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Needlework Shop
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Amherst, VA 24521
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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, April 19, 2015

The 2015 Virginia Rugfest ~

Hello Everyone!!!

we are back home from the 2015 Virginia Rugfest ~
what a great time we had!

Many thanks to Mary Henck and the Shockoe Slip Rug Hookers
 for another awesome show!!

Here are some photos we snapped for you
{{ in between helping our customers, 
....chatting with friends, laughing, snacking and shopping!!! }}

a full house & a super-turnout!
this is the big room where everyone gathers to hook ~ and socialize...

great things happen & friendships are strengthened 
~ when so many come together to share what they love....

a few snaps of the vendors' booths...

beautiful finished goods from 'Like Mother Like Daughter'

whimsical designs from 'Handmaiden Designs'

beautiful hand dyed wool yarns from 'Checkmate Farm'
& the happy-girl you see there is designer Joanne Page of 'Woolly Worms Rugs'

the beautiful girls {and wools!} from 'Seaside Rug Hooking'

a rainbow of hand dyed woolens from 'Mary's Wool Garden'

drool-worthy must-have-wools from 'The Wool Studio'

 and here is our little corner ~

my beautiful sweet friend Robin Muddiman helping us in our room ~

a couple of our tables set up with my books & patterns....

another view of our room...

 I couldn't have made it through the day without
my bff Joan Spalding ~
who helps me load, unload, load & unload again...
and who helps you all with your purchases :)
Joan you are an amazing friend who really shouldn't put up with my shenanigans...
thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there for me!
{{are you ready for the next round???}}

love you my friend!

 Now, onto the rug show...
~ prepare to be amazed!

{{ i love the organic shape and vibrant greens in this little masterpiece!}}

how can you not smile when you look at this rug?

here is my Hex & Frex design {adapted by Kris Miller} hooked by
Kathleen Murray-Boyda....love it hooked with a completely different color scheme!!
{{and Kathleen, thanks so much for the hearty laughs!!! love you!!}}

This beautiful young lady is my dear friend Kathy Newman ~
and she hooked that outstanding larger rug next to her...
 Kathy is a rug hooking instructor in her area of Wake Forest, NC and holds gatherings.
The smaller rugs shown were designed and hooked by Joanne Page of 'Woolly Worms Rugs'

you know I love my owl friends, so I had to include these two....

this is one of my most-favorite people in the world ~
adorable little Jimmie Hayes who is a hoot and is just sweet as pie!!

we love you Jimmie!! Jimmie hooked two fabulous pillows for the event's raffle!!

ok, now I'm going to be in trouble here....
please please please forgive me but this beautiful girl's name escapes my menopausal brain.
I feel SO badly about this ~ if you're "you" and you're reading this, after you're finished scolding me,
can you kindly remind me of your name again?
'YOU' are doing a fabulous job on my "My House" design {adapted by Kris Miller}
....again please forgive ;) it was such a busy time!

here is my "Oh Glorius Day" hooked by dear Pat Cross, rug hooker extraordinaire 

Miss Pat also used my "White Witch" design for her wool appliqué in beautiful colors!

This event is one that I look forward to each year...
seeing all of you, getting to see your beautiful rugs & smiling faces
brings me much joy!!

...my brain & body are tired, but my heart is so very full ~
~ thanks to all who came to the Virginia Rugfest 2015!!!

Jimmie says "bye bye!!"

One more thing before I close this post ~

Miss Felicia Martin ~
Thank you
 for the endless hours of printing, folding and packaging of patterns.
for the cutting of many yards of fabrics.
for the organization of my brain {to the best of your abilities with my limited capacity}
and for your friendship that means so much to me.

~ i love you, now get back to work we have another show in two short weeks!


~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 


Silent Stitches said...

Simply amazing!
I can't decide which one I like the best. Thank you for sharing the photos.(Your display looked fabulous too!)~C

Lori Ann Corelis said...

May I simply say WOW ?


Barbara said...

I don't do rug hooking but I very much appreciate the art. Fabulous showing!

Orange Sink said...

I have to say WoW!! What a fabulous show! I am hoping some day to travel to your state Lori and this event would top of my list to attend!! Gosh everything looked wonderful! I know how much work it is getting ready and setting up... endless hours and your friends... oh my!! How blessed you are to have devoted, hard working, beautiful people there by your side!! All the best for your upcoming shows too!!
Cathy G

The Primitive Window said...

Wow, beautiful rugs and everything looked wonderful.What fun!

susiedele said...

Such wonderful 'eye candy'. I love it all but I especially love "Oh Glorious Day". Looks like bunches of fun.

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Beautiful meeting!

denise said...

Would love to have been there.:-)

NMK said...

What an amazing show, the rugs are just beautiful ! I wish I could have been there too !

linda56 said...

looks like a great time....some day i need to go to one of these....i am still working on the same rug....my goal is to have it done by 2016...lol...i am what they call a slow hooker

old crow said...

Thank you for sharing Lori! Such talented ladies! Beautiful creations!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Somehow, creating this beautiful art has passed me by and I do not know why. My Grandma Carrie (Dads Mom) was a fantastic hooker. I adore the works that these ladies put out. Would love to attend, but 3000 miles is a bit too far for me these days. It certainly looks like fun was had by all.
Fondly with Peace to all,

Cari said...

What an amazing event !! This post is EYE CANDY and soul candy too. Love, love, love all of the amazing pieces !! Thanks for sharing.

Karen Martinsen said...

Thanks for sharing all the fun photos.
I can bask in them as all the retreats and shows are all too far away.

Susie Hoover said...

Absolutely LOVE your Oh Glorious Day rug pattern. And the chicken ones are more favorites!

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