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Needlework Shop
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3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
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here in the farm shop
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011


what a wonderful word...
it means companion, partner...
someone who is trusted and trusts.
a constant source of inspiration and someone we can count on
to always be there when you need them,
near or far
day or night.

a FRIEND will lift you up and keep you there ~
raising you up with their love & laughter

and is always ready for some fun!
In the spirit of Friendship
I'm having a giveaway for my blogger
this sweet little sewing pouch that I made
from vintage feedsack cloth, an antique cabinet card
and some old ribbon & buttons ~

I've displayed it here shown with old spools of string and sweet annie
but you can tuck in your sewing project, knitting needles or even paint brushes...

to be eligable to win, just leave me a comment here on this post
telling me how special your friends are!
I will draw a name on Saturday January 22nd
and post the winner's name....
just a little token of friendship from me to you ~
Best of Luck my Friends!!!

Blessings from the farm,
~ Lori ~


Kim Christmas said...

HA! Friends or sisters! Aren't they both the same? ;)
They make you smile, they make you cry...and we still old each other up! Blessings to you, I LOVE your Blog every morning with my coffee, whether you're here or not. :)

Joy said...

I could not go through life without my "jewel" of a friend. She's there to listen to me whine, cry or laugh and always, always there for me.

Penny said...

I am so lucky to have 3 daughers and a sister that are my best friends -- they bring me such joy! I also have a friend from childhood that I just love to be with -- how fortunate I am that we still spend time together! Friends, sisters, daughters.... they fill my life with happiness!

Grace Maurer said...


I would love to win your new little creation.

The more friends, the merrier. The best friends are the ones that you don't see and don't speak to for quite some time, but when you do, it's like you speak to them every day. I have so many treasured friends from long ago and many that I have met just recently. We women have such a knack for opening up and letting people in .... that's one of our special traits. I treasure each and every friend old, new and those yet to be met.

Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

LOVE all my friends....near and far! My blogging friends are the best and I dont know what I would do withut any of them!

The Other Me Is Sane said...

Sally and I were friends for 20 years, in and out of touch through the years. My daughter's baby girl was overdue and I was at my daughter's house waiting for the special child. I called Sally 3 times that week, once on Tuesday, twice on Wednesday. On Friday night, Sally's dear husband called me after hearing my messages. Sally died "a little after 3 on Thursday afternoon" he said. Another long week passed, at 10 days overdue they induced my daughter on Wed morning, but her sweet baby daughter didn't arrive until the next afternoon at 3:08, exactly one week after Sally died, the same "a little after 3 on Thursday afternoon".

pam1228 said...

So lucky to have friends who share my love of stitching!!! My daughter, who is my very best friend. What more could one ask for?

Myriam said...

Jolie photo "tendresse".

findusfaithful said...

I am blessed to have many friends - a wonderful husband, 3 great children, and those who come along side of me all week long.

TheRustyThimble said...

Oh Lori what a lovely creation. I would be so happy to win this. There is nothing better then Friends.

HollyC said...

My friends mean the world to me. We love to get together to laugh and catch up. Some of them stitch and some of them don't, but we always have a fun time. Now that my daughter loves to sew, we have become even closer as we stitch quilts together. I feel so blessed to have a "friend" like her.

jonette said...

“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” ..Several good friends (including by best friend, my husband) have helped me through a really hard time the last few years and I have found my song. I am so excited that I will be coming to take the punchneedle class in March. Love this beautiful creation and enjoy your blog. Jonette

primitivebettys said...

Thank you Lori! How fun!

My friends are so special because they support me and brighten each and every day!! :)


prims by olde lady morgan said...

Oh Lori, I so love your token of friendship!
What does it mean to me? Everything, when you have a family like I do, friends are your saving grace!!! I have been blessed with so many wonderful friends.
I say, you can pick your friends, you can't pick your family!!!
I have picked WONDERFUL FRIENDS!!!
Espically after a very stressful, extended family day!!! OLM

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

What a lovely gift to share. I am blessed to have a couple special friends who make even the smallest events in life seem extra special.
Thank you for sharing your talents, you are special.

