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.
...

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

Due to Covid-19 Health restrictions, the Shop & Studio at Notforgotten Farm is CLOSED until further notice...

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



Friday, April 30, 2010

Stitching in the Garden of Weedin'....

Good morning Friends!
tis a beautiful day here in VA!!!!

my morning has already been occupied by checking on baby chicks,
(two more were hatched this morning)
and weeding the gardens,....
here are some of my pansies;

and my little strawberry patch~
i already have several dozen green berries!!
(now, only if I can get to them once they ripen before the critters do!)

here is one of Peter's Hops vine's...
he has two and both are doing well ~
don't think he'll be brewing any beer anytinme soon though!

...and here is the Wisteria vine that my sister Jo gave me before she passed~
she started it from a pod and it has become full & healthy...
it will remain here with me forever in her memory...
 Now that the sun is out really strong, I'll take a break ~
i see a Muenster cheese & tomato sandwich in my future,
...along with some stitching on the front porch.

I'll return to the barn, gather more hatch-lings and head back out to the gardens this aft...

~::~a PERFECT day!~::~

hoping your day is spent doing what you absolutely love ~
Blessings from the Farm,
 Lori

Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Peeps!!!

this is what I woke up to this morning~


~ Two little babies ~ one Aracuana (on the left), the other a Leghorn.
I always take them into the farmhouse when they're first hatched...
I like to'bond' with them ~ make for really friendly chickens!
and if you've been here for a visit to the shop, you know my chickens are sweet!!!

another little one was hatched later in the day, a BIG one...
not sure what she (he???) is yet, but I'm sure we'll find out soon enough!

Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Somebody stop me....

Hi.
My name is Lori.
I'm a Scissors Addict.
I know I'm not alone...
I know you're out there too.
You know who you are...
the one who carries at least 6 different pairs in your workbasket.
the one who misplaces them, then comes across the ones that you weren't even looking for,
...only to find a pair that you safely tucked away...
oh...you thought you were special?
well pardon me.
You are in great company my friend....

these are just my 'little' scissors...
you know, the ones that I keep handy for clipping threads from my samplers...
but then~
I have a dozen or so pairs of Fiskars & Ginghers;
I have Antique scissors, Folding scissors and huge Dressmaking shears...
I collect Pinking Shears, Deckle-Edged scissors and Safety Scissors...
Safety Scissors?
yepper...
I have a 'thing' for them too.
Why?
because when I was little,
my sweet Mom bought me a pair of purple saftey-scissors
(you know the ones with no points, so I wouldn't do any harm?...uh...yeah...)
I thought they were great...so I cut everything with them...
including my own hair
(ended up with a haircut known as a "Pixie" for lack of a better term I guess,
but it was a boy's haircut for sure...)
did I mention that at the time my hair was waist-length?
uh-huh...
and that wasn't all...
I corralled my poor cat "Sampson" and cut his whiskers off to the quick.
(please, no throwing rotten tomatoes or calling PETA)
the poor thing walked around backwards for weeks.
no joke...
(although I can chuckle at it now & the whiskers, as well as my hair, did grow back)
so maybe I collect scissors because i don't want anyone else to get addicted...

yeah...that's it....
I will keep you all from cutting off your hair, your barbie-dolls' hair
...even your poor pets whiskers...
by collecting scissors!!!

...that's my story & I'm stickin' to it!!!
LOL

Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

THANK YOU!!!!!


I cannot believe the response I am getting from everyone about the new cross stitching group!!
I'm thrilled to pieces knowing that you wanted to join, and have already started to share with us your beautiful needlework photos!!

I created the little badge above,
in hopes that you might want to add it to your blog/facebook page~
please link it to
http://www.samplermakers.ning.com/
if you'd like to be a member,
or want to pass along the info to someone
you think might be interested in joining,
 email me at
not4got@aol.com
and I'll send you out a formal invite!!

So, what am I up to?
tweaking the new group site, what else? LOL!!
no, I'm stitching too....
...you'll see!!!

Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Monday, April 26, 2010

do you see it???

....there...
...over on the top of my sidebar to your right...
a little badge that says
"SAMPLERMAKERS"

would you like to join us???
send me an email & I'll send you an official invite!!!

Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Dyeing to Stitch...

well I have my Aida cloth dyed for the Plump Wife sampler...
I tea stained it and crinkled it and baked it.
I like how it looks,...
Now,
I can finally sort my GAST threads again and get stitching on it!
Stay tuned!
Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Quilt Class Pics ~

Oh,....we DO have fun!!!
our little quilt class was today here in the shop~
Here's Felicia, talking about the 'proper' way of hand-quilting....

...she really likes to teach how she learned to quilt,
meaning,
to measure, cut & stitch exactly,
so your little quilt doesn't end up all...
well....
"Wonky"...

She really does know her stuff, and I admire her
BUT
I am one that doesn't follow rules, persay...
So, after Flea left,
I "UNtaught" the girls how to hand quilt...
I don't measure...
I NEVER cut straight.
...my little quilts look like they were made by a child....
here's Robin's (above)

and Denise's (above)

...and Jane's (above)

...and Sue's (above)

and, Winnie's (above)...
each one of them perfect in their very own way...
I'm so proud of my students!

you may notice that each quilt may differ in size from student-to-student...
whether it is sewing, stitching, hooking, punching, dollmaking or painting...
the foundation of the class is laid out for you,
BUT
it is up to YOU to finish it the way you like...
each one a piece from your heart~
 I love to see your finished projects!!!

Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Friday, April 23, 2010

I tried....

I really did....
I have tried & tried to stitch my Plump Wife pattern on 35ct, 1 over 1....
BUT
I have ripped it out SO many times that I'm frustrated with it,
it just kept 'sinking' into the linen
so I am going to just go ahead & stitch the model on 18ct. aida...
don't worry,
it will be just fine on that, especially once I stain it...
...which I will do to the aida
BEFORE
 I stitch it, 'cause I am still going to use the Gentle Arts Sampler Threads
(GAST)
and want them to show up really well....
here's the before, on 35ct linen, 1 over 1:
so there ya go...thought I'd let you asll know!
tomorrow's a new day &
I'll be stitching during the quilt class!!!
{at least I'll have it done sooner for you now!!}

I'll take pictures of the class & share tomorrow ~
have a peaceful night!
Blessings from the Farm!
 Lori

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Beeskeps, Baskets & a Butter Churn ~

Hi Folks!

I had a reallly nice time with Robin yesterday,
out antiquing & primitives-hunting!
we went to the
Old Mill Primitives shop
in Roanoke VA, and to an antiques mall not too far from there...
here are a few of my treasures:

sweet wooden beeskep that now hangs in my kitchen window~


small natural beeskep made from straw
... setting in my tv cupboard ~


two baskets:
I have a bunch of these, as I collect them...
does anyone know what they're called?
they are kind of 'floppy'...
(the black & white checkered one
on the bottom was a GW find for only .50)


and this, my "deal of the day"
an OLD butter churn...
(the insides are missing, but now it's perfect to hold flowers)
how much ?
$17.50
yeah...that's what I'm talkin' about!!
we went to a great little restaurant for lunch,
where we dined on
cheeseburgers & french-fries...
perfect girl's day out!

Thanks, Robin, for a fun & treasure filled day...
{{{when are we goin' again?}}}
Blessings from the Farm,
and Happy Earth Day!!!!
Lori

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Playng with Dolls, and a Field Trip!

here is what kept me busy yesterday....
two clay-over-cloth dolls!

the skinny one on the left is "Arabella"
she is approx. 13" tall ~
I wanted to make her more pale than my usual dolls...
she has raw flax for hair & painted features...

The more 'plump' doll on the right is "Peg"
she is approx. 14" tall ~
She is a new design for me & I like her!
her hair is hand-dyed wool roving and she has a little needlepunched pocket
pinned to the front of her little shirt...
I'll tuck in some dried tansy~

Going on a field trip today with Robin (millstonemercantile)
we are headed into Roanoke (or thereabouts) to a shop named
Old Mill Primitives
I can't wait to see it, as Robin says it is a great shop full of all kinds of goode things!!
~and~
I'm hoping to meet up with my friend
Pam Gracia from Soft in the Head
(her blog is on my bloglist)
Pam & I have been online friends for years and finally got to meet
at last year's Ghoultide Gatherings show in MI...

so, despite the rainy weather,
I'll be having a fun day!!

