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
email -

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 ~
by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below...

Sunday, July 20, 2014

what's on my frame...

The picture below,
is one that I use in my Etsy shop for the sale of my Weavers Cloth ~
you'll notice in the background on the left of the cloth
there is a little punched witch holding a pumpkin…

that design was a finished punched piece that was sold to a private customer a fe years ago ~
since then, I have received many emails regarding this little witch, asking if I will be offering it in pattern form ~

I don't like to sell patterns of original finished pieces,
because I feel the integrity of an original design is lost once it is reproduced,
plus I feel it isn't fair to my buyer (of the original, one of a kind piece) ~

original punched piece shown above ~
now in private collection ~

but I have decided to offer a pattern for a similar-looking witch…

White Witch ~ Notforgotten Farm©

this one I'm punching in all white shades, hence the name ~ White Witch ~
she is also holding a white Jack…her prize pumpkin :)

the back of my work (...or the working surface) is never neat & tidy
…at least for me anyway ~

it is a mess, but that's ok ~ 
I enjoy the process of creating and don't really worry about the loose end & threads…
I snip those as I go...

the snap below, of the tombstone punch I was working on last ~
here it is with the punching finished ~

"Here Lyeth…" ~ Notforgotten Farm©

I love the textures from the wool, pearl cotton & floss that I used in this piece ~
some loops are flat, some are shiny ~ others are bumpy & have no sheen at all…

I have a unique finish in mind for this one, and for the White Witch above ~

~ Hoping you are all enjoying a creative & peaceful Sunday my friends!

* Blessed be *


Three Sheep Studio said...

LOVE your new banner !
White pumpkins are a favorite.

ronda at simple thyme prims said...

Great pieces Lori! .. I too love your new banner ... love the jack ditty bag .. sweet! I need to quit being so neat and tidy, lol, just let it go!! Enjoy your day. ~Ronda

NMK said...

Love the different textures you used & the neat White Witch creative !!!

Anonymous said...

will you have the banner jack ditty bag as a pattern? thanks!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

{{{{ that little jack will be in pattern form soon :) }}}}
~ L

arttramp said...

LOVE both of these my dear friend!!!

denise said...

all of it is beautiful! i'm working on your lavender pin keep now!

moosecraft said...

Looking forward t the release of the White Witch pattern.... and where can we find a pattern for the cute black jack punched pocket in your header picture?

Mugwump Woolies said...

Lori, I love your new header...that little pumpkin is wonderful! You hit the nail on the head with your statement about originals and designs. I was "burned" once ...I won't go into details...but I will not purchase from that artist again. I so respect your decision about this, and it makes the wonders I have purchased from you all the more special to me...:)! Thanks so much for writing those words today!

linda56 said...

well lori after two weeks at the lake I am finally home.....I feel like I have missed out on so much....your work continues to delight me....I am working on a house that you posted as a free cross stitch pattern and I am trying to teach myself how to do it....thanks for posting that pattern....its a great start for me....I will share it soon....but don't laugh....I have had to tear out many

evelyne staebler said...

Hi Is Evelyne from France. I like your news designs autumn.... I hope , I can bought this punchneedle patterns.... big kisses .

janice15 said...

Your amazing your work is really nice.. I'm enjoying visiting your blog and reading past post.. ty. w/love Janice

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