...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 and it's ALWAYS best to call ahead!!}

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

Dear Friends ~

All original photographs & word content on this blog is ©Notforgotten Farm ~
unless otherwise stated.
Thank you!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The 2015 Virginia Rugfest ~

Hello Everyone!!!

we are back home from the 2015 Virginia Rugfest ~
what a great time we had!

Many thanks to Mary Henck and the Shockoe Slip Rug Hookers
 for another awesome show!!


Here are some photos we snapped for you
{{ in between helping our customers, 
....chatting with friends, laughing, snacking and shopping!!! }}


a full house & a super-turnout!
this is the big room where everyone gathers to hook ~ and socialize...



great things happen & friendships are strengthened 
~ when so many come together to share what they love....




a few snaps of the vendors' booths...

beautiful finished goods from 'Like Mother Like Daughter'


whimsical designs from 'Handmaiden Designs'

beautiful hand dyed wool yarns from 'Checkmate Farm'
& the happy-girl you see there is designer Joanne Page of 'Woolly Worms Rugs'


the beautiful girls {and wools!} from 'Seaside Rug Hooking'


a rainbow of hand dyed woolens from 'Mary's Wool Garden'


drool-worthy must-have-wools from 'The Wool Studio'

 and here is our little corner ~

my beautiful sweet friend Robin Muddiman helping us in our room ~


a couple of our tables set up with my books & patterns....


another view of our room...

 I couldn't have made it through the day without
my bff Joan Spalding ~
who helps me load, unload, load & unload again...
and who helps you all with your purchases :)
Joan you are an amazing friend who really shouldn't put up with my shenanigans...
thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there for me!
{{are you ready for the next round???}}


love you my friend!

 Now, onto the rug show...
~ prepare to be amazed!














{{ i love the organic shape and vibrant greens in this little masterpiece!}}


how can you not smile when you look at this rug?








here is my Hex & Frex design {adapted by Kris Miller} hooked by
Kathleen Murray-Boyda....love it hooked with a completely different color scheme!!
{{and Kathleen, thanks so much for the hearty laughs!!! love you!!}}


This beautiful young lady is my dear friend Kathy Newman ~
and she hooked that outstanding larger rug next to her...
 Kathy is a rug hooking instructor in her area of Wake Forest, NC and holds gatherings.
The smaller rugs shown were designed and hooked by Joanne Page of 'Woolly Worms Rugs'


you know I love my owl friends, so I had to include these two....



this is one of my most-favorite people in the world ~
adorable little Jimmie Hayes who is a hoot and is just sweet as pie!!


we love you Jimmie!! Jimmie hooked two fabulous pillows for the event's raffle!!


ok, now I'm going to be in trouble here....
please please please forgive me but this beautiful girl's name escapes my menopausal brain.
I feel SO badly about this ~ if you're "you" and you're reading this, after you're finished scolding me,
can you kindly remind me of your name again?
'YOU' are doing a fabulous job on my "My House" design {adapted by Kris Miller}
....again please forgive ;) it was such a busy time!


here is my "Oh Glorius Day" hooked by dear Pat Cross, rug hooker extraordinaire 

Miss Pat also used my "White Witch" design for her wool appliqué in beautiful colors!


This event is one that I look forward to each year...
seeing all of you, getting to see your beautiful rugs & smiling faces
brings me much joy!!


...my brain & body are tired, but my heart is so very full ~
~ thanks to all who came to the Virginia Rugfest 2015!!!


Jimmie says "bye bye!!"

One more thing before I close this post ~

Miss Felicia Martin ~
Thank you
 for the endless hours of printing, folding and packaging of patterns.
for the cutting of many yards of fabrics.
for the organization of my brain {to the best of your abilities with my limited capacity}
and for your friendship that means so much to me.

~ i love you, now get back to work we have another show in two short weeks!

:)

~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 
 Lori

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thursday News ~


Good Thursday Morning Friends & Folk!

As I will be away at the 
this weekend,
our little farm shop will be closed both friday & saturday…
actually we won't be 'open' again until the 23rd of May!!!

~ please read on…..


Virginia Rugfest 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cool Spring Baptist Church
9283 Atlee Station Rd.  Mechanicsville, VA

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the final preparations are also being made for our travels to 
Williamsburg, VA to the first annual
PSS Retreat & Merchant Mall
April 30th thru May 3rd...





then, Miss Joan, Miss Felicia & I 
will be heading north for a much-needed time away to the 
on May 15th & 16th ~
{not vending, but going to 'play'}




...and finally we will be holding our annual
Spring Open House & Market on Saturday May 23rd ~




SO ~ 
this means that our little farm shop will be 
CLOSED 
from this posting {today}
and re-opening for our
Spring Open House & Market here on the May 23rd ~


IF you need me, you can email me ~ PM me on FB or call the studio 434-263-6508
our Etsy Shop is ALWAYS OPEN for your shopping pleasure!

this is always a busy, exciting time for us and
I'm hoping to see SO many of you fine folks at the above mentioned shows ~

….Spring really is a wonderful time of year, no?


~ Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Soggy Tuesday Musings ~

April showers are back…
we had three glorious days of sunshine & warm temps.
I even cut the grass for the first time this year!

Daisy & Pinocchio look like they're waiting for something,
don't they?



...or in this case, some 'one' ~




these two are like big kittens in my sweet hubby's hands ~
they love him ~ he loves them.




uh-oh
{{guess I got caught snapping…}}

...hi honey!


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...with all the work still that I have to do for this weekend's upcoming VA Rugfest,
I have been taking breaks from punching & hooking
to peruse these:

my new issues of
~ Romantic Homes & Jeanne d'Arc Living ~
...yes, I love them.

I have tired of the darker primitive look that I've kept for so very long
 and have been slowly changing things over to more lighter & more farmhouse/vintage-inspired.

I am loving this journey 
and love even more how this old farmhouse shines 
...with fresher, simpler things ~

this current issue of Jeanne d'Arc is drool-worthy!!
AND it features the home of one of my very favorite blog writer ~

if you get a moment, check out her blog…
and click on the translate button!!




and here is my progress on the Rabbit Rug ~
you know, the one I'm hooking with those hand dyed velvets added-in?

the larger, more dark-colored spot on his side is the velvet…
the rest is wool.

I'm liking it so far,
but I reverse-hooked the border and outline
 three times before deciding on the pale blue wool…

his little tail is hand spun sheep's wool 
and I have to add the green carrot-top yet too ;)

yes, those are my slippers ~ it was early.
*yawn*



as soon as I get this finished {today} 
then I will get back to punching the 4th design in my Farmhouse Chores series ~

lots to do!!! 
busy as a bumbler-bee here and I wouldn't have it any other way ~

Have a beautifully-creative day my friends!!


~ Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori

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