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, August 24, 2014

Soggy Sunday ~

Working on a couple of items for the Gathering of Primitive Friends Show
 here at the farm in September {20th to be exact} ~ 

...I cannot believe it is a month away (less than even!)

needle and thread have been busy ~
so has wool….


love the colors

using my usual simple whip-stitch 
to edge these onto the velvet backing ~
I prefer this look to the blanket-stitch….
(Joan is sighing right about now)

I am using coordinating and contrasting thread colors for this project
{that will soon cover a box}

 just a more primitive look to me…
not that I dislike the look of a nice blanket stitched edge,
I just prefer this 'lighter' look of the thread
 instead of the heavier pearl-cotton usually used for penny-rug or wool appliqué.

love my old blue calico quilts and how the blue off-sets the oranges in my project :)

and here She is again ~
she will be painted today
{after finally drying in the oven for a bit}
the humidity here has been a bugger…

'She' is awaiting her final touches...

 you can see her actual size a little better now, 
...with me holding her.

can't wait to bring her to life….

I'll be choosing her glass eyes too,
'witch' color they will be?

...the better to see you with my dear….

I'll post more photos of her later this evening.

Have a relaxing Sunday my sweet Friends,
* Blessed be * 


Tana said...

I prefer whip stitching for applique too. Buttonhole stitching is too tedious for me and, besides, I just like the more primitive look that I get with tiny whip stitches!

oldecrow said...

Green eyes for sure!

Jane said...

ENOUGH WITH THIS SOGGY HUMIDITY!! I Love to stitch but it's better when the sun is shining!! I have some nice pieces for the Gathering...Only 24 days away!!

Pondside said...

I'm visiting via Susan at Ling-ling and Lulu. How lovely to find your blog and shop. I will have to have a good look. I don't usually order from outside Canada, but I like your designs a lot!

Pondside said...

......and I'm your newest follower,

Jacqueline said...

Your work never disappoints..

denise said...

green eyes! :)

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