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 ~

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Monday, June 1, 2020

~ Tiny Little X's ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk ~
...and June is upon us.

I have been revisiting my Pinterest boards, 
looking at antique miniature samplers again...

this one, below ~
 is my very fist sampler I stitched over one, or 'in miniature'
on 28ct linen to which I severely stained, aged and distressed.
I loved stitching the teapot, basket and dog especially.
{pattern for this sampler, called 'the Little Brown Dog' sampler can be found HERE}

 And I decided to stitch another over-one sampler, 
beginning with this small Brown-headed Cowbird!

this is being stitched with one strand of floss {DMC} over one onto 30ct linen
{a scrap of my hand dyed/stained Old Farmhouse linen} 

 I'm designing this as I stitch, not following any chart ~
just letting my imagination flow.

Have you ever stitched over on on linen?
do you enjoy it? LOL

I find it works up rather quickly for me, 
and it is easier for me to not miscount, since you are relatively stitching in each hole...

would love to hear your thoughts!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


  1. One over one???? How about no over no...LOL!!! I tried it, and lost my mind!!! I love the look, but I just can't do it...I know my limits! Your design will be beautiful, Lori!!

  2. Loving that little cowbird...and can't wait to see where your creativity leads you. I have stitched 1 over 1 and, like you, found it in some ways easier than over 2....less chances for errors....I, howver, didn't like having to count across long distances for spread out motifs THAT was easier to a mistake on for some reason. ~Robin~


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