~ WELCOME FRIENDS & FOLK ~

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

FARM SHOP IS CLOSED until DECEMBER 2nd and will REOPEN on DECEMBER 2nd ~ DECEMBER 9th
for our Holiday Open House Week ~

{{ETSY SHOP IS ALWAYS OPEN}}

Our Regular SHOP HOURS are:
Saturdays Only 10:00 ~ 4:00

{weather permitting or I am away at a show/class}

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~ 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, November 23, 2017

~ A Thanksgiving Wish to you ~




 Simple and Heartfelt ~


...from All of Us,
 

to All of You!



may today bring you a Thanksgiving
filled with peace, plenty & love....

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

~ Early Morning Farmhouse ~


I love waking earlier than Peter...going downstairs to a quiet kitchen
 {read: before Peaches, our parrot hears me and begins yelling "Morning! Morning!"} 

I quietly get the tea kettle from the woodstove, 
pour myself a piping cup and head back upstairs to my sewing room
to peruse my favorite blogs, FB and of course, Pinterest...

I love the way the morning light slants into our old wavy glass windows...
casting beautiful plays of shadow and sunlight onto my cozy stitching nest ~


this room is where all of my dreaming, creating and designing begins 
so I fill it with inspiration pieces that speak to my vintage/primitive and needlework-loving heart.


pretty things, old things,
 odd things that no one else may want 
but that I find beautiful in the simplicity or wear in and of them ~


tattered lace, yellowed and stiff with age
mingles with beloved jewels made by dear fiends and some by myself as well.
small pieces of memories that keep my mind full of inspiration for future things to create...

  
I can easily get lost in here {and do!} for hours...
rummaging through my piles of fabrics, wools and linens ~
re-discovering threads in dark corners and half-finished projects that were meant to be perhaps a new design that somehow found it's way into a drawer, only to be brought back out in the light and reimagined now ~ to finally be resurrected.


As the sunlight strengthens and shines brighter, 
I hear my husband stirring in the bedroom and know that another busy day is ahead for us both...
there will be many cups of tea and coffee to fuel us, there will be much discussing and planning
and then our workday begins.

He, creating with his beloved wood ~
Me, plying those needles & thread in some way or another....

~ here are the most recent things to come from my punch needle:

'Santa Deer' and 'Peace Dove'
patterns coming soon, both paper & PDF
 

and of course I have another in my hoop ~
'Christmas Heart & Holly'
 

Our daughter Hannah will be coming home today ~
we will shop this eve for our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow...
it's always so good when she comes home.

Wishing for you a beautiful day filled with quiet times and creativity to fill your heart ~

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Monday, November 20, 2017

~ Another Year Older ~




You're another year older today...
and wiser, kinder and stronger than ever.

Lucky to call you friend and partner,
husband and soul-mate ~

 still as energetic, talkative and positive ~
even with us driving each other crazy sometimes!

a family man, helpful and giving....


always ready to lend a hand to help
or provide a warm lap for a friend....



you're a hard working man that loves to work with his hands,
you are down to earth and steadfast.
and terribly kind-hearted ❤



perpetually smiling and joking
{even though that drives me crazy because I'm so moody}
I am thankful you are strong enough to handle me!


the best father, brother, son, son in law, brother in law 
and friend to so many ~


wishing you, my dear husband
a Very Happy Birthday



All My Love, All My Life ~ and then some.
 ~ Lori