood down to the Super Moon. I have no idea what it is but they mentioned it on the weather today. Loving the stripes.

stitchinglife2 said...

Loving those stripey loops - they look as if they ought to be edible. Reminds me of something out of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Toot sweets and all that. One of these days I might come here and actually say something sensible.

Jacky said...

The toe wrap pieces below are gorgeous...it is coming along beautifully.
I love the striped loops, very quirky and fun.
Keep those cogs turning...we love to see what you come up with!

Jacky xox

Johoanna Boykin said...

Sometimes all that is needed is a couple of days off from a project. Do something different. You will come back feeling refreshed.

The red stripey loops are wonderful. Just perfect for your project.

Rachel said...

Sounds like you really do need a diversion - hope the Family Weekend does the trick!