~ our ~

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

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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, February 24, 2013

I get by.....

....with alot of help from my Friends ~
My thanks to Miss Joan & Miss Pat for keeping me company in the shop yesterday ~
(and for Miss Nancy & her sweete-as-pie Mom for visiting too!)
your company cheered me up and I love you for that.
(although, at times I was a bit snarky ~! my apologies for venting)
we talked, and hooked, drank tea and had a couple of cookies
(always available for you when you come for a visit)
so I made a little more progress on my Sheep rug ~
I'm a fast hooker, but not a SPEED hooker like my sweet Friend Lori over at
go check out her beauteous horse rug she hooked in record time!
I decided to hook some leaves ~
now I know in the first post I wrote that I wanted to keep the colors in this rug lighter & more neutral
so, it is what it is ~
what color background ? hmmmmm.....

close up of tree trunk & leaves ~

wool coat on sheep is nice & nubby  ~ leaves are hooked more 'orderly'

three different greens make up the colors in the leaves ~
one is my favorite 'poison' green...

love those greens ~

the tree trunks are a green/gold/brown...
nice & muted but still warm & colorful.

hand dyed wools on the trunks, dyed textured wools for the leaves...

I'm thinking of adding more branches...
I want more dimension to them so I think I'll cut my strips really thin and work them in.
right now the trees look to 'heavy' for me....

what are your thoughts about adding some thin branches???
I'll be putting this aside for a couple of days,
as I have to finish working on the model for my upcoming punch needle class
this Saturday, March 2nd here in the shop...
I'll post pics of the finish tomorrow ~
I have a little room left in the class if you'd like to come join us...
you can read about the class up there on my "classes" link under the header of this blog.
Have a beautiful Sunday my Friends ~

Lori from
Notforgotten Farm


jody said...

lori, im just catching up..so sorry little suzie has gone to rainbow bridge... its a tough one. i have sally girl and the 3 kittys are all turning 16. sally right now is kinda day by day... when the kids come home they kinda look at me. im glad you had time with your crafts and friends.. thinking of you lori and i love the rug and colors...

Robin ~ Bird In The Hand Primitives ~ said...

Your Lamb rug is looking so beautiful...I love the trees with the leaves...I think it will look more like early Spring if you don't add to many more branches and leaves ???
Sure wish I lived closer ...I would be at a class or get together in a heartbeat ! Have a Blessed Sunday !!

gracie said...

Just loving that sheep rug!

Lisa said...

Lori, LOVE the sheep rug, my favorite colors! Hope you will be selling the pattern, put me down for one Wish I lived closer, would for sure be in the class. Have a lovely day Lisa

HomeSpunPrims said...

Thank you Lori! I guess I did hook the horse rug in record time and I enjoyed every loop pulled too!! Please know I'm still thinking of you in your loss my friend. I know you are keeping yourself plenty busy and that is a good thing. Hugs, Lori

Maria said...

Lori, Love the Sheep on the hill! This time of year makes me want to hook sheep, bunnies and peeps! I like the rug the way it is.....but whatever you do will be great as you have the a "great touch". Maria

Martha Doe said...
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Martha Doe said...

The sheep rug is looking good! Love the shading on the trees and the sheep; it takes talent to do shading so well! Can't wait to see it finished. :-)

Prim Blessings,

jonette said...

So sorry for your loss. I think some thin branches would look nice. Looking forward to the class Sat.

janet said...

I like the shades of greens you used for the tree and leaves.It looks so nice what you have done so far.Have a wonderful evening.

Jodi S said...

glad to hear you are feeling a little better after Suzy's passing. It is so hard to lose a pet. They are family! Your new rug is coming along quite nicely! Love the design and can't wait to see it finished!

Kimberly said...

Sorry to read about your loss, it can be so hard. Family (including furry ones) & Friends are such a comfort & always a blessing. I too find comfort of knowing one day they'll meet again, what a day that will be. Your rug is looking beautiful. Blessings to you. ~All My Best, Kimberly

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