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, April 30, 2016

~ Crafty Saturday & a Test-Drive ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk!

our little farm shop is OPEN today from 10:00 ~ 3:00
come on in for a visit!

and while you're here, 
take our *NEW* Standing Floor Frame for a test drive!!!

** these are NOW AVAILABLE in our ETSY SHOP**
please click 
to purchase yours… 

Hoping you all have a wonderfully creative day my friends!!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

Friday, April 29, 2016

~ Standing Floor Frame for Rug Hooking ~

Hello friends & Folk!

I am happily, finally able to post more about Peter's new
~ Standing Floor Frame for Rug Hooking ~

In a previous post,  
I shared with you the frame that Peter built for our friend Eretta ~
{you can revisit that posting HERE if you'd like}

Here is my more-compact floor frame below:

because I hook more small projects than larger ones,…
but, because I want to begin hooking larger rugs ~
~ this size will be well-suited for me.

"Bee Witched" fits nicely on it, don't you think?

here is Eretta's big-boy frame,
 built to her size specs.

and mine ~

with this size frame, 
I can better reach across it to pull loops…
but it is still a small enough frame for me to either turn as I work
or move my chair around it as I hook.

 the height is great as well ~ it forces me to sit up straighter in my chair
{sitting with proper posture is super important!}

Peter has brought the gripper strips to the very corners of this frame,
ensuring an awesome hold on your rug's foundation fabric!

 Here it is 'nekked' ~
{meaning with no rug on it}
kinda sexy, huh?
{yes, hookers NEED sexy tools!}
all in good fun, friends ~

…there are glider feet on the bottom of each leg 
to save your floors, and each foot is adjustable up to 3/4" 
~ to make your frame a little taller if preferred or for un-even surfaces.

here is a standard sized chair next to the floor frame
so you can get an idea of it's smaller-but-still-powerful size…

and now,
Peter will demonstrate to you how it is dismantled 
 ~ for storage or portability:
{Great size floor frame for Rug Camps!}

you undo the wing nuts from the bolts 
that hold your brace on your frame's stretchers:

you will now lift off the top of the frame on the side that does NOT have the piano hinge ~
this side is held in place by strong wooden pegs:

once your side piece has been fully removed {unpegged}
fold down the top against the other side piece.

bring all pieces together {including the separate brace w/bolts}
and bundle them together using the provided velcro strips… 

like this!

Peter takes great pride in his craftsmanship…
you can see here the detailing of the joints on the frame:

as well as here:

Peter asked me to write his words below,
~ telling you about this frame:

"This Floor Stand, like ALL of our wood products, is made from our own Tulip Poplar trees that are meticulously chosen from our beautiful, replenish-able woods here at Notforgotten Farm.
the cut wood is milled in our woodshop to the highest Furniture-Quality grade, 
then hand-joined and finally hand-planed for that smooth to the touch finish."

Assembled ~ 23" long x 20" wide x 30" high
Inner 'Working' Dimensions {area that can be freely used for hooking} ~ 20" x 17"
Folded for Travel or Storage ~ 20" x 31" x 4-1/2"

We will be listing these in our Etsy shop tomorrow ~
 {Etsy Shop link above, under header}

We hope you're as excited as we are!!!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~

Thursday, April 28, 2016

~ Picture Walk ~

After our daily chores & all of our work is finished,
Peter & I head out for an evening walk most everyday now that the weather is warmer ~
we grab Roxy, and head on up our dirt road toward the big field and woods….

usually I forget my camera,
 but last evening I remembered to take it 
~ because I wanted to snap some pics of our iris again this year.

our lily of the valley is naturalizing beautifully
and I always pluck a few to bring with me on our walk :)

our once-strong strawberry patch needs to be re cultivated,
but for the moment
some survivors remain and show their sweet blossoms ~

our woods are filled with dogwoods…
some sparsely flowering, 
others heavily-laden with their distinct four-petaled blooms ~

I like to leave a sprig of flowers on Judith Proffett's {Proffitt/Profitt}'s grave
she lived here long before us 
and now rests eternally in the graveyard here on our property…

yucca or 'ghost-lily' plants are found in this graveyard too…
the local folks here told us that a ghost-lily was always planted where someone was buried…
{not sure of that though…} but they are a beautiful plant!

a view of the graveyard ~ with our big field beyond...

as we turn to walk back, Peter & Roxy share a quiet moment ~
we don't allow her to go in the graveyard,
nor is she allowed up by the road
so she sits and waits patiently for my return from fetching the day's mail ~

good girl
{just realized she has one lone blade of grass on her tongue!}

our woods are filled with winding-vines of wild grape ~
they wrap themselves to anything that doesn't move
so there are lots of trees here that have this twisted-look to them… 

also in our woods are patches of wild lady slippers…
I love these and eagerly await their arrival each spring.

there's our humble farm-shop
and a new sign that Peter & Chris made…

passing by the donkey paddock 
and there is our lovable Pinocchio standing in his favorite spot near the barn ~

anyone know what flower this is?
I can't remember….

the fragile wild poppies have return again.
they stand only about 5 inches tall and are as delicate as can be…
this is why I don't weed until after May!!

narcissus ~ beautiful

my small patch of rhubarb is coming along nicely!
can't wait to make jam again ~

Hoping the rains we've been having have brought your gardens strength and nurturing ~
have a beautiful day my friends!!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 

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