...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.


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

Regular Farm Shop Hours:
Fridays & Saturdays
10:00 - 3:00
{best to call ahead just to make sure}

*** ANNOUNCEMENT:FARM SHOP will be CLOSED Friday May 27th and Saturday May 28th…

Saturday, May 28, 2016

~ Memorial Day ~

"I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; 
I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags 
were appropriate on Decoration Day.  
I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it.  
We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did." 
~Benjamin Harrison

Wishing you all a peaceful & safe
Memorial Day weekend... 

~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 
 Lori

Friday, May 27, 2016

~ Inspirational Healing ~

~ Happy Friday Friends & Folk ~

Peter & I want to Thank you all 
for your wonderful emails, kind messages and comments 
… and especially for your positive thoughts regarding our recent scare.

Peter has severely pulled his chest/arm & back muscles ~
 which we were unsure of
until we made that dreaded-but-informative trip to the ER late Wednesday evening.

Thinking he was having a massive heart attack,
the chest Xray & EKG THANKFULLY showed no sign of that
or other heart-related incidents.
but
they want him to have a stress test asap to rule out any blockages.
relieved? yes…
that rush of wind you all heard was me sighing.

While he is recuperating from the muscle damage, 
they have him on a super strong anti inflammatory drug which makes him a bit drowsy. 
{he would never sit still enough to heal, so I'm happy it slows him down!}
and I won't let him out of my sight.

So, while he is resting & healing,
I am stitching and mentally healing…using my often turned-to needlework to soothe me.

I have had this sweet sampler below in my collection for many moons…
you may have seen it here before.

I am reproducing it in a smaller version and not exactly true to the original, 
but still having fun with it ~ using the colors that 'Eliza Chace' originally chose.




once the stitching is complete,
I'll stain the entire sampler to more liken it to the original's linen color…




this will then be framed under glass 
~ in one of my hand painted frames.




I will be offering it as a finished piece of my folk art/needlework 
on June 1st on
and will be offering the pattern in PDF form & paper as well soon after.

Hoping you are all enjoying a beautiful day 
… spent with those who love you most!


~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 
 Lori

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

~ Freedom ~

"We take the stars from heaven, 
the red from our mother country... 
separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her and the white stripes shall go down to posterity, 
… representing our liberty."  
~ George Washington, attributed

Here is a small & quick freebie for you to stitch :)
just click on the chart & symbol legend below the color example ~
they will open in a separate page and then you can save them to your computer.
then print them out and stitch away!


"Flag Maker"
from Notforgotten Farm™

















if you aren't already a member of the 
Friends of Notforgotten Farm 
group on Facebook,
click HERE to join us and share your finishes :)


~ Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori

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