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

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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 ~

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Good Morning Friends & Folk ~

the models for my three new designs are finished, and the patterns are ready to go!
we are also proud to offer you, our first-ever Primitive Frames from Notforgotten Farm....
the two frames shown below are made specifically for the two samplers...

first, is
Salem Village

the model was stitched by Felicia Martin
onto 40 ct Parchment Linen from Week's Dye Works...
the mostifs include 2 black iron urns, bittersweet vines, moon & stars,

trees, a wagon, pumpkins,

8 houses, and the verse
"1692 - Keep them in your memory"

it uses all DMC threads and the model was stitched
using 1 strand over two threads~

the approximate finished size is 11 3/4" x 14 3/4"
not including the frame...

the FRAME is made from ancient Fir, from the oldest house on our property
the top shows a Tulip motif ~ the sides of the frame are 2" wide...
we chose to simply stain & wax the frame to keep the integrity of the wood....
handmade one at a time by Peter .
SALEM VILLAGE pattern $10.00 + shipping
Handmade TULIP FRAME $125.00 + shipping

Here is
Witches Garden Sampler

model stitched by yours truly onto 40 hand dyed linen (by me)
it measures approx. 10 1/2" x 13"
and was stitched one over two using all DMC threads....

the motifs include:
a partial alphabet, words representing magical herbs,
3 different borders,

an hourglass, shovel, rake, potted weeds,
iron crosses, headstones, grave crosses, a ladderback chair,
a crow, a field-house and a fence, assorted snakes,
a willow tree, a coffined-Ladye and the date ~ 1751.
the verses read:
"grow ye well in thy garden, sit a spell in my garden...
till and toil, tend thy soil
"As this body too must die & my
mortal frame decay,
so must these nimble hands of mine
lie mouldering in the clay

it too, is shown in our own frame made from the same ancient Fir from a decaying old house on our property...simply stained and waxed to show the character of the beautiful wood grain...

and an understated Tombstone-shape tops this one...sides of frame are 2" wide.
The fabulous frame was handmade by my hubby, Peter...
WITCHES GARDEN Sampler pattern $10.00 + shipping
Handmade TOMBSTONE Frame $125.00 + shipping

...and, last but not least,

a smaller undertaking:
Cross Eyed Cat

model stitched by Felicia Martin
using DMC threads on 28ct. hand dyed Cashel linen...
it measures approx. 7" x 15", was stitched 2 over two and is shown framed in an antique frame.

the verse reads:
"Eye of newt, wing of bat
thirteen whiskers from a cross eyed cat

CROSS EYED CAT pattern $10.00 + shipping.

if you'd like to place an order, please email me at not4got@aol.com
or you may purchase these from my picturetrail website or etsy shop
(links on sidebar)

I hope you are pleased with our work!!!

now, on to stitching the NEW Winter/Christmas models, and some more models for our halloween & christmas ornament trees that I want to put in the shop ~
THANK YOU for all the kind words about the shop, and I can't wait for your visit!

Blessings from the Farm...


Deppen homestead 1862 said...

They are all beautiful~ I love the Witches Garden Sampler~ Wonderful work~& the frame is the perfect added touch~

Kattywhompus Primitives said...

These are really lovely Lori...together with the frames- absolute perfection!

Robin said...

Take a bow my friend!!!!(insert hand claping) They are GREAT and Peter did a nice job on the frames!!

Joy said...

Lori, They are all wonderful! My favorite is "Witches Garden"...can't wait to get my hands on the pattern.

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

WoW! The new patterns are awesome and the frames are absolutely gorgeous! I hope to meet you on the 23rd in Fishersville. I'm looking forward to checking out the show since it's in my neck-of-the-woods. Cheers!

Maria said...

Hi Lori!

I don't see "Cross Eyed Cat" in your Etsy shop? Love the new designs! : ) Maria

Penny said...

Great new patterns -- and the frames add the perfect finishing touch! Such talented people at your house!!

Susan said...

Hi,Lori! I especially like The Cross Eyed Cat sampler. The frames are a very nice touch, coming from your own property. Felicia always does such a beautiful job stitching your awesome designs. I'm doing a "Blog This" of your post on my blog today, I love samplers and I think my followers would really enjoy seeing yours.
Warmest Regards,
Susan B., Western MA

TheCrankyCrow said...

Each of these are fantastic Lori!! And those frames are the perfect finishing touches! You all did GREAT!! LOVE them!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Carrie P. said...

they are all so pretty. I especially like the Salem Village.

robindefender said...

Very pretty. I think my fave is the witches garden. Sigh, and I had just resolved not to buy any more new patterns this year!

The Humble Stitcher said...

I love all three of your designs, Lori and the frames are absolutely wonderful. I think it might be time to start my Halloween stitching!!!

Jeannine 520 said...

Lori, they're fantastic! Looove em'! The frames too, really nice and perfect for these designs.

mainely stitching said...

Wow, Lori, you've really outdone yourself this time! These are gorgeous designs and the frames are utterly amazing. Stupendous. Wow!!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wow Lori your samplers are beautiful!!!!
Those frames are the perfect touch!
I like the cross eye cat!
Thanks for sharing.
Prim Blessings

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

WOW!!!!!! I LOVE these, can't pick a favorite. Can't wait to get each one and stitch away...great job girl!! ~Kriss~

primitivebettys said...

New yummy patterns & frames! I love 'em!

Theresa said...

They're beautiful Lori!!!! I've already ordered these lovely patterns.... and I can't wait to start stitching them. :0)

Chris said...

Lori, I love them all!

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