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 us...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens, or talking to the trees. ...

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Wednesday, September 06, 2023

~ witch stitchery ~

a quiet morning, before the hot sun rises...
i gathered simple supplies and began stitching in the most humble way.

faint lines are drawn onto my ground cloth,
to act only as a guidance of-sorts
to keep my lettering somewhat straight.

this kind of stitching doesn't need perfectly straight lines, now does it?

welcome to the world of uncounted cross I call it.
or primitive stitching, or slow stitching, or
whatever pleases you to call it by.

what's the difference in the photos above and below?
not much.
same cloth, same thread, same needle ~
even the same stitch.
but the witch stitchery below is of course,
counted cross stitch.

I made the framed sampler for me.
~ for once.
I've had this old old frame with wavy glass for eons
and have always wanted to put something in it to keep for
my very own self.

so i did.
wishing you all a beautiful day, filled with
peace, kindness and creativity.

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Thursday, August 31, 2023

~ water & pigment ~

~ Hello Friends & Folk ~ 
and a beautiful, happy thursday to us all....

{{  I say beautiful, because we have a cool, breezy dry day here in our parts of Virginia. }}
yet our thoughts and prayers are of course with those in the path of the hurricane and storms.....

I've been working on a few larger paintings, that I have special plans for but
it always amazes me how a drop of water and pigment
can magically turn into paint, ink or dye.

...when I was a child, my art teacher in junior high school up in Connecticut
taught us how to paint in watercolor ~
she was very talented at it and I think her enthusiasm for the technique really influenced me.

I can remember her showing us how to layer the colors, add texture & shadow.
at the time of the class, it was Autumn...and the leaves outside our classroom windows
were on fire with their colors of crimson, gold, yellow and greenish-brown.

...the trees reflected into a pond, that was encircled by large rocks
that, in the winter time, when the pond froze over
would become our seats where we would tighten our skates....

she shared with us how to think out f the box
and add things to our paintings that weren't necessarily
in our eyesight, but from our imagination.

I of course, added crows to my trees and pumpkins alongside the pond's edge.
after all it was, as she told us, our painting, our vision and our imaginations
that we were rendering on our papers.
happily...she seemed very pleased with my additions lol.

I've begun to now create my own pigments for my artwork...
using natural materials such as bark, berries, rock, moss.
such a special feeling knowing that my paints come from mother earth ~

oh there are so many things I want to experiment with!

I'm extremely thankful for my art teacher
...and the time and patience she gave to us.
 and I think she knew
that I would, from that day forward, continue to dabble in this medium.

Blessings from the Farm
~ Lori

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

~ Busy Week ~

I have been
 stitching, hooking, punching, painting
sketching, crocheting, weeding....
{not necessarily in that order}

...planning for the Halloween Open House and Stitch In is always so much fun...
oh, by the way....
the Stitch In portion of the event is FULL!
~ but you can still come and shop with us ~


In other news,
i'm honored to be included in the Autumn Witch 2023 issue of
✧★✴✷✹⚝✫✮ Enchanted Living Magazine ✧★✴✷✹⚝✫✮

have a magical day my friends...
and do be kind.
Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Monday, August 14, 2023

~ making things ~

keeping my mind and hands occupied...
working on finished goods and pattern models.
mom isn't well,
we thank you for your continued kind thoughts.



Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori