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

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Happy April!

Wishing you all a very happy April first!
{no foolin' & rabbit rabbit rabbit}

what a beautiful morning here today ~
sunshine-y sleepy faces greeted us outside….
Pinocchio & Daisy sang us a hearty 
Good Morning!

Billy {a.k.a. Williamsburg Blue} 
was shaking the slumber from his tail-feathers…

and the Guinea hens were running about chasing sleepy bugs around ~

I can't believe it's April already...
almost Easter Sunday, even ~
Spring is happily being welcomed here!


Peter brought me a 'gift' this morning….

two tiny chicks
nestled in his big gentle hands :)

hello little ones!
...Welcome to the beautiful world!!


I had the pleasure of spending the day with not two, 
but three wonderful women ~
Joan, Felicia & I headed north up to Maryland
to the 
in Hagerstown, MD

we met up with needlework designer
and enjoyed a great lunch together…
the 4 of us did a lot of laughing and eating!

I brought home LOTS of plunder from the market
and will share with you my finds in another post-to-come…


Here is another cross stitch finish that I'll be bringing along to release at the
PSS Retreat Merchant Mall later this month.
{THIS month???? YAY!!!}

I'm calling this ~

'Samplermaker's Hornbook'

I wanted to design a wooden hornbook 
...that showed my love for handwork & folk art ~

so I combined the heart & hand motif and came up with this…
and then I stitched a tiny alphabet and numerals 

~ stitched on my hand dyed 40ct Old Farmhouse Linen {1 over 2}
and only 2 colors of DMC floss:
645 & 3033

then I made a sweet little stuffed heart pincushion
from some older blue calico that I had in my workbasket ~

I wanted this to look like it would have been hung in an old farmhouse years ago
perhaps to use as a guide for the farmwife to mark her precious linens.

I love how it turned out & hope you like it too.

...the stained wooden hornbooks & paper patterns for the tiny simple marking sampler
will be offered at the PSS Merchant Mall 
 they will be added to our Etsy shop 
for those that can't attend the retreat/merchant mall :)


Now I need to head outside to dye up a slew of linen ~
I will be taking advantage of the sunshine today for sure!

Have a beautiful day my Friends ~

~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 


Patti said...

This hornbook and design is an absolute "must have" for me!!!! I will be waiting (not so patiently ;) and tapping my foot lol) for it to arrive in your Etsy Shop. In the meantime I will return to this photo again and again *sigh*
Ever so lovely!
Blessings, Patti

Cheryl Duell said...

Love your pictures of spring on your farm....I had peacocks as a kid, they sure are majestic! The new piece is lovely as always....enjoy your day...as always enjoy you blog!

edie said...

OH!!!!! Gottahavegottahavegottahave.
Thanks for the pictures, they always make me smile. Happy Easter.

Val said...

Could you tell me how to order "sepia sampler" ?
Thank you for your answer.

Ronda Tedder said...

Happy April 1st Lori ... love the hornbook, and the world is always so beautiful through your eyes. Enjoy your day!

Lana Manis said...

Lori, your heart and hand design is wonderful! Happy April to you and yours! :)

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