Our little needlework shop & studio
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email - Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

****** FARM SHOP IS CLOSED ******
until September 22nd for our


Please visit our ETSY Shop ~ by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

~ My Heart ~

Home is where the heart is...
Home is where they love you ~
Home Sweet Home.

Good Morning Friends & Folk,
and happy Wednesday to you all!

What a crazy-busy moth December is for our family...
online sales, open houses, birthdays & Christmas celebrations surely keep us on our toes!
are we tired? yes, a smidgen, 
~ but we wouldn't want it any other way.
keeping our hands & hearts busy is what we love to do ~

I know how busy you all are too this time of year
with baking, decorating, shopping, cleaning & wrapping gifts...
but please,
make sure you spend some time doing something you love
... a gift just for yourself

I have been designing more hooked rugs lately...
{{ really getting back to my first-love of rug hooking & working with wool }}
and will be offering not only paper patterns {mailed & downloadable}
 but patterns drawn directly on linen for you too!

here's one in progress on my hookinpunch frame,
 a simple design called 
"This Place"

a very primitive design ~ and nice size at 13" x 25"
hooked with muted colors and random dark background...
BUT the border will be very different from what I've ever hooked before, 
a super-scrappy hit or miss border using very old looking tones 
of textured wools from my scrap baskets.


... you can see I've drawn in my 'squiggle-lines' with my sharpie ~
these are just a guideline for the direction & placement for my rows...
{{ which may or may not change as I'm hooking them! }}


I may try to get a little Frying-Pan Dyeing in this afternoon,
after all of the orders have been packaged & shipped today...
I'll share photos of my dyeing using that method soon...

did you know I'll be holding a class on Frying-Pan Dyeing here at the Farm Shop??
class is on February 18th...
I have only 2 spots available as I am limited to only 6 students. 
if you'd like to sign up for the class, please email me
notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com and I'll make sure to save a seat for you! 
a fun class, and an easy dyeing technique!

also, on January 21st I'll be teaching a 'Hook a Sampler" class 
at the Farm Shop as well...again, limited seating and its filling up quickly!

I hooked this rug, below,
 in 2003, when we first moved here to Virginia from Connecticut. 
I usually bring it with me when at shows to display in my booth or on my table...

Here are a few random photos of the outside of the Farm Shop for you ~
we just love where we are...
quiet & peaceful

~ a smattering of simple decorations ~

~ the 'Privy' ~

 ~ silver bells ~

 ~ good old stuff ~

 ~ dried gourds & grapevines ~

 ~ Pinocchio & Daisy ~
{love donkey-butts!}

 ~ the Farm Shop ~

I'll be teaching a private punch needle class here this Saturday, the 10th...
... but the Farm Shop will be open for those who wish to come for a visit to shop a little ~

Blessings from the Farm ~
 Peter & Lori


Darlene said...

Your latest scrappy rug is looking great! And your home looks so festive.

Anne L said...

Gosh I wish I lived nearby!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lovely pics, Lori…I really, really like the little bells. So sweet they are... Am looking forward to your finished rug…I love the colors so far!

gracie said...

Your place looks so inviting!

denise said...

I would love to visit!

NMK said...

Boy do I wish I lived closer !!! A long time ago you made a hooked chair pad that said Merry Christmas , it looks so neat , like a red ware plate ...... Wish you offered a pattern , hint , hint ,! Have a wonderful family filled fun month !! 2017 will be here too fast !

elaine allerton said...

Lori,,, everything looks so festive and cozy!!
Love ur house pattern you did years ago! It so sweet,,,
Love the new one, too,
Excited, you will be offering patterns on linen ,,,,
Take care,,,,

Winnie Nielsen said...

Love your beautiful rug that represents your lovely home! Your farm is the perfect place for primitive decor in all the seasons!! I also love the wooden Santas that look hand painted and decorating your porch. Thanks for sharing all these photos with us too!

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