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 us...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens, or talking to the trees.
...

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

Due to Covid-19 Health restrictions, the Shop & Studio at Notforgotten Farm is CLOSED until further notice...

Our ETSY Shop is Always Open!
visit our Etsy Shop by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below or going to
www.Notforgottenfarm.etsy.com



Sunday, March 31, 2019

~ Diversions & Conversions ~


Hello Friends & Folk!
and a happy Spring almost - April Sunday to you all ~

Yesterday I spent hours charting new designs into my computer software program...
only to have them mysteriously change symbols and colors 
when I tried to preview or export the files to PDF. 

FRUSTRATING is not even the word to describe how I felt,
 so I tried to contact the Ursasoftware Co. to get help...still haven't heard back from them ~

 So I called Apple and got the sweetest lady to help me...not that she was familiar with the software program I use for designing cross stitch, but ~ she is a cross stitcher! 
... between her helping me with corrupt files and technical-computer-stuff, we chatted about stitching ~ she told me that years ago she even cross stitched a cover for her family bible!
isn't it nice to connect with other lovers of needlework?

After recovering only 2 of my many charted files, 
I needed a serious break ~ a Nature Diversion...
so I grabbed my camera and went for a walkabout in the farmyard...

Boy it has been 'greening' nicely with the warmer temps and sunshine...
our sleeping flower friends are waking up!
wild hyacinth and tete d' tete daffodils

 aren't the leaves of my snowball bush gorgeous?


love that orange-y center ~

my favorite tiny flower has always been violets...

uh oh! 
looks like 'someone' tasted the leaves on this daffy:

aren't they cute....

even our catnip is growing!
Minew and the 'kittens' have already been munching on this :)

after my walk, I still couldn't bring myself to get back on the computer
so I did what I love ~ 
played with threads and fabrics to get back to my Stitching....

I rooted through some of my linens and have chosen the following 
for 3 new upcoming designs for Summer: 
left to right they are:
30ct Weeks Dye Works 'Straw'  ~  35ct Weeks Dye Works 'Cornsilk'
and 28ct Picture This Plus 'Wren'

don't you LOVE them?



This project, below ~ is an upcoming Hallowe'en design for 2019:
was started a couple of months ago...then put aside. 
it is being worked on 32ct Weeks Dye Works 'Parchment' 
with Gentle Art & Weeks Dye Works threads ~


love her little face & feet ~ & oh those colors!

I am keeping this work in progress in my favorite 'Witchy' project bag from Lela Mae Designs ~ 
here is the link to their Facebook page:

 I purchased this bag at last year's PSS Retreat in Lancaster PA
from the Lela Mae booth...of course it had to come home with me ~
 it has my sweet friend Lisa Roswell's {the Primitive Needle} "Witchy" design sewn into it...


it is perfect and beautifully constructed ~
love the fabric choice the girls made for not just the outside,...

but the inside lining too!

and the zipper-pull is this tiny arachnid-friend
🕸🕷🕸



While playing in my Threads ~ I came across 2 conversion charts that I had,
so I copied them and pasted them for you!
~
 feel free to save them to your computer,
 then you can print them out and keep them in your project bag ~
 Gentle Art Threads to DMC# Conversion list:
Acorn - 938 

Adobe - 407 

Aged Pewter - 169 

Antique Lace - 822 

Antique Rose - 223 

Apple Cider - 869 

Apricot Blush - 951 

Autumn - 677/3772 

Autumn Leaves - 680/918 

Avocado - 470, 471, 469 

Baby Spinach - 469 

Baked Clay - 3863 

Banker's Grey - 414, 844 

Barn Grey - 451 

Bayberry - 501 

Berry Cobbler - 3726 

Bittersweet - 741 

Black Crow - 310 

Black Raspberry Jam - 158 

Blackboard - 310 

Blue Jay - 322 , 3752, 930 

Blue Spruce - 890 , 500 

Bluebell - 775 

Blueberry - 334 , 930, 931 

Brandy - 436 , 437 

Brethren Blue - 924 

Briar Rose - 3802 

Brick Path - 801/3790 

Bubblegum - 3805 

Buckeye Scarlet - 347 

Burlap - 612 

Burnt Orange - 720 , 920 

Buttercrunch - 676 

Buttermilk - 3823, 745 

Butternut Squash - 3822 

Cameo Pink - 353 , 224 

Carmel Corn - 612 

Carriage Black - 310 

Carrot - 740 

Celery - 524 , 3053 

Chalk - white, 3200 

Chamomile - 371 

Cherry Bark - 3371 

Cherry Wine - 304 

Chives - 3347 

Cidermill Brown - 420 


Cinnamon - 434 , 781 

Claret - 3685 , 902 

Clover - 315/316 

Copper - 920 

Cornflower - 799 

Cornhusk - 834 

Cotton Candy - 819 , 225 

Cranberry - 902 , 3685 

Crystal Lake - 932 

Cucumber - 934 

Current - 814, 902 

Daffodil - 445 , 307 

Daisy - 3078 

Dark Chocolate - 3371 

Deep Forest - 520 

Deep Sea - 561 

Dried Thyme - 3051 , 937 

Dungarees - 931


Endive - 3011 

Espresso Bean - 3371/938 

Evergreen - 502 , 501

Faded Rose - 152/407 

Fisherman's Wharf - 839/646 

Flax - 422 , 3045 

Forest Glade - 937 

Fragrant Cloves - 920 

Freedom - 930 

Fudge Ripple - 3863/739 

Garden Gate - 3787 

Geranium - 326 

Gingersnap - 3826 

Gold Leaf - 832 

Green Pasture - 3815 

Grape Arbor - 315 

Grape Leaf - 520 

Grasshopper - 3348 

Grecian Gold - 733 

Green Apple - 3364 

Green Pasture - 3815 

Harvest Basket - 612 

Harvest Moon - 728 

Heirloom Gold - 829 

Hibiscus - 602 

Highland Heather - 316, 3041, 3743 

Holly Berry - 3831 

Honey Dew - 644 

Huckleberry - 3766 

Hyacinth - 3041 , 321 

Island Blue - 3847 

Jasmine - 153 

Kiwi - 911 

Lambswool - 945 

Lavender Potpourri - 209 , 210 

Lemon Drops - 445 

Lexington Green - 524 

Liberty - 414 

Linen - 950 

Maple Syrup - 3031, 3021, 3781 

Melon Patch - 3341 

Midnight - 930 

Mint Jubilee - 928 but greener 

Mistletoe - 320 

Moonlit Path - 451/648 

Morning Glory - 341 , 3753 

Mountain Mist - 522 

Mulberry - 221 

Mustard Seed - 832 

Nutmeg - 433, 435, 436 

Oatmeal - white, 712, 3865

Ohio Lemon Pie - 3822 

Old Blue Paint - 926 

Old Brick - 356 

Old Covered Bridge - 779/642 

Old Hickory - 610 

Old Purple Paint - 3860 

Old Red Paint - 315 

Onyx - 3799, 310 

Orange Marmalade - 741 

Otter Creek - 520/3768

Parchment - 3782 

Peach Ice Cream -740, 746, white 

Peacock - 3768, 930 

Pebble - 453, 842, 318 

Pecan Pie - 3031/869 

Picnic Basket - 869 

Picket Fence - 762 

Pine - 500 , 501 

Piney Woods - 730 

Pineapple Sherbet - 3078 

Pink Azalea - 899 , 223 

Poinsettia - 3688 , 3731, 3350 

Pomegranate - 356, 359, 3328 

Poppy - 3708 , 893, 894 

Porcelain - 225 , white 

Portabella - 840 

Presidential Blue - 806 

Pumpkin Patch - 758 , 437 

Pumpkin Pie - 976, 3826 

Punchberry - 211/3835 

Purple Iris - 340 , 333 

Raspberry Frost - 3859/3861 

Raspberry Parfait - 3721 

Raven - 310 

Red Grape - 315 

Red Plum - 3835 

Rhubarb - 3328 

Roasted Marshmallow - 677 

Rose Garden - 3802 

Royal Purple - 939 , 550 

Sable - 3021 

Sarsaparilla - 433 

Schoolhouse Red - 815 

Schoolyard - 3053/3790 

Sea Spray - 3813 

Shaker White - 3033 

Shutter Green - 320 

Slate - 318 , 415 

Soot - 535 , 3799 

Spring Grass - 703 , 704 

Straw Bonnet - 739 

Sugarplum - 340 

Summer Meadow - 738 

Summer Shower - 169 

Sunflower - 972 

Sweet Pea - 554 

Sweet Petunia - 848 

Tarnished Gold - 869 

Tea Rose - 3688 

Tigerlily - 3820/469 

Tin Bucket - 535 

Toasted Barley - 3032

Toffee - 3829

Tomato - 900

Tradewind - 928/640

Tropical Ocean - 926 , 598

Tutti Fruiti - 3845

Uniform Blue - 3768/3799

Victorian Pink - 962 , 962 

Vintage Lace - 543/152 

Walnut - 3790 

Weathered Barn - 315 but browner 

