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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Monday, December 1, 2014

Sheep's Wool & Cactus ~

Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit!
Happy December 1st to you all…..

can you believe it?
D E C E M B E R already!

I swear I just set down my sweet tea and rocked 
on the front porch to swing in the hot summer breeze a bit…
what the heck happened?

oh well, roll with it I guess ~

marks the first day on the
Buttermilk Basin's BLOG HOP
please see my sidebar for links to the participating designers,
 and visit their blogs for free patterns and recipes :)
December 1st is designer
Cheri Payne


getting more finished goods together for the Open House saturday…
here is
"Wooly St. Nick"
...a mixed media rug hooking/needle felting project I finished up last night:

 I posted photos of my progress of hooking him on the
Out of Hand Rug Hookers group on Facebook ~
and this is how he ended up!

I took some of our sheep's wool
{from my sweet gentle ewe, Esther}
and needle felted it into the rug for St.Nick's beard, mustache & eyebrows ~

love the dimensional effect ~


you can see how I left the 'staple' or curl of the raw wool 
for the beard in the snap below ~


I used a 'smoother' raw wool for his eyebrows ~
but still they are effective :)

I think I might hook a sheep next,
and use the same technique for his wool ~

it's an easy way to add character to your rugs…
think I'll offer a class here at the farm shop for this technique if I have enough interest…
what say you?

Wooly St. Nick ©2014 Notforgotten Farm

I had to share with you a few photos of our Christmas Cactus…
the red one on the left is an older plant, about 10 yrs old I guess ~
the pink one on the left is a baby and these are her first flowers!
{we're so proud LOL}

pretty little blooms

festive & happy colors

strange little plants, but love to see them blossom every winter :)

Felicia & I will be working hard out in the farm shop today ~
there are tons of orders to be filled, lots of cleaning and rearranging to do 
~ before Saturday's Open House!

Hoping you all enjoy a beautiful December Monday my sweet friends!

* Blessed be *

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