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

Sunday, June 30, 2019

~ Autumn Stitching Begins! ~

Hello Friends & Folk
and good evening to you all...

it is the very last evening of June 2019.
and also my sweet, dear Mother's birthday!

Happy 89th Birthday to you Mommy ~
and I will forever call you Mommy!

'Mommy' at ages 6 {bottom photo} & 8 yrs. {top photo} She has always declared that she does not have a red bow in her hair in the bottom was, in fact ~ a cardinal on a tree branch that was in the backdrop of the photo!     

Wishing you many more trips around the sun my dear Mommy, also known as:
'Ma'  Elda {Ellie, Aunt Sissy, "Sissy"} Elizabeth Geiste Reed Berke Smith!
I love you more than all the little blue flowers on the wallpaper!

It has been HOT here at the farm lately...
between bright sunshine and thunderstorms, we have been in the high 80's, low 90's.
I am not a happy camper in temps like these,
~ and the humidity makes me wilt and feel stomach-sick.
I spend most of my time in the farmhouse or studio in the AC.

the Mornings are suitable for short walks,
and I do try to get another walk in when evening rolls 'round...
but mostly, I am indoors stitching away on something-or-another!

and this is a humble little embroidery that I have been working on for the past few days:

I'm using: Valdani perle cottons size #8, and doubled in my needle...
can you all see my sweet as pie needleminder?
 {gift from dear friend Donna Rae Barrow/Flannel Jammies Farm}?
and my gorgeous, PERFECTLY-sized {for me anyway} 
project bag from Carol Woodard 
{Woodland Primitives Primitive Handmades Mercantile ~ click HERE for link}
LOOK at that Autumn hued fabric!!!!!

I finished 'her' into a flat-stuffed pillow ~
can be a bowl filler, or ad a hanger of-sorts to the back...

this design is a line drawing, and can be used for punch needle or embroidery!
{make sure you see my Punch Needle Fusion video HERE}

I have been lax in posting here on my blog,
~  as social media is a tiny bit more interactive...
I miss writing my almost-daily posts here and will try to do better from now on ~
my kind thanks to those of you who continue to follow me here!

Happy Stitching, Happy Creating and...
Blessings from the Farm!
~ Lori

Friday, June 28, 2019

~ Studio & Shop OPEN ~

Come on out and sit a spell ~ 
bring your needlework in progress and come create with us!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

~ 1st Annual Summer Stitch In at NFF ~

~ Saturday, June 22nd 2019 ~
 This day will always be held dear in mine & Peter's hearts ~

• it was our 1st ever Stitch In here in our new Studio!
• our friends old and new came out to support us!
• altho warm, the weather cooperated!

It was a busy day for Peter and I ~ we thoroughly enjoyed having so many folks come out to our humble farm and spend the day with us stitching and working on their projects ~

Thanks to Miss Joan for being at the helm of the Front Counter 
~ helping folks check out their goodies ♥

Thanks to Anita & Nancy B for your help with the food ♥
and just a heartfelt Thank you to everyone for pitching in!

Much Thanks to our vendors:
 Robin from Millstone Mercantile ♥♥
Kathy Barrick ♥♥
Liz Mathews ♥♥

And to all of our attendees and shoppers who came out 
and made the day full of fun and friend 'SHEEP'!

here are our photos & short videos of the day spent together ~
I'll not narrate them, but you can see what fun we all had:

{by the end of the day, Amy, Donna Rae & I were just plain silly!}

for those who follow #Flosstube...
have a lookie-loo at Donna Rae's Flannel Jammies Farm channel and videos
with her most recent episode,
 including her visit with us here for our 1st Annual Stitch In at Notforgotten Farm!!


Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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