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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Ideas, New Year

I realize I haven't posted in a very long time but this last year has been a really hard one for me. I have finally been diagnosed with Fybromyalgia and the medication is helping so much.

With the lessening of pain comes more creative ideas and lately I have found that I am drawn to 1800 reproductions and the more primitive colors. I have ordered several new Civil War era fabrics online and I can't wait to get them. The colors will work so well with wool.

Another adventure that I can now accomplish, thanks to feeling better, is dyeing more wool. My daughter Jenny and I are going to completely redo my studio to accommodate dyeing. My Christmas gifts consisted of items needed to make dyeing much easier like a frying pan, utility sink, and cook tops. I already have everything else we need, except a lot more wool!

One designer I find so inspiring is Kim Diehl. Her color choices and fabrics are so appealing to  me.
Simple Graces , Kim's latest book, was the first book of hers that I purchased. I love everything about it. So much so, that I'm purchased two others.

Just look at the Bear Paws in this quilt. Who would have thought....Oh, Kim did!  I love he use of color, applique and piecing in her quilts. Kim Diehl is absolutely my favorite designer...right now anyway!

I am so very excited about the designs in my head for Woolin Rouge and the fact that I can actually feel like doing something with my ideas. Traci and I have some great designs coming so watch out 2012, here we come!

3 comments:

Karri said...

Nice to see you back, Sylvia. Can't wait to see what new designs you and Traci have up your sleeves.

Gayle said...

HI Sylvia - How wonderful that you're setting up a dye kitchen - that sounds totally awesome!

I don't think I've introduced myself before, but I'm a rug hooker who lives in Utah. Hubby & I spent a couple days in Cody last summer on our way home from South Dakota - The Buffalo Bill Museum/Art Center is so inspiring - hubby is an artist so he loved all the paintings there, and I love the Indian section - the beadwork is so inspiring! Anyway, I just wanted to say 'howdy'.

Sylvia said...

Hi Gayle, I am so glad to meet you! The Buffalo Bill Museum is an amazing place but like you, I like the Indian section the best. I love beadwork and collect it. I think it's that primitive art attraction with handwork.