~ our ~

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

Farm Shop Hours:
Saturdays Only ~ 10:00 - 4:00

Or Call/Email to make an appointment to visit us another day ~

We invite you each Saturday to bring along a project you are working on and come stitch/hook with us
here in the farm shop
kindly call or email ahead so we know you're coming!


~ Please visit our ETSY Shop for our unique patterns, supplies and wooden items
specifically designed for rug hooking, punch needle, applique, embroidery and cross stitch ~
... the photos below are just a few examples of what we offer in our Etsy shop ~ kindly click on any photo below to visit and see more ~

Friday, August 13, 2010

500th post!! ...GIVEAWAY ~ 2 ways to win!

In appreciation:
for the kind words
new friendships
for your emails, phone calls, visits....
I am blessed to have such Friends!!!

I would never have imagined that I would have so many followers,
or would have been able to touch the lives of so many through my folk art...

you all let me know constantly how much I mean to you,
and this,
...this is only a small way of offering my thanks....
The doll that you see above, is named
she is an original, ooak doll made by me...
I don't make that many dolls anymore
(but would love to start back at it!)
so you'll know that she is never to be reproduced...
Do you like her?
Would you like her to come live at your House?
my gift to you....for being a follower and visiting this blog....
just post a comment on this post & I will randomly draw from the entries one winner
I will announce the winner of Lumeena,
one week from today!!!
you are all special to me,...
I wish I could give you all a little 'something'...
so I WILL!!!!
any orders placed tomorrow,
Saturday, August 14th,
will be reduced by 25%...
visit my etsy shop, or picturetrail
(both links on sidebar)
place your order,
and I will total you up,
...then reduce the total
(before shipping)
by 25%...
(that is a big savings!)

I am truly blessed to have a following,
and want you all to know that I value all of you ~

Best of Luck on winning Lumeena!!!
a HUMBLE THANKS again....

Blessings from the Farm,


Megan @ Stitchinthedayaway said...

Congrats on your success, I am fairly new to the blog world, but I love reading your posts you are such a talented lady!! Thanks for offering this adorable giveaway ~ I'd love to be entered :)

Megan ~ megjay2000@comcast.net

Margaret said...

What a lovely doll! I would love to win her! You deserve all your success!

basketsnprims said...

I love Lumeena, such a sweet pumpkin gal. Please enter me and thanks for your generosity. I'll be visiting your etsy tomorrow & I got my pattern today, thanks so much. Congrats on all of your posting and your success.

Tarrah at The Pottery Shed said...

Congratulations on all your followers. I love Lumeena, and she would love to come live with me! ;)
Please enter me!!!

Stchnbee said...

Lumeena is adorable and I'd love a chance to win her. I so enjoy reading your blog and would love to visit your shop one day.

Nancy said...

Please enter me in your drawing. I think Lumeena is wonderful, and she would have a very loving home if she lived with me (but she would have to love lots of cats!).

You are truly gifted, and congratulations on your success and all of your followers!

WoolenSails said...

That is a wonderful piece, love it.
You should do them again, if she is the result of your talent.


Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Lori, Congrats on all your followers. You are truly loved in the blogging AND stitching community.
Lumeena is precious and I would love to give her a good home:) Thanks for your generosity.

Margo said...

Your talent inspires me.... I love how you get so much done and seem to enjoy it all!

Kim said...

I have been a follower of your blog for awhile now and always enjoy your posts. And I would provide a very good home for Lumeena if I am the lucky winner.
Congrats on your success.

Sea Witch said...

Lumeena must come home with me. she must. I adore your work and your blog. Neat new background too. Your work is inspiring and joyful. Sea Witch

Sheila said...

I have follwed your work for years and am always inspired. She would love to live at my house she would fit right in.

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Lori, I love her and would give a wonderfully prim home! OLM

teresamnj said...

How sweet of you to give Lumeena to a new owner! I love your blog, and am so happy to have found it. Congrats on your success. :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Lumeena is gorgeous! I know she would be very happy in my house and I would love to give her a good home!

Congrats on 500 posts but bigger congrats on all your successful ventures!

Grace Maurer said...

Lori, I have enjoyed reading about your new endeavor with Robin. Best wishes to the both of you.
I wish I lived closer!

Grace Maurer

Catherine said...

Congrats on all of your success! I love reading your blog and seeing all of your critters and creations. I would most certainly be honored to give Lumeena a new home!

The French Bear said...

