...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 love my life and those I share it with.

Our farm shop is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
Studio Phone ~ 434-263-6508
email ~ not4got@aol.com

Regular Shop Hours:
Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 ~ 3:00
{weather permitting}

~ Creative Saturdays ~
10:00 ~ 3:00
bring your work in progress and come create with me!
{no beginner students please, and not during pre-scheduled class times}

Sunday, March 29, 2015

"I Stitch…"

I posted these snaps on the PSS FB group page yesterday,
showing a new finish for a little idea I had ~

this is a cross stitched cuff bracelet…
the name of the design is "I Stitch…"



I stitched it onto 30ct Parchment Linen from Weeks Dye Works
using ons strand of floss over two threads of linen
in DMC colors 831 & 3858…




when finished I backed it with a brown/cream calico cotton fabric ~




…then I stitched tiny black seed beads along the two longer sides ~




it reads:
"I Stitch, Therefore I Am Remembered."

This will be a new pattern that I'll be taking along with me to the 
PSS Retreat Merchant Mall
May 1 & 2
in Williamsburg, VA ~

It will be available for everyone in my Etsy shop too !!

the next few designs that I'll be making will be coming along with me to the 
Virginia Rug Fest on April 18th
so I'll be sharing some finishes for punch needle & wool appliqué, and perhaps a small hooked project or two :)




~ and ~
I am inviting you to become a member of

a new Facebook group I've created 
...for those that want to share their finishes of my patterns 
for cross stitch, punch needle, wool appliqué, & embroidery ~

Once you're approved as a member, 
you can then upload photos of your finishes of a NFF design
for other group members to see
it is a closed group & I am taking membership requests now :)

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Well, the sun is shining, but it is cold this morning ~
there was a very hard frost last night and we woke to chilly temps.
Hoping that the sun will warm things enough so I can hang out some fresh laundry!


...Let the SPRING CLEANING begin!


~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 
 Lori

Friday, March 27, 2015

Rainy Day ~ CLOSED Today!


yep ~
 we are closed today ~



everything is wet ~
the driveway, the yard…
…the sheep!



hoping the sun will return this aft or tomorrow ~
we will definitely be 
OPEN
tomorrow!

...see you then my friends ~

~ Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sepia Sampler Finish ~

...all finished
and framed too ~

how do you like it?




the big old heavy white painted & heavily-carved frame 
was found on my short trip to CT a few weeks back ~
truth be told,
I had already began stitching the sampler before I found the frame…




but
as things usually work for me,
the frame is a perfect fit!




the Sepia Sampler was stitched by me
onto 30ct Parchment hand dyed linen from

I did take the liberty of adding a few stains to my finish as well ~




stitch count: 82w x 121h
approx. finished stitched size of recommended linen ~ 5-1/2" x 8"

DMC 6 strand cotton floss used ~ 
{model stitched using one strand of floss over two threads of linen}

611 - drab brown
640 - beige grey very dark
869 - hazelnut brown dark
3021 - brown grey very dark




the frame dates to ca. mid 1800's…
it has two interior liners plus one frame, making it a triple-frame.

I love all of the layers of thick white paint that have built up over time…
and there are a few 'ghost spots' of guilt-gold paint peeking through in places.

remember, this {and a few others!} will be released at the PSS retreat 
April 29th ~ May 3rd 2015 in Williamsburg, VA
and the PSS Merchant Mall 
May 1st & 2nd...





you can't make it to the retreat or Merchant Mall?
no worries ~
this {and a few others!} 
...will be available in my Etsy shop in May :)

Well it  is a sublimely rainy morning here at the farm today ~
I love the rain. have some chores to do, then get back to my stitching….

Oh! almost forgot to mention ~
we have been blessed with  7 new little baby chicks!
I'll introduce you to them on the morrow….

have a *sparkling* day my sweet friends!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 
 Lori

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