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...

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Creativity ~

H E L L O!

...a nice Saturday here in the shop ~
taught Patti how to cross stitch!!

started her off on 18ct aida ~ 
but also showed her how to count threads 
on linen so she can work her way into that :)
so far so good!

counting, counting.....

intense concentration going on here ~

she is a left-hander too but has no problem at all picking this up...
taught her how to hook a few months ago and she is now enjoying working on her first crow rug too!
 I've been playing with paper clay  ~
creating crazy things like this:

hello dearie

she will be a wizened old Witch...
the years have not been good to her ~

troublesome times have put their marks on her haggard face

she is beautiful in my eyes though!

old crone

she does have a rather large beak, does she not?

oh that schnoz!

all that fine detail will come to life more once she is painted and aged...
she will have a full head of hair and will be clothed
although she is just a 
'bust' doll...

wrinkles, warts & pox

 she will have piercing blown-glass eyes
and she even has pierced ears that will be adorned with ear bobs made from
antique Victorian Mourning jewelry parts in my collection....

see you soon, my Pretties...

hoping this 
goes away soon...

I hate it and it makes for rather-slow drying of my clay work...
be back soon with the finished photos of her :)

* Blessed be *


Debra W said...

Oh, can sculpt, too? Can't wait to see her finished!

Jacqueline said...

Your talents are never ending. Can't wait to see her finished. I love your stitcheries too.

Willow said...

Lori I love seeing the beginning of your wise old witch ~ she is quite fabulous !

Nurdan Kanber said...

It is clear now - You are left handed!

Your creativity is adorable indeed!

A happy Sunday!

linda56 said...

first off......I want to come for a lesson in cross stitch.....I need a lesson or two....second thing is......oh my can do everything.....very very talented...and I cant wait to see her done.....thanks for sharing all you do.....I wonder if my hubby will swing by your place on our way down to nice that would be....

LaNelle said...

Amazing! Your talents are non-ending what a creative mind you have...blessings...

Kevin said...

Your witch sculpture is AMAZING! I love how realistic she looks. Congrats to Patti on learning to stitch - she'll be hooked in no time. ;-)

Previous Postings ~ So much more to see!