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 ~

Our little needlework shop & studio
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
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Regular Shop/Open Studio hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 ~ 4:00
*unless we are away at a show or teaching a class*
{better to call/email first}

our Etsy Shop is ALWAYS OPEN!
Please visit our ETSY Shop ~
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Oh Connecticut ~

Hello Folks!

Oh what a feeling it is to be back 'home'
{home is where your heart is}

Hannah & I arrived on Sunday evening
 ~ after a pleasant drive up from CT...

We are enjoying the beautiful sunny & cooler weather,
although this evening (tuesday) it will become more humid.

We went to the beach last night, 
...ate lobster rolls for supper and collected sea glass from the shoreline...

This morning, 
we woke up at my Mom's house to another beautiful day 
and thought I would share her clematis vine with you:

pretty purple

these grow in the back yard of mom's house

...and you might remember from my postings last year,
how Mom feeds the squirrels in her neighborhood?
yep...they love her ~
~ we love them :)

here is another little white squirrel that plays in her backyard 
~ near the stone walls where I grew up...

h e l l o!
 too cute ~
eating a beech nut he found....

bottle-brush tail :)

 I guess he wore himself out playing & eating,
because the scampered over to the deck in the back and layer flat-out in the sunshine!

he stretched, he yawned ~
... his little eyelids became heavy...

 we threw some pizza crusts out for him after a bit, 
he gathered them up and off he went ~

see you later!!!!!

We'll be heading up to Guilford, CT on Thursday to visit Peter's side of the family ~
Don't forget to come and visit with me at my book signing on friday!!!

* Blessed be * 


Jaja said...

Lovely, thank you for sharing. I just love the squirrel! Have fun and be safe.

Jane said...

Great photos, as always. That white squirrel is really unique. We saw one in our yard a few years ago. Hope your trip is wonderful!

Martha Doe said...

Lori, it sounds wonderful! Stonewalls, beautiful purple clematis, lobster rolls and gathering beach glass...sounds like Heaven! Have many more wonderful times and bring home goodies and pictures! I don't remember ever seeing a white squirrel, he's so cute sprawled out on the deck...Wow!

Thanks for sharing! :-)

Cindy said...

Enjoy your visit! That squirrel is beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Wow, a white squirrel. Cool! I love to go up to Kent State for the Judges Cup competition....they have black squirrels there.

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

Enjoy your time with Family. Your Moms clematis is just beautiful.
Safe journey...Marg

Debra W said...

Love the white squirrels in that area. I'm not too far from there, but I have never seen a white squirrel here!

Primitive Stars said...

Happy Summer, enjoy visiting family, I know you will. Blessings Francine.

Miccosukee said...

I can honestly say this is the first time I have seen a white squirrel. Here in north Florida we have a large grey and black squirrel that looks like a monkey. You are always surprised the first time you see one.

My 90-year-old mom gets so frustrated when Dad goes out to feed the birds and then throws seed on the ground for the squirrels. She likes birds better.


Anonymous said...

Piękna , biała wiewiórka, w życiu na żywo takiej nie wiedziałam.

HomeSpunPrims said...

Enjoy your vacation Lori! I don't think I've ever seen a white squirrel. Hugs, Lori

must love junk said...

I've never seen a white squirrel! He's adorable! And beautiful flowers, too :)

Linda said...

I saw a white squirrel many many years ago on my way to work. He/she was in our neighborhood. Saw it again the next morning, but never again after that. I have, however, had a black squirrel coming around my deck for the past two years! That excites me - but to me tho, the white ones are even more exciting!

Linda in VA

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