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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Monday, February 29, 2016

~ Leap Day ~ !

Hello Friends & Folk!
seems like we have an 'extra' day today, doesn't it??
Yay for Leap Day!

not quite February, still - not March….
but I'll take an extra day anytime ~ how about you?

Yesterday was a wonderful day. 
We enjoyed sunshine & warm temps all day & into the evening... 
~ hung 4 loads of fresh laundry on the line to dry in the breeze & sun ~
cleaned up a little in our front yard, pulled a few dead branches & leaves 
~ and noticed our daffodils are up about 10"!!
We even heard the Peepers out last night in the woods! {peepers are tree frogs}
They are out early this year :)

We then went out for dinner to Red Lobster {my fav} with friends Joan & Art
to celebrate my 53rd trip around the Sun…
good friends + good food = great times

*** Thank you SO MUCH for all of your Happy Birthday Wishes ***
from Family & Friends xoxox

I enjoyed finishing my rabbit rug too ~ 
{and Nancy B. if you're reading this I cannot remember what you called it!}

Peter made me yet another purple hook for my birthday ~
this is one of his Ergo hooks with Steel shank & aluminum ferrule.
{we will be offering more steel shank hooks soon}

since I have arthritis in my hands, 
it's best for me to switch out my hooks, 
… so I like to work between a Pencil style handle & an Ergo one.

I also like to wear my hooks around my neck, 
so Peter drills holes in the handles for me to I can thread ribbon through to wear ~

I have my edges turn & pinned back, 
now I'm whip stitching then will add a binding of some-sort…

I will need to hook in a 'beauty line' around my rabbit though,
~  because he is fading into the background too much.

though I'm not sure what color wool, 
… perhaps a rusty red?

then I'll add green ribbon to the carrot. yep. I will ~
{I'll show you photos of the finish-finish.}

not even done with this one & I've already got more wools picked out for the next one!
& I know you do the very same thing, don't you?
onto the next!!!!!

maybe another hooked purse?
pillow perhaps? tote? Hmmmm…..

I KNOW!!!!
I'll use my 'extra day' today 
to peruse Pinterest for INSPIRATION!
{well, after today's chores are finished of course…}

In the meantime,
Here is a little gift from me to you:
Another freebie to THANK YOU for your friendship & support of what we do here….

Please feel free to hook, punch, stitch, appliqué or paint this design to your heart's content.
I ask only that you give credit back to us here for the actual design :)

"Friendship Farm" Freebie
from ©Notforgotten Farm

Hoping you have a beautiful, creative day my friends,
 filled with peace & wonderment!!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 


gracie said...

Thank you ...

Marilyn Schirmer said...

Awesome! Many thanks.
Marilyn K

Ronda said...

Thank You! Sounds like you had a perfect birthday!

Ronda said...

Thank You! Sounds like you had a perfect birthday!

Jane Way said...

Thank you, Lori, for another gift from your heart and hands. Just might stitch this up one fine day. Hugs.

twoives said...

Thank you Lori for this sweet pattern. Now what to do with it. Many, many possibilities!


WoolenSails said...

Love your rabbit piece and thank you for the freebie.
I enjoy doing other patterns and just having fun creating and the process and I will have lots of gifts for next year.


linda said...

Thank you Lori! Love this farm!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lori,
So glad you had a Happy Birthday!!! Mine is on the 2nd, so I truly appreciate your sweet "gift!" Love your hooked rabbit rug too, and I know you will enjoy creating something fun and wonderful today!!
Your new purple hook is just awesome too!
Enjoy your day!
Warm Hugs and Thanks~

Barbara Melotto said...

Here it was your birthday and you're giving us a present! Thank you and happy belated!!

Maureen McIlwain said...

Thanks for the cute design, Lori - hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Fran Caswell said...

Hi Lori,
Love your hooked rabbit. Thank you for the freebie. Happy belated Birthday glad you had a wonderful one!

Janet said...

Happy Birthday and wishing you many more orbits :)

Janet said...

Happy Birthday and wishing you many more orbits :)

Jane said...

Glad you had such a nice birthday!! Love your bunny and the purple hooks. I've been looking for a design for an applique' project and this may be it! OR.....maybe I won't be able to resist hooking it.... either way, Many thanks!

Jane Augenstein said...

Glad you had wonderful weather for your birthday! We had wonderful weather here in southeastern Ohio also! I am soooo ready for spring and more riding my beautiful Gilly!

Anonymous said...

Gosh, Lori!! I didn't know it was your birthday yesterday…HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I adore your little bunny, all the blues…and your purple hook is scrumptious. Thank you for the delightful design…I think fiber artists are the most generous folk of all. Have a beautiful brainstorming day...

NMK said...

What a pretty design ! I Love hearts ! Your bunny is cute too , can't wait to see it done with the greenery for the carrot !
Hope you have a Fun Birthday !

Susie Hoover said...

Thank you, Lori, for the new design! And I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful birthday dinner! Seafood = YUM!

Barb Chaulker said...

Thank you so much Lori!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Glad you had a happy celebration! Look forward to seeing your finish, and the next one, too. :). Thanks for sharing your sweet design with us! <3

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

Birthday blessings to you. And thanks for all the inspiration you pour out daily. I was bed ridden for few days and finally tried punching. What a blast!! I love punch needle- I watched your YouTube video on the basics to get started- drew my own little design and blamo- I was off and running. P.s. Your wear your 53 orbits very well ;). Thanks again.
Tattered Moon

Silent Stitches said...

Hi Lori,
Glad to hear that you had a great day! Thank you for gifting all of us with the sweet design. Looking forward to giving "punching" another go, with this one! :-) ~C

Pascale Piete said...

thank you !!!

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

Your generosity is only one of the things we love about you. Only Hobbits give gifts on their birthday to others.... do you have fuzzy toes?

How wonderful your Leap Day sounded. Ours ended with a birthday dinner with our daughter's family. Livvie has a leap day birth day, so this year she turned 2 and 8 as well! This is the only time she and her little brother will share the same age...

You didn't mention cake, but I surely hope you got something to make a wish on, and like all your other fans, no doubt, hope it comes true x 3!

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