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, August 27, 2011

especially for you.....




As If I could neglect you.....I promised I wouldn't and I won't. Remember the last thing I made for you? The 'paperwork' with pink? Bet you thought I'd forgotten.....well I hadn't. I drew the winner this morning and it's Jackie!!  For some reason....as if life wasn't complicated enough....Blogger won't let me post the link in the usual way so Jackie has a wonderful blog, Dog Daisy Chains (link in my sidebar)...check it out!! Woo, Jackie...I live so close to Jackie that I probably don't even need to post the paperwork, could deliver it by hand!! And it wasn't fixed.....never the less, too busy for visiting....postal details please lovely Jackie.
This week I have made you some beads....five pretty silk beads with lovely, delicate lace peeping through cutwork holes. I am going to leave the tails on these, it makes it easier for you to attach them to your work..as always, lack of imagination and innovation continuing...leave a comment...thank you!!
In other news, the class is filling up fast and there are literally only a couple of places left...best hurry up. Can't link to that either....oh blogger you drive me mad!!! There are however plenty of links on here so scroll down to the last post or click on the picture top left....It's closing tomorrow...

18 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations Jackie, you are the lucky girl today.

Blogger problems: Arggh.
Note for blogger: We don't need problems, we need solutions.

Your silky beads are just perfect. Hmm, wish I could make them. Oh well someday. Can't have another project at the time.

Have the perfect start as a teacher tomorrow Karen. Have fun and just lead the way to some very beautiful pieces which will be made in class.

Jackie said...

I love it. Yes its time we met again.
Thank you so much, I can't wait to get it.

Lois Evensen said...

Congratulations to Jackie!

And, I can attest to the beauty of those beads because I was a winner of those last time. I have received them and will probably design a formal white evening bag in crochet to display the beads.

Big hugs,
Lois

connie said...

Jackie is very lucky, it is a beautiful piece of paper! I hope bloggers performance improves! Frustrating.
Good Luck on your class. Someday I would love to take it..Enjoy!

Jane said...

Congratulations to Jackie! I would love to win a couple of buttons! Jane

Rachel said...

Delightful, Karen, they are lovely!

arlee said...

covet covet covet :)

deanna7trees said...

congrats Jackie. these are stunning. 2 more days. i'm ready.

Jeannie said...

Congratulations Jackie!!! As Arlee said, covet, covet, covet! I do hope you will be offering your course again. I have too many irons in the fire to participate right now, but I would love to learn from you. Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

Mackin-Art said...

So, so beautiful!

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

Congratulations Jackie!!! Hope life isn't too hectic for you right now getting ready for your upcoming class! I've been thinking about you! Those silk beads are to DIE for! I'm sending positive vibes out all around me hoping to win those!!!

xx Debi ;-)

Doreen G said...

Congrats Jackie and the beads are gorgeous Karen.

Jane S. said...

I'd love to have some of those pretty puffs for myself, thank you so much for having them in a giveaway.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Yay for Jackie! I'm a very very lucky gal because I happen to own pieces of work from both of you - definitely treasures both.

Suztats said...

Congrats Jackie, you lucky duck! I have one of Karen's paper treasures, too. Enjoy.
Love the silk buttons! Gee, they'd look ever so smashing on the white piece I'm making for my DD!

MosaicMagpie said...

Congratulations Jackie! I bet you don't mind that the link to your blog didn't work, when you win something lovely like this!
Karen,
The silk buttons are beautiful, I am so happy I have found your blog!
Deb

stitchinglife.com said...

Move to wordpress :-) Just wanted to wish you luck for your first day. Enjoy!

JP said...

lucky Jackie - i just can't believe how much work you are getting through at the moment - Billy Whizz isn't in it!!!!!