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, May 30, 2019

~ Shop & Studio CLOSED This Weeked ~

 Hello Friends & Folk ~

a short post to say that the Shop & Studio at Notforgotten Farm
will be CLOSED Friday May 31 & Saturday June 1st ~

...after my wonderful mini-stay at the local ER and a bout of Diverticulitis...
I am feeling a bit:

I'll be resting, drinking my fluids, taking my meds and stitching between naps ~
I will be posting on my FB page and on my IG feed as I feel up to it.

see you there!
Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Monday, May 27, 2019

~ "Sunny Days Sunflower" - Color-tint Embroidery Class and other things ~

 Good Morning Friends & Folk!

I am happy to announce another FUN class here in the Studio at Notforgotten Farm ~
"Sunny Days - Sunflower"
Color-Tint Embroidery Class ~ with our special guest instructor
🌻  Nancy Bauer  🌻

When: Saturday July 27th 2019 ~ 10:30 til 3:30

Where: the Studio at Notforgotten Farm
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521

Class Fee: $35.00 per student
includes: fabric, pigma pen & embroidery floss

Class Size Limited to 12 Students, and Students will need to bring ~
scissors, embroidery needle, 10: embroidery hoop AND
a box of the Original 64 count Crayola™ Crayons {NO SUBSTITUTES}
{{ crayons can be found inexpensively at Target }}

 Sign Up: email ~ 
~ or ~ phone: 434-263-6508

this class will fill up quick!


I have been enjoying this long weekend, 
embroidering and working with my punch needle ~

I finished the little Strawberry Moon Witch that I was embroidering:
turned her into a small round pincushion...

have a bit more to go on the punch needle project, 
{this is a class model so I can't show you until it is finished}

 the laundry is hung, {so now it should rain for us, hahaha}
~ going to enjoy the rest of the day before getting back in the swing of things tomorrow.

hoping you all enjoy the day!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Sunday, May 26, 2019

~ Beeskep Class ~

 Good Morning Friends & Folk ~
Happy Sunday, Happy Memorial Day Weekend to you all...

Kindly remember what this holiday is all about, 
by remembering our past, present and future heroes & heroines ~

On Friday,
my sweet friend Janice taught us how to make Beeskeps!
it was not a 'scheduled' class, just something that kinda-sorta popped up and am I glad it did :)

everyone brought their own materials to work with,
sisal, rope, hemp & seagrass...

Janice had us bring pots, bowls & pans to use as base/forms for our beeskeps ~
the hot glue was everywhere!

some of us made big skeps...

some medium-ish sized,

~ and some smaller ones too. 

we took a break to eat {of course}
and Nancy B brought her famous Lavender Brownies...
one of us in particular thoroughly enjoys every bite of her brownie!

I love my tribe ~ my girlfriends are thee best!

Thank you dear Janice for taking the time to show us how to make these ~
we all enjoyed your teaching skills and the time you took to help each one of us.

here are some of our finished skeps:
I made teeny tiny little ones;

such Summer-time fun at the Farm! 

enjoy the rest of the long weekend my friends ~
Bee Safe • Bee Happy • Bee Kind

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Friday, May 24, 2019

~ Shop & Studio Open Today & Tomorrow! ~

 Come on out for a visit ~
have a sweet treat and a cuppa sumthin' ...

 ~ bring your needlework in progress and create with me for a spell!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Monday, May 20, 2019

~ Sunny Monday Musings ~

 Good Morning Friends & Folk ~
Happy Monday to you all....

a slight bit cooler this morning, temps yesterday were too hot for me.
I am an Autumn girl and don't much like the hot weather ~ altho we do live in the South
and it is known to be hot here in late Spring thru early Autumn!

while the temps were still cool-enough for me to enjoy being outdoors,
I took my cup of tea and my camera out to the front porch and patio...

just some snaps of our surroundings here at the Farm for you to enjoy:

my happy place

Egyptian or 'walking' onions from a dear friend ~

largest of the banana trees ~

baby banana trees...

italian oregano, garlic chives, chocolate mint and 'volunteer' black eyed susans ~

Mock Orange by the front gate...

hostas & bittersweet

boston ferns, hosta, bittersweet & nandina

honeysuckle, more hosta ~ foxglove & lily of the valley ~




true dat.

Hoping your day is filled with wonder & simple beauty ~

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Sunday, May 19, 2019

~ Woolen Lavender Class Photos ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk!
and a very happy sunny & bright Sunday to you all ~

Yesterday was our Woolen Lavender Class 
~ here in the Studio at Notforgotten Farm...

we only had one cancellation { missed you Christina!}
... but it was a fun filled day for sure ~

Here is "Table #1" showing off their smiles and projects-in-progress:
clockwise from bottom left: Janice, Joan Sharon G., Shari, Nancy B. & Anita

and here is "Table #2"
clockwise from bottom left: Wanda, Amy,  Lynn, Sharon S. & Pat

...with glue guns heated up and at-the-ready,
everyone dived right in to the making of their Woolen Lavender spires ~ 

sweet friend Amy brought her adorable Mom, Lynn 
{ although she 'says' she's not a 'crafty' person ~ }
she could have fooled us all with the beautiful and unique Lavender she created!

with lots of snipping, twisting and turning ~
each student worked on their Lavender spires...

I am Blessed to have so many friends that I love dearly
and who love to laugh and create as much as I do ~

busy little honey-bees they are!

 All of our hard work and hearty laughter made for even heartier appetites...
Peter made us all delish Chicken Salad Sammies and the girls brought
along fruit & dip, cheese/crackers, veggies with dip, deviled eggs...

and of course we had Sweet Treats too:
Joan made us a refreshing Ambrosia 
and Nancy B. baked us Rose Geranium  Shortcakes!

Those who visit us here on a regular basis, 
will get to know my hubby's sense of humor...
he loves these Ladies just as much as I do ~ and is always willing to lend advice
{whether we want or ask for it lol} or a helping hand.

He told the girls there will be 'Judging' of their work after class...
and headed to Miss Janice {who is our newest Tribe-member} ~
Peter loves to chide these girls, and they sure know how to handle him right back!

I think the photos below show just how 
Janice is taking everything Peter is saying into 'consideration' 
... before letting him know HER thoughts! LOL

and here are a few snaps of the finished class projects:

Didn't they do a great job?

I So enjoyed this class...
as I enjoy every class and gathering together of my friends ~

Love you muchly, all of you!
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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