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

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


  1. How original... Santa on a pig. Love it!


  2. I ADORE this design! My grandparents had a dairy farm and I'm well acquainted with pigs. This is just too awesome!

  3. Thank goodness you & your farm are safe . I Love your Santa !!! The basket your pretty threads are in is a beauty !!! Happy stitching !!!! Wish I didn't live so far away , would love to be there next Saturday !!! Hope it is a Sparkling day for you !!!!!

  4. Lori,,,
    Your stitchery is beyond words!!
    But I have some!,,,,, gorgeous, ,, beautiful, ,, aamazing,,,, just lovely!!
    Really must try this,,,
    Thanks for ur inspiration, lori,,,
    Cant wait to see ur new ideas!
    Hope bad weather stays away for next weekend,,,,
    Take care,,

  5. Looks like a Swedish TOMTE
    Louise D

  6. Your Santa is beautiful, is there a secret to get the video to work? Thank you.


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