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
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

{ a gift for you...}

My treasure was I had such Friends....

if it weren't for you,
i wouldn't be able to do what I love to do everyday ~

create, design....dream.

So with Heartfelt Appreciation,

I'm giving this handmade
Memory Necklace,
"Tiny Buttons"

to one lucky winner... be able to win,
please just leave a comment here on this post,

(the Vernal Equinox ~ otherwise known famously as the
First Day Of SPRING!!!)
I will randomly draw a name
and post the winner...
You've all filled my heart in such a way
...with your constant support of my work,
and this is only a small way that I
may be able to repay the kindness given me...
( the necklace measures approx. 17" long, and has a brass toggle closure is signed & dated on the backside)

Blessings from the Farm,


  1. Lori, That's so sweet. And without you we wouldn't be able to stitch, punch and hook some really great designs. Thanks for all your creative ideas.

  2. Hi Lori,

    I was just on your blog (I read nearly every day) and spotted your necklace. What a beauty that is -- I love it. And...I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your creativity/thoughts/ideas/dreams/etc. Your blog is a joy to read.

    Thanks for sharing all that you do.

    Vera Lane
    (sent via email to Lori)

  3. Lori, I read your blog each time you post, but don't often comment. Thanks for all the creative ideas and inspiration.

    Please enter me in your drawing!

    Thanks so much.


  4. You are a prim artist inspiration, but I'm still gobsmacked that you would buy 40-count The 32-count I'm working with now is causing many headaches!!

    Thanks for offering a beautiful giveaway!
    Ravens Gate Primitives

  5. That is so beautiful, I read your blog and love all your designs but I don't think I have commented. I am sorry for that but I just love and appreciate all your creativity. Its always so much fun to visit Notforgotten farm.

  6. I love the necklace would look great with black...always read your blog and you sure are a professional at whatever you attempt:) Please enter me in your giveaway.

  7. What a great way to celebrate the first day of spring. Hope I'm your lucky winner!

  8. Ok I have made space & that outstanding neck piece would look so perfect on my neck! LOL
    Ive visited you often & have just learned how to add my "Follow Me" thingy on my blogsite, now Im learning how to add brain hurts with all this learning. LOL
    Please include my name into this very generous giveaway & thanks so much for the oppertunity...good luck everyone...(((Kat)))

  9. Thank you for all you create, Lori. I've stitched a couple of your designs and they turned out beautiful! So I have my own very special Christmas pillow and gorgeous Mr Thomas now :) Wonderful designs!

  10. Oh, please sign me up Lori!!...Thank you for sharing your world with us and creating such wonderful things!!~~hugs,jen

  11. Oh my how beutiful !! I love it...please sign me up. What a great giveaway !!

  12. Hi Lori..I fell in love with the necklace you made when I first seen it..I read your blog every time you post but I don't comment very often..Please add my name to your drawing.thank-you

  13. Hi Lori,

    Please add my name to your drawing.


  14. Love the necklace - buttons and a vintage photo - two of my favourite things!

  15. Like I said yesterday Lori - YOU AMAZE ME

  16. Oh wow! I'd love to win your beautiful necklace. Thanks for the chance!

  17. Oh my gosh, Lori! I would wear that necklace proudly, so please enter my name in the drawing. Thank you for YOUR friendship and creative work...our world is a brighter place with your beautiful designs!

  18. Lovely necklace & how sweet of you to do a giveaway. :) You KNOW I'm a huge fan of your's Lori!



  19. Oh my gosh! That is so pretty! I just love the old picture and the buttons. It's so amazing, I'd love to win it!

  20. Hi Lori,
    You always inspire and help me............please enter me.........thanks

  21. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Please, enter my name on it.

  22. The Queen simply MUST be in this drawing!!!!!!!!

    So beautiful tis this piece,surely it was made for The Queen!!!!!

    AND olde buttons,be still my heart!!!!!

    Pick Me Hannah Pick Me!!!!!!

  23. Lori You give to us the warmth of your heart and the talent in your hands!! I start each day with reading your blog for an upliffting start to my day!! CATHY

  24. What a wonderful creation! Please enter me!!

  25. Everything you do is so beautiful and this necklace is no exception! I would love to be entered in the drawing. Thank you!

