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Amherst, VA 24521
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Coming Soon ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk!

... can you say cold?

{but can you say it without your pearly whites chattering?}
n n nn no?
...me either.

9 degrees upon waking this morn ~ now up to a balmy 21.
~ poor chickens are laying ice cubes ~

x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

inside the farmhouse,
I'm scuttling about in my slippers & long-janes…
keeping my hands warm with my mug of tea
and my bones thawed by the never-empty wood stove.
How 'bout you? cold where you are?

So here is the finish of one of my upcoming, 
SOON to be released designs :

"I Forgot"

'I Forgot' ©Notforgotten Farm ~ 2015

I decided to finish this into a lager {approx 10" x 12"} pillow. 
...using the most beautiful cotton repro fabrics 
in my beloved shades of primitive purple & red ~

3 different fabrics used ~
...one for the backing, one for the large heart appliqué & one for the little patch

...the verse on my stitch reads:

"do you love me
or do you not?
you told me once but
I forgot…"

stitched using all DMC floss onto my 30ct Old Farmhouse Linen 
~ using one strand of floss over 2 threads

stitch count: 75w x 75h
approx. finished size {stitch only} 5" x 5"
finished Pillow size ~ approx. 10" x 12"

DMC threads used ~ 
3740 ~ Antique Violet Dark
3042 ~ Antique Violet Light
920 ~ Copper Medium
831 ~ Golden Olive Medium

{{{pattern will include finishing instructions and 'heart' template for pillow}}}

fabrics used:
Moda ~ Civil War Crossing ~ B. Brackman ~ Cumberland 1840 - 1870 - design #8125
Marcus Fabrics ~ Judie Rothermel & Sturbridge Village ~ design #2919-0113
Moda ~ B. Brackman/Ladies Album ~ design #8285

I filled this pillow entirely with dried lavender buds!!!
the whole farmhouse smells wonderful ~


I am happy to announce the release of a new hand dyed linen to our repertoire ~

hand dyed linen from ©Notforgotten Farm

Ironstone Linen from ©Notforgotten Farm

since I've been lightening-up my farmhouse decor,
and I know a lot of you are too ~
I thought I would bring this idea to life.

I think it is beautiful ~
it may not be for everyone, but I am so happy with how it turned out!

the base linen is a beautiful oyster-white…
to which I've added my magic ;)
and tried to replicate that beloved, worn & stained look 
of early and aged ironstone.

it is quite lighter in color than our Old Farmhouse linen ~
a nice change for me…..

what do you think?

New Patterns for Cross Stitch, Punch Needle, Rug Hooking & Wool Applique
along with the new Ironstone linen
will be available shortly….

I'll announce the release here and on my FB page as soon as everything is ready to go ~
{I just had to show you all what I've been so secretly-excited about}

in the meanwhile ~
Keep those hands busy & those hearts warm ~ my sweet friends….

~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 


Rebecca from Death By Thread said...

Everything is so beautiful!!! I love the new linen, SQUEE!

Susie Hoover said...

I love the saying on your pillow and what??? You filled it with lavender??? What a beautiful idea!!!

Jane said...

I am snugged in and stitchin'! Working on a hooked piece...a big red pitcher filled with sunflowers. It's helping to keep me warm!

Martha Doe said...

I'm freezing in SC...finally warmed up from 11F to 28F for the high. I keep sitting on my hands to warm them up between stitching...need to find my fingerless gloves!
Love the new pillow pattern and want to make one. Hope it comes soon to etsy!
New linen is very nice!
Stay warm,

Anonymous said...

I love the heart and the linen also. Anxiously awaiting your new designs!

Jeri Landers said...

I often say I live in the coldest house in Tennessee, so yes, we are a bit chilled to the bone. Thank goodness for hot tea and a fire and fingerless gloves!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Love your newest design ~ I'll have to put this one on my wish list.
Also love the way you finished it into a pillow!
Many Blessings

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