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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, June 7, 2012

A Friend's Painting in Wool, and a Party!!

Good Morning !!!
we have been very busy here this past week, hence the sporadic postings...
but we have good reason ~ we're getting ready for Hannah's graduation & party this coming saturday...we have family coming in from Connecticut, and friends from near & far...
(I know I'm going to 'lose it' at the graduation, so I will pack lots of tissues, and won't wear mascara)
I'll share pics next week!!

and I have to show you this beautiful hooked rug, or as I like to describe it as,
a painting in wool....
Jane was one of my first students here when we moved to VA from CT...
She took to hooking like a duckling takes to water and has since hooked tons of smaller pieces, chairpads, wall hangings & pillows, but this is - as Jane described to me - is her Opus...her biggest hooked project yet:

 look closely & you see the detail in the workers picking strawberries and how about the John Deere tractor in the field and grazing bovines in the pasture...
...all nestled beneath our beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains ~

here is the note she wrote to me in her email along with her pictures...
Hi Lori,I just finished this piece and I wanted to show you.
Without your guidance and encouragement, I never would have tried anything as complicated. In early May I went to Seaman's Strawberry fields to pick for the first time. This was the view from the field. It was so impressive to me. I sketched out the basics and Steve drew it up for me. It measures 23"X18" and is the largest piece I've ever done. I have to say, I'm pleased with the results.
Again - many thanks for the gift of your teaching.
Much love,

I am the lucky one, because I get to meet so many folks who create beautiful things with the help of my teaching...I am the one who is blessed !!!
Blessings from the Farm!


Margaret said...

Jane's rug painting is beautiful and gives me hope that I will be able to create something as wonderful one of these days. Thanks to you, Lori, for passing your skill, talent and knowledge to beginners. Have a wonderful time with family and friends as you celebrate Hannah! As parents, we want to give our children wings--it's Hannah's time to fly. Blessings, Margaret

Rita said...

Wow! You must be a great teacher! Jane did a fantastic job on this. Just gorgeous!!

woolyredrug said...

Congrats to Hannah...and Mom and Dad, too! Were do the years go???
Jane's rug is awesome...I can taste the sweet strawberries...just wonderful!
Have a fun celebration! ~L

Nancee said...

Beautiful, how rewarding to see one of your students soar!

Jane said...

Lori - I am beyond words! Thanks so much for all your nice comments and encouragement! Thanks, too, to the other ladies who said so many nice things. As I've told you, before I met you, I never did anything artistic. Now I AM soaring!!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Jane ~ now don't be shy! I've told you before how proud I am of you...this is just one of many opportunities for you to shine!
Be proud...you deserve it!
~ L

annie said...

It's beautiful, love the details! How great to see what you helped her achieve!

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