Our little needlework shop & studio
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email - Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

Regular Farm Shop Hours ~ Unless otherwise stated in postings below:
10:00 - 4:00
{{ if you would like to visit us on a day we're not open, please call or email ~ we'll arrange a time }}

Please visit our ETSY Shop ~ by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below...

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Open House Photos & Blog Hop Day #7

Howdy Friends & Folk !!

Oh what a wonderful open house we had! ~
the weather was a little on the soggy-side,
~ but the glow of the wood stove 
...and smiles of our friends who came out to visit us
surely warmed our hearts :)

Here are a few photos of the shop dressed in her simple farmhouse Christmas finery…

Peter & Chris moved the wood stove from this wall, below,
to the front corner of the shop ~ 
...opening up tons of room for more WOOL ;)

Here is a shot of the 'pattern room' that holds all of the 
patterns & models for my cross stitch and punch needle designs ~

this is a snap of the front counter, showing all of my newest design releases…

this table, which is usually reserved for us to hook, punch & stitch at
is laden with all kinds of Seasonal Goods ~
{you can see where the wood stove is on the right}

... this shot {below} shows my favorite HUGE white farmhouse cupboard
which now holds our line of Bliss Wool Cutters

a view of the side of the huge cupboard and other needful things ;)

ok, one more …

Here are our Valdani Threads ~
we're not carrying the entire line, but my color palette...
I'm working with them to complete my own color palette from Notforgotten Farm...
look for that to be available SOON!
{from us, and Valdani}

here is the counter where we cash-out our guests and cut our fabrics (below)…
{where are Felicia & Joan? oh most likely at the refreshment table, taste-testing the goods…}

...the following snaps are of my sweet & talented friend Becky Carney's
most-wonderful Santa dolls ~

standing Santa with log cabin

tall Santa dressed in whites ~


small Santa nestled in a basket holding a Yule log

We had beautiful handmades from Theresa's Primitive Treasures,
candles and loverly wax-good from 1890 Gable House Goods…
wool appliqué and vintage-inspired goods from The Marin House {Miss Felicia} 
and these: wonderful old-looking bells 
...by Olde Rectory Antiques {Miss Joan}

here are the Shiny & New Bliss model A Wool Cutters from Fraser…
now available in the farm shop {if interested in purchasing, email me at not4got@aol.com}

and here is the little table in the pattern room
holding the refreshments for our guests ~
{I wonder if Miss Flea & Miss Joan approved since they are nowhere to be found…
sneaky little mice they are!}

and here is my dear friend, book author & rug hooker 
Pat Cross
holding a rug she hooked of my Oh Glorious Day design
(with Pat's creative license of course)
this rug pattern, as well as MANY more of my designs, is available from Kris over at

Pat's rug is just beautiful ~
from her expert hooking to her over-the-top color planning to her fabulous & meticulous finishing.
can't say enough about it, and she is a peach to boot ;)

h e l l o!

well, friends
that's enough of the open house photos…

~ please remember to visit the
Buttermilk Basin's Handmade Christmas Blog Hop for today ~
the designer is
Blackberry Primitives!

 the Farm Shop will now be open again on
 Fridays & **Saturdays 10:00 - 3:00
Open Hooking {Punching, Stitching, etc…} 
will be on Saturdays once again ~ 

~ Come on out & play, shop, & have fun!!!!
**Saturdays are meant to be a social gathering 
for folks who already know how to hook, punch or stitch ~
instructional classes for these can be arranged if you are a newbie**

have a peaceful & creative Sunday my sweet friends ~

* Blessed be * 


NMK said...

Ohhhh my gosh your shop looks Wonderful !!! So many neat things & beautiful displays !!! All your patterns, threads & wool all look so pretty , yummy colors !!!!Maybe next year, my Cmas houses can be there , things have been very hectic here. All the lucky shoppers who got to see you yesterday...I'm jealous !!!!

Linda Ann Evans said...

omg, your shop looks wonderful....so many treasures, supplies, inspiration !!!!!!!!!! warm and cozy !!!!! what a treat !!!! love every bit of it !!!!!

Silent Stitches said...

Lori, the shop looks so warm & inviting...simply beautiful. ~C

Merry Wind Farm said...

Your shop is so beautiful! I see so many things that I love. I sure wish I was closer so that I could visit!
Do you have a shop cat? How do you keep the mice away out in the county?

linda56 said...

hey lori.....when will i ever get to see your shop in person.....its on my bucket list....it all looks so wonderful.....i just love the warmth that flows throughout...you have some major talent....i am just in awe!!!

Pat said...

The photos show you what her shop is like, but photos can't convey the atmosphere, aura, magical spell or whatever it is that you experience when you cross the threshold. Yep......put it on your BUCKET LIST!!!

JoanneS said...

I love your post !! Being so far away this was just a wonderful way to visit !! Makes me want to plan a trip even more !!

marie said...

What a beautiful shop. Why, oh why, do we not have something like this in OR.

HomeSpunPrims said...

Oh so wonderful miss Lori! Makes me wish I could jump in my car and come visit you! I have to take another look at all your shop has to offer. There's so much to see! Hugs, Lori

HomeSpunPrims said...

Forgot to say I love Pat's rug too! She is always inspiring!!

Judy said...

Your shop is so inviting! If I am ever in your area, I will be sure to come by. I should probably get another part time job first! I am a fan!

Judy Heartland stitcher

rx2massey said...

Sure wish I lived nearby...many of my favorite things in one shop...and the shop is so quaint! Merry Christmas!

allcounty said...

Your shop is Devine!!!! Love the look and all that you have. I just live to far away. My sewing room has the same theme going. Vintage all the way and antiques. Karin E :)

Jennifer said...

Oh my, it's all just so beautiful. If I didn't love coaching gymnastics so much I would want a job in your shop. This is located right on your own property? How lucky to do what you love where you love!

Jeri Landers said...

WOW, A person could get happily lost in such a shop as this, so much to see and touch....I could spend a lot of pennies for sure. Very charming and delightful.

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Thank you dear for sharing your Merry Merry shop!!
Really hope to visit in person one day!


Ronnie said...

Your shop looks wonderful, wish I lived close enough to visit! Thanks for sharing all the great pictures!

Jubama said...

une boutique de rêve !!!

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