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 ~

Regular Shop & Open Studio Hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 - 4:00

Kindly visit our CLASSES & EVENTS Page for Classes both here in the Studio and at other fabulous places!

*no Open Studio during pre-scheduled Classes or Events

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.

  33. The Best Lol n Troll Network with the Name of Lols Gag... Troll Images, Prank Peoples, Funny Peoples, funny planet, funny facts, funny cartoons, funny movies pics, iphone funny, funny jokes, Prank Images, Fail Pictures, Epic Pictures, Lols and Gags, Lol Pictures, Funny Pictures, Lol is the Laugh out of Laugh where you can Fun Unlimited and Laughing Unlimited.


Thank you kindly for visiting with us ~ we love to read your comments! ~ please leave us a note...

Previous Postings ~ So much more to see!

#flosstube #notforgottenfarm 1 Year of Stitches 1st Monday Hooking 1st Monday Needle Night 2018 4th of July adaptation Ali Strebel Designs Alice Strebel American Patchwork & Quilting Radio Americana animal animals Anita anthropomorphic antique antique rug antique thread card antiques applique appliqué arthritis Arthur artist bear artistic ATHA auction autumn Autumn at Notforgotten Farm Autumnal Equinox background barn basic punch needle instructions basket bathroom Batik fabric bead beading beads bears beautiful mess beaver creek antiques Becky Noland bee bees Beeskep Class beeswax beginner beginner class beliefs belsnickle big rug bird birds birdwatching birthday Bittersweet black cat black friday Black Walnut blank notecards sets blessed blessed be blessings bling Bliss Cutter blog hop blue book books botanical garden box bracelet breakfast nook Briarwood Folk Art brick brooch broom brown buddy bugs bunny bunny in a basket butter paddle button cabin fever calendar calico canceled candle casserole dying cat cats celebrate chair challenge changes chaos charm chart CHART CORRECTIONS Checkmate Farm chicken chicken. chickens chickens choices christmas Christmas Open House class Class & Events Schedule classes classes at Notforgotten Farm cleaning club cock robin coffer cold weather collections college colonial Colonial Williamsburg color-tint embroidery colors Come Create with us!! computer issue concert connecticut conventional cross stitch conversion cookies Cooper corn Corny Pete cotton cotton fabric cotton seed cloth counting pins country coupon code courtyard Crafty Saturday Crafty Saturday Video Series create creative creative block creative mess creative saturday Creative Talk Network creativity crewel crochet cross stitch cross stitch easter crow CT CT. cuff cyber monday Daisy Dames of the Needle deadlines death decorating deer demonstration dermatologist designs Diane Pearce Baskets dimensional embroidery dimensional punch needle dirt farmer diverticulitis DMC Do Goode Witch dog doll doll quilt donkey doodle Dottie Angel double applique drawing drop-in class ducks dummy board dyeing dyeing wool dyslexic early Early Bird Early Work Mercantile earrings Easter ebay eggs elda smith Elda's Flowers elf embellish embroider embroidery embroidery folk Embroidery Stattion Eostre Esther Etsy Etsy Flash Sale Etsy Shop Etsy Shop Sale Etsy Shop Update event event schedule EWM eye surgery fables fabric Facebook Facebook Groups fae fairy fairy tales fall family farm farm shop Farm Shop Open farm shop renovation farm shop sign farm witch farmhouse farmhouse decorating farmhouse easter farmwitch farmyard Fathers Day FB feather tree feathers February feedsack finish finished Finished Goods for Sale finishing fire First Monday fish fishersville flag flash sale floor frame floral floss flosstube flour cloth flowers foh folk folk art Folk Embroidery folky fox fraktur free free hand cross stitch freebie freebies freehand cross stitch freehand embroidery Friday the 13th friends Friends of Notforgotten Farm Facebook Group friendship frogging From Our Hands & Hearts Show front porch frying pan dyeing funny furniture garden gardening gardens Gathering Gathering of Primitive Friends Show gentle art simply wool thread gentle art thread Ghoultide Gathering Show gift girlfriends give giveaway giving glasses gnome goat Good Witch Mary Goods for Sale goodwill goose creek ruggers graduation grand-dog Granny Chic gratitude gravestone graveyard green green witch gripper frame guild hallowe'en halloween hand drawn hand dyed hand dyed and stained linens from Notforgotten Farm hand dyed linen hand embroidery hand made hand painted hand spun hand stitched hand torn handwork Hannah happiness happy Happy Jacks hare Harry M. Fraser harvest headstone healing healthy heart hearts heat Heavens to Betsy hedge witch help Henry herbs history hodge podge holiday Holiday Open House Holiday Open House Week holly HOME homeplace homespun Homespun Elegance honeybee hook Hook & Stitch In at Notforgotten Farm Hook In hook-in hooked hooked indian corn hooked pumpkin hooked rug hooked rugs Hooker's Pocket hookers hookinpunch frame hooks hoop Hoop'n Tray Stand horse hot house house tour how-to's humble embroidery Humble Work Hand Embroidery Group humblework IGGY illustration In Stitches Needlework shop Independence Day industry ink inquiring minds insects inspiration Inspiration Friday Instagram iris ironstone ironstone linen Jack jack o lantern james cramer jar jenny wren jewelry Joan Joan House Tour JOL June Kathy Clark keeping room kitchen garden KITTENS krampus Kris Miller lace lady slipper lady's slippers lamb lambs lambs wool Lancaster Barnyard Lancaster PA laughter laundry lavender lazy leaves lemon bars Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden light lilies lily lily of the valley limited edition linen lisa roswell list Little House hanging wall pocket Little