~ WELCOME FRIENDS & FOLK ~

Our humble little
Needlework Shop
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~ Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

Our Regular SHOP HOURS are:
Saturdays Only 10:00 ~ 4:00

{weather permitting or I am away at a show/class}

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~ Please visit our ETSY Shop for our unique patterns, supplies and wooden items
specifically designed for rug hooking, punch needle, applique, embroidery and cross stitch ~

the photos below are just a few examples of what we offer in our Etsy shop ~ kindly click on any photo below to visit and see more ~


Sunday, November 19, 2017

~ And We're Punching.....

Yep! 
The gears have switched {what else is new?}
...finishing up my new Christmas/Winter punch needle designs for you!

'Santa Deer'
is in progress...
well, almost finished really ~


just a little more to do yet ~
using Valdani #8 pearl cotton & DMC 6 strand in this design...


also using different heights on some parts to make them more dimensional & fun!
{like the trim on his coat & hat}
 

I like using both variegated pearl cotton & plain DMC 6 strand in one design,
it gives a different look to m finished work and is a little easier
 on the pocket-book when you use DMC for the fill-in of the background!
 


I have a few more to work on, and will show them to you soon ~
I will be adding all of the new NFF designs and Wooden Wares to our Etsy shop very soon!

Have a beautiful Sunday my stitching friends!
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Friday, November 17, 2017

~ Farm Shop Open ~


Hello Friends & Folk ~
just popping in here to say,
our little Needlework Shop here at the farm will be Open Saturday 10:00 - 3:00-ish.


 We are not decorated or ready for Christmas quite yet, as we are traditionalists and begin our celebrating after the Thanksgiving Holiday....
BUT 
we still have patterns & supplies for your rug hooking, 
applique, cross stitch and punch needle needs ~ and it is always nice to have you come for a visit with us on Saturdays, so bring your work in progress and come create with me !
{hot chocolate and sweets supplied, of course}

Our Holiday Open House Week begins on December 2nd with a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus!!
We will be open 10:00 - 3:00 everyday from December 2nd through December 9th ~
so you can shop for your needfuls with us in a more relaxed way this year!


Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Thursday, November 16, 2017

~ Some New Things! ~

 Hello Friends & Folk!

I finally have a finish to share ~
"My Hoops" 
is a new cross stitch design PLUS pattern to make the bag to hold your hoops ~
{both designs included in one pattern, paper & PDF will be available soon}



I'm very happy with the way it turned out...
from my fabric choices to my finishing!

you can see the loop enclosure detail in the photo below:


...the bottom of the bag is rounded to hold your round or oval hoops ~
and of course it is fully lined with a bias edging along the top.

I worked the cross stitch portion on 28ct 'Wren' linen from Picture This Plus
with 2 strands of 'Faded Brown' cotton thread from Valdani.

once the cross stitching was finished, I simply trimmed down the edges of the linen, folded {ironed} them back and used a linen thread to whip-stitch it into place on the front of the bag.

easy peasy
:)
 

 and I completely forgot to show the finished model
 of the current {Oct/Nov/Dec 2017}
Little Stitches Handwork Club from Notforgotten Farm™

here is
"SnowPants"


a sweet little snow-guy at the ready to help hold your pins...
or perhaps sweep off your porch steps!
 

 kits include:
30ct Old Farmhouse Linen from Notforgotten Farm™
Backing Fabric shown
Threads to complete design 
and
Silk Ribbon 
{I used a scrap-piece of linen to sew a patch to the back of mine...and I stuffed it with cotton balls!}



 If you are a current member of the LSHC, 
this is the design you will be receiving/have received.
{kits are shipping now ~ thank you kindly for your patience} 

If you would like to join the Little Stitches Handwork Club (LSHC)
you can click HERE


Peter & I are busily working on new Goodes for you for the holidays 
and your everyday sewing/stitching needs!

Look for:
a NEW sewing box/clamp
a NEW thread winder
NEW hand dyed linens from NFF
patterns patterns patterns!

wishing for you a beautiful November day my sweet friends ~
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori