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







Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hi

Sorry about earlier.....I woke up feeling like that, you know what I mean.  I have woken as the day has gone on. Funny that, the day doing what the night is for....I have put it down to experience and am feeling massively more sociable. I hope you didn't miss the earlier pictures...if you did it's just a tiny scroll down and there they are. Three of them with no chat from me. That may be the best way to see them...then you can make your own mind up.
This work, this white....well you could make this too if you join us here.....
Now a question....I am on the new blogger interface or whatever you call it. I have now lost my reading list!!! Does anyone know how I can get it back? Where I can find it? Why do they insist on messing with these things?

10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous pictures. I stick with the old one, so I can't help you out.

Enjoy your sunday.

helena frontini said...

Hi, Karen. I have no idea. A friend of mine had the same problem. I'm on blogspot too, but nobody tell me to change interface, I'm waiting hoping not to have the same problem. If it will happend, I'll hope my friends visite me to have their contacts again.
Kisses, have a nice week.

Katie said...

Love this sample!

I haven't switched my blogger over, though the message at the top everything I go to the main page tells me I should. I really hate change on websites and won't be voluntarily switching it. Sorry, no help on the reading list, though that makes me even more uneasy about the switch!

Karen Ruane said...

I never learn do I....I should have left it alone. Does anyone know how I can get back to the old one????

deanna7trees said...

i loved your little sample earlier with all those pops of color. and i keep forgetting when making windows that i can make partial windows. i will now remember. they are lovely. your reading list might just show up again. blogger is playing around, i think. i can no longer put my flickr photos on the side. will have to try again. i do like that blogger added back the capability to receive follow up comments on posts through e-mail. they had taken that away for awhile.

Rachel said...

I'm sorry I can't help with Blogger, but I love your textures!

Sue said...

Is it not still there, a long scroll down on the right? Or is it a different list?

Karen Ruane said...

Hi Sue, it's my google reader list that's usually on my admin page, my dashboard....

Yvonne Moxon said...

Hi Karen im using the new one and its located in dashboard under the my blogs bit on the right 'reading list'

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh no - yet another debacle with Blog-grrrrr. Why can't they leave well enough alone. If they're so anxious to create something 'better' why don't they go and do that with a whole other site and leave us alone in our own little world where it's safe. As an aside, awhile ago I went to the work of actually writing (yes, with a pen and paper, archaic as it might be) all the addresses of the blogs and sites I follow. That way, should something happen, at least I have a backup.