Friday, February 24, 2012

In Honor of Jane Austen Fabric Collage

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”


― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

For Deb

This is a collage inspired by Jane Austen, that left early this morning for Canada. My friend is suffering through a hip not mending, with her mobility confined to a nasty wheel chair, brightened only by the love of her dog.
 
I added a small St Christopher medal to the piece and have to admit that I also collect rosaries; not only for their beauty but the energy they possess, the prayers that were offered while being held in hard-working hands.
 
I'm a lace addict. Now that that is out in the open; I can justify, the totes of lace, the lace wedding gowns waiting to be disassembled, the lace collars, the doilies with a hole in them, their beauty not diminished... the need to adopt them is evident when stepping into my office...

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

This is just beautiful! Love the picture and the quote. Sorry I didn't find that one for the books!

Terri's ThreadArt said...

Very beautiful! I love all the layers! I have been putting my mounds of lace to use lately too, hand dyeing it but I always keep my stash hand made by my grama reserved for a yet to be thought of GREAT project!

Victoria Adams Brown said...

Oh Stephanie, my book is perfect. I enjoy it every single day. I am so honored

I love quotes. Jane Austen has some "straight to the heart" quotes. Her writing undoes me!

Victoria Adams Brown said...

Terri, working with lace is the best. I'm like you, it would have to be the perfect project to use your gramma's lace. Knowing the maker or who the lace belonged to; adds an additional reverence to the piece.

I want to see some of your work!
Vickie

Leonie said...

Your friend Deb will be so cheered by the beautiful work of your hands Vic. You've done a lovely job on this.
You're a lace addict? Nah - who'd have thought that? LOL

Victoria Adams Brown said...

Yep, Leonie, the obvious eludes me. I'm clueless on most days! My addictions are many, my storage is few...I need a textile intervention...