How wonderful, I would love a chance to win her!!! I love your work and enjoy your blog!!
Margaret B

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Oh I love this little guy..he must come home with me..so please add me to the list..;) I love your work..:) have a wonderful weekend.;)

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Always enjoy reading your blog and seeing what you are up to. So happy for your business and how well you are doing.
Would love a chance to win such a sweet doll made by you!

Lynn said...

I would make a good home for your doll!!

Lillian Carol said...

Congrats on your success. I would love to win Lumeena.....please enter me in the drawing. She is just lovely!
Lillian Carol

Myra said...

Lumeena is gorgeous and I would love for her to come and keep my other critters company. :o) I love seeing each and every one of your creations and wish I had an endless supply of cash to own them all.

Peggy Lee said...

Oh Lori...if I only I could have one little pinky finger of your talent! Lumeena is precious and I know she would love to sit next to her new friend, Polly...my doll I've had since I was 5 yrs. old.
Congratulations on your success!

debbie said...

Hi- I just got an email from Lumeena ~ she wants to fly to my house and needs directions! Please reply and I'll let her know how to get here!LOL!
LOVE all of your creations Lori ~ best wishes on your shop, sure wish I lived nearby!
Please keep blogging, always something to look forward to when you post!
Debbie :)

theolde stone house said...

What a wonderful doll. I would love to have her come live at my house. Congratulations on your 500th post.

I have several of your patterns and love everything you do.


Linda said...

I enjoy following your blog and your adventures. Your work is lovely. I hope to make it to VA someday to visit. Meanwhile I am hoping Lumeena will come to visit me! Thanks for the giveaway.

DK Spins said...

Wow, 500 followers is awesome! Congrats! Oh Lori, Lumeena is absolutely fabulous. What a sweet face. I think she'd grace my Samhain altar perfectly. You really should get back into dollmaking. Like you, I go off into another tangent, but of all I do, I love dolls the most. They can make one so happy to look at. Thank you for hostessing another great giveaway. BB, Dianne in UT

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lori ~
I promise if you pick me, Lumeena will live happily in her forever home.
Pug hugs :)

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Congratulations on your 500th post! Quite an accomplishment! Long have I admired your work and would LOVE to have Lumeena!! I am a follower on your blog and you are such an inspiration to me as well as to many, many others!! Thank you for the lovely opportunity! Whoever wins will be fortunate indeed!!

janeu729 said...

Hooking is great
And quilting is too.
Lumeena is sweet
And so are you!!

Debra said...

Oh My! Lumeena is so precious! Please enter me!

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Your doll is just lovely! I know you and Robin will have the best of times and a great shop. Dawn

DK Spins said...

Oops, that should have been 500 posts. Mea culpa. But, it won't be too long before you do have 500 followers. BB, Dianne in UT

primitivebettys said...

You are so generous, Lori! I would love to make a home for Lumeena. She is adorable!


Beth N. said...


Calico Rabbit said...

Congratulations on 500 posts!!!
Your blog is just beautiful, as is all your work!

Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

I would love a chance to win your beautiful doll!

Thanks again,
Prim blessin's

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Oh Lori,
She is amazing!!
I would LOVE for her to come live with me!! :)

I am a follower of your blog and I would love to be entered into your giveaway.

Thanks so much,

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

You need to keep making them - the doll is awesome, gorgeous, wonderful. What a great giveaway!

Paula said...

I love, love, love your blog!!! I would be honored to have Lumeena to come live with me. Thank you for the chance to win.

April Mechelle said...

Lumeena is so Cute !!! I would love to be entered! I am looking forward to Saturday, I am going to order so things!!!

maureen said...

I am a follower of your blog for awhile. I really enjoy reading your post. Lumeena is just adorable!!!! She would be very happy at my home. I have just the spot waiting for her...You have inspired me and others by your blog. I would love to be entered and given a chance to win...Congratulations on your number of post...Most of all thanks for sharing your talent.... it is truly a gift...
Maureen macbasketspa@aol.com

Kris said...

Lori - I always love coming to your blog and seeing all the fun things you have going on!!! I know why you have so many followers!!! You have great stuff here!!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Lori Sweetie...
Do I like her? Oh my gosh I am in love with her. Lumeena is so beautiful. I love her precious little face, just look at the way she talks with her eyes. And her skinny little legs, oh Lorie she is just beautiful.

Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to have a chance to own one of your beautiful creations.

Have a beautiful evening sweet friend.

Many hugs, Sherry

tnladybugs said...

