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

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

~ New Goodes LIsted in our Etsy Shop ~

Hello Friends and Folk!
and a happy Last Day of July to you all!!!

you may have seen me stitching on this project, but now here is the finish!

"Words to Live By" Pinkeep Pillow & Bedcover Cross Stitch Pattern,
PDF & Paper pattern available

that fits into our little Finished Wooden Bed 
{made specifically to fit the above pattern}

and out sweet Stitcher's Farmhouse Scissors Keep
w/ spools and magnets!!

 I hope you love everything as much as I do!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Sunday, July 28, 2019

~ Sunny Days Class with Nancy Bauer ~

Good Sunday Morning Friends & Folk!
Happy, Peaceful Sunday to you all...
Yesterday was our class here in the Studio here at Notforgotten Farm,
with our Special Guest Teacher Nancy Bauer ~
Nancy designed the Sunny Days Sunflower then
taught her students how to do a beautiful technique called Color Tint Embroidery...

Hiya There!
 once the design was traced onto their fabrics,
~ each class-participant then used crayons to lightly color in their design...

Miss Robin getting right to work on her tracing...

sisters Anita & Janice concentrating hard on staying in the lines 
while coloring with their very own box of crayons...

we were like kindergartners again!!

Miss Becky.            Miss Jane.             Miss Robin.     

some of us were a little bit more of a kindergartner than others... 
just sayin' ~ Miss Joan!!!

Mr. Jack, 
Nancy's handsome Corgi-boy is our sweet companion, 
always looking for a treat or a  pat on the head ~

~ some of us are so creative 
that they make things to match their class theme,
... like Miss Janice here, 
who made a twisty thread snippet catcher out of crayon-patterned fabric!

can you see Miss Pat's most-awesome tattoo of scissors and thread?

Nancy is a great teacher, 
who always is willing to help her students...

look closely at Miss Jane's beautiful hands...
can you see the sweet tiny sunflower on her ring fingernail?
{click photo to enlarge}
Jane is a prolific crafter who designs, embroiders, hooks and sells her finished work
 under her business name "Sunflower Sitches"

the 'other' Miss Jane plying those crayons:

Miss Robin takes a moment to admire her beautiful work...

Nancy showed us how to shade by lightly 'scrubbing the crayons 
into the fabric...

Janice's progress...

Anita's progress...

Busy Little Bees are we!
Miss Sharon hard at work with her project ~

after class finished coloring in their projects,
Lunch was served!! {I always forget to snap photos of lunch, but believe me....yum!}
here is Peter, Chief Cook & Bottle Washer, donning his apron and helping in the kitchen!
{love ya honey}

Once lunch was finished, 
Nancy showed us how to do the most-tiny stitches around the project ~ 
here is Miss Becky showing her 'proper' pinky-up technique!!

Anita's stitching ~

Janice's stitching ~

Nancy helping Janice...did you notice the tiara?
it is worn when a student is recognized for doing something special or asking a fabulous question...
mostly it is worn out of fun and friendly-competition amongst good friends ~

her majesty Anita !

her highness Janice!

princess Robin!

the duchess Sharon!

and um...oh
well, I kissed a frog and got a 
prince Peter!!

We have so much fun here at the Funny Farm ~
we love our friends muchly and can't wait for another class again in August! 
Make sure to keep checking our Class & Events Schedule on our sidebar to the right