~ 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, February 10, 2011

A Morning Ritual ~

Every morning,
we wake to the sounds of our Roosters crowing...
telling us that it's time to get out of bed ~
start the day,
...rise & shine.

I am in charge of feeding all of our animals weekday mornings,
Pete has weekend-duty....
we have about 20-or-so chickens,
and they never fail to make us laugh
and entertain us,
when they're hungry....

they will clamor near my feet,
hoping to snatch a bit of feed or scratch from the bucket ~
sometimes tripping me
flying up to perch on my head....

This is my finished Punch Needle pattern
"Feeding the Chickens"
and it will be available this weekend along with more new designs...

my latest body of designs are greatly influenced
by my daily routine here on the farm,
and through them I offer you small glimpses of my life...

quiet country farm-life may seem mundane to some of you city girls,
but I wouldn't trade it in for anything ~

I'd rather wake peacefully to a rooster's crow
than traffic ~ any morning!
I'll be in the shop today,
... filling and packing orders
back to finishing up the other PN designs to share with you...
...we had snow last night!
only a dusting, but it was enough to keep Hannah from school...

Hoping you all have a beautiful day!!
Blessings from the Farm...


Debbie said...

Having raised chickens, I really enjoyed your story and love your needle punch! I received a needle for doing this at Christmas and need to try it sometime.

Debbie K

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Debbie ~ you will LOVE doing Punch Needle, if you need any help, just ask!

jonette said...

I used to have chickens too so I can identify. Will you be at Winter in the Valley Sat? Hope to see you there.

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Hi Jonette...
no, I won't be vending this year at the show...

Penny said...

Love this punch needle! Such nice colors -- and I love that you base so many of your works from everyday life. Another great pattern -- wish I did punch needle!!

The Barn Door said...

I'm with you....give me roosters anyday. I have to spend 6 or more months in Phoenix looking after my dad and I am always so glad to get home to country life!!

Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

I love it! Great story too thanks for sharing!

Ronda said...

Love this new pattern Lori. My grandparents lived in Tenn and I went there in the summer for visits, it is those visits that came to my heart and mind when I saw this pattern..the rooster sure did get us up early..



Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What charming work. I'm afraid I don't have that country life, but I enjoy seeing yours! Your punch work looks like fun. I just found you so I'm off to go see what more of your wonderful art.

Lena said...

Lori, this design is charming. I love it, and so many others that you've made over the years.

Some of us city girls, are really country girls at heart, so everything that you share here, touches that place inside of us, and gives us a place to "be".

Thank you for your lovely blog.

Patti said...

Mundane? ~ Never!
Peaceful? ~ Always!
Your stories make me dream of living in the country someday...
Your new design makes me wish that I enjoyed needlepunch, but it just wasn't for me... Maybe someday you'll translate it to cross stitch... or even wool applique :)
Blessings, Patti

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