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, October 5, 2018

~ Friday Morning Musings ~

 Hello Friends & Folk ~
it's Friday again! 

I wanted to let you all know that our Farm Shop & Studio will be 
C L O S E D 
tomorrow, Saturday October 6th ~ 
while we are working on finishing the Studio :)
{our Etsy Shop is always open!}

if you follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook,
you'll see that I have been flitting around from one type of needlework project to the next...
but ~
- it's still too hot for me to hook or work with wool -
- my hands bother me too much to punch at the moment -
- and my eyes aren't quite ready for counted cross stitching again...
so embroidery it is!
{but you already knew that, didn't you?}

my Belsnickle is coming along, 
with only a few more holly leaves to work in split and satin stitches...

then it will be on to the berries...
should they be traditional red? or white? or both?
or perhaps I should stitch them like tiny peppermint candies 
and call this body of work Peppermint Pig! 
{Hmmmmmmmm....I like that!}

the large blank area to the left of said pig and belsnickle
is where I might add some lettering...or not.
any suggestions?

our Nandina berry bushes are full of berries this year...
and I love their red and green leaves before turning blazing red in the winter ~

Please don't forget that we are CLOSED tomorrow ~ 
you wouldn't want to run into me when I am in my work clothes
 and swinging a hammer or covered in taping compound!

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori


  1. Oh, how I love this! Are you selling it or is it going to be a pattern? I know I could never get it to look like this. This is pure artist color blending talent which I don't have. Just wonderful. We got 3 inches of snow last night and more to come so no Fall again this year. Can't wait to move. we have a huge estate sale this weekend and it's going to be really chilly in the garage and out buildings. Yuk! Enjoy your warmth.

  2. Love this , lori!
    Your stitching is beautiful, ,,,
    Cant believe its still hot there,,,
    We have had a few rajny chilly days here in ontario,, but expect hot days again next week,,, indian summer!?!
    Stay healthy,,,
    Lovely weekend,,,

  3. Lori, this is a stunning piece and gorgeous photos.


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