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 ~

Due to Covid-19 Health restrictions, the Shop & Studio at Notforgotten Farm is CLOSED until further notice...

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

~ Happy Hookers... {and stitchers and crochet-ers...}

 Hey Howdy Friends & Folk ~
we are sopping wet here at the farm!
pouring rain since yesterday...the ground is super-saturated...a mud-bog mostly.

we need the water tho, for our well and gardens come spring, 
so I'll use this day again to my advantage 
and do a little housecleaning {perfect day to wash windows}, 
put on a nice big pot of sauce & meatballs and maybe even bake a loaf of bread :)

Then I'll head back to hooking my Tombstone Sheep:
I like his fleece, but it looks too harsh for me ~ the front half of his body, from the neck down
is too stripe-y, like he's wearing a sweater and I'm not a fan.
SO, I'll reverse-hook {which means to rip out my wool strips} and re-hook
to more resemble his back half & tail.
~ what do you think?

As I mentioned in my previous posting,
I want to use my #10 Oxford punch and fill in the entire background 
with a beautiful wool/blend yarn that I found... 
as I was finished hooking the sheep, I just had to flip it over on my big floor stand frame
 and punch in just one row around him to see how it looks ~ it may not look like anything now, but the yarn is variegated and will look great!

All of the motifs {sheep, flowers, vines, leaves & basket } 
are hooked with wool strips ~

just a couple more leaves to fill in now...

my happy place.

Yesterday we had a great time in the Shop!!
We enjoyed the company of new friends and old...

and each one talented in their own way ~
Just look at the beautiful project Sharon was working on:
I would love to be able to crochet like that....

Dee was working on her beautifully designed rug of her happy place:
the wool she is hooking the water with is sparkle wool that she hand-dyed
and it is just gorgeous!

Barb was working on a rug by Going Gray Rugs:
her wool choices are super!

Becky was rug punching!
you all may know Becky as the crazy talented designer behind 

I can't wait to see what her new designs for rug punch will be ~

Miss Joan was here with us too, and she was cross stitching!
So we had a nice variety of folks doing their thing ~

Well I am off to start the sauce...
Hoping your day is full of peace and creativity!
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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