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Thursday, April 27, 2017

~ Chicken Stitches! ~

 I am over the moon excited about hosting another one of my sweet & talented friends' classes here at our Farm Shop ~

the imitable Becky Noland from Lucy Beam
will be teaching a finishing class for this!!!

"Queen Chicky" 

I mean seriously, who else BUT Becky could come up with this idea? 

class participants will be Pre-stitching an insert of this funky chicken below,
to set inside your milk glass hen ~
which is included in the class/kit!

AND they will also be stitching the little speckled egg scissors fob too!

Becky is also including the sweet little Putford scissors with the kit....

at the moment, we have 6 students confirmed
 if you have signed up and don't see your name here EMAIL ME asap!:
Confirmed Students for June 10th class ~
Heather Stevens
Robin Muddiman
Sue Walker
Blaine Harkins
Augusta Van Nassau 
Chris Cassidy

There are only FOUR spots left for this class, so if you want to spend a day at Notforgotten Farm with a bunch of crazy stitchers, then email me now to sign up :)

the cost of the class is $90.00 and will include:
Glass Hen
Putford Scissors
Students will be mailed their kit for Pre-stitching, and they have their choice of Linen or Aida cloth.
 The fabric used in the model is 32ct. "Ancient" Linen by Picture This Plus
"Ancient Aida"

hurry hurry and sign up!

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In Other News:

here is a peek of my other new cross stitch design,
"So Inclined"
the verse reads:
"I would be so inclined to Stitch more ~ if it were not for Sleep" 

 my beautiful model was stitched by the talented hands of sweet friend Heather Stevens ~
linen used: 32ct Old Farmhouse from Notforgotten Farm
threads used: DMC

 I need to 'finish' the models now, 
and then I will show share them with you in their full glory

I am off to do my chores, 
check on the puppies {we lost one sweet babe and are down to 6}
and then settle in to stitch/punch/hook.

Hoping you all enjoy a beautiful creative day!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

~ After the Rains... ~

 Hello Sunshine!
Hello Friends & Folk!

oh how I love to feel the warmth of the sun again ~
I like rainy days but we've had plenty now for the time being 
~ thankyouverymuch.

thought I'd go out early and take a few snaps of the in-need-of-weeding gardens ~
and that will be what I will be doing this afternoon...

you can see if the photo below that we are working on this old farmhouse ~ 
removing the old chippy white paint, painting trim, etc...

our grapes are doing well with all of this rain,
...  I'm sure they will explode after today's sun & warmth!

the Iris' have blossomed...
the peach ones are so delicate ~

...but it's the purple ones that I love most.


coreopsis  is reaching for the sunbeams in the photo below...
love my St. Francis statue
{ St. Francis cared for the poor and sick, he preached sermons to animals, and praised all creatures as brothers and sisters under God. St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and ecology, was born in Italy around 1181 or 1182. }

and the little lipped jug was found buried here on the property 
near the old log kitchen behind the farmhouse...
it is broken, but still beautiful to me ~

our Daisy girl is enjoying the sunshine too! 

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and here is a peek at my new cross stitch design,
"Steal Not"
it was stitched by my friend Heather Stevens and what a beautiful job she did!

please note: 
the linen looks 'blue' near the lettering, but it is not....
the sampler is laying on top of a quilt and it is showing through the linen.

this new design, along with a few other new designs will accompany me to the 
PSS Retreat/Merchant Mall on May 5th & 6th in Columbus Ohio
{which I will be leaving for in one very short week!}

Well I am on my way out the door to run errands ~ 
usual PO stop, banking and market...
All of the current Little Stitches Handwork Club/LSHC kits have been shipped, 
and as a member your kit should have/will be arriving soon :) 

April/May/June 2017 LSHC model "Melancholy"

if you'd like to join or renew our exclusive club for cross stitchers, please click 

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

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