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.

Shop Hours are Friday & Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 unless otherwise noted...Open Studio hours are held one Saturday of each Month ONLY, and are listed on the Calendar below

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Our ETSY Shop is Always Open!
visit our Etsy Shop by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos ABOVE, or going to
www.Notforgottenfarm.etsy.com

Notforgotten Farm Shop & Studio Calendar ~

Notforgotten Farm Shop & Studio Calendar ~

Thursday, August 04, 2022

~ tiny embroideries ~




slow stitching
choosing just the right color
texturizing humble fabric backgrounds
finish into gleam-y silver pendant/brooches

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

~ August Appears ~

 
 
Hello Friends & Folk!
Happy August (2nd) to us all....
 
not sure about most of you,
but
I am surely ready for Autumn to arrive.
{then again, when am I not?}

I have fall-scented candles burning in this old farmhouse daily...
I was rooting through my closet, dreaming of my baggy jeans, wool sweaters and boots.
even on our walks there are the beginnings of subtle changes in the air, tiny autumnal-nuances 
playing with the colors of the leaves and grasses....

 it's too hot for me to bake bread, or anything remotely resembling what I call 'comfort food';
stews, soups, one-pot suppers and the like.
 

it's ok though, I'm not wishing Summer away ~
I'm enjoying it to the very last drop!
 
we're letting our gardens grow a bit {more} wild for the birds and rabbits,
and watching the bees and butterflies drink their sips of sweet-nectar 
~ from the dewy morning blossoms that are still opening up.

today we harvest corn, squash and tomatoes
to be 'put up' for the Winter months...
...tasty reminders of the Summer's hard work, and early Autumn harvest.

the Wheel just keeps on turning.....
 
 
Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Thursday, July 21, 2022

~~ Come LIttle Children!! ~~

 
 
 

 
 
 
Hello Good Folks!
well since we will not be holding our Gathering in September again this year, we have decided to have a Hallowe'en Open House !!
 
...this is our first ever, Hallowee'en Open House and can you tell I'm excited????

The Shop & Studio will be open for shoppers and stitchers,
and we will also have a huge outdoor stitching area {think circus tent lol}
~ there will be no outdoor vendors, but we will be offering some of our dear artisan-friends finished folk art, along with our own seasonal finished goods here in the shop...as well as our usual patterns & supplies for Needlework!!

....so mark your calendar for Saturday, October 1st...we will open at the stroke of 10:00 am and entertain you until 4:00 ~
 
Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

~ NEW Autumn/Hallowe'en Cross Stitch Designs ~

 
 
 
 
 
 Hello Goode Folk!
Thank you for your visit...

I’m so happy to share with you my new Autumn/Hallowe’en cross stitch designs! ~
 I have loved stitching each one and I hope you love them too 🖤🎃!
These will be available in my Etsy shop tomorrow, July 20th ~ 
 
and here they are!
 
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 This one is called:
“The Flight” ~
 although I personally call it ‘Shoooom’ 
after our favorite Serial Starter @maudeandmozart Laura 🤣
(because my little witch is Flying Fast to her local needlework shop!)
Stitch count 110x77.
Linen: 30ct Putty from WDW.
DMC Threads used throughout.
I have a total of Seven new designs,
 

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This one below is called:
“Pumpkin Pie!” ~
Stitch count 112x83.
Linen: 30ct Beige from WDW.
Gentle Art Threads used throughout.




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Below:
“Beloved Autumn” ~
Stitch count 76x70.
Linen: 30ct Straw from WDW.
DMC Threads used throughout.




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These two are sold separately :
behold “The Toothakers” ~
Aka Samuel and Samantha
Stitch count 51x106 each.
Linen: 30ct Beige from WDW.
DMC Threads used throughout.






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This one below is called:
“Autumn Seed Pocket” ~
Stitch count 65x131.
Linen: 30ct Beige from WDW. Valdani Threads used throughout.




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This one is called:
“Corn Harvest” ~
Stitch count 104x75.
Linen: 40 ct stained natural brown linen.
DMC Threads used throughout.






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Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

~ Colors of Summer ~

 
 
 
Good Morning Friends & Folk ~
and happy Wednesday to us all....
 
I missed the Full Buck Moon last night, due to clouds,
{But I am hoping to catch a glimpse tonight!}
 
Our gardens are thriving in all of this sun, heat and almost-daily rain....
weeds and plantings happily co-exist akin to one another,
feeding us, the bees, the birds. 
 
 
 
the Summer inspires my needlework, shapes, patterns 
and especially the colors!
 
the bone-white of the Queen Anne's Lace, with her droplet of 'blood' in the center 
has always fascinated me from a very young age ~ I'm so happy they are in my gardens!
 
