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...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

~ Tombstone Sheep ~

~ Good Morning Friends & Folk ~ 
Happy Wednesday to you!
there are a lot of you out there who are expecting another bout of Winter weather...
stay safe, warm & dry and remember that Spring is only 13 days away!

a fat little Robin resting in our black walnut tree ~

I finished hooking/punching my 'Tombstone Sheep' rug last night...YAY!
I say hook/punch, because I hooked the motifs with 1/4 inch wool strips
{lamb, basket, vines, leaves & flowers}
then turned it over and punched the entire background with my #10 Oxford punch 
and hand dyed wool yarn called 'Big Sky' from Ali Strebel Designs.
{click HERE to see all of her wool yarn}

I really love how it came out ~
what do you think?

so much beautiful texture with the yarn loops mingling with the wool loops ~
it was fun to work on this way!

I just have to bind it, then label it.
It will be available as a pattern on linen, or a paper pattern and PDF as well very soon ~

On to the next!!!
Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori


Anonymous said...

I love it, of course!! Colors and textures are wonderful! Thirteen and counting....:)

Susie Hoover said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the two different textures.

Rugs and Pugs said...

I LOVE Ali's wool yarn. I've not punched with it, but it is WONDERFUL for whipping rugs 😊

NMK said...

Love your cute sheep !!!Looks great with the different textures !!!
We are expecting 8" or more today .....I saw a Robin last week , so hopefully this will our last snow storm !!!

LooseEnds said...

Love it!

elaine allerton said...

Love ur sheep and flowers, lori!!
So spring like,,,,
Cant wait,,,
For spring to come and ur pattern to be available, too,,,,
Snowy here again,,, goid hooking day,,,
Almost finished lancaster barnyard!! Got my package in the mail, too,,, punching here I go!! Thanks,,,,

denise said...

love it

Eileen Yost said...

Beautiful job

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Love the idea of the yarn for the back ground. I have a size 10 OPN, will that work with Ali's yarn you used? Love it!

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