Wheat Fields - 833 

Willow - 3348 , 3364 

Wood Smoke - 840, 612 

Woodtrail - 3021 

Woodrose - 3772 

Wrought Iron - 310/939 


~ AND ~ 
DMC# to Weeks Dye Works Conversion List
white - Whitewash
ecru - Fawn
150 - Strawberry Fields
154 - Concord
155 - Peoria Purple
165 - Moonglow
167 - Palomino
221 - Baked Apple
221 - Brick
223 - Charlotte’s Pink
223 - Madison Rose
301 - Cognac
301 - Copper
304 - Candy Apple
310 - Pea Coat
310 - Mascara
310 - Okefenokee
311 - Navy
312 - Americana
315 - Raspberry
317 - Battleship
320 - Ivy
321 - Liberty
321 - Louisiana Hot Sauce
327 - Amethyst
327 - Iris
336 - Michael’s Navy
350 - Grenadine
352 - Cantaloupe
352 - Sunset
355 - Red Rocks
356 - Adobe
356 - Cinnabar
368 - Dried Sage
370 - Sage
407 - Sanguine
413 - Gunmetal
414 - Graphite
422 - Oak
433 - Swiss Chocolate
434 - Hazelnut
434 - Bright Leaf
434 - Pecan
435 - Bright Leaf
437 - Straw
445 - Lemon Chiffon
500 - Holly
501 - Kentucky Bluegrass
501 - Teal Frost
517 - Peacock
518 - Union Blue
520 - Juniper
523 - Artichoke
535 - Kohl
543 - Linen
552 - Purple Majesty
552 - Ultraviolet
598 - Island Breeze
602 - Love
603 - Love
603 - Bubble Gum
606 - Fire
610 - Havana
611 - Putty
612 - Cornsilk
612 - Pebble
612 - Taupe
613 - Light Khaki
640 - Flatfish
642 - London Fog
645 - Galvanized
645 - Pelican Gray
646 - Spanish Moss
647 - Pewter
648 - Tin Roof
704 - Absinthe
721 - Pumpkin
726 - Saffron
726 - Sally’s Sunshine
728 - Squash
730 - Bullfrog
730 - Moss
732 - Loden
733 - Lichen
733 - Pistachio
734 - Guacamole
738 - Beige
739 - Angel Hair
739 - Parchment
745 - Honeysuckle
754 - Cherub
758 - Peach Fuzz
758 - Peach Cobbler
760 - Hibiscus
761 - Meredith’s Pink
762 - White Lightning
776 - Sweetheart Rose
778 - Rose Quartz
779 - Stone
782 - Whiskey
783 - Amber
783 - Curry
793 - Blue Bonnet
793 - Dutch Iris
814 - Cranberry Ice
815 - Merlot
816 - Garnet
816 - Turkish Red
819 - Bashful
827 - Morris Blue
831 - Olive
834 - Gold
834 - Goldenrod
838 - Grape Vine
838 - Tatanka
869 - Tobacco Road
869 - Dirt Road
891 - Watermelon Punch
894 - Crepe Myrtle
895 - Monkey Grass
898 - Kris’ Bon Bon
898 - Rust
898 - Molasses
900 - Blaze
902 - Rum Raisin
902 - Crimson
907 - Chartreuse
909 - Envy
910 - Envy
920 - Chrysanthemum
920 - Sweet Potato
920 - Terra Cotta
921 - Clockwork
924 - Deep Sea
924 - Twilight
924 - Chesapeake
926 - Dolphin
927 - Dove
927 - King Mackerel
927 - Sea Foam
930 - Shepherd’s Blue
930 - Father’s Day
931 - Blue Jeans
932 - Blue Heron
932 - Jay Bird
935 - Seaweed
3011 - Oscar
3011 - Tarragon
3011 - Garrison Green
3012 - Celadon
3012 - Grasshopper
3012 - Thyme
3021 - Charcoal
3021 - Swamp Water
3032 - Confederate Gray
3041 - River Rock
3042 - Lilac
3052 - Scuppernong
3346 - Lucky
3362 - Blue Spruce
3363 - Kudzu
3364 - Butter Bean
3607 - Dahlia
3685 - Bordeaux
3685 - Boysenberry
3688 - Busy Lizzie
3688 - Camellia
3078 - Banana Popsicle
3078 - Lemonade
3328 - Bluecoat Red
3713 - Chablis
3722 - Red Pear
3727 - Carnation
3731 - Peony
3740 - River Rock
3750 - Fathom
3756 - Icicle
3760 - Bluecoat Blue
3760 - Sky
3766 - Blue Topaz
3770 - Baby’s Breath
3777 - Cayenne
3777 - Lancaster Red
3778 - Mexicali
3781 - Bark
3787 - Terrapin
3799 - Blackboard
3799 - Onyx
3801 - Grapefruit
3802 - Williamsburg Red
3803 - Romance
3806 - Emma’s Pink
3809 - Ocean
3810 - Capri
3811 - Aqua
3815 - Cadet
3816 - Bayberry
3816 - Verdigris
3816 - Cactus
3823 - Buttercup
3827 - Cornbread
3828 - Chickpea
3829 - Tiger’s Eye
3829 - Schneckley
3830 - Aztec Red
3832 - Begonia
3835 - Cyclamen
3836 - Sugar Plum
3838 - Periwinkle
3848 - Cypress
3848 - Turquoise
3849 - Cypress
3852 - Daylily
3853 - Daylily
3853 - Carrot
3854 - Carrot
3859 - Cappuccino
3860 - Pink Sand
3862 - Cocoa
3862 - Mocha
3863 - Driftwood
3864 - Cattail
3866 - Grits
3887 - Violet
3888 - Mulberry
3888 - Plum
3888 - Purple Haze
3888 - Stepping Stone
3889 - Daffodil
3889 - Moonglow
3892 - Sunset
3895 - Porpoise
3895 - Seagull  


So enjoy the day ~
may it be peaceful, quiet & restful for you...
and filled with small joys and beloved things!
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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