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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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Christmas & Winter Designing and Shows

Good Morning Friends & Folk!
tis the 2nd day of Autumn ~ and here in Virginia it has been beautiful.
Peter & I have been enjoying our cooler walks in the evenings,
Roxy is more playful and even the donkeys seem more spirited by the change in weather….

this time of year, right after our Gathering show,
I beginning working on my new 
Christmas/Holiday/Winter designs

I am in the midst of charting 3 new cross stitch designs,
finishing up sketches for 4 new punch needle designs,
have a few rug hooking ideas rattling-around 'in there' too ~

I had asked Terri {Dixie Sampler} if she would dye up a batch of linen for me
for one of the ideas I have for a monochromatic sampler ~

I wanted the linen to be green.
not just green. but olive-y drab khaki green.
with no hint of a blue undertone…

Terri worked her magic and viola! 
here it is…
a rich, drab green that is thee perfect shade of olive {in my mind's eye anyway}
old looking, early-looking & I cannot wait to put my needle and thread to it!

I've chosen Gentle Arts "Oatmeal" as my thread color
and since this will be a one-color project, I think the two colors go together very well…
of course I'll age it after it is completed, and I have a great antique frame that I want to use with it.
Thank You Terri for your colorful creativity!!

On October 9th, 10th & 11th, I will be in Middletown, VA at
Valley Needleworks ~ {{Click HERE for more info}}
I'll be teaching a wool appliqué & humble embroidery class ~ project below:
AND Joan & I will be set up for their Merchant Mall which is OPEN to the Public both days!

I am also working on finished goods for the upcoming
From Our Hands Folk Art & Antiques Show
November 13th & 14th 2015

a wonderful show filled to the brim with unique folk art & antiques 
from some of the today's best dealers & artisans

Working on finished goods for this show is the highlight of my year ~ 
I get to create so many different things!!!
most importantly ~ I get to see old & new friends again :)

visit the FOH blog HERE
visit the FOH website HERE

~ AND ~
Today marks day #4 of the Martha Stewart American Made Contest!
Did you know that you can vote up to SIX times per day, Everyday?
and, that voters have a chance at winning a weekly prize too, just by being a voter!!!
yep, the more often & consistent you vote, 
the better YOUR chance at winning a monetary prize from Martha!!
Woot woot!

So, please head on over and cast your 6 votes again today, 
and then again tomorrow, and the next day too…all the way up until October 19th!!!

Click HERE to vote for Notforgotten Farm
{{Peter, Hannah & I thank each & every one of you who have voted 
… and/or helped spread the word on FB and Twitter about us!!}}

Have a Beautiful Thursday my friends, make it a creative one!!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~


denise said...

I voted today! I also placed a good size order from your etsy for Christmas.Cant't wait to see what you're stitching on that beautiful linen! Happy Fall!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

That IS beautiful linen! And the oatmeal thread goes beautifully with it. I wonder what the design will be…have a beautiful day, Lori!

Silent Stitches said...

Good morning Lori,
The color combination will be gorgeous!
(Notforgotten Farm has 4,000+ votes and leading by a mile! Yay!)
Have a great day! ~C

C Reeder PhxAz said...

Keep reminding us to vote please. I have gone every day but this old brain can't seem to remember til I read your blog!!! Guess I will set an alarm on my phone. So want you to win.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Have voted every day. This is exciting! Love this linen...will it be in your Etsy shop?

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Awesome linen . . I know you will create another amazing piece!
Fingers crossed and wishing and hoping for you as the top maker!
We're excited to have you as part of FOH!


Karen Martinsen said...

Oh the linen looks so rich and will be beautiful all worked up.
Only wish I lived closer to go to all these wonderful shows and classes you will be at - nothing in our area at all, so sad.

woollabeast said...

Beautiful hand-dyed linen & FUN "black jack" wool applique Lori...wish I lived closer to attend one of your classes! :( Voted today & will continue to "vote & root you on"!! This (is) very exciting...wishing you all the best, so deserving & what a nice compliment to be nominated! {{Happy 'glorious' Fall}}! (ps ~ lovin' all my recent Etsy goodies too!) Woolly Warmest Wishes, Diane

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