Sunday, December 28, 2008

Countdown to New Years...

Just a sneak peek at a fabric piece I have been working on recently.

This year I have been inspired by some wonderful fabric art blogs. Most notable those of Jude Hill (Spirit Cloth) and Karen Ruane (Contemporary Embroidery).

On Jude's blog she has a section what if which always inspires me, but I always procrastinate and put off doing anything....

Jude will be pleased to know that my what if is ...what if I actually just begin???? And so that is how this piece I am making for a friend started. I love Jude's slow cloths and how they evolve. It still have a way to go, but its getting there and at least I made a start. This piece is only small, but next year I plan to do my own version of a slow cloth for myself.

The Karen Ruane influence is the embroidered flowers that I have added from a piece of embroidered voile I was given. Karen uses a lot of vintage embroideries in her work which make it very special - beautiful piecework and embroidery.

So thank you Jude and Karen for the inspiration for this piece.

As I said, the countdown is on for New Years. I am already making a few resolutions .... such a list I have !!!!

Take care and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.


Wishing you all Peace and Happiness in 2009.

Jacky xox

24 comments:

Diane said...

I too find both of those blogs incredibly inspiring. I am just starting to sew again in a creative way after ten years of reweaving clothes as a business. It is so nice to sit down and know what I am making is for fun and I can do whatever I want with it!

painter girl said...

I love your new piece. I can't wait to peruse these blogs! what a wonderful place to find inspiration.
I hope you have a Happy New YEar Jacky!

Sharon said...

Oh your new piece is beautiful and I too have been so inspired to start something as the slow quilt. I can't get enough of the Spirit Cloth blog and have now read all of it.
You are right about the little snippits on my blog. Hope Zorana and I will take time to blog today. We had a Lemon Tree Ceremony with the flag when I arrived. Fun!

MARGARET FIELD said...

Wishing you and your family a Healthy and prosperous new year.
xxxx

Gaye Todd said...

just beautiful Jacky... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

grrl+dog said...

be its the sweet lull of the Xmas break that lets the stitching come out.. I always find it so centering...

Ro Bruhn said...

This looks wonderful Jacky, gorgeous colour combination. I've finished your necklace and sent you an email re posting, but I'm wondering if you received it. Could you let me know please.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year and very happy and arty 2009.

jude said...

hey, thank you and you have a wonderful new year! that new piece is just wonderful!

karen said...

Peace and happiness to you Jackie. Thanks so much for these kind words, I have been off my feet with flu over the holidays and this post has put a big smile on my face!
I must say though, your beautiful work comeas from your amazing talent, I feel proud to have inspired something this lovely but cannot take any credit.Karen x

Dot said...

Love your sneak peak of your new fabric piece Jacky. It looks beautiful. Am so pleased you are enjoying blogging so much and finding inspiration on other blogs.

And providing lots of inspiration to others via yours!

Have a lovely new year.

Dot and the kitties xoxo

Cotton Picker said...

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lynne h said...

this is beautiful, jacky! i love the colors and your stitching... jude is inspirational in so many ways, and so are you... thank you so much for all of the inspiration you've given me.

i wish you the brightest, most creative new year possible!

Gaby Bee said...

Simply wonderful, Jacky!
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Healthy New Year!

Gaby xo

Cat said...

The glimpse of your new piece is very intriquing. The soft colors are so soothing. It looks very peaceful to work on!

Have a Happy Healthy Creative New Years!

Karen Cole said...

Beautiful place you have here, Jacky. Love your work.

Thanks so much for visiting me and for your kind comments.

Happy new year to you!!!

Jo Horswill said...

Happy New Year Jacky...hope it's a wonderfully creative one for you. It certainly has started to look that way, by the look of your peice. It's gorgeous. Yes "Spirit Cloth" is like a haven for all things sacred. I love visiting Jude too.
Will look forward to seeing more of this work in progress, :) Jo

Holly Loves Art said...

Happy New Year, Dear Jacky! Wishing you the best in 2009!

Love this sneak peek... very pretty!

Holly

JuliaRose said...

Hi Jacky,
And a VERY HAPPY 2009!!!!
....to you and your family...
HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON..Julia
xxxx

Femin Susan said...

Hi,
Your blog is very creative and colorful. your creations are extremely attractive. How did you cope with such ideas?.. Let your creations reach beyond our imaginations.
" A Happy New Year''

Jeane said...

Happy New Year, Jacky! - the best to you in 2009'

Marilyn Rock said...

Lovely fabric piece! Happy New Year to you and yours Jacky!

Pat said...

Love this piece and appreciate you showing it as I have been doing some chain stitch embroidery of my own. How fun to come to your blog and see what you are doing with it, although a vintage piece. I love it. Thanks for showing it. Pat

Linda said...

Jacky that little snippet of embroidery is absolutely beautiful. Such wonderful colours! Looking forward to seeing the rest.....
:-) xxx

Veleta said...

Don't you just love Jude Hill! She has helped me to be more free in my stitching! Love what you are doing now!