Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
it's here at our beloved Notforgotten Farm that you will find us...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens, or talking to the trees.

Our Needlework Shop & Studio
is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

~ Rolling right along... ~

While in Peninsula 
for the From Our Hands show this past weekend,
I purchased a sewing roll made by Christine Miller ~
{{ a.k.a. Rebekah L. Smith's fabulously talented mom! }}
here it is below:

What appealed most to me about it, 
is the old & nubby linen she used to stitch her motifs upon...
as well as her color choices of threads & fabrics.
~ Simply Perfect ~

So of course, that got these old wheels of mine rolling...
and thoughts of creating my own needle/sewing roll began creeping in.

So with this beautiful one now in my hand, 
and the thousands of inspirational photos of genuine antique ones on Pinterest...
I think you can guess what I'll be making soon!

In the meantime,
here are my favorite ones from said Pinterest...

this one above looks like it might have been made from a cut-down sampler...

love the colors on this one, above.

sweet little thing!

the darker threads and fabric choices lend a moody feel to this one, above.

those calicoes!!!

the wonkier, the better.

ok, these fabrics are dreamy!

front & back view...housed under glass now for eternity.

and I think this one to be my favorite. 

Do any of you have/collect needlework rolls or huswifes?? 

If so, you can share yours on my 
SAMPLERMAKERS Group on Facebook ~
I would love to see them!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


  1. Oooh...these are fabulous! Your new roll-up is so wonderful and the many talented folks at that! Can't wait to see your version.

  2. Great post Lori. I have been wanting to make one for several years and these photos give lots of ideas and options. Thank you!

  3. Christine's sewing rolls were wonderful. So happy one came home with you.
    That is one TALENTED family!!!

  4. Sweet! Sewing rolls are just plain irresistible, for their functionality (of course) but also for their handmade-ness. I have several antique needle rolls, one of which was a husewife for a Civil War soldier (its not being pretty but manly, and having hard-core needles in it with which to mend soldiery things). I'm not on Facebook, so I can't post.

  5. P.S. Your sewing roll is just beautiful!

  6. All the handiwork was beautiful to my eyes. Find it amazing the old ones have survived all these years and still pretty.

  7. Wow ....just beautiful , love the old calicos too !


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