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, October 17, 2018

~ Cozy Autumn Farmhouse ~

 Greetings Friends & Folk!
~ and a happy most-beautiful Autumn October-ish day to you all...

it is a perfect day for hooking in my keeping room...
working on a new design called 
"Holly Olde Santa"  
{ from Notforgotten Farm™}

the late morning sun slips through my shutters next to my working chair ~

I've done a tiny bit of decorating for Autumn, 
~ but will be bringing more of my Halloweenies out soon... 

I think I might work in some of my hand spun wool yarn
to this fellow's beard and brow:

Last night I had posted to my members on my 
to kindly share their collections of antique/vintage rug hooks...
here are a few of mine:

the Joan Moshimer hook from Kennebunkport, Maine 
was the very first hook I stared with over 30 years ago ~

I don't use bent hooks, 
but I do grab them for my collection when I see them while I'm shopping "oot & aboot" 
{if Joan doesn't spot them first!}

I do switch between hooks to keep my hand from getting too tired...
my ergo steel hook that Peter makes is my favorite, but I also use a miller ball
~  and an antique hook too.
{I keep them in my sliding lid needle box}

here is a different angle of the keeping room ~

my favorite Pumpkin guy
made by Becky Carney of A Wing and a Prayer ~ 
{{ you can find Becky on PFATT and Early Work Mercantile }}

and a small chalkware black cat from Misi Axel of Gable House Goods....

more goodies live in my Witches Cupboard all year long...

 Well my friends, my hook is calling me ~
time to get back to work!

Hoping your day is filled with wonderful Autumn Goodness!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


littlemancat said...

Love your cozy home and your creations!

NMK said...

I can't wait to See that Santa !!!! I wish I had my Grandmother's hook ….I have everything else of hers & wonder what happened to it.
Your house looks so cozy & comfy !!!

Saundra said...

Enjoyed your 'change of seasons' view of your home. I also have some antique hooks and one day soon might post mine as well ~ wish there were more in my collection tho.


Terri Patillo said...

Loving that Santa!

acorn hollow said...

I have a large bowl of hooks I will post at some point.

acorn hollow said...

I have a large bowl of hooks I will post at some point.

elaine allerton said...

Love ur cozy room,,,
Lovely,, and inviting,,,
Loving ur santa,,,
Definitely ordering ,,,
Have a cozy day,,,ps, your hooks are special,,,

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