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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Friday, October 24, 2014

Coming along ~

So I am working on my project
using the Valdani #8 pearl cotton in variegated colors…

Yes, I am loving it
(shame on me for waiting so long)

the colors are inspiring and unusual for me ~

I'm very used to working with DMC threads (6 strands) in solid colors and using my techniques of choosing colors to enhance the old look we love …

but with these,
the 'work' is done!

punching along nicely ~

I love the little design I'm working on,
a momma-cat & her 5 little kittlings ~
...all snug on a rug :)

those little catkins are too cute!
…this is the back or working surface of the design on my frame.

and here is the front ~
wow ~ look at those colors!

each one has different markings

 Since I'm using pearl cotton,
I'm not so used to the twist in the ply, for some reason
I keep snagging my needle tip into the previous plops underneath and make a snag…
these are easily snipped off, BUT I want to train my hand to NOT make them in the first place ~

snags along the front of the design...

This will be finished
 and available at the From our Hands & Hearts show on November 15th
(this won't be a pattern)

love the colors, hate the snags!

here is the beginning of the background being filled-in ~
loving the blue :)
loving the process and progress ~


Shop will be open today
and tomorrow 10:00 - 3:00
come on in for a visit if you're in the neighborhood :)

* Blessed be *

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