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Sunday, October 25, 2009


'Wimmenfolk', now 13 years old - a 6 member pattern of Prim little ladies that I never got around to publishing. Hard to believe these gals have been waiting for me so long. As some of you may know, I used to design patterns for publishers 'back in the day' when Country was king and there weren't nearly as many branches as there are now in the area of folk art. I've watched folkstyle crafts go hither and yon. I've been visiting folk art sites in the blogosphere, being new to the blog world.  It's refreshing to see fresh style and such funluvin 'goodies' as well as old techniques taken to new places by new faces.

Personally, I'm just now ready to get back on the horse, so to speak. I spent much time away from the needle and wondered if the old twinkley tingle of inspiration would ever return. I'm not sure what sparked it, but fabric is once again calling. Ideas in stasis are blinking their eyes as if awakened from a deep sleep. I'm so looking forward to getting back in the textile groove. A revelation: you don't have to abandon one creative love for another. Creativity has few rules and being fickle is completely legal. So, I'm off to reinvent myself again. The fabric stores will be a Wonderland for me because everything will be fresh and new. Envy me that. I used to perch on the cutting edge of whatever design trend or wave was nigh. The ranching life took me outside and out of the sewing room. But, Shery Van Winkle is now wide awake!


Doreen said...

Hello Shery. So good to meet you and again, thank you ever so much for your kind words.

Welcome back to the world of creating. I know you shall find you place and fit in wonderfully.

Take care,

Kingfisher Farm said...

Oh getting back on the crafting/ sewing horse is easy! Lovely blog Shery! Thank you for visiting mine, Pam (my fellow silver haired goddess!)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Oh my! What a delight to discover your wonderful piece of blog-land!! I enjoyed my visit, and hope to come again soon.



Mrs. Staggs said...

Hi Shery,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind comment on my blog. I appreciate it. I see you love Mary Janes Farm too. I've been a fan of hers for a long time.

Your dolls are so wonderful. I think you should think about publishing the pattern. Country and cloth dolls are making a bit of a comeback, I think. 'Course, I've never thought they went away. I love old things, folk art and homely things.

Best wishes to you.

Linda Stubbs said...

I am a doll designer also. It has been awhile since I have designed though. I always enjoyed it. I just love yours!!!! You should publish them!

God bless you, I have enjoyed finding your blog this morning. Very pretty. We live on an 80 acre farm/ranch. Our boys are into cattle, me...... I am into gardening, herbs and flowers!

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