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 ~

Our Shop & Studio are NOW OPEN by APPOINTMENT Only Please...kindly call to arrange a time to shop or stitch!

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

Mar 10, 2015

Spring Thyme Blog Hop Day 10 ~ My Turn to play!

FINALLY I am able to post this ~
as you might know I am in CT visiting family, 
and I had scheduled a post to go live, ahead of time, but apparently it never did ~
I think blogger is having scheduling issues, but whatever...

here is my late post for you!

Hello Friends & Folk!
welcome to day 10 of Buttermilk Basin's
Spring Thyme Blog Hop

and today is my day to share with you :)

My two favorite seasons are Spring & Autumn....
~ but all 4 seasons here in Virginia are just beautiful~ 

Since we still have lots of mud and some snow here today
so I rummaged through a few of my photographs from last year.....

here is our humble Homeplace 
with a view from our farmshop herb garden ~

Springtime means lots of new friends here at the farm...
like sweet baby chicks with very attentive Mommas ~

of course it means my tulips & other bulbs bloom
like these grape hyacinth too...

and what spring would be complete without a kitten or two?
we love our kittens so much!

here is the project that I've designed for you ~
'Spring Time'
just a simple look with lots of possibilities...

I stitched this using DMC threads ~
all stems ~ 3011 ~ straight stitch
all leaves ~ 832 ~ satin & lazy daisy stitch
bird ~ 647 ~ satin stitch
bird's belly ~ 3064 ~ satin stitch
lettering, bird legs & berries ~ 610 ~ back stitch & french knot

IF you decide you don't want to stitch this,
you have my permission to punch, hook or appliqué it too :)

I would love to see photos of your finished creation so send me your photos to my email
and I will share them here on my blog!

and here is my recipe!
I love my cookies!!!!

this one calls for dried or fresh lavender buds ~ 
....they have a peppery-sweet flavor, and I think you'll love them too
they're so pretty!!

I hope you have enjoyed your visit, and my offerings today ~ thanks to Stacy for hosting this blog hop for us!!!
make sure to continue to hop-along with us tomorrow too!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~


Jane said...

I just have to do the Spring time in some medium! Is there still lots of snow in CT? We're finally snow free here!!
Have a safe trip XO

Crystal said...

Thank you so much for the pattern and recipe. Love your place! Thanks for sharing the photos.

Unknown said...

Love your spring we are having a rainy, dreary day here in Ohio....your pictures brightened my day! Love the pattern, and I am sure going to try these cookies....I love trying new recipes!

Janet said...

Great design and receipt.... Thanks so much...Janet M from Canada

LesQuilts said...

Thank you for this spring time wish! But, how do you print the PDF? I did not see a link...
Thank you, Leslie

Anonymous said...

That looks like a nice simple cookie recipe! Thanks for that and for the pattern. It is so sweet and would look great anywhere.

Mary Jean said...

Love your pattern but can't download it because there is no link and don't want to print out many pages of your blogs.

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Reply: click on the line drawing, save it to your computer, then you can print it out any size you'd like :)

Kathy L. said...

Thank you Lori, love this stitchery!

Barbara said...

A lovely pattern, thank you very much. I also look forward to making your recipe.

~*~Leanne~*~ said...

Thanks for sharing your spring time pictures. Your spring time stitchery is so sweet. I enjoyed my visit.
Happy stitching,

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Thanks for sharing your homestead and your wonderful spring project with us!!!
The cookies sound yummy!
Safe travels to you!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

What wonderful pictures - thank you for sharing them with us. Thank you also for the great little spring project and yummy recipe!

NMK said...

Love this cute pattern !!! Today will be a beautiful day in CT !!! I think you brought the nice Spring weather with you !!! Thank You !!!

jerilanders said...

Lori, I dearly love your farm-place. It is so very rustic and has the same charm as all your work. This has been a fun hop!

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Simply awesome dear . . . enjoy your visit home!


Silent Stitches said...

Thank you for the uplifting message photos & recipe.
Today we finally had temps in the 50's and the snow is melting! Yay! (The lower Cape had kidding :-)
We hope you are enjoying your time in CT. Have fun!

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Thank you for this wonderful design. Love all the springy pictures and the recipe

LL Farm said...

Beautiful pictures! Spring is in the air...
Lori from LL Farm

Jennifer M said...

Lori your design is so sweet, I'm undecided how I will create it, thinking punchneedle. Your cookies sound refreshing, I have not had a cookie with lavender before but will want to make these. Thank you again.

Ondrea said...

What a beautiful blog! I am so pleased I discovered it via the blog hop. Thankyou so very much for sharing your lovely sweet stitchery with us.

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