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

Saturdays Only 10:00 ~ 3:00

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


~ 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 ~

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

~ Claudia Cluck ~

H E L L O! 
I am finished with my very first little Friend...
the start of a whole pattern-series of
Punch Needle Folk  
from Notforgotten Farm™

Once again, 
~ her name is Claudia Cluck ~

Claudia is the Head-Hen here at the farm...
she is most helpful with keeping the entire hen house on it's toes 
and will simply not tolerate any mischief from the chicklings.
Claudia is fond of earth worms, but prefers freshly baked cornbread while it is still warm.

On sunny Summer afternoons, 
you can find her taking her beloved dirt bath under the lilac bush on the side of the barn.
{Claudia also sews all of her own dresses from old printed flour-sacks}.

She is a free-standing doll 
... that I designed and created with punch needle embroidery.

I used my Ultra Punch Needle {with Medium tip} ~
Valdani pearl cotton size #8 {doubled} 
and DMC cotton floss {all 6 strands} were used to create her.

 I chose a beautiful floral cotton quilting fabric in blues for her backing...
and stuffed her firmly with clean cotton balls.

 {don't let that sweet face fool you into thinking she's just another dumb-cluck}

 I am now working on her best-friend, Roberta...
whom I'll introduce soon ;)

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

~ In the Works ~

HELLO there!
I am working on this girl now ~
her name is Claudia.

{{ Claudia Cluck is her full name actually. }}

...she has been living in my brain now for a while,
and I have finally let her come out to play ~
{ she is very persuasive }
 here she is on my Hookinpunch© gripper frame,
waiting for me to finish my farm chores so I can get back to her!

she will be a stand-alone doll 
~ once she is finished coming to life with my needle and threads.
{threads are Valdani #8 pearl cottons & some DMC 6 strand}

then I will bring all of her friends to life too.
{and she has MANY}.

And, once they are finished, 
I will set about creating their babies!
 FUN FUN!!!!!!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Monday, January 15, 2018

~ Happy Hookers ~

Hello Friends & Folk!
and happy Monday to you all ~

this past Saturday we attended the
Goose Creek Ruggers annual Hook-In in Hamilton, VA

what a great turnout there was!!
so many friends happily playing with wool ~

here are photos for you to enjoy:

Beautiful hand woven baskets to carry your woolies in ~

sweet little wool-friends ~
by Mary Jane Miller

 Checkmate Farm
 had her lovely yarns for the Oxford Punch Needles ~

our booth:

Wooly Dye Works beautiful wools ~

a beautiful rug show too! :

some of Eagle Nest Woolens rugs,

and Carolyn Twigg from Eagles Nest Woolens ~

oh I wonder what Susan Feller is up to now???
{love ya girlfriend!}

a small hook-ling that Susan made and wore on  her purse...

just look at all those Happy Hookers!

a sweet friend working on our Lancaster Barnyard design ~

And a couple of friends brought their challenge rugs
from a previous Out of Hand Rug Hookers FB Group challenge...

aren't they wonderful!!?

I had to get a close-up of the squirrel rug ~
~ just look at that 'beauty line' around those leaves!!

the table of ladies shown below, was the closest one to our booth ~
we enjoyed everyone visiting & shopping with us!

Many Thanks to the Goose Creek Ruggers
for inviting Notforgotten Farm to come and be a part of your event!
and heartfelt thanks to those who shopped with us ~

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Previous Postings ~ So much more to see!