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, May 8, 2018

~ A Picture Walk ~

Happy Tuesday 
~ Friends & Folk ~ 

I was up with the roosters this morning...
the sun came slyly into our bedroom and begged me to get out of bed and see the day!

so I grabbed my camera and headed out for my morning walk ~
 here are a few snaps of our flora & fauna here at the farm....

Our iris are beautiful again this year!

my little pincushion plant is very happy in the morning sunshine ~

here are our Lady's Slippers growing at the edge of our woods line...
 some are sprouting, 

and some are blooming.

I love the way the dew and sun is showing on the spiderweb and field weed below...

my lily of the valley.....
~ can you smell them?

Peter loves his Italian meals, 
so we always have plenty of fresh oregano...

the wild grapevine at our front gate to the shop is filling in 
with shiny leaves and tiny clusters of newborn grapes 
that our resident bird-friends love to snack on...

and the wisteria is showing off her petaled dress in vibrant shades of purple ~

my bleeding heart is blooming...
perhaps my little garden angel coaxed her into showing her sweet face?

and now I am back to the farmhouse,
with a cup of hot tea and my stitching in hand...

Hoping your day will be filled with small, beautiful moments 
and abundant creativity!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


Nancy watkins said...

Beautiful flowers. I would love to take a walk on your farm!

linda said...

Paradise! Love every bloom in the early golden light. Have a great day

Anonymous said...

I truly enjoyed this morning's stroll around Notforgotten Farm Gardens! Such a lovely variation of blooms and blossoms! Your garden art is beautiful, as well...

What is that you are stitching next to the beehive? Could it bee the mistress of the hive?

Patti said...

Love all of your beautiful flowers! We are several weeks behind you with more sprouts than flowers. I am coveting that design that you are stitching! Hope that it will be released soon :)
Blessings, Patti

Sue Stark said...

I love your garden! We are traveling north the next two weeks and will be coming home through Virginia and would like to stop by your shop, but noticed you are only open on Saturdays. Do you ever open for a little bit during the week for travelers?

LaNelle said...

Thanks for the morning walk about...fabulous! My favorite time of the peaceful with nature all around..
Your stitching is gorgeous Lori..hoping you will release for general public ..for those of us unable to attend PSS🐝 loving what I see.
Have a fabulous rest of your week....many blessings...LaNelle

debbie Sarley said...

Oh how I love the flowers! The iris and lily of the valley take me back to my grandparents' house and my pappy had a small field of the beautiful! The patch of lily of the valley grew in the shady area on the side of their home. They also had a rock garden in the back of the house. Whenever I would visit, I would be outside for hours..such memories!

Barb said...

I love this time of year when the earth seems to just come alive with beautiful things. Thank you for sharing these pictures, they made me smile.

elaine allerton said...

What lovely inspiration,, to start my day!!!
Love allur plants,,,, sure ahead of us here in ontario,,,, but thats ok,,,, my lily of the valley sprouted,,,, love it,,,,
And ur stitching is so pretty!!!
Have a wonderful day!

Jen Mayo said...

Such beautiful pictures!! That stitching is gorgeous! The colors!! What talent!!

Mugwump Woolies said...

How I miss springtime in my beloved Virginia! The lily of the valley by the back door...a childhood memory that will never fade. Your skep is beautiful!

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