Lori, Reading your blog is like visiting with an old friend. I wish I lived closer and could visit your new shop. It looks like fun and I could get in lots of trouble. I would love to give your doll a new home. Thanks.

Terri M said...

Lori, Lumeena is beautiful! You are so kind. Please enter me. Thank you. :o)

Gail said...

Your work is truly amazing. I would be honored to own a piece from your imagination.

Lee Morrison said...

Hey Lori! What a sweetie Lumeena is! I would love to take her home! As always, you're talent shines through in everything you do and it is obvious that everything you do is a true labor of love!


Audrey said...

What a sweet doll. You are so talented!! Please add my name to the list. I will be crossing my fingers. Thanks

Sherry said...

What a wonderful doll. Yes, you should start making them again. Please add my name to the drawing for her. I would love for her to come live at my house!


Farm Field Primitives said...

I would love to be entered. Thanks.

Sheepy Hollow said...

Lori, I love all your work...a God-given talent! You're an inspiration! Best wishes!

Sandi said...

I would love to be entered in the giveaway for Lumeena! She's wonderful...and so is your blog!

Anonymous said...

hey Lori
I want want want her! she would have the best home ever with me!
You inspire so many that is for sure
And your talent just goes on and on
Lots of luck on what ever road you go on
Have a good one
Darlene and Lumeena!!

JOLENE said...

What an amazing doll! Love it!! I would love to give her a new place to call "home". You possess such an array of talents! Congrats on milestone #500, that's incredible!


Raggedy Old Souls said...

Hey Lori,
Please enter me in your drawing! My kitchen is done in white pumpkins and gourds...she would fit right in! Best of luck with your new expanded shop!

sandi said...

Oh, Miss Lori, you are simply the best! So sad I seldom get to visit but it's quite the hike from texas! I would love to have Lumeena join the family! hugs, sandi in texas

Cathy Lloyd said...

Oh Lumeena is fabulous, just fabulous...She would LOVE living at my house!

Jeannette said...

I love Lumeena to come and be with me. She is lovely and you are a great inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

P.S. You still make the best witches. Sunflower witch should be arriving today. Can't wait to pick the wool for her.

Coon Hollow Farm said...

I will promise to give Lumeena a good home! SHe's beautiful, congrats Lori on much success! Love and Light, Dawn

Gayle said...

Wow Lori - It would be so awesome to be chosen as the winner of your giveaway! I'm not a doll maker, so having her in my home would be a special treat! Love your blog and your work!

Carol Daugherty said...

Lumeena is a beauty!! And your blog is the first one I look at every day. It's the best!! Your life has to be most satisfying ever; sure wish I lived closer so I could visit!!

Barbara said...

How thoughtful and genenerous of you to give Lumeena the opportunity to reside in one of our homes. I would be blessed and honored to have her sit proudly on my mantel. As you well know, Lori, it is only natural that when you come from a place of gratitude and love you attract the same. Thank you for sharing your life with those of us who are not so fortunate to visit with you in person. May your new venture bring you success and joy.

Beckyjean said...


I would love for that wonderful pumpkin girl to come live at my home. Please enter me in your wonderfully generous giveaway.

Stay cool~Becky

Terry Harney said...

Great blog, congratulations to such a talented lady. Love your new doll, and would be honored to have her at my house. Thanks for the chance to own her.

Christine said...

Ii have been following your blog for some time...always enjoy seeing what you are up to. I am from Washington state , but we hope to visit the east in the nesr future and will definately look up your wonderful shop! Please enter me in your giveaway!

Linda said...

Lumeena called and told me to come pick her up!!! I told her I would be there shortly. Seriously, you and Robin are doing a great job with the store, can't wait to come down to see it!

Anonymous said...

Congradulations! I enjoy reading your blog everyday. I have also stitched and punched your designs and find them very unique. Lumeena is great, would love a change to win her. Debra

Teaberry Gardens said...

Lori - thank you for sharing and for all of your inspiration. Sure wish I lived closer so that I could visit your shop! Love that doll and I know she would be happy in Wisconsin. Wishing you continued success - Debby

Finegan Antiques said...

I don't know why you are surprised. You are a wonderfully talented person on so very many levels with a kind soul. People can tell a geniune person like yourself. So congrats on your success. You really deserve it.



Charlene ♥ SC said...

I love visiting your blog, and would be delighted to have Lumeena come to live with me!

Karen said...

