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 me...

chasing kittens, puttering in the gardens or talking to the tree.

I love seeing the past through the eye of a needle ~
...I collect old & odd things.
I pull wool & cotton through linen. I walk barefoot in my garden and throw my head back and cackle when I laugh...

I'm just a little farm-witch that loves where I am & who I'm with ~

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

Regular Shop/Open Studio hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 ~ 4:00
*unless we are away at a show or teaching a class*
{better to call/email first}

our Etsy Shop is ALWAYS OPEN!
Please visit our ETSY Shop ~
by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Color my World ~

We are awaiting the storm.

15 inches of snow is expected
 here in our part of Virginia
between this afternoon & tomorrow ~

oh joy.

I am passing my time by dabbling in my paintboxes.
I organized my brushes, sketchbooks, pencils & pens.
I organized my desk and some junk drawers.
I am nesting big-time….

playing with paints let my textile-weary brain & hands rest a bit.
painting relaxes me 
~ soothes me 
nourishes me…

if I can't garden at the moment outside,
then I'll garden in my sketchbooks…

...tulips, flowers, birds ~
daisy chains and vines….
oh. and words.
words always creep their way in to my sketchbooks.

one word could start a whole plethora of ideas and 
jump start my creativity.

I am working on new prints, postcards, note/greeting cards and invitations for Zazzle ~

I am even working on a new line of fabric for my Spoonflower shop
(see both links to those sites on my 'links' list to your right)

...this kind of thing then leads to new ideas for punch needle and cross stitch you know.

~ it's all relative in my world :)

jenny wren singing

Hoping you are all snug & safe in your warm humble homes!

* Blessed be * 


Patti said...

Oh so lovely! Be safe in the storm...
Blessings, Patti

linda56 said...

wow...that is a lot of snow.....enjoy it and be your paintings....

Faye said...

Is this not the craziest winter??? I'm sitting here in NC right now, looking at about 6" ( we never get snow!).. And they say the worst of it is yet to come.... Sheesh.. I love your drawing..... Will love to be buying some note cards soon...

deb said...

just love that little bird!!!!

Karen said...

Love your little watercolors!

penelope said...

Loving those tulips! My favorite. Stay warm and safe my friend. Beautiful work as always!

jennifer768 said...

Love your watercolors!Stay safe and warm.Blessings,Jen

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Such lovely watercolors. :-)
Stay safe and warm m'dear!

Raymond Homestead said...

You are so darn talented!! Stay safe and warm Lori!

Anonymous said...

so pretty

Anonymous said...

so pretty

TeresaM said...

Beautiful Lori! Love the soft muted colors!!!

Miss LindaLee said...

Beautiful painting! Don't you just love working with colors? I always say that if you love color, you can feel it.
LindaLee from
CrossN' My Stitches

feltedhare said...

Love, love your watercolors paintings. Could you please tell what watercolors both of those are. I have been looking for something loke that. Stay warm and cozy

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