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
email ~

Due to Covid-19 Health restrictions, the Shop & Studio at Notforgotten Farm is CLOSED until further notice...

Our ETSY Shop is Always Open!
visit our Etsy Shop by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below or going to

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Saturday Afternoon Musings ~

Hello Friends & Folk!

and a pleasant Saturday aft it is ~
a bit on the chill-side, overcast & a slight breeze in the air…
perfect day to sit & stitch!
(but then again when is it not?)

I've been working on new finished goods for our 
Christmas Open House 
which is now officially only
one week away…

here are a couple of appliqué mats that I finished 
(2 more to go)
that I mentioned in my previous posting 
using the ticking I purchased last weekend :

wool & ticking & calico

I'm trying not to go too "Christmas-y" this year,
I want you to be able to enjoy my handwork all year through :) I'm opting for more of a primitive palette instead of the usual red & greens ~

blues, browns, whites...

ok, maybe one "Winter-y" thing….

a simple tree from my scrap-basket
 I am also working on my project for 

my 'day' on this fun Hop is
Wednesday, December 10th
I'll be sharing a free pattern for my little 
Candy-Cane Santa Ornament
{{sneak peek shown below}}

and a recipe for Apple Cake ~

You can see the participants for the blog hop, on my sidebar…
beginning December 1st, visit those blogs in accordance to the days listed, 
and treat yourself to something 

Candy Cane Santa
2014 ©Notforgotten Farm

 I have been punching with those beautiful Valdani threads again,
the project above was punched using them…
I prefer to use the size #8 balls of variegated pearl cotton in my primitive color palette…

I'm loving them SO much, in fact ~
 that I will be now carrying my color pallete in my shop here at the farm! ~
(not available in my Etsy shop….yet)

I will be working with Valdani to design my own color collections,
and cannot wait to display them in our shop ~ 
...amongst our primitives & such.

just loverly ~

and I'm even more excited to share the news 
...that I will be offering these precious little 
Thread Pots 
here in the farm shop as well!!

you just drop your ball of Valdani thread into the pot, thread it through the curved opening,
and thread your punch needle ~ the thread ball stays safe in the pot…
~ no more chasing the cat to get your thread ball back!

and just-plain
 Oh. How. Pretty.

their jewel-like colors, handmade quality and uniqueness are wonderful ~

Valdani Threads & Thread Pots will be available at our open house ~
along with all kinds of new wools, more Oxford rug punch needles, 
beautiful rug hooks from Larry Ault
rug patterns on linen from Cammie Bruce & Lanna Omlor, 
finished goods from Misi Axel & Theresa Miller ~ 
we are also happy to say that we are offering brand-spanking-new & shiny
Bliss Model A Wool Cutters
 in our farm shop !!!
{perfect for Peters new Bliss Cutter Boards :)}

well, that's enough excitement for today me thinks ~
Off to thread my needle!

Wishing you a creative & peaceful remainder of the weekend!

* Blessed be * 

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