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Thursday, July 25, 2013

{ Weep Not }

...here is the finished stitch for my design:
weep not for me...
~ "Weep Not" ~

Three sweet sisters mourning the loss of their departed one.
each brings a gift in remembrance of her ~
... a basket, a wreath and a beloved book.
her favorite blooms accompany her in her journey in a nearby urn
...as an empty ladderback chair awaits another mourner...
Model Stitched onto 30ct Old Farmhouse Linen
available from Notforgotten Farm
using 1 strand of DMC floss over two threads of linen.
model stitched by Felicia Martin



stitch count is 176w x 73h
finished size on 30ct Old Farmhouse Linen = 11.73" x 4.87"
stitched one strand of floss over two threads of linen




floss colors used: DMC

Not sure how I'll finish this one...
I have an antique frame that I might use,
...or I may just make a sawdust pillow out of it and back it with some crewel fabric ~
we'll see!!!
almost finished with 'OWL O'ween' ....
so then that will make three finished.
I will begin stitching
'Widows Weeds'
Miss Flea (Felicia) is finishing up 'Oldwick Burying Ground'...
Thanks for all of your input (emails & comments here) re: my hand dyed linen in darker colors...
I have a perfect WINTER design in mind that I think you'll like ~
and speaking of winter designs, the NOV/DEC issue of Country Sampler Magazine
will include a free cross stitch ornament pattern for you to download from their website along with
the article on our farmhouse....
ahhhh ~ refreshing to think about winter isn't it?
Have a beautiful day my Friends!!
Lori from
Notforgotten Farm


Debra said...

Hi, Lori,

I love "Weep Not" and will add it to my list of future projects. I just ordered your 28ct, and look forward to stitching on it. Today is overcast and cool in my neck of the woods, putting me in an autumnal frame of mind!

Jeannine520 said...

That's the perfect design to hang among my tombstone samplers. Very cool!! ;-)

Kathy Barrick said...

An amazing design Lori!!! I was so lucky to see it in person!


Linda said...

I simple adore your new design!! Cannot wait until I can get it (and your other new ones that will soon be out I hope) - and start stitching!!!!

Linda in VA

msmartello said...

Love Weep Not! When will it be available?


April said...

Love Love Love !!! Can't wait to see the others!!!

NMK said...

Love This too !!!

Sue Tokash said...

Love this, wish my eyes would allow me to cross-stitch but alas no more.

Barb said...

Lori, I just love " Matilda Hornbuckle" in the Halloween JCS magazine!

Louise said...

I LOVE this!!!! :)
But I love everything you design :)


Louise in NC

Robin said...

Love it! Can't wait to see the others too!

Gillie said...

Also love your design in this year's JCS Halloween issue!

Elisabetta said...

I can resist I have to sitch it it's gorgeous!!!!

Isobel -Argante- said...

This is a must have....
I definitly NEED it!!!!

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Really like this design!!
Beautiful work!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Beautiful finish and design!
Oh winter ~ will be upon us soon!
Enjoy your weekend!
Prim Blessings

Barbara said...

O I love it!!!

Anonymous said...


Weep Not is awesome! I can't wait for 'Owl O'ween to be completed...When will these patterns be available?

Maria said...

Fantastic! =)

annie said...

a lovely piece, but heart rending too!

Sandra said...

Everything you do is great and so original~
Homespun Elegance

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