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

Our Regular SHOP HOURS are:
Saturdays Only 10:00 ~ 4:00

{weather permitting or I am away at a show/class}

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~ 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, May 5, 2013

{ Spring Open House }

 
Yesterday we woke at 5:30 and headed out to the shop
for some last minute preperations before opening the door ~
for our (I can't believe this) 6th Spring Open House!
 
Nocchi was still stirring from slumber...
     

the shop's porch was decorated with old farmhouse-finds
...and hooked items from Cindy (Mountain Hollow)
 


it was a chilly day, but the warmth of Friendship made it all better...
 

 
 the Gardener,
(a.k.a. Peter)
 did a FABulous job on the herb gardens...
 













 
an old, OLD swinging butter churn in original blue paint
decorated the front of the shop...
 





greetings friends!


 
my sister, Louisea ~ makes these wonderful hyper-tufa pots ~
perfect for your herbs...they have a wonderful oldtime farm look to them that we just LOVE!
 
 





 
Joans' antique gathering baskets, Cindy's handmade folk art & dolls...
and antique chicken feeder & waterer ~
 


 
Step in and shake off the Early May chill ~
 









beautiful wool applique runner hand made by Felicia...
handgs on the glass door of our old hoosier ~
 









our guests were treated to blueberry muffins, mini chocolate chip muffins, butterscotch strudel ~
fresh strawberries & grapes and pink lemonade...yum!
 














 
fantastic hooked rugs and mats from Sherry (fromsherrysheart)
 





 
a basket-full of hooking goodness from Karen (Primitive Spirit) waits...
 


 
 straw filled pillows from Robin (Millstone Mercantile)
in an old red basket...one of my folk art paintings too.
 








 
it was a great day, and we're always so happy to see our old friends and meet new friends too!
we ended our day feeling blessed to be able to share what we love doing with so many...
our thanks to all who helped out & visited with us ~
 


27 comments:

denise said...

beautiful! just beautiful! sure wish i could have been there. Denise

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Oh! it looks beautiful. Wished I lived close enough to have been there.

moosecraft said...

So inviting! I hope to visit one day!

The Evening Stitcher said...

That's it...I'm moving to Virginia...just to shop at your store, Lori!!! It's beautiful..I can't believe how much it's grown since my visit back in 2007...so many wonderful wonderful things you have to offer! Peter and you have really worked hard over these past few years to make it what it is today...your efforts have really paid off! Thanks for posting so many jaw dropping and awe-ing pictures! Love it!!

Martha Doe said...

Oh Lori,

Such wonderful welcoming pictures...wish I knew someone wanting to make the drive from the Carolinas...maybe next time.

Thanks for sharing with so many beautiful pictures! :-)

Martha 4theluvofprimitives etsy

marly said...

That's a lot of work Miss Lori and you did an excellent job (the gardener helped!).

Saundra said...

Goodness, I didn't realize you shop was so big; knew it was delightful and cozy tho. Did I miss a booklet? What's that booklet I see, as it isn't Chicken Scratch.

Saundra

The Wool Cupboard said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the "tour" Lori! I would love to see your shop in person one day.

Hugs, Linda

backporchcarver said...

Just when I start to feel so alone with my passion , you give us this picture tour of such a wonderful place. I would love to be able to come and browse but since I can't this is just awsome, great pictures,I loved the tour, thanks.

Lori Ann Corelis said...

What a perfect couple . . . "the Hooker and the Farmer"
Of course that doesn't begin to describe the two of you!
Your shop m'dear is on my "bucket list" !
Thank you for all your sharing and giving!

Lori Ann

Orange Sink said...

Excuse me Lori while I wipe the drool off my keyboard! OMgoodness gracious!! Your shop is DREAM!!!
A trip to VA directly to your shop is on my bucket list!
You and your handsome gardener should be mighty proud of the fabulous results ofo your hard work!
Hugs!!
Cathy G

primitivespirit said...

you have done a masterful job of styling your shop and gardens! i agree with other commenters, as i also wish i lived nearby to attend. everything is just what i love! all the best to you, karen

primitivespirit said...

you have done a masterful job of styling your shop and gardens! i agree with other commenters, as i also wish i lived nearby to attend. everything is just what i love! all the best to you, karen

Three Sheep Studio said...

Loved your pictures and the picture perfect weather ! Wish I could have visited...I used to have a daughter that attended Liberty University...could have been my excuse to travel to your open house !
Rose

matty said...

Coming to see you! After meeting you at RugFest, I am smitten, yes, smitten, with primitives! Have my darling little piece I purchased from you in the wings waiting for the semester to end so I can hook, hook, hook! Looks like a perfectly wonderful day! Jealous of all who could come! And, planning my trip soon!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

WOW ... an amazing accomplishment. It all looks so inviting and beautifully executed. Ohhhh, how I would love to live closer. I would have had a field day.
Wishing you both much success, with Peace & Blessings,
Barb

NMK said...

I could just look at all your Wonderful pictures over & over & over !!!! Your shop, gardens & surroundings look so pretty. But I want to see it in person & be able to touch all the neat things in your shop !!!Maybe all of us Gals who want to SEE you in person should rent a bus !!!!

Esse-Riekje said...

Too bad The Netherlands are so far away....Beautiful everything....

Sandra said...

Looks absolutely delightful. You are very blessed Lori. Congratulations on a perfect day.
Sandra
Homespun Elegance
www.plainfancymerchant.blogspot.com

Cindy Lu said...
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Cindy Lu said...

Just wanted to let you know that I had a great day hanging out with good friends as always. I look forwad to seeing you next weekend. Hugs to you.
Cindy (Mountain Hollow)

linny said...

What a wonderful looking shop, maybe I'll get to visit one day. Thanks so much for great tour.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

DianeM said...

Oh Lori - It all looks soooo wonderful. The people who live close enough to visit you sure are lucky!
Smiles, DianeM

TeresaM said...

Everything looks great! I really must make it down sometime. Sorry I missed this Saturday!

Karen said...

All I can say is SHOPPING ENVY...oh my goodness I saw so many wonderful treasures!
Outside and inside is so beautifully set up and inviting.
Blessings,
Karen

Linda said...

looks awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! my very favorite picture is the one taken outside with your wonderful farmhouse in the background....would make a pretty header for your blog

HomeSpunPrims said...

Everything looks wonderful Lori! Sure wish I could visit. Looks like the weather was beautiful. Thanks for showing us. Hugs, Lori