~ August 1st Offering ~


What dreadful hot weather we have!
it keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.
~ Jane Austen

Hello Friends & Folk
and Happy August to you!
yes, it's been
 H O T
but it's wonderful weather for our sunflowers ~
which are the perfect inspiration for my offerings this month here on Early Work Mercantile…
I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them for you!

I have three offerings for you this month, and they are:
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"Potted Sunflower" 
a wool & cotton applique wallhanging
an original design from Notforgotten Farm™

I enjoyed working on this beautiful wallhanging ~
I enjoy all of my needlework so much, but I have to say that this one is so pretty!



made from top-quality reproduction Civil War era cotton fabrics
and beautifully saturated hand dyed woolens ~


finished wall hanging measures approx.: 9-1/2" x 15"
 {{ a perfect size for a cupboard door }}


stitches are colonial knot, blanket {penny} stitch, straight stitch, chain stitch  & feather stitch.
Valdani pearl cotton was used throughout for stitching.


S O L D 
Kindly asking $125.00 with free shipping ~
ships to USA ONLY
email Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com to purchase.

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"1863 Sunflower" 
punch needle child's pocket
an original design from Notforgotten Farm™

there is something so very sweet about child's pockets.
they are perfect to place in amongst your dolls, or hang on a knob.



this was punched using Valdani pearl cotton,
Valdani cotton floss & DMC cotton floss.
the muted thread colors and staining give this an early yet, whimsical look.


backed with micro plaid black & cream homespun ~
and fully lined with top-quality quilters reproduction Civil War era cotton fabric…
a length of black ribbon is attached to hang.
measures approx.: 4-1/2" x 4-3/4" {not including 7" ribbon}


S O L D 
Kindly asking $89.00
ships to USA ONLY
email Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com to purchase.

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"Sunflower Needle Poke"
a tiny needful-thing
an original design from Notforgotten Farm™

this little bit was made from scraps left from the above projects
I absolutely love how it finished up!
so small & sweet with the stalk of embroidered sunflowers 
popping on the black micro plaid homespun.



stuffed firmly but 'flatly' with fabric scraps
this will help hold your pins and needles for you when working…
I attached a small 'bone' ring to the top so you could hang it if you'd like to,
and I also added a small piece of brown ribbon 'just because'


threads used: Valdani pearl cotton, Valdani cotton floss & DMC cotton floss
stitches are colonial knot, straight stitch & satin stitch


S O L D 
Kindly asking $42.00 with free shipping
ships to USA ONLY
email Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com to purchase.


Thanks for visiting my page!
Hoping you all enjoy these last few weeks of Summer ~
I'll be back in September with Harvest/Autumn goods for you!


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