Monday, September 5, 2016

~ Happy Labor Day ~

Hello Friends & Folk!
hoping you are all enjoying what is left of our Labor Day weekend ~

our weather here in the south has been beauteous….
warm, sunny days giving way to
clear crisp, cool nights.
~ perfection.

we took advantage of this long weekend to get caught up on chores around the farm.
Peter began painting the farmhouse porch ~ we chose a beautiful red for our farmhouse's trim…
and decided on a sage-green for the front porch ceiling;

quite the difference from the sky-blue that once was there, and ALL of the chippy white paint is finally going to go ~
~ the front facade of the farmhouse will be be faced with river-stone, the rest of the original clapboards
will be stained dark brown, the trim is that red you see above
and the old beloved tin roof {which is peeling silver yucky paint}
 will be a beautiful charcoal black…
……. and I cannot wait.

even though the house isn't finished, I have to decorate the gardens & porch…..
especially now, with summer's end.
out come seasonal flags ~ this one I picked up yesterday at Lowe's!




my sister Sharon gifted me with two of these metal sunflowers ~
they are perfect for our humble little patch :)




my best-bud Joan gave me this solar owl,
and he enjoys his days & nights resting in the birdbath :)




in between pulling weeds & working outdoors, 
I am punching {per usual} 
this little farm-witch is my latest creation ~ I will sometimes add small embellishments to my work
like the glass eye {she looks surprised!} and the silver thread-spool charm.




on one of the Facebook punch needle groups, 
someone asked how one goes about signing their work when finished ~
I have ribbon made up with my 'from….Notforgotten Farm' insignia and simply stitch it on the backs.




~ here is my little sewing helper in her entirety ~
she will be available here in the farm shop {as a finished piece} 
at our Gathering of Primitive Friends show coming soon!





Enjoy the rest of the day my friends ~
may it be a beautifully peaceful & creative one for you!


~ Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori
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12 comments:

Nancy D. said...

How exciting for you two!! Your farmhouse will be even more charming than it is now! Your little punch farm-witch is darling; I truly love the glass eye!! Enjoy your holiday, Lori and Peter!

gracie said...

Love the new porch look and what a witch! Enjoy your Labor Day ...

The Eveningstitcher said...

Love your fall decor! Has inspired me to start digging out my decorations too..It has been a beautiful summer..a little hot and humid at times but soon we'll be dealing with snow...Your needle punch witch is adorable!! Have a great day!!

Simple Pleasure said...

Your home looks even more inviting, dressed for autumn! Please share the source for the name tape. Enjoy Labor Day...
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

NMK said...

Your house will look even prettier when you are all done ! The stone work will be beautiful ! Love your new little sewing helper , neat little eye & cute spool !!! I have been throwing out my tired plants & thinking Fall decorations too , Love your little flag too ! Happy Labor Day !!!

Lisa Keicher said...

Hi Lori..cannot wait to see the farmhouse in a new set of clothes!! Your punch needle is gorgeous!! Hope you have stitchy Labor Day! Lisa in Verona
PS..when you punch using DMC do you use 3 or 6 strands?

acorn hollow said...

I would have never thought of the green ceiling love your witch with her silver charm
Cathy

Cheryl Reeves said...

💗 All your changes and pretty things in garden. Watch out for bees..Been to ER with Hubby and a swollen hand.

elaine allerton said...

Lori,,,, great witch!! Love her,,, always busy,,, great for your farmhouse,,,, happy day to you,,,,

Winnie Nielsen said...

Lori, your new Farmhouse colors sound beautiful. What a lovely restoration that will all make! Your darling Fall Witch is cute as can be and looks very dapper in her pumpkin orange dress on the fence post. WE got our first taste of Fall last night when temps dropped to the mid 60s!! Oh, what a lovely and badly needed change from the humid, rainy weekend we had with Hurricane Hermine!

Rosemary said...

I am digging the colors you have chosen! Cant wait to see the finished house! Loving the witch too :)

woollabeast said...

As always I'm a day or two behind with your blog posts Lori...but love reading them! Olive or Yellow Greens & Reds are my "favorite colors"...well so is ORANGE (haha)! Love your bead board ceiling & trim & the river rock front, dark clapboards & black tin roof will all bring your farmhouse even more artistic charm! ~♥~

Your {Sewing Helper Witch} is the Best, I even think she "winked at me" with an "impish smile" too! ;) Wish FALL would get here...we had a beeUTous weekend but the sticky heat is a'comin back Thurs, Fri. & Sat...ohhhh come on FALL, I'm ready! Woolly Hugs my friend, will let you know when my little surprise pkg. arrives too! ~~ Diane

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