~ our ~

Needlework Shop
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~ Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

Our Farm Shop is currently
CLOSED for Renovations!
Etsy shop is always open


~ 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, December 12, 2015

So ~ Here's my Challenge:

Good Saturday Morning
 Friends & Folk!

I actually pulled some LOOPS on my 
Out Of Hand Rug Hooker's Challenge Rug
yesterday while in the farm shop!
that makes me so happy ~

not many loops, but some at least…

I love my little red squirrel and acorns 
{hooked from that same awesome wool from Mary Henck that I told you about in a previous posting}
and now I'm working on his background ~

I want this rug to be scrappy & old-looking of course.
So I'm using 99% as-is wools with just a hint of hand dyads thrown in for good measure.

...these are the coordinating black wools I'm using at the moment, 
both from The Wool Studio ~ Rebecca Erb

and here is my challenge to myself:
the wools.
these wools.
ALL of these wools.

those uglies & not-so-pretties…the last wools we would pick to be in our rug.
THOSE are the wools I want to hook with!
 WHY would I use those colors you may be thinking out loud or to-yourself?
because I'm that kind of girl. and because I can.
and because in my mind's eye ~ I think it will come out beautifully.

we'll soon see…..

I'll be happy to just finish this ~ 
and am even more happy that my rug isn't going to be judged 
amongst those that are included in the Challenge!
OY! there are some beauts in the running!!

Our Group's Rug Challenge deadline is January 3rd 2016 {seriously around the corner!}
and the finishes are rolling in daily…
I cannot wait to share with the Rug Hooking World 
all of these inspirational, colorful & heartfelt rugs made by the sweet hands of fellow hookers!

If you are a rug hooker, and are not yet a member of our Facebook Group:
the Out Of Hand Rug Hookers
send me an invite request & I'll be happy to add you…
this isn't an invite to join along on the CHALLENGE though, 
that is CLOSED to any new members.


Remember that the Farm Shop here is OPEN today
10:00 ~ 4:00
 ~ come on out & hook with us!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 


Nancy D. said...

Lori, there's nothing "squirrely" about using those colors…your mind's eye has perfect vision! How do you do it so fast, though!!? Have a marvelous day!

gracie said...

I love your creativity...

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

This design just might make me take up hooking just like my grandmother did. Looking good

Peace for all,

debbie haggard said...

Lori, there is no such thing as an 'ugly' piece of wool!! they will all blend beautifully and we'll all be drooling and envious :-)

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