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 or Events

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

~ Tuesday Morning Musings ~

 Hello Friends & Folk!
and a happy blustery October Tuesday to you all!

Definitely my kind of weather,
but then again...
I am just a little Yankee farm-witch aren't I? 

the days & nights are getting cooler 
and the leaves have finally begun to resemble the season they are in...
we are in need of rain badly here though, 
and I continue to set bowls of water out for my fur, feather and insect friends
 in need of a drink or three ~

October is my very favorite month of all!

Saturday my Tribe was here in the Studio ~
there is never a dull moment when we gather...
we stitch, bead, hook & eat,
between laughter and outrageous outbursts 
of silliness that only a tribe member can understand lol!

Anita brought along a potful of heartwarming white chicken chili and toppings,
Nancy B made us a delicious batch of carrot/cardamom soup ~
Joan made raisin custard pie, and Nancy B also made her owl cupcakes!

one thing leads to another...
because we get inspired to make so many things!
an impromptu bead class had a few of us {me included} working on a new bracelet
and digging through jars of broken and salvageable jewelry parts ~

the only sane tribe member, is in the very background ~ LOL Sharon!

I'm back to doing embroidery ~ 
putting aside the uncounted cross stitch for now...
and working on new patterns, techniques and designs.

this little 2" x 2-1/2" Santa is in my hoop today:

watching these come to life before my eyes...
layer upon layer of thread and tiny stitches ~
this will be a finished brooch with a beaded edge!

What are you all working on?
autumn/halloween or have you shifted to winter/christmas?
are you hooking? stitching or punching?
do tell ...

Enjoy the rest of your day,
I hope to be back here with a finish in a few days.
Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori


amomof3pugs said...

That is beautiful!! Those stitches are stunning!!!

The Primitive Moon said...

Very beautiful!

Saundra said...

Looks like you gals had a blast. Please share your finished jewel makin's.

NMK said...

Would Love to join your group ...looks so Fun !!! Your Santa face is just amazing !!!Love him !!! Love your header ….that picture is my fav !!!

Jacqueline said...

I am working on a Halloween cross stitch and a black and cream quilt. Love the character in the face of your Santa.

Three Sheep Studio said...

That food alone is tempting !
Beautiful tiny stitches, Lori.

Unknown said...

Your talents amaze me as does your generosity !

Bk said...

You are so creative!!!

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