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, September 28, 2018

~ Goings-On ~

Hello Friends & Folk!
'tis the end of September already ~ how fast it flies....

we are resuming our regular Shop Hours of:
Saturdays ~ 10:00 - 4:00 ~ 
and we would love for you to come out for a visit 
to our humble little Farm Shop & Studio.

and don't forget, Saturdays at the shop are our
Crafty Saturdays
~ where you are welcome to bring your needlework 
or rug hooking in progress and come create with us...

and we are once again holding our 
1st Monday Needle Nights
~ for those that may have evenings free on the 1st Monday of each month...
bring along your works in progress and have a relaxing time in our new Studio.

I am diligently working on updating our 
for the end of 2018 and 2019
which will include workshops and classes in but not limited to:

Herbal Teas & Remedies
Folk Embroidery  
Punch Needle 
Rug Hooking
Wool Dyeing
Wool Applique
Doll Making
Cross Stitch
Watercolor Painting
Paperclay Sculpting 

I have a list of wonderful teachers put together 
and I think you will be as excited about the projects and classes as I am!

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Since the Studio is now usable and in the final stages of being 'finished', 
we have decided to make it available for any crafty/stitchy/wooly group or guild that needs a facility to work or meet in or just a place to gather...

If you are a member of such a group and would like more info on that,
kindly send me an email to 
and I'll send you all the details...

EGA {Embroiderers Guild of America}
ATHA {Association of Traditional Hooking Artists}
PSS {Prim Stitchers Society} 
** these groups will receive a discounted rate **

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Joan & I will soon be heading to the

how much fun can a little ol'witch have?

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

~ Gathering Show & Hook In Recap ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk!
oh what crazy weather this land has seen this past month, 
...and in some parts is still continuing!
~ hoping all are safe and dry ~
For those who couldn't come out to the show, 
or those that aren't on FB or Instagram ~ 
here are a few snaps I took during the day...

in no particular order:

 Peter & I would like to thank:

All of our wonderful vendors who braved the weather forecast ~ 
those who have been with us for 10 years, bringing their smiles and wonderful wares, 
and our new vendor-friends whom we hope will come back for many years to come!

All of our sweet customers who visit with us each year, Thank you for your kind support!
 ... and to our new friends who came for the very first time ~ we welcome you back...

Our Rug Hooking Friends who registered for our 1st ever Hook In in our new Studio!
I am over the moon happy that you all had a great time...thank you for your kind feedback 
and hope to see you again next year!

Our terrific food vendors, Thrill of the Grill for cooki' up the best sliders ever...
and that mac 'n cheese!!!!

Our kind and talented musicians for supplying us with your sweet notes 
and soft voices throughout the day...

To our friend Joan, who held down the 'rust and dust' tent like a true pro!

To our friend Robin M. who helped check out guests in the shop ~
you don't know how much we appreciate you.

To our friend Bea...who at the last minute came to help greet everyone at the front gate...
thank you for being there for us!

and to our daughter Hannah,
who once again came out to help us, 
help with customers in the shop 
and pretty much helps me keep it together;
we love you honeygirl and thank you so very very much.

Already planning for next year!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Monday, September 24, 2018

~ Long Time Gone ~

 Haven’t posted in a bit...
Busy with shows and surgery.

New Studio Class Schedule coming Soon!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

~ New SUMMER by Notforgotten Farm ~ Valdani Designer Collection ~

Hello Friends & Folk!
I've just listed my new Valdani Designer Collection in our Etsy shop ~
"Summer" by Notforgotten Farm

I put this collection together with thoughts of old fashioned late-country summers in mind...
faded & worn, beautiful colors!

late summer brings changes to our gardens, not quite spent, but heading into harvest ~
purple berries, faded blooms, dried leaves and withering greens... 

these are perfect for punch needle, wool applique and embroidery!

I chose 6 lighter shades ~

and 6 shades a bit deeper {that purple!!!!}

 The colors included in my SUMMER Collection are:

O513 - coffee roast
O86 - ripened plum
O574 - dried leaves
O563 - skin tones
O538 - cottage smoke
O545 - primitive white
O549 - beige ivory
H202 - withered green
M19 - olives
JP2 - spun gold
P3 - aged white
P9 - bronze

available now in our Etsy shop, and
we will have them available here at our Gathering on Saturday,  September 22nd

 Many thanks for stopping by!

