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...

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

~ Possibilities ~

~ Good Morning Friends & Folk ~ 
and happy Thursday to you all...

we woke to rain on our tin roof ~ 
... the sweetest sound imaginable when one's eyes are just opening...
good for our gardens, good for the air - good for this rain-lover's soul.

 I have a new piece of cloth in my hoop today. another beginning, a fresh start.
oh what possibilities it holds ~ and just like a new day, it can be filled with all kinds of things.

I have a design in mind,
for a combination of cross stitch, embroidery and scrap applique all-in-one...

I'm thinking my palette will be blues, browns, old greens, golds and faded whites ~ 
taking cue from my February surroundings, but nodding toward Springtime.

this might turn out bigger than I expected,
mostly because I am excited about this one and anxious
 to be working on my hand dyed Cupboard Cloth {heavily walnut-stained osnaburg} again.

my little stork scissors are very old ~
 I wonder how many times it's tiny beak was used to snip threads over the years?

although they aren't sharp and are not my 'working' scissors,
 I value them for the beauty they add to my sewing basket with their humble patina nonetheless.

a box full of fabric scraps will be my muse for the applique portion of this project ~
saved from numerous works, and just too pretty to toss away...
they will come in handy for a design such as this.

and a beautiful fabric covered box is just the place to store them,
don't you agree? 
this particular box was made by my friend 
Linda from Remember When Farm
you can follow her on Instagram @rememberwhenfarm

so, {or should I say 'sew'} what will you make of this day?
how will you fill it and how can you make it a beautiful one?
Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori


Rugs and Pugs said...

Those scissors are too sweet!

The Eveningstitcher said...

Love that sweet box!! You're like keep all of your scraps...just in never know when you may use them! I love the scissors and can't wait to see what . you've created!

Prims By The Water said...

Looking forward to seeing what you create Lori. I know it will be amazing! Janice

TheCrankyCrow said...

I am anxious to follow along on your newest stitching journey.... If my stitching were to take a cue from my February surroundings, it would be white on white.....A foot and a half of snow in the past 2 days....and it is still falling. The hush is so very deep and still.....

elaine allerton said...

Cant wait too see what u create!
So talented!
Spring colors sounds good,,,
White here, too,,, with a bad storm,,, (once again) starting,,, winds, snowing,,, not nice at all!
I am crocheting bright colors,,, and hooking in brighter colors, too,,,, need it this time if year!
Thanks for sharing,,,

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