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...

Monday, June 25, 2018

~ Thread Tales ~

 Good Morning
~  Friends & Folk ~ 

and happy dreary Monday to you all!
dreary days mean great stitching days here in these parts ;)
{any day really, but I love the coziness of the farmhouse on rainy days}

Do any of you do this:

do you save your minuscule snips of thread in pretty glass jars like I do?
{oh, you're not as crazy am I are you?}

I save them for the birds ~
how I love to see fallen or abandoned nests that have my threads 
& wool snippets woven intricately through them.

my sampler in progress is officially named:
"Possessed by the Needle"
and those words were shared with me by Miss Joan ~ 
we agreed they would make for a great sampler...

I have just one more motif to go, 
then will begin working on the border.

"Possessed by the Needle,
Enchanted by the Thread,"
Her Work 1792
Elezabeth Curtiss
Stratford, Conn. {CT}
{town/state name to be added too, I forgot!}

Hoping your day is a lovely one, enjoy the sun or the rain!
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


Anonymous said...

Love the sampler...and adore the name!! What's in a name? A lot! It was your inspiration. And Joan is a muse!

Fran Caswell said...

I save all of my snippets for the birds as well. I hope they make a softer, cozier nest. Love your new sampler. What a great name! Can't wait to see it finished.

LaNelle said...

Yes...I too save for birds first thing in Spring out they fun! Loving this Sampler what great colors and that name so perfect!!
Blessings Lori...

Martha Doe said...

Love the Sampler and Joan’s words!
I often have put snippets out for the birds, but never saw any nests with or without my snippets. That would be great! Love the jar idea! I save my old candle jars and use the old Beeswax for wood finishing and waxing my floss.

denise said...


elaine allerton said...

Love the sampler and the name!
Its so pretty!
Thanks for sharing,,,,

Jennifer said...

Beautiful samplar. Just waiting fir that wild "fish-woman" to appear as a cross-stitch chart.
I save my knitting snips for the birds.....and yes, in a little mason jar!

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