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!


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.