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, August 4, 2011

trauma.....

I'm back !!! Did you miss me??? Well I missed you....felt like I'd lost a limb...much more traumatic than my poorly arm. I am more relieved that I have my internet connection  back than I am at the complete healing of my arm. Sad I know, sign of the times I think...I've been busy though, no slacking going on at all honest. And please don't mention the c word on here Joanna or Janice...it remains a secret!! That's a little thing that has been going on on facebook for those of you who are wondering...it's really not that exciting but I can't mention it on here just yet.....in fact it's so boring you will be falling asleep, trust me.




But!!! I have been working hard...look at all the white, all the paperwork....the strips of fabric are damp stretched and added to paper...not finished yet but I should have two more very soon. And!! I made a curtain!! A little runner for my tiny kitchen window...I love it!! Before you ask though, no I didn't join all those white patches together, I bought it like that...I'm not quite that quick yet. The printed fabric is MAIRO, an extravagant purchase from Sweden...

So, I have returned....returned to a massively crammed inbox...please be patient., it may take me a while..........

24 comments:

avomeri said...

The window looks great!
I couldn't understand what happened to your arm... are you well??? Take care!xx

Montreat Designs said...

Adorable window treatment, and love the new work!

letrecivette said...

Welcome back!
Monica

Carla said...

Wow I do like what you have done in your window

Looks Fab

Have a great day

x

Elizabeth said...

Finally you are back. I was already thinking about sending someone to fix your connection to our universe, haha.

But now you have a healed arm, a beautiful curtain for your kitchen window and the most amazing new creations.

The inbox will be just fine in a few days.

Have fun and enjoy your new connection.

Miss 376 said...

Oh, that's so pretty. So you, too.

Dolores said...

Love those whites and that kitchen curtain is adorable. I do hope your arm is getting better.

deanna7trees said...

a most beautiful kitchen curtain. and i just love the combo of the paper and cloth especially the cloth shaped like a tree.

lilipopo said...

You see! you should be without internet more often, just look at what you get done! I think you can make me some curtains this time, I love that fabric!!

Kate x
(glad your arm's better too)

connie said...

Oh, my your paper-fabric pieces are spectacular. I love them. You have been so busy. I love the Swedish fabric. I purchased some fabric in Stockholm and was shocked at the price. I will post it soon. I hope to make a table cloth with mine. I have been working at work too much since I have come back to my blog is in a sad state. Take Care Karen!

Suztats said...

Adore your window fabric!
Karen, I received my lovely little 'paper piece' in yesterday's mail! It arrived so quickly, and it's gorgeous! Thank you so very much! I love it!
So glad your arm is better.
Hugs from Suz

Beacee said...

Welcome back! What a feast of white for our eyes! Glad the arm's healed. x

Tammie Lee said...

oh your art/stitching is a wonder to see. heal dear lady, heal and welcome home.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

I do solemnly swear not to use the C Word on your blog, Karen. Your work is beautiful as ever and the kitchen curtain makes all the Internet downtime worthwhile...! :)

Joanna said...

Won't mention a word Karen, your secret is safe with me :o)

Glad your arm is better

Rachel said...

Good to know that all is well - now, at least! After our own internet woes earlier in the week, you have my sympathy!

Gina said...

Love the window treatment!

helena frontini said...

Take care with your arm.
You've done a wonderful curtain.
Kisses, kisses.

Lois Evensen said...

I just love that window. The curtain is happy. :)

stitchinglife.com said...

I'm afraid I need to move in to your house so I can look at that curtain every day. Glad to have you back all better :-)

Iceni UK said...

Hi Karen, it's good to hear your arm is better. The curtain is wonderful.
Hugs x

underatopazsky said...

I love the embroidered fabric inserts. It makes me think Tudor ladies' sleeves, all those layers of embellishment and ruffling.

And the window curtain is seriously cute!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm very happy to hear that your arm is on the mend and that you avoided the dreading scraping. Obviously the horse pills worked their magic. If I didn't dislike facebook I would have to appease my curiosity by joining just so I could find out what the big secret is!!

Mary said...

Love the curtain!