~ our ~

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

Our Farm Shop is currently
CLOSED for Renovations!
Etsy shop is always open


~ 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 ~

Saturday, February 24, 2018

~ Saturday Morning Musings ~

~ Good Morning Friends & Folk ~ 

It's Saturday {again}!
 geeez how the weeks {months, years...} fly by, don't they?

I have to admit, since my back has been acting up and I've been 'planted' on the couch 
I didn't even know that today was Saturday until I looked at my computer screen.

I've had my head buried in thread and my hands busily stitching ~
always taking advantage of down-time and putting it to creative use.

I'm working on a little witch. a pansy witch, me thinks...
or fern ~ or strawberry since she has red hair?
oh! 4 leaf clovers!
that's it ~
 a LUCKY little witch she is then.
{who says witches are just for Hallowe'en?}
I'll finish her dress & hat then begin choosing the 'greens' 
for her foliage which will surround her...fun fun!
{I may even offer her for sale when she's finished!}


In other news ~

the daff's are up! 
poking about 5-6 inches out of the red southern clay soil we have here...
which, btw is still a bit soggy from the last rains we had.

And look at these two:
each morning, our sheep Esther & Bobby 
~ walk around the barn and head on out to the big field to graze and nibble on the new sprouts... 
they are old now, and go much slower than they used to ~ 
... especially Esther, who we think to be about 15 yrs or so.
Bobby, her son is 8-ish if my calculations are correct
{ he is devoted to her and never leaves her side }

just a happy snap of our Roosty, showing off his spring feathers :)

 Here are two books I recently found at Joann's store and got with 50% off coupons!
I am so happy that they accept coupons on books now ~

these are two very good, inspirational books on my favorite subject:
Hand & Surface Embroidery

Progress on the shop:
Peter & Chris have been working every day on the shop...
and yesterday our friend Lee a.k.a. Mr. Millstone 
{Robin's sweet hubby & Millstone Mercantile's main-man} 
came out to help Pete with the pegboard...
 it will be painted a very soft, light grey color, along with the trim and floors
and the walls will be a brighter white

the lower shelves are in the process of being built, as you can see in the photo below...

we can't believe the change already ~ 
we are excited to reopen and have you in for a visit! 

We are planning a grand reopening day with our fresh look and new products,
that will also include an outdoor market of vintage items, plants and flea market goods!

 stay tuned for more on that ~

Well Happy weekend my friends,
hoping you all have a peaceful & creative one!
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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