~ 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

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

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 ~

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Eliza Ann Sarah Shrimpton ~ Her Work aged 7 years & other news...

I recently acquired this simple sampler
and thought I'd share her with you all ~

Eliza Ann Sarah Shrimpton  Her Work aged 7 years

measuring approx. 11 1/2" x 15" and stitched onto loosely-woven homespun linen.

a subtle alphabet above a lower central motif of a potted flower, flanked by trees with birds atop.
a couple of crowns, 2 little dogs and her name & age ~

Once I removed her from the frame, the backside of the sampler revealed beautiful thread colors:
purple, acid green, cobalt & indigo blue....

faded coral threads that were once a vibrant purple ~
Worked by tiny hands, the somewhat large stitches are worked 2 over 2 on the linen, 
I believe it to be  22ct (11ct)...uneven weave, and the threads worked look to be wool/silk...

neat & tidy for such small hands
 the edges of the sampler were turned back and stitched with green threads, 
...pulling the linen's edges for a very pleasing effect ~

frame is not original to this sampler.
 there is no date or provenance to this sampler,
so I can only speculate on when & where it was made...
any suggestions?

tiny holes and some broken linen threads are apparent,
but otherwise a sweet and charming work of heart & hand ~

~ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ~
I'm thinking of replicating this sampler 
and others in my collection to offer as patterns for you to stitch as well ~
will keep you posted on that!


*I will be updating our CLASS Schedule (link on sidebar)
and wanted to let you know that the Winter Classes are going to be awesome!
I LOVE holding classes in the shop during the colder months ~
the woodstove will be piping, the kettle will be whistling and what better way to spend a day than to be in the good company of like-minded friends??
Our first class will be held November 23rd and will be a
 beautiful Burlap Wreath class project taught by Nancy Bauer ~
she will also be teaching us how to make our very own 
soothing healing balm for our chapped winter hands
(More info & details to come SOON!)


*Preparations are being made for our upcoming
Christmas Open House
which will be on Saturday, December 7th 10:00 ~ 3:00
we will have wonderful, fresh primitives, new rug hooking kits & wool, handmades & needfuls.
Refreshments will be served, 
and I'm thinking Santa & Mrs Claus will be here to greet you again!!

and lastly,
... I wanted to thank all of those who are voting for the Hallowe'en Challenge finishes!
I TOLD you they were awesome!!!!

I will be in the shop today ~
if you're in the area, stop on in and visit for a while :)

*Blessed be, my Friends*
 ~ Lori ~


denise said...

Oh how i wish i lived close by.Sounds like so much fun.

evelyne staebler said...

H is Evelyne from France. I love!!!!
woaoowww , I speak not good English , but I have understand.I a m ok ....
kisses , evelyne.

Linda said...

awesome sampler....also love your font !

Rugs and Pugs said...

Love the sampler!!!
Pug hugs :)

Robin said...

Fabulous sampler find, Lori! Would love to see you reproduce it!

Robin in Virginia

taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

Oh, I wish I loved closer!!!! :(

quiltsbycheri said...

what a sweet and charming sampler indeed.....i am always so amazed by the needlework of yesteryears......

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

How perfect! I'm happy for you that it now resides in your home.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

What a Treasure! Wished I lived closer too ...
Peace to all,

Jane said...

It was so nice to see you and Peter today!! Please sign me up for the Burlap wreath class. That sweet sampler has found THE BEST home at Notforgotten Farm!

cucki said...

I wish I live closer then I can come and visit you all..
Lovely sampler x

Chris said...

What a sweet sampler!

TeresaM said...

WOW! That sampler is beautiful! I so wish I was close enough to attend your classes!

Trace4J said...

Truly a treasure.
I sure wish I lived closer.
I would so love to visit you.
I know you have been busy but I am still interested in a trug box.
Woolie Blessings

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