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, June 24, 2015

Little Houses & Last Day of Summer-Hop!

Greetings Friends & Folk!

Today I am finishing up the small project for our 
July 18th Cross Stitch Class
here at the Farm Shop….

I figured there was such a nice response to my Summerthyme Blog Hop 
that I would make another, yet different motif ~ 
for this class….

{we have a FEW spots open for this class, if you are interested please email me at Not4got@aol.com}
class size is limited ~ class fee is $28.00

i love this huge thread ring that friend Joan gave me ~

it was SOOOO hot yesterday the chickens were laying hard-cooked eggs.
but it was really hot.

so after morning chores I hunkered down into the chill of the AC
and stitched away….

do you have a favorite hoop?

Using my favorite tiny wooden hoop,
a piece of my hand dyed 30ct Old Farmhouse Linen ~
and a few threads of Summer-y colors
...I let my needle bring my idea to life.

~ ' a stitch a day keeps the madness away ' ~
ok, not completely true, but it rhymes ;)

the whole time spent stitching I was dreaming up all-sorts of wonderful things….

~ some new paintings, new paper cuttings, new punched designs & wool appliqué 
a few hooked wool pieces too ~ so I had to get my sketchbook out and jot them down on paper.

and all are in an  Autumnal frame-of-mind…
{maybe I had the AC down a little too much? naaah….}

lots of Jacks, black cats, owls & other friends on the way…
waiting in my sketchings for me to bring them to life in one medium or another.
~ thrown in with a few twisting vines and pumpkin-leaves for good measure.
and of course a little Good Witch…or three!

~ look at all the swing-y & bling-y "stuff" hanging from my scissors ~ 

Do you see my stitches there down-below?
I usually use just one single ply {one thread} of floss for my work…
since this is a 30ct. linen, it accommodates two threads nicely ~
I wax my threads with beeswax, 
then separate them, THEN put the back together 
always before threading my needle and making that first tiny "x"

"x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x"

my sterling needle case holds my tiny gold needles on my bling-y scissors fob

and these are my favorite scissors at the moment ~
they are called 
"Primitive Vineyard" from Kelmscott Designs 
and you can find them

perfect for my Summer Sewing Basket


And Speaking of Summer,
do you know what day it is??

it is the last day of
Buttermilk Basin's Summerthyme Blog Hop

and is Stacy's Day!!!

click HERE to visit her blog

I would like to personally THANK Miss Stacy for hosting these wonderful blog hops ~
and for allowing me to join in on the fun :)


and one last thing:
the Farm Shop here will be
this weekend!!!!
{but our Etsy Shop is Always Open}


Hoping you all have a wonderful-Summer-ful day!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~


Prims and Needles said...

I have to tell you Lori that everyday I look forward to reading your blog. Even if I wake up in a bad mood, or with a hectic day ahead, your blog always brings me back to my happy place. The words, pictures and inspiring work, it all makes me want to be more creative. For that, I thank you!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

~~~ Reply:
Thank you so very much Coline ~ your words mean more to me than you'll ever know ~
Blessed be!

gracie said...

Oh how I wish I lived close to your farm! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to meet new friends with the blog hop. Always a pleasure visiting you even if only through your blog.

Cheryl Reeves said...

Always look forward to see what your creative mind has designed. a bright spot in my day.

Martha Doe said...

Hi Lori!

Love the scissor fob for the class, but also the fob you have attached to your new favorite scissors! You'll never have a problem finding those scissors. Lol

Can't wait for all your stitchin' by the AC ideas to come into fruition!

Stay cool,

annie said...

Love seeing your work!
Looking forward to those new sketches!
And what they will become!

Previous Postings ~ So much more to see!