...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 Not4got@aol.com

Farm Shop Hours:
We are open MOST Fridays & Saturdays
from 10:00 - 3:00
Best to call ahead to make sure we'll be here for you!
{especially in inclement weather}

Friday February 5th & Saturday February 6th
Please visit us on February 6th in Fishersville VA for the
Winter in the Valley show
click on banner to see my Fabric Line!

Friday, February 5, 2016

~ Friendly Reminder ~

Just to say,
that our little Farm Shop here will be 
 ~ CLOSED today & tomorrow ~
in preparation of tomorrow's show!

Come on out tomorrow {Saturday February 6th} for a visit to the 
Winter in the Valley show in Fishersville, VA
to see a wonderful display of all of the Dealers' offerings!

 make sure to stop by my booth & say hello to Joan & I :)

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

~ Productive Day ~

Yesterday was a pretty productive day…

{well, for some of us it was}

oh wait!
... he moved!!

oh, false alarm ~
just checking his eyes for cracks again.

I was productive though.
I managed to finish 3 coffers and three needle boxes for this Saturday's show!

Yay me!

I have to say,
I love drawing on wood…much more so than painting on it.

just more… i don't know…
i guess.

I have a few more to do today,
then will get back to my needle & thread ~

 ~ going for an eye exam tomorrow…oh what fun.
but I need to see, 
don't I??
and a girl could always use a new styling' pair of specs, right?

here is a link to a post titled 
"I Survived"
written by me in 2009
about my first-ever eye exam:

hoping you are all enjoying your weather, no matter what it is!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

~ Back to the Drawing Board ~

The Winter in the Valley Show is only 3 days away ~
so that means I am in full create-mode!

aside from my needlework finishing,
I am also finishing up a few drawings on Peter's wooden items
such as coffers & sliding needle boxes ~

my work table

 I like to get up early and head straight to my studio
when the morning light is just coming in
and Iggy is still snoozing ;)

I will be taking a trip into town today too, 
and need to pick up a few more pencils & supplies.

"even a broken crayon can still color"

two almost-ready coffers you can see below…a few more in the works ~
they need the last stage of my age-ing on top of my drawings,
… then will be all set to be displayed & offered at the show.

spring things

then it's back to the sewing machine & my needle & thread….
I have been so happy hearing that you like my little Magpie from my last posting!

Some of you have inquired about him ~ he will be living here with us at the Farm,
since he is the very first I ever made {he holds my heart}
but more Calico Magpies will be coming ~

 I will be offering them in limited quantities on eBay soon :)

Hoping your day is filled with many small things that fill your heart!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

Monday, February 1, 2016

~ A Little Birdie ~

a tiny feathered-thing came to visit yesterday…

… he appeared in my sewing basket & wanted to learn to fly.

a tiny magpie with calico feathers & a red-breast

fragile rusty wire legs and small stitches brought him to life.

please hop on little friend…
we have much to do!

those bead-y little eyes watch me as I work…
nodding and approving & sometimes scolding as magpies often do...

no, please don't go ~
please stay with me a while longer?

I have yet to build a nest for you
a cozy little place where you can live forevermore ~

I'll weave it from raw flax & donkey-hair…
some sheep fluff and thread snippets
all in true magpie-fashion ~

Oh! I almost forgot to mention what this little bird has to say ~
fly on over to
to see what I have for you!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

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