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, June 20, 2018

~ Feeling Blue ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk!
~ happy Wednesday to you all ~

the title to my post is misleading... 
I'm not personally 'feeling' blue ~ 
I am just adoring the blue samplers that I've been seeing pop up on Pinterest lately!

look at these beauties:
this one is a naive and simple Alphabet band sampler:
"Behold the Daughter of Innocence how beautiful is the mildness of her Countenence"

Indigo dyed threads of cotton & silk
make me swoon...
such a difference in execution from the previous sampler above,
but nonetheless just as beautiful ~

and look at this big girl below!
just how many motifs can you have in a sampler at one time?
ALL of them I guess! 
{{love the weird looking mermaid/fish-woman middle-left and long-necked woman upper left!}}
I believe this one is Belgian, dated 1830 ~
 if I am wrong on the provenance, please forgive but WOW!! 
a stunner and how many hours went in to this??

soft sweet blues, pale and pretty...
this sampler stitched by Eliza Cookson (below)
 is just plain sweet and shows the prowess of a well-schooled 13 year old girl in 1824:

the lettering on this one below is perfect in my eye & heart ~
oh I just love them all!

Hoping your day is filled with many small things that bring you great joy!!
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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