Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
it's here at our beloved Notforgotten Farm that you will find me...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens or talking to the trees.
and I collect old & odd things.

I pull wool & cotton through linen. I walk barefoot in my garden and throw my head back and cackle when I laugh ~ I'm just a little farm-witch that loves where I am & who I'm with ~
I love seeing the past through the eye of my needle...

Our Needlework Shop & Studio
is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~

Regular Shop & Open Studio Hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 - 4:00
*no Open Studio during pre-scheduled Classes

Our ETSY Shop is Always Open!
kindly visit our Etsy Shop by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below or going to

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

~ Ramblings and Such ~

On My Desk:
tiny glass-globed watercolor renderings
 encased in silver metal onto which one holds their scissors about their necks:

 ...and also a few original watercolor paintings, altho tiny ~ 
'housed in hand-painted and distressed wooden frames, for those who love all-sorts of magical garden-y sprites and things having to do with stitching and needlework.

and paper-y goodness of the cross stitch chart-type 
along with the beginnings of black magic marker'd sketches of the same design,
 but for those who ply their needles differently. 

 I rode the lawn tractor for 2 hours today ~
only to almost finish the entire grounds {6 acres}
when another downpour of buckets-full came down upon me...
~ making me then drive said lawn tractor like a maniacal Ms. Pac-man-on-crack to our garage.
Wet but not deterred, shaken but not quite stirred...

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Friday, June 14, 2019

~ excitement abounds! ~

Oh I am a busy little bee...
Planning, working, making & do-ing ~
Getting ready for our 1st-ever, soon-to-be-annual, 
~ Summer Stitch In!!
which is just one week away!!

Many hours of planning, deciding on ‘just the right’ things to offer my attendees...
In The Shop:
A trunk show and patterns from Sandra Sullivan from Homespun Elegance ~
Finished goods from Carol Woodard of Woodland Primitives ~ 
Patterns & finished wares from Kaniki’s Prims & Whims ~
Embroidery Patterns from Crabtree Hill Designs ~
Embroidery Patterns from Kathy Schmitz ~
New colorful linens from Wichelt 
Finished Goods from Peter & Lori from Notforgotten Farm ~
Candles from Misi Axel at Gable House Goods ~
Beeskep’s and Needful Things from Janice Wright
Finished & Stitched Sewing Necessities from Joan Spalding
Outside Vendor’s:
Lee & Robin Harrison ~ Millstone Mercantile: Primitives, Folk Art & handmades ~
Kathy Barrick ~ Cross Stitch Designs, Needful Things & Supplies, Sentimental Jewelry ~
Liz Mathews ~ Punch Needle/Rug Punch Designs ~


And, in each pre-registered attendees’ Goodie Bag,
I will be including an exclusive design ~ for cross stitch, punch needle or embroidery ~
{sneak peek in the works below}

So to say I am busy, but over the moon happy ~
Is an understatement....

Bee kind, bee happy ~ bee Goode to your own-self
So that you may bee the same to others ~
And some wonderful words from my dear friend & student Jane,
Be Kind to the Bee-Kind....

Blessings from the Farm ~

Previous Postings ~ So much more to see!