...Down a dirt road, past woods and fields sits a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof ~
It's here you'll find me pulling thread and wool through linen and chasing after my kittens…
I collect old & odd things ~ I throw my head back and cackle when I laugh and I see the past through the eye of a needle.
~ I love my life and those I share it with.

Our Farm Shop is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508 email Not4got@aol.com

11:00 ~ 3:00

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Happy August!

August is a good month ~ 
altho days are hot, 
it hints at the beginning of 
 {my favorite time of the year }
 with cooler nighttime temps and changes in the air ~

))) ~~~~~~~~(o)~~~~~~~~ (((

I came home to my models from Jim & April ~ all I can say is WOW!
Here are a few glimpses of them, along with Pat's model too ~ 

This is a peek at
~ Hallowe'en Sweet Bag ~
stitched by Jim Waldecki

this will be finished into a sweet bag, as the title suggests ~
I'll be working on the finish of all of these today while resting & healing….


Here is
~ The House that Jack Built ~
stitched by Pat Simon

not sure how I'll finish this one yet, 
but I think the size of this one may be good for an oversized, 
sawdust-filled pin keep with a 'different' trim…
we'll see….


and here is
~ Olde Mustarde Moone ~
Stitched by April Whitaker Taylor

this one will be framed, 
I have a new frame coming that I think you'll all love ~

Thank you Pat, April & Jim
...for stitching these for me ~ 
I'm proud to have your beautiful handwork shown on my designs!!


Peter brought this little friend to me this morning ~
a beautiful Luna Moth

this one is a female and was still sleepy/chilly from the 60* temps we had last night…

I think they are just loverly!
from their glowing-green wings…
to their tiny little 'faces' ~

did you know they have 'fur' on their backs?

you can learn more about them by clicking the link below:


while I was 'on vacation' in the hospital,
the temps were hot hot hot ~ 
...so I came home to our garden looking like a jungle!

~ here is a snap of Peter standing in front of our cornstalks!
the tallest ones measure in at over 10 feet high!

Hoping your first day of August is a peaceful & creative one my friends ~

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

Friday, July 31, 2015


I am HOME.
I am exhausted, 
......but I am Happy.

I will be taking the weekend 'off ' and that means the
Farm Shop will be CLOSED Saturday {tomorrow}

~ I need to recuperate from recuperating.

~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Finally ~

I am going 
H O M E 
what a wonderful word!
either later today or first thing tomorrow morning I will be homeward bound.

I cannot wait to get there and see all of my friends ~ 
breathe fresh air, get my hands in the dirt and sleep in my own nest.

 I will be greeted by many sweet faces like this one:

"mickey bad-boy"

 and this one,

"boogie sugar-britches"

and this one too...

"Tigger Mow Mow"

I will sit in the sun and soak it in ~
and if it rains I will sit in it and drink it in as well.

I want to see the stars and hear the owls in the backwoods
and watch my toads hopping around under the porch light...

I want to plunge my fingers down into the thickness and feel the lanolin in our sheep's wool ~
and pat the smooth shine of our donkey's coats.

I want to snuggle with my husband.

oh such seemingly silly things to want to do!!!
but to me they are not silly at all...
~ these things are my life's blood.

thankfully, because of my online friends,
I have at least gotten the chance to smell fresh flowers ~ 
beautiful flowers that were delivered to me yesterday, 
ones that filled my senses with happiness
and filled my heart with love.

be it ever so humble....
home sweet home
home is best
...home again for me.

just repeating the word soothes my soul and calms my nerves!

I'll bask in the glow of returning home for a day or so ~ 
to recuperate from this foreign place I've been in for a week...
to detox my brain & body.
{although I will be on yet another round of antibiotics once home, at least I can begin my probiotics}

then I will dive head-first into my work once again 
...and return to doing what I love most, working on your orders and creating.

My heartfelt thanks to everyone who has written, called, emailed, pm'd, convo'd 
and sent their messages of healing & positivity ~ your continued patience & kindness regarding  your orders being late has made this a much less-stressful time for me.

I'll post once I'm home & settled in!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

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