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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Sunday, January 22, 2017

~ The Happiest Hookers ~


 Good Rainy Sunday Morning
~  Friends & Folk ~

Yesterday was the first day in a Loooong time that our little farm shop was open ~
it felt so good to be back to a normal routine again...
and it was also our first Class of 2017!

I held a 
"Hook a Sampler" class,
 where we were to incorporate many different techniques into one project....
like:
Applique & Simple Embroidery
Wool Beading
Quilling {standing wool circles/shapes} 
Proddy & 'Faux' Proddy
Couching {roping}
Chain Stitch with Wool
and,
hooking with alternate fibers such as beautiful
Sari Silks and Artisan Yarns




we started out drawing a simple heart motif on our linen,
then went step-by-step with each of the techniques...
 

adding them to our own heart as we pleased ~
:)
 

 
I let them choose from one of my baskets of wool worms & scraps...
they played with the colors that each preferred most ~









 
we ended up calling our projects 'Crazy Hearts'
while we enjoyed much laughter ~

after a bit, we had lunch...
Peter made us delish Turkey & Swiss sandwiches
and we also had red velvet mini cupcakes & cookies...hot tea & cold drinks
but,
Miss Pat brought a dozen FRESH glazed doughnuts for us,
and Miss Nancy brought FRESH buttermilk poundcake with caramel glaze...
yeah, 
... I know.
** Y U M **
  
after stuffing ourselves, we got back to work: 
aren't their projects beautiful???

  


  





I love each one of these girls,
more than they know...
they are always the first to join me in something crazy...
or share a laugh and occasional tear with.

My sweet, colorful Happy Hookers!

{l - r }
Miss Jane & Miss Pat
 

and
{l - r}
Miss Nancy, Miss Robin & Miss Joan
 

there were a few more students that were signed up but didn't make it to class, 
and we sure did miss them!

here is my work below:
 


If you ever want to come out for a fun class like this, let me know...
or if you have a group that would like to learn, let me know too,
as I love to travel!
 
Hoping you all have a peaceful & creative day ~
Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori

10 comments:

Jane said...

What a lovely way to spend an otherwise gloomy day!! I really enjoyed learning the new techniques. I makes me want to create, create, create!! Lots of sunshiny moments at Notforgotten Farm.
Hugs,
Jane

Rugs and Pugs said...

Fun project!

NMK said...

Oh Wow that looks like so much Fun !!!! I Love all the different techniques !!!! The very lucky gals who spent the day with you all look like they had a blast too !!!! Come back to Sturbridge & teach this to us !!!! Please !!! Pretty please with sugar on top ????? And bring Peter too ! Ha !!!

Nancy D. said...

A brilliant and fun way to learn so much! A sampler of techniques! So glad it went swimmingly, Lori…though how could it not at Notforgotten Farm!

acorn hollow said...

wish I lived closer I could use class in some of those.
cathy

denise said...

Sure wish I lived closer.sounds like a fun day!!

moosecraft said...

These happy hearts look like so much fun! Sure wish I lived closer to your shop!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Oh my how I would love to learn each technique

elaine allerton said...

Lori,,,, looks like a really fun , fun day!! Using lots of pretty stuff and techniques! ,
CANTwait to see some finished!! Take care,,,,,,

Janice Hagberg said...

I wished I lived closer do I could partake in one of your classes. I especially love this heart, all the different techniques. Wish I knew how to do them, a beautiful addition to hooking.