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...

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Monday, June 4, 2018

~ PSS Retreat 2018 ~

Hey Ya'll!
...we are back from a most fabulous
Prim Stitchers Society Retreat and Merchant Mall!

the beautiful Red Lion Inn in Harrisburg, PA is where the retreat was held ~
a lovely place for friends to gather and the hotel & restaurant staff
 could not have been nicer or more accommodating.

I took lots of photos, but here are my favorites for you ~
no particular order, as I was like a kid in a candy shop there :)

yes, those are tiny little tomato pincushions on Stacey Bear's sweet shoes!

this was such a wonderful retreat once again pulled off by
Terri Hall {Dixie Samplar}, Ridgely Johnson, Michelle Acosta & Cathy Tonelli ~
Thank you girls for your hard work :)

Thank you also to those retreaters
who were brave enough to sign up for my punch needle {needle punch} classes!
we have fun don't we?!!

Many thanks to the shoppers who visited Joan & I in my booth!
loved seeing you all ~

I did manage a little retail therapy while I was there,
the beautifully spooky-sweet Lela May project bag with the 'Witchy' design on the front
from the Primitive Needle {RIP Lisa Roswell}
and the small tramp art comb box made from an old fruit crate from a local antiques mall...

but, LOOK at the beautiful Carolina Stitcher {Faye Riggsbee} project bag
that I was gifted by the PSS girls for being a teacher!
PURPLE fabric with the 2018 retreat project attached...
stitched by Terri Hall {Dixie Samplar}
and a wonderful chart for the 2018 PSS Pincushion from Willow Hill Samplings!

**I Need to Mention**
that Miss Faye Riggsbee stitched a beautiful project bag for ALL OF THE RETREATERS!
and I just know that much work and love went into every bag...thank you Faye <3 nbsp="" p="">

but wait ~ there's MORE!
inside my loverly purple bag are all kinds of goodies ~
beeswax, scissors, threads, linen, chart, tack pin,
sheep thread holder and wooly sheep scissor holder, & a magnetic needle-minder too!

the PSS girls also gifted Miss Joan {who, without I would be lost} with a smaller-but-identical version of this bag stuffed with goodies!


I finally found the little scallop edge compote dish
that I have been wanting to use to hold my little scissors...
milk glass with a small pressed floral design.
also found at a local antiques mall in PA!

on another note,
tonight would have been our First Monday Needle Night
{being the first Monday of a new month ~ again!}
since I am pooped from the weekend's adventure
and my entire shop is still unpacked in the back of my van,

I now have lots of catching up on Etsy orders, pm's, emails and phonecalls this week...
but I have a brain-full of new and exciting designs just waiting to be stitched/hooked/punched for you
from all of the inspiration that Lancaster, PA gives me ~

much xoxoxox to you all,

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


  1. Welcome back, Lori! Wow! What an eyeful of lovelies!!! All those threads...those darling pin cushion shoes...your purple project bag and all of its goodies...sounds as though everyone had a great time.

    And, what a clever use for a compote dish...

  2. Lori,
    Glad u had a great time!
    Wow! what goodies! Love , love that dish,,, for ur scissors, perfect!
    You will be busy,,,
    Glad u had a helper in miss joan!!
    Take care,,,

  3. Thank you so much for sharing so us “west coasters who could not attend” could feel part of the happenings. I would have been stuck in all those racks of fabrics. What heaven!

  4. I enjoyed seeing the merchant mall through your camera's lens. What a fabulous variety of wares! Thank you for sharing!

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