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is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email - Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

~ Goings on ~

Hello Friends & Folk ~
Happy sunny Thursday to you all....

for those who might not know,
my dear friend Joan's husband Arthur is in the Neurological ICU undergoing extensive testing ~
he had a severe seizure two nights ago which led to a trip via ambulance and a visit to the ER.

at the moment, they believe he suffered a large stroke at some point ~
 but are not sure when, as he has been asymptomatic with no signs of ever having one.
the seizure may have been caused by a brain tumor,
 and a CT scan has shown a tumor there and a mass on his lung as well.

Needless to say, Joan won't be traveling with me to the Woolwright's Hook-in on the 18th...
and I am so sad that she will miss it, but the most important thing to do of course, 
is for her to be home with Arthur while he is being treated and recovering.

Please continue to hold them both in your hearts, thoughts and prayers
as they are the kindest, most loving couple and the very sweetest friends.

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...So very happy to see the daffodils popping up in our woods behind the farmhouse again.
I wait every year to see & smell them ~ they are such cheerful little flowers ∞

 having not tilled the gardens yet, but keeping my eye on the 'volunteers'...
~ I see that a patch of broccoli is growing near the base of our birdbath!
wonder if our wild bunny's will snack on this before we get a chance to try it first?
{ I wouldn't mind if they did...} 
soon enough I will be pulling the chickweed for the chickens, ducks and peacock
but for now I am enjoying the sprouting green, be it beneficial weed or purposeful plant.

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here is a new thing we did recently;
along with new business cards, we purchased magnets for the sides of the van!
 aren't they fun??
{{I highly suggest Vistaprint.com for printing needs}} 

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 here is a 'throw down' of the Lancaster Barnyard rug that I've been hooking,..
I'm hooking the flower in 3 different as-is wools ~

very similar in value, but the hues are a little different...
one is much darker than the other two, and yet one is more turquoise.
I love the old look the blue adds ~ 
and you can see that I've outlined the flower in black...
I've decided to hook the background in a 'black olives' color 
that is just awesome in making the other colors pop.
{{ not sure what I'll do with the border yet?? }}

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...and here are two happy donkeys ~
just to make you smile a bit.

 Have a beautiful day everyone, 
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers are with Joan and her husband.
Your donkeys did put a smile on my face
Enjoy your day

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Good, positive thoughts for Joan and Arthur, the doctors and other medical staff, their family, which I'm sure they count you and hubby!

Kathleen Bailey said...

Thoughts to your friend Joan and her husband. Thank you for the sweet pic of your donkey friends. It truly made me giggle. Some of the Woolleysheep Rug Hookers will be at Woolrights too. We look forward to seeing your beautiful things.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Prayers for Arthur and Joan. Scary stuff.
Rug is lookin' good!

Jane said...

Sending prayers for Joan and her husband. We just never know from day to day what will happen. That teaches us to be thankful for every NORMAL minute!
The daffs and donkeys WILL help to keep you positive.

Jacqueline said...

Prayers for Arthur and Joan.

Love the colors of the wools in your rug.

Anonymous said...

Sending healing thoughts and prayers to Joan and Arthur, Lori. Keeps my recent troubles in perspective…Your donkeys and broccoli and daffodils and RUG are just wonderful! I absolutely love the colors you've chosen...

The Eveningstitcher said...

Your sweet friend and her husband are in my prayers! God BLess them both....Love your rug..wish I would see some signs of life in my yard.but then again....it's going down to 14 degrees tonight..Have a good night Lori...

NMK said...

I am so sorry to hear about Joan's husband .....I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers.....

Love the colors in your new rug , looks so pretty ,old & primitive !

Saundra said...

Positive thoughts and prayers for Arthur and Joan. Love the Lancaster Barnyard pattern and can't wait for the PDF pattern.

Three Sheep Studio said...

So very sorry to hear the news about Joan's husband. I know Joan is a valued and dear friend and will be missed at the Woolrights hook in.
Praying for comfort for them both as they go through this time.

Cheryl Reeves said...

Prayers for Joan and Arthur.
Thank u for the sweet donkey pictures

marly said...

Now THAT'S a magnet! Thinking of your friends and hoping for the best.

denise said...

Prayers for Joan and Arthur! Love your rug!!

elaine allerton said...

Ohh, lori, so sad to hear this,,, hoping for the best with joans husband!! Scary is right,,, know what wonderful friends they are to you,,,, reading these storys,,, always mention joan,,,,
Your flowers and garden looks like spring!! Wow,,, wish that was here,,,,
Love the sign on ur red vehicle, ,,,, and those sweet faces,,,, brighten my day,,,,
Your mat is wonderful!! Just love the colors,,,, of course blue is one of my favorites,,, take care,,, thanks for sharjng ur news,,,,, enjoy reading,,,,

Marcia said...

Hi Lori,
Sad to hear about your friends. You are lucky to have Spring! It's snowing here today in New England.
Love your barnyard rug. The colors are perfect!
Donkeys always bring a smile. They are so sweet.

moosecraft said...

Prayers and strength for Arthur and Joan! Life can turn so scary in the blink of an eye...
Lancaster Barnyard is looking mighty fine!

Winnie Nielsen said...

So sorry to hear about your dear friend Joan's husband. Prayers for them as this all get sorted out.

Your daffodils look so happy and friendly to the eye! They are the promise that Spring is not far behind.

Lisa K said...

Joan and Arthur...your are in my prayers.
God Bless.

jan said...

Please pass along my warmest good thoughts to Joan and Arthur. ...jan

Barb said...

I will keep your friends in my prayers. That's why I believe that even the most ordinary day is such a blessing.

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