Thursday, 31 August 2017

Pause


I like to gather materials together, adding and taking away before I start a little project.  This beautiful vintage box was given to me by my friend Anke from Belgium at the last workshop I taught before I had my little boy, back in March last year. I knew I would make special use of it but was just biding my time... then recently I had an email from a lady called Sylvia.  She was lovely about my work and the words I use and shared with me her favourite word, Pause. She said she could imagine me using it in a piece, so I did. Thank you Anke and Sylvia


I've used some threadbare vintage quilt which is cream floral on one side and red floral on the other. You can't see from this picture but the sides of the box are a deep red.  You can see I have cut out the tiny leaf and flower shapes from the piece of net lace from the top picture and appliqued them onto the quilt...


I think it's an idea for us all to take a moment from time to time, pause, notice, take a breath.  It's good advice for all of us Mothers out there, or for anyone who spends a lot of time caring for others, take a moment to come back to yourself.....



11 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Great word. Gorgeous piece of work too

Julie xxxxx

Claire said...

oh so beautiful!!

bayou said...

As I said before Christine, it is my utter pleasure and I am chuffed to bits that this wee box has been used so perfectly and will be now further cherished. It is a good reminder to pause from time to time, especially when one is so busy caring for a little one or a partner or any creature, anything close to our heart.
So pleased that you are able now to focus a bit on yourself, even if it is only for a small moment. Lots of love, Anke

Lady Locust said...

A beautiful word indeed, and accompanied by such superb craftsmanship. Nicely done!

Mo Crow said...

so beautiful, gentle work indeed!

Evergreen Mo said...

Lovely work. You are so right Pause is a great word for the times we live in. Your pieces are so gentle.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Precious...Pause is a great word in a beautiful setting.

susan hemann said...

great word! I have to remind myself to stop for a minute from time to time so I don't miss the present moment.

Lynn Holland said...

Truly thought provoking and a lovely creation
Lynn x

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty!

Emma Wigginton said...

perfect in every sense! beautiful word, and a beautiful creation x