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, July 20, 2011

an edge....




Apart from playing about with technical stuff that I really should keep away from...(when will I learn that sewing is what I do...not technical stuff)...I have satisfied my need for hexagons and patchwork. I have created an edge on my next piece of paperwork. If you like white then you would like my table and if you had any idea how dark it is here...cloud and rain wise...then you would be ever so proud of me getting these pictures. Not as bright as I would like but not bad considering.
Some of you will know that I had a bit of a nightmare yesterday...changing the image in my header. Thanks to all of you who advised, suggested, and empathised. Everything has been taken on board and I agree with a lot of it. However...banner size...I tried, it seems blogger doesn't want me to have a banner. No matter how much I resize it stays as it is. Change the template to fix that? Well I tried and everything else went crazy, messed up sidebar left and right, overlapped images...possible breakdown....a lot of time has been spent trying to adjust it and basically I can't do it....call me thick, call me a twit...both true but hey...I still like it and at least it's not gobbledegook....


14 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Ooh, lovely edge

Gina said...

I think that if you are happy with the way things look Karen, then that is what is important. These white on white images are lovely.

stitchinglife2 said...

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. It still looks fine to me. And as for that glorious edge - just fabulous.

Joanna said...

Sympathies! I hate changing anything on my blog. I have even left myself instructions on what to do on the blog should I ever want to change the template again

fabriquefantastique said...

the thought of changing anything on my blog fills me with dread

Dolores said...

Well, it surprised the heck out of me when my blog roll had your name and not contemporary embroidery. I thought you got a new blog or changed everything - but you didn't. It's still the same beautiful, inspirational site. Thanks.

Rachel said...

Well, I love the curving patchworky edge!

Gina said...

I love the header! I have a lot of trouble with headers too. I have to scan a long image and then crop and resize to fit the pixels. Then to get the wording where I want it so it will show up...not so easy. I'd rather be doing my craft. Excellent combination of techniques and stitches, btw!

Lois Evensen said...

Wonderful edge. And, you did fine with little light to take your pictures. I always wait until morning to take pictures of my items, too, because that's when I have light through the dining room french doors. While on board the ship, it is pretty funny - I have to wait until we are positioned with the sun on the correct side of the ship before I can take pictures of my work in natural light.

Do you edit your header with an outside editor or are you changing it within Blogger? If you use an outside editor to get the size you want, size should work when you upload to Blogger. Maybe you are already doing this....

Big hugs,
Lois

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

The curved border is beautiful~ I can't wait to see it all stitched down! As for your banner... it's lovely also! I think it gives your blog a more professional look.

xx ;-) Debi

Carol Q said...

ooh, the hexagons are back and beautifully enbroidered on a curved edge. I think the banner works, it's different and I like the way it's over to one side.

deanna7trees said...

love the edges with the protrusions. finally took out my hexagon templates yesterday. i always love your hexagons so i need to play with them a bit.

MarieE said...

The new header is great!! and no more gobbledygook! And who says a blog has to have a standard banner size?

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm in complete agreement with everyone else - there's not a thing wrong with your header. At least you know how to add your own picture to your header - that's waaay beyond my capabilities. Well, maybe I'm CAPABLE, but I have a huge 'chicken' streak down my back!