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

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

~ A Beautiful Mess ~

what a mess....
a beautiful mess.

a mess I don't mind making!

 in the throes of creativeness and making-things
I also tend to leave a trail behind me...

 my sewing room looks like a tornado hit it!

but it's ok...
Good Things are coming from all of this creative chaos.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Monday, November 27, 2017

~ A Full Heart ~

I am overwhelmed with the kind remarks and purchases
 from our Etsy shop during the wee hours last night & this morning! 

we are blessed to have such sweet friends and customers such as you ~
*Thank You from the very bottom of our humbled hearts*

don't forget that the Cyber Monday sale is active until midnight tonight!
 and please remember to use the coupon code ~ cyber2017 when you check out 
for 10% off your total purchase with us ~

{{ I have had to restock the Etsy shop once already!
seems like Peter's Stitcher's Companion is a big hit }}

~ and I know that a lot of you have seen me stitching on this little piece {below} lately...
and have asked if this will be a pattern?
the answer is yes it will!
I'm just running behind a bit on his finish ~
 this is
 'Christmas Folk'

so better late than never, 
I will add the pattern to our Etsy shop {pdf & mailed}
asap ~

have a sparkling November day filled with happiness and creativity!
Blessings from the Farm ~

Sunday, November 26, 2017

~ Cyber Monday Sale on Etsy ~

 ....just hear those sleigh bells jingling,
ring-ting-tingling too.....

ok, I'm ready for some snow.
a Good Old Fashioned Winter where we have to bundle up,
wear mittens and drink lots of hot chocolate type of Winter!

~ I'm dreaming of a white Christmas ~

but until the fist flake falls, I'll keep dreaming
and keep my hands busy with my beloved needlework...

what's that you say? you too?
oh such good company I keep...
Tomorrow is Cyber Monday ~ how strange to say that...but, it's true!
thanks to technology we can shop in our sweats or jammies,
and receive instant gratification -
{with the help of our computers, printers and pdf files}

and to help celebrate,
Peter & I have a few new Needful Things for you ~

... a beautiful new wooden item from Peter, this is our 
'Stitcher's Companion'
a great little box with drawer, pincushion base and 4 spool holders on the top ~
 this has a removable clamp so you can either keep it stationary with you on your work table, 
or move it around from place to place as you stitch!

a NEW thread holder/floss winder in the traditional shape of a Peppermint Stick!
 and 2 new Punch Needle patterns:
"Peace Dove" & "Santa Deer"
{patterns will be offered as mailed/paper & PDF}

So, tonight ~
at the stroke of Midnight
{well, here in the good old USA anyway}
you can shop in your jammies and save 10% on your total purchase with us!!

 to use the COUPON CODE:  
when you check out.... 
or the discount will not work and I can't apply it to your purchase after that!!

I wish you all a Holiday Season filled with Peace & Creativity....

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Saturday, November 25, 2017

~ Saturday Musings ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk!
... cold & sunny here at our farm this morning ~ 
waking to a fresh pot of coffee brewing on the woodstove is always a pleasure.
...even though I drink tea, the smell of coffee in the morning is heavenly to me!
and while the woodstove will be piping, 
I will place a nice pot of turkey soup on it for our supper this thinks a nice loaf of crusty bread needs to be baked too.

 A Friendly Reminder:
 our farm shop will open once again on December 2nd 
with the start of our Holiday Open House Week ~ from December 2nd through December 9th, 
our shop hours will be 10:00 - 3:00 for your pleasure ~

This week will be a busy one for us as we prepare for the festivities to come...
lots {and lots} of stitching needs to be done...

along with a few 'other' kinds of folk art ~

 The Woodshop will be a flurry of activity with Peter & Chris 
busily filling orders and creating new wooden folk art for you too!
...we have new Goods to show you and are finishing up new designs 
to be released on Cyber Monday in our Etsy shop

the coupon code for this Cyber Monday Sale is :

Have a peaceful weekend my friends ~
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Thursday, November 23, 2017

~ A Thanksgiving Wish to you ~

 Simple and Heartfelt ~

...from All of Us,

to All of You!

may today bring you a Thanksgiving
filled with peace, plenty & love....