Wishing you all warm spring showers to chase away the pollen!!!
Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Great Mag ~

I found mine at our local B&N Booksellers~
if you haven't had a chance to get a copy,
I am highly recommending that  you do now!

it is, cover-to-cover, eye candy for the primitive doll maker~
the artists' submissions are stunning, and the articles about the artists are even better...

of course, this has inspired me {again} to pull out my clay & set up the sewing machine....
stay tuned to see what I'm working on!

here's a hint...
she's "plump", too!!!


Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Scissor Fobs listed on etsy!




Just listed ELEVEN brand new, hand-made Scissor Fobs in my etsy shop!
with....FREE SHIPING!!
I love mine, they really help me find my scissors in my workbaskets,
... and I know I won't get mine confused with someone else's at a hook-in or gathering !

They are perfect for the antique/primitives lover/collector too!

please take a peek~
Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Prom Pics !

I won't bore you with a million pictures,
...but here are 4 of my favorite pics from Hannah's Big Day!
Hannah & Eli

Hannah & Katy
Katy & date (sorry!), Eli & Hannah


Hannah & Eli
(two cuties!)

We Love You Hannah!!!

Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Free Pattern for you!

...just a sweet little stitch for all my sampler-loving friends!!
(CLICK on the PIC above & PRINT it out..
...it will look better...don't know WHY it looks like that on here!)
Send me pics of  your finishes
&
I'll post them here for all to see
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
don't forget,
6:00 sharp!!

:)


Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Friday, April 16, 2010

Getting Ready !



I've been lining up all of my little
(and one big whopper!!)
Make-Do's
for tomorrow's selling blog update...
I have a couple more to make today, so I will have a nice variety to offer you!
I'm on a vegetable kick!
...not only have I been eating more raw veggies,
I've been needlepunching them too,
as you can see by the tiny strawberry,
turnip and carrot above...
I'll be finishing the tomato,
... then start on the little cabbage-head!
such fun!!

I have one-half of the shop's garden weeded.
I have the other half to go, then I guess I'll start all over again!
my Asiatic Lillies are gonna be huge this year,
and my Lamb's Ear has gotton out of control...
did you know, that during the Civil War, wounded soldiers would use
the leaves of the Lamb's Ear plant for what we would use gauze for?
(stopping blood, protecting the wound, etc...)
it is a very soothing herb, and they didn't have much else to use...
I like to dry my Lamb's Ear flowers! they last for a long time!

Hoping your day is filled with creative energy, sunshine & all that you love!
Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Glass Menagerie~

here is just bsome of the treasure I found yesterday at the GoodWill ~
...a couple of candlesticks, one taller and one smaller candlestick,
a beautifully cut-glass decanter stopper,
which will all be turned into make-do's
... and a really cool cloche
(or bell-jar)
that I will be putting in my herb garden...
oh, and a beautiful basket!!

Hannah is getting pretty excited about going to the
Junior/Senior prom
this saturday eve~
although she is 15, she is a Sophomore and is in some Junior classes
{Algebra, French, Band & Drama)

we found a dress for her for UNDER $20.00!!!!!
I've trained her well...
it is a brand-new dress, and with the $$ saved on it,
we bought her new shoes, a purse and she's having her nails done too...
She didn't want to spend any money on her hair,
so she found a set of hot-rollers and will be having her friend Natalie do it for her...
Hannah found a photo of Rita Hayworth, ca. 1940's
and wants her hair done like that...
with long finger-waves and held back with a flower on one side.
I can't wait to see her,
I'll take pics & share with you for sure...
(proud Momma, hope you don't mind me sharing!)

well I'm off to the shop....
have some orders to process and get ready for the PO tomorrow...

enjoy this BEEEautiful day!!!

Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Playing Hook-y

Took the day off from work & went to play Hooky!


as always, the Blue Ridge Rug Hookers
were as welcoming as could be~

saw some pretty awesome rugs,
and other projects wer being made too,


The gals brought along their knitting,
... locker hooking and needle punching.
I always enjoy my time spent there,
...laughing & chatting with like-minded friends~
finished off some needle punched make-do's while I was there,
(for saturday's selling blog update)
and, on our way home we, Robin, Jane & I,
found a GOODWILL and came home with some treasures!!
All-in-all,
a very loverly, productive day!!!
Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Color me: HAPPY !!


