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

Friday, August 31, 2018

~ Pumpkin Witch ~

just started playing, it's my 1st fast-speed video...
this was so much fun to create, and now I know how to fix the glitches!

enjoy for now ~

Blessed be,

Thursday, August 30, 2018

~ An Important Message ~


Etsy Shop orders {{for our WOODEN PRODUCTS Only}} placed between August 30th and September 15th will not ship until after September 15th ~ Kindly be patient with us as we  restock our beautiful home-milled wood, and prepare for our Gathering of Primitive Friends Show & Hook In here on the farm Saturday September 15th 2018.
ALL Other Items purchased {patterns, scissors, linens, hoops, etc...} will be shipped per usual. If you are purchasing both WOOD and Other items, I can ship out your Other items accordingly ~OR~ hold them until after September 15th.
*** Please let me know via Etsy Convo your preference for shipping your order ~
Many, Many Thanks my Friends for your Kind Patience and Continued Support
of what we LOVE to do! ~
Peter & Lori

Monday, August 27, 2018

~ Late August ~

 Good Morning Friends & Folk!
and a very happy Monday to you all ~
another hot, muggy day will be with us today...not looking forward to it at all!
these past few nights have been a blessed relief to us with temps in the upper 50/lower 60 range.

Autumn cannot come soon enough...

here are a few snaps for you, some end-of-August things:

things have gotten very busy here! 
with the kind help of beloved friends & family,
our new Studio at Notforgotten Farm has been built
and works are in the way to finish it up for the Gathering & Hook In here at the farm
on September 15th
{photos coming soon!}

Hoping you all have a wonderful week ~

Blessings from the Farm ~ 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

~ In The News ~

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

a brief snippet of a posting today,
just landing here for a moment to say:

Farm Shop Closed ~ August 25th through September 15th
we will REOPEN on September 15th for the Show and Hook In :)

Here is our list of fabulous VENDORS for this year, 
our 10th year and first ever Hook In here at Notforgotten Farm:

 * Jan Cole - Wool'n Gardener ~ hand dyed as/is wools, supplies, patterns, 
hand dyed linens, finished goods 
* Jeannie Happ - Two Old Crows {NJ} ~ rug hooking, punch needle & needle felting supplies
 * Marian Hall - Wooly Dye Works ~ hand dyed wool, fraktur-inspired pattern designs 
* Terri Leamer - My Winter Cottage ~ rug hooking patterns, and primitive handmades 
* Teresa Miller - Teresa's Primitive Treasures ~ wooden wares, punch needle supplies, finished goods * Jack & Kathy Newman - Everlastings ~ antique/primitives, folk art & finished goods 
* Lee & Robin Harrison - Millstone Mercantile ~ antiques/primitives, finished goods 
* Joan Spalding - Olde Rectory Antiques ~ antiques/primitives 
* Becky Carney - A Wing and a Prayer ~ art dolls, santa & pumpkin dolls 
* Katie Kriner - The Bee & The Bear ~ rug hooking, punch needle & vintage 
* Caroline Twigg ~ Eagles Nest Woolens: wool, rug hooking supplies

and INSIDE the shop: {this list will be updated}
* Meg Kroll - Primitive Pig Folk Art ~ primitive folk art & decor
* Misi Axel - highly scented folk art candles
* xJudesigns - fabulous hand dyed linens

So looking forward to seeing friends Old & New this year!!!

Blessings from the Farm ~ 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

~ NEW Items in our ETSY SHOP ~

 Hello Again!

just updated our ETSY SHOP with 
NINE NEW styles of scissors:
{plus added more of our ever-popular silver witch scissors}

new Extender Bars for our Sit'n Stitch Hoop Stand, Wooden Wool Strip Gauge 
and High-Quality GERMAN Wooden Embroidery Hoops!

Blessings from the Farm ~ 

~ hoping ~

is going to happen
~ fingers crossed for cooler temps 
so my wool doesn't stick to me. 

Blessings from the Farm ~

Saturday, August 18, 2018

~ Could it really be so? ~

that's it.
I have made up my mind...
I am going to pull out my hook and wools and HOOK SOMETHING!
it has been too long, too hot, too muggy, I've been too busy, too many excuses not to!

