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, June 15, 2018

~ Friday Thoughts ~

Happy Friday 
~ Friends & Folk ~

we have a cool dry respite today,
before the heatwave & humidity comes next week.
that means yard work this afternoon ~
which includes tending the gardens...

don't you love how alien the scarlet bee balm looks?

always happy, 
you know these are my favorites:

little flutterby 
on a pincushion flower ~ 

more happiness!

our humble patio
where we enjoy eating, chatting 
and of course it's my fav stitching spot 
in the Summer months ~

progress is being made on the un-named sampler...
I really am trying to make it look very old, yet whimsical ~
but I ran out of room for the last letter in this word
so I did what our stitching-sisters of the past did:
I raised it up a bit higher and stitched it over one.
{this is still 2 strands on 32ct linen} 

there. all better now.
and I love it ~

I have an idea in mind for the finish ~ 
but not entirely sure if I will use it 
... or do something a bit different 

I seem to always be changing my mind as I stitch.

Hannah will be visiting us this evening,
coming home for a bit to celebrate Father's Day with us ~
always a happy time when our one and only comes home!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


Anonymous said...

Lori, it's looking fabulous!!!! And your gardens are so summery-lush! Wish I could sit a spell and stitch with you!

Saundra said...

Even rubbing the leaves of the plant gives off a beautiful aroma. Love Bee Balm.

kelley said...

Bee Balm is a favorite of mine...enjoy your time with your one and only...

woollabeast said...

Ahhhh my friend, been a busy bee here with our longer spell of cooler weather up Nawth so I've missed checking in! Still so much more I'd hoped to have done in our yard by now, but one day at a time. Love seeing your garden explode with color -- and love bee balm, susans & pincushion do the 'humble-bumble' bumble bees too!! Your patio looks so cozy, enjoy your weekend with Peter ♥

elaine allerton said...

Lovely lush garden pics!
Going to even get hot here for a few,,, in a few!!
Enjoy yr time with hannah,,,
your stitching wonderful , wonderful,, m
Very antique looking,,,,
Thanks for sharing,,

acorn hollow said...

I love bee balm too and not sure why I don't have any in the garden,

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