~ 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 ~

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Oh what a beautiful morning !!!!!

oh what a beautiful day!
...as the song goes....
woke this morning again to sounds from our barnyard.
I love to hear my chickens & roosters ~ so peaceful to me!
speaking of roosters,
do you remember this little guy???
little Toby sleeping in my hand...

remember I rescued him from being half-hatched & frozen to death last October?
Toby setting in a basket at a Stacy Nash class ~
 remember too that I brought him in the farmhouse
....my sweet little Suzy mothered him for a bit??
are you my mudder?
well, here he is today ~
bright eyed & rooster-tailed!!
hello big-boy!
 he has grown into a strapping young rooster-man...
his irridescent colors are amazing!
hi mom!
 here he is in his coop with his 'real' mother
(ssshhhh, don't tell him) ~
she's the one in the far-back with the brown head black body.
...along with his siblings, 2 sisters and one brother!
biggest one in the bunch ~ whoda thunk?

and here is our camera-shy-guy...
(short for Williamsburg Blue)
oh you handsome boy!

yes, we see you too!
Billy doesn't stand still for too long, and it is super hard to get a picture of his tail
since he's always moving and swishing-it around...
look at those eyes ~ and that crown!!
 his tail IS beautiful ~ and at almost 6 feet long it should be...
I will seriously try to sneek up on him and get some pictures of it for you...
in the meantime, this snap below shows more of his colors ~
love the black & white feathers he has, and the brown ones, and the striped ones, and.....

and speaking of COLORS ~
looky here :)
new wools in the shop!
 We've got the new wools from Rebecca & Betsy for your hooking/stitching pleasure...
come on in and getcha some!
beautiful wools make me HAPPY ~

and don't forget, we carry Ali's AWESOME hand-dyed wool yarn
for knitting, crochet or whipping your rugs with...
perfect, primitive colors to accent your rugs ~
 these are my favorite wool yarns to work with...
Well folks, I hope you enjoy your beautiful sunday!
come on out for a visit soon :)
Lori from
Notforgotten Farm


Stacey said...

Oh what a beautiful post! You sure know how to warm a soul!

gracie said...

Thank you for sharing such wonderful pictures!

Mary said...

So glad to see photo of Toby, I have been afraid to ask about him. He has grown up to be handsome indeed , you must be a proud momma.

Jane said...

Thanks for the fun visit with you, Toby, Buddy Lazy, Daisy, Pinocchio and all the rest, yesterday!
Isn't it a joy to see all the green returning??!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Lori, I just love when you take us for a little tour of the farm with your camera. I'm so amazed at Toby.
How big and handsome he is. Isn't it a good feeling to know that you rescued him from his half hatched egg and to see him grow up so happy and healthy. I know it warms my heart. Hugs, Nan

Laurie Mcknight said...

what a handsome fella that littl one grew into! The Peacocks feathers are amazing, that blue, wow!!!! I would love to come shop in that store, lol, its just a weee bit to far away, but if I ever get down that way,,,,,,

backporchcarver said...

Oooooh all that lushious wool, and what colors! Wow. Loved seeing the photos of Toby, he is one handsome dude!

dogwoodfarm said...

What a beautiful story and oh how much he has grown!
Beautiful birds, beautiful wool, and a beautiful person!
XO Louise

thesimplequiet said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh that lovely, sweet, gorgeous rooster! I love his story and that first picture just breaks my heart ~ what a tiny, fragile, treasured little feather-person. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful colors, today, Lori!


Saundra said...

Oh but that is such a dear and enchanting post about Toby. It is hard to believe that with the nature of things the cat wouldn't have reverted to it's natural instinct. So happy Toby became that handsome hunk of rooster that he is today.

Sandra said...

It must be so much fun to live with all of those glorious animals. Billy is just so beautiful. I don't know how you do it all.
Many Happy Stitches,
Homespun Elegance

Cinlyn said...

He is so handsome! And Billy is so beautiful!
Love those wools!

Cari said...

Oh My GOSH ... Toby is AMAZING. Love the animals...each and every one !!

Karen said...

You made my heart just go pitty patter looking at all that amazing wool...I'm drooling.
Oh my goodness I can not believe that adorable black feather ball survived and grew up into this beautiful regal lad!!!!

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

What a handsome boy Toby is!
My blood pressure went up when I saw all the beautiful wool!!

TeresaM said...

WOW! A beautiful rooster and peacock! He was a cutie in that little basket too.
Loving all that wool!

Rugs and Pugs said...

LOVE the head shot of Billy!
Gorgeous wools. One can never have too much!
Pug hugs :)

Tansy Annie Studio said...

SOOOO LOVE Toby! What a sweet story!He grew up to be soooo handsome!
I bet he is much better than an alarm clock!!:)
Have a Happy Day
Vicky, Tansy Annie Studio

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