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...

Friday, May 4, 2018

~ Counting Days & Stitches ~

 Good Friday Morning 
Friends & Folk!

We are busy as little worker bees here on the farm,
getting ready for the much anticipated ~
in only 27 more days!!
 just check out this FABULOUS list of Merchant Mall Vendors ~

~ By My Hands Needl'werks ~
* Carolina Stitcher *
~ the Craft Gallery ~
* Dames of the Needle *
~ Dixie Samplar Hand Dyed Fabric ~
* Homestead Needleworks *
~ Kathy Barrick Designs ~
* LeHay's Shaker Boxes *
~ Lela May Designs ~
* Lucy Beam *
~ Nebby Needle ~
* Nikyscreations *
~ Notforgotten Farm ~
* Samplers of Memories *
~ Summer House Stitche Works ~
* Teresa Kogut Designs *
~ Teresa's Prim Treasures ~
* Tree of Life Samplings *
~ Truffle Pigs ~
* Willow House Samplings *

!!!!! WOW !!!!!
aside from being a vendor again this year,
 I will also be teaching a class on punch needle :)
a combination of punch & stitch
I have been working on new cross stitch designs in between rug hooking, 
punching, appliqueing and painting!

I have been so busy in fact, that my little kitchen garden is full only of weeds ~
buttercups and chickweed mostly!!

to me, even a humble buttercup is most beautiful ~

 Hoping your day is filled with simple beauty and creativity ~

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


Anonymous said...

Your Buttercup Garden is beautiful, Lori...and I was just reading an article from the Herb Academy about the antioxidant attributes of the noble (yes, noble!) Chickweed! It is also great for the skin! Love the cross stitch design coming along...and does P.S.S. stand for Punch Stitch Stitch? Wish I could go to PA...

It's raining here (yay!!), and the little Cardinals have hatched and flown the nest! It has been like an aviary in the Three Sisters this fun to watch. Have a marvelous day!

Deb W said...

OMG, sounds wonderful! Is it open to the public?

Vicki Jo said...

Isn't the buttercup the very first flower we pick for our mothers? I think this memory is so old that it is just a lovely impression. Thanks for the beautiful photos. Wish I could go to that show in Pennsylvania!

Mary A said...

You can eat chickweed! It's great in pesto! Just add olive oil, pine nuts, and parmesan! Good way to use it up! I want to go to Penn but it's a far piece from California!

elaine allerton said...

What a sweet new punch! Wow,, always working and stitching!
Love ur garden,,,
Very country ,,, my favorite kind!!
So creative,, what fun,,,
No far away now,,,,
Thanks for sharing,,,

darlynn said...

Ms. there a Midwest show? Seems like all the primitive stitching happens on the East Coast. Love living in the Midwest, but missing out on said shows such as you posted. thank you

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