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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 ~



Our
Needlework Shop
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~ Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

Regular SHOP HOURS are:
Saturdays Only 10:00 ~ 4:00
{weather permitting or I am away at a show/class}


Friday, July 15, 2011

In Stitches !

Howdy Folks!
it is MUCH cooler here in VA this morning,...

I actually have the windows open!
AHHhhh fresh air!!!


yesterday was a road-trip day for me, Flea & Joan ~

our destination was to Alexandria, VA to a shop called
In Stitches

after a wonderful IHOP breakfast of crepes, eggs, bacon & sausage,
...courtesy of Miss Joan
(Thanks again sweet friend!)

we headed out.....

...it was a L O N G ride,
with me driving, Joan riding shotgun
& Miss Flea in the backseat doing what she does best,
stitching, reading the map &.....napping.


we arrived at the shop
(after arguing with the little on-board "GPS Lady")
((OUR directions were much better))
to find a beautiful shop chock full of stitching needfuls!!
a forest of rounders, full of charts awaited us...
(and see? even the Men Folk love the shop,
He was in to purchase more beautiful wool
for his Needlepoint projects!!!
Real Men STITCH Too!!!)


on display was a LOVELY trunk show of the very talented Sandra's models
...Homespun Elegance
designs are so beautiful!!!!!

walls & cabinets held miles & miles of scrumptious threads from
Crescent Colours, Gentle Art & Weeks Dye Works...


and I was actually dizzy trying to decide which linen I loved best ~
this WALL of linen made my head spin!
(I'm suprised I wasn't thrown out for fondling it all)


but I did decide on the above...
and I have some wonderful ideas for them!!!


our ride home seemed to last forever,
but it's always a delight to be in the company of good friends ~
we got a little "punchy" on our trip back home though,
and that's when the laughter really starts...

I cherish moments made special by silly giggling girlfriends and non-sensical gibberish...
somehow good friends can always understand each other!


If you get a chance to visit
In Stitches
Needlework Shop,
I promise you will not be dissapointed!!

Blessings from the Farm...
Lori

14 comments:

annie said...

I am sooo glad you had a great journey out with your friends, I can feel those creative juices of yours flowing in your post! Enjoy! looking forward to see what you do next!

Nancy said...

Thanks for the tour of In Stitches! I haven't made it up there yet for a visit...but I did discover Cross Stitch Station in Waynesboro just this week! You and your friends need to plan a trip there sometime!

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oh my...fabrics, flosses, and everything wonderful...treasures and temptations at every turn! Quite like a visit to the corner candy shoppe when I was a wee lass. I am delighted that you enjoyed a such lovely journey with friends...a perfect outing for a summertime day surely!

Jane said...

Sounds like it was a lovely trip!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Lori
That looks like heaven for you gals that stitch~ My mom would of loved this shop~ Wow~
thanks for sharing~
smiles
Teresa

oldecrow said...

Yum! That looks like a fantastic shop!That could be very dangerous if I lived close to it! Thanks for the tour. Could you please post the address, just in case any of us are in the neighborhood. I wouldn't want to miss such a great shop.
Thanks,
Wanda

Faye said...

It has been my dream to go there one day....With these pictures, I am headed to mapquest and get things started!!! WOW!!! Thanks!
Faye

HomeSpunPrims said...

What a great shop Lori! There's nothing better than a road trip with friends. Love what you purchased. I'm afraid I'd have to run my hand over all that linen too! lol Thanks for sharing.

earlyamerica 1815 said...

Glorious post today Lori...a wonderful shop to visit, and good friends to make the trip with you...it doesn't get much better, does it? Tina

Ellen said...

Lori, sorry I had to run out on you yesterday. I am glad you had a good visit and thank you SO MUCH for all the kind words and pictures.......see you again soon.
Ellen

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

What a wonderful shop!! Someday when I own my own store I will carry all the wonderful supplies like this for needlework. My uncle used to do needle point, some men do stitch...although the men in my household would never give up the game controller of football in their hands for thread & needle!! ~Kriss~

Cinlyn said...

Ooo...sounds like you had an awesome day! It's overwhelming to visit a shop as such! I'm the same way when I find a needleworks or quilt shop!

Ellen said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day!!

A couple of years ago I made it to In Stitches after having taught for the Loudoun County Sampler Guild. My what a nice shop with lots and lots of wonderful treasures. Thanks for helping me to relive my trip.

Jennifer said...

I went in April this year on our trip and it is a truely beautiful shop. I could look in there for hours.

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

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