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
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Wednesday, April 07, 2021

~ Early Morning Stitching ~

 Good Wednesday Morning
Friends & Folk...

another beautiful Spring morning here at the farm ~

the earth is greening and the birds are twitterpating!
buds are budding and blooms are blooming...
always an exciting time of year, to see what new plantings come up,
after a cold Winter.

Per usual,
I am stitching.
and am starting on a new design for a woman's sewing pocket ~ 

I have made/designed pockets in the past,
 and thought I might share a few of them for you here:
 "Dove Basket" ~ embroidery

"Ruthy's Sampler Pocket" ~ cross stitch
"Jacks' Sweet Bag" ~ cross stitch
"Sparrow's Pocket" ~ UNcounted cross stitch

these pockets/bags are so easy to make, really...
they look harder than they are to finish!

I love using them in my seasonal decor to hold natural drieds/feathers/etc...

So the one in progress is being worked on 35ct 'Beige' from Weeks Dye Works
~ a beautiful, creamy white-ish beige with a touch of greeny-grey.

the threads I chose are soft and spring-hued:
Gentle Art 'Apricot Blush' & 'Cornhusk'
Weeks Dye Works 'Verdigris' and 'Grape Vine'
I'm using two strands of floss over two threads of linen, 
as I wanted my stitches and motifs to stand out...

Peter gifted me with my favorite color Hyacinth for Easter...
I keep it next to my favorite tattered old wingback chair, which is my very favorite place to stitch.

the scent fills the whole farmhouse!
...and that deep purple color...
be still my heart

this old chair has seen many days...
as threadbare and ratty as it looks,
it is comfy and feels like a hug from an old friend each time I sit down to stitch ~
One day I plan on reupholstering it with old french feedsacks.


Peter prepared our potato patch
{say that fast 3 times!!}
and we should be expecting lots {LOTS} of potatoes this harvest!!
I will gladly share with friends LOL


Hoping the rest of your week is full of creativity and peace!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

1 comment:

NMK said...

Oh how I wish I could cross stitch again ....your designs are just so pretty . Love all the dainty baskets you create , Pretty ,pretty, pretty !!!!
Your own potatoes !!! Yum !!!!

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