 

one of our Ameracauna hens, has feathers of rust, black & brown ~ 
reminding me that bright colors aren't always the prettiest ;)


...the deep yellow of my beloved Black Eyes Susan's
remind me of Sun & Shadows.
They keep me company on my patio on sunny stitching days ~


Sturdy & squat French Marigolds, 
with their boisterous orange and yellow ruffled petals ~ that orange is a staple in my color palette
from Summer up until my Winter designing!




my humble attempts at Granny Square making
even includes the colors of the sky, dark woods and sun.


....yet this one reminds me of Candy Corn!



...the drying wilds that I use for my basket making offer me subtle color variations 
of DMC Thread 610, 611 & 612
{LOL}
these are actually dried daffodil leaves!
 
 
~ thread colors to brighten your day!

 
What colors inspire you?
Where is your favorite place to stitch in the Summer?



 Hoping you all have a Peaceful day 
filled with color and creativity!
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Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

HEY Folks!!!!

 
 
 


 
 
 
 
Hey Stitchy Friends!
Do you have a group, guild or tribe of friends that are looking for a place to shop, relax, stitch {hook, punch, embroider, crochet, knit, etc.}, eat and play? 
 
Do you want to learn a new needlework technique like stitching on aida or linen? wanting to try embroidery or punch needle but just aren't sure how? ~ how about a watercolor class...or a pine needle basket class? ~ beginner crochet? primitive doll making? small hand stitched doll quilt? (......or you suggest!)
Then look no further ~ Come on over!!!!
 
Peter & I are happy to announce that, our Shop & Studio here at the Farm will be available for you! We would LOVE to host you and your friends ~
 
Can't come for our regular Friday or Saturday hours? 
 
~ Just let us know...you can schedule a day that your group would like to come over for a visit...
We have had so many folks come in for a visit to our spacious, bright Studio and well-stocked Shop and we LOVE to host your gatherings!
 

 
 
....we carry patterns and supplies for cross stitch, punch needle, applique, rug hooking, and embroidery...hand dyed wools, hand dyed linen, hand dyed osnaburg and trims...finished wooden goods made by my talented woodworker hubby, right here in his workshop located directly below our Shop & Studio!





 
 
So give us a call, 434-263-6508, or email at Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com...you can message me here on FB too, or at my personal page "lori brechlin' ~
 
Looking forward to seeing your beautiful faces!!!!!!!
 
Peter & Lori Brechlin
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
 
 
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

~ Patriotic Finished Goods Update ~

 
 
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Good Morning Friends & Folk!
a hot one on tap today ~ perfect for the first full day of Summer!
 
Join me tonight at 8:00 pm EST in my Etsy Shop 
for my 
Patriotic Finished Goods Update
 
 

I'll be listing the items you see above....they are all One of a Kind,
finished pieces from my hand.
 
look for the 'Finished Goods' link on my Etsy shop sidebar...it will go LIVE at 8:00 tonight!
 
I enjoyed working on all of these, and hope you will enjoy them too!
 
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Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Thursday, June 16, 2022

~ Obsession ~

 
 Good Morning Friends & Folk!
....oh boy a hot one it will be today!

everyone stay safe & cool...
please remember to provide fresh cool water for our outdoor friends!!

So this title of this post is 
'OBSESSION'

I have diagnosed myself... LOL
 
ob·ses·sion
/əbˈseSHən/
noun:
'an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person's mind.'
plural noun: obsessions
 
I'm glad they included the PLURAL definition in there,
as for me? yep...I have many!
 
and here is my latest.....
 
• Granny Squares •

 
the elusive
Granny Square 
has been the bane of my existence for a couple of years now.
~ my mother tried to teach me...
my best friends tried to teach me.
my own daughter crocheted an entire bikini without a pattern when she was 16 or-so.
yep.
 
 
I have tried making them with polyester blend yarn, nope.
I've tried making miniature ones with pearl cotton...
{which I ADORE btw} but never seemed to master those squared-off corners ~
 
I thought myself stuck in a wagon-wheel shaped granny square world
{and mine have a flat!}

BUT

I pressed onward.
I was not giving up!

I am a follower of Lori Holt ~ Bee in my Bonnet
on Instagram, and saw that she was to hold a #grannysquarealong this month of June.

Dare I try again?
you betcha!

Lori has THEE most wonderful beginner Granny Square video tutorial on her Youtube channel:

 
...and the rest is history!
I ran out to Hobby Lobby to get cotton crochet yarn...
 
 
I bought a new hook and a yarn bowl.....
 

I even bought myself a Magic Wand!!!
{actually it is just a light-up crochet hook ~ so I can crochet in the dark if I had to LOLOL}
 
 
so now I am a Crocheter-er.
and a darn proud one!

Also please know that 
our Shop & Studio will be CLOSED this weekend.
 

 Thanks for visiting!
 
Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

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