Stitches Handwork Club Little Witches Stitches Club lizard logo loop lifter lori rudolph love LSHC lucky witch Lucy Beam MA Mabon magazine magick magickal make & take make do mantel Mary Mary Black Mary's Wool Garden maryland Massachussetts Media memorial day mending merry christmas Michele Micarelli migraine milled wood miniature mistake mixed media mohair Moire Wool Thread Molly Makes mom moon Morgan Hoop Mother Goose mother nature mothers day mourning Mr. Toad mudroom mural mushrooms musings my mother Nancy B. Nancy Bauer Nancy Z. Parcels nantucket National Stitch in Public Day nature needle needle box needle case needle felting Needle Night needle painting needle punch needle roll needle weaving needlefelting needlepoint needles needlework needlework frames needlework roll needlework shop neighbors nest neutral new NEW designs NEw England new items new look new pattern New Shop Hours new wood products new year nff NFF Tribe no count cross stitch no count x stitch note note card notebook notecards Notforgottenfarm's Youtube Channel October oh my stars! Ohio old OLD as Dirt Primitives© old farmhouse linen Old Hooker old ways old witch old wives tales One Of A Kind onion skin dyeing online event ooak open open house Open Studio order organic ornament ornies osnaburg {cupboard cloth} Ostara Out Of Hand Rug Hookers Group over one overdyed overdyed threads owl Oxford Rug Punch Needle PA German pagan paint painting palette paper cutting papercutting party Pat Sloan patriotic pattern pattern book Pattern Corrections patterns PDF pdf-patterns peace Peaches pen pencil pennsylvania Pepper perle/pearl cotton peter photography picture walk picturetrail Pig pin tuffet pincushion Pincushion Chair pinkeep Pinocchio pins Pinterest Playing Hooky pluviophile PNPS magazine pocket Poe poll positive potatoes PPNC pretty Prim Stitchers Society Prim Stitchers Society Retreat primitive primitive doll primitive dolls Primitive Punch Needle Club Primitive Quilts & Projects Magazine primitives primsical Proffit progress project bag promotional promotional goods PSS pumpkin pumpkin folk pumpkin head pumpkin witch pumpkins punch punch needle Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine Punch Needle Folk Punch Needle Folk© from Notforgotten Farm™ punch needle fusion Punch Needle Station punch needle techniques punched rug punching with yarn puppies puppy purge purple purse quiet quilt rabbit rabbit scissors Radio Podcast rain rainbow scissors rainy day random photos re-do recipe red red beets redux refresher course regular hours religion remember renovation reproduction civil war era fabric rest Rest Thy Head retreat Richmond rituals road trip robin redbreat rooster roosters roving Roxy rug rug cutter rug hook rug hooking rug hooking frame Rug Hooking Magazine rug hooking pattern rug hooking techniques rug hooks rug in progress rug punch rug show RVA sale samhain sampler samplermakers Samplermakers Forum Samplermakers Group on Facebook samplers santa satin stitch Sauder Village Rug Hooking Week saying goodbye schedule scherenschnitte school girl sampler schoolgirl sampler scissor fob scissors scissors holders scraps scream Searsport Rug Hooking seasons at seven gates farm seniors sepia September Sew Primitive sewing sewing clamp sewing pocket sewing roll sewing room sharing sheep shelter shipping Shockoe Slip Rug Hookers shop shop closed shop garden shop open shop redux shoreline show sick signage silhouette silk silver simple Sit & Stitch Hoop Stand sit a spell skein sketch sketchbook skin Skyler sliding lid needle box slow stitch slow stitching small business saturday snake snippets snow solstice southern star sparkling specialty scissors spinning spiral spirit split stitch spool Spool Caddy Spoonflower spots spring spring cleaning sprite Spruce Ridge Studios squirrel st. valentines day stain stair riser patterns standing floor frame standing wool circles star stencil stir crazy stitch Stitch In Stitch n Button stitcher's tray stitching Stitching in the Valley stitching witch stocking storms Stratford strawberries strawberry stress stripper's tote studio studio closed STUFF stumpwork Stumpwork Embroidery Sturbridge summer Summer at Notforgotten Farm Summer Stitch In at Notforgotten Farm Sun Conure sunflowers sunshine superstitions surface embroidery swan scissors tape measure Tasha Tudor Tea teach teaching teddy bear artist teddy bears template Teresa Miller thankful thanksgiving the primitive needle The Punch Needle Guild The Scarlet Letter the Shop at Notforgotten Farm the Studio at Notforgotten Farm The Wool Studio the Wool'n Gardener thelma & louise thimbles thread thread winder threads thrift shop tin Tipp City Ohio tips Toby tomato tomte tomten tractor traditions tribe trim troll tulip turkey turnip tutorial Ultra Punch Needle unconventional UNcounted cross stitch Uncounted Cross Stitch Group update USA VA VA Rugfest Valdani Threads valentines day Valley Needleworks VCU vending Vernal Equinox video vintage vintage farmhouse Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Rugfest volunteer walk walking watercolor watercolors Waverly Wool Yarn WDW wearable wearable folk art weather weavers cloth wedding weeding weeds Weeks dye works whale whales what's on my frame When Pigs Fly whimsical whisk broom white wiccan wide strips Willie Nelson willy nelson grand-dog Winder Box winner winter winter solstice WIPs wisteria witch witch scissors witches ball Witches Gathering Witches in Myerstown witchy stitching wooden wooden folk art wooden folk art. woodland woods wool wool applique wool cutter wool dyeing wool gathering wool thread wool witch Wool Works Magazine wool yarn Woolen Lavender Class Woolley Fox woolwitch Woolwrights woolwrights 2019 workshop yarn yarn rug punch Youtube yule yuletide Zazzle Shop