Our little needlework shop & studio
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email - Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

Regular Farm Shop Hours ~ Unless otherwise stated in postings below:
10:00 - 4:00
{{ if you would like to visit us on a day we're not open, please call or email ~ we'll arrange a time }}

Please visit our ETSY Shop ~ by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below...

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Saturday Afternoon Musings ~

Hello Friends & Folk!

and a pleasant Saturday aft it is ~
a bit on the chill-side, overcast & a slight breeze in the air…
perfect day to sit & stitch!
(but then again when is it not?)

I've been working on new finished goods for our 
Christmas Open House 
which is now officially only
one week away…

here are a couple of appliqué mats that I finished 
(2 more to go)
that I mentioned in my previous posting 
using the ticking I purchased last weekend :

wool & ticking & calico

I'm trying not to go too "Christmas-y" this year,
I want you to be able to enjoy my handwork all year through :)

...so I'm opting for more of a primitive palette instead of the usual red & greens ~

blues, browns, whites...

ok, maybe one "Winter-y" thing….

a simple tree from my scrap-basket
 I am also working on my project for 

my 'day' on this fun Hop is
Wednesday, December 10th
I'll be sharing a free pattern for my little 
Candy-Cane Santa Ornament
{{sneak peek shown below}}

and a recipe for Apple Cake ~

You can see the participants for the blog hop, on my sidebar…
beginning December 1st, visit those blogs in accordance to the days listed, 
and treat yourself to something 

Candy Cane Santa
2014 ©Notforgotten Farm

 I have been punching with those beautiful Valdani threads again,
the project above was punched using them…
I prefer to use the size #8 balls of variegated pearl cotton in my primitive color palette…

I'm loving them SO much, in fact ~
 that I will be now carrying my color pallete in my shop here at the farm! ~
(not available in my Etsy shop….yet)

I will be working with Valdani to design my own color collections,
and cannot wait to display them in our shop ~ 
...amongst our primitives & such.

just loverly ~

and I'm even more excited to share the news 
...that I will be offering these precious little 
Thread Pots 
here in the farm shop as well!!

you just drop your ball of Valdani thread into the pot, thread it through the curved opening,
and thread your punch needle ~ the thread ball stays safe in the pot…
~ no more chasing the cat to get your thread ball back!

and just-plain
 Oh. How. Pretty.

their jewel-like colors, handmade quality and uniqueness are wonderful ~

Valdani Threads & Thread Pots will be available at our open house ~
along with all kinds of new wools, more Oxford rug punch needles, 
beautiful rug hooks from Larry Ault
rug patterns on linen from Cammie Bruce & Lanna Omlor, 
finished goods from Misi Axel & Theresa Miller ~ 
we are also happy to say that we are offering brand-spanking-new & shiny
Bliss Model A Wool Cutters
 in our farm shop !!!
{perfect for Peters new Bliss Cutter Boards :)}

well, that's enough excitement for today me thinks ~
Off to thread my needle!

Wishing you a creative & peaceful remainder of the weekend!

* Blessed be * 


Jo said...

Oh My, I do so want to come to your open house next Saturday! Let's see, how far is it from southwest Ohio to your house, & can I do it in 1 day??? So anxious to see your prim color palette in Valdani threads! I've been decorating, ready to sit a spell & punch!

Cari Smith said...

Can't wait for Saturday! So many new things to see!

denise said...


Penny Shepherd said...

Oh Miss Lori! I am always filled with joy and a sparkle when I see what you are doing next. Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!! I am always inspired to be even more creative by your posts.

Jane said...

I'm bringing a new friend to the Open House, next week. She has donkeys, too! I'm looking forward to sharing the "magic" o Notforgotten Farm!

Sandra said...

Looks like you had a productive Saturday. You are going to have so many great things ready for your Open House. So wish I could come. Blessings, Sandra

Larkrise garden girl said...

Everything looks wonderful!

evelyne staebler said...

thank you Lori , I love the candy cane santa.... big kisses ,evelyne

primdollie said...

I too am from OH and would sooooooo love to come see your lovely farm and your open house!!I am slowly getting back to my prim things again as I used to make and sell prim dolls way back when!!(here in OH at the Ohio Farmhouse out in Findley OH!!) I love the idea of the prim color palette in the Valdani threads and cant wait to see them! I hope they will be in your etsy shop too so I can buy some! I tend to sew all my things that I hand stitch with a waxed bead thread called silamide!! it's wonderful and super strong too! thnx for a lot of inspiration!! I am trying to find things to keep my mind and hands busy as my brother has brain cancer and after a long 3 year battle he doesn't have long anymore so I am trying to just think of our fun times and keep my mind occupied with stitching, some mixed media art and knitting too! thnx for helping me find my prim stitching again and I am going to attempt to make small tree ornaments as gifts similar to your lovely mats! :))

dogwoodfarm said...

All so very WONDERFUL!!!

TeresaM said...

Wish I could make it!!!

Rosemary said...

cant wait for your day on the blog hop!

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