~ our ~

Needlework Shop
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~ Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

Our Farm Shop is currently
CLOSED for Renovations!
Etsy shop is always open


~ Please visit our ETSY Shop for our unique patterns, supplies and wooden items
specifically designed for rug hooking, punch needle, applique, embroidery and cross stitch ~
... the photos below are just a few examples of what we offer in our Etsy shop ~ kindly click on any photo below to visit and see more ~

Thursday, March 22, 2018

~ Working on Wool Witch ~

Good Morning 
Friends & Folk!

and a happy sunny & bright Thursday to you all ~
all of our snow from yesterday's storm has melted {thankfully}
and I can see my little daffodils in our back woods once again.
 I think I'll pick some for the kitchen ~ to help keep the 'Springing' going on here...
 I recently shared my watercolor painting of my little sheep-riding Wool Witch:
she is the impetus for a new rug hooking and punch needle design 
that I'm beginning to work on today ~

aren't they sweet?

what is it with me and the color purple?
I adore it in every shade, but the 'dustier' the better...
my birthstone is amethyst, so perhaps that's what started my love for the color early on...

heck, even my plants are purple!

do you see that basketful of wool?
I purchased it at the Woolwrights hook in this past saturday
{not the basket, that's mine, but the wooooools!}
those fabulous wools came from 

having to simplify my initial rendering {watercolor} to be able to better hook it, 
I came up with the final draft below, to which I added florals and wording...

and you see those purples in there that will become her dress of course!

I be sharing progress on the hooking part as soon as I can ~
not feeling well still from this rotten cold I have,
but am on the mend.
{and I thank you all for your kind well-wishes}

I am happy to say that we will be carrying The Wool'n Gardener's 
primitive hand dyed wools in our shop!!
along with as-is and textured off the bolt wools 

Shop News:
Folks you are not going to believe how different our little farm shop looks!!!!
Peter & Chris have been working on it for weeks now ~
new paint on the walls, floor and trim...
new lighting, new shelving ~ a whole new look!

we are going lighter, brighter and more farmhouse-y with our look ~
airy & breezy with a bit of chippy white sprinkled in...
and although we haven't added on to the shop, there seems to be so much more room now
 for classes and friends to gather for our Creative Saturdays & 1st Monday Nights!

we will be carrying our patterns and supplies for Rug Hooking, Punch Needle and Cross Stitch
along with a few other favorite designers' patterns as well.
and, fresh new cotton fabrics for your finishing and/or projects ~
We will have wonderful candles and jewelry for you too!

as soon as it is presentable enough, I will be sharing photos with you...
we are so excited for the refreshing change and hope you will love it too ~ 

Have a *SPARKLING* day everyone!!
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

~ I thought it Sprung? ~

It was Spring yesterday, right? 

oh well....
it's pretty and all, but ~
I really wanted to see some 
flowers and bunnies and spring-like things instead 
of grey skies and snow.

here is the view from my studio upstairs in this old farmhouse this morning;

although it is a snow day,
I'll create my own bit of Spring with my paintbox & brushes.

the one advantage of a snow day is that I can pretend that I don't have much to do.
{HA!....that cracked me up!}

as much as there is on my agenda, 
I do have a rotten chest cold and need to rest up a bit.

so you'll find me quietly painting while the snowflakes wane,
enjoying a couple of cups of steaming hot tea with honey & ginger ~

and dreaming of wonderful warm
and flower-filled days to come!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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