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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Sunday, May 15, 2016

~ A Very Busy Weekend ~

yes it was….
very busy.

Hannah graduated with her 
Bachelors of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University
on Friday the 13th ~

a beautiful commencement ceremony 
held in the historically-rich and diverse city of Richmond, VA.

Peter & I, Hannah's grandfather Bob
 {who is 80 yrs young and travelled by train from CT to see her graduate }
and Hannah's best friend Shane, anxiously awaited for the graduating class to walk in…

 and then that moment came 
almost as fast, it seems, as these last four years have flown by ~
… happy tears & loud cheers from all of us.

You  have no idea how very proud we are of you pumpkin.
{{yes, we know we tell you constantly}}
but our words simply can't express the fullness you bring to our lives.
~ your future is as bright as those big brown eyes of yours!

oh how we love you ~
 enough of that ~ I'm crying again!
geeeez…. *sniff*

Along with graduation plans,
we also have been preparing for our special Finishing Class held here in the farm shop, 
 taught by the sweetest and most-talented
Becky Noland Zoyes from 'Death by Thread'

hello there Becky!
here are the girls ~

hiya girls!!

Becky kitted up everyone's finishing needfuls into a cute little basket,
that included a handmade wool strawberry necklace adorned with pearls & shells
along with their threads, pins & needles, etc…and a special hand lotion for stitchers :)

 … stitching the final tiny x's for the finish on their projects… 

Becky also brought along a fabulous trunk show for us!
her stitched models are just beautiful ~ 
so unique and fun…
just like her!

 Our talented instructress 
showing the finished pin keep drum:

…she taught us how to include a beautiful beaded seam-edge on our work ~

 trying to teach a class with a sore hand/fingers 
was no small feat 
… but Becky pulled it off without a hitch 

{there's my Joan. always standing at-the-ready to lend a helping hand….
~ or get herself in some kind of trouble.}

Becky had a beautiful manicure with black french tips accented with silver…
love love!

and NO.
I did not get ONE photo of the students' finished projects!
{what a goober am I}
Hoping to see one from their FB page or blog? 

Before everyone left,
 Vicki brought in her hooked rug that she did of my 'Stocking was Hung' design 
{adapted by & available from www.spruceridgestudios.com}

Our Thanks to Becky for the fun & informative class…
we hope you will consider coming back to teach here at the farm again soon!

AND our thanks to all that signed up for class ~ you are all awesome :)
{{{{here's another hug for you!}}}


I am going to take the day 'off' today.
and by that, I mean simply sit on the couch ~
eat some junk food, watch old movies and stitch {punch, hook, not sure yet}

I'll take my cue from Iggy:

…  sage advice,
oh wise-one!

Hoping you all enjoy a beautiful day in your own comfy surroundings ~

~ Blessings from the Farm ~


janeu said...

Looks like a great day. I need to get to see you soon! !!💖🐑🌞

Susie Hoover said...

What a fantastic post!! Proud, industrious, and chilling .... LOVE!

Pat said...

CONGRATULATIONS Hannah!! Now I feel old. I think she was in like 7th grade when I met her. These 4 years went by very fast.
Looked like a wonderful class.
Glad Iggy has finally found a sun spot. The sun hasn't been around much lately, but thank heavens it's finally back.
Enjoy your day of rest Mama of a college graduate!!!

Cheryl WNC said...

Congratulations to Hannah! Best wishes as you begin your next adventure.
What fun in the shop. I love what she has done with your design.
Take it easy and enjoy your day. Thanks for sharing. I remember when my daughter graduated from NC State. OMGoodness! The time seemed to fly. So proud of her. I know you are of Hannah. You are so right--our words cannot describe how much we love our children um young adults. Happy day to you!

The Eveningstitcher said...

Beautiful weekend, Lori! Congratulations to Hannah and you & Peter! Always such a happy occasion!! Your class looks like it was so much fun! Hope you are enjoying and relaxing this Sunday!!

Sweet Sue said...

Hi Lori, gasp ~ are you certain you attended the right graduation?! No way possible Hannah has been thru 4 yrs of college lol:) Congrats to your family!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Congrats to Hannah. It seems like she just left for college last week. My how time flies.
Hugs :)

elaine allerton said...

Congrats to your daughter,, hannah,,,, what a busy weekend you had,,,, but good one,,,, love seejng all the pics,,,, great,, thanks, ,

Ronda said...

Congrats to Hannah ... and proud mom & dad. Looks like a fun finishing class! Enjoy your relaxing time!

Barb said...

Congratulations to your lovely daughter! Looks like a fun workshop!

Fran Caswell said...

Congratulations to Hannah. You and Peter too. :) I wish I lived closer so I could attend one of the classes at your beautiful farm. They look like so much fun.

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