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

Monday, November 30, 2015

Monday Greetings!

~ An 'eventful' week is ahead for us here on the farm ~

beginning with this, 
our annual Cyber Monday Sale in our

Our small gift to those near & far friends who support us ~
please use the coupon code: CYBERNFF2015
at the time of your check out after visiting our Etsy store
… and receive 10% off your total purchase amount


Next on the schedule will be tomorrow, December 1st's update on
please visit all of my talented artisan friends and myself for our monthly update ~


Then, on Saturday, December 5th ~
we invite you all to stop in for a visit to our farm shop for our
Christmas Open House
come have a cookie or three while you shop for your primitive needlework patterns & supplies, 
needfuls and our handmade items…


Finally, to round out the week ~
I will be holding a small event on my picture trail ~
 where you will find a small selection of my handmade offerings of the season….

Hoping you all find a little time to be creative today!!!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

My Wish ~

a simple wish for all of us ~

Peace this Thanksgiving Holiday

Peter, Hannah & I extend our Happy Thanksgiving Wish to you a day early ~
we will be enjoying ours with family & friends from near and far…

Hoping yours is filled with Peace and Love!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

Monday, November 23, 2015

Now Listed on Ebay ~

Just listed on Ebay ~
both starting bids at only 1.00 with No Reserve ~
5 day auctions will guarantee you will receive for Christmas-giving or for yourself ;)

Primitive Painted Coffer {Box}
click HERE to bid

Primitive Hooked Wool Chairpad
click HERE to bid

Happy Bidding my sweet Friends!!!!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sunday Musings ~

Good Sunday Morning
~ Friends & Folk ~

Looking forward to a quiet day today,
 working on finished goods for the open house, then house-cleaning and orders ~

My sister & I went to the Greenwood Antiques shop in Greenwood VA
where I found a slice of old needlepoint that I'm repurposing into sawdust pillows:

just love the colors of the wool yarns used
{I always rescue things if I can}

Here is a photo to make you smile today ~
Pinocchio & Daisy

{{same to you Nocchi!}}

and, Peter is working on our old trim here in the farmhouse,
he's finished the bedroom and I love it ~

the room is small ~ 
and I will be repainting it and stenciling in there too…
also I have a new bedskirt & bedspread that I'll share with you soon :)

Hoping you are all enjoying a peaceful weekend, 
… and preparing for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

Friday, November 20, 2015

Friendly Reminder ~

just a quick note ~
the shop here at the Farm will be
CLOSED today & until Saturday, December 5th ….

taking some time to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family & friends, 
and prepare the shop for our open house….

we will reopen the farm shop on Saturday, December 5th
for our annual ~

Hoping you can come out & join us!

{{ Our  ETSY shop is ALWAYS open for your shopping pleasure }}

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Good News!

~ Good Morning Friends & Folk ~

seems like forever since I've posted…
busy busy times here on the farm these days!

All kinds of good-things happening since Joan & I returned last weekend from the fantabulous
~ From Our Hands Show ~

first, my sister Louisea {some of you are friends with her on FB} and her hubby Tom
have finally relocated her in Virginia! YAY! 
~ they purchased beautiful wooded property just down the dusty road from us…literally.
for now, and until they get their home built, they are staying here on the farm with us ~
They brought along their best-boy, 'King' …
what a handsome old fellow he is, and SOOOO devoted to Tom. 
King & Roxy have become friends, and thankfully so!

hello big-boy

In other news ~
I will be adding the following to our Etsy shop today ~
3 new thread winders
 and three new cross stitch designs.
here they are below ~

Primitive Pineapple Thread Winder ~ 

Amish Mitten Thread Winder ~

Frosty's Top Hat Thread Winder ~

~ and ~

Monsieur  Pierre Thread Winder

and here are my beautiful models for the new cross stitch designs below ~
I finished all three into simple little Sawdust Pillows.

stitched by Joan Cather
Linen: 32ct Olive Leaf {hand dyed} from Dixie Sampler
Threads: DMC ~ ecru, 310, 918, 3021, 3064, 732
stitch count: 106w x 132h
{added ribbon/button embellishment}