I adore my Gentle Art Sampler Threads
(otherwise known as GAST)
and as a designer, come to use a certain palette
again & again...
here are my favorite colors, & the ones used mostly in my patterns:
Dried Thyme
Pine
Avocado
Buckeye Scarlet
Gold Leaf
Summer Meadow
Grecian Gold
Cinnamon
Porcelain
Pebble
Black Crow
Soot
Dark Chocolate
Flax
Fudge Ripple
I do add or subtract colors for certain seasons, holidays, etc...
BUT
these are the foundation for my designs...
visit your local Needlwork Shop and stock up today!!

Hoping you all have a colorful day
... spent working on your work-in-progress!!
(WIP)

Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Sunday, April 11, 2010

oh what a beautiful morning !


'Tis Sunday...

we woke early to the sounds of the roosters, hens, guinea's and peacock
welcoming the sun...

the donkey's and sheep were next to greet the morning's warm rays.


I stepped out onto the front porch and there they were...
my sweet white lilacs,
all bloomed and beautiful!!!


I adore lilacs~
their heady scent reminds me of
summers spent in Alabama,
when, as a child,
I would visit my paternal Grandmother...
~ she had two huge purple lilac bushes that flanked
either side of the front door to her tiny little house...
{you had to dodge huge bumbler-bees to get in our out!!}
...my white lilac-bush was a gift from a beloved neighbor,
Patsy Daniels...
who, when we first moved here almost 7 years ago,
made our family feel welcomed & much-loved...
{I quickly adopted her as my 'southern Mother'...}

she has gifted me often with plants and cuttings
from her own garden, that have happily taken root here on our farm...
small reminders of friendships and family that continue to grow with
a little kindness & love...

share your garden with your friends and family...
give a living piece of yourself to someone and see
just how much the two of you will grow...

Wishing you a beautiful spring Sunday
filled with all things green and thriving!!


Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Friday, April 9, 2010

2 for 1

yepper.
2 posts in one day...
wanted to let all you little witches & warlocks know...
that Midnight Farm is back up & running!
{www.midnightfarm.blogspot.com}
take a peek!
Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Making Do ~

Wool, linen, cotton...
...tin, porcelain, glass.
I love making Make-Do's !

I have been collecting odd-things to use as bases,
just the right vintage & worn fabrics for the pinkeeps.
rusty steel straight pins,
bent & dull safety-pins
and
shell, bone & mother of pearl buttons
for adornments...

tiny bake-lite rings to sew on and use as thread-keepers,
worn velvet covers the tops of broken pearl hat-pins....
{...be still my heart!!}
I'm also making tiny little child or doll-sized
sewing rolls ~
and scissor-pockets
...made with assorted repro & vintage fabrics and old velvet ribbons...

I collect Make-Do pincushions & sewing needfuls, old & made-to-look-old.
I love their wonkiness, character and impression of a simpler way of life...
...come to think of it,
my entire farmhouse is filled with 'make-do's'...

...the old wingback chairs in the keeping room have been patched with cotton fabric,
where kitty-claws have lovingly (or-not-so) left their mark...

...the small, favorite soup pot in the kitchen that has a replacement handle
(one made from an old garage-door handle!)

2 of my old linen tablecloths, patched with love & brought out every holiday...
the braided rugs in my dining-room that I continue to stitch back together...
...old with the new,
new with the old.
...blending and melding and useful once again ~

XXXXxxxxxXXXXXxxxxXXXX

Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Coming along....

s-l-o-w-l-y
but surely....
since Hannah has been home, I haven't had alot of time to work on
A Plum Wife
but
I steel-away moments
to stitch a few tiny x's everyday!!
& believe me, 30ct, one-over-one,
on a dark linen is
T-I-N-Y !!!
{but I love it!}
plus, now that I found
this oval lip-lock hoop
today when I was out galavanting
with Mizz Robin
(Millstonemercantile)~
it is much easier for me to work on,
since I don't have to keep repositioning my hoop...
I have posted a new poll, please take a moment & vote...
and
about yesterday's ZOO pictures...
I forgot that I was using Hannah's camera to shoot,
and I haven't been able to get her to download yet,
but
I will post here when I do~
especially of them on
"Puddintane"
the monolithic, BEAUTIFUL...
Posing-Elelphant
it's raining this eve ~
we need the rain,...
I love the sound of it on my tin farmhouse roof...
Have a relaxing & peaceful evening!!!

Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pooped!

Went to the Zoo,
walked out in the sun for 2 hours, got burnt to a crisp...
saw baby monkey's, baby zebra's, tiny baby pot-bellied pigs,
fed baby camels, baby giraffes...
got slimed & grimed by all of the above & loved every minute of it!!

Hannah & her friends went for an elephant ride
I was in charge of picture taking...
Hmm...

picture taking.....
yep, I took some but I'm too Pooped
to upload them tonight,
so you'll have to wait til tomorrow!!!
*YAWN*

Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

...that's where you'll find me...


that's right...
on quiet mornings and evenings,
you can find me right here.

...in my comfy stitching chair,
up in my little sewing room in the farmhouse
stitching under the glow of my
Most Awesome Ott Floorlamp!!!!

it has to be thee best present ever gifted me by Peter~
it was an anniversary gift many Moons ago~

it holds my chart,
lights my way,
sorts my floss & threads,
catches pins & needles
and even helps me see
when working on *tiny* count linens...

the only thing that it's missing is:
a DVD player
Cup Holder
Speakers for iPod
Footrest
no...I'm just joshin'...
it is perfect the way it is...
do any of you stitch under one?

I also have a couple of portable table versions,
but this...
THIS
is my baby!

*Joann's, Michael's & Hobby Lobby carry them,
They're expensive (worth every PENNY!!!)
but, you can get a HUGE discount with the store-coupons they give out!
just thought I'd share before heading to a nice cool tub
(was in the 90's here today)
and then to watch IDOL!

Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Slight Delay....

Hello Folks!!

I had told you all that I would be holding an update on my
Selling Blog
this coming Saturday, April 10th ~


well, with Hannah being home this week,
...and my in-laws coming down next week,
my update will be delayed until
Saturday, April 17th ~
*Aaahhhh*
that feels better...
now I can relax alittle and ENJOY Hannah being home!
*whew*

BUT
I am working away on projects for the update,
and stitching on A Plump Wife,
AND designing the NEW 2010
HALLOWE'EN
cross stitch & needle punch patterns!!
{did I hear a "woohoo?"
...oh, that was ME!}


Hoping your day is filled with sunshine & spring flowers...
my white lilacs are blooming!!!


Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Monday, April 5, 2010

Red, White & WOW! and a chocolate Hangover....

Hi Folks!!
run...don't walk
to your nearest shop that carries
BHG's American Patchwork & Quilting mag ~
the June 2010 issue!!!



