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.

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Simple Sunday Pleasures ~

Hoping you are all enjoying this most loverly weather 
that we're having here in Virginia…

perfect weather it is ~ 
...if it would stay this way all year long I would be one happy farmwife!

we love to be outside here at the farm ~ in any weather,
but especially on a beautiful June morning.

We had our breakfast on the porch again…
{fresh hen eggs, sunny-side up of course!}
and bagels with fresh raspberry jam.

I was snapping some photos and found this little bumbler-bee sleeping on my flag:

good morning!

 I love when the bees are still sleepy in the mornings ~
before they begin their miles of flights to gather pollen…


Lazy was still groggy too…
but a little kibble and a short walk woke him up ~
We are in the process of looking for 'someone' to adopt to help Lazy here at the farm…
…to be his 'assistant' and friend.

our good boy

 I cannot step outside without Iggy following my moves through every window or door ~
he is strictly an indoor cat and hates when I leave him even for a minute...

... here he is in the dining room windowsill…


our gardens are doing beautifully after such a hard winter,
just look at these friendly little faces :)

H A P P Y 

 and I put one of my tiny terrariums 
on my little red child's rocker on the porch…

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... not sure what the plant is, baby's tears perhaps?

added a seashell collected on one of my trips cup home in Connecticut

 I put some faux geraniums in this long basket on the porch wall near our rockers…
it's a nice quiet place to sit…

and I chose a couple of thread colors for another project 
that I'm stitching for my upcoming shows ~

I am working still on MY sampler ~ but
in-between charting new Hallowe'en/Harvest designs for cross stitch 
and a few new punch needle designs as well….

the fabric is my hand dyed Cupboard Cloth (osnaburg)
and I will freehand cross stitch on it for this project….

I chose browns & greys for this stitch ~

simple subdued colors

I should be finished with this one this evening,
so I'll share photos of it tomorrow…

my favorite scissors

Charlie will be here today for his Sunday supper ~

home made spaghetti sauce with fresh garden basil & oregano
tomato & mozzarella salad drizzled with herbed olive oil
fresh black olive bread
cranberry shortbread & chocolate ice cream

hoping you all enjoy a peaceful day my friends!

* Blessed be * 


  1. Oh, what are those wonderful yellow flowers? They look cone flower-ish.
    So happy to hear you are looking to adopt!
    Happy Sunday :)

  2. Glad to hear your looking for a new pal to adopt....sounds like a delightful Sunday in your part of the world with a wonderful meal to end it...perfect..blessings....

  3. Mmmm... I'm on my way for Sunday Supper... you're making all my favorites! :-)

  4. I always enjoy stopping for a visit to your lovely place...

  5. I am thinking the same thing...Yum, black olive bread...sounds delish!

  6. I am thinking the same thing...Yum, black olive bread...sounds delish!

  7. Wow I want to come to dinner too.

  8. Pretty flowers & dinner sounds Yummy !

  9. Iggy looks so sweet. Enjoy that delicious dinner!

  10. I want to come for dinner!!!

  11. I think the perennials liked our hard winter. Mine are pumping up like crazy! This is perfect stitchin' outside weather!!

  12. That iggy, such a cutie! I just love terrariums. I have since I was a kid, and now they seem to be making a come-back in the crafting/gardening world.

  13. Nice pictures of peacefull place! I love the colours you choose!!!

  14. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures!


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