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.

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

Due to Covid-19 Health restrictions, the Shop & Studio at Notforgotten Farm is CLOSED until further notice...

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

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

~ Early Morning Stitching ~

 Good Wednesday Morning
Friends & Folk...

another beautiful Spring morning here at the farm ~

the earth is greening and the birds are twitterpating!
buds are budding and blooms are blooming...
always an exciting time of year, to see what new plantings come up,
after a cold Winter.

Per usual,
I am stitching.
and am starting on a new design for a woman's sewing pocket ~ 

I have made/designed pockets in the past,
 and thought I might share a few of them for you here:
 "Dove Basket" ~ embroidery

"Ruthy's Sampler Pocket" ~ cross stitch
"Jacks' Sweet Bag" ~ cross stitch
"Sparrow's Pocket" ~ UNcounted cross stitch

these pockets/bags are so easy to make, really...
they look harder than they are to finish!

I love using them in my seasonal decor to hold natural drieds/feathers/etc...

So the one in progress is being worked on 35ct 'Beige' from Weeks Dye Works
~ a beautiful, creamy white-ish beige with a touch of greeny-grey.

the threads I chose are soft and spring-hued:
Gentle Art 'Apricot Blush' & 'Cornhusk'
Weeks Dye Works 'Verdigris' and 'Grape Vine'
I'm using two strands of floss over two threads of linen, 
as I wanted my stitches and motifs to stand out...

Peter gifted me with my favorite color Hyacinth for Easter...
I keep it next to my favorite tattered old wingback chair, which is my very favorite place to stitch.

the scent fills the whole farmhouse!
...and that deep purple color...
be still my heart

this old chair has seen many days...
as threadbare and ratty as it looks,
it is comfy and feels like a hug from an old friend each time I sit down to stitch ~
One day I plan on reupholstering it with old french feedsacks.


Peter prepared our potato patch
{say that fast 3 times!!}
and we should be expecting lots {LOTS} of potatoes this harvest!!
I will gladly share with friends LOL


Hoping the rest of your week is full of creativity and peace!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Spring Stitching ~ Tiny Works

 Good Morning Friends & Folk!
...and a very happy Saturday to us all!

what has everyone been up to? I have been super-busy since my last posting here...
as you all may well know, my Mom has come to live with us here at the farm ~
we are all adjusting to different schedules and ways, and I am so happy to have her here with us!

I have been working on more cross stitch designs {what a surprise, right?} 
and hope to share more progress photos of things that are either in-or-out of my hoop very soon!
OH! and I've also got a batch of Stitcher's Bling {scissors fobs}
& Thread Ring Bling {self-explanatory} in the works!!! cannot wait to share them with you...

in the meantime, 
... Spring has sprung ~
the birds are twitterpating, and Pinocchio is feeling his 'oats' once again lol

the herb gardens are getting their make-overs...
and our daffy's and hyacinth are filling the barnyard with their wonderful scents...

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 I am so very thankful for my readers here, and my followers on Instagram & Facebook too..
I have gotten more followers and for those that might now have seen these,
I'm sharing them here on the blog...
these are older, small & quick, 'stitchy' related designs available in my Etsy shop:
 here is 
Tiny Little Stitches ~
this one below is called ~
Bless my Scissors - and it reads: 'Bless my scissors, needles, thread'

the one below is called ~
My Needle is Sharp ~ and reads: 'my needle is sharp and my hands swift'

the next one below is called ~
the Sowing Sampler - and reads: 
'My linen is my soil
my needle is my plow
my threads are my seeds
and my words I do sow'
 and finally below is ~
My Threads are Cut and reads: 
'My threads are cut, my work is done.'

 wishing you all a beautiful weekend 
spent with your needle and thread 
 ~ and those who love you most!!

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Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Saturday, March 06, 2021

~ Hoop it Up! ~

 Good Morning Friends & Folk!
and happy Saturday to us all....

sunny and a bit cold this morning here at the farm...but spring is springing for sure!

I wanted to share another little freebie for your stitching amusement today...
"My Hoops" 
~ ©Notforgotten Farm™ 

I stitched this up a while ago, and never got around to posting, here it is!
as you can see by the photo below, 
I stitched my finish onto a small bag that I made from calico cotton fabrics:
I made the bottom of the bag curved to better hold my hoops...
{sorry, I do not have ta pattern for the bag, I just kinda made it up as I went}

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I would love to see your finish!
tag me on FB or IG w #notforgottenfarm
 Happy Stitching my friends!

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

~ Top o' the Morning to YOU! ~

Good Morning Friends and Folk!
...and a happy Tuesday to us all...
Here is a sweet little basket of Shamrocks for you to stitch,
a token of friendship from me to thee
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I stitched mine using one strand of DMC floss
over one thread of 30ct mystery linen from my saved scraps ~
so my finished size is only about 2" x 2-1/2"  

I finished mine 'in the hoop' so I could hang it and keep it out all year
{for Good Luck you know}
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 you can choose what count linen and threads you would like for your own decor,
and how to finish it too!!
I would LOVE to see yours so tag me on FB or IG with your version!!

Also, Peas and Carrots, and Bobbin' Along are now listed in my Etsy shop!
available as digital or mailed patterns ~
May be an image of indoor

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 May be an image of indoor
May be an image of indoor
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AND Don't Forget!!
ALL of my paper/pdf patterns & Books are on sale for 20% off their regular price,
as we continue to share the LOVE and stitching happiness to you all!!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Sunday, February 07, 2021

~ Embroidery Designs & Youtube ~

Hello Friends & Folk!
popping in to say that my Spring Embroidery Designs are now listed in our Etsy shop:
 & have a visit to our Youtube Channel to see a short studio/shop visit 
~ where I show you the new designs up close and personal
 Happy Sunday, Happy Stitching!
Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

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