Anita R said...

Friends are priceless. They are there through thick and thin, they listen to you, cry with you and laugh with you. Friends have lots of faces.

robindefender said...

My dearest friends live very far away from me. I only get to see them a few times a year, and sometimes not even that often. But what's so special about them is, whenever we do get together, it's like we've never been apart. It's like coming home again.

cottageprims said...

Friends are the ones that you can be completely yourself with.No worry if the house is spotless or you had a stay in your PJ's day.They love you just as you come.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Martin House said...

You're my bestest friend!! You inspire me day and night and here and there and anywhere!! I hope I win!! Lov u

Peggy Lee said...

Love the pictures of your "friends" on this post. Just precious!

I have met some of the most soft-hearted girls here in blog land since starting my blog last summer. I am truly blessed.

Thank you for this giveaway offer. I would be so honored to have something handmade by you in my home!

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Hi Lori,
Friends are who make the hard times better and the good times even better. The friends I have made through the years have helped shape who I am. Each one teaching me a little something about myself. Encouraging words, kindness, sympathy,love, compassion. I could go on and on.... Thank you for offering such a beautiful gift of friendship.
Prim Blessings,

Jeannette said...

Hi Lori, Hay you're so right about friendhip.I loved the pix of your donkeys. We have one where I board my horse, Wilson. His name is Ronnie and he has the longest ears and loves treats. Everybody loves him. My husband is my best friend and Maggie, our cat and of course, Wilson. What a character he is. LOL Have a wonderful day.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Love the pictures! What a beautiful creation you made. My friends mean a lot to me, they are the ones that are always there for you no matter what. I'm very blessed to meet so many new ones here in blog land.
Prim Blessings! Robin

Firecracker Kid said...

Hi Lori:) I'm a new follower. You hit the nail on the head. My friends give me so much inspiration, and they're all within a key punch away. It fills my heart to have such wonderful commadery with my online friends. Then there are my four legged friends... they are special to me and provide me with wonderful unconditional furry friendship, and kitty therapy. They are my family:)
Thank you for having this lovely giveaway.


wranglerkate said...

Hello - What a beautiful sewing pouch. And friends - they can save your life when you don't even know it needs saving. A true friend accepts you for who you are and isn't judgmental about it - and is a treasure to have in one's life. I hope that your life is filled with treasures. Kate (kcarr@schwabe.com)

oldecrow said...

Terrific blog topic! I personally think I have two of the best friends anyone could possibly have! Phyllis and Lisa. We go on frequent road trips junkin. By the time I get home I am sore from laughing! I think we are going to have to start wearing "Depends" when we go on these trips. We sure feel good when we get home. I guess laughter is the best medicine. These two would also do anything for you. Two people I can certainly laugh with, cry with and share the ups and downs in life with.
Yep, Phyllis and Lisa are true friends!

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Lori I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I have met some of the most amazing women who have become my friends since I started blogging. I feel so blessed for all of them coming into my life.

flutterbygone's said...

My best friend did soemthing that I was so not used to and that was love me for all of my faults...I was used to family doing that for you, but not always friends...I am soooo blessed!!!

Finicky feline primitives said...

Hello, what a wonderful blog. You are so talented! I am a new follower and so glad that I found you. Sadly, I lost my best friend last December. How I miss having that person in my life who was there no matter what was going on, supporting me, cheering me on or cheering me up. Cherish them today. Finding a new best friend is just not that easy.
We need to appreciate every day we have together....so enjoy your best friends gals.

Evette said...

My friends are what ground me. Their love is unconditional. Their support is endless. Their inspiration boundless. My hope is that I am the same kind of friend. Love your site and patterns. Keep up the good work.

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