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

Sunday, September 15, 2013

a Small Gift ~ and a Challenge!

a token ~
a trifle perhaps...
but something from my heart & hands:
2013 Hallowe'en Freebie
©Notforgotten Farm
and now I am CHALLENGING YOU!!!
I want you to create a UNIQUE, ORIGINAL finished project from this freebie design ~
use your imagination...think up something new!
spark that creativity ~ jump-start that brain!
I will give you one month to complete your project ~
 will be the end of the challenge....
email your photos & descriptions of your project to me no later than Oct. 13th ~
I will post your photos for the world to see here on this blog.
.....then we will vote & choose a winner for the most creative finish!
the winner will receive a gift certificate for $50.00 for use in my etsy shop!
sharpen those needles,
grab that linen & thread
and of luck to you all
but mostly, have fun !!!
*Blessed be, my Friends*
~ Lori ~


  1. How great spooky freebie and interesting challenge ....

  2. I was hoping you'd do another Halloween challenge this year. I had so much fun last year. :0) got to go start this one and see what the old brain can come up with. Thanks Lori!!!!

  3. A great freebie Lori..Thank-you

  4. Thanks so much Lori!This will be such a fun and interesting challenge.Blessings,Jen

  5. I think I'm going to try to hook this one!

  6. Well . . doesn't that sound fun!!!
    You are a dear!

  7. Oh fun fun...going to try and squeeze that in. Cute pattern

  8. got my witches hat on to think about this one!

  9. Thank you, Lori, for this funny freebie♥

  10. Thank you for this freebie. Can't wait to get started on the challenge.

  11. I received your lovely book in the mail yesterday. It is beautiful and every time I pick it up it makes me happy.
    I can't wait to start some of the designs, but I just wanted you to know that it is just beautiful.
    Thank you for taking the time to write and design this book.

  12. Thank you for the freebie.... Will have to think hard on what to create with it.... Going to esty to order your book, would love for you to sign it for me if you would :)

    Blessings, hope cousin charlie and Annie are doing good too


  13. Can't wait to get started! Thanks Lori! How fun this is!

  14. What better gift, than the gift your your heart <3


  15. Dear Lori

    THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for the great design. I can't wait to start stitching it.

    Jan from Canada

  16. thank you so much for the freebie and the challenge

  17. Thank you so much for the chart and for the challenger!!


  18. Thank you for the freebie!
    Wishing you Blessings this Fall season Lori

  19. Thanks for the freebie. I have already started, hope I can finish in time.

    Attic Raggedys

  20. I LOVE this design and am working on it! completed the cross stitch and now to finish! thank you soooo much!

  21. What a great freebie. Thank you so much.

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    It's on a completely different topic but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Great choice of colors!

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