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 ~

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Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 - 4:00
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

~ Seeing Spots ~

 I love spots actually,
polka dots, spots on puppies...
a spot of tea ~

but I do not like spots on my nose.
can you see the culprit??

there....right      there.

a bugger trying to get a photo of the interloper this morning
due to the dark dreary day we're having...

but there it is,
and I am heading down the  dusty  saturated  road to get it biopsied
and hopefully eradictaed before it invites it's friends.

 wear your sunscreen ya'll.

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


connie said...

Good Girl..Go get it checked out..I have had melanoma on my arm and skin cancer on my face..I always wear my sun screen..I hope it is nothing..

Chris Cassidy said...

Good vibes sent.

NMK said...

Sun screen and hats …..that our New look , since we struggled thru endless summers to get golden brown ! Silly us !!! Now we are covered with spots !!!!

Saundra said...

I have had melanoma removed from my thigh and it was not malignant. I have had worrisome spots appear elsewhere and was also worried so had them checked. Sometimes I was told it was okay, but just developing into what will become a brownish 'age spot' due to my sun exposure.

Dermatologist told me to wear Solbar Zinc even during the winter or cloudy days and high number sunscreen during the sunny season. Uh, in addition to the Solbar put on in the morning.

Sending safe wishes and prayers your way.

WoolenSails said...

Good to have it checked, have heard so many of my friends who have had to have part of their nose removed, that is scary. I have a larger brown one that comes in the summer. I got neutrogena daily brightening creme and it went away, so I knew it wasn't serious. I stay out of the sun but I also love being outside, so hard not to get spots. I hope the test results are negative.


Rugs and Pugs said...

Good that you are having it checked out. I had a spot of basal cell carcinoma removed from my face a number of years ago. Better to be safe than sorry.

Ruth said...

I noticed the age spots on my face would dry up and flake away, leaving new pink skin underneath, and then it would start all over again. So I began putting on 30 SPF sunscreen lightly, every morning. And the age spots faded. They aren't gone, but they don't go "through the flake off, pink skin, repeat" routine anymore. Good Luck!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Fingers crossed for a good outcome.... I am a melanoma survivor.... Hard to believe that someone in Nod could be exposed to enough rays to get it....but I am living proof. Robin

elaine allerton said...

Yikes, lori!
All those years growing up with sun,,, and never had sunscreen,,, jyst baby oil,,, to lay in sun,,,,
Tok many years of skin damage for my husband and me!
Hubby having spots off his face and dr digging deep,,,, yuccy,,,, not nice
I have damage on jy lips, too,,,
Oh great , gettjng old , wrinkled and spotted!
Hope this is ok , lori,,,,
Thinking of you,,,,
Take care,,,

Anonymous said...

I said a little gasping prayer for you when I read your blog of 'Oh, God.
Please help Lori' I enjoy your blog and love the things I have purchased from your farm. You are a blessing, Susan

Cheryl WNC said...

Hi, Lori. Thinking of you. Hope it all goes well. Love your stitching.
Take care.

Krissy B. said...

Get it gone! Hats and sunscreen are so important throughout life but we only seem concerned after we become adults...especially older adults. Good luck and keep us posted.

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