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, April 30, 2014

Rainy Day Farmhouse ~

I love the rain ~

the way is sounds, feels and smells…
the way it washes clean everything and 
charges the air around me.

I love to be in the farmhouse when it rains too.
{Iggy likes to sleep in when we have falling weather ~}
but he doesn't like the thunder as much as I do.

hi Ig

it's a good day to read or stitch...
 I just got three of my favorite magazines yesterday,
Where Women Create
and the new publication 
Prairie by Country Sampler

I haven't had a chance to really look through these yet,
...but I will make time to after the open house

I love watching the rain through my old wavy farmhouse windows too ~
the way the drops make tiny trails down the panes…

out our bedroom window looking into our beloved woods ~ our narcissus is blooming 

sewing room window

... a friendly crow outside poking through the sodden dirt
~ looking for juicy worms & grubs ~

mr. rook

 another little visitor to the backyard feeder ~
a male indigo bunting:

oh! handsome boy!!

Hoping your day is spent enjoying your surroundings ~
keeping those in the more violent storm-zones in our thoughts….

* Blessed be *


Jane said...

The rain IS nice, but I could really use some sunshine to get my garden going!! I've been working on some pieces to sell at my booth at the Amherst Farmer's Market - May 15th 4:30-6:30. Hope the weather cooperates for your Day on Sat. We hope to see you!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Lovely post, especially Iggy and the beautiful indigo bunting.
Your new header is wonderful too...
Enjoy the rain. Its doing the same thing here.
Susan x

ga447 said...

I so enjoy photos of your farm/woods, I lived in PA in the mountains for a few years and just loved the sound, smell and the beauty of it.

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

Have a fabulous cozy day Lori and best wishes for a grand open house this weekend!
Tattered Moon

Jennifer said...

You get the most interesting magazines. Where do you find them?
Hello to Iggy, such a cute kitty!

NMK said...

Rainy days are just nice to stay inside & be creative ! I hope the rain is just making your beautiful farm look even prettier for your open house this weekend ! I wish I lived closer, can't wait to see pictures, Best Wishes for a Great Day !!!

Debra said...

Cold, windy, and wet here as well. The perfect day to settle in with some stitching and a cup of tea. Love your indigo bunting, and Iggy looks sooo comfortable!

linda56 said...

I so enjoyed your blog today....but I have to tell you something....I love the rain being south of me...because if it was here it makes my bones hurt.....mostly my I will enjoy your happy thoughts about the rain...and here when it rains....I will be be covered up and you got lots done today for the open house

P.J. said...

Rain makes the day slow down; such a nice puttering pace. It is a refreshing moment. And looks like I will have the chance to enjoy such moments for the next few days. :)

Chris said...

Lovely rainy day post. I always think that when I see something like an indigo bunting it is such a gift.

Anonymous said...

Just looking at your photos relaxed me!

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

Glad to read about rain there, but not as much as Pennsecola! After the winter, spring plants and animals are so treasured. BTW, I love both of the Little stitches projects! Happy May! Jo

Mary A said...

Oh, I have been waiting for Prairie! I hope they make it a quarterly magazine. The new Prim looks fabulous too! We would kill for some of your rain here in California.

HomeSpunPrims said...

We've had some sprinkling rain this week. Still have some clumps of snow where the plow pushed it. The grass is greening up however so things are looking more like spring here. Beautiful pictures as always Lori. Hugs, Lori

Linda said...

I like the sound of the rain also - and being all cozy inside. However, we got waaaayy too much rain this past week! All in less than two days....

The pictures through the windows, with the rain coming down, look like water color paintings...

Linda in VA

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