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:


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

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

~ January Open Studio~

Hello Friends and Folk ~
Just a quick note to say that we will not be open for our
Monthly Open Studio this Saturday, January 14th…

Due to my recent trip up to CT 
to visit my mom in the hospital, I’m just not up to it ~ 
My apologies and we look forward to seeing you in February 
Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

~ Winter Solstice ~ A Merry Yule ~

 Good Morning Friends & Folk ~
a very Merry Yule and a beautiful Winter Solstice to us all....

'tis the shortest day of the year...
the wheel turns slightly once again to bring us more sun each day!

This old farmhouse holds many memories of Christmas' past,
not only for our family but 
of those who lived here before...
each year as we cozy up the house, I can envision those-before us doing the same
and it brings me a great sense of peace and welcoming.

it will be a cold Christmas here in our parts of Virginia,
the woodpiles are stocked and the homefires are burning bright ~

tea kettles and soup-pots are bubbling
and the scents of orange, cloves and pine wafts through the air ~

the halls are decked and the bells are jingling!
....and we will welcome home our daughter to spend the Holiday at home....

merriment, comfort food and cozy slippers await us
as we hunker down for the rest of this year,
~ readying ourselves to ring in a sparkling-fresh 2023.

 {all photos found on Pinterest}

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Monday, December 19, 2022

~ We Wish you the Merriest, the Merriest! ~

Happy Monday Friends & Folk!
~ BBbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! ~
woke to a very chilly 23* this morning...
I'm sure the chickens are laying ice cubes in the barn!
today begins the real hustle-bustle ~ office work, shipping, shopping, wrapping, baking, cleaning...
I've already decorated to my fill this year, so no worries there.
enjoy a few Xmas-snaps around our humble little farmhouse...
{kindly pardon the dust and dirty window panes}
❤ ❣ ❤ ❣ ❤ ❣ ❤ ❣

Grizzly, our grand-dog waits for
Santa Paws 
♥ ❤ ♥

 Holly Jolly & Merry Merry!!!!

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Friday, December 16, 2022

~ New Year, new-News for 2023 ~

Good Day Friends & Folk ~
and a happy TGIF to us all!!
yesterday it rained.
all. day. long.
today is sunny & bright, but chilly
~ as December should be.
 We have been busy little elves here in the shop,
Peter is at the workbench finishing up his wooden items for orders placed,
and I've been in the office printing, packing and boxing up things
~ to head out to the PO for the Christmas Rush!
 We are always so humbled and thankful for the support we receive
throughout the year...we consider all of our customers our Friends ❤.
It's always a strange time of year, though...
for me anyway-
the busy-ness of the season, and our  business collide together
in a way that merges
our private lives and work-lives, 
making for a yearly scramble to get every little detail in place.

Shipping orders has been top priority for the last two weeks,
then getting plans laid for the upcoming year, with new class schedules and Studio events ahead.

New cross stitch, punch needle and embroidery designs are in the works,
with their models beginning to be worked on in the quiet evening hours...
...and my new fabric designs are available,
in our 
Spoonflower Shop they are, below:

 "My Work"

"Farmhouse Christmas"


 "Calico Cats"

"Birds and Berries"

 Class & event schedule will be updated as time allows, 
so stay tuned for that info
by signing up for
my email notifications ❤
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

~ only a few days until....... ~

🎄 our Christmas Open House! 🎄

I'm so excited to see everyone!
I can hardly wait to visit with you all, chat, laugh, eat, sit & stitch!!

every year, we look so forward to our open houses...
but Christmas is just always such a special time of year ~

our homes are decorated, our families are together 
~ and friends gather from near and far to celebrate the Peace and Joy of the Season.

We would love to see you, too!
so come on out for a visit,
we'll have the old woodstove piping, and the kettle will be singing!
enjoy our decorations in our Shop & Studio ~
have a nibble-or-two of some of our refreshments...
browse our patterns & supplies - ad check out our finished goods too!
sit and visit for a while, bring your stitching and cozy up together with other friends that will be here for a day that will fill your heart with Christmas Cheer .

❄ ❅ ❆ ❅ ❄ ❅ ❆ ❅ ❄ ❅ ❆ ❅ ❄

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Sunday, November 20, 2022

~ A Gift for You ~

 Hello Friends & Folk ~
and greetings to you on this Fine,
November Sunday!

....can you believe that Thanksgiving is this coming Thursday already?
~ where does the time go....

I have loved the Thanksgiving holiday since I was a child,
oh those fond memories of being in grammar school ~
making paper hats,
and cutting out handprint turkeys pasted-together from colorful construction papers!
those thoughts visit me each year...
along with happy memories of large dining room tables filled with laughter and food -
those perfect whipped-potatoes, and crispy-skinned, fat and juicy turkey!

So much to be thankful for,
each and every day:

🦃 🦃 🦃 🦃 🦃 🦃 🦃

We are so thankful to our family, friends and customers
who support us in every way ~

Here is a sweet little cross stitch pattern for you,
just because we love you!
  ❤ Thankful Heart Freebie ❤
 I finished mine off into a small, rag stuffed pillow...
I made the pillow first, from brown calico fabric
then filled it with clean rags.
I stitched the edges of the little cross stitch back, then stitched that onto the front of the fabric pillow...a little bit of a layered, old look that I love.

I hope you enjoy this freebie ~ I would love to see your finishes too.
Happy Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Monday, November 14, 2022

~ November Monday ~

It is a cold morning!
Frost and melting frost 
Drips from the old tin roof…

Sparkles and silver drops
On wavy-glass windows 
Trickle their way down 
to old wooden sashes.

Woodstove is piping,
Kettle is chirping
Telling me 
it’s time for tea.

Thread, hoop and needle
Wait for me
In a basket
Near my tattered chair…

Bread rising, 
Bread baking
Filling this old house with warmth and love

The embroidery above
Is in the 
Current issue of 
Punch Needle and
Primitive Stitcher

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Friday, November 04, 2022

~ Hello November, Hello YOU! ~

 Yes, I know....
I am lacking terribly on keeping up with my {promised} posting-more-often
on this blog!

no throwing rotten tomatoes at me please ;)

Life is just busy...
happily, creatively, thankfully, busily, 

holidays looming,
open house to prepare for.

family time, babysitting grand-dogs...
work work work
 plans being made for tutorial videos of my humble stitches,
more embroidery patterns in my brain being put on paper for future patterns.

thinking about upcoming classes for 2023
{2023. really? *sigh*}

well below are some new things that I'm hoping to release on Sunday Nov. 6th
thought I could get them all ready earlier this week and loaded into the Etsy shop,

 Saturday, November 19th we will have our monthly Open Studio from 10:00 - 4:00
if you're in the neighborhood, come on in and stitch with us!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori