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

10:00 ~ 4:00

Friday, December 2, 2016

~ Decem-brrrrrr ~

it got cold last night!
after 2 days of mild temps we seem to be back into almost-winter...
a sparkly, heavy frost this morning in the big field ~
so pretty to wake up to!

It will be another busy day for us ~
the final preparations will be made for our Open House tomorrow.
Fresh greens need to be cut, and last-minute baking done!

please stop by our little Farm Shop tomorrrow,
December 3rd 
we'll be open from 10:00 - 4:00
and would love to see you!

isn't he a handsome St. Nick?

for those who aren't on Instagram or Facebook,
I recently posted some photos of the new candle the I received from
Gable House Goodes/Misi Axel

Misi offers candles through her shop via Big Cartel:
and also holds a club for candle lovers...

this is her
Williamsburg Wassail candle & fixings ~
and a few photos of our yet-undecorated tree 
... shown here in the Keeping Room of our farmhouse:

the scent of Christmas.....

I'll be decorating a little more after tomorrow, and will share some pics of the farmhouse & shop in their Holiday finery for you to see
~ if you're so inclined ;)


I also posted about the wonderful finishing techniques found in the 
Fun With Wool book by Kathy Clark/Briarwood Folk Art

here are a couple of wool-wrapped-finished mats I did
using one of Kathy's techniques ~

small house

fraktur tulip
 what a beautiful, 
neat & tidy edge this technique lends!
and it is easy as pie ~

Well I am heading to the kitchen for another cup of tea and a scone...
many miles to go before I sleep tonight!
wishing you all a cozy & creative day!

Blessings from the Farm ~ 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

~ December Early Work Mercantile ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk!

please visit
for everyone's beautiful offerings this month ~

my hooked mat has been sold ~ thank you kindly!!!

Blessings from the Farm ~
 Peter &Lori

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

~ Rainy Day ~

 Hello Friends & Folk!
...a rainy afternoon here on the farm today ~
my very favorite kind of day.

The temps outside are warmer than usual today,
but I have the woodstove going to keep the dampness out of this old farmhouse.
~ our Christmas tree is lit with the soft glow of little white lights...
I have yet to add one ornament to it, preferring instead, to enjoy it in it's more-simple state.

I will not go overboard this year for my decorating.
In fact ~ as I get older, I find myself wanting/needing less - 
the more 'stuff' I have around me only makes my brain more 'busy'
{{ and good lordy it doesn't need any help. }}

I'll be purging everything I own in the next coming weeks.
~ from clothing to books,
crafting supplies to collectibles & antiques
... that just no longer suit my need for a simpler way of living.

I'll donate first, then give to friends/family....if they want anything!
I think I'll list the antiques/collectible things here on my blog for those that may want them.
so stay tuned, you never know what may show up!
So I have been hooking.
like, it's the only thing I want to do lately ~
yes, punching & stitching are good too, 
but there is something about pulling those loops through linen 
that grabs me and soothes me and keeps me focused.
{well not really 'focused' ~ I'm usually daydreaming about a future design while hooking one!}
... in between readying the shop for this coming weekend, 
I making time to hook everyday.

I finished the mat I've been working on,
a little Moravian star ~

and of course simply finished it 
with a sewn-on label...

~  I have two more small hooked projects 
that are waiting to be whipped/finished too:
a snowman & a small house.


... yep, 
there are my wonky loops...
fat & skinny

kinda like me.


Hoping you all are enjoying a peaceful day 
~ filled with simple-things you love!

Blessings from the Farm ~ 

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