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







Monday, July 2, 2012

rummage....



Do you want to pop round, have a rummage on my table and more importantly tidy up!! It's such a mess, not even an orderly mess because I still can't find anything. The cake by the way....my hubby's birthday and yes, I know if I was any kind of wife I would have made one but come on...you know me and cookers........hardly ever acquainted. Everyone loved it apart from me, bit too sickly, maybe there's a lesson in there somewhere.
You will notice that I took a beautiful, clear shot of my bank card for you...then I realised and blanked the important bits out. Sorry about that and to be fair if you can find anything in my bank account you deserve to keep it!
So embroidery, a picture of a mess....well it takes one to achieve the other. At least it does for me.

11 comments:

Rachel said...

You have a lovely space in which to work and a gorgeous warm light across it. Wish I were there...

Sara Crittenden Coppedge said...

In spite of all the fascinating bits on your table that I would love to rummage through, I zeroed right in on the CAKE!

Miss 376 said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one that ends up with chaos on my table

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Ah - chaos! Now I feel right at home! :)

Husband and I went to Thornton's for a cup of hot chocolate a few weeks ago. What this turns out to comprise is: a mug of hot chocolate, chocolate sprinkles, chocolates on the side, and we could have had whipped cream on it too but chose not to. So 'sickly' - yes, I can understand.

Now what I zeroed in on was the beautiful vase of peonies...

Hope your weather has improved. Rain here too.

deanna7trees said...

a familiar scene in my house. and a book that looks like one i just recently gave away. it's hard to be creative and always have neat surroundings. you're in good company.

Suztats said...

Mess? where?

debbie eaves said...

everytime I clean up before I start a project, I can never find anything because I can't find where I cleaned it up to. In the midst of chaos I seem to be organized. Comes from living with small spaces and doing several projects at a time. I've learned how to be happy there. My husband sometimes has to say, "I at least want a place to sit".

barbara l. hale said...

Lol. Until I read your blurb, I was thinking your desk looked pretty organized. I guess that says something about mine.

Elizabethanne said...

I have a saying in my home Karen.
My house is not messy, I just have everything out on display like a museum.
Hugs Elizabeth xxx

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I would love to come and have a rummage - there looks to be so many treasures to fondle and I know I'd love it. Better yet would be having a cuppa' with you!

Coach Tina said...

It does not look like a mess to me, it looks like you are being creative!