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 ~ notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

Regular Shop & Open Studio Hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 - 4:00

Kindly visit our CLASSES & EVENTS Page for Classes both here in the Studio and at other fabulous places!

PLEASE NOTE
*no Open Studio during pre-scheduled Classes or Events

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



Sunday, February 28, 2010

{ Today is Sunday...}


...it is a beautiful day!!!

it is warm,
sunny,
the birds are singing,
I am playing in threads,
...it is a Full Moon!!!

It is my Birthday!

I give thanks for being alive,
... to my Mother who chose to give me life~
for the chance to begin each day knowing I am where I should be,
...with a family that loves me!!

I give thanks for being gifted with
Good Friends
Busy Hands
a full Heart
a Generous Spirit
seemingly-unending
Creativity
and
Good Health!!
I will celebrate today
by honoring my past years,
and looking ahead with anticipation of what may
lie ahead of me...
all the while being
Thankful
for yet another year!!!
Thanks to you all, too, who keep me busy, thinking of new things to post here!!
it is wonderful to know that I have made a connection with so many of you,
and that you enjoy coming to visit me here on this blog...
Hoping you Celebrate Today, just as it is....
Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

47 comments:

  1. ..."Happy Birthday Lori!"...and here's to many, many more! :o)

    ...I too view birthdays the same as you. I don't dread them coming for it means that I am alive and I love that! :o)

    ...I come here often but usually don't comment but I just wanted to wish you a happy day! I hope it's filled with love, laughter and lotsa CAKE! ;o)

    ...Blessings...

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  2. Happy Birthday Lori, hope you do something special for yourself! Always loving your designs and posts, thx for sharing your talents with us:)

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  3. A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Lori. As the previous commenter...I follow your blog and read it with each post but I don't know that I've ever commented. I appreciate all your thoughts and bits of wisdom and humor you share.
    Thanks for blogging, can't wait to hear how you spent your special day!

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  4. Sending big ol Texas Best Birthday Wishes to a sweet friend in bea-u-ti-ful Virginia!! Have a best day Lori! sandi in texas

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  5. Happy Birthday Lori!! Have a great day!

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  6. Happy Birthday Greetings Lori, may you have a splendid day and many more to come. For me a birthday is a gift and not be dreaded. Have fun and enjoy life..XO Joni

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  7. Happy Birthday my friend! May you have sunshine, laughter and love to fill your day! xxxooo, Wendy

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  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LORI... YOUR OUTLOOK ON LIFE AND YOUR WORK IS UPLIFTING AND COMES FROM YOUR HEART TO INSPIRE MANY...HAVE A FABULOUS ,WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS.. "SUNNY" BIRTHDAY....B

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  9. Hi Lori
    Wishing you the happiest day on your Birthday! You're so sweet to share your wonderful talent with all of us and you deserve the best! Have a wonderful day ~ Celebrate You! Debbie :)

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  10. Happy Birthday, Lori! Hope it's *magical*! :)

    ~ Carolee

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  11. Happy Birthday Lori~ I hope you have a wonderful day and get all the goodies you want!!

    Take Care,
    Tina

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  12. Celebrate!! Enjoy!! Laugh!! Stitch!! We all have many blessings to count as each birthday rolls around and YOU are one of mine!!
    Love & Hugs...
    Jane

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  13. Happy Birthday, Lori! Have a wonderful day creating :)

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  14. Happy Birthday Lori, and may you have many, many more. Have fun with your family today and celebrate big!

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  15. Happy birthday, Lori. Hope it is full of everything you love.

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  16. And I THANK Mom too for bringing you into this world so that I could be Thankful to have you as my DEAR FRIEND!!!!

    NOW let's have some cake together!!! AND ice cream!!!! Don't forget I NEED LOTS of Redi Whip too!!!!!!!
    XOXOXO
    The Queen

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  17. Such beautiful color threads you're playing in!

    Have a very Happy Birthday!

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  18. Lori ~
    Happy Birthday and health and happiness until your next one...and many, many more.
    Pug hugs :)
    Lauren

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  19. A very Happy, Blessed Birthday to you, Lori! You have a beautiful day to celebrate, here's to many more of them.

    Take care,
    Diane

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  20. Happy Birthday, Lori!
    I always look forward to seeing what you are creating next.

    Have fun on your birthday!

    Jennifer
    Feathers in the Nest

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  21. Happy Birthday Lori! You share this day with another whom I love and admire greatly - my own mother!

    Your outlook is always so positive - thanks for sharing and reminding us of the things that really matter!

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  22. And may this be your best year yet!
    Happy Birthday Lori!!!

    Lori Ann

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  23. Happy birthday to one beatiful person. You mean so much to so many and today we want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY and THANK YOU.

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  24. Lori...I hope you have a wonderful and joyous day!! You deserve the best!!

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  25. A sunny and Blessed birthday! Can't wait to see you at Rugfest in 4 short weeks!

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  26. Hey Lori,
    Happy birthday sweetie!!! I hope you like the sunny day I ordered it just for you for your birthday. Hope to see you soon I feel like it has been forever.
    Love,
    Cindy

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  27. Lori~
    Wishing you a most delightful day filled with love of family, friends and doing the things you love most. Happiest of birthdays my friend...Lori

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  28. Happy Birthday Lorie!! And many thanks for sharing your, beautiful creative spirit, your home and your heart with us.

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  29. Happy birthday Lori! I hope you are enjoying your very special day.

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  30. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LORI!!!!

    To be honest with you I came to your blog just now with a "poor me attitude" I had been having most of the day but after reading your post in made me realize I too have so much to be thankful for. THANK YOU for waking me up to what's important!!

    hugs
    -missy-

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  31. Happy Happy Birthday Lori! Enjoy your day!

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  32. Happy Birthday Lori!

    Enjoy and Celebrate!!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. Lori ~
    Sending Birthday Blessings & Hugs.
    EnJoy your Day ~ Celebrate !! Connie xox

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  34. Many Happy Returns of the Day! Hope you had a wonderful celebration with Peter and Hannah.

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  35. Happy Birthday Wishes to you Lori! You uplift so many who read your blog by reminding us of the simple things that make life precious! A full moon on your Birthday....letting YOU know You are special! Cathy G

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  36. Wishing you the best birthday ever. A very heartfelt post.

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  37. WooHoo! Happy belated birthday wishes to you my dear Lori!!! I hope your day was wonderful, doing the things you love. How lucky I am to call you my friend! Thank you for all you do!
    Kris

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  39. Woo Hoo, Happy Birthday!! Sorry a bit late. Hope you had a wonderful, wonderful day :)

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  40. Happy Birthday, Lori! Hope your special day was very blessed!

    Love reading your posts!

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  41. Happy Birthday Lori!! I hope you had an AWESOME day!!

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  42. Oh Happy, Happy Birthday to you (belated, that is) !!!

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