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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Our Needlework Shop & Studio
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ph. 434-263-6508
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Needful Things ~


As a Needlewoman,
I like to show my love of handwork 
by wearing jewelry that reflects my interests ~

problem is, it's sometimes hard to find things that are 'me'…
so I make them instead.
for me AND you!

{ain't I sweet? ;)}

here are a few finished items that I've been working on
 in-between processing orders and designing ~
...these needful little things will accompany me to CT next week,
where they will be available EXCLUSIVELY at my book signing at 
located at 5 Glen Road, Sandy Hook, CT ~
on Friday, June 27th from 11:00 ~ 2:00

these are my
 'Sewing Reliquaries' 
below ~


3" tall glass bottles filled with antique shell & bone baby-buttons, rusty pins, vintage hook & eyes, bits of thread….

 each Reliquary holds memories of days long ago ~
I have hand-picked the contents for each one from my collections of sewing tidbits.


silver capped w/matching bottoms

I've added tiny silver charms to each one ~
small thread spools, needle-charms, teeny strawberries and little bumbler-bees…
all things I love dearly!


I added a length of waxed flax cord so you can wear yours from your neck ~

 Here are those tiny little houses I've been stitching!
…now turned into pendants to show your love of cross stitch ~


2" square, stitched onto my hand dyed cupboard cloth & backed with hand dyed velvets ~

I had so much fun making these…
I think you'll love them!


I added antique brass thimbles to the bottom, then added brass charms...

...they make a sweet 'tinkling' sound when you move :)
these also have waxed flax cord to wear around your neck...


teeny brass skeleton key & scissor charms

~AND~
remember these?
remember I found a bunch of 
vintage crocheted window-shade pulls
 a couple of weeks ago?

well this is what they have become ~
fobs for your scissors!!


miniature skeleton keys stitch 1 over 1 on my hand dyed 40ct Old Farmhouse Linen….

 …backed with hand dyed velvets, too…
I am working on more at the moment as well,
stitching tiny spools of thread and miniature scissors for the remaining pulls :)

I will shorten the cords then attach them to my small primitive scissors ~
I may even add a few charms to these also ~


Oh I hope you can join me
 at The Country Mill!
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I wanted to also say
WOW!!!!
to the response I'm getting for my little witch giveaway!!
I love sharing things with you all SO much…

...you are the reason I love to do what I do !

* Blessed be *
 Lori

53 comments:

  1. Everything is really too amazing to be believed, Lori! Just WOW! :)

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  2. Love the needful things you created! Those scissor fobs are too cute! You are so talented!

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  3. I always admire your amazing creations!!

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  4. Oh my! I love each and every item you have created! Wish I lived close enough to attend....but then I would have to make the difficult decision which lovely to buy!

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  5. I am amazed at how you think up the ideas. They are beautiful!

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  6. How I wish I could join you in CT...just too far to stop by! I don't know which I love more...okay, I love them all! I am sure they will all be sold in a flash.

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  7. Would love it if you could make those trinkets for your etsy shop.
    Susan G.

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  8. Lori,you are one of the most creative souls i have ever 'met'. i love all of your itmes. i especially love the glass cylinders and wonder if you would share where you found those? the drapery ring scissor fobs are brilliant!

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  9. Ohh wow!! These jewelry items are great. Such a creative mind you have.

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  10. Ohh wow!! These jewelry items are great. Such a creative mind you have.

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  11. Morning Lori, you really work magic with your hands, love all your projects. Creative indeed, Blessings Francine.

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  13. hi lori.....just got home from the lake house.....you have been such a busy girl......I love all your goodies....hey I was just wondering if you ever found out who you sent those needle threaders too yet....they never showed up here.....I have not done anything creative in such a long time...up at the lake house I have been drawing with pencil and paper as I sit on the swing next to the lake .....it is so peaceful....

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  14. LOVE the sweet scissor fob!!! Wish I could be there to purchase a couple of these wonderful hand mades!!
    Kim~

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  15. LOVE the sweet scissor fob!!! Wish I could be there to purchase a couple of these wonderful hand mades!!
    Kim~

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  16. LOVE the sweet scissor fob!!! Wish I could be there to purchase a couple of these wonderful hand mades!!
    Kim~

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  17. Wish I could See you in CT next weekend, but I am working :-( I Love, Love ,Love your little houses you stitched !

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  18. Love all your new goodies,however do you keep coming up with these ideas, one better than the next. Have a safe trip and enjoy your time! ~Susan~ Olde Threads

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  19. Oh what special little creations...LOVE THEM ALL!! Kindly ~ Scattered Seed Samplers

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  20. I second the idea for the etsy shop. Love your cherished little items. So clever!

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  21. Everything is so beautiful I love the pendant with the small houses and the little scissors are so cute!!!

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  22. Everything is so beautiful I love the pendant with the small houses and the little scissors are so cute!!!

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  23. Everything is so beautiful I love the pendant with the small houses and the little scissors are so cute!!!

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  24. Everything is so beautiful I love the pendant with the small houses and the little scissors are so cute!!!

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  25. Everything is so beautiful I love the pendant with the small houses and the little scissors are so cute!!!

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  26. Everything is so beautiful I love the pendant with the small houses and the little scissors are so cute!!!

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  27. Everything is so beautiful I love the pendant with the small houses and the little scissors are so cute!!!

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  28. Sorry! Blogspot had some problems please delete the double comments!

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  29. Wow,these are all amazing Lori! I wish I lived close enough to get to the book sale. Heck, I can't even drive right now, lol!

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  30. wish I lived close enough to go the book signing and to purchase the charms and such love them you can come to Knoxville any time :)

    laura Collins
    Knoxville tn

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  31. Wonderful stuff, Lori, love it all.

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  32. I plan to be at The Country Mill on the 27th, and I look forward to meeting you!

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  33. I love how you've repurposed the pulls into fobs! I'm amazed at the teeny, tiny cross-stitch in the centers!

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  34. Love them, love them all! Have a successful book signing and a wonderful trip to Connecticut!

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  35. What about those of us who do not have a mouse's whisker of a chance of owning one of these beautiful creations? I adore them all! Have a safe and beautiful journey!

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  36. Gosh ~ sure wish I could attend ~ to meet you and get one of those fabulous Sewing Reliquaries!!

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  52. Can the tiny houses with the thimble & charm be available to buy? I would love one. I am so taken with antiqued cross stitch things.Love them.....Thank you Kathy

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