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 us...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens, or talking to the trees.

Our Needlework Shop & Studio
is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~

Due to Covid-19 Health restrictions, the Shop & Studio at Notforgotten Farm is CLOSED until further notice...

Our ETSY Shop is Always Open!
visit our Etsy Shop by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below or going to

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Trials & Tribulations ~ a long post today….

Hello Folks ~

as some of you might know from reading my Facebook post,
I am currently undertaking a huge task ~

One I cannot talk about at this moment, 
...but one that has extreme importance 
and is taking every ounce of my positive energy to get through…

If you have emailed me, sent me an Etsy conversation,
 messaged me through FB, or have called recently and left a message for me
and I have not responded (yet), please know that I am working my way through
and hope to get you all answered.

Orders are being processed as soon as I can get them processed, 
and for those of you who have had the misfortune 
of being on the NON-receiving end of the Postal Service, 
...please know that I am doing everything I can to fix that situation…
I want to again thank those of you who are in this situation 
with me for your very kind patience & support...

Pre-orders for our ©Hookinpunch frames will begin to ship this week
as well as the many (many) new members of our Little Stitches Handwork Club kits.

please keep me in your thoughts and send positive energies towards me
as the situation I'm dealing with is extremely stressful and very emotional.
I will answer this:
No, there are no health concerns ~ we are all fine.
No, there are no family concerns ~ we are all fine there too.
(thank you for the many comments on my FB post)

Some of you know what the situation is that I'm involved in, and I want to thank you for allowing me to put my head on your shoulder and my heart in your hands ~ I truly value you more than you know.

So, with that said,
I might not have a lot of time to devote to this blog in the next 2 weeks ~
I usually post in the mornings, but you may find me posting in the evenings for a short while.

Since I have been 'busy' let's say,
I was afraid that I wasn't going to be able to hold our Open House yesterday ~
with the help of my dear friends, we had a wonderful open house!
Joan, Felicia & Natalie.

Here are photographs from the open house,


tiny pin keeps and watercolor painting 

polka dot carrots

small painted canvases


folk art & wool

handpainted boxes from 1800 Gable House

candles from 1800 Gable House

fraktur & lamb

tiny tulip

go hook something !

cross stitched by Mountain Hollow

paintings & boxes

handmade jewelry from Mountain Hollow

rabbit folk doll from Mountain Hollow

tea anyone?

old Purina Chow bucket from Olde Rectory Antiques

pin keep from Mountain Hollow

more folk art

paper clay rabbit doll

teeny hand stitched book necklaces

sweet paper cuttings under glass ~ necklaces

I'll be posting more photos of the shop itself hopefully monday evening,
or as time allows me to ~

I'll also be listing some finished items in my Etsy Shop for sale, but if you see anything 
in the photos above that you might be interested in, just let me know :)

Hoping you all enjoy the rest of the weekend my Friends ~

* Blessed be *


  1. What ever may be capturing your heart and keeping you from the magic of ordinary everyday life...I hope it passes quickly and all things turn the way you wish.
    Love the pics and so happy you had a wonderful open house.

  2. Hopefully whatever the issue, you will be soon able to pass beyond and have peace of mind and time. Hang in there.

  3. Whatever is happening in your world right now know that I am sending much love, energy and understanding....May everything return to normal soon and you get your emotional balance back....Take care Lori!

  4. If anybody can do it you can, whatever it is. I think you're Superwoman! I need all my energy but I'm sending powerful positive thoughts your way.
    I'm so intrigued...

  5. so glad you could do your Open House...only wish I could have been there! May peace, serenity and joy abound for you and many, many blessings. Love the photos you posted...I would have snatched up the Purina Feeding bucket :-)

  6. Good to hear that health and family are OK. I hope all the animals are well also. Whatever your personal issue may be at this moment, I am thinking of you and hoping it will turn out positive for you.

  7. Dearest Lori,
    Know that you are held close in thought and prayer as you deal with difficulty. You are blessed to have good family and friends to lean on there. The photos of your open house are awesome! If I lived closer I'd be there with hugs and a helping hand.
    Sending positive energy my friend!!
    Cathy G

  8. The pictures of your open house are so nice, lots of pretty things ! I also think you are Super Woman, with all the interesting things you create & do......with family & friends surrounding you, you will get thru this have a lot of Cheerleaders supporting you & wishing you the best. Take Care....

  9. what ever this journey may be, know that you have many sending energies and lots of love. If there is anything I can do beyond what I am, just let me know, dear friend.

    Bright Blessings

    The Goode Witch of Washington County <3

  10. Beautiful open house! Sending the good vibes your way. May you have sunshine on your shoulders as you go down this path in life. :)

  11. Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way. I understand stress and sometimes having others who understand and are there for you, can make all the difference.


  12. Wonderful goodies at the open house. sending prayers and Hugs, Francine.

  13. It was so good to see you, Peter, and all the critters, yesterday. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in MANY ways,

  14. All good thoughts and prayers for you at this time.

  15. I'm sorry to hear you have a difficult patch. Will be thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way.

  16. Good thoughts and energies coming your way, take care and best wishes
    for a smooth path ahead.

  17. So happy to see you were able to do the show looks like another good one... As for your struggles keep strong and may they pass quickly and easily.......many blessings to all the goods you had to offer sure wish I lived closer.....

  18. Thinking of you and sending positive vibes.
    Hugs :)

  19. Life is hills and valleys. Whether what you face is a hill on the upside or the bottom of a valley, so many care about you and are pulling for you!

  20. Sorry you have a difficult time to go through. Prayers to you.


  21. Sending prayers for strength and positive thoughts to you, I love seeing all your gifted creations. Blogging is an amazing gift but hopefully not a burden added to your day! Hug the kitties and God Bless!

  22. The pics from Open House are amazing! Sure would have enjoyed a visit there! Peace and strength to you in your current situation... may resolve be quick and positive! :-)

  23. Sending good thoughts your way. Wonderful goodies in your lovely shop!
    Hang in there, sweet girl!

  24. Thinking of you m'dear!
    The positive energy is flowing . . .
    Oh my Natalie did an amazing job on the photographs! She had the best subjects to photograph by far!


  25. Hoping all the positive thoughts and prayers come your way to give you strength to overcome whatever it is you need to get through this! You are loved by so many my friend! DEB

  26. Must be something in the air... Same thing here! Sending
    {{{good vibes}}}. :)

  27. Peace and Prayers to You!
    Many Blessings too ~

  28. Sending well wishes your way, whatever the crisis may be. The Open House looks fabulous, wish I lived near enough to have come.

  29. Remember He keeps His eyes on the sparrow. May pea e and serenity be yours, Felicia MN

  30. Sending prayers that all will be well.

  31. Wishing you well. Your open house photos look wonderful. Looked like a great success.

  32. Hi Lori,
    Wish you and family the best
    Life is a very bumpy road, but remember, God never gives you more than he thinks you can handle. I will miss you every day, you are my first blog read. I will check in every day.
    Su S.

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