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Sunday, September 16, 2018

~ Rainy Sunday Musings ~

 ~ Good Morning Friends & Folk ~

I am hoping by now the storms have passed 
and have left you safe and somewhat sound...

we were fortunate to be spared the high winds, but the rain continues ~
I'll take the rain over a hurricane any day

yesterday would have been our 
Gathering of Primitive Friends show & Hook In
but as you all know we rescheduled it until this coming saturday,
 September 22nd 10 - 4

we do have a few openings in our new studio for the Hook In, 
if you're interested in registering, give me a holler :)

As you might know,
I am continuing to busily embroider my thread-loving heart out lately! 
I have never, ever been so passionate about any one type of needlework before...
but that might just be why I love it so much?

the different stitches I use, 
gives my thread life, movement...depth.
I may not know what the heck I'm doing, but it sure does keep me happy!

I get asked about my stitches quite often, and as I have mentioned before ~
I mostly use a split hand naturally twists my threads,
and I stitch in many different directions, so the look of my stitches is a little 'different' i imagine,
than someone who has been professionally trained in embroidery.

I love the humble, folkyness of my stitches 
and how they create shadow and form without me even ever trying to ~

I guess that's why I call myself a Folk Artist. 
...never ever have taken a class anywhere, for anything,

just this: ~ a long time and many moons ago,
a little girl picked up a needle and thread and ran with it.
and she is still running.

thank you so much for your words of encouragement,
~ kind remarks and wonderful support....
my new line of Folk Embroidery patterns has been a success thanks to you all!

here is a little video of me stitching this morning ~

and don't forget to come see us next Saturday!!!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Friday, September 14, 2018

~ NEW DESIGNS from Notforgotten Farm are READY! ~

Hello Friends & Folk!
hoping this posting finds everyone safe and snug in their stitching chairs...

I wanted to ket you know that I have just listed 15 new designs in my Etsy shop ~

and Here's one new cross stitch design I've been hiding from you ~
"Nantucket Broom Ride"
perfectly stitched by my sweet & dear friend Heather...

... the others are the 14 Folk Embroidery patterns
~ that you may or may not have already seen ~

~ all are available in Paper/Mailed or PDF Digital download ~
I'm so excited and happy to share them with you all, hope you love them!! or click on any thumbnail up at the top of the blog  :)

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

~ Just to make sure.... ~

~ A Friendly Reminder ~

Since having to reschedule the show, 
we now have a few openings available for our Hook In  ~
$25.00 holds your spot for the day in our new Studio, includes your admission to show, 
lunch voucher and special gift from me :) email me at to register.

Holding all of my friends and family in my heart 
for a safe journey through the hurricane!

Sunday, September 9, 2018


Hello Friends & Folk! 

Due to the impending weather forecast for VA for September 15th
we are CANCELLING the show on September 15th and rescheduling it for
Saturday September 22nd 2018.

We do apologize for any inconvenience ~
but we love you all and want you to be safe.....


Saturday, September 8, 2018

~ Pulling Wool ~

I am hooking.
I could not put it off another moment!

After weeks of doing my embroidery ~ 
and glancing occasionally over at my basket{s} overflowing with my luscious wools....
I could resist no I am being very careful not to get any wool dust near my eyes,
 as I will be heading to surgery 1st thing Monday morning for the right eye, 
and again on the 24th for the left eye...

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I asked the members of my 
Out of Hand Rug Hookers group {Facebook} 
to share their Autumn/Halloween rugs and WOW! did they ever!
if you are not a member, and would like to join us ~ CLICK HERE ~ to request to join

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Here are a few rugs that I 'borrowed' from Pinterest that I absolutely love:

this one is my Spinning Witch and pattern is available at 

designed and hooked magnificently by April DeConick ~ ...I adore this so much.

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If you have sent me a PM or Email and I haven't gotten back to you,
I'm not ignoring you ~ just happily busy getting ready for the show & hook in here on the 15th!
I will do my very best to reply, and thank you for your kind patience in the meanwhile :)

Blessed be,

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