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.

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is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Small Sewing Roll-Up ~

I finished stitching that little sewing roll-up I showed you in an earlier posting ~
here it is rolled up and tied with a ribbon in my favorite sewing basket:

~ needful things ~
 it really isn't large at all…
a sweet size of about 5 1/2" x 8 3/4" when opened….

I love tiny things ~

 you can see how simply I stitched this…
using cotton threads and plain cupboard cloth (osnaburg) ~

...the verse I made up & stitched says:
"This is my Needles.
This is my Pins.
This is Where My Stitching Begins.
Mary Simons 9 yrs."

stitched with 1 strand of floss over 2 threads = 32ct.

…then I severely aged and stained the finished piece ~
added a patch of contrasting cotton cloth too…

old & worn

I chose a blue cotton calico for the hand sewn binding,
and a cream/brown cotton cloth for the backing ~

pretty colors

then I stitched on an old bone button
and tied on a snippet of ribbon for a closure…


 I love how this one turned out so much,
... that I'm already working on the next one :)

~ I love hand stitched details ~

nothing like the look of patching & repair ~ even if it was done intentionally by me ;)

tiny little stitches

I'll share the progress of the others as I get them finished up…

A quiet day here on the farm today,
warm weather & sun/clouds ~
packing & shipping orders
market & banking

Brought Minew to the vet to be spayed this morning ~ 
she is staying there overnight
{{{we told her she was going for a "make-over"}}}

she'll come home tomorrow with a shaved belly, stitches & a tattoo…
and I'm sure she won't be happy with us!

* Blessed be *

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