~ 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 ~

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Limited Edition Sampler & Doll Pattern ~ Civil War Sampler and Santa

The year was 1863 ~
and our beloved Country was in the midst of war...
...both North & South had become shadows of what once was...
food was scarce, morale was low and fear gripped the entire Nation.

our husbands, men-folk and loved ones were scared, hungry & tired
from fighting the ghosts of our own people...
we, as women & girls did everything we could
to keep ourselves entertained and happy...
we used up every last scrap of fabric for clothing repairs
and fixed anything that needed fixing...

use it up, wear it out,
make it do
or do without...

at Christmas time,
we would make gifts for each other
from what ever we had on hand...

old feedsacks & wool clothing
became hooked rugs to warm our floors.
old flour cloth would be turned into dolls and samplers
and even the threads from our spent & worn clothing
would be re-used to stitch patches on britches, aprons and work-skirts...

in keeping with this tradition of making-do,
I'm offering you
"Civil War Sampler & Santa"
a simple and primitive pattern
(C)Notforgotten Farm

I designed this combined pattern for those,
like me, who appreciate the old & early look~

...the little santa doll is completely hand sewn from scraps ~
...right down to his hand-rolled arms and legs...
stuffed with clean rags and has a raw sheep's wool beard.
finished, he measures approx 7" tall.

...the little sampler was stitched onto 28ct. hand dyed linen
using cotton threads in old faded colors (Gentle Art Sampler Threads),
stuffed with clean rags and has a hanger....
finished, it measures approx 5" x 4"~

This dual-pattern is available in limited quantities
and will come to you in a brown-paper sack
instead of a poly-bag...
and you will also receive a hank of our own raw sheep's wool
for the doll's beard~

pattern price - $28.00
with free pony express ~

If you'd like to place an order,
...please email me at not4got@aol.com

Blessings from the Farm,


primitivebettys said...

Another great new pattern, Mizz Lori! :) Love how you combined the dolls & sampler together. Awesome!

basketsnprims said...

Love it, Lori ~ I just emailed you.
Can't wait to get it.

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