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 us...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens, or talking to the trees.

Regular Shop Hours are Friday & Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 unless otherwise noted, ----> we will post on Facebook and Instagram any unscheduled closings...

Open Studio hours are held one Saturday of each Month ONLY, and are listed on my sidebar below...

We are located at 3530 Tye River Road Amherst, VA 24521 ph. 434-263-6508 email:


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Friday, May 26, 2023

~ Memorial Day ~

Wishing all a peaceful Memorial Day weekend ~
Remember our active, retired and fallen soldiers 🇺🇸

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Thursday, May 18, 2023

~ Wooly Stars & Pennies Mat Class at Notforgotten Farm ~

Hello Friends & Folk!
 and happy Thursday to us all ~

I have been playing in my wools again, and whipped up this little project....
it's been a while since I've done any applique ~
but mind you, my applique is super primitive!

I don't mind a few frayed wool edges,
and hand sewing the binding on is as wonky as it gets!
{none of my edges ever pretended to be straight LOL}

Never have I been good at doing the blanket stitch,
so I just whip stitch my wool pieces to my foundation cloth,
which in this case is linen that I stained once my project was complete....

SO, for all you extreme primitive-loving,
wonky wool applique-ers out there,

I'll be holding a class to make this
Wooly Stars & Pennies table mat on
Saturday, July 22nd from 10:00 - 4:00
Class fee is $38.00
and includes all the wools, linen and backing fabric you need
to make one for your very own patriotic, Americana-loving heart!
 the finished size is (approx.) 9" x 11" but yours may end up being  a tad bigger or smaller
due to the handworked nature of this project.

You can choose to stain or not to stain (that is the question lol)
once you're finished with yours,
and I'll show you how to make yours really, super prim if you so choose that look.

to register for the class, kindly email me at
to hold your seat.


Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Sunday, May 14, 2023

~ Mother's Day ~

Wishing all Mother's
~ a very Happy Mother's Day... is a freebie that I designed for one of my facebook groups ~
feel free to stitch in your choice of colors, on your choice of linen.

I would LOVE to see your finish of it,
so kindly tag me on Instagram or Facebook with yours!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Thursday, May 11, 2023

~ I’m hooking again ~

After a pretty long break from rug hooking, I’m back at it!!
I’ve been looking through my older patterns and finishes and I just couldn’t stand not hooking…

The reason for such a long break? Well, back a few years, I had eye surgery to remove cataracts, fix an astigmatism, correct ‘open-angle drains’ and have lens implants to improve my eyesight. All was well for a while while recovering, except that the wool dust was killing my eyes!

Every time I stripped or cut wool, the dust seemed to get sucked into my eyeballs, making them itchy & watery and blurry. Friends and family suggested I wear goggles, but really, who wants to do that? Lol

So I put off going near wool. And missed it. A lot. 
I occasionally tried a bit of hooking or appliqué from time to time but ended up quitting before I finished a project…
But I am no quitter! 
I am back hooking and so far the eyes aren’t being bothered like they were by the wool dust ~ that could possibly be due to the fact that there is SO much pollen in the air that I’m not seeing/feeling a difference between allergies and wool dust! Ha!

So long story short, here is my recent progress on a quick project I drew up ~

I’ve chosen my wools, the hand dyed ones are from Jan Cole
and the as is wools are from Rebecca at

So far I have hooked leaves and stems, and am almost ready to start on my flowers… I want this to be a very primitive and humble-looking rug when I’m finished, so I’ll share my progress with you all 🌻

Happy hooking!!!!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori