...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}

** FARM SHOP WILL BE CLOSED **
Friday February 5th & Saturday February 6th
Please visit us on February 6th in Fishersville VA for the
Winter in the Valley show
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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 ~
 Lori

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…
'me'
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 ~ 
 Lori

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 ~
 Lori

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 ~
 Lori

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