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...

Thursday, March 29, 2018

~ Progress & News ~

Short & Sweet posting today ~
heading to town in a bit but wanted to share my progress with you on my Wool Witch rug...

I hookled all of the lettering using the same wool as I did to hook the sheep ~
i thought I would go with a much lighter, cream colored wool but pulled that all out.
see? things change & that's ok with me 

I am using two different textured as-is wools in oatmeal colored tweed & heather
for the background behind our little friends,
and am almost finished filling that in ~

...then I will move on to the squared-off border surrounding that ~
I won't even begin to tell you what wools/colors I'll be hooking that with,
as my brain hasn't gotten that far yet!

In Other News ~

while at the Woolwright's hook in two weekend's ago, 
in my booth I displayed my 'Daisy' rug ~ 
which is a lot smaller than the rug that Kris Miller offers for us over on her  website...
and you can see her adaptation in the upper left of her booth photo below:

lots of folks wanted to know if either I or Kris had the pattern on linen for 
more the size I was displaying, so we asked Kris to work her magic and 
Voila' !!

this is what she has to say: 

We had several requests at the Woolwright's Hook-In two weeks ago for a smaller sized Daisy pattern that was more fitting with the sample Lori Brechlin had hanging in her booth. 
 I am happy to say that the new smaller size is now listed on the Spruce Ridge website!

Awesome!! Thank you Kris!

and hereis my Early Bird punch needle design that Kris has adapted for rug hooking and hooked ~
isn't this gorgeous??

Hoping you all have a beautiful, creative Thursday my sweet friends!

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori


Anonymous said...

Good morning, Lori! The colors in the hooked Robin are stunning! Daisy is the cutest sweet looking. And as for your Wool Witch, change is good!! Have fun today!

elaine allerton said...

Loveing ur witch mat,,,
So love ur hooking,,,
Almost finished the one I bought last year, lancaster barnyard!! Love it,,,, so much,,,
Thanks for all these creative mats,,,,
Love ur last one, too,,, with the sheep,,, decisions,,, decisions,,,,
Have a good easter holiday,,,,

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