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Needlework Shop
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
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here in the farm shop
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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 ~

Monday, February 28, 2011

A Beautiful Gift ~

...today is my 48th birthday...
and this morning I received the most beautiful gift.

no, it wasn't a new car...
or even new socks ~

the gift was a beautiful new day
waking up in this humble little farmhouse....
surrounded by those I love
& who love me back despite my many inperfections.
my gift was a gentle sunrise, crowing roosters and the smell of fresh-brewed coffee.
it was the clanking of pots in the kitchen as my husband prepared breakfast,
and the usual sounds of the busy morning of my teenager getting ready for school...
being greeting by clamorous chickens and braying donkeys,
each sending me their own unique birthday wishes in trade for some feed....
my gift was knowing that I have family that is caring, loving and supportive
and always ready to let me know when to slow down
(thanks Mommy) ~
sisters who make me laugh,...and cry ~
and cherishing each moment I get to spend with them.

...my gift is being blessed with seemingly endless creativity,
that I, in turn, can gift you with ~
yet, again
I receive your friendships in return ~
that is the biggest & bestest present of all ~

Thank You all for the gifts!!!

Blessings from the Farm...
please visit www.earlyworkmercantile.com
March 1st for my new offerings


mainely stitching said...

Happy birthday, and thank you for the reminder that each moment is the most cherished gift. :)

Shelley said...

Those are very wonderful gifts indeed...enjoy your day....blessings,Shelley

Cindy Lu said...

Happy Birthday Lori. I hope that you have a great one. Hope to see you soon...

pam1228 said...

Happy Birthday, Lori! enjoy your day. You are so blessed with some wonderful gifts.

primitivebettys said...

Happy Birthday Lori girl! :)

Penelope's Beehive said...

Wishing you a glorious day...Happy Birthday!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Happy Birthday! Lori
I hope you have a good one.
Your post was beautiful ~ reminds us that in life material things are not the most important.
Have a blessed day ~ Enjoy!
Prim Blessings! Robin

Coon Hollow Farm said...

Happy Birthday and Belly Button Day Lori! I tried to post on your give away and I think it is at it's max! I am working on two gift baskets to raffle off at out Maple Fest this weekend. Our budget has been cut so bad that we have to do well to feed the many wild animals we take in at the Nature Center. So I am hoping these two baskets bring in a lot of $ for formula and food! Have a great day! Dawn @ Coon Hollow Farm

The French Bear said...

Have a Happy Birthday and enjoy every minute of it.....I will try to send you endless sunshine and lots of joy!!!!
If I was there, of course I would visit your lovely store and shop away!!!!
You are so right, we need to love the life we have and those in it!!
Margaret B

Penny said...

Such a lovely post -- enjoy your day!!

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Happy Special Day to you Lori!
I so enjoy your writings.
Have just a little more fun than you ought to!

Lori Ann

from me to thee......... said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day.....

Peggy Lee said...

A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Lori! Your positive outlook is an inspiration to us all.

cottageprims said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like the best gift ever! You are blessed.Enjoy the rest of your special day.Warm Blessings!~Amy

barbara said...

Happy B-day march girl-mine is the 9th! Right now I am working on a huge penny rug for a friend's holiday gift and a hooked rug for a chair back...would love to win a prize!! yours, Barbara

Martin House said...

Happy Birthday coocoo head! You are a gift to me everyday and I love you!

Courtney said...

Beautiful post, Lori. Happy Birthday. The simpler things in life are always the most precious.

basketsnprims said...

Happy Birthday, Lori ~ each day is a new gift that we should all cherish.

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Happy Birthday! Lori! OLM

Natalia said...

Happy B-Day, Lori !!! Today is my brother's B-day also !! I hope you have a wonderful and fun day.

Lena said...

Happy Birthday Lori. I wish you a day full of everything that is lovely.

Kattywhompus Primitives said...

Happy Birthday Lori, wishing you a day filled with love.

Jeannine 520 said...

Happy Birthday Lori, best wishes for a lovely day.

WoolenSails said...

Happy Birthday wishes to you.
I think that sounds like the perfect birthday to me.


Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Happy Birthday! To have lived on this Earth in a place you love with Friends,Family,Animals is a great Blessing and a Happy Birthday!Cheri

Beckyjean said...

Happy Birthday Lori!! Enjoy your day!!


Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Happy Birthday Lori! We share the same month - mine was the 20th.
Have a primtastic day,

Joy said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Love you and miss you.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

happy happy birthday lori...have a wonderful day...i love all that gratitude you show...blessings, dzintra

2stitchin said...

Happy Birthday Lori! 48, you are just a young chick! Enjoy all that you do today!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Happy Birthday Lori !! What a beautiful post reminding us what matters most :)

The Barn Door said...

Best of Birthdays to you!! What a wonderful way your day started!

Constance said...

Those are indeed the most wonderful gifts. Happy Birthday,


Trudy said...

Happy, happy birthday Lori! Thanks for the reminder to appreciate the little things...we get so caught up with 'life' and sometimes forget to enjoy the moment.

Have a wonderful birthday.


Simply Wendy said...

A belated Happy Birthday, my friend! Hope you had a wonderful day!


Carin said...

A belated Happy Birthday Lori !!

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