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 me...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens or talking to the trees.
and I collect old & odd things.

I pull wool & cotton through linen. I walk barefoot in my garden and throw my head back and cackle when I laugh ~ I'm just a little farm-witch that loves where I am & who I'm with ~
I love seeing the past through the eye of my needle...

Our Needlework Shop & Studio
is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~

Regular Shop & Open Studio Hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 - 4:00
*no Open Studio during pre-scheduled Classes

Our ETSY Shop is Always Open!
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

~ Calico Hearts ~

~ Good Morning Friends & Folk ~ 
and a happy Tuesday to you all!

all of our Christmas/Yuletide decorations 
are now tucked into their boxes ~ to slumber for another year...

I love to decorate for the seasons and holidays, 
although not as heavily as we once did when Hannah was younger and still living at home.

 St.Valentines' Day is a quiet celebration for us ~
usually spent at home, with a comfort-food dinner such as stuffed peppers
 and a sweet-treat for dessert...
{{ maybe a couple dozen heart-shaped Linzer tarts? }}
usually followed by a tear-jerker or romantic comedy while snuggled together on the sofa.
{ "together" means: Peter & I, Iggy and Roxy, with Pepper at our feet }

I also enjoy creating new things for this holiday ~ 
small simply-made and well, 
... heartfelt things.

I'm using scraps from my basket, cotton calicoes
in shades of brown, cream blue & red.

stitched around the edges using linen thread ~
neat & tidy, plain & simple.

they will become small ornaments with wire hangers...
to be sold here at the Farm Shop ~

How do you & your loved ones celebrate St. Valentine's Day?

the weather-folk are predicting a few flakes for this weekend, 
and although I long for Spring...
some clean fresh snow and colder temps are needed
~ to get rid of all the bad germs 'out there'.

Wishing you all a beautiful day filled with love & creativity 
❤ ♥ ❤
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


Shelley said...

Your hearts are adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

Janet said...

Lovely hearts ..I do a tiny silver coloured metal tree with hearts on strings and also display some of the beautiful Valentine's Cards that my husband and I have given to each other 😊

elaine allerton said...

Sweet hearts,,,
our valentines usually quiet , too,,,
A meal,,, and sitting by fire,,,
Hope u feel better,,,
Take care,,,

Anonymous said...

I love your dainty stitches ‘round the hearts. On VDay I often make chocolate dipped strawberries!

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