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, February 14, 2012

puffs......for you....yes you..

Just a quick visit today....my little girl is taking me out to Lunch.
It's that time again...you know, that time when I have a give away and take a lifetime to actually get it done and sent. Tammie, your buttons are on their way, in the capable hands of Royal Mail. The winner of the last give away....it's OK I wont be surprised if you forgot it was that long ago...is Sandi, from Impatient Cajun...postal stuff please Sandi.
So a comment is all I need....you don't even have to say anything either if you really don't want to, just leave your name....

29 comments:

Miss 376 said...

I've been admiring some of the puffs made by your latest students, delightful.
Enjoy your lunch

Magdalena said...

I love these beautiful puffs.
Magdalena

Emmy said...

have a nice lunch
Emmy

Helga said...

Your puffs are beautiful.
LG,
Helga

Tatkis said...

Those puffs are adorable!
Have a nice Valentine's day!

Hugs,
Tatyana

saraz said...

me me me please

Coach Tina said...

I love your puffs-these are especially beautiful with the sweet pink embroidery-just in time for Valentine's Day today too!

Enjoy your lunch!

deanna7trees said...

no lunch for me but lace class which i love. enjoy your day. leave me out of give away. i already have been lucky enough to win some buttons.

Sandi said...

I hope you have a wonderful lunch. I have sent an email to you with my mailing address. Thanks again for the gift.

anais-olivia said...

your work is beautiful Karen

Kelliejo said...

Absolutely love them!

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

happy day to you...

Carrie said...

Would love to actually hold these they are so beatiful

Rosa said...

I could eat those puffs for lunch
:-)

Rita A. said...

These puffs just seem so whimsical. I'd love to see them in person.
Rita

inlovewiththreads said...

Karen, your work is lovely. I love how much you get out of white-on-white. Happy Valentine's Day!

Heather M.

Wendy said...

I have been admiring your puffs for a while now....would love to see them in person...thank you for the chance to win some....

Rachel said...

Enjoy your lunch!

Lynda said...

Hi Karen,
love the puffs! They look almost good enough to eat.
Lynda

MosaicMagpie said...

Beautiful puffs! I must tell you that I can not look at a small hole in cloth the same way ever again. Today I was walking the track at the gym. The man in front of me had a tiny hole in his jeans. I kept looking at it imagining an eyelet!
Deb

jan b. said...

a free lunch with your daughter .... sounds like a delightful valentine.

Beacee said...

Hope you both enjoyed lunch!

Jeannie said...

Congratulations Sandi! Enjoy your day out with your girl! xo

Doreen G said...

Beautiful pffs Karen I haven't started mine yet ;((

liniecat said...

Hope you had a yummy lunch Karen. I havent had anything for Valentines day from any bloke, for so many years, I tend to forget how important it was to receive ......and give, something....lol

KJE said...

I love the puffs. So perfect!

Jade Liz said...

Everything is so beautiful, so lovely, delicate. I'm sending love to you.. and peace!

Gill said...

Beautiful puffs!
I hope you enjoyed your lunch!

Suztats said...

Perfect little puffs! I think they want to come to my house. ;-D