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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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here in the farm shop
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specifically designed for rug hooking, punch needle, applique, embroidery and cross stitch ~
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

darn scissors & stitches ~

There are many things I love to collect,
but sewing related items are my definite weakness ~
and I know I'm in Goode Company!

yesterday, whilst out running errands, I stopped in our local antiques mall...
no plans, no directives as what to look for, just a short trip through the booths
would be all I needed for a quick 'fix'.
in the first booth I entered, I found three black sock darners ~
now Joan & Flea both collect them too, so I thought, well why not me too.
I am limiting myself to only adding black darners to my collection,
as to not tempt myself into
becoming a
ready to stitch ~

my last booth warranted these fine stork scissors...
perfect. I need more scissors, right?
(don't you?)

but these are not your 'average' scissors....
the pair on your left are pretty normal looking ~
but the pair on the right?..........

are H U G E !!!!!
I couldn't pass them up...they are Solingen scissors,
made in Germany & as sharp as well, scissors....
have you EVER seen stork scissors this big before?
(me neither, had to have them)
biggest stork scissors I've ever seen.

I also found a green velvet frame that will hold one of my new christmas samplers...
(will share pics of that later)

and below, you can see the beginning-stitches of one of four new cross stitch designs-to-come ~

all will be stitched onto my own hand dyed
Old Farmhouse Linen
and all four will be available in kit OR pattern form!

osage oranges, black darners & scissors ~ oh my!

tiny little stitches ~ in oerfect neutral/drab colors that we love.
can you guess what this will become?

linen & thread
the names of the new designs are:

"Tinsel Towne"

"Peace to All"


"S. Claus"
you'll find me in the shop today, getting ready & setting up for
STACY NASH's class here on Saturday...
can't wait to see her again and all of the students!
(I'll take lots of pics to share)
Have a beautiful Autumn Day my Friends!
Blessings from Notforgotten Farm...


Krista said...

what fun finds! I the love stork scissors, those are my favorite to collect, but have never seen them so BIG!

annie said...

wow, love those, they are big, can't wait to see your new designs!

cucki said...

wowwwwwww so pretty..
have a lovely day.hugs xxx

NMK said...

Osage oranges ??? They are so cool looking, never saw those before ...
You have the neatest sewing collections...I wish I had my Grandmother's,but my Mom still uses them. She doesn't tend to use them much anymore, I keep dropping hints how I would Love them some day !

Bridge said...

What lovely finds! I have never seen storks that big!! Very unique.

P.J. said...

Love those stork scissors!! I miss the hedge apples we used to gather in Kansas this time of year. Used to keep a huge basket of them on the porch.

Simple Pleasures said...

I love those scissors so much. I have been without a computer for a week and am glad to be back and catching up with my favorite blogs! I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Such wonderful finds ~ I have picked up a few sock darners over the summer and love them.
Love the big stork scissors ~ never seen them that big before ~ truly a treasured find.
Can't wait to see your newest designs!
Prim Blessings

Elena - Gatti e Crocette said...

Lovely scissors!
Can't wait to see your new designs!
Have a nice WE!

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

Great finds! I really wish I lived close enough to come to the classes, looking forward to what I know will be perfect new designs!! ~Kriss~

Logan said...

I think you made very practical purchases!!!


Linda said...

I'm saying it is either an angel's robe or Santa's really odd looking beard! Love love LOVEEEE those stork scissors! Good thing I wasn't there or we would have been stabbing each other while we fought over them - ha!

Linda in VA

Jacqueline said...

Love the scissors..both of them. And can't wait to see pic's of your upcoming class.

Thanks for sharing

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