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, December 30, 2017

~ Just Thinking....

 Hello Hello!
 and a fine day to you all ~

Another cold bitter morning, 
but the weather-folk tell us that today will be a bit warmer...
not so sure about New Years Eve or day though.

We will ring in 2018 at home once again...
some shrimp cocktail, cheese and crackers & antipasto for appetizers
~ then pork chops and sauerkraut for supper.

I will bake lemon bars & oatmeal cookies to snack on while we watch old movies, 
then finally turn the station to see the ball drop at midnight ~ if our eyes can stay open that is.

Of course I'll be stitching too!

I finished dear Jenny Wren and I am pleased with the way her dress and bonnet came out ~

I gave her a garland of greens to hold, with the tiniest leaves...
and added black french-knot buttons to the front of her frock too ~

....she is impatiently waiting for her beau to be stitched now though...
The handsome Robin Redbreast or Cock Robin is already in my hoop, 
with penciled-on standing collar and a wild-eyed look!

just thinking about the colors to choose for his waistcoat and trousers
and of course his beaver top-hat will be greys ~

I am enjoying this phase of my creative path, 
and am so happy to hear how much you are too! 
Thank you kindly for all of the kind words via Instagram, FB, email & PM's!!
{whodathunk that in my mid-50's I would be embroidering nursery rhyme characters?}

Some of you have asked if these will be patterns,
and my answer is yes, they will.
I am hoping to compile enough finished embroideries 
 to offer as a series to those who are interested in embroidering them yourselves.

it's not as hard as it looks! 
just lots {LOTS!} of split satin stitch, long & short stitch, 
~ outline stitch, chain stitch & french knots...
the tricky part for me will be writing the instructions ~ but it will be done.

Let me know just how interested you are in learning to embroider like this...
I may just offer a class or two!

Stay Warm, be happy & keep creating my friends ~

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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