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, May 12, 2011

speechless......



I have known this was coming for what seems like years, my postman has known it's been coming for what seems like years, you have known it's been coming for what seems like years....so why am I almost speechless? as excited as a two year old at christmas? Well who cares.....I don't think I have EVER been this excited! I shall be sleeping with this under my pillow, I've already read it about ten times....and incase you missed it, this is Uppercase, Issue 9 and that is me, double page spread, proper interview and everything! Autographs available by request!! 
Unfortunately my scanner doesn't work....boo I hear you cry, I know. I am hoping that if you click the images they will enlarge enough for you to read it. If not, I will borrow my mums scanner next week and get it all uploaded then...for now you will have to take it from me that it is marvellous....but doesn't make mention of my modesty!



In other news....embroidery news.....oh who cares about embroidery today? Well number three is finished and damp stretched. I ordered silk bias binding yesterday for the edges of all my pieces and as soon as that comes it will be painstakingly added to the three finished pieces. Number four, the white piece with the cutwork and applique is still ''in progress''. I have had an idea that I hope will make it less boring to me and intend to make progress with that later today. For now though, I am off to read my magazine again!

31 comments:

Sarah said...

Well done. As an owner of one of you beautiful pieces I am delighted to see you get the recognition your work deserves! I think you need a drink to celebrate!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Congratulations! I love your work and would like to read the magazine. Can you tell me what magazine it is in? Thanks.

Dolores said...

A huge congratulations and well deserved.

arlee said...

Well, whadda ya know! i can actually get a copy of this--UPPERCASE is in Calgary with a downtown studio CONGRATS!!!!

Gina said...

Wonderful! I'm so happy for you! What a sweet moment for you and your family.

fabriquefantastique said...

Oooh, yes please borrow the scanner, other wise you will just have ti re type the text. Good for you!

My Sweet Prairie said...

woohoo!! Yay for you!!

: )

~Monika
in Saskatoon

Victoria said...

Congratulations Karen, on this much deserved feature! Every now and then I can find this wonderful periodical at my bookstore. Will keep my fingers crossed that this issue will be there!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

ooooh Karen - I'm so excited and proud of you!!!! I can only begin to imagine how you feel! You go, girl...this is only the beginning.

Miss 376 said...

I am so pleased you've recieved it and it's all you wanted it to be, congratulations

Suztats said...

Fantastic, Karen! I'm glad it finally arrived! Enjoy!

Jacky said...

Congratulations Karen, the double spread looks great, I would love to read it! Awesome.....

Jacky xox(holidaying in Thailand. home on the weekend though...drat! So warm here).

Gina said...

Congratulations Karen. Your work is beautiful... you deserve the fame!

Rachel said...

Yee-ha! Looks great, Karen - congratulations!

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

Ahhh, finally the accolades you so richly deserve! Who needs modesty at a time like THIS!?

;-) Debi

Jan said...

Very well done and truly well deserved, I love it ,Hmm fame at last ....Cheers....whoops bubbles going up my nose !!!....love Jan xx

**EYE-SNACKS** said...

Congratulations ,Karen!
I'm so happy for you..you're working with such a passion so..you've earned it ;)

Madame Samm said...

I applaud you..you may take your bow....congrats sweetie

mary k said...

Congratulations Karen! This is a well deserved honor. Love your work.

Elizabeth said...

Finally your mailman came by with your extra special delivery. Congratulations with another step in your drop gorgeous journey.

Enjoy your evening.

lilipopo said...

so cool! well done, it looks fab. See stalking does work;o)

Kate x

stitchinglife2 said...

Congratulations!
Well worth waiting for ;-)

stitchinglife2 said...

At least the post came back, even if the comments lost their way... Congratulations again x

Heather Woollove said...

Absolutely thrilling, Karen!!
Congratulations on this wonderful event!!

Carrie said...

Brilliant! Well done, it looks fantastic. You can leave your poor postie alone now.

Amy said...

Congratulations!!! You should be as excited as a two year old at Christmas. Enjoy every minute. Your work is beautiful.

helena frontini said...

GORGEOUS work, tha's the leats I can say !!!

sylviesgarden said...

Well done!!!!! It looks fabulous!!!!
I can't think of a more deserving person.
Hope you are well, sorry for the lack of comments.
Much love and huge Congrats.
x

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

I'm so happy for you!!!!! You deserve all of the accolades that you get. Your work is always so beautiful and full of detail. I'm doing a happy dance with you my friend!!

;-) Debi

Rachel said...

It looks great, Karen - well done!

liniecat said...

What well deserved recognition lass! You have every right to be immodest lol good on you.