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Needlework Shop
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Amherst, VA 24521
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We invite you each Saturday to bring along a project you are working on and come stitch/hook with us
here in the farm shop
kindly call or email ahead so we know you're coming!


~ 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 ~

Friday, November 18, 2016

~ The Sweetest Word.... ~

I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.
 ~ George Washington

good old George.
he sure knew best, huh?

I am a self-admitted and heartily proclaimed homebody. 
and very proud of it.

...there really isn't anywhere I would rather be than in my own tattered chair
pulled up snug against our woodstove in this old farmhouse -

unless, of course, it is at my mom's house....
~ or anywhere really, that she is,
that feels like home to me...

our days begin & end at the places we call home.
... some are fancy, others plain
most are lovingly in-between. 

we fill our homes with things & souls we love ~
from collectibles to family & kittens...
old things, new things, broken things, 
and beloved ~ things.
filled too, with laughter and pain and every other emotion known to human-kind,
H O M E is where our hearts are.

So, with that being said, 
~ I thought it would be appropriate to design the next project for our
Primitive Punch Needle Club
using that thought-provoking word...

rendered in the style of, and inspired by
and antique hooked rug ~
what better way to celebrate the place we hold so dear?


Club members will begin receiving their kits this coming week ~
we do apologize for the delay with us being so busy this time of the year.

kits include:
weavers cloth
paper pattern
color photo
punching instructions
finishing suggestions

I finished mine by attaching it to the front of one of Peter's Coffer Boxes,
but you can finish yours however you'd like ~
here is the link to join ;
and here is where you can purchase a Coffer if you'd like to ;

I do love to see photos of your finished club projects!

Have a *sparkling* November day my friends, 

~ Blessings from the Farm ~


Winnie Nielsen said...

What a lovely project for your group! Your thoughts this morning speak so loudly to me. These days my head is full of old memories from my youth. Days on my Grandmother's old farm in Indiana, my home in Charlottesville, and the precious pieces of those past days that are in my home now. There is no going back in time, but somehow it feels comforting to recreate some of the same vignettes in my home. Thank-you for sharing the strength of your home in your everyday life!

The Eveningstitcher said...

Loving your post this morning, Lori...it's exactly the way I feel too...I love going to shows and antiquing...but there is never any place quite like home...

I love, love, love, your needle punch design...I would love if you had that in a rug pattern...It's just beautiful and so old looking...the colors are gorgeous...
Have a wonderful day, Lori...and thank you for sharing your talent and creativity...you are such inspiration!

Nancy D. said...

You really struck a heart chord this morning, dear Lori. I adore this time of year and all the love it brings, sharing meals, exchanging gifts…snuggling my little grandsons when I can catch 'em! Your HOME piece exudes love, too…have a beautiful, blustery November day!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lori,
Such a beautifully written post today.......it truly touched a cord with me, as well!!! Thank you for reminding us that HOME is not only a wonderful word, but a wonderful place!!!
I am spending the day enjoying mine as I know you will be enjoying yours!!
Heart Hugs~

rx2massey said...

Your words on "home", Lori...well said!

Silent Stitches said...

Lovely blog this morning...and every morning! Thank you, Lori!

Darlene said...

Yes indeed there's no place like home!!!!

Orange Sink said...

LOVE your "HOME" punch needle design Lori! I so agree with your sentiments! This would be wonderful hooked in a rug for the hearth!
Sweet Blessings!
Cathy G

elaine allerton said...

So love the new punch needle you have done!! So glad I joined the club , when you started it! Look forward to it in my mailbox,,, love the word , home,,, always have!!

NMK said...

Oh my gosh Lori .....I adore this & can't wait to Start !!! My Mom just passed away , 93 years old , Thanksgiving Day is her birthday .....sorting thru all her wonderful hand made things has been so bitter sweet for me & my brothers. This will mean so much more to me ..... Her home was so special to all of us & everyone who visited .....Thank you Lori

Saundra said...

I'm also a homebody and never go out at night. What a delightful needle punch design. Must admit that I was tempted to join the club as I know (or used to know) how to punch and have a few differente size needles. But since my addiction to wool and hook is so strong was afraid the kit would just sit around unfinished. Maybe one day I'll bite the bullet.

acorn hollow said...

to me there is no place like home also. I have friends who travel extensively but I have no want to wander.
love the piece.

Three Sheep Studio said...

Homebody - such a warm and comforting word !!
A keeper of the home.
Peter has done an amazing job with the coffer box and your design graces it perfectly !

Krissy B. said...

As I lay in a hospital bed hooked up to machines I thought about the Ohio show last year and how thrilled I was to get to meet you. And I thought about your farm and how I really want to share a carrot with the donkeys and see your 3rd floor sanctuary. I will get there! Why are hospital rooms so sterile? All the art is in the hallways so you glance at it as they wiz you by. There should be art in the rooms or SOMETHING! I really find them depressing and can not wait to get out. I hope to be back stitching, punching, and hooking soon. Thanks for the smiles in the mean time. Glad the show went well but how could it not. Your goodies are always the best!

kelley said...

lovely design and sentiment...I'm a homebody too and wouldn't have it any other way...

Cheryl Reeves said...

Sweet design. So love the word and being cozy and safe.

moosecraft said...

Oh my goodness! Love it!!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

I, too, am a homebody but you'd never know it lately. I hope my life calms down soon.
Happy Thanksgiving :)

Karen Martinsen said...

Good morning Lori
I think you are the most creative person I know - you design and achieve so much in such short periods of time.
And bless you for this sweet warm post about 'home'.
I wish I could have gotten in on this new project but my time is spent trying to create and finish orders - seems there's no time left for me.
Beautiful design.

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