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, May 30, 2015

In the Neighborhood?

Our little Farm Shop is
 OPEN today ~ 11:00 ~ 3:00

come on by for a visit if you're in the neighborhood ~
have a slice of my freshly-baked blueberry cornbread & a cool drink while you shop...

...and don't forget that today is open Hooking/Stitching day too
so bring something to work on and sit a spell with me for a while ~

~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sneak Peek of Summer-y Things to come ~

Hello Friends & Folk!!!!

How do you like the 'new' look to my blog??
I wanted to design a header that reflected me, our beloved farm & my love of needlework…
and wanted to change the colors a bit too ~ 
...I think it suits me well, don't you?
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We've been working on our Summer designs-to-come ~
{{Miss Flea has been a busy little stitcher-bee lately…}}

for this design, I've been inspired by my gardens 
and the hundreds of bumbler & honey bees that visit us daily ~
{I call them bumbler bees because they look cute but clumsy to me!}

...this peek is of

and I've been wanting to chart a nautical-but-stitching themed design for a while ~
this one below is called:
"Uncharted Linen"

and includes motifs of rolling waves, a ship, an anchor…

{of course a sewing basket had to be included}
and you can see a whale's head too!


here is another snap of the two of them 
clothes-pinned to my project wall
waiting for their finishes...

We'll have another couple of cross stitch designs, 
and perhaps a needle punch design or two…
~ plus new thread winders that I think you'll love!!!

Looking towards an early June release date for all !

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pattern Models for Sale ~

Hello Friends & Folk! 
I'm offering a smattering of models available for sale…

If interested, please email me at to purchase & I will invoice you through Paypal.

I will be offering more models for sale soon!
~ have fun :)
thanks so very much my friends!!
"SPOOLS of my Thread" pocket ~ {below}

"Merry Gathering Basket pocket" ~ {below}

"My Threads" pocket ~ {below}

"Robin Needlebook" ~ {below}


"Strawberry Basket" pin pillow ~ {below}
Strawberry Basket Pin Pillow ~

"Blue Belle" punch needle pillow ~ {below}

Blue Belle punch needle pillow ~

"Garden House" pin pillow ~ {below}

"Folk Tulip" Needlework Station ~ {below}

Folk Tulip Needlework Station ~

"Little Red Schoolhouse" covered book w/ sampler ~ {below}

"Hallowe'en Tree" Framed Cross Stitch ~ {below}


Many thanks for visiting today, come by again soon!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

Monday, May 25, 2015

Good News for Rug Hookers, another Blog Hop and a Picnic!!!

Happy to announce that
the ever-amiable & super talented Kris Miller of
has told me that she now has all 4 of my Farm Chores designs ready for rug hookers!!

shown below, are my original designs ~ that I worked in punch needle.
they are {clockwise starting at top right:} 
Dipping Candles, Keeping the Bees, Shelling Peas & Laundry Day

Each separate ready-to-hook pattern measures a nice size of 25.5 inches x 20 inches...
and Kris has them available Hand Drawn for you on your choice of 
Monks cloth {$40.00} or Linen {$51.00}
you can contact Kris by visiting her website link above and sending her your order ~

I cannot wait to see what fabulous rugs you all will create from these!
make sure to please send me photos of your finished rugs!

my sweet friend Kris & her handsome hubby ~
in one of their most fab booths.
aren't they cute?


I received an email from the equally-sweet 
asking if I'd like to participate in yet another one of her fabulous blog hops ~ 
and the answer of course was,….yes!
So watch for more on that soon {like in June}


later today,
we will spend the evening with friends,
enjoying a quiet picnic of sorts ~ celebrate the holiday…

~ never forget those who have fought to protect our freedom ~
please enjoy a safe & happy Memorial Day!!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Open House & Market photos ~

oh we had fun yesterday!
absolutely perfect weather for our open house & market…..

….and our many thanks to all who came out & visited with us ~

Early on, the cars started lining up before we opened the gate….

one by one our friends came in to shop, chat & snack ~

our sweet friend Robin Muddiman was here to lend a hand:

and Felicia's {miss flea} daughter, Bella assisted folks out in the garden…

our inviting, shady porch was the perfect resting spot
 in between garden & indoor shopping ~

this was our first-ever outdoor market, and I think we agree that it won't be our last one!
Peter & I are discussing perhaps bringing in vendors for next year!!!
{similar to our Gathering event each September}

so much to look at, choose from and take home!
great bargains and good-deals were made between friends….

I'm so happy our garden & the weather was so pretty for our friends!

inside the shop, we decorated in sweet humble farmhouse tradition…
lots of rust & chippy paint ~ 
new 'old' needful things….

the suitcase you see below was 'found' on our excursion to Penn. last week, 
and yesterday it held a few of my 'retired' models that were for sale. 
{mostly were from projects that were in past magazine issues, and previous LSHC models too}

a corner of the shop that keeps the now-quite wood stove…

pattern room with fabric & punch needle models ~

Miss Joan & Miss Flea always happy to help you ~
{love you two muchly}

Bella chose the lucky winner for our little raffle-basket drawing ~

and the winner is:
~ Kathy Tregembo ~

congratulations my friend!
{Kathy, please email me at with your shipping address}

all in all a wonderful day ~
my thanks to my beloved hubby for your never-ending help & support xoxoxox
Joan, Flea, Robin & Bella for being an integral part of the event ~
and to you ,
who came out for a visit…

see you again soon!

Have a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend ~
Stay Safe & Remember those who have served/are serving for our Freedom!!!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Good~Bye Dearest One…...

Sweet gentle Lazy…
may your days be filled now with long walks with your friend Buddy ~
over that Rainbow Bridge to the Summerlands.

Thank you for loving us.

Thank you for protecting us.

Thank you for blessing our lives 
with your steadfast devotion.

for giving us companionship and laughter ~

and for sharing your beautiful soul with us.

we will always love you.
we will never forget you.

please watch over us from your mountaintop now ~
...we'll see you again one day.

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

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