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
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hooker's Heaven....

I have a Rug Hooking Angel....

and her name is Ogretta.

She started hooking rugs in the late 1980's,
attended many rug camps,
and hooked many, many rugs.

She designed a rug of the State Seal of VA
that now holds place of honor at the Capitol...
and designed a rug that honors the Marine Corps.

Ogretta sadly passed away on December 30th, 2009 ~
before she could finish hooking her collection of patterns on burlap & linen...

One of her last requests was that her collectioon of woolens, patterns & supplies
be donated to a teacher of rug hooking...

& that's where Fate & I shook hands...

I received a phone call from Ogretta's daughter a week or so ago,
oddly out-of-the-blue, asking me if I would like to have the supplies...

it was one of Ogretta's last wishes,
that her beloved hooking stash be donated
to a someone who taught rug hooking...
I asked her daughter how she came to ask me,
and she relied
"I just found you"
and I didn't even know I was lost! :)

I have 6 huge containers of wool, strips, patterns on linen and burlap, grain sacks, a bliss cutter, a frame and everything is so neatly and utterly organized...
oh Ogretta...
you put me to shame!!!

Sweet Angel Ogretta,
my Heart is Full knowing that I was chosen by you...
I will put your collection to good use,
I am forwarding your gift along to friends that need wool,
I will keep the cutter here in the shop to be used by students at our classes,
and I will (hopefully) hook some of your rug patterns and hang them proudly in your honor.
Thank you for your kindess...

Blessings from the Farm,

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