~ our ~

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

Farm Shop Hours:
Saturdays Only ~ 10:00 - 4:00

Or Call/Email to make an appointment to visit us another day ~

We invite you each Saturday to bring along a project you are working on and come stitch/hook with us
here in the farm shop
kindly call or email ahead so we know you're coming!


~ 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 ~

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Creative Gifts from Nature ~

Tiny blessings seem to float into our lives
without so much as a whisper sometimes...

when we least expect them,
or think we least deserve them...

I try to notice them as much as possible...

a bluejay feather laying on the grass in my path~
a barred owl's song at dusk...

a basket full of ripe tomatoes and corn~
a winged visitor to my herb garden.

My days are usually spent creating,
stitching, painting, designing...
and I am prone to be more introspective
when doing these things...
focused solely on my art, meeting deadlines, shipping & myself.

Lately, I'm becoming more and more aware of the wonderful creations around me,
in the form Gifts from Mother Nature herself.
(the new glasses are a plus!)

It's these quiet little Gifts (as I call them) that recharge my creative spirit & soul..
taking a walk around my property can yield more productivity from me
than any trek to a big city museum full of man-made culture.

when you take a break from your creating, when you tire of the repetition,
whether it be from stitching, painting, hooking~
go outside and look for your Gifts...
they'll be there waiting for you, ready to lend a tiny helping hand of inspiration...

Wishing you all a gift-filled day!!!
Blessed be, my friends~



taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

Great post, Lori!...Being a cancer survivor it's all about the simple things!!!...Have a blessed week!!~~hugs,Jen

janeu729 said...

Beautiful thoughts and photos. Didn't it seem like the butterflies were late in arriving this summer? Now that they're all here at the B-fly bushes, I feel better.
Wish I could get pictures of the hop-toads that live in my garden. So cute!

dog trot farm said...

Years ago when my boys were little I happened to be washing their finger prints off a door. My mom happened to phone and somewhere in the conversation I told her what I was doing. I'll never forget her words, "someday you'll wish you had those finger prints back". Savior each day, in a blink of an eye it's gone.

nancy huggins said...

Awesome blog..enjoyed it very much and glad I found you

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