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...

Friday, March 30, 2018

~ A Beautiful Challenge ~

Happy Good Friday Morning to you all ~
oh the weather is beautiful ~ high 70's and sunny, with a bit of an easterly wind 
blowing away the last remnants of Winter...

I wanted to share with you a group challenge that was presented to me back in February of this year ~
I was contacted by a member that wrote:
Hello, Lori -

I am involved with a group of rug hookers at our county Senior Center in Geauga County, Ohio.  Someone found your pattern with a bunny in a basket on Pinterest. The accompanying blog stated that you had provided the pattern as a freebie in the past. 

Our rug hooking group wants to use an adaptation of your pattern as a group challenge. I wanted to let you know, because I hadn't seen the free offer myself, and I don't like to infringe on copyrights. So the bottom line here is -- do we have your permission to use your original pattern as a basis for multiple copies of an adaptation? When the pieces are done, most of the gals would like to enter them at our county fair next Labor Day weekend, and possibly submit a photo (or many photos) to ATHA magazine, with credit to you as designer, of course - if it is okay with you.

I enjoy your Pinterest boards - especially the craft-related and Halloween boards. Such unusual pins, and right up my alley :-)

Thank you for your free offerings, too. You are a very talented and generous lady.

Marie Williams

Well of course I was honored to be thought of 
and so happy that they wanted to hook one of my freebies :) so I gave them permission to go!

I just received their loverly photos of their finished challenge pieces yesterday:
Hi Lori -

Just in time for Easter ---

Here are the finished pieces from our Bunny-in-a-Basket Challenge. These were completed by members of our county's Senior Center rug hooking class. Each of the gals put her own spin on the project and it was a joy to see the results!  I am attaching photos of the projects that were completed. There are three that are still works-in-progress, and I will send those along as they are done. 

Beth used applique techniques with hers, Linda used a punchneedle and yarn, and Bonnie made a pillow. The basic bunny reminded me of 'speak no evil', so I added 'hear no evil and see no evil' to make the group complete. 

Thank you again for providing your pattern and allowing us to use it in our challenge! We had a wonderful time :-) 

Happy Easter!


and Here are the results of their hard work and talent:

this one is Beth's ~

here is Bonnie's ~

this is Judy's ~

here is Linda's ~

this one was done by Lois ~

and here is Marie's ~

aren't they all so pretty & different!
I love to see other folks' finishes of my designs ~
 Thank you Marie & Girls for allowing me to be a part of your group challenge!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


Saundra said...

Oh how dang cute.

Cheryl Reeves said...

Being a senior myself, I So Love all the ladies and men that are creative.

Vicki Jo said...

Those bunnies are just too precious! What fun you brought to them with your pattern and your generosity! I hope this makes you sooooo happy.

Anonymous said...

You are something else, Missy! I love how you are so generous with your art...and how you inspire on many, many different levels...

NMK said...

So sweet ......

denise said...

they are adorable!

Susie Hoover said...

They all did a FABULOUS job!

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