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.

Our Needlework Shop & Studio
is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
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Monday, July 28, 2014

"Thimble Coffin" October Class Project ~

Here are the photos of the project
 for our upcoming October 18th class here at the farm ~

"Thimble Coffin"

4" diameter box ~ cross stitched portion on lid of box
 I chose to finish my box with two different cotton fabrics ~
one beautiful cheddar-colored print with black flowers for the band on the lid,
and a moss green hued cotton fabric with black vine for the box band…

Class students will have a variety of cotton prints to choose from, all will be Harvest/Hallowe'en colors :)

tied up with a pretty black ribbon

here is the stitched portion
 that class participants will stitch before the class ~

students will receive project pattern, threads
 and the 32ct. Old Farmhouse Linen from ©Notforgotten Farm, 

 easy finishing, 
but the surprise lies inside ~

take a peek ~

...inside is a cozy place to tuck in your favorite thimble ~
nestled down into hand dyed pumpkin colored velvet…

the inside of the box is lined with old ledger paper copies, as is the lid ~

there is a 'secret' to this finishing, that only class members will learn about ~

my thimble quietly rests ~

 This happens to be just one of my favorite Sterling thimbles ~
it has a scrolling-vine and little 'honeycomb' patterrn to it…

sew pretty

 Here is a closer look at where the thimble 'rests' :

indentation of my thimble

 There is room in this box 
to carry all sorts of your small needfuls too ~

buttons, pins….floss, etc.

and when class is finished, we'll make theses with leftover velvet scraps!

tiny velvet pumpkins

I have SEVEN students signed up, 
so that means ONE more space is available to come on out to Notforgotten Farm
and make this spooky-sweet Thimble Coffin with us ~
email me at

I need ADDRESSES PLEASE for those of you who are signed up:
Heather C.
Carolyn M.
Robin M.
Nancy B.
Barbara R.
Kay B.
Sharon S.

get them to me please via email so I can mail out your kits!!
Thanks so much my Friends ~

Have a *SPARKLING* day!!

* Blessed be * 


  1. Absolutely darling!! Love the velvet…. truly wished i lived on the east coast again….

  2. What a Fun project ! Wish I lived closer too !

  3. Only if I lived closer as well.....sounds like fun....

  4. Very cute!, I wish I lived closer!!

  5. Lori,

    Oh what a fun class! those students are blessed to live nearby! Love everything about the project! Where do you find Sterling silver thimbles?


  6. Love to see what you change the wall paper(your top header) to… about once a week? you have something new!!!

  7. LOVE IT. Wish I lived in your neck of the woods.


  8. I love it as well !!!! Looks like there are a lot of us who would take the class if we were close.....have you considered doing a online class?

    I always love your work.....Christine , Washington State

  9. Adorable! Wish I lived nearer.

  10. What an adorable project. I would love to attend your classes, but live too far away.

    Judy Heartland stitcher

  11. Most delightful coffin I've ever seen!

  12. Absolutely precious! Oh, if I were in driving distance I would surely take this class! Would love it if you could offer an online class!

  13. OMG Lori, this is just the sweetest piece!! I wish very much that I lived closer to you and could join in on your class. Have you ever thought of doing an online class?

  14. Your kittens are adorable! I am really partial to tabbies so little Tig is so cute! I'm really glad they all made it thur their surgeries well. I do cat rescue and we spay/neuter kittens all the time. I know you were a little afraid of it but the kittens seem to bounce back so quickly as soon as the anesthesia wears off. Now I'm wondering one an cat rescuer I advocate spay/neuter to try to keep the population I was wondering if mamma cat will be the next one at the vets?

  15. It looks as if it came from out of time.. Lovely and I just love thimbles as well I have several I found back when my father cleaned Estates out.. I just last week ordered a glass one with violets on it.. It's love wish I was clost by to make a box too.. really pretty with love Janice


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