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...

Monday, February 10, 2014

Wild Things ~

Each Spring ~
...our little farm becomes active 
with all kinds of creatures.

the baby rabbits will be hopping about in the Big Field again soon ~
jumping and kicking in the air.

We sometimes find their nests 
and other times Lazy (our Old Man Dog/Black Lab/Beagle mix)
will bring a baby or two home to us.
He is so gentle with them 
that he can carry two-at-a-time in his mouth
... and *plop* them down at our feet without harm.

Always gaining inspiration from our surroundings here, 
my work-at-present
 is reflecting my longing for the Spring weather ~

here are a few punched-face dolls in progress:
{pardon their nakedness}

hello x 2

inquisitive expressions 

waiting for clothing

while Charlie was here and I was doing up the supper dishes,
this is who I was watching outside my kitchen window ~

doe & turkey

~ 2 does and 2 turkeys!

f r i e n d s

gobble gobble

i see you ~

i see you, too!

Hoping your Monday is filled with unexpected delights!

* Blessed be * Lori


Jane said...

So nice to see your sweet forest friends. I've seen big flocks of robins and grackles....sure signs of Spring! Stay cozy and warm in the snow, this week!
We got our taxes done, today. Our unexpected delight - REFUNDS!!

Sandra Sullivan said...

Love your naked bunnies!!
Homespun Elegance

1890* said...

Oh what Wonderful* folky faces !! *LOVE* your new rabbit creations..
Your Amazing* wildlife captures.. always brighten my day
Hubby tells me that just because we are getting a new SLR ..that doesn't mean we will get a visit from Lori's squirrels to photograph (LOVE THEM).. i can wish though ;0)
Thank you Lori!((HUGS))

Martha Doe said...

I just love the idea of punch needle faces!

Those pictures from your kitchen window are great...aren't Doe's the best! Lol

Have a blest day!

lilraggedyangie said...

What wonderful naked creatures...and what a lovely view out your window...enjoy your day hugs lil raggedy Angie

Anonymous said...

I love the bunny's expressions ;-)

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

These are wonderful works in progress Lori... but then look at the inspiration from Nature just outside your window.
Susan x

ga447 said...

I love see your animal friends. Thank you for sharing, I love it. I do get to see turkeys and deer near by from a car.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Cute works in progress!
Always like watching the wild life too.
Prim Blessings

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Lori, love your sweet bunny faces, adorable......such a wonderful view out your window, enjoy the deer and wildlife so close, Blessings Francine.

NMK said...

Love your New creations ! So nice to look out your window & see the turkeys & deer , but even better not to see SNOW !!!!

Prims By The Water said...

Love your bunnies! Too cute. Cannot wait to see them dressed. Janice

Debra Masek said...

The bunnies are cute…looking forward to seeing their spring clothes! It looks like Spring in your corner of the world…no snow!! We have deer and turkeys lurking about, but we also have snow, ice, and very cold everything. The mention of Spring is music and I am anxious!! Thanks for sharing a bit o'Spring!!

jennifer768 said...

Always a joy to visit your blog.Love the pictures of the wildlife.Those bunny dolls are fantastic.Hugs,Jen

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

Oh Lori! I love your naked bunnies!!! I like them just as they are!! Maybe odd but right up my alley. Will you be taking orders for them?
Tattered Moon

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

I really want the gray faced one!!
Sooo amazing!

Susan Hemann said...

Just love the rabbits as they are, they remind me of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things are

Susan Hemann said...

Just love the rabbits as they are, they remind me of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things are

Previous Postings ~ So much more to see!