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 me...

chasing kittens, puttering in the gardens or talking to the tree.

I love seeing the past through the eye of a needle ~
...I collect old & odd things.
I pull wool & cotton through linen. I walk barefoot in my garden and throw my head back and cackle when I laugh...

I'm just a little farm-witch that loves where I am & who I'm with ~

Our little needlework shop & studio
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email -

Regular Shop/Open Studio hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 ~ 4:00
*unless we are away at a show or teaching a class*
{better to call/email first}

our Etsy Shop is ALWAYS OPEN!
Please visit our ETSY Shop ~
by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

~ What have we done ??? ~

it looks like something is going on at the farm shop? 
there are sawhorses in the garden!

yes, the sign says closed...

and Pepper says:
"Mom, don't even go in there...."

we are in the process of a total renovation!!!
 {whatcha doin' up there Pete?}

the men folk are sheet-rocking the storage area above our office...

with the steadfast help of our buddy Chris,
{our right & left hands here on the farm!}

this is what Pepper doesn't want you to see:
a massive pile of stuff in the center of our shop ~
just waiting for new wall paint, floor paint, trim paint and new shelving and lighting too!

it is already so much brighter with our beams painted white!

and I have even chosen a new color for the front door...
{every good witch has a purple front door you know}
ok, more of a reserved Plum color, but plum is in the purple catagory ;)

there will be wrap-around shelving along the bottom half of the walls, 
~ and new pegboard will be above the shelves to the top of the beams..

the walls will be a brighter white, 
while the floors, trim and pegboard will be a warm grey enamel ~

this view below is how I feel with the shop in this condition:
so off kilter for me!!

why, there is even run-off from inside, 
to the front porch!

"I told you not to go in."

 So, while we are in the midst of remodeling, we will be of course
and I will keep you updated on the progress of the remodel!

Our new look will be brighter, roomier, and more organized for the needleworker to shop ~
think: vintage farmhouse with a nod to modern industrial ;)

...we will also be adding more stitching space {tables and chairs} for Stitching Saturdays /Classes
 and a NEW coffee bar too!!
woot woot!

while the men folk are working in there,
I'm working on models for new things... always busy & productive ya know!

have a most-beautiful Tuesday my sweet friends!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


gracie said...

Cannot wait for the big reveal.

woolyredrug said...

Kudos to your menfolk, lots of hard work...but it will be oh so wonderful! ~L

Becky said...

WOW! The beams really pop 😍 I Love It!

Jane said...

HOLY DANCIN' DONKEYS!!! This looks wonderful and I can't wait to see the finished shop!

marly said...

Fabulous! What a gorgeous space, love those whitewashed beams and ceiling. Color choices sound perfect, but of course, an artist chose them.

Cheryl WNC said...

Oh my goodness! The beams painted white are awesome. I see rugs hanging from them. :-) Wow. I look forward to seeing it all brightened. Lovely. I bet all the colors are gonna pop with the white.

Cheryl WNC said...

Oh, I meant to include...the purple front door. Excellent choice.

Anonymous said...

By the time I get to visit Notforgotten Farm, all will be freshly updated and ready!! Remodeling is messy and challenging, but oh-so-worth-it in the end. Yay for the purple door!!! <I;)

Jacqueline said...

A BIG project for sure but it will be all fresh and new. Spring is a great time for fresh inspiration.

Lisa said...

I can't wait to see the final reveal!! I LOVE everything you have showed us so far......Lisa

Rugs and Pugs said...

That's an ambitious remodel!!! I hope it goes smoothly :)

Saundra said...

That's some big time renovation for sure. Pepper is a beautiful hound ans definitely part of the family!

Janet Lawson said...

Oh,how I wish I lived near will be beautiful..excited to see it finished..

WoolenSails said...

It looks wonderful and I like the cleaner, brighter look and mixing industrial is fun to do.


OldeThreads said...

This is going to be a most excellent shop! The stuff on the porch makes me want to come and yard sale.......I see tons I'd like to have! Eager to get down there now.....

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lori,
I am always amazed by the talent of both of you and am so happy that you are getting a whole new look to your sweet shop!! How I wish I could come there and visit in person when you get it all done!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us and best wishes for a quick and safe remodel!!
I'm sure you are just bursting with excitement and anticipation!!
Enjoy your week, Lori!
Heart Hugs~

NMK said...

Wow !!! To move everything & do all that work ....was a lot & had to be exhausting !!! It looks really nice & will be fun to re-arrange & decorate !!! A nice fresh start ! It will be fun to see the New look !!!

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