...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 collect old & odd things ~ I throw my head back and cackle when I laugh and I see the past through the eye of a needle.
~ I love my life and those I share it with.

~Visit our Etsy Shop~

to see more than 300 of our patterns & supplies for the Needleworker ~ below is just a small sampling!
* click HERE to visit our ETSY Shop*

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

*** Farm Shop is C L O S E D ***
and will reopen on Saturday September 17th
with our 8th annual
Gathering of Primitive Friends Show!!

Monday, August 29, 2016

~ Early Morning on the Farm ~

~ Good Morning Friends & Folk ~

just a picture-walk of a post today for you ~
 … sharing this special place that we are blessed to call 

* H O M E *

pretty in pink & rust


resting in the morning sun

{ welcome to my Garden of Weedin' }

good morning, glory!


a view of the farmhouse from the shop garden ~

the Privy

River  Oats

can you see her?

can you see her now? :)

my favorite bush ~ Harry Lauder Walking Stick

welcoming chairs

simple beauty

delicate nature

the slope of our homeplace

black walnuts are falling

Donkey butts!

Roxy & persimmons

farmhouse fence

our old farmhouse is in the midst of being repainted, with stone being added to the front… 

hello! {dirty sheep!!}

fresh laundry on the line

the 'kittens' who are now almost 3yrs old ~

well howdy, handsome!

"i brought you a gift, mom…"

 Hoping your day is fill with many small things 
… of much joy ~

 ~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

~ Harvesting Wool ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk ~
it's the last Saturday in August…can you believe it?

I am having trouble wrapping my pea-brain around the thought 
that our 8th annual Gathering of Primitive Friends Show will be here in 3 short weeks!
and as so, I am working sun up 'til sun down {and then some} on finished goods for the farm shop ~

I hooked up some Indian Corn ~
loving the nubby texture of these, and how wonky they are…
they look just like real corn!

… here are some set amongst my dried gourds on our dining room table ~

and here are a few more
~ displayed on a white cupboard…

these are so simple & fun to make too ~

I'll have some finished cobs for sale at the show, but if you'd like to hook your own
you can purchase the pattern from Patternmart ~ 
the pattern designer of the corn is
BeFruitful Kreations
but be forewarned: 
once you hook one, you'll want to hook tons of them!

Hooked Indian Corn Pattern is available from BeFruitful Kreations
via Pattern Mart or CLICK HERE

So the other day on my Facebook Group: 'the Out of Hand Rug Hookers'
I asked these questions: 
"what does everyone do with their cut wool strips after they've finished a rug? 
do you store the strips by color? by color-story?"
and got a lot of fun & helpful answers.

{here's the link to my FB group if you'd like to join}

to answer my own question and 'sheepishly' {pun-intended} 
share with you how MY wool strips are stored, 
here ya go...

thrown into a big basket!!

and it's ok, not only does my basket look beautiful wherever it is,
I love to dig in there for the perfect color strip ~ 
one of the group members' said she likes to do the same...
and likened it to 'digging for worms in the dirt" 
~ lol I agree ;)

the only problem I have with this is that each wool-worm I put in the basket
somehow multiplies into 3 or 4 ~ 
now how can that be? 
*wink wink*

Well friends,
 Peter & I are heading down the dusty road to go into town today.
My hook & linen and that worm basket will just have to wait until my return ~

Hoping you all enjoy this last weekend of August 2016!
it's been SO HOT that I'm not sad to see it go ~

 ~ Blessings from the Farm ~

Friday, August 26, 2016

~ Bound & Determined ~

Hello Friends & Folk!

~ Happy Hot Friday to you ~
…back to our seemingly-sticky weather again…
~ not happy about that, but I know it won't last forever.

The Weather People say it's been the worst 
{as in hottest, muggiest, rainiest, stormiest….} Summer in a looong time.
I don't think I've ever spent so much time indoors any one Summer before this.

As I work in the somewhat-comfort of the chugging and overworked AC,
 I'm at least productive once again after not feeling well for over a month.
Waiting on test results now {again} hoping for some 'conclusive' results this time.
{kind thanks for your continued good thoughts}


I finished hooking the Jack rug ~ and added a striped background.
isn't he a happy fellow? he is the same motif that I drew for my Jack's Folly Appliqué pattern,
 so if you have that, and are a hooker, you have my permission to use it for rug hooking as well ~
don't forget to share it with us on my Friends of Notforgotten Farm FB group!

the wool strip size I hooked with is #8 - or 1/4" wide
cut using my Fraser clamp on cutter ~ 

love my sleek black cutter!!

it needs a good cleaning, though ~
 Peter will blow it off with the compressor & then oil it for me…

as in everything I do, keeping it as simple as can be ~
the edges are turned back and whip stitched down…

I like to use heavy black crochet thread to bind with ~
...  guess just I like the contrast & the big old stitches!

Joan & I went on a field trip the other day to our 'local' quilt shop, 
Cottonwood in Charlottesville, VA
{I say 'local' b/c it is a good 45 minute drive up nawth ~ BUT we pass a great little antiques shop in Covesville, VA so we make the trip worthwhile if ya get my drift;) }

of course I needed fabric!
what a silly thing to think I have more fabric than I will ever use ~

these colorful fat 1/4's came home with me.
yep, jumped right into my arms...

I never need an excuse to buy more fabric.
although I come up with many, I never really need an excuse…ha!
{and I know I'm in good company!}

 The fabrics will be used for backings, backgrounds, some double appliqué 
and perhaps even a few mini-quilts?

~ Filling and shipping orders today, 
then it's back to hooking more autumnal-inspired finished things for me ~

Hoping your day is full of beauty and creativity!

 ~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

~ Cats & Jacks ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk!

and a hearty-happy Thursday to you all…
it's gotten a tad warmer again ~
 but that won't stop me 
from wishing for my beloved Autumn to arrive.

Lately I've been enjoying taking candid snaps of Iggy {Mr. Ignacious Catt}
in his natural surroundings ~ 
which have been known to include baskets, boxes & bags…
windowsills and wool piles.

here are some that I thought came out well;

a little crow-watching

we see you.


and here is another little hooking-in-progress that I started last evening ~
a Jack, of course!
Tis the Season, you know

This Jack is the exact motif from my new 'Jack's Folly' wool appliqué 
that I wanted to use for hooking ~
you can use it for hooking too, if you'd like.

almost finished, on to the background next...

but before I even begin a new hooking project,
Iggy must inspect each little snippet & worm of wool,
so color-planning my projects takes a little longer…

"hmmm….maybe not that green, mom…"

"That one! yes, that one…."

"and perhaps a few of these orange worms too ~"

"MOM! are you listening to me??? and why are you laughing?"

… oh well, 
at least he has a good eye for color!

Hoping you all have a color-full day my sweet friends :)

 ~ Blessings from the Farm ~

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