Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
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Amherst, Virginia 24521
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Sunday, September 2, 2018

~ Thread Tales ~

 Good Morning Friends & Folk!
 ~ and a very happy 1st Sunday in September to you all ~

the Summer is fading fast, our walnut trees are dropping nuts and leaves...
our thoughts are turning to the hay fields and harvest once again.

we are in the throes of preparing for our event in less than two weeks!

I've been working my fingers like mad to offer you some of my finished handmades,
as well as finish shop models and new patterns for my Folk Embroidery line ~
like these:

"Pumpkin Farmwife"
"Pumpkin Farmer"
"Woodland Witch"
"Lunar Witch"
"In Training"
"Big Sister"
"Little Bittersweet"

"Deviled Eggs"
I also made some of my magnetic needle minder necklaces:

and a basket-ful of prim painted pumpkin brooches...

currently in my hoop is yet another small embroidery,
a sweet farmwitch admiring her sunflowers:

and here is a gift for you!
 a little FREEBIE I'm calling
"Potions & Notions"

feel free to use this for embroidery, 
punch needle, wool applique, rug hooking or painting
{always kindly give credit to actual designers please}

I would LOVE to see your finish of this so please share on social media and tag me!
 my little Humble Work group on Facebook is growing!
if you LOVE hand embroidery {not machine embroidery} 
and would like to join a fun group,
click ---->  Here

Have a safe and relaxing Labor Day weekend my friends 
...stitch something from your heart!
Blessings from the Farm ~ 


  1. Lori, thanks for the "eye candy"! I love every single one of these adorable little embroideries! Charming. They made me smile.

  2. Does your mind ever rest? I am pretty sure your hands don't. Your creativity is mind blowing. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the freebie.

  3. Oh lori,,,
    What a post!!
    They are all so beautiful, ,,, I adore ur work,,,
    Nice in the stitchery frames!
    Wish I could come!!
    Thank you so much for the freebie,,, LOVE HER,!
    Must try this stitchery,,,
    Take care,,,
    Thinking of you,,,

  4. Oh my ---I love every single one of these! And the brooches. The mushroom and bittersweet witches really are too wonderful.
    Your creativity and busy hands are just amazing.

  5. Lori, I love your “littles.” Thanks for sharing your designs! ❣️

  6. I really love the look of these and can’t wait for the patterns to buy. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Lori..wonderful and very.talented..I love the needle holders. .will u be offering a kit or pattern. I find I stick mine in the arm of the chair and the cat loves them.. what is the stitch u are doing on the new garden witch. Mine just doesn't look that full..any helpful hints ?? Please.

  8. Lori..wonderful and very.talented..I love the needle holders. .will u be offering a kit or pattern. I find I stick mine in the arm of the chair and the cat loves them.. what is the stitch u are doing on the new garden witch. Mine just doesn't look that full..any helpful hints ?? Please.

  9. Lovely works of art. I am interested in kits, too. Thank you.

  10. Your work is lovely. I am interested in kits also. Thank you.

  11. Such beautiful needle work! Deviled Eggs made me laugh! And I love the brooches! Wish I lived nearthe Farm!

  12. Hey there, hi there our adorable Farm Witch with those *MaGIcAL* hands always so fast at work! Lori, your humble embroidery pieces have truly "put a spell" and "captivated" all of us with their charm! Thank you (always) for your kind sharing of your talents and (special little freebie gifts)!

    I know you're powering along for your Gathering but also because your upcoming eye surgeries will probably force you to sit "quietly creating in your head" for a time so not to use or strain your eyes. This will be tough, but on the "other side"...I'm sure you'll be back to full steam with such CLEAR VISION & TONS of NEW INSPIRATION! Sending you all positive and healing energy my friend now & throughout the days ahead!

    Many Blessings, your friend up Nawth ~~ Diane

  13. I always love seeing your beautiful creations! Thank you for Potions & Notions.

  14. Hey Lori...Love all your little stitcheries....I am assuming that speed is merely a function of practice time...I sure hope so because I seem to be so slow at this embroidery stuff...I keep thinking how much faster I am at punching! LOL And I have stripped my thread down to three strands for punching so my lines are thin.... crisp, but thin!! I will keep at it! Thanks for constant inspiration on projects!

  15. Hi Lori,Wishing you a speedy recovery with your eyes. You will be seeing so much more with clearer vision. Please include me for the Turkey embroidered pattern. I will be getting more, but Turkey is my first priority and hopeful that I can learn how to do embroidery stitching. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent and so much inspiration.

    Peace and Blessings my friend,


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