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Monday, January 23, 2017

~ Lady Bird ~

Happy  {rainy, again} Monday 
Friends & Folk

before I get to my farmchores this morning,
~ I wanted to take a moment to show you the new design for the  
Jan/Feb/Mar 2017
Little Stitches Handwork Club
{LSHC}

this one is called
"Lady Bird"
and the finish is a sawdust stuffed pincushion

I love the simplicity of this design, 
... and the neutral colors make for great year-round decorating.

the chart comes with an alphabet for you to add a personal date or initials to your finish.
Kits have begun to ship to members already and the last batch is shipping today.


if you're interested in joining the LSHC 
or renewing your membership,
please click
 


I'm working on the model for our next month's 
Primitive Punch Needle Club too!
 {{ info to join or renew click H E R E }}
 

wishing you all a day filled with many happy things!
 
Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori

Sunday, January 22, 2017

~ The Happiest Hookers ~


 Good Rainy Sunday Morning
~  Friends & Folk ~

Yesterday was the first day in a Loooong time that our little farm shop was open ~
it felt so good to be back to a normal routine again...
and it was also our first Class of 2017!

I held a 
"Hook a Sampler" class,
 where we were to incorporate many different techniques into one project....
like:
Applique & Simple Embroidery
Wool Beading
Quilling {standing wool circles/shapes} 
Proddy & 'Faux' Proddy
Couching {roping}
Chain Stitch with Wool
and,
hooking with alternate fibers such as beautiful
Sari Silks and Artisan Yarns




we started out drawing a simple heart motif on our linen,
then went step-by-step with each of the techniques...
 

adding them to our own heart as we pleased ~
:)
 

 
I let them choose from one of my baskets of wool worms & scraps...
they played with the colors that each preferred most ~









 
we ended up calling our projects 'Crazy Hearts'
while we enjoyed much laughter ~

after a bit, we had lunch...
Peter made us delish Turkey & Swiss sandwiches
and we also had red velvet mini cupcakes & cookies...hot tea & cold drinks
but,
Miss Pat brought a dozen FRESH glazed doughnuts for us,
and Miss Nancy brought FRESH buttermilk poundcake with caramel glaze...
yeah, 
... I know.
** Y U M **
  
after stuffing ourselves, we got back to work: 
aren't their projects beautiful???

  


  





I love each one of these girls,
more than they know...
they are always the first to join me in something crazy...
or share a laugh and occasional tear with.

My sweet, colorful Happy Hookers!

{l - r }
Miss Jane & Miss Pat
 

and
{l - r}
Miss Nancy, Miss Robin & Miss Joan
 

there were a few more students that were signed up but didn't make it to class, 
and we sure did miss them!

here is my work below:
 


If you ever want to come out for a fun class like this, let me know...
or if you have a group that would like to learn, let me know too,
as I love to travel!
 
Hoping you all have a peaceful & creative day ~
Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori

Saturday, January 21, 2017

~ Class & Open Today ~


 Good Morning Friends & Folk!

just a reminder that our Farm Shop is open today
10:00 - 4:00


 we are also holding a class for preregistered students...

if you're in the neighborhood, come on by for a visit!

Blessings from the Farm ~ 
Lori

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