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, June 16, 2016

~ Stitching & Weeding ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk!

we are supposed to have a hot one on tap for today ~ with severe weather this aft & eve…
lucky for us, we will be heading out before that to enjoy some kayaking on the river 
with friends {hopefully} before the storms come!

I've been working on the next model for the upcoming
July/August/September Little Stitches Handwork Club {a.k.a.: "LSHC"}

{{Click HERE to join}}

and here is my progress thus far:

 only a few stitches ~ but progress nevertheless!

I am stitching this using TWO THREADS of DMC floss over 2 strands 
of my 32ct Old Farmhouse Linen {which will be included in your kit}

…now those who follow my work will know that I usually, generally & mostly
stitch using one strand of floss, even on higher counts like 28 & 30.
I wanted this project to be a little different for me {you} ~
even though you have the choice to stitch your club project using as many strands as you'd like to ;)

The 'finish' of this project will be a sewing roll-up
and I'm hoping to have it done by monday to release.


 I've also finished punching the class project model for my
"Black Cat Paddle" Punch Needle Workshop 
{held here at the Farm Shop}
October 22nd 2016:

it is a Dimensional Punch Needle class ~
& I'll teach you how to get my clean-edged look of working with different loop heights
using an adjustable {Ultra Punch} needle and those yummy Valdani over dyed & variegated threads!

I have just a few openings left, as this class is limited to 12 students…
if you are interested in signing up please email me at
and I'll hold a spot at our worktable for you :)

{{while I was snapping pics a beautiful black & silver dragonfly visited with me for a bit}}

You can read all about the symbol of the Dragonfly by clicking

hello & welcome!!

 a little stroll around the front of the farmhouse & surrounding house-garden…

~ i love zinnias ~

and daisies…

~ and pink yarrow!

… ok, and brown-eyed susans too ~

green peppers, onions, cukes…
basil, rosemary, chocolate mint ~ lots of sweet annie volunteers!

 our hostas are beautiful & big this year…
~ they love the humidity & rains.

my speedwell is doing fine too!
love the contrasting purple/green ~ makes me smile…

Peter devised a gate-closer {for lack of a better description}
using chain, chicken-wire & a rock for weight!
{he got the idea from Colonial Williamsburg's ball & chain weight that is on our Shop gate}
clever man he is ;)


well HEY Roxy-girl!!!!

Hoping your day is filled with beauty & creativity…
if you are in the line of storms, be safe & smart
and please protect your fur & feathered friends outdoors.

~ Blessings from the Farm ~


Anonymous said...

So many beautiful pictures, Lori, I don't know what to say first!! (Ok…hi, Roxy girl!) Your black cat paddle is wonderful, and I wonder about the sewing roll. I will be paying close attention, as I think I need-le one. Your Black and Silver Dragonfly is gorgeous, and no doubt kin to the one that visited me three times the other day. ;) They are delightful messengers not to be dismissed. Have a grand day kayaking, Lori and Peter, but do watch the skies...

Patti said...

Love your photobomber!!! She made me smile :)
Blessings, Patti

bittersweet said...

Everything looks beautiful. Received my scissors yesterday, thanks so much.

NMK said...

So pretty !

elaine allerton said...

Lori,, love seejng ur gardens and stitchjng,,,,, and doggie,,, how so sweet!
Pretty,, pretty,,,,,
Thanks ,,,,

moosecraft said...

lol! Love that pic of Roxy! Sure wish I could get to the black cat paddle workshop... such a great design! :-)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Hope the weather held out for kayaking! Such a lovely, neat, colorful yard full o'flowers. Looking forward to our next LSHC project. Enjoy the rest of the weekend in peace and joy! 🌻

connie said...

Lori-I've got to visit your shop one day!! It feels so good in all of the pictures-so welcoming! Love all of the flowers, and especially the last picture of Roxy!

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