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.

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

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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

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!

I wanted to also say
to the response I'm getting for my little witch giveaway!!
I love sharing things with you all SO much… are the reason I love to do what I do !

* Blessed be *

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