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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specifically designed for rug hooking, punch needle, applique, embroidery and cross stitch ~

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Monday, June 20, 2016

~ Good Day Sunshine ~

Happy Monday Friends & Folk!

~ we have had thee best weather here as of late ~ 
with yet another high & dry one scheduled for today...

I have been putting the good weather to good use,
working on finished items for upcoming shows, 
… and models for upcoming classes.

this is but one of the projects that has leapt from my needle & graced my hoop;



I like to switch between my favorite DMC floss colors and Valdani threads
to give my folk art needlework more movement & depth…

what you are seeing is the back of my project-in-progress,
thus the stray threads ~




most of the time,
 I will wind my DMC floss around one of our thread winders 
to keep my threads from tangling…



or I like to use one of our 
Farmhouse Ball Jars to hold balls of Valdani perle cottons as I punch;



~ but ~
when I'm in the throes of a creative-frenzy there is no organization for me!
{{ as you can tell by the nest of cotton floss close by my work }}
I just thread that needle and punch!




here is a view of the front of my sun;
notice the dimensional-effect it has 
~ from the different height adjustments on my Ultra Punch Needle… 

I will begin filling in the background and this will be adhered to an old zinc sap bucket 
that I found on my travels here in Virginia.

 I have a total of 4 buckets to put use for more of my finished punch-work, 
and they will accompany me to the 
Summer in the Valley show in Fishersville, VA on July the 9th.


{still have to trim away stray threads from the front}

This week,
I will be happily preparing the supplies for the "Sturbridge Peony" Class 
that I'll be teaching this Saturday, June 25th
at Ye Country Mercantile in Sturbridge, MA
{class project is below}

Joan & I are super-excited to visit with Doreen Piechota at her beautiful shoppe:
Ye Country Mercantile
click HERE to visit
and we are also looking forward to seeing those of you who have signed up for the class!!
I promise to behave and be on my best behavior ~ but I can get a little crazy ;)




Have a glorious 1st day of Summer my friends ~
may it be filled with sunshine for all!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori

17 comments:

Nancy D. said...

Your Sun design is incredible, Lori---and perfect to introduce on the first day of Summer! Tonight's Honey Moon ought to be a really honey to watch rise!

The Eveningstitcher said...

Love the new design, Lori!! I'll bet you WON'T behave in MA.....But that's all the fun!! Would love to go back to Massachusetts one day...such a beautiful state.

Janet said...

Great new design and so fitting as today is summer Solstice. We are fortunate thus year because it is a rare full moon at the summer Solstice ( something that only occurs once every 70 years) ...so a once in a lifetime experience......Happy Solstice 😊

Janet said...

Great new design and so fitting as today is summer Solstice. We are fortunate thus year because it is a rare full moon at the summer Solstice ( something that only occurs once every 70 years) ...so a once in a lifetime experience......Happy Solstice 😊

Cheryl Reeves said...

Yoyr sun design is great. I can feel the heat...lol

Vicki Jo said...

Beautiful designs! I am so happy to be coming to your class in Sturbridge. I am TOTALLY new to punchneedle -- should I bring anything with me to the class? Thanks!

Silent Stitches said...

"Happy First Day of Summer!" Spectacular sun...luv the colors!!
Enjoy the day!~C

Martha Doe said...

Hi Lori! Love your sun punch! Is he going to be an available pattern?

Jacqueline said...

I love your work.

gracie said...

Beautiful. Your video has helped encourage me to accomplish needle punch. Thank you! I only wish I lived closer so I could attend one of your classes.

Stitcher0917 said...

Can't wait to meet you in Sturbridge on Saturday!! Going to be a great class!!!! Lisa

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Great design ... Anxious to see how you finish it.I know it will be unique as always.
Enjoy the first day of summer...its going to be 106 here..anyone want to visit?
Barb

Janice Hebert said...

Love your sun! I cannot wait for the class on Saturday! Looking forward to meeting you Lori! And Lisa, and Vicki Jo! The class project is adorable - I'm fairly new to punchneedle, hope I can keep up!

Stitcher0917 said...

Can't wait to meet my fellow stitchers!!

NMK said...

Oh I am So excited to meet you in Sturbridge & learn to punch needle too !!!!I can't find weavers cloth any where can you bring a yard or two & I can pay you for it at the class ? And it isn't fun to be on your best behavior all the time , we need to have Fun & express ourselves !!!!See you soon , have a safe trip !!!!

Kim Van De Riet said...

Lori! Love the sun! Will this pattern ever be released to the general public?

Kim Van De Riet said...

Lori! Love the sun! Will this pattern ever be released to the general public?