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...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

~ Sunny Afternoon Musings ~

Hello Friends & Folk ~

had the chance to sit down to enjoy a cup of peppermint tea 
& thought I'd do a little afternoon posting ;)
just ramblings of the day & such...


the weather has been PERFECT for drying my hand dyed fabrics ~
linen, cotton & wools alike...

i own a dryer, but prefer hanging outside...

Nothing beats the scratchy cool feel of linen 
 ~ that has been dried by Mother Nature herself ~


I have been waiting 8 years for one of my older lilac bushes to bloom again
after moving from the edge of the woods where we found it…
and look!
one small cluster of beautiful pale lilacs ~ does my heart good.


I've been meaning to show the new WOOLS that are in the Farm Shop
the ones below are beautiful as-is textures from

 and SUPER-colorful wools from

{{ can you see the tiny shimmering sparkles in the dark blue 3rd wool down from the top? }}


the bright sunlight & warmer daytime temps means our friends 'weeds' are popping up ~
but I don't usually begin pulling until mid-may 
{unless extremely hot weather & much growth}
as I wait to see 'who' will volunteer their presence.

the little Green Man nestled in our once-lush strawberry bed looks happy today amongst new strawberry plants, some dandelions & a few wild onions…

our Lily of the Valley is sprouting up like tiny little soldiers ~
cannot wait to smell them once again.
I always pluck a few sprigs and place them in a water glass on my kitchen windowsill…

the wild raspberries are beginning to tendril,

as-are our Hops vines ~

the never-weary Mint is happily coming up once again,
this time Chickweed & more wild onion keep it company ~
do you like my garden ball?
it once was shiny-silver - but somehow the rain got inside it and washed the paint away.
I love the patina of it now and couldn't throw it out!
in fact, the rusty 'thing' that it's setting on 
is an old OLD metal Igloo cooler that Peter found out in the woods and dragged home.
{he's no better than I am ~ match made in Heaven!}

 each morning we are greeted by new little faces ~ 
violas, pansies, violettes & johnny jump-ups follow the sun all day long.
{just like Iggy, who follows the sunshine from window-to-window of this old farmhouse}


I have just listed more of our Primitive Rug Hooks in our Etsy shop ~
these are our Mulberry Purple ones…our 'regular' colored ones are available there as well.

and for those who have asked,
we have also listed our
Stripper's Totes in our Etsy shop

you can choose your color choice when you purchase yours ~

I brought them to the Virginia Rug Fest last weekend & they were a huge hit 
{thanks so much!}


and one more thing before I go ~
ALL of the current {2nd quarter} LSHC kits have SHIPPED today!!

Well, my tea is finished,
and I have to get back to work.
off to pull a few loops on my Bee Witched rug!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~


Anonymous said...

Your gardens are so lovely! Always nice to meander and see the "new" arrivals again each changing season. Your laundry line looks lovely, loaded with linens and the like! How's that for alliteration! :) Enjoy the sun…I'm headed to my gardens, as well!

Jane said...

I need some of that lovely yellow wool!

denise said...

Love the wool!!

Lori Ann Corelis said...

What a Busy Bee you are!

Sher B said...

So refreshing to see the renewal of old flower friends after a long winter. We're still a ways behind you in seeing johnny jump ups, lilacs and little green sprouts here in Central NY. Thanks for sharing pics of your craft work, farm, plants and animal friends that reside with you and Peter. I enjoy walking the farm with you with your blog and pictures!

Happy Spring!


elaine allerton said...

Love laundry outside, too,, especially after a long wjnter,,,, your garden looks great,,, love seeing everything pop up,,, your wools look yummy,,,,
We are having some sunny nice spring days here too,,,, tidying up outside,,,,
Enjoy ur pics and blog,, thanks lori,,,,

robinhillquilts said...

I am so looking forward to my red cutter box! I have moved my Fraser cutter all over tar nation to try and cut and catch my wool strips and finally it will have a proper home! Your post is just lovely! Look at those scrumptious wools! And all the promises your garden will deliver....I'm a big fan of Notforgotten Farm! xoE

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I've just downloaded iStripper, and now I enjoy having the hottest virtual strippers on my desktop.

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