Our little needlework shop & studio
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email - Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

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until September 22nd for our


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Monday, June 24, 2013

{ School Days }

"Mrs. Mary Hastings,
opposite the Meeting House in Bedford
HAS opened school and teaches
in the neatest and newest manner,
Embroidering in Gold and Silver, and all sorts of shaded work in Colours,
Dresden &. plain Work, &c. where also the Misses may be boarded or half boarded
as may be most convenient for Town or Country, and can supply her Scholars
with Materials for work in Writing &. Arithmetic.
IF any Gentleman desires their Daughter should be under her Education:
They may Please to agree with her terms."
~ advertisement from newspaper dated 1827
MY how times have changed...
now getting ready for back-to-school means new computers, iPads & tablets.
(and I don't mean the kind of tablet you would write on with a piece of white chalk.)
...used to be that a young girl or "Misses"
would need to learn her sewing capabilities before learning her three R's...
being able to adorn her families linens with initials and dates for their household inventories ~
life was so much simpler then.
or was it?

In honor of the schoolgirls' that stitched before us,
I thought a little design depicting an Autumn-themed School house would be fitting
for the next project for our

I'm almost finished with the stitching,
then i will show you the finish...
I think you'll like it and have fun making it!
you will definitely need a book
(that you wouldn't mind covering with fabric)
 that is at least 6" x 8"  ~
 your local thrift shop,
 Goodwill or yard sales will yield one for you,
no doubt.
We'll be holding another update of New Goods soon ~
we have a little Button Box that Peter is excited to show you,
another new cross stitch project with wooden piece designed for your farmhouse or primitive kitchen,
and some more little finished & framed drawings by me ~
I'll let you know when the New Goods
will be added to our
and speaking of Etsy Shop's
to those who visited,
"hearted", became followers and purchased from our daughter's Etsy Shop,
Hannah is a full-time student at VCU, works in a local grocery store, volunteers with children
and now is supplimenting her income by offering her handmade & vintage items.
(we couldn't be more proud)
Have a beautiful day my friends!
Lori from
Notforgotten Farm


WoolenSails said...

That is a really fun pattern and love your stitching.
I do have some old books, one was a book my grandmother won for a spelling bee.


Anonymous said...

Hi, fun to see an old Swedish ABC- book.
Louise in Sweden

NMK said...

Love your school house ! What a neat post today ! and everyday !!!

Theresa said...

Can't wait to stitch it Lori!!!

Ronda said...

Oh Lori,,,such a wonderful post...Hannah's shop is wonderful...she is a beautiful girl. Anxious to see your finish and the new goods coming...~ronda

Lori Ann Corelis said...

I love to see a daughter follow in her mother's creative footsteps :-) Hanna is doing a beautiful job!!
Loving that new stitchery . . . Oh how i wish there were more hours in my days!


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