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

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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 ~

Sunday, August 5, 2012

*NEW* Punchneedle Pattern ~

and a pleasant Sunday to you my Friends!

it is a bit drier today, (thank the stars) humidity-wise, but we need rainfall terribly...
there is a nice breeze and I can hear Mother Nature softly sighing, wishing this hot, dry Summer would come to an end....

So, as with most of you,
my thoughts are drifting off to Autumn...

and I'd like to share with you a new pattern for your amusement!

"Little Thief"
primitive punch needle pinkeep
on tin thread stand

a little grey squirrel has stolen an acorn for his winter larder....

his tail is dimensionally-punched for a great 3-d effect!!!
 hand-beaded edging for a folky look ~

Pinkeep is removeable too!

perfect to hold your pins & needles

see how high I punched his tail?

((please excuse the cat hairs!))

I will be listing this pattern in my ETSY shop today ~
I will be selling the paper pattern ONLY!
you can purchase the tin pinkeep/threadholder base from Ali at

Hope you like it!
I'll be designing more of these pinkeeps to fit this base, so you can switch them out seasonally too!

Blessings from the farm,


kelley said...

love it!!!he is too hilarious...

Simplethyme Prims said...

Love it!...

Orange Sink said...

Oh Lori,
What a sweet design! LOVE the tail!!
Cathy G

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

What a handsome looking squirrel. He does look like he's up to something :D

Jane said...

What a cute little "Eat-nut"!! I've been hooking and punching roosters, lately.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Isn't he cute!!!
Wonderful design Lori!
Prim Blessings

cucki said...

love it so much xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello- I looked on Ali's website but did not see the holder??

WoolenSails said...

That is such a fun piece, reminds me of the silly squirrel in the ice age movies, lol. I am finishing a wedding pillow, then I can have fun trying your pumpkin piece. Always like things i can make as gifts for friends.


Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

If you visit Ali's blog, and go read her older posts,you'll see the tin pinkeep/thread spool holder...vitis her website and get her email addy, ask her about the tin keep!

By Thy Hands Tinkerings said...

WoW!!! Love this little pinkeep!!! Sucha creative lady you are...


Anonymous said...

Oh my! I love this little guy, Lori ~ that puffy tail is wonderful!


Doreen said...

LOVE IT..SO sweet!

Ronnie said...

I love it, I really like the look of the beads and would like to try it on something. What kind of beads do you use. Love your work!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Having raised several sets of orphaned baby squirrels(the latest posted on my blog) I adore this pattern.

Mugwump Woolies said...

At our house, we have a special place in our hearts for these fluffy little critters...this little guy is so sweet.

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