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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is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Afternoon Musings ~

Good Sunday afternoon friends & folk ~
it is a muggy day here at the farm…

…just staying indoors 
and working on the finish for the
that I mentioned in my last post.

as I mentioned, it will be in October ~
Saturday, October 18th to be exact!!

the project is a 'Thimble Coffin'
something I have been wanting to make but needed to tweak a bit ~
I am hoping to finish this by this evening, then I can share the completed project photos for you to see.

in the meantime, this is where I am with it:

the stitched portion will be on a box lid…
the design is not too involved, but it is stitched on 32ct Old Farmhouse Linen from ©Notforgotten Farm

the box will be covered in cotton fabric ~ 
{haven't decided which one to use just yet though…}
and the inside of the lid will be lined with antique book or ledger paper.

..inside the bottom portion of the box will have a safe place to rest your thimble…
and I will use this most-beautiful pumpkin colored hand dyed velvet {below} inside the bottom.

~ gorgeous hand dyed velvet ~

 The Students who sign up for this class will receive a small kit in the mail ahead of time, 
so you can stitch the cross stitched portion…
then you will bring that to the class with you on October 18th ~
...we will put the box together at the class, and also finish a small pumpkin emery as well ~

the CLASS FEE is $45.00 per student ~
that covers the kit + shipping (pattern, linen, threads)
and all of the supplies you need to finish the class project 
...once you get here on the 18th of October :)

we will also serve refreshments at the class, drinks and light snacks ~
but if you want to bring a bag lunch or water with you that is fine too :)

If you are interested in taking the class,
please EMAIL ME {}
there is limited space available for only 8 students
(Peter seems to think we can squeeze in two more ~ I need a bigger shop!)

first to email, first served will announce here when class is full ~

photos of the class finish will be posted here soon ~ maybe this evening!

Thanks my friends ~

* Blessed be *


  1. sounds so fun,,,sweet little design!

  2. Looks like fun and you know I just loooove that velvet:)

  3. Oh my . . this looks amazing . . . I wish I was a hop, skip and a jump away! sad for me :-(
    I'm sure the class will be an amazing time!!

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  5. I so wished I lived closer!! All looks wonderful and small!!! love it!!

  6. Love this design! Any chance you could offer it as a kit for us folks that live so far away? :-)

  7. This is going to be so sweet. I love it already!

  8. Love, love, love it! Your pretty amazing young lady:-))

  9. What a fabulous wee treasure.....

    Would that I could attend.....

    Give a thought to perhaps a kit and online instructions to those who live away...........


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