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







Tuesday, July 26, 2011

a single pink cross stitch...



A little diversion...to take my mind off the pain...(hold on tight, I am going to be milking this for days...) Despite my suffering I used pink last night. I made some tiny pink beads...only six of them but they are very cute. A single pink cross amongst white crosses...these are now in the shop....I am also working on more paper, different paper, well slightly different anyway. This one has a cut away (or perforated away) section with embroidered silk behind. It needs more work but I am getting there.
In all seriousness the arm is still sore. I have only had three horse pills so far and I know it will take time. Thanks for all the sympathy and advice and orders on what not to do I appreciate it. Please don't stop...I am loving the attention!!
If you want to read more about me......there is a little interview with me here. It's a gorgeous blog that I have just added to my blogroll and if you really, really don't want to read about me you could still go over there and have a look at all the other gorgeous stuff. You will be happy you did!!

14 comments:

deanna7trees said...

love the addition of pink. there's something about pink and white that gets to me. great article.

Tatkis said...

Lovely - this added rose cross stitch is a great addition!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Joanna said...

I'm sure you'll be fine once the horse tablets kick in (is that sympathy enough? :o)). I like the pink crosses, really works well and the article was good, well done!

fabriquefantastique said...

thats a nice interview Karen, I.m with you on Ecco shoes, somehow they are the right last for me.

Rachel said...

Delightful work, pity about the horse tablets! I remember taking such horrors myself once upon a time, and it made me feel more fragile just looking at them!

Tammie Lee said...

I know your white work could be winter beauty, but for now it looks like summer beauty

Lois Evensen said...

What a wonderful interview! I really like the pink cross stitches, too. :)

stitchinglife.com said...

Nice interview! Pretty beads, too.

Suztats said...

Like that kiss of pink! ;-D

Sheep Rustler said...

They make me think of miniature donuts with a dot of jam peeking out!!! Ugh to horse tablets, but hope they at least work!

Jacky said...

Those little pink cross stitches are just perfect!!!!

Jacky xox

underatopazsky said...

The single pink crosses are cute! Love the inset white silk between the perforated white paper - the change of texture is lovely.

sparkle jars said...

A single pink cross stitch can make such a visual impact...lovely!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Great interview! The little touch of pink is a very powerful understatement - lovely.