What a wonderful doll and love her name- Lumeena!! Would LOVE to win her!! Thanks for the opportunity! And CONGRATS on your success!

patijane said...

Love reading your blog. You inspire me to stitch more. Congratulations on your 500th post!! Please enter me in your giveaway.

pam1228 said...

Congrats on the 500th post! I absolutely adore Lumeena and especially all your Halloween designs. Please enter me for a chance in the giveaway. Thanks!

NMK said...

Lumeena is So Cute !!! I love her little feet,her heart smile & pumpkin she is holding !!! Please add Me to your list for your Neat Give A way !!! I Love visiting your blog & just wished I lived closer to See your NEW Shop & take some classes & just Be Inspired by all the wonderful things you create !!! Thank You !!!!

anna s. said...

I so admire your work and would be so happy and honored to own one of your creations!

GailinVirginia said...

...omgosh,I was away 3 days and look at you...500posts is just awesome,congratz:) I love your patterns but to own an original sweet doll of yours is just too hopefull...anyone would be honored. You deserve all the praise, etc. that your friends bestow on you girlfriend:) Looking so forward to visiting you and Robin Sept.18...we are already booked 17th-19th. Nice post,btw hugs, Gail

constance said...

Lori, each morning I start the day with your blog. I love hearing about your store, farm, life, handmades. You have truly inspired me. Lumeena would love to come live with me! AND, I feel like you and are friends. I am about ready to do the log cabin.

Constance said...

Hi Lori,

Lumeena is adorable, I so admire how hard you and Robin have worked during this heat and humidity and I love the pictures of the shop. s always I enjoy every visit to your blog.


cathy said...

Lori You said you wished you could give us all something!! You do everyday!!! Everytime you post the adventures that happen on the farm and your experiences of everyday life!! It touches our hearts everyday!!THANK YOU!! CATHY SMITH

your loving sister said...

Lori, I have to say it truly is an honor to say your are my sister, you touch soooo many people on a daily basis in ways you'll never know , from the antics on the farm,to little quotes that warm the heart, but mostly your caring and sharing way. Luv ya sis Louisea oh ya Lumeena is awsome
Thank you for all your inspiration.

passot0 said...

What a talent God has given to you. I hope that I will be able to win your doll. Thank you for sharing with us. Donna

Robin said...

She is WONDERFUL !! Yes I would love to have her come stay with me !!!.... :) Please enter me !!

Lynn said...

Hi Lori
Congrats on hitting 500....I love to read your daily posts...they inspire me to be creative and always put a smile on my face.

Lumeena is amazing....How wonderful she would look in my family room....

Hugs, Lynn

Kris Miller said...

Hi Lori,

I am so blessed that you have come into my life! I would love for Lumeena to come live in Michigan...but what are the odds??? You have so many comments and friends!!! I can only hope...
Thanks for all you do! I enjoy your blog so much!

old crow said...

What a lovely primitive doll!! Your creations are amazing!! Very talented artist!! Love your blog!!
Mona Holland

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Congrats on your 500th post and all the followers you have.
I would love for Lumeena to come live with me. I so enjoy reading your blog posts and what's happenin on the farm.
Please enter me in your sweet giveaway.
Prim Blessings,

oldecrow said...

I so look forward to reading your blog. I love your sense of humor and your compassion for animals. Keep up the good work.I'm trying to talk my shopping buddies into a trip to your new shop. Looks just like a place we would love to visit! (6 hour trip one way though)
I would dearly love to have lumeena come live at my house, she would have a place of honor in my newly decorated living room!
Thanks for all your wonderful blog posts!

CATHI said...

Congrats that you hit the 500! Please enter me in your drawing - your designs are so unique, you are so gifted with so many talents! Your primitive art style inspires me to do some art work, too! :o)

To the next 500 posts!

Blessed be


susiedele said...

Hi Lori. What a cute dolly! I think she'd be happy here with me.:o)

Congrats on your shop news. It looks great, wish I lived near. Susie

Taryn said...

I would love to win Lumeena but do want to thank you for such a wonderful blog. It has such a calm and peaceful tone.

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Lori~ I love your blog!! I love your doll. Love all your designs!

Trudy said...


Congrats on your 500th post! I just love your blog, and everything that you create. I would really be honored to have this little lady living in my home, and thank you again for being such a great blogger.

Wooly hugs,

Orange Sink said...