 I have been drooooooling over all of the FABulous photos of this year's 
Sauder Village Rug Hooking Week 2018 ~

if you are on Facebook, and a member of my 
you can see the almost daily postings of members that have attended and their photos...
if you're NOT yet a member, send me a request to join!

I haven't really pulled a loop since working on and finishing this big-boy in April...
4 months have passed, that's long enough!

yes, I have been loving my embroidery ~ it is fun and fast...and very rewarding

so I am in the planning stages for a new design for Autumn.....
sketchbooks all over the place, boxes, bags & baskets overflowing with my woollies,
and my beloved hooks and frame are being dusted off.

and let's not forget!!!

Here is a preliminary list of confirmed vendors for this year so far:

Jan Cole - Wool'n Gardener ~ 
hand dyed as/is wools, supplies, patterns, hand dyed linens, finished goods

Jeannie Happ - Two Old Crows {NJ} ~ rug hooking, punch needle & needle felting supplies

Marian Hall - Wooly Dye Works ~ hand dyed wool, fraktur-inspired pattern designs

Terri Leamer - My Winter Cottage ~ rug hooking patterns, and primitive handmades

Teresa Miller - Teresa's Primitive Treasures ~ wooden wares, punch needle supplies, finished goods

Jack & Kathy Newman - Everlastings ~ antique/primitives, folk art & finished goods

Lee & Robin Harrison - Millstone Mercantile ~ antiques/primitives, finished goods

Joan Spalding - Olde Rectory Antiques ~ antiques/primitives

Becky Carney - A Wing and a Prayer ~ Art Dolls, Santa & Pumpkin Dolls

this list will be updated as show nears...
AND so far we have 25 folks registered/signed up for our first-ever Hook In!!
we have some room left, if you're looking to reserve a spot, please contact me asap

Those who are registered for the hook in will receive lunch/snacks, a reserved spot in our studio, access to all vendors and all day shopping and a special treat from Peter & I for attending ;)

cut off date for registering for the hook in is September 1st ~

Shop will be open today, 10:00 - 4:00 and it is another Crafty Saturday!
hope you can come out for a visit.

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Friday, August 17, 2018

~ Tomorrow ~

Hello my Sweet Witches!
....gather your sewing baskets, brooms and hats ~

tomorrow is another
CRAFTY SATURDAY ~ here at the Notforgotten Farm
 Saturday August 18th
10:00 - 4:00

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Monday, August 13, 2018

~ Coming Soon ~

 ~ these have been in the works for a while ~
{{with much more to come...}}

happy to announce that we will be offering embroidery patterns for
'Folks like Us'

I'm working on larger hoop-art now
as well as filming for Video Embroidery Classes ~

 Patterns will be offered on paper {mailed}, PDF {instant download}
and possibly pre printed on linen {fingers crossed}!!

Patterns will include:
color photos, floss types & colors, stitch types, easy to follow directions 
~ and hoop-finishing/alternate finishing ideas.

We are over-the-moon excited about our new line,
and hope that you are too!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Friday, August 10, 2018

~ Tomorrow ~

 Another Crafty Saturday is upon us tomorrow !
August 11th 10:00 - 4:00

Hope to see you!

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

~ Needle Night & other Musings ~

Hello Friends & Folk!
and a happy hot Wednesday to you all ~

well every electronic device that we have, has had 'issues' this past week!
first my operating system on this Big Mac here in my sewing room, then of course all of the apps needed to be upgraded once that was installed...then my iPad and my Big Mac had a dissagreement and wouldn't speak to one another for a few days...after many calls to the fab folks at Apple, that is fixed...then my huge commercial laser printer out in the shop office went berserk and we had to call in our tech-guy to help us...still waiting on a part for that ~ OH and did you notice that all of my favorite blogs are now missing from my sidebar down there???? what the what!!!???

