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

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 ~


Anonymous said...

Yay! Winter Fox has arrived!!! All the designs are sweet!

Silent Stitches said...

Good morning Lori,
"Holly" is breathtaking...especially love the white birch tree! Ordering today, and looking forward to stitching it next.
Thank you & Have a great day!~Charl

PS I love the primitive cat with sewing box,in your header... Do you know if that is available as a print?

Unknown said...

Love the new header--i'm partial to kitties. Glad to have you back, "in the groove" The new things are really nice--wish I could get 'into' cross stitching--.

Martha said...

Yay - can't wait to get Winter Fox.. love it - love it.. wish it was in my hands right now so I could be stitching it..

marly said...

Wow. Three great designs, a fabulous new header, new puppa visiting, Picturetrail offers coming, so much excitement! I do like tea, but prefer cream and sugar with a touch of coffee.

LaNelle said...

Fabulous new designs Lori!! Enjoy having family permanently relocated what a blessing....

Anonymous said...

This is for Silent Stitches, and I hope you don't mind my jumping in here, Lori…I did some research on the charming cat art piece. It is a painting called "Mischief---Cat and Work Box," by Newbold H. Trotter and painted in 1858. I tried to find where there may be prints available but to no avail.

OldeThreads said...

You outdid yourself with all these new things Lori, just wonderful!


woollabeast said...

Love all these new designs Lori, just wish I could get back to my cross-stitch work {some day...sigh}. But until then, enjoy seeing your new creations! Can't wait to get your WINTER Valdani collection next. :D Cheers for a beautiful winter! And exciting to have your sister & her hubby nearby...mine is all the way on the 'other coast'...miss her dearly! ♥

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