  26. I love 'ya for all the wonderful things you create and inspire! Our 40th anniversary is on Sunday...pick me!

  27. Lori the buttons on that necklace makes me drool so prim and beautiful....please enter me in your giveaway love your blog

  28. I would be so honored to win this beautiful necklace made by you!

  29. Oh, Lori- when I posted the other day I had no idea that you might do a giveaway for this necklace. Please, by all means I would love to be entered in the drawing for it. Thank you so much.

  30. Oh my gosh, I love your memory jewelry! She looks like she has a story to tell, then wrote it down and is sending the little bluebird to a friend to share her tale! I would be honored to wear this, please enter me and as always, thanks for being so kind, love yur blog!

  31. Wow...what a pretty necklace with sweet little buttons. I love to read your blog each always put a smile on my face.

  32. Sign me up PLEASE. What a nice thing to do for your "fans" Have agreat day Millstone Mercantile)

  33. Oh Lori, What would we do without you magic hands to inspire us to create. Betcha didn't know you were so powerful. Lovely necklace...please throw my name in the pot.
    You're loved.
    Lois Bennett

  34. Now I can just picture that necklace around my neck. Love your new header...just picture perfect!!! Judy

  35. Lori, The necklace is cute !! I love all your charts & patterns. Please enter me. Thanks,,,

  36. Your a true inspiration Lori
    Im so very happy I found your blog and to enjoy what your up to. Your love for what you do shines through here at Notforgotten Farm
    Pam Blsko

  37. I was just surfing on the internet and then I found your blog. It's an amazing blog and I love to look around here.

    Keep up your amazing work.
    Take care

  38. Hi Lori... As happy as I am that spring is finally here, winning your awesome necklace would make me even happier. I come here everyday to be inspired and uplifted.
    Thanks...Susie Delewese

  39. The joy and kindness shown to you pales in comparison to the love you bring to this world....

    The necklace is beautiful!!!

    xoxo Josh

  40. Lori:
    Can you just, for a moment, imagine what you do to our lives??? We see all ther wonderful things you stitch/create and it brings such happiness into our lives, thinking we can duplicate some of your work.
    We are the ones that are thankful and grateful!!!!!
    I love the precious necklace. Put my name in the hopper, please!!!!!

  41. You do such clever things with such "regular" things! The necklace is beautiful. I'm currently working hard on a hooked rug of one of your patterns - I want to finish it soon so I can start another one of your rug patterns! Happy Spring!

  42. Lori,
    I love your blog and check it daily. You are such an inspiration with your positive attitude on everything. Please add my name in the drawing, please. Oh! and Happy Spring!!

  43. Hi Lori,
    I would love to be entered to win this beautiful necklace. I'll be working a long day tomorrow but as always I will take time to visit your blog. I enjoy my visits here and love your wonderful works of art.


  44. Hi Lori!!!!

    I have been lovin your creativity for several years now!!! I took a needlepunch class you taught in Columbus a few years back, it was a mermaid. You are sweet to be around! Now, I see this beautiful necklace, and I hope that I am the lucky winner!!!

    Best Wishes Always!!

    Come visit my blog~

  45. Hi Lori,
    Please enter me in the drawing.
    I can't believe you are giving away this beautiful necklace.

  46. Love the necklace and your unique way of using old photos. Keep up the creativity!

  47. I love your site and am so amazed at the variety of talents you have. You're such an inspiration. Love your necklace and all you do!

  48. Lori, the necklace is beautiful. I'm a follower of your blog and love it. I'm signing up for the giveaway even though it's technically already March 20th (it's 12:10 a.m.). I figure you're in bed and won't be drawing for the necklace until the morning. If I don't make it in the drawing, then I'll sign up next time.

    Starlight Primitives

  49. Happy Spring! I admired the necklace before, but the buttons make it!

  50. I check your blog daily to see what your up to thanks for posting. What a wonderful necklace you have made your talents are boundless.

  51. Hi Lori,

    What a lovely necklace!!! I just popped in to see what you have new for spring as I am itching to start a new project now. Thanks for offering your talents to those who love fibers and threads!!!

  52. I Love visiting your blog ! You always have such pretty pictures in your heading. You are so talented, your ideas are all so clever. Thank you for inspiring me to get the counted cross stitching out again after many years ! I look forward to your updates every day !I wish I lived closer to take some of your interesting classes !!!

  53. I've been enjoying your blog for quite a while now, you have so much creative inspiration. I would love to win your necklace, it looks like my Gramma. Please enter me! Peace


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