~ 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 ~

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

Regular SHOP HOURS are:
Saturdays Only 10:00 ~ 4:00
{weather permitting or I am away at a show/class}

Thursday, September 21, 2017

~ Thursday Morning Musings ~

A peace-full morning here at the farm ~
early morning hooking, enjoying the calmness of this old farmhouse....

I've been working on a 3 dimensional pumpkin - 
and getting a little more done before farmwife chores start calling.
{pattern purchased from Etsy seller: BeFruitful Kreations}

as I finished hanging the laundry, 
I had to go grab the camera...realizing it's the last day of Summer
I wanted to capture the beauty of the morning.

so, come on a little stroll with me ~

beauty-berry bush

oat grass

hung our Hallowe'en Flag!

wisteria pods

tail-feathers from our handsome boy Billy

this morning's harvest of black walnuts for dyeing

i love gourds!

our sweet momma-dog Pepper

Wishing you all a day filled to the brim with beauty and peace ~
Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

~ Inspiration from the Farm ~

Joan & I have been hooking our large-cut jarrahdale pumpkins
{well, they are torn strips actually...ok, torn & hand-cut.}
Our 1-inch-plus strips were torn first,  then cut in half, 
so I really don't even know what width they are
...just all different!

I drew them out for us on linen, they are approx. 15" across. 
Joan's is almost all hooked and I'll see hers Saturday when she comes out to the shop.
this is mine, all hooked and ready to be 'finish-finished' ~ below.
not sure if it will be a pillow, or mounted onto board, or.....who knows.
~ we'll see.

After seeing one being hooked at the Sauder show last month, 
this was our inspiration:

I chose beautiful wools from The Wool Studio 
{thank you Rebecca and family!} 

you can see the textures in the photo here ~


I save pumpkin stems each year for projects such as this ~
I chose this one, and Joan has her choice from my stash...

we'll show them to you side-by-side soon, after they are completely finished :)

Next, I want to hook a 3 dimensional pumpkin...like a round one.
I'll have to figure that one out ~ but I think I can ;) 

 here are a few gorgeous photos from my Pinterest boards
to perhaps inspire you to hook a pumpkin too!

Wishing you all a wonderful late-Summer day 
filled with Nature's inspiration and profound creativity!


Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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