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...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tuesday Morning ~

The snowflakes flew yesterday ~ 
leaving us here in our little part of Virginia with almost 4 inches…

While Mother Nature did her thing,
I did mine here in the farmhouse.

I pulled my needfuls for the next
Little Stitches Handwork Club kit!!

30ct Old Farmhouse Linen from Notforgotten Farm,
DMC threads in Spring-like colors and a scrap of Cupboard cloth (my hand dyed osnaburg)

~ I'll start stitching it today ~

...can't wait to share this finish with LSHC members!

 After I gathered my things for that project,
I got to work making a few finished items to take along with me to the
Virginia Rug Fest on April 5th…

along with offering my patterns at the show, I like to bring some finished items for the attendees ~
these little mice are not completed yet ~ but when they are they will accompany me there:

Old hogscrapers, velvet tomatoes and tiny linen mice with wool ears & tails

the one on the left seems to be smiling at us, no? ha!

I still need to attach the wool leaves, 
...some vines, a few pins and my tags…

he looks sleepy sitting atop his velvet tomato

 I am in a Spring-Garden mood lately ~ 
everything I want to stitch, hook or punch is turning out to be influenced by our gardens here ~
{{expect to see a lot of red tomatoes, strawberries & flowers in my next batch of designs :) }}

I have a small collection of strawberry-themed sewing needfuls here in my sewing room that
always make me smile:

wool strawberry atop a pinkeep drum

tiny emory swings from a puzzle ball pincushion

early velvet emory

the emory below has almost no velvet left on it…

perfectly simple.

and this beaded beauty (below) is my favorite ~
I believe it is Native American, 
and it looks wonderful keeping company 
in my little cupboard next to my Native American pine needle basket 
...with plump tomato pincushion in it ~



More Hookinpunch© Adjustable Frames are shipping today !!!

We are humbled by the response that we've had to them, 
and we Thank you for your preorders and purchases…
~~ PLEASE know that we are working hard to fill all of your orders asap ~~

I will be releasing a new Youtube video this week,
~ showing you how to utilize the adjustable features of our frame for rug hooking and punch needle,
and just how fun it is to use :)

Hoping you all have a beautiful Tuesday my Friends,

* Blessed be *


linda56 said... more snow....if you are still getting it then we are for sure getting it up there in Michigan.....I love your collection of pin cushions...and those hog scraper mice ones will go so have such an eye for perfection.....I truly enjoy your blog and seeing what you are up to inspires me to keep on going in everything I do....

Nancy Bauer said...

Love those little mice, you going to offer them for sale in the shop??? And all the strawberries are so pretty, that beaded one is a treasure for sure! Stay warm, we only got 2" down here but enough for me to say BAH HUMBUG, enough is enough, lets see some green! Stay warm and snug! xo

Jeni said...

Hi Lori! I love your projects in progress, and your sewing/office room!! And I can hardly wait to see your next Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine project!!!! Maybe you'll email me a sneak peak?!!!! I'm working on mine still for Fall and Winter! I have a your stitching group mailings, can you order a past project kit???
Thanks! Jeni

Jeri Landers said...

Lori, lOVE THOSE LITTLE GRAY MOUSIES. I am sewing a pin-keep today with a wee chick atop, so your photos inspire me. Sewing collectables are a favorite of mine and you've got some lovelies here. Now, I am looking on your site to find out how to order the Hook n punch. Can you send me in the right direction?

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Jeri ~ You can purchase our Hookinpunch© Frames from our Etsy shop:
or you may email me directly at

Heidi Steiner said...

You do not disappoint my friend. While catching up with your week, I am happily amused with the goings on at the farm. I too have mices in stages of completeness, mices are such fuzzy silly little creatures.
Enjoy a merry weekend.

Anonymous said...

Nice scissors! I have a similar pair! :-)

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