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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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~ 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, July 9, 2013

{ I've been framed! }

SO Excited to share this with you!
here is the frame that will be available to hold your finished
"Reverend Gourdon Squashbottom" design ~
our "Folk Art Sun" colonial-inspired frame:

Peter & I thought something 'different' would be the best way to showcase
'the Rev' and we think this fits him perfectly!
The Sun motif reminds me of something that might be found on an antique fraternal piece,
 such as a plaque or sign ~ the shape of the pediment is strictly primitive.
the Gold paint is 24k gold paint that I use sparingly, but had to use it to accent this frame...
...what do you think?

Peter made the frame from my design out of our home grown & hand milled Poplar wood...
I hand painted, distressed and waxed the frame with a nice rub of beeswax to seal & protect it...
close-up of the Sun motif shows where I applied wear to replicate an antique frame....
Peter added a drilled hole to hang from!
 The frame measures approx. 14 1/4" wide x 15 1/2" high to the very top ~
the inside dimensions measure approx. 11 1/2" wide x 9 1/2" high

The Revered Gourdon Squashbottom
©Notforgotten Farm 2013
 The pattern for the 'Rev', and the finished, painted frames will be available SOON ~
we are in the process of stitching more models and designing more unique frames for them...
I'll share our progress here on the blog :)
I wanted to also let you know that I've added a link at the top of this blog for my
now you can click on the tab and open the page
where you will find all of my free cross stitch designs for your stitching pleasure ~

and here is our little Minew ~
watching me photograph the 'Rev' outside this morning ~
she is growing into a beautiful young girl and her stripes have really begun to show...
peeking through the fence

half way in or out?

hello pretty-girl
Did you notice the new badge at the top of my sidebar?
my "Matilda Hornbuckle" cross stitch design will be in the upcoming
 due out any day on newsstands ~ or you can purchase the downloadable file by cliking the link.

I'm excited about being in this wonderful publication for the second year in a row!
woot woot!
Hoping you all have a wonderful day my Friends!!
Lori from
Notforgotten Farm


1890* said...

What a fabulous frame!!
* A Simply Gorgeous addition to your designs!!
I can't wait till these are available!

A wonderful day to you

Anonymous said...

LOVE this!!!! The frame is gorgeous!

Scattered Threads said...

BRAVO!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! and I Love it.

gracie said...

Love it.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Makes me wish I was a stitcher ~ I love them both!!

Elisabetta said...

I'll end up not to repeat that the pattern is great and the frame even more! Overall an excellent result my dear Lori!

Faye said...

Lori, yes! Please do announce when that frame is available!... It's just too darn cute! Squashbottom, horn buckle,..I'm LOVIN' these names. :)

Val Reaves said...

Well done! Just wonderful! The perfect frame and love the sun...
You both did it again!
Val in Kansas

Carolyn Boutilier said...

The frame is a perfect match for The Reverend. Great job.
Carolyn Boutilier

Ronda said...


woolwoman said...

WON-derful frame - just awesome and congrats on being selected 2nd year in a row for the JCS Halloween issue - I'll be looking for everything in this post to up for sell. Melody

Kathy L. said...

Awesome frame.

Thank you for the freebie link. I was happy to have all your wonderful fun designs in one place.


stitchinpeanut said...

Oh my goodness...I love BOTH the frame and the chart... Oh my... I might have to start saving so I can get both of these... Oh I just love him... With his little lamp... I have the perfect place to hang him... And this frame is just lovely... It is perfect...

Kathy Barrick said...

Stunnnnnnnning Lori!!! Wow!!!!

littlemancat said...

So nice! And the kitty is beautiful too! Love her pretty eyes.

denise said...

Love them both! -♥Denise

Chris said...

Wow!!! What a great piece and the frame is fabulous :)

Nancee said...

PURRRRFECT FRAME. Have you ever considered making gripper frames for punchneedle? I have one I'd like to have reproduced.

Anonymous said...

The frame is awesome with mr. squashbottom, love it.

(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

Judy said...

Love the design and the frame is perfect for it. Minew is beautiful!


Sandra said...

Wonderful Lori, as usual!!
Homespun Elegance Ltd.

Sharon said...

I love the Rev and his kitty friend (and your Minew!) and can't wait for the design to be available! Such good things come from your needle and farm :)


Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Oh my gosh I Love the frame ~ I even like that you detailed the sun with a face on it!!!
Congratulations for be published again. I'll have to watch for it.
Prim Blessings

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