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 }}

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Morning Musings ~

~ Good Morning Friends & Folk ~

a quiet Sunday morning for us…
except for the crows of the roosters, braying of the hungry donkey's 
and the constant chattering of our beloved parrot, Peaches…
it was a quiet morning when I woke!

after our friends were all fed and loved on, 
I set about pulling a few loops before farmwife chores called again.

clean clothes must be worn, you know. 
and breakfast dishes do not wash themselves no matter how hard I try to coax them otherwise.

here is a bowlful of my most favorite hooks ~
I know I've shown them before, but since then I've added a few more to my 
ever-growing collection:

...at the moment 
I'm working on finished hooked-goods for upcoming shows,
our Gathering of Primitive Friends Show here on September 19th, 
and the From Our Hands Show on November 13th & 14th

white Jack's are my favorite!

my frame, wools and good lighting are all I need ~
well, except for my hook of course, and inspiration :)

I switch out working with different hooks to help my hands from getting too stressed ~
right now I'm working with the one below, 
~ that Peter made for me from a naturally-shed deer antler 
...that Lazy found in the woods a few years back while on a walk with Peter & Buddy.
{we miss you so, Buddy & Lazy.}

I wanted a more neutral-look to this rug
so here are my wools chosen:

I was inspired to hook in this palette by an article in this issue of my

Here are a few great groups on Facebook that I belong to for rug hooking ~

I'll finish this little project in a couple of hours, then will begin planning & hooking yet another ~
what are your plans for this quiet Sunday?


Miss Nancy came for a visit to the shop 
and brought a wonderful set of wool appliqué blocks she's been working on…
{hi Nancy!}

the patterns are from 
and will be complied together to make this stunning finish:

Miss Nancy was worried 
about the addition of a special 'fiber' on her work that might show in the photos I took…
{{she is owned by a couple of fun-loving corgis who like to play in her wools,
 and as such have left behind a few of their own hairs for good-measure}}

do not be embarrassed friend Nancy, 
for we too have been blessed by such gracious fur-friends 
who share their fibers with us too :) ~
...those who love animals will certainly understand and love you the more for it!

here is another Facebook group that I belong to for Wool Applique:

below is a snap of our cozy little work-table inside the farm shop ~

Miss Nancy will be teaching another class for us come this Fall, 
I will keep you updated on it and nail down the dates…
it will be a festive
"Sugar & Spice" Garland made from naturals & drieds
with a few fun things added in…
Update on that coming soon so stay tuned :)


Well, I hear the old washer humming away…
time to hang the week's laundry on the line before it sprinkles again.

Hoping your Sunday is filled with beautiful & simple things my friends!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 


Anonymous said...

I love white pumpkins, too…they're "ghosty!" Nancy's work is spectacular! You have such talented and special friends, Lori..enjoy your Sunday!

Jim Waldecki said...

Can you open a branch of Notforgotten Farm stores across the country!!!! Please!! Lol. You've made my Sunday morning even more inspiring!!

Gayle said...

Loved seeing your collection of rug hooks. I've often thought about having hubby make me a hook using a deer antler - can you tell me where you got the hook part? Maybe I'll nudge him a little harder if I have more information. Your studio looks so cozy and comfortable - sure wish I could come for a visit some day! Great photos!

barb said...

Another inspiring post. Wish I lived closer.

Emily Veys said...

Really love the start on your white jack! Can't wait to see it all finished up.

Doreen Frost said...

Sounds like a lovely Sunday :)


Karen Martinsen said...

I love the colors on the Jack - anxious to see the finish.
Nancy has done some gorgeous work - I have so gotten away from wool applique and I don't know why when it was all of my 'business' for years.
I really need to start creating designs again - this post has stirred my need.

Lana Manis said...

White pumpkins are my favorite, too! Lori, all of your photos have me in the mood to do some needlework soon. I have too many irons in the fire and seldom have time, but I'll make time this fall. :)

Judy said...

It never fails. Everytime you post about the shop I wish one of us lived closer. Until then, I'll enjoy from across country. :-)

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