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Monday, March 17, 2014

Aprons & Snow ~

Good Morning!

here is that little punched whisk broom apron all punched and embellished ~

"Spring Cleaning" © Notforgotten Farm

 I think it is sweet as can be ~
you can see I added a tiny apron to our busy little worker-girl there,
as well as a couple of minuscule pearl baby buttons on her dress front…

close up of punched & embellished finish

adding detail to my work keeps things from getting stale.
~ I like it.
I did this background in a pale blue/grey-ish green…it looks like a nice sunny day for her!

frayed cupboard-cloth (osnaburg) apron

 I was only going to offer three new punched designs, 
~ but my needle is smoking' so I may just offer a couple more!
….stay tuned!!

It is snowing here at the farm today ~
a beautiful light end-of-winter snowfall….
~ here's how it looks out my sewing room window:

peaceful and quiet


 and here's what's happening at the backyard feeder ~
juncoes, mourning doves, titmice ~
cardinal-couples, wrens and sparrows….

fill 'er up!

snow day


h e l l o !

come & get it!

Hoping you are enjoying your weather, whatever it is!

* Blessed be *


NMK said...

Your little Cleaning girl came out so cute ! Love her apron & little buttons !!!! Happy St. Patty's Day !!! I am ignoring your snow ..... 3 days til Spring ????

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Well...your snow is pretty, but...really?
You in VA with snow and here in Ohio I had my first bluebird at the feeder! (Tho it's still cold) Made me smile! And the colors in your broom apron . . . reminds me of a bluebird as well! Love it!
Happy almost spring m'dear!


Debra said...

Cold and raw here, but no snow, thankfully. The broom apron is sooo cute! It makes me want to do some Spring-cleaning!

~Backroad Treasures~ said...

Love the new punch needle design can't wait to see all these in patterns.….thasnkfulky no snow here in Ohio biting cold though...wood stove is still going..the sun is shining my husband seen first robin yesterday.....stay warm and happy creating anxious to see what else you come up with..

Rita C. said...

"Spring Cleaning" is a beautiful piece of art.

Susan said...

Sooo cute ..that cleaning lady!

Pat said...

Love your little cleaning lady.
As for the snow...this better be the end of it. Yours is pretty. Mine has ceased to be pretty.

Pat said...

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Penny said...

Love your Spring Cleaning PN... the colors are perfect and the little lady is cute as can be!
Your snow is fluffy, pretty and white. Our's is now hard, ugly and brown. I'm ready for it to be gone!!
Love all your pics! Happy St. Patty's Day!!

Kathy F said...

Love the apron!! Looks like you aged the piece on the frame?? With spray?? She's really cute!!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Dear Kathy F ~
I stain my finished work off of the frame, I use my own walnut/spice dye from our trees here at the farm and I use an old paintbrush :)
~ L

deb said...

love your little spring cleaning punched design ~ the apron is adorable ♥ and the view of your farm from your sewing room window is just beautiful!

Raymond Homestead said...

Love the punch piece with her sweet little apron!

Anonymous said...

your little worker girl has stolen my heart ~ what a peach! looks like i'll be doing some shopping this bright sunny (brrrr... cold!) st. patricks day! after all, i need a new project to work on my perfect NFF hookinpunch frame!


debi rosin said...

What a beautiful post. I adore your photos. . .

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

A heartwarming scene at the birdfeeder Lori.
Your sweet little miss is delightful all dressed in her crisp white apron.
Your designs speak from the heart and we are the fortunate ones that get to share them.
Susan x

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Elisabetta said...

Great punchneedle I love it but I'm not able to do it.... :(
But where is the spring gone at the farm?!

Julie Zakrzewski said...

Hi Lori,
Love your sweet new punch needle "Girls" and wanted to say "Thank You" for your tutorial on you tube!! I just completed my first PN and your video was so helpful!! Thank you for being so generous with your talent!! You are always such an inspiration!!
Hope Minew and the new kitties are doing well!!
Hugs and Thanks~

Jeri Landers said...

Glad your needle is "smokin"!Who knows what new and wonderful designs will be created this week! Just watched your video on the punching frame, makes punching look easy-breezy, you are adorable. I plan to order a frame soon.

Martha Doe said...

I love the broom apron, especially the added frayed cotton apron!<3

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