Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
it's here at our beloved Notforgotten Farm that you will find me...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens or talking to the trees.
...
and I collect old & odd things.

I pull wool & cotton through linen. I walk barefoot in my garden and throw my head back and cackle when I laugh ~ I'm just a little farm-witch that loves where I am & who I'm with ~
I love seeing the past through the eye of my needle...

Our Needlework Shop & Studio
is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~ notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

Regular Shop & Open Studio Hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 - 4:00
*no Open Studio during pre-scheduled Classes

Our ETSY Shop is Always Open!
kindly visit our Etsy Shop by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below or going to
www.NotforgottenFarm.Etsy.com



Tuesday, April 23, 2019

~ A Handy Tip ~

 Good Morning Friends & Folk!
a glorious Tuesday on tap for us here at the Farm ~

...sunshine and warm temps, along with a subdued breeze 
will have me stitching on the front porch swing after my chores are done.

as you may know, I am stitching a new design that is entirely made up as I go ~
I sometimes feel this helps my work look more primitive, and...
well this one fits that bill completely!

the border hasn't met up at all the way I had hoped for,
as you can see on the bottom left under the yellow house I am stitching:


no worries, 
as I said before I will embrace this as a happy accident and roll with it.

 Look closely at where my needle is below:
you can see that I am stitching the windows on this tiny house ~ but ~
I am stitching them over the already-filled in house!

the threads by the way, 
of this fabulous tiny dwelling are WDW;  Schneckley, Confederate Gray & Terrapin
SO beautiful together!
I find that by filling in all of my stitches. especially on a house ~ 
then going back in and stitching the doors/windows/details 
helps keep me from making a counting mistake...
~ you all know I love frogs, but not of the cross stitch variety!!!


my stitches may look a bit different than yours, too
as I like to wax my threads before I stitch ~ the wax keeps the threads tight and neat-looking.

also, I am a 'backwards' cross stitcher...meaning, I work from right to left when I stitch,
and turn my work upside-down to stitch row-by-row. 

Sounds confusing, but
~ being dyslexic, I have to find certain ways to do things 
so my brain and hands can communicate my thoughts into what I want as a finished product!

I think in my next post I'll will show you what I mean by 'backwards' stitching...
~ or ~ perhaps a short video will show better what I mean.
♥️


So, how many of you have stitched over your work like I mentioned above?
and how many of you will do it now that I mentioned it?
inquiring minds....

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Sunday, April 21, 2019

~ Easter Sunday ~


'Twas Easter-Sunday.
 The full-blossomed trees
Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   


~ we celebrated an early Easter Dinner with Hannah and Peters' family from CT yesterday,
so today will begin the left-over ham phase of our holiday meal!

So today we will enjoy a quiet day here on our beloved farm, 
watch a few old movies and perhaps go for a walk
before Hannah heads back to Richmond....

Hoping your day will be filled with sweets, 
peace and those who love you most!

🌸 ~ 🌼 ~ 🌺 ~ 🌼 ~ 🌸
Happy Easter


Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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