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 me...

chasing kittens, puttering in the gardens or talking to the tree.

I love seeing the past through the eye of a needle ~
...I collect old & odd things.
I pull wool & cotton through linen. I walk barefoot in my garden and throw my head back and cackle when I laugh...

I'm just a little farm-witch that loves where I am & who I'm with ~

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

Regular Shop/Open Studio hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 ~ 4:00
*unless we are away at a show or teaching a class*
{better to call/email first}

our Etsy Shop is ALWAYS OPEN!
Please visit our ETSY Shop ~
by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below...

Sunday, February 4, 2018

~ A Little Fishy ~

Yesterday I made this:

I've toyed with the idea for a while...
~ well, for a year almost to be precise.

For a long time I've worn my favorite hook around my neck,
as Peter drilled a hole in it for me to slide a length of hemp or ribbon through the wooden handle....

I wanted to make a wearable pocket to hold my hook instead ~
and then got to thinkin'...
how about a fish to hold my hook?
{ terribly corny pun intended of course }

and this is what came from that ~
a Big Mouth Fish!

and I enjoyed using a plethora of different textiles to hook him with
like heavy weight wool yarn, light weight yarn, beautiful Fair Trade silk sari ribbon, 
~ shiny, crinkly rayon ribbon and of course, some wool strips.
{{ in a rainbow of colors I might add }}

I chose an equally fun cotton fabric from my stash for the backing...
one I've used before as a lining for another hooked purse.
~ just plain fun!

it's comfy to wear too ~ 
and can hold a couple of my hooks in that big mouth of his!

I just listed the pattern for my fishy little friend in our Etsy shop ~
click HERE for the Paper/Mailed pattern
click HERE for the Digital/PDF download

and of course I would LOVE to see your version of this!!

Have a creative Sunday my sweet friends ~

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


Cheryl Reeves said...

Tis lovely. Your such a creative woman.
Stay warm..

The Eveningstitcher said...

You come up with the cutest things!!! THis is adorable!! Have a great Sunday...we're buried in snow...UGH!

NMK said...

What a Fun Fishy !!! Love all the textures & colors !!! Happy Fishy !!!

Anonymous said...

Darn cute, and quite a catch (you little Pisces, you!)!

Saundra said...

Cute idea.

Krissy B. said...

But then I got to thinkin_ I Love when you say that. This is so wonderful! Could you make one for me to take in the boat with me for my hook? I'd love to buy this and wear it in the boat. Mark would die laughing and I'd be quite smug about it. Evey woman in the BWCA area should have a fish around her neck to hold what ever strikes her fancy. That brain! That amazing brain!

Jo Ann said...

LOVE this new design. Great idea !

Annmarie said...

OK, this is about the sweetest and most creative idea EVER....
Does it ever end for you. Can you please pass on some of those ideas circulating in your mind. Love the idea and use of color.
BTW, although we have never met, your name came up on Saturday as I visited Ali Strebel's shop. We talked about how much you stitch ...always creating. Enjoy your day and thanks for sharing with all of us.

Lelia said...

Your fish is GREAT!

elaine allerton said...

Enjoy all ur creations, lori,,,,
So much fish fun,,,
Excellent idea!
Thanks for sharing,,,

Sweet Sue said...

so, are we calling him Big Gulp? so cute!

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