Polly & Laurie
( http://www.minickandsimpson.com/ )
are in there, and their homes, rugs, quilts and color pallettes are to dye for!
I need to see MORE or their homes...wish we were neighbors!


~~~~~~xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx~~~~~~

What a beautiful Easter we had yesterday...
Lee & Robin (Millstonemercantile) came for dinner with Peter, Hannah & I~
I baked a huge ham, sweet potatoes with pineapples and marshmallows,
the ever Easter staple: green bean casserole, veggies au gratin,
... and I baked my first-ever
Ricotta Pie!!!
(forgive me for not putting the recipe on sooner,...I think I was in a chocolate coma)
Lucille's Ricotta Pie:
CRUST for Ricotta Pie:
sift together:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
to the dry mixture add 2 eggs and 4 tablespoons shortening...
mix with fingers to form a ball (don't overwork!)
divide dough into 2 balls and roll out or press into deep dish pie plate.
bake at 350* for 15-30 mins or until golden...let cool then fill with filling.

FILLING for Ricotta Pie:
beat 1 lb ricotta (whole milk) until smooth, then add 3 eggs, 1/2 pt heavy cream, 3/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp. van EXTRACT (not flavoring...you'll be happy you used the better stuff!)
Pour into the prepared crust (above), bake at 350* for 50 mins. cool slowly by covering with a clean dish towel.

HINT:
you may want to cover the edges of the crust when baking again with the filling.
Enjoy!!

...Peter's Mom made this pie every year for Easter, along with
Italian Cream Pie, Rice Pie and Wheat Pie, and Ham Pie
(the latter I will try to make using leftover ham from yesterday)
Peter was happy with it, as were our guests...
Robin & Lee brought Hannah a Chocolate Mousse Cake with Chocolate Frosting...
yeah...
like we NEEDED that
after the chocolate bunny feeding-frenzy
that occurred earlier in the morning!

(just Kidding Robin...it was delicious...I finished it off for b'fast!!)

Well Hannah is on Spring Break this week...
we are planning a trip to the Natural Bridge Zoo on Wednesday,...
it's a great little zoo, not too far of a drive,
and a Spring-time visit assures us of all kinds of baby animals will be there!
(I'll bring my camera for sure!!)

I am working on my projects
that I'll be offering Saturday eve
on my selling blog...
remember,
this update is all about pinkeeps, make-do's & prim sewing needfuls!
hope you can join me!

Enjoy the rest of the day,
and don't eat too much candy!

Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter Everyone !


Hannah & Peter both woke up to find that
" Mrs. Easter-Bunny"
had visited them again this year...

Pete's basket is on the right, untouched~
Hannah's on the left is...well....
the only word that comes to my mind is
....Carnage.

Poor Honey Bunny, what's left of her sitting there...
no eyes or ears, in fact her entire head has been bitten off...
the colored eggs are all but empy shells now,
and she'll do what she does every year with the yellow Peeps...
she'll keep them until they're rock hard then devour them in one sitting...
As for me?
oh...Mrs. Easter-Bunny got me something too...
she got me a beautiful day, complete with sunshine & warm breezes:
a family that loves me and friends that I love.
and even threw in a couple (dozen)
Reese's Peanut Butter cup eggs,...

ahhh ~ Life is Good.

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter with those who love you!
Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

Friday, April 2, 2010

{ Changed my Mind...again.....}



Hi friends....
have you ever begun a sampler,...
after having spent considerable time picking out threads & linen colors...
stitching on a very small count...
only to find that your threads aren't showing up as you'd like them to?


*sigh*

yes, I've been stitching on my
"Plump Wife"
sampler...
but my stitches were fading into the background
of the Parchment colored linen...
~SO~
I decided to try this: (see pics above)
...it is Week's Dye Works Overdyed Linen in Chestnut (30ct)

I am stitching this one-over-one
...with Gentle Arts Sampler Threads
and like the results...
ast least the colors of the GA/ST are showing up
on the darker background!!

I'll be here in the shop today,
...working between pulling weeds from the shop garden
and on this sampler!

Hoping you all have a lovely Easter Weekend!!

Blessings from the Farm,Lori

Thursday, April 1, 2010

{ ready? set.....STITCH!! }

Okeedokee...
I have my needle & thread,
my hoop & linen,
my scissors & beeswax...
and you can see a tease of my
"A Plump Wife"
peeking out from under that linen
(which is 32ct. Parchment, by-the-by...)

I'm stitching it one-thread-over-two and am liking it thusfar!!

see the little scissors-fob below?
it was a gift from a very sweet & talented Lady
at the rug show last weekend...
She made a bunch of them for the vendors to choose from,
& I chose this adorable,
MOVEABLE
Mermaid!!!


see how her bottom half is joined by a tiny brass ring?
she swings & sways & entertains...
WAY too much fun!!

My Thanks to all of your comments on our beautiful Peacock...
and for your awesome name suggestions!!

We have decided to name him
"Indigo Blue"
and nickname him 'Indie' for short....
(Thanks to my sister, Louisea for the name suggestion!)
he makes the strangest sounds!
one sound he makes reminds Peter of a Clown...
it sounds like Indie has a big rubber-bulbed honking horn!!!

Lazy is nuts for him, trying to get as close as he can to him, but Buddy,
well...my Big Boy is scared to death of him! HA!!!
(when Indie 'honks', Buddy dives under the front porch...
....Ah, my Hero.)

Another *SPARKLING* day ahead...
temps will be in the low 80's...
sunshine, warm breeze...
PERFECT
outdoor-stitching weather, don't you think?

Hoping your day is a peacefully creative one...
and...
Happy April Everyone!

Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

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