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
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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, May 14, 2014

Farmhouse Morning ~

…For the past week, we've been waking up to these little friends ~
(I completely forgot to mention them and I do apologize to Momma Hen)

~ 4 little 'ditties' ~


Momma stands guard while they eat their mash

pretty little peep

and I wanted to take a couple snaps of the garden,
before the rains come and knock off all of the flower petals ~

here are some of our Lily of the Valley
that my sister Louisea gave me…

i love them ~

and our Iris are beautiful this year:

the white ones are ethereal ~ very frothy and smell heavenly

please excuse our weeds ~
and remember :
"Never complain about the weeds in another woman's garden…."

as I headed back to the farmhouse,
I caught this gentle-man loving on one of his kittens ~

Peter & Sugar Britches

he loves them so much ~

I want to mention here that we have received numerous
cards, letters and gifts from very kind folk regarding Buddy's passing ~
and to keep your kindness and thoughtfulness private, 
I will not mention your names here...
PLEASE know how deeply you have all touched us 
and how very thankful we are to have such friends in our lives 
~ who remember us in such sad moments.

wishing you all a Peaceful day my friends!!

* Blessed be * 


Three Sheep Studio said...

Your Iris are heavenly !
Lily of the Valley is one of my favorites. Ahh, the sweet scent of warm weather !

Jennifer said...

Your Irises are lovely. Mine are just about to "pop"....if this morning's thunderstorm didn't flatten them.

Witch of Stitches said...

No weeds, just wild flowers! Beautiful!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

After waiting what seemed to be a long winter Spring is lovely as ever........your farm is too!

gracie said...

I loved the walk through the garden.

Jane said...

I think I need to hook that scene of Mamma Hen guarding her chicks! Beautiful pictures.

Primitive Stars said...

Beautiful farm life, pretty flowers and love to see a man so gentle with animals, Francine.

linny said...

I really enjoyed the stroll through your garden. The iris' are just beautiful & the lily of the valley are so sweet. They were my grandmothers favourite flower

Chris said...

What a lovely day at the farm.

HomeSpunPrims said...

Beautiful pictures Lori! The ones of Peter and Sugar Britches are so sweet. Enjoy your day. Hugs, Lori

Jeri Landers said...

Sweet smelling Iris against a grey picket fence are the epitome of charm, and baby chicks are such tiny peeping gifts of Spring. Don't you just love life on a farm?!

Barbaral said...

Wonderful pictures, I love your irises:)

LaNelle said...

Your life on the farm is one of beauty & contentment and I can always feel the LOVE! Thanks for opening your heart & home to all...the pictures are great!

Martha Doe said...

Hi Lori!

I love the pic. with the triple flag holder!...all the pictures are so nice depicting life on the jealous! I can see you needling on the front porch in your rocker wearing that adorable dress!

Blessings, Martha

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