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 ~ notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

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Friday, December 22, 2017

~ Friday Musings ~

Oh Iggy ~
so handsome and photogenic
... and a little nuts.
 


 chilly mornings = no legs out to risk getting cold.
they are all tucked under that fat...I mean fluff.


you wanna rub my belly?
 cold and quiet mornings = stitching by the woodstove while the house is sleepy and calm.
~ I'm working on an embroidery of a Jenny Wren-girl.
...in a dress.


I have always loved anthropomorphic characters,
and have many i my imagination that I'd like to bring to life with needle and thread...
 

I see you!
 her dress will be blue, as it is her favorite color {she tells me}
but it will be embellished with tiny flowers and leaves as well.


 After I'm finished with her, 
I'll be stitching on her beau ~ Cock Robin {Robin Redbreast}
from the Mother Goose storybook of the same ~ here is the beginning of their sweet story:
"It was a merry time,
When Jenny Wren was young,
So neatly as she dressed,
And so sweetly as she sung.
Robin Redbreast lost his heart,
He was a gallant bird;
He doffed his hat to Jenny,
And thus to her he said:
"My dearest Jenny Wren,
If you will but be mine,
You shall dine on cherry pie
And drink nice currant wine.
"I'll dress you like a goldfinch,
Or like a peacock gay:
So, if you'll have me, Jenny,
Let its appoint the day.''
Jenny blushed behind her fan,
And thus declared her mind
"Then let it be to-morrow, Bob
I take your offer kind..."
-Mother Goose (The Marriage of Cock Robin to Jenny Wren)

and, more on this work to come
 :)

In the meanwhile,
Hannah will be home for Christmas soon ~ 
and I have been getting the farmhouse ready for our simple and peaceful celebrating...

I moved our tree to the same place it was last year, 
as I didn't like it blocking out the sunshine in our keeping room...


On the mantle ~ simple decorations of greenery and lights
 in my very favorite vase that Hannah gave me last Christmas...
 

another view of the tree...
 

I have a little more shopping to do,
presents to wrap
cookies to bake
and final touches on the farmhouse....

 
our shop will be OPEN 
tomorrow, Saturday December 23rd
10:00 - 3:00



Wishing you everything Merry & Bright!
 
Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

14 comments:

  1. So pretty,love the simplicity,warmth. And Iggy is a lovely cat. The third pic, his close-up, reminds me of a Snowy Owl.
    Happy Holidays!
    Mary

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  2. Everything looks so bright and beautiful, Lori! I love how Hannah's vase to you reflects the light and the Christmas greenery, and Jenny Wren has lovely plumage, I must say!

    P.S. Hi, Iggy boy!

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  3. What a wonderful poem, gorgeous tree and simple decorations, Lori. So glad your girl is coming home. Merry Christmas and happy stitching.

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  4. Such a warm and cozy home, no wonder sweet Iggy wants to hang out there. My kitties love the cozy bed also.
    Christmas Blessings to you and family

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  5. Lol...we've added a few ornaments to our tree, too!!! Everything looks warm and cozy and full of Christmas spirit. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Enjoy the day!
    Robyn xox

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  6. Love the poetry and your home is so festive and inviting. Make me want to sit in that rocking chair with a warm blanket and stitch and rock while enjoying the lights of the Christmas tree

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  7. Been loving your latest needle paintings...maybe I'll give it a go one day. I have way too much old linen just sitting around. Thanks for the inspirations!

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  8. Have a Very Merry Christmas !!!!

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  9. Merriest of Christmases to you and your family...I have enjoyed, for the whole year, reading your blog.I am looking forward to what 2018 will bring. I hope your holiday is filled with family, feasting and fun 👍

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  10. Love Jenny Wren. You are soooooooo cool and talented. Amazing. The large urn with the greenery is outstanding. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas.

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  11. Your needlework is always so perfect and the festive pictures of your home are lovely.

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  12. What a sweetie ,,,,, we have 2 kittys now,,, kitt and katie,,,, oh boy, what fun,,, a quiet christmas for us,,, until 26,27 , tben some travelling,,,, hope weather stays good , for that!
    Your decorations look cozy,, what a beautiful room,,,,
    Have a happy christmas ,,, to you and your family!

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  13. Christmas Greetings Lori— Iggy looks perfectly happy in his home...it’s beautiful so warm feeling enjoy your holiday with family many blessings to you all🕊🕊

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  14. Lori, when you have time, please could you tell me the about the huge scissors in the top photo. Are they real shears or just an ornament? I would love something like that for my sewing room. Have a great Christmas. Sandra

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