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 me...

chasing kittens, puttering in the gardens or talking to the tree.

I love seeing the past through the eye of a needle ~
...I collect old & odd things.
I pull wool & cotton through linen. I walk barefoot in my garden and throw my head back and cackle when I laugh...

I'm just a little farm-witch that loves where I am & who I'm with ~

Our little needlework shop & studio
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email -

Regular Shop/Open Studio hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 ~ 4:00
*unless we are away at a show or teaching a class*
{better to call/email first}

our Etsy Shop is ALWAYS OPEN!
Please visit our ETSY Shop ~
by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

a little Friendship ~

what a beautiful word ~

I have many,

old friends, new friends, good friends....

some are friends I've never met, 
and ones just down the road...

Friends I can call in times of need 
and they are here lickety-split,
Friends I haven't spoken to in years 
...but when we do talk we catch up like it was just yesterday ~

a TRUE Friendship
comes with arguments & disagreements.
it comes with tears and sometimes much anger & pride ~
but the friendship that will last forever
is between the those that know
 that no matter what,
they will always be able to patch things up & work things out.

I am blessed to have friends in my life that sometimes disagree with me
and guide me on my path.

They keep me true to myself, 
push me when I'm stalling 
and apply the breaks when I'm going at
break-neck speed...

they tell you truths about yourself that you can't or won't see
and they reflect back to you the light shared between you both.

Friendship is fickle.
it finds you ever-so quietly and really when you least expect it.
it also comes from many places too ~

it can find you when you're very young and it will hold your hand until graduation day.
behind you in a line at the grocery store, 
in a class that you were timid to take but happy now that you did...

it can even find you in your own family....

"Friendship Heart" freehand cross stitch design by ©Notforgotten Farm
pattern coming soon!!

Yet, every friendship has
rips, tears, loose ends and tatters ~
patches, worn-out-spots, frayed edges and knots 
but they
...all make up the best friendships.

sew them back together with hundreds of tiny stitches like
healing words and gentle reminders of what's truly important.

...those friendships are so worth keeping and nurturing
and I am so very thankful I have you in my life.

* Blessed be * 


Primitive Stars said...

Morning Lori, such a heartwarming post, so true to.......I enjoy your work, beautiful stitches made with love, Blessings Francine.

NMK said... the key to our happiness....and I just Love this heart design !

Faye said...

Sweet~ perfect word...

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

Truer words were never spoken. A gentle reminder... we all have them. Thanks Lori. Have a wonderful day. I LoVe the heart pattern!
Blessings.. Marg

Natasha said...

very sweet post. Love that pattern and the message about friends that you shared.

jennifer768 said...

Beautiful post.. spoken with such truth! Love your message and the new design.Blessings,Jen

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

A real 'Heart Warming' message for all. Thanks Lori for sharing this perfectly new prim design.

Peace and Blessings to all,

dogwoodfarm said...

Lori your thoughts are so beautifully written, and your heart so beautifully stitched!
You are such an inspiration!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Sweet :)

Anonymous said...

You are a very special person . I'm So lucky your my best friend.
I love you.
Your sister Louisea

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Great post and so true!

Heidi Steiner said...

I love this tattered little heart. Your stitching is lovely as always!

Jane said...

Your friendship means so much. Your stitcheries are lovely.

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