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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until September 22nd for our


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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

~ Classes and HUGE News ~

I love teaching ~ 
whether it's rug hooking, punch needle, applique or cross stitch...

it doesn't matter to me what it is actually,
as long as my students are happy!

Those that 'know' me ~ 
know that I am animated, outspoken and sometimes-nuts.
ok, more-than-sometimes-nuts.
{I prefer to call myself passionate}


This past Saturday 
we enjoyed another punch needle class here at the Farm Shop ~
some of us were old hats at this and others were complete beginners. 

we chatted, punched & learned.
I helped the newbies learn the basic techniques while
the advanced students quickly made progress and happily punched away.

Miss Joan celebrated her 70th birthday yesterday, 
and we all celebrated at the class with her by having chocolate cake!

~ Happiest Birthday to you ~
my Dearest Friend Joan

Thanks to all of the Girls who came out for the class, and helped us celebrate ~

Oh ~ 
If I seemed a bit-more cranky than usual at the class, I apologize...
I've just been super busy and slightly overworked lately.
~ nothing a good long walk in the deep woods won't fix!
{and chocolate...chocolate is good for that too!}


In Other News:
 here is the BIG NEWS that I've been keeping secret:
I have been asked to teach & vend at  Sauder Rug Week in 2017!!!! 

Here is the Link for you to read more about 2016's FABULOUS event:

I am MORE than humbled and nervous, excited & blessed to have been asked ~
this is an event that I personally have wanted to attend for many many moons...
and now I can't believe I'll get the chance to go AND be a small part in the actual event.
{{ I am working on the class project model now, a combo project for rug hooking/punch needle }}

the Sauder website should be updating on/around November 1st for the 2017 details.

 well friends, I'm off & running...miles to go before I sleep tonight ~
Next posting I will share with you some more of the finished goods
that I'll be bringing with me to the From Our Hands show!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~


The Eveningstitcher said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!! So happy you'll be at Sauder, Lori!!!!!!! WHat a nice class you had on Saturday and a great celebration for Joan!! Have a wonderful day!

Cheryl Reeves said...

Super happy for you being a part of Sauder next year.
Dreams do come true.💗

VLPDevore said...

I doubt I'll ever be able to attend your shop for a class, but Sauder is closer (and I was there once several years back). I hope I can get into the class. I will check their site daily. Thanks, vickie

NMK said...

Congratulations to be invited to Sauder , when I see rugs that are shown there , they are absolutely amazing & you will have a Wonderful time !!!! Happy Birthday to Miss Joan too !!! That cake sure looks delicious !!!

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Way to go Lori!! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, all around! Life just gets better 'n' better! And don't forget that walk in the woods, dear Lori…

Looking forward to seeing what next you've got up your creative sleeve!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Happy, happy birthday to Joan and congrats to you!
Hugs :)

Sarah Marchuk said...

Looks like a lot of fun. I've always wanted to try rughooking and I've only done a little punch needle but it sure is cute

Three Sheep Studio said...

Congratulations Lori.
You will bring a wonderful energy to this fabulous event !
You were made for such a time as this ;)

Saundra said...

Wow, am super excited for you. I've never been to Sauder but it has always been on my 'must do' list.

elaine allerton said...

Lori,,,, looked like a fun class!! Congratulations, ,, congratulations about sauder in 2017,,, great!!
Take care and enjoy the fall weather,,,,,

Jo said...

Wow, such exciting news! Congratulations Lori, Sauder is awesome & so happy you will be there in 2017!

Silent Stitches said...

That IS exciting news! Congratulations, Lori!! You deserve it!
Birthday wishes to Joan!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news!!!! Excited for you!

Winnie Nielsen said...

Wow, I am so excited for you to get the chance to share your talents and passion with the Sauder Village event!! Your classes at your farm look like so much fun and I so wish I lived close enough to attend. I am glad everyone had a splendid Saturday last weekend that included a wonderful birthday celebration for Joan. Chocolate cake just makes the whole day perfect!!

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