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...

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 * 


Rugs and Pugs said...

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

LaNelle said...

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....

moosecraft said...

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

gracie said...

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

Pat said...

What time is dinner?

brenda gervais said...

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

brenda gervais said...

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

Jacqueline said...

Wow I want to come to dinner too.

NMK said...

Pretty flowers & dinner sounds Yummy !

Krista said...

Iggy looks so sweet. Enjoy that delicious dinner!

Sandra Sullivan said...

I want to come for dinner!!!

Jane said...

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

Jennifer said...

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.

Elisabetta said...

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

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures!

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