"Blue Belsnickle" 
stitched by Cathy Tonelli
Linen: 32ct Old Farmhouse {hand dyed} from Notforgotten Farm
Threads: DMC ~ ecru, 310, 645, 783, 831, 919, 924, 3021, 3064, 732, 3787
stitch count: 73w x 101h
{added ribbon/antique key embellishment}


 "Winter Fox"
stitched by Elizabeth Wiksen
Linen: 32ct Old Farmhouse {hand dyed} from Notforgotten Farm
Threads: DMC ~ 310, 831, 919, 3021, 3033, 732
stitch count: 137w x 85h
{added rusty jingler-bell embellishment}


I also have a new Designer Collection with Valdani Threads ~
this is my "Winter by Notforgotten Farm" collection…

I am finishing up new punch needle designs with these colors, 
I will be releasing them soon and the collections will be available in my Etsy shop as well..

you can order this collection directly from if you can't wait for me ;) }}
here are the names/numbers of the colors in this collection:
O178 ~ Tea Dyed Stone
P1 ~ Old Brick
P7 ~ Withered Blue
O513 ~ Coffee Roast
O154 ~ Dark Antique Gold
O506 ~ Cinnamon Swirl
O545 ~ Primitive White
H212 ~ Faded Brown
P2 ~ Olive Green
O196 ~ Muddy Bark
O501 ~ Ebony Almond
O534 ~ Quiet Fall

~ Also ~
All of the current Little Stitches Club members kits have been shipped ~
 they shipped last week, right after Veteran's day...
we SO apologize for this delay!!!! 
our previous system {or lack-thereof } was completely faulty and membership renewals got messed up.
If you feel you are current and have not yet received your kit, please contact us via email {} and we will do our very best to get this straightened out for us all :) 

I just resurrected my picture trail website!!!! 
…come December I'll be holding semi-monthly updates of finished goods, primitive & antiques for sale 
of course I'll post about the updates on this blog and FB too ~ 
you can visit by clicking:

Well I am off to work my friends ~
I have now discovered that I LOVE LOVE LOVE coffee, after years of being a tea-drinker….
and that means more productivity hahaha!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

Sunday, November 15, 2015

From Our Hands ~ picture-walk


really, there is nothing more to say....except:
Thank you to Lori Ann & Rebekah for the opportunity to once again be invited to participate ~
Thank you to our sweet-as-pie customers who came out to visit with us ~
Thank you to my bestie, Miss Joan for the hours of help and constant laughter ~
and Thank you to Peter for putting up with me these past couple of weeks ~
~ my love to you all ~

now come for a stroll inside with me, won't you?

Notforgotten Farm's booth {and the ever-loverly Miss Joan}

here is the large chalkboard I decorated for the show ~

and here are the amazing offerings from the artisans:

Roberta Taylor & Connie Louthan

Marilyn Willmore ~ Worked In Wool

Lanna Omlor ~ Humble Rugs

Dean Hicks ~ Antiques

Dean Hicks ~ Antiques

Craig Yenke ~ C. Yenke Co.

Judy Robinson Country Textiles

Greg & Mary Shooner ~ Redware

Pam Gill ~ Primitives Past

Kelsey A. Smith ~ KAS Frakturs

Rebekah L. Smith ~ Folk Artist

Nicol Sayre Folk Dolls

Scott Smith ~ Rucus Studio

small chalkboard I decorated in the front entryway ~

happy folks waiting in line ~

Kathy Bonnes ~ Homespun Antiques

Stacy Nash ~ Primitives

Anthony Worrellia

Lori Ann Corelis ~ The Spotted Hare

Jane Theobald ~ Nantucket Baskets

Christine Miller ~ Antiques & Stitching

Christine Miller ~ Antiques & Stitching

Lori Brechlin ~ Notforgotten Farm

Lori Brechlin ~ Notforgotten Farm

Now it's home again for us ~ we leave Ohio today and drive down the dusty road....
stopping, of course, for a few notes to eat & a smattering of shopping along the way!

Hoping you all have a beautiful Sunday my friends!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

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