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 29, 2014

The Country Mill ~ Book Signing

Hi Folks!
Well, the end of our time here in CT is coming to an end ~
a bittersweet time for us...
hate to leave my our hometown and family....
the anticipation of going home is always the sweet part.

Here are a few snaps that Hannah took for me when we were at The Country Mill on Friday last ~

Linda Manna's picture-perfect shop

the porch of my dreams

Old Glory

a beautiful welcome to Linda's shop through her beloved little garden

ok ~ so compared to Linda, I am a giant. I have to bend down to give here a squeeze,
but a hug from my sweet friend is well worth the effort!!

Linda prepared a wonderful spread for us with teas, lemonades ~ fruit salad and sweet treats :)

here I am!

Linda carries many primitive/colonial/country decor items in her shop,
and she has always been true to her beloved community by sharing local artisans wares ~

I could have moved into this cubby/pantry filled with needful things ~

be still my heart ~

candles, lamps, textiles...pillows soaps and all kinds of good things!

Linda behind her shop's front counter ~

signing one of my books for a friend ~ notice that Linda also carries beautiful jewelry too!!

I am fortunate to have Linda as a true friend ~
her hospitality and personality are beyond sweet & I cherish her friendship.
If you get a chance to visit her in beautiful, historic Newton/Sandy Hook Connecticut,
please do ~ and tell her I sent ya!

pardon the knobby knees please ;)

Hannah & I will be leaving CT on Tuesday ~
heading back home to Virginia where my true love waits for me...
and my kittens. and puppy....
donkeys, chickens.
sheep, peacock ~ guinea hens.

* Blessed be * 


Anonymous said...

Hope you have a safe trip home, and that your book signing went well.
Mary Brown

MoonBeam said...

Looks wonderful and sounds very rewarding for you. Soon, home sweet home...


Sandra Sullivan said...

You must have had a wonderful time, both with your family and at your book signing. I know Peter and the rest of your animal family will be happy to see you. Safe travels!!! Blessings, Sandra

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful store, wish we could have visited. We were less than an hour from Guilford when we went paddling off of Bluff point. You picked a beautiful week for a visit, we were out on the water, most of the time.


Krista said...

Lovely photos at the Country Mill. I wish I could have stopped in. I will be visiting the shop again next Saturday when my friend visits again. I will look for your new book :)

HomeSpunPrims said...

Hannah has a good eye! But then how could she not with such a talented mother? Enjoyed all the pictures. Such a wonderful shop. I hope your book signing went well Lori. Safe travels home. Hugs, Lori

Elisabetta said...

Really a perfect shop the house takesmy breath away!!! Also Isabella is a giant compared to me I have the same feeling but it's true friendsheep too.... Inside the shop is full of primitive treasures!!

P.J. said...

Sweet friendships are a blessing. What a cute shop. Safe trip as you head back to the zoo. ;)

Tammy Burks said...

What a picturesque setting!! Looks like you could spend hours and hours in her shop!

Carly said...

I loved seeing the place you were doing your book signing at, i agree that nook space well ok the whole place i could stay in:). Safe travels back home!!

Anonymous said...

Hello :)
I look at your blog.
Not many understand English, but some associate.
You can not copy from you, because I threw on a translator.
Now, with the translator I want you to write, I admire the vintage shops. I also support you with your hand in the tradition of needlework.
Sorry understandably came as no writing in my language and the interpreter translated.
I cordially greet :)
Diana Polish (Europe)

Nancy Bauer said...

What a wonderful shop! I'm sure you are anxious to get home to yours :) Safe travels for you and Hannah, hope to visit you soon!

Nancy Bauer said...

What a wonderful shop! I'm sure you are anxious to get home to yours :) Safe travels for you and Hannah, hope to visit you soon!

Debra W said...

I am so sorry to have missed your book signing,but as it happened, I had an eldercare issue with my Mom. I am overdue for a visit with Linda as well. I always send my son there when he is planning to buy a gift for me, and Linda is very helpful to him!

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

I so wanted to come down and meet you but just couldn't manage because of family needing my care. Linda is a dear friend and I am so glad you were able to have this event and as soon as Linda publishes the fall date, I hope to mark it off on my calendar! Prim blessings!

dogwoodfarm said...

Wonderful shop! Thanks so much for taking us along on your visit back home.
Have a safe trip!!

susiefloozie said...

What a beautiful shop! And I wish I had knobby knees!!! ;)

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