Mercury in retrograde?
Oh me thinks so.
here's a brief article about this phenomenon in the Old Farmers Almanac:
SOooooo ~
Monday eve was our monthly 
"1st Monday Needle Night " here in the shop...

always good to have our friends visit,
 eat good food and laugh while we create and chat ~ 

Robin & Lee from Millstone Mercantile came out...
here is miss Robin working on an impromptu crash-embroidery lesson 
that she and miss Anita have been bugging asking me about!

miss Robin working on her small pumpkin...
~ these two were the first ones to inquire about an embroidery class 
back when I posted about the Bird Seed embroidery class earlier this year 
{ you can read more about that HERE }

miss Anita and her pumpkin...
 miss Heather showed up too!
she was working on a model for me, so I can't show you that just yet ~

stitch stitch stitch
 miss Joan came too ~ 
she is really cookin' on her stitchery progress!

{ your nails look fine } ♥️
~ In Other News ~ 
I enjoy using my Sit 'n Stitch Hoop Stand when I do my embroidery ~
and find it very useful when I want to use both hands to stab-stitch...
the original stand accommodates hoops from 5" to 8"

I have been wanting to stitch larger projects ~ 
so Peter made an Extender Bar for the stand and now I can work on my 14" hoops! yay!!!
 {we'll be adding these to our Supplies page in our Etsy shop this week}
here's the link to the Sit 'n Stitch Hoop Stands too:

Here is another sweet old witch that I finished last night ~
I haven't decided what she should be holding yet,
so I put it 'out there' on IG & FB to give me your suggestions!
you can kindly comment here with your thoughts about what I should stitch for her to be holding ~

~ AND ~
Peter had surgery yesterday to remove basal cancer cells from his lower right eyelid ~
good news is they removed all cancerous cells! 
he has 13 exterior stitches, and some internal stitches...he asked the DR if he would look younger and she said yes, but only on the side she worked on! lol

Me, on the other hand ~
I have to go tomorrow for another eye exam to schedule cataract surgery for both my eyes ~
I'm excited and scared all at once, but they say I will no longer need to wear glasses full-time...
just those little 'cheaters' and I am A-OK with that.

I am waiting on another shipment of scissors to come in ~
those of you who have purchased directly from Etsy ~ Thank you SO much!
yours will be shipped asap!
for those who's names I have on the pre-order list,
~ I will be contacting you soon to send you invoices.

We will be offering the same Witch Scissors in the beautiful Silver Finish as previously,
but also we will be offering them in Dull BLACK finish, 1/2 Gold Finish
&Titanium Rainbow finish :)

~ along with these new Scissors designs/finishes:
Egyptian - Full Gold 
Sea Horse - Titanium
Augusta - Black 
Augusta - Half Gold
Fish - Titanium
Snake - Silver
~ Last but not Least ~
I will be updating our Vendors List for our Gathering here on September 15th
{oh my stars!!!} so stay tuned for that info soon!
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Monday, August 6, 2018

~ Today & Tonight ~

 Happy Monday Friends & Folk!!

we have been having a small reprieve from the rain & heat 
{ for a couple of days anyhow }
I don't know how people who live in tropical climates do it.
...I don't refer to it as sweating any longer, 
I just simply melt.

but I'll take what we have over flooding & fires any day ~ keeping those folks in our hearts.

Here is what I've been up to lately, 
for my readers who aren't on Facebook {FB} or Instagram {IG}
you guessed it, more embroidery!

I have a few more to finish, 
~ and even more in my head that I want to start {of course}
BUT I can feel the change in the atmosphere hinting at Autumn coming ~
and I want to get out my hook and wools and pull some loops!

 ~ AND  ~

A NEW Episode of Crafty Saturday is loaded up on our Youtube channel:
Crafty Saturday Episode #3 08/05/2018

~ Also ~

Tonight is our  
1st Monday Needle Night 
here at the farm shop from 5:00 - 9:00 ~

come on in for a visit, browse the shop ~ 
bring something to work on, some show & tell and come create with us!
{we'll have goodies to eat!}

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

~ Inspiration for August ~

Happy August to you all!

a smattering of stitches that are my inspirational muse today ~
Wheat Embroidery!

 **all photos courtesy of**

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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