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

Thursday, January 31, 2019

~ love notes ~

 it's the last day of January ~
and it is C O L D.

staying indoors, cooking hearty meals on our always-burning woodstove...
baking sweet treats for my beloved and keeping my hands busy
~ all help to ward off this deep-freeze we are in at the moment.

tomorrow marks the 1st day of a month of 
celebrating love & friendship, so I wanted to create a new set of blank
note/thank you cards using my original drawings...

I have always enjoyed the look of fine line illustration ~
using nothing more than an ink pen and tiny detail.

instead of printing directly onto the kraft-paper colored cardstock,
I thought it would be nice to print onto some of my hand-parched paper ~

then I stained the paper some more, 
and before adhering to the front of the cards,
I cut the edge of the drawings with pinking sheers...

while sitting in my keeping room, with old movies on the tv...
piping hot chocolate within reach and slowly cutting paper and gluing,
I was reminded how as a child growing up in Connecticut on frosty stay-at-home snow days,
always would I have my paper, scissors ~ pencils & pens scattered about me.

I guess some things never change ~ 
I'm blessed to be able to do what I love, and still channel that young girl
that drew hearts and flowers on everything she could....

 my sweet notecard sets w/envelopes will be available in my Etsy shop today, 
~ as well as here in our Shop at the farm

wishing you all a day warmed by love and creativity!
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


  1. Love your sweet note cards !!!!

  2. Wow....I just posted about the cold here and how my mind...and hands....wandered to paper and scissors.... But your creations are so much more intricate and beautiful than mine. Your drawings are lovely. I have always been fond of pen/ink work, and the detail that some minds can envision.... Stay warm and cozy.... Robin

  3. You must have the creative batteries of the energizer bunny! I adore the notecards.


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