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

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Monday, November 18, 2019

~ Monday Musings ~

Good Monday Morning 
~ Friends & Folk ~ 

a lovely November day is ahead for us here on the Farm...
overcast with a bit warmer temps,
still the crispy leaves & slight snappy breeze reminds us what time of the year it is ~

Don't you just love magazines and books?
{well I do!}
I pulled out a few older issues of 
Inspirations Magazine last evening...just to revisit the beautiful photos and wording.
It truly lives up to it's reputation of being the 'World's most beautiful magazine'
here is the link if you choose to subscribe to the magazine 
and/or their most-fabulous newsletter via email:

and I just received this book:
Stitch Craft by the very talented Gayla Partridge {shown below}
it contains a beautiful array of her fabulously embroidered works with such detailed photos! 
I purchased my copy from Amazon Prime.


Speaking of embroidery...
I know you have seen this one previously ~ 
but I wanted to see how it looks in this little frame...
what do you think? frame it? or make another pillow?
I'm leaning towards to frame {hint hint} lol

the title of this work by me is
"Christmas Goose"


and yes, I am planning on releasing this as a pattern for those who have asked.
although this is a bit more detailed 
than my other split stitch embroidery patterns/designs,
~ it is very easy to do still! don't be intimidated Friends!!

I will be posting pictorials here on this blog of my step-by-step directions
 on how I stitch these kinds of works...
 

simple split stitch combined with DMC floss...
details like the face are 2 strands, and the rest is stitched with 3 strands ~


here is the other project 
that I will release a pattern for along with the aforementioned:
...remember him?
this is "Hello Holly Santa"


Adding beading to these tiny works is a fun thing to do as well...
just a sprinkling here & there really makes the finish pop!

OH! and I have a trick that I will share with you 
on how I achieve the shading in these small embroideries ~
{some of you might know, as I have shared that technique with a chosen few}
but I think those who don't know will be amazed!


Look for the patterns for these to be released sometime next week in my Etsy Shop...
I will post about that on FB & IG too :)

The other day, a friend came into the Studio wanting to learn needlepoint ~
she asked if I could show her the bare-bones basic, so I did.
I grabbed some old canvas {think it is either 7 or 10}, a black sharpie, a tapestry {blunt} needle
and for the fibers I used size #3 DMC Pearl Cotton, which I doubled...
and voila! this is what came of that:
 

now I know that my colors seem to fade and blend into one another,
and by looking at a black & white photo of this project you can clearly see there is no definition 
between my stitched motifs and the background itself....

~ it's a common technique for rug hookers to do this, 
to check the values on their rugs as we hook them.
 

but since this is the first project that I have needlepointed in forever,
and since it was just for fun, and also since I will be keeping this and making it into a cuff bracelet ~
I will ALSO add beading to it's surface...another sprinkling of beads if you will.

a little beady-bling!

can you see how shiny the threads are since I didn't use wool? 
and they got even shinier when I ironed this to block it...
a happy accident by using pearl cotton to do needlepoint with!

love when things like this happen....
 

Well Friends,
I am off to process orders, paint wooden products, 
~ and work on finished goods for our Christmas Open House which will be here before we know it!

wishing you all a beautiful day filled with Inspiration and Creativity!

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

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