~ our ~

Needlework Shop
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~ Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

Regular Farm Shop Hours:

Saturdays Only ~
10:00 - 4:00

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~ Please visit our ETSY Shop for our unique patterns, supplies and wooden items
specifically designed for rug hooking, punch needle, applique, embroidery and cross stitch ~
... the photos below are just a few examples of what we offer in our Etsy shop ~ kindly click on any photo below to visit and see more ~

Sunday, May 3, 2009

MAY I...?

Hi Folks!!!
well...here it is May the 3rd already...
....wow, that snuck up on me!

Today was spent at the Fishersville, VA Antiques Expo~
Hannah & I braved the cold stinging rain
to venture into the buildings at the expo
that were just LOADED with goodies
for the antiques/primitives lover!
a couple of my favorite dealers were there,

I picked up a few black shoe-buttons for use as eyes for my mohair bears,
some antique velvet, some millinery flowers and an awesome frame (above)
and Hannah found some pin-back buttons from the 1980's that depict rock bands,...
Although there was MUCH stuff
that the two of us could have easily purchased,
we both patted ourselves on the backs for being frugal...
It was a nice Mother/Daughter day and I always enjoy being with her...
she cracks me up sometimes,
and her 'eye' for really good stuff is phenominal for a 14 yr. old!
(but then again, the apple doesn't fall far....) LOL!

I'd like to remind everyone that our
Beginner's Cross Stitch Sampler Class
will be this coming Saturday, May 9th, from 10-2
here at the shop...
You'll learn how to create those really old looking samplers that you love so much...
AND yes, your samplers will be ON LINEN, so if you need or wear glasses, bring them along!
Each student will create a one of a kind small school girl styled sampler....

If you've signed up for the class, see you soon!

If you'd like to, please e,mail me at not4got@aol.com & I'll squeeze you in~
Class Fee + Materials is $30.00 per student.

I've spent the last couple of days sewing bear bodies ...
...so far I have 1 big boy almost ready to go to a good home,
I'll list him this evening on ebay...

Well friends, I'm off to finish this bear,
make something for him to hold and get his auction up ...
Have a relaxing evening doing what you love most...

Blessed be!


Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a great score on that frame! I love it and would put a tombstone angel and hornbook stitching in it. The bear is cute, cute, cute!

Tanya said...

I love that frame's top - how unique! Lots of rain here today - cozy and perfect for stitching. Love your blog, as always, Lori. Great time you tender to it.

Precious bear - I look forward to seeing what you have him hold!


Sherry said...

What a wonderful frame! And your bear is adorable! I am a big teddy bear fan! Wish I lived closer so I could take your wonderful classes.

Cinlyn said...

Ooo....Cool frame!!
Love your little bear....that should be on my list of things to do today since I agreed to a bear swap with a friend from England!

janeu729 said...

So glad you and Hannah had such a fun day!! Sounds like you got your Mojo back!

Bobbie said...

I love that old frame, Lori! I have a box full of old frames, just dont' have the time or the ambition to stitch anything. Wish I could take your class on Saturday..It would be so much fun!! I love the new look of your blog!


Aprons Gone Wild said...

Hi Lori,
I really enjoyed your April 29th post with all the pictures of your warm and cozy farmhouse. Such fun to see how others decorate. It's really lovely to look at.

Previous Postings ~ So much more to see!