...Down a dirt road, past woods and fields sits a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof ~
It's here you'll find me pulling thread and wool through linen and chasing after my kittens…
I collect old & odd things ~ I throw my head back and cackle when I laugh and I see the past through the eye of a needle.
~ I love my life and those I share it with.

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

Regular Farm Shop Hours:
Fridays & Saturdays
10:00 - 3:00
{best to call ahead just to make sure}
Celebrating our 8th year as Etsy Shop Owners

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

~ May Day ~

~ HAPPY MAY DAY!!!!! ~
~ Friends & Folk ~

I LOVE when my 'friends' come to visit with us here on the farm ~
look who showed up just yesterday alone:

a beautiful Scarlet Tanager-boy!

I just love to see him with his red jacket & black sleeves & tail ~
 all he needs is a dapper little top hat & walking stick!

a Lunar Moth ~
a strange but oh so beautiful creature that comes to our lamp posts occasionally...

he is perfect in every way 
and gently climbed onto my hand for a long while ~

 oh! hello!
{sweet face}

I tucked him down onto our iris' to rest, 
and when I came back to check on him he had flown off on a new adventure… 

 even the deer came for a visit around suppertime…
here they are {5 of them} outside our keeping room window ~

even Mizz Nancy came out for a visit!
hearer she is test-driving our new Floor Frame
{Peter's grin says it all}

Nancy gives our Standing Floor Frame a Thumbs Up ~ with hook in hand!
Thanks Nancy!
{yours will be ready soon Nancy-girl, along with your hook and cutter board}

and here are my offerings for May's
Early Work Mercantile

two naive samplers for you!

Hoping your Sunday is a peaceful & creative one,
~ filled with all kinds of Friends!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

Saturday, April 30, 2016

~ Crafty Saturday & a Test-Drive ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk!

our little farm shop is OPEN today from 10:00 ~ 3:00
come on in for a visit!

and while you're here, 
take our *NEW* Standing Floor Frame for a test drive!!!

** these are NOW AVAILABLE in our ETSY SHOP**
please click 
to purchase yours… 

Hoping you all have a wonderfully creative day my friends!!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

Friday, April 29, 2016

~ Standing Floor Frame for Rug Hooking ~

Hello friends & Folk!

I am happily, finally able to post more about Peter's new
~ Standing Floor Frame for Rug Hooking ~

In a previous post,  
I shared with you the frame that Peter built for our friend Eretta ~
{you can revisit that posting HERE if you'd like}

Here is my more-compact floor frame below:

because I hook more small projects than larger ones,…
but, because I want to begin hooking larger rugs ~
~ this size will be well-suited for me.

"Bee Witched" fits nicely on it, don't you think?

here is Eretta's big-boy frame,
 built to her size specs.

and mine ~

with this size frame, 
I can better reach across it to pull loops…
but it is still a small enough frame for me to either turn as I work
or move my chair around it as I hook.

 the height is great as well ~ it forces me to sit up straighter in my chair
{sitting with proper posture is super important!}

Peter has brought the gripper strips to the very corners of this frame,
ensuring an awesome hold on your rug's foundation fabric!

 Here it is 'nekked' ~
{meaning with no rug on it}
kinda sexy, huh?
{yes, hookers NEED sexy tools!}
all in good fun, friends ~

…there are glider feet on the bottom of each leg 
to save your floors, and each foot is adjustable up to 3/4" 
~ to make your frame a little taller if preferred or for un-even surfaces.

here is a standard sized chair next to the floor frame
so you can get an idea of it's smaller-but-still-powerful size…

and now,
Peter will demonstrate to you how it is dismantled 
 ~ for storage or portability:
{Great size floor frame for Rug Camps!}

you undo the wing nuts from the bolts 
that hold your brace on your frame's stretchers:

you will now lift off the top of the frame on the side that does NOT have the piano hinge ~
this side is held in place by strong wooden pegs:

once your side piece has been fully removed {unpegged}
fold down the top against the other side piece.

bring all pieces together {including the separate brace w/bolts}
and bundle them together using the provided velcro strips… 

like this!

Peter takes great pride in his craftsmanship…
you can see here the detailing of the joints on the frame:

as well as here:

Peter asked me to write his words below,
~ telling you about this frame:

"This Floor Stand, like ALL of our wood products, is made from our own Tulip Poplar trees that are meticulously chosen from our beautiful, replenish-able woods here at Notforgotten Farm.
the cut wood is milled in our woodshop to the highest Furniture-Quality grade, 
then hand-joined and finally hand-planed for that smooth to the touch finish."

Assembled ~ 23" long x 20" wide x 30" high
Inner 'Working' Dimensions {area that can be freely used for hooking} ~ 20" x 17"
Folded for Travel or Storage ~ 20" x 31" x 4-1/2"

We will be listing these in our Etsy shop tomorrow ~
 {Etsy Shop link above, under header}

We hope you're as excited as we are!!!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

Previous Postings ~ So much more to see!