Our little needlework shop & studio
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email - Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

****** FARM SHOP IS CLOSED ******
until September 22nd for our
GATHERING OF PRIMITIVE FRIENDS SHOW
& HOOK-IN

ETSY SHOP IS ALWAYS OPEN!

Please visit our ETSY Shop ~ by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below...



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

~ New SUMMER by Notforgotten Farm ~ Valdani Designer Collection ~

Hello Friends & Folk!
I've just listed my new Valdani Designer Collection in our Etsy shop ~
 
"Summer" by Notforgotten Farm
 

I put this collection together with thoughts of old fashioned late-country summers in mind...
faded & worn, beautiful colors!

late summer brings changes to our gardens, not quite spent, but heading into harvest ~
purple berries, faded blooms, dried leaves and withering greens... 

these are perfect for punch needle, wool applique and embroidery!
 

I chose 6 lighter shades ~


and 6 shades a bit deeper {that purple!!!!}
 

 The colors included in my SUMMER Collection are:

O513 - coffee roast
O86 - ripened plum
O574 - dried leaves
O563 - skin tones
O538 - cottage smoke
O545 - primitive white
O549 - beige ivory
H202 - withered green
M19 - olives
JP2 - spun gold
P3 - aged white
P9 - bronze

available now in our Etsy shop, and
we will have them available here at our Gathering on Saturday,  September 22nd


 Many thanks for stopping by!

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Sunday, September 16, 2018

~ Rainy Sunday Musings ~

 ~ Good Morning Friends & Folk ~

I am hoping by now the storms have passed 
and have left you safe and somewhat sound...

we were fortunate to be spared the high winds, but the rain continues ~
I'll take the rain over a hurricane any day
 thankyouverymuch.

yesterday would have been our 
Gathering of Primitive Friends show & Hook In
but as you all know we rescheduled it until this coming saturday,
 September 22nd 10 - 4

we do have a few openings in our new studio for the Hook In, 
if you're interested in registering, give me a holler :)

As you might know,
I am continuing to busily embroider my thread-loving heart out lately! 
I have never, ever been so passionate about any one type of needlework before...
but that might just be why I love it so much?


the different stitches I use, 
gives my thread life, movement...depth.
I may not know what the heck I'm doing, but it sure does keep me happy!


I get asked about my stitches quite often, and as I have mentioned before ~
I mostly use a split stitch...but...my hand naturally twists my threads,
and I stitch in many different directions, so the look of my stitches is a little 'different' i imagine,
than someone who has been professionally trained in embroidery.

I love the humble, folkyness of my stitches 
and how they create shadow and form without me even ever trying to ~


I guess that's why I call myself a Folk Artist. 
...never ever have taken a class anywhere, for anything,

just this: ~ a long time and many moons ago,
a little girl picked up a needle and thread and ran with it.
and she is still running.
literally...


thank you so much for your words of encouragement,
~ kind remarks and wonderful support....
my new line of Folk Embroidery patterns has been a success thanks to you all!
 

here is a little video of me stitching this morning ~
 

and don't forget to come see us next Saturday!!!



Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Friday, September 14, 2018

~ NEW DESIGNS from Notforgotten Farm are READY! ~

Hello Friends & Folk!
hoping this posting finds everyone safe and snug in their stitching chairs...

I wanted to ket you know that I have just listed 15 new designs in my Etsy shop ~

and Here's one new cross stitch design I've been hiding from you ~
"Nantucket Broom Ride"
perfectly stitched by my sweet & dear friend Heather...


... the others are the 14 Folk Embroidery patterns
~ that you may or may not have already seen ~
 


~ all are available in Paper/Mailed or PDF Digital download ~
I'm so excited and happy to share them with you all, hope you love them!!
 www.notforgottenfarm.etsy.com or click on any thumbnail up at the top of the blog  :)

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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