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



Wednesday, March 14, 2012

one thousand two and a tutorial for you!!!!

Good Morning Friends & Folk!

I just checked and I have hit the 1000th follower count! (actually it is up to 1002 ~ woohoo!)
I still can't believe that I get to have SO many online friends that love the same things I do...
I love to have you visit me, and I value each & every one of you ~ I am blessed.

Yesterday, I shared with you the little GARDEN sampler that I've been working on, and this evening around 11:30 pm I will list it on my Early Work Mercantile page...
I also mentioned that it WILL be a pattern for those of you who prefer to stitch themselves,
so you can contact me about that tomorrow...
In the meantime,
here is the frame that will showcase the GARDEN sampler ~

...just wait till you see the finished sampler in this frame...
I really think you will all flip over this design!!!!
and here's how to make one yourself!!!

You will need the following supplies:
1 ~ 8" x 10" (opening) wooden frame (WalMart)
1 ~ bottle white acrylic paint (WalMart)
1 ~ bottle antiquing medium (WalMart)
1 ~ bottle Aleene's Tacky Glue (WalMart)
1 ~ package sheet moss (Michael's, Joann's, Hobby Lobby, Ben Franklin)
coarse-grit sandpaper, paint brush, paper towels



Begin by roughing up wooden frame with sandpaper, then paint it white.
let dry...


Next, get the glue and dab some on the corners of the frame...



break off small chunks of the sheet moss and press it into the glue on your frame...



you'll start glueing it sparsely at first, starting in the corners...


then, add more glue & more moss...



of course, if you like the sparse-look of just a little moss, you could always stop here...
but I wanted my frame to be covered...


once the entire front of the frame is covered with moss,
press the rough edges of the moss into the glued areas a little more to make it look more compact... if you see any bare spots, add more glue & more moss...


You'll need to let this dry really well...I dried mine out in the sun yesterday...
I LOVE the look of this and I hope you will too...
Remember, you can see the FINISHED sampler on
www.EarlyWorkMercantile.com
this evening at 11:30 pm (eastern time)
I'm SOOOO excited!!!!!

And you can purchase the pattern from me tomorrow as well....
my email is not4got@aol.com if you should have any questions about this project,
or to place an order with me....
I hope this little gift of mine pleases you well and that you all enjoy a beautifully creative day!!!!

blessings from the farm,
Lori

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