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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Wonderful Things ~

~ Good Morning Friends & Folk ~

I am hoping that you have all been ok in this awful heat that we've been having these last few days…
upper 90's, humidity, storms & just plain 
H O T

PLEASE PLEASE make sure to offer constant fresh water and shade to your animal-friends!
{{{You may all get tired of me saying this, but as a caretaker to so many fur & feathered friends,
it is my obligation to ensure them love, good health & happiness while I'm here!}}

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In other news:
My sweet Hubby Peter has recently been given his FIRST Provisional Patent!!!!
yuuuup! & a woooohoooo to you!
and we could not be more proud of you….
U.S. Pat. Pend. No. 62/158,956 is now Yours!!

Peter came up with this:
"Peter's Pocket Sanding Block"
since he is a woodworker, he knows all of the ins & outs of tools and such ~ 
...and he came up with the idea for this handy device while working one day…
he has designed it to be:
Lightweight ~ weighs only one ounce!
Ergonomic ~ fits in the palm of your hand
and
Economical ~ it uses LESS sandpaper than other sanding blocks on the market today.
and most importantly, it is a
 Made in the USA, 'green' & renewable product ~






perfect size


great for smaller projects...

...and larger projects too!!!

As a folk artist & needlewoman, I use this sanding block for many things…
even to distress my finished cross stitch projects!
by gently rubbing a fine grit sandpaper across the stitches or linen, 
I can create subtle age & wear that resembles the early samplers that we love so much!


I keep one in my larger sewing basket :)
You can purchase one of
Peter's Pocket Sanding Blocks

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AND
just look at this…..




…makes you want to dive in,
no?




I recently received my Designers Ring of beautiful, rich
Weeks Dye Works cotton threads….

I do work mostly with DMC threads ~ 
but I have a few designs in mind that I want to use 
hand dyed threads on, and these are just perfect.




I have chosen my color palette from the hundred of colors sent ~
which was indeed no small fete due to the fact that I think they are ALL beautiful!
I have categorized them here for you in general shades first 
{example: blacks, whites, reds, greens, etc…}
now some of you might think:
 'really? that's RED to her? looks like orange to me…'
but
I 'see' colors differently than most, so humor me ~ lol

oh, and you might want to print out this list below or bookmark this post 
to keep on hand if you are a stitcher of my designs ;)

Notforgotten Farm's color palette for Week's Dye Works threads:

"Blacks"
2103 ~ Pea Coat
3910 ~ Mascara
3900 ~ Kohl
1304 ~ Onyx
4129 ~ Swamp Water

"Greys"
1151 ~ Pebble
1174 ~ Tin Roof
1296 ~ Dolphin
1153 ~ Galvanized
1300 ~ Seagull
1298 ~ Gunmetal
1176 ~ Pewter
1201 ~ Putty
1299 ~ Graphite
1239 ~ Flatfish
1173 ~ Confederate Grey 
1302 ~ Pelican Grey
1198 ~ London Fog
1171 ~ Dove
1259 ~ Pamlico
1266 ~ Caper

"Whites"
1094 ~ Linen
1107 ~ Cattail
1110 ~ Parchment
1111 ~ Fawn
1088 ~ White Lightening
1091 ~ Whitewash
1092 ~ Grits
1101 ~ Light Khaki
1106 ~ Beige

"Browns"
1268 ~ Molasses
1272 ~ Tatanka
1269 ~ Chestnut
1237 ~ Swiss Chocolate
1230 ~ Havana
1271 ~ Bark
2237 ~ Hazelnut
1233 ~ Cocoa
1238 ~ Cappuccino
1236 ~ Mocha
1240 ~ Dirt Road
1228 ~ Pecan
3500 ~ Sand


"Greens"
1261 ~ Celedon
2199 ~ Tarragon
2198 ~ Ivy
2211 ~ Olive
2205 ~ Grasshopper
1183 ~ Artichoke
2208 ~ Lichen
1189 ~ Butter Bean
2210 ~ Citronella
1277 ~ Collards
1274 ~ Terrapin
2201 ~ Moss
1264 ~ Loden
2196 ~ Scuppernong
1191 ~ Dried Sage
1193 ~ Guacamole
2159 ~ Seaweed
2200 ~ Kudzu
2202 ~ Bullfrog
2158 ~ Juniper
2198 ~ Oscar
1256 ~ Thyme

"Yellows/Golds/Mustards"
2219 ~ Whiskey
1223 ~ Schneckly
1201 ~ Putty
1121 ~ Straw
1229 ~ Chickpea
1227 ~ Bright Leaf
1225 ~ Tigers Eye
1224 ~ Amber
2224 ~ Squash
2220 ~ Curry

"Blues"
1284 ~ Cadet
2110 ~ Jay Bird
1155 ~ Blue Heron
2107 ~ Blue Jeans
2104 Deep Sea
1285 ~ Twilight
2108 ~ Battleship
3550 ~ Williamsburg Blue
2102 ~ Fathom

"Purples"
2342 ~ Dutch Iris
2316 ~ Iris
2321 ~ Plum
1288 ~ River Rock
1289 ~ Stepping Stone
2326 ~ Stone
1291 ~ Basil
1313 ~ Purple Haze
1317 ~ Eggplant
1316 ~ Mulberry
1311 ~ Taffeta


"Reds"
2241 ~ Chrysanthemum
2256 ~ Adobe
2239 ~ Terra Cotta
1326 ~ Rust
1331 ~ Brick
2240 ~ Red Rocks
2259 ~ Cayenne

"Flesh-tones"
1131 ~ Peach
1121 ~ Straw

"Oranges"
2236 ~ Copper
2230 ~ Clockwork
2228 ~ Pumpkin
2227 ~ Daylily
2242 ~ Cognac
2238 ~ Sweet Potato
2235 ~ Blaze

and
 these are colors that are very variegated 
and I consider them 'crazy-colors' but in the best way of course :)

"Crazies"
2234 ~ Autumn Leaves
2229 ~ Jack O'lantern
4101 ~ Trick or Treat
4155 ~ Tobacco Road
2213 ~ Beehive
1141 ~ Foxglove
2216 ~ Citron
1181 ~ Cape Cod







I also received from them some 'Tin Roof' and 'Onyx' linens…both in 32ct.
love love love them :)

and my Hallowe'en designs are in the works for cross stitch, 
punch needle, wool appliqué & rug hooking too!!!



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and last but not least ~
today is Day #2 on the Buttermilk Basin Summerthyme Blog Hop


today is
have a visit and see what wonderful things she is up to!!!


have a beautiful day my sweet friends….
~ Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori

5 comments:

Robin said...

Congratulations to Peter on his patent! And congratulations to you on receiving your designer ring of Weeks threads. Looking forward to seeing you new creations!

Robin in Virginia

barb said...

Whew, hard to keep up with you two. Congratulations to Peter. I love the weeks floss, love your posts as they keep me inspired.

quiltsbycheri said...

busy, busy, busy bees......just ordered my sander!

NMK said...

You are both So talented ! To even get a patent , that is so cool ! Congratulations !

annie said...

Congrats to him, I watched the video, it looks Like a great idea!
How proud you must be of him! Hooray!
Loved the color wheel, it looks like fall!
So very pretty!

Previous Postings ~ So much more to see!