~ 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 ~

Saturday, November 14, 2009

{ Let the Countdown Begin }

For weeks now, I have been designing ~
stitching & sewing, painting, punching, felting
and literally wearing my poor hands out....
but all for a Good Cause ~
my Picturetrail Holiday Update tomorrow!

There's something different about the holidays this year...

My heart aches for something old fashioned...
something slower and simpler and happier and wholesome...
perhaps it's because of the loss of my sister,
or the knowing that her girls will spend
their first Christmas ever without her...

even with that on my mind,
I will fill my heart with thanks and joy and concern
for those that don't have and try to do something about it.
I will hold Christmas in my Heart....

So what if the studio is a mess?...
there's mohair scraps, floss snippets, cotton batting~
cinnamon, ribbon, thread and fabric everywhere....
that won't stop me from walking in the woods
with Hannah & Peter to collect pine & holly & mistletoe...

The radio already is ringing out Christmas songs,
and I've been captivated once again
by my favorite old Christmas movies...
"Holiday Inn", "White Christmas",
"A Christmas Story", "Christmas in Connecticut"
"It's a Wonderful Life"
Playing them on my DVD player over & over & over...

...my kitchen has already been warmed by the baking of sweet potato pies
and cinnamon raisin cookies and even though it's not quite
Thanksgiving yet, I am ready for Christmas in my heart this year.
{ no, no snow in sight, on the contrary, it's been raining buckets}
this year,
I have a feeling of hominess...true comfort & joy.
jingle bells and gingerbread and brown paper packages...

Hoping you can all join me tomorrow eveing at 6:00
for my picturetrail
Holiday Update...
I'm so looking forward to sharing my Heart with you ~

Hoping that your weekend will be filled
with thoughts of Good Cheer & Thankfulness~

May Peace & Plenty be Yours,


Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I can't wait to see what you have to share with us tomorrow, Lori! I know it's going to be grand!

Gail said...

Embrace the season!

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

Wishing you many wonderful days in the coming months. Cozy instead of crazy is great! Jo

~Judy~ said...

I can't wait to see what you have either Lori!



Cinlyn said...

Ooo...I will be there!! Can't wait to see what you've been creating!! I know it will be awesome!

Ter'e said...

We are so thankful to have YOU ---- Ms. Lori. You are a huge source of faith and inspiration!!!! Let that creativity flow girlfriend!!!!! Whatever you do will be loved by all. Can't wait!!!!

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