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 ~

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Amherst, VA 24521
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Another Punched Finish ~

Good Sunday Morning Friends & Folk! is the punched finish of
'Honey Girl'

I really like how this turned out ~
perfect colors!

I chose a charcoal/grey for the background for this design…
black would have been too dark and would wash-out the colors:

needle down!

 I punched the stripes on her skirt at various heights.
nice dimensional effect I think ~

feeling loopy

I did the same for the 'ground' under the flowerpot….
and I made a little french knot for her eye ~

...after punching,
I went back in & embroidered a tiny smile on her face :)

happy floating honey-girl

this is a good size design,
measuring in at approx. 6" x 7 1/4"

not sure how I will 'finish' this one, 
I'm always thinking of unconventional ways to use my finished designs
but I'll be sure to share it with you!

I am now punching
'Spring Cleaning'
that little broom apron I told you about…

stained and ready for the final finish

needle punching makes me happy ~ it's by far my mist favorite form of needlework to do.
and finishing a punched project makes me even happier 
especially when I see my results come to life on my frame...

Speaking of happiness ~
I 'caught' Iggy rolling in the sunshine yesterday morning…


oh, hey Ig ~
didn't mean to disturb you…

 back to rolling & soaking up the rays ~

get it while you can Igmeister...

for today we are expecting 6" - 8" of 

'Mom…did you say the "S" word?', he's giving me 'that' look…

Have a beautiful Sunday my Friends~

* Blessed be * 


Karl and Denise said...

Love the color's and the design. Hope you will bow listing this as a pattern!

Karl and Denise said...

Sorry I meant to say be not bow!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lori ~
Another wonderful design!
LOVE the pics of Iggy. Isn't it amazing how the animals gravitate towards a little patch of sun?
Happy Sunday! The good thing about a March snow is that it doesn't stick around for too long!
Hugs :)

~Backroad Treasures~ said...

I love it and I am excited to see what the broom pattern will be I have as couple of whisk brooms that I need to do something with......yuck snow I know we are tired of it here in Ohio today just cold wood burner is going just did 5 pints of fire sticks aka hot pickled asparagus, next painting some crafts and doing some punch needle....happy punching and stay warm.....

Jane said...

I'd really like to punch this design! Or even hook it, with your permission, of course. Love the pics of Iggy. If you look at my facebook entry, you'll see how our animals are spending this pre-snow morning!

denise said...


NMK said...

Pretty new things !!! Sorry to hear you will get snow....will Spring ever arrive & STAY ???

feltedhare said...

I LOve this design and the colors are fab. Iggy is so cute

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

It is beautiful Lori.
That Iggy sure has a darling face.
More snow? I think Spring has flew the coop!
Stay warm.
Susan x

Debra said...

Lovely design, Lori. I have been practicing my needle punch, and you are right, with practice it does get easier! The weavers cloth which I ordered from you arrived yesterday, and I might just attempt "Bittersweet" from your book. I am sorry about the snow, however. Good stitching weather.

littlemancat said...

Love Honey Girl - and her wonderful bee skep skirt! Lovely color play.
Hope the snow melts quickly!
and love the kitty too!

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Your posts always bring a smile to my face!!
You tell that snowy stuff that you are done!! Done, done , done!


Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Honey Girl is most definitely a honey! Can't wait to see how you decide to finish her and Iggy is so adorable! Stay safe and warm when the snow flies.

Pat said...

Like her lots...she reminds me of Spring. Doubt we'll see Spring soon since it's snowing like crazy right now.

Glad Iggy is enjoying the sun. Is He the Daddy?

Tonia said...

Just wanted to pop in and say how much i love your work! You have a great eye for color and your work seems of top quality! I love it....please keep posting so we can keep following!


Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Iggy is the Neutered Uncle. LOL!!
~ L

Martha Doe said...

Hi Lori!
I received my Hookinpunch frame it! Peter is so talented! You can see it on my today's post.

Anxious to see the needlepunch broom apron...I made your Wellswept Farm cover last year and it sold right away!
Cute pictures of Iggy! :-)

susan hemann said...

wonderful piece! really like the use of gray as a background, I haven't seen that color used but am in love with it.

Anonymous said...

i'm not sure who is more endearing, your honey girl or your iggy.... both have stolen my heart! seeing your lovely creatures and creations always makes my soul sing!


Heidi Steiner said...

Your stitching is Bee-utiful as always!!! I'd love to have a bee apron to twirl around in the gardens.

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