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Our Farm Shop is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508


Winter FARM SHOP HOURS:
SATURDAYS ONLY
10:00 ~ 4:00


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

~ My Heart ~


Home is where the heart is...
Home is where they love you ~
Home Sweet Home.

Good Morning Friends & Folk,
and happy Wednesday to you all!

What a crazy-busy moth December is for our family...
online sales, open houses, birthdays & Christmas celebrations surely keep us on our toes!
are we tired? yes, a smidgen, 
~ but we wouldn't want it any other way.
keeping our hands & hearts busy is what we love to do ~

I know how busy you all are too this time of year
with baking, decorating, shopping, cleaning & wrapping gifts...
but please,
make sure you spend some time doing something you love
... a gift just for yourself


I have been designing more hooked rugs lately...
{{ really getting back to my first-love of rug hooking & working with wool }}
and will be offering not only paper patterns {mailed & downloadable}
 but patterns drawn directly on linen for you too!

here's one in progress on my hookinpunch frame,
 a simple design called 
"This Place"
 


a very primitive design ~ and nice size at 13" x 25"
hooked with muted colors and random dark background...
BUT the border will be very different from what I've ever hooked before, 
a super-scrappy hit or miss border using very old looking tones 
of textured wools from my scrap baskets.

 


... you can see I've drawn in my 'squiggle-lines' with my sharpie ~
these are just a guideline for the direction & placement for my rows...
{{ which may or may not change as I'm hooking them! }}
HA!

 


I may try to get a little Frying-Pan Dyeing in this afternoon,
after all of the orders have been packaged & shipped today...
I'll share photos of my dyeing using that method soon...

did you know I'll be holding a class on Frying-Pan Dyeing here at the Farm Shop??
class is on February 18th...
I have only 2 spots available as I am limited to only 6 students. 
if you'd like to sign up for the class, please email me
notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com and I'll make sure to save a seat for you! 
a fun class, and an easy dyeing technique!

also, on January 21st I'll be teaching a 'Hook a Sampler" class 
at the Farm Shop as well...again, limited seating and its filling up quickly!



I hooked this rug, below,
 in 2003, when we first moved here to Virginia from Connecticut. 
I usually bring it with me when at shows to display in my booth or on my table...




Here are a few random photos of the outside of the Farm Shop for you ~
we just love where we are...
quiet & peaceful
❤ 
 

~ a smattering of simple decorations ~


~ the 'Privy' ~






 ~ silver bells ~



 ~ good old stuff ~




 ~ dried gourds & grapevines ~




 ~ Pinocchio & Daisy ~
{love donkey-butts!}



 ~ the Farm Shop ~



I'll be teaching a private punch needle class here this Saturday, the 10th...
... but the Farm Shop will be open for those who wish to come for a visit to shop a little ~
 

Blessings from the Farm ~
 Peter & Lori

Monday, December 5, 2016

~ Online Christmas Event ~

Hello Friends & Folk!
Welcome to our annual online Christmas Event...

Offering you a few chosen Finished Pieces for your holiday decorating ~
How This Works:
all sales are on a first come, first served basis.

If you see something you'd like to purchase,
email me directly at
and I will then send you an Paypal invoice or make other payment arrangements with you
~ we kindly accept checks and credit cards as well :)

ALL items are priced with SHIPPING INCLUDED.
NO international sales at this time please ~

and here we go ~

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Tiny Homespun Christmas Sampler
done by my hands ~ no pattern, just stitched from the heart...
old linen, stained & aged ~ waxed cotton threads used ~



Simply whip-stitched &
backed with a small scrap of an old old quilt, cotton-seed batting still present....
so tattered, torn & much-loved.



Tiny Homespun Christmas Sampler is: approx 4" x 7"
kindly asking ~ 22.00
SOLD THANK YOU!!

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Yuletide Applique Wall-hanging
done by my hands....no pattern, just stitched from the heart.
approx. 9" x 24" long... stocking filled with holly & oranges...
a cuff of brown/cream calico cotton fabric & a candy-cane of twisted wool.
added humble cross stitched words: YULETIDE stitched on a separate patch ~


Yuletide Applique Wall-hanging
kindly asking: 98.00
SOLD THANK YOU


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Hooked/Punched Cat Mat
done by my hands ~ no pattern, just stitched from the heart...
small little ditty ~ punched center motif of a beloved feline, surrounded by hooked wool loops....
approx. 5" x 8" 
I personally love his little face!


Hooked/Punched Cat Mat ~
kindly asking: 78.00
SOLD THANK YOU

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Hooked/Punched Angel Mat
done by my hands ~ no pattern, just stitched from the heart...
small little ditty ~ punched center motif of a folksy walking-angel, 
surrounded by hooked wool loops....
approx. 7" x 8"


Hooked/Punched Angel Mat ~
kindly asking: 78.00
SOLD THANK YOU

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Tiny Glad Tidings Sampler Pinkeep
done by my tired humble hands ~
super-primitive, no pattern used....
blue waxed cotton threads on old cupboard cloth, backed with cotton fabric.
measures approx 4" x 4"

Tiny Glad Tidings Sampler Pinkeep
kindly asking: 20.00
SOLD THANK YOU

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Be Merry Tone-on-tone Sampler Pinkeep
done by my tired humble hands ~
super-primitive, no pattern used....
white waxed cotton threads on old cupboard cloth, backed with cotton fabric.
measures approx. 4" x 7" 



Be Merry Pinkeep
kindly asking: 22.00
SOLD THANK YOU

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Small House Hooked Wool Mat
simply done by my hands ~
approx. 9" x 10"
hooked with as-is & hand dyed wools ~ wool wrapped edge finish.


Small House Hooked Wool Mat
kindly asking: 52.00
SOLD THANK YOU

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Snowguy Hooked Wool Mat
simply done by my hands ~
approx. 8" x 9"
hooked with as-is & hand dyed wools ~ wool wrapped edge finish.



Snowguy Hooked Wool Mat:
kindly asking ~ 50.00
SOLD THANK YOU
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Black Cat & Poinsettia Stocking Hanger
made by my humble hands ~
approx. 19" long
old feedback stocking ~ old worn sock black cat ~


Black Cat & Poinsettia Stocking Hanger
kindly asking 22.00 each
SOLD THANK YOU

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Velvet Mitten & Holly Make Do
one AVAILABLE, Left Mitten
approx. 13" tall...
Antique Inspiration
made by me here on the farm ~
using hand dyed velvets, stuffed with straw ~
and antique glass candlesticks.



Velvet Mitten & Holly Make Do
22.00 each
SOLD THANK YOU


Thank you Kindly for visiting with us for our Christmas Event ~
will ship PROMPTLY!!!!

Blessings from the Farm ~ 
Peter & Lori

~ TONIGHT! ~

~ Good Morning Friends & Folk ~

... this evening 
we will be offering you a few chosen finished pieces here on our blog:

 to make a purchase at the time of the event, kindly email me at
 

 see you tonight!

Blessings from the Farm ~ 
Peter & Lori

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