~ our ~

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

Regular Farm Shop Hours:

Saturdays Only ~
10:00 - 4:00

Or Call/Email to make an appointment to visit us another day ~


~ 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 ~

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Surviving the Storm ~

Safe & Sound here at the farm ~
no loss of power, no trees down.
not so lucky for others, especially for our family members in Connecticut.
Keeping you all in my thoughs while we recover.
while being hunkered down, I decided to dye up a batch of 30ct Olde Farmhouse Linen ~
because I will be offering the Christmas/Winter patterns available in kit form, and because I just sold out of what I had of it in my Etsy shop ~
I really stained it good & grubby and I LOVE the look...
the 'spots' and faded areas, the wrinkles and creases
helo to make it look like it was found in an attic somewhere...

I will be offering some in my Etsy shop in a few minutes...
please let me know what you think?
and, I've received quite a few emails regarding the beautiful green & red sampler in my current header up there....isn't it SO pretty?
no, it isn't mine or in my personal collection ~
I found the picture online somewhere and it is an actual antique...
some of you have asked if I will be 'reproducing' it and I'm happy to say that I will be
designing one similar to it in similar colors, as you can see by the DMC floss below:

Had to show you a picture of my little cast-iron hand/statue ~
'she' helps me with my stitching by holding a tiny little hoop, good old scissors
and a velvet strawberry made by Stacy Nash
how cute....

the picture below shows a framed wedding photograph that I've had for years...
25 yrs, to be exact...

I love the look of old photos ~

but, this photograph is not old ~
it is a photograph of Peter and I, taken on our honeymoon 25 yrs ago!!

we honeymooned at Mounty Airy Lodge in the Pocono Mountains of PA ~
{{which was all the rage back in 1987...}}

we were out for a drive and happened upon a photography studio named
"Lucky Ned Pepper's Picture Parlor"
where for a small fee one could be dressed in period clothing
and have your picture taken in sepia-tones ~
we thought this was thee coolest thing ever, and I'm so glad we did this...
don't we look fabulous??
look at that expression on Peter's face!!!
I, on the other hand, look ghostly...
that suits me just fine ;)

well friends, must get back to my stitching...
hoping you all have a creative & SAFE day wherever you are ~
Blessings from Notforgotten Farm...


NMK said...

So Happy to hear you are fine & well , hopefully your family in CT will get power soon & be safe. Your linen looks awesome ! Love your old tyme wedding picture ! Really Neat ! See you were Way ahead of your time with Neat ideas !!!!

Susan Goldstein said...

I live very close to Mt. Airy. It was losed for a few years and is now a casino!!!

Susan Goldstein said...

*Closed, sorry!

cucki said...

So Happy to hear you are fine & well..
big hugs cucki xx

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

I've always wanted to dress up for a picture like that! :-)

Faye said...

Glad to know you guys survived the storm.... Poor folks up NE... wow, such devastation... Love the model Ms Flea whipped up!!! Too cute!

primitivebettys said...

I'm very happy to hear you are safe & I pray the best for you family in CT.

Lovely pic of you & Peter <3

Paula said...

Dear Lori, I am glad you are safe and sound! I will pray for your family in Connecticut. I feel so badly for all those effected. Your linen is beautiful and the thread colors are so pretty! I loved all of your beautiful vignettes and the darling photo of you and Peter! Blessings, Paula

Alice said...

So funny--my husband and I honeymooned in the Poconos 31 years ago. You're right, it was the thing to do. And we have a similar picture from our early years, too. Ours is from a theme park.

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