Congrats! on that 500th post! Your blog is wonderful and inspirational! Thank-you for finding time to keep a great blog going as well as all the creating you do! And now a new endeavor with a shop! Many blessings and good wishes on your new adventure! Lumeena is special and I'm hoping I have a chance to give her a new home!
Hugs and Sweet Blessings!
Cathy G

kim said...

Please count me in on the fun!! I enjoy visiting:)
take care

jeanie said...

Just wanted to let you know that I love yur blog and the doll that you made. Your site is very much appreciated and uplifting, thanks, jeanie

Anonymous said...

Best of luck on your new venture with your friend, the shop looks amazing, wish I could see it in person. I would enjoy your doll in my house...please enter my name. Mickey

Anonymous said...

Hi Lori, I always enjoy my visits to your farm! Congratulations on your 5ooth post!
Kathy L

Conny said...

Hi Lori,
Wish you good luck with the store. I always read your your posts because the link is on my desktop. I love your charts and stitched some of them. Lumeena is gorgeous and I love to have her here in Holland. So please enter me in your drawing. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I read your blog everyday first thing every morning and love the way you brighten my day and share such warm and inspiring thoughts and philosophies. You always give me food for thought for the day!Thank you! Adorable Lumeena would be very happy in my home - I hope she will come to live with me!
One of these days soon, I will get down to see you and your wonderful shop.......meanwhile, the very best of luck!
Cathy C.

Sharon -- said...

I love your blog. The items you make are great - I wish I had enough money to buy one of all of them!!

I would love to be entered to win Lumeena! She would fit in very well with my primitive fall decorations.

Please enter my name in your drawing.

Starlight Primitives

jand said...

Hi Lori,

Your blog is the best!! Hope to see you in Oct, at the MI Halloween show!


Attic Raggedys said...

Love little "Lumeena". You should make more dolls. I design doll patterns and just when I think I am totally out of new ideas, a light bulb goes on and I am "lite up" with new designs.

You have been a great inspiration to me to try needlepunch and to go back to doing cross stitch.

Thank You!


Ms. Robinson said...

before i realized you were giving away is doll i was going to tell you how fabulous it is...love it...

Jeanne said...

She's really cute! Please count me in !

Cinlyn said...

LOVE Lumeena! Congrats on the 500!! You've got an awesome blog Lori and it's no wonder you have so many followers!!
LOVE your "be original" pic below of the donkey!! I love it! Aren't they such "hams" when they see a camera?!! LOL

woolwoman said...

I'd love a chance to win Lumeena - She would be happy down here in hot as hell florida! I've been a follower for a long time and I love your hooked patterns. Thanks Melody - mbryan10@comcast.net

fabricpeddler said...

She is beautiful...would LOVE for to live with me!!!!

Patti said...

I feel so lucky to own a few of your original works of art and will treasure them always! Please enter me in your lovely generous giveaway!

Wishing you continued deserved success!

Blessings, Patti

Anonymous said...

Lori, Your blog is a stop that I make everyday. I admire your heart for animals and all that you do. Lumeena is precious. Thank you for being willing to share her.

Jacque said...

I love your work... pls enter me into your drawing. and I wish you lots of continued sucess.


moosecraft said...

Just luvin that little lumeena! I'd be honored to have her add some mischief to my holiday decor!

Simple Pleasure said...

With August rapidly coming to a halt, I decided today was a good day to start packing away my patriotic treasures... Now it's time to bring out fall, in all its glory...Lumeena would fit perfectly into my ecclectic mix!
Thanks for offering this treasure!
Busy Hands...Happy Heart

Glenda said...

Thanks so much for always sharing your life and thoughts. You always make me smile and I would to be included in your drawing. Keep up the good work!

Kim said...

Lori!! Thanks for being who you are! A talented artist, Mom, Wife and freiend to so many. And for sharing your life on the farm. It truly takes me away to thoughts of a simpler life, that I so desire! I come to your blog many times, every week! Your words and zest for life is a Blessing!! I wouldnt mind winning your awesome doll either!! Best Wishes Always~Kim

TriciaM said...

Sweet Lumeena ~ are you sure you want to part with her? Congratulations - your blog post reading is always one of my fun parts of the day!!

Barbara said...

Love that Lumeena!! I'd give her a very welcoming home. Please add my name to the drawing. Thanks, Lori.
Hugs from Georgia,
Barbara S.

Crows Roost Prims said...

I would LOVE to have Lumeena to come live with me! What a wonderful dollie. I hope I'm not too late to have my name added to your drawing!

Previous Postings ~ So much more to see!