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

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10:00 - 4:00

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Monday, February 1, 2016

~ A Little Birdie ~

a tiny feathered-thing came to visit yesterday…

… he appeared in my sewing basket & wanted to learn to fly.

a tiny magpie with calico feathers & a red-breast

fragile rusty wire legs and small stitches brought him to life.

please hop on little friend…
we have much to do!

those bead-y little eyes watch me as I work…
nodding and approving & sometimes scolding as magpies often do...

no, please don't go ~
please stay with me a while longer?

I have yet to build a nest for you
a cozy little place where you can live forevermore ~

I'll weave it from raw flax & donkey-hair…
some sheep fluff and thread snippets
all in true magpie-fashion ~

Oh! I almost forgot to mention what this little bird has to say ~
fly on over to
to see what I have for you!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~


Nancy D. said...

Absolutely darling, Lori…you really captured the essence of Magpie...

Dogwood Farm said...

I love them both!! ox

Silent Stitches said...

Awww..he's precious. Your creations have a Spring vibe! Starting to feel it in the air here too. :-) Enjoy the day everyone! Best wishes. ~C

Daniela said...

I also do live in the open country and I love my pristine nture so very much !
I've discovered you via Christine, and I'm following you with so much joy, yours are works of art !!!
I also, in my way, try to keep the past alive !
Blessings to you from Daniela at ~ My little old world ~

NMK said...

The MagPie is amazing !!! And your Heart is just Wonderful !!! So pretty , all the little details & pretty stitches !

Maggey and Jim said...

Oh, I loved that.. Love all the birds. Cept maybe the starlings, but then my Momma thought they were so pretty..

connie said...

I LOVE them both..God sure blessed you with a wonderful imagination and I love looking at all your projects..

Jacqueline said...

Your magpie and nest are very special... and I love your handwork on the heart. You are one talented lady.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Your friend the Magpie is one amazing creation Lori... I love him to pieces! I hope you will allow him to pay us a visit via your posts from time to time. And your embroidered heart...well, that leaves me speechless. Happy new week....may it be filled with Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Three Sheep Studio said...

LOVE this sweet little bird. I especially love your fabric choices.

Cheryl Reeves said...

In awe of this bird. Your talent never dissappoints. The embroidery on the heart is just stunning

Jackie said...

Love your magpie and heart! You do such lovely work....

Annmarie said...

I am amazed and very envious of your creativity. Each time I open your blog there is something new and wonderful. I love love love to stitch and am so grateful for you who share your special talent and ideas with us.

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