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 }}

Please visit our ETSY Shop ~ by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tuesday Ramblings ~

Howdy-do Friends & Folk!

c-c-c-c-COLD here in VA this morning ~ 
… frost on the farmhouse windows & wood stoves are piping hot.
think I'll make a bubbling pot of Chicken & Dumplings for supper 
 ~ and bake a nice loaf of good crusty olive oil bread.

While I was in CT last week, 
I visited Thistle Needleworks
a loverly shop once located in Glastonbury CT 
but now has relocated to
Wethersfield, CT.

I picked up some linen for those 'pocket' designs that I have been charting…
aren't the beautiful?

on the left: 28ct 'Buffalo Check' Tattersall linen
& on the right: 28ct. 'Riviera' Tattersall linen.

both have that fresh-farmhouse look that I love 
{{ and I think you'll like the designs I have planned for them }}

 In between visiting family, shopping & getting things for the
Out Of Hand Rug Hookers Challenge {Facebook Group} together for the voting process,
I did manage to pull a few stitches on this:


I'm stitching on my 32ct Old Farmhouse hand dyed Linen
using DMC threads, 1 over 2.
I know some of you don't like how my thread colors 'fade' into the linen, 
~ but that's the exact look I like ~ 
I try to replicate those old, time-worn & sun-faded samplers…

This will be finished soon into a pin cushion
and I'll show the finish here.

On a side note ~
Peter & I would like to thank you all for the wonderful comments & sales
we've received on our Primitive Rug Hooks!!!
…more to come soon ~

Have a beautiful Winter's Day my sweet friends...

~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 


linda said...

You went to my all time favorite shop for cross stitch! When I lived in CT it was my shop; Judy Soloman was the owner; I don't know if she still is. They have been in various locations through the years. I went to them all from the seventies through the nineties- that's how long I've been stitching!

Anonymous said...

I love the muted colors...

Susie Hoover said...

I love your "faded" look!

annie said...

I enjoy your faded colors.

denise said...

love the fabric!! are you sold out of the hooks?

Nancy Turner said...

the old faded look is the best and you do it so well keep up the good work nancy in wi

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