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Needlework Shop
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3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
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here in the farm shop
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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, June 7, 2016

~ Pin Me ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk ~
happy Tuesday to you!

I am in the throes of creating finished goods for my upcoming shows…
July 8th ~ will be Summer in the Valley show in Fishersville, VA
then I'll move full swing into Fall/Harvest/Hallowe'en for our annual
Gathering of Primitive Friends show here on September 17th ~
I'll commence working on Winter/Yuletide & everyday goods for
November 11th & 12th From Our Hands Show in Ohio,
which will end with our annual Christmas Open House here on December 3rd.

It's early I know, but when you work a season or two ahead of schedule all the time like I do
it's better to have your ducks-in-a-row ;)

I am making bunches of Pinkeeps & Pincushions for these shows.
those handy little things that accompany us when we work with needle & thread…

I have chosen cotton fabrics in reproduction prints, beautiful hand dyed velvets 
and wonderful nubby linens to make then from ~

I collect them, and I know many of you reading collect them too…

this one is my 'busiest' pincushion, kept near me at all times when I'm working in my sewing room:

it is large, at almost 8 inches in diameter & made from blue calico {my very fav}

This set of sewing drawers was in deplorable condition when I found it.
so I painted & distressed it, and added a salmon hued velvet pincushion to it:

a trio of sawdust-filled pin keep drums rest on it ~
 the ones on the far left & right were made by Miss Stacy Nash, the middle one by me ;)
it also holds my spools of thread on the 'cage' and other sewing needfuls in those drawers ~

oh dear!
please don't write in the dust!

Always on the lookout for another one of some-sort,
I've filled this small hanging cabinet with all kinds of pincushions ~
some were gifts from dear friends, others found…

I love the 'make-do' cushions too…
used up & broken implements form the bases for many of these ~

found on Pinterest

found on Pinterest

I love this hanging leather-crafted pin & needle board below:
I may try my hand at creating my own from cotton calicos though :)

found on Pinterest
I have a board Chock-full of Pincushions & Pinkeeps 
on Pinterest if you'd like to see more examples:

I'll be sharing photos of my finished work soon ~

in the meanwhile…

Whatever your day holds for you,
 I hope it is filled with things & those you love!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~


Nancy D. said...

Love your collection of pin keeps! Your sewing drawer is absolutely precious (especially the fingerprint-like dots!)…and I appreciate your "re-invent and reuse" philosophy in this modern throwaway world. Happy pinning!

Mary Disanto said...

I think I see a doll head lurking on a shelf... :-)

Mary Disanto said...

I think I see a doll head lurking on a shelf... :-)

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

{oh my stars Mary ~ you found me out!!!!!}

elaine allerton said...

Enjoyed ur pics , lori,,, love waking up to ur blogs every morning,,,, great way to start my day,,,,, thanks for ur words and pics,,,,

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Lori!! That step is beautiful, and I didn't even notice the dust. I must be dust blind...I rarely see it in my house either! LOL You have such an eye for color and texture, thank you for sharing your pretties.

Jimmie said...

Hi Lori,

I love today's post, especially your stepped box. How beautiful you've made it with the pinkeep drums. I so look forward to your posts!!

Diane in North Carolina

Jackie said...

Love all of your pincushions! I like making them & collecting them, too.

Dusting is my least favorite thing to do! I was rather clumsy as a child ~ still am! Dusting was one of my chores. My mom had lots of knick-knacks. Needless to say, I broke quite a few of them and always got in trouble for it. Hence my dislike for dusting! So, I happily live with dust.

Martha Doe said...

I love your fern! I'm trying to start a fern houseplant, but O'Brien keeps eating it! If I start it outside, I may bring in some buggies with it? Does Iggy bother your plants?

Previous Postings ~ So much more to see!