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

Our Regular SHOP HOURS are:
Saturdays Only 10:00 ~ 4:00
{weather permitting or I am away at a show/class}

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~ 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 ~


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

~ He's got me HOOKED!

… oh that man of mine ~
he never ceases to amaze me!

I wanted a nice display for his new hooks…
you know, something portable and unique
something that would catch your eye when I bring his hooks to my upcoming shows ~
{not that his hooks alone wouldn't catch your eye ;) }

so he came up with this :



he first made the tiered block to hold his hooks
all nicely in their respective rows….
awesome idea!

then we added to that.
we elaborated & combine our thoughts
to make a unique 'old time' store display!

a sign was needed for the top,
so he made one with a beautiful tulip crest ~




we needed to attach the sign to the base, 
so we rummaged through our 'found' treasures 
… and found two old stair spindles still with tracers of original blue paint.
that not being enough, Peter added two of his hand-turned spools to the tops of the spindles.
yep.
{I added my hand-spun sheeps' wool to the spools and did the painting on the sign}




how can you pick just one?




I can't wait to bring this with me now to display at the shows 
AND have it here in the farm shop for all to see…
so very proud of my Woodsmith-farmer!




the sheep that I drew onto the sign is our logo ~
you may have seen it before, on our tote bags, aprons & tape measures :)
the sheep motif is inspired by my sweet momma-ewe, Esther ~ 
who is a dear old gal who lives with us here at the farm still.




of course I had to add a rug hook, spool of thread & needle to her motif
just for fun and to represent our love of her & what we do here.




Peter is working on another, larger sign for me for the shows, 
~ so I'll share that one with you soon as well.
who knew? now we are sign makers!
ha!



I am working away on the last of the pattern models for our Spring release…
& should be finished with the Lamb in the Clover design by this evening.

If all goes as planned, we will be releasing:
~ "Rabbit Warren" cross stitch design
~ "Bunny Folk" punch needle design
~ "Lamb in the Clover" wool applique/embroidery design
~ "Lamb" thread winder
~ "Rabbit" thread winder
~ "Clover" thread winder
~ a NEW Sewing Box design
~ Our Organic Lavender {for stuffing your projects/sachets}
and 
~ those most-beautiful Hooks!

Have a Happy & Creative Tuesday my Friends!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori

15 comments:

Dogwood Farm said...

You guys are such a great team, could not be more perfect!! xo

Nancy D. said...

Brilliant! That make-do spirit becomes something so original and representative of who you all are and the work you do. P.S. Tell Peter I especially love the handmade spools...

Sandra said...

Oh my gosh, you two have been soooo busy. You are a talented twosome! Love everything~

Patti said...

Lovely sign! Can't wait for the big release and to place my order ;)
Blessings, Patti

Susan said...

What a team! Nice!

Heritage Hall said...

Just love it.... The tulip looks like an Angel tending the lamb....

HomeSpunPrims said...

Love this display piece so much! Your new pattern names are wonderful, Lori! Can't wait to see them all. XXX, Lori

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

Super fabulous!!!

karen said...

You two make a great team! Just beautiful.

NMK said...

That is just an awesome display for the great hooks !!! The wooden spools , the pretty tulip design with your whimsical logo , just perfect in every shape & form !!!! You should make signs too ! Also can you add a few more hours to the day ....you are both so talented !!!

Penny said...

You two are amazing! Such talent and teamwork!!

Cheryl Reeves said...

Be still my heart...you two make the greatest creations. We will all want one..

Cheryl Reeves said...

Be still my heart...you two make the greatest creations. We will all want one..

tinsleymumsey said...

Love that sign!!!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful sign! You and Peter are such a wonderful team....