...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….

Welcome to Notforgotten Farm ~

Our farm shop is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
434-263-6508
not4got@aol.com
Regular Shop Hours:
most Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 ~ 3:00

Best to call ahead PLEASE!!

***Farm SHOP WILL BE CLOSED***
UNTIL DECEMBER 6th
and will reopen DECEMBER 6th
for our CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
(Etsy shop will remain open)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

and they're UP!!!!

NOW LISTED in my ETSY SHOP :)






thanks for your patience ~
:)
L

Etsy Shop Update Tonight ~

Good Sunday Morning 
Friends & Folk ~

I will be releasing my new patterns & supplies for 
Yuletide/Winter 2014
this evening at 6:00 pm sharp ~

~ a fun & simple wool appliqué design named "Peppermints & Holly"
~ a quick-to-stitch cross stitch pattern called "Cedar Waxwing"
~ another fun cross stitch pattern with a unique finish named "Pomegranate Garden"
and
a 4-in-one pattern for punch needle ornaments, aptly named "Needleworkers' Pocket Ornaments"

along with 3 new floss keepers/thread winders and our new Bliss Cutter Board!!
You will be able to purchase them from our Etsy shop at 6:00 tonight.
>>>>CLICK HERE<<<<


a glimpse of
"Peppermints & Holly"


It sure has been a busy year for Notforgotten Farm... 
Peter & I have worked hard to bring you what we love to do best ~
from needlework designs to finished folk art, 
~ wooden projects to shows and classes, 

...it has been a full & joyous year for us!!

the icing on the cake will be to end the year, so-to-speak,
by inviting you all to visit us at our
Christmas Open House held on Saturday, 
December 6th from 10 ~ 3


keep warm &….

* Blessed be *
 Lori

Friday, November 21, 2014

Oh by Gosh by Golly ~

…it's time for ~
me to get my rear-in-gear!!!

I am almost finished with the 'finishing' of my new 
Winter/Yuletide designs for 2014….

here is a peek at what I have so far:

this will be a larger wool appliqué project ~
called
"Peppermints and Holly"

remember when I recently mentioned 
how I was attempting the blanket-stitch with pearl cotton?
yeah….
...not so much.

I am just drawn back to the simplicity & 'light-ness' of appliquéing my work
 with one thin strand of linen thread and a {very} primitive whip-stitch….


my stitches are wonky and sometimes disappear into the wools & fabrics that I am using ~
I like this look….makes me happy!



using linen thread, I can see the beautiful wools and fabrics more than the stitching ~
not for everyone, but it pleases me well.

not that I dislike the blanket stitch used nor do I dislike pearl cotton…
in fact I LOVE it ~
{well, to LOOK at it when someone else does it}
I prefer to stitch it my way, that's all ~
remember, your handwork has to make YOU happy!!


little leaves, tiny berries and simple stitches…
need to put the backing & sashing on this now.

next is a glimpse of
"Cedar Waxwing"
a new cross stitch design…


happy, colorful little fellow :)


and who doesn't love orange/clove pomanders?
{our little bird-friend, above, does too }
I have an OLD pomander that is over 50 yrs old!!!
(when I dig out my decorations I'll take a pick & show you)


I think I'll make this into a Balsam-filled pillow
...and toss in a few handfuls of whole-cloves too…
~ mmmmmmmm ~

and here is a speck of
"Pomegranate Garden"
the 2nd new cross stitch design…


our little angel's hair is blowing in the breeze high-atop the roof ~

all of those windows!!!
I would not want to wash them ;)


17 windows in this stately home ~
which is surrounded by pomegranate vines…
*THINKING* about framing this one ~ but we'll see….


I have to yet finish punching the new ornaments 
there will be 4 not 5 of them as planned…
and then one more punched design that I want to also stuff with Balsam.


Oh!
I will be visiting friend Robin's
 Christmas Open House tonight:
6:00 - 8:00
115 Faulconer Dr.
Amherst, VA 24521
434-660-2143
 it will also be open tomorrow (Saturday) ~ 
check Robin's FB page for times

Have a beautifully productive & peaceful day my Friends ~

* Blessed be *
 Lori

Thursday, November 20, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!


...to my beloved ~

50 yrs young today :)

from

Pinocchio & Daisy {donkeys}, 
Lazy & Roxy & Buddy in Heaven {dogs}, 
Minew, Tig, Mickey, Sugar-Britches & Iggy {kittens}, 
Toby & Roosty (and all of the roosters), 
Billy {peacock}
all the Ladies in the Hen House, 
Peaches {parrot}, Barbara {parakeet},
 Esther & Bobby {sheep}

….and me {your wife}!


xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox










wishing you health & continued happiness always ~


We ALL Love YOU!!!!!

* Blessed be *
 Lori

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It's Beginning...

little-by-little…room by room ~
Christmas is creeping in to our old farmhouse once again…

I prefer simple, subtle touches 
when it comes to my Winter/Holiday decorating.

~~~~~~::~~~~~~

here are a few snaps
of the start ~


Frosty sits in his potty chair... (just in case he melts a little)



I won Frosty at the Simple Goods show a few years back ~
...not sure who made him, but he is a staple in my Winter decorating.



my Arnetts Santa standing on my old jelly cupboard…
I have a slew of other Santa dolls just waiting to make their appearance again this year…
I tuck them everywhere :)



redware batter pitcher was brought home with my from the From OUr Hands Show this past weekend ~
it will be filled with fresh greens & nandina berries.

here is a snap of our dining room ~


{one of } my small trees in the dining room ~
this one is nestled into an old grey graniteware coffee pot...


I hung a small collection of whisk-brooms on it,
along with blue calico boxes by Linda Evans from Remember When Farm…
the tree-topper is a grey graniteware funnel ;)


here is our cozy bedroom…
I change out the curtains and bedding for the season ~


early red checkered quilt keeps us warm at night…
dolls on the bed are from Tina Lewonski of The Burlap Owl,
and Tammy Speicher of By Thy Hands Tinkerings...


and of course, 
no old farmhouse bedroom should be without a bed-warmer…
ours is named
~ Iggy ~



…and to all a Good Night.


18 degrees upon waking this morning.
chickens haven't left their nest-boxes yet and the kittens are sugaring into one big pile of fur.

Donkeys & Sheep have donned their Winter Woolies ~
Our wood stoves are piping-hot 
...and wool socks are being put to good use!!!

Wanted to say that the 
FARM SHOP {here on the farm}
will be 
C L O S E D 
the next couple of weekends
…in preparation of our
Christmas Open House
on
>>> December 6th <<<
Hoping to see you then!


Have a peaceful day my friends &
...Stay Warm!



* Blessed be *
 Lori

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