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 our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens or talking to the trees.
and 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 ~
I love seeing the past through the eye of my needle...

Our Needlework Shop & Studio
is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~

Regular Shop & Open Studio Hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 - 4:00
*no Open Studio during pre-scheduled Classes

Our ETSY Shop is Always Open!
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

~ A Hookin' we will go... ~

 Hello Friends & Folk!
and a happy October morning to you all ~
although it is hot today, and humid, and feels more like July than October...
my mind is wandering to the colder months ahead. 

What better way to usher in the Holidays than a new design to hook?
I am now hooking on my "Holly Olde Santa"
using wonderful folky, warm and saturated hand dyed wools from Jan at

you can see that I've hooked my jolly guy's face, 
beard and am now on to the brim of his hat...

the fabulous green *sparkle* wool 
will be hooked for the background, lending a deep-woods effect that I cannot wait to start!

a little close-up of the gold sparkle:

I drew it out onto my linen yesterday, 
and began hooking last night...

there will be a wool appliqued version
 of this same design too!

now I just need to finish some farmwife chores,
then can get back to it!!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


Janice said...

Forget the farmwife chores; get hooking! I can't wait to see this Santa! Love the sparkle in the green wool!! You are so talented!

NMK said...

I agree forget the farm chores !!! This Santa looks great & the green sparkled wool , so Neat !!! Can't wait to see it finished !!!

denise said...

Love it!

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