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

~ Early Morning Farmhouse ~

I love waking earlier than Peter...going downstairs to a quiet kitchen
 {read: before Peaches, our parrot hears me and begins yelling "Morning! Morning!"} 

I quietly get the tea kettle from the woodstove, 
pour myself a piping cup and head back upstairs to my sewing room
to peruse my favorite blogs, FB and of course, Pinterest...

I love the way the morning light slants into our old wavy glass windows...
casting beautiful plays of shadow and sunlight onto my cozy stitching nest ~

this room is where all of my dreaming, creating and designing begins 
so I fill it with inspiration pieces that speak to my vintage/primitive and needlework-loving heart.

pretty things, old things,
 odd things that no one else may want 
but that I find beautiful in the simplicity or wear in and of them ~

tattered lace, yellowed and stiff with age
mingles with beloved jewels made by dear fiends and some by myself as well.
small pieces of memories that keep my mind full of inspiration for future things to create...

I can easily get lost in here {and do!} for hours...
rummaging through my piles of fabrics, wools and linens ~
re-discovering threads in dark corners and half-finished projects that were meant to be perhaps a new design that somehow found it's way into a drawer, only to be brought back out in the light and reimagined now ~ to finally be resurrected.

As the sunlight strengthens and shines brighter, 
I hear my husband stirring in the bedroom and know that another busy day is ahead for us both...
there will be many cups of tea and coffee to fuel us, there will be much discussing and planning
and then our workday begins.

He, creating with his beloved wood ~
Me, plying those needles & thread in some way or another....

~ here are the most recent things to come from my punch needle:

'Santa Deer' and 'Peace Dove'
patterns coming soon, both paper & PDF

and of course I have another in my hoop ~
'Christmas Heart & Holly'

Our daughter Hannah will be coming home today ~
we will shop this eve for our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow...
it's always so good when she comes home.

Wishing for you a beautiful day filled with quiet times and creativity to fill your heart ~

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Monday, November 20, 2017

~ Another Year Older ~

You're another year older today...
and wiser, kinder and stronger than ever.

Lucky to call you friend and partner,
husband and soul-mate ~

 still as energetic, talkative and positive ~
even with us driving each other crazy sometimes!

a family man, helpful and giving....

always ready to lend a hand to help
or provide a warm lap for a friend....

you're a hard working man that loves to work with his hands,
you are down to earth and steadfast.
and terribly kind-hearted ❤

perpetually smiling and joking
{even though that drives me crazy because I'm so moody}
I am thankful you are strong enough to handle me!

the best father, brother, son, son in law, brother in law 
and friend to so many ~

wishing you, my dear husband
a Very Happy Birthday

All My Love, All My Life ~ and then some.
 ~ Lori

Sunday, November 19, 2017

~ And We're Punching.....

The gears have switched {what else is new?}
...finishing up my new Christmas/Winter punch needle designs for you!

'Santa Deer'
is in progress...
well, almost finished really ~

just a little more to do yet ~
using Valdani #8 pearl cotton & DMC 6 strand in this design...

also using different heights on some parts to make them more dimensional & fun!
{like the trim on his coat & hat}

I like using both variegated pearl cotton & plain DMC 6 strand in one design,
it gives a different look to m finished work and is a little easier
 on the pocket-book when you use DMC for the fill-in of the background!

I have a few more to work on, and will show them to you soon ~
I will be adding all of the new NFF designs and Wooden Wares to our Etsy shop very soon!

Have a beautiful Sunday my stitching friends!
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Friday, November 17, 2017

~ Farm Shop Open ~

Hello Friends & Folk ~
just popping in here to say,
our little Needlework Shop here at the farm will be Open Saturday 10:00 - 3:00-ish.

 We are not decorated or ready for Christmas quite yet, as we are traditionalists and begin our celebrating after the Thanksgiving Holiday....
we still have patterns & supplies for your rug hooking, 
applique, cross stitch and punch needle needs ~ and it is always nice to have you come for a visit with us on Saturdays, so bring your work in progress and come create with me !
{hot chocolate and sweets supplied, of course}

Our Holiday Open House Week begins on December 2nd with a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus!!
We will be open 10:00 - 3:00 everyday from December 2nd through December 9th ~
so you can shop for your needfuls with us in a more relaxed way this year!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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