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, July 6, 2014

July/Aug/Sept ~ LSHC Model FINISHED!

Here is the July/August September 2014
Little Stitches Handwork Club model all finished up!

"Patriotic Fan Pinkeep"

© 2014 L. Brechlin for Notforgotten Farm/LSHC

 I wanted to do something a little different, 
...but useful for this quarter's club project ~
I love how it turned out ~
what do you think??

back is covered in red plaid wool

the model is stitched onto my 30ct hand dyed Old Farmhouse Linen
using 1 strand of floss over 2 threads of linen (15ct)

the finished size of this project measures approx: 
6-3/4" x 5-1/4"

I added new & old white headed pins along the top of the fan's edge…
some larger than others ;)

I also added a little thread ring to the bottom 
...and tied on a scrap of old ribbon ~

"...i can hold your pins & threads too!"

~ the flag/heart represents our love for our country
~ the vines represent longevity
~ the berries represent abundance
~ and the crown represents freedom of religion

sew sweet

 Oh, and it also serves the purpose of actually being used as a little fan ~
you know,
when those 'power surges' (hot flashes) strike!!!

simple, needful thing ~
So, the kits are being put-together ~
and each kit will include:

*paper pattern/graph/chart
*size cut of 30ct linen needed for project
*backing wool
*all threads to finish project
*thread ring
*12" length of ribbon

kit does NOT include:
sewing thread

Members kits will begin shipping this week ~
again, please pardon my delay in shipping kits this month ;)

If you are not a Little Stitches Handwork Club member, 
...and would like to join or renew your membership~
please email me ~
you can also
 for more info on becoming a member of
Notforgotten Farm's  "LSHC"

Enjoy this beautiful Sunday my Friends!!!!

* Blessed be * 


moosecraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

Tina McFadden said...


Stitching Cat said...

I love it! Very unique finish. Can't wait to receive my kit.

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Prim perfect as always Lori...goodness I can use that fan:) I really love this and will put it at the top of my stitching as soon as it arrives. The Prim Stitchers will be over the moon about this one too. Smiles, Nan

LaNelle said...

Going to be a sweet little stitch and useful too! Just perfect....thanks for sharing the meaning of the symbols...

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

you are all very welcome!!!!
Thank YOU!!!!!
~ L

must love junk said...

I admire your exquisite work! Lovely :)

Deborah Mooney said...

It's wonderful! How do you do it?!

Kathy F said...

Cute cute cute!!!!! Looks like a fun happy stitch!!

NMK said...

So pretty !

Robin Hager said...

Love, love, love it!!!!! I can't wait to get mine! Let the mailbox watching vigil begin!

dogwoodfarm said...

I Love it and always amazed at all the wonderful things you create and accomplish!!

MoonBeam said...

Nice, Lori. I look forward to receiving it soon. Too many wonderful projects, not enough time!


LauraP said...

I love it. Can't wait to get started

susiedele said...

So clever and unique. Wish I were a X-stitcher.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

A beautiful piece Lori!
Prim Blessings

Ronda Tedder said...

How sweet Lori! Love it!

Sadie Lady said...

Oh ,I love this truly unique prim!

Patti said...

Oh Lori! I think I say this with every LSHC kit - but this is your best one yet :)lol. I love them each so much and think the next one can't possibly be better, but it is! Thanks so much for creating these inspiring and lovely kits! Can't wait to start it! Will be watching for the mailman :) I have my little robin needlebook right here and still like to admire him so...
Blessings, Patti

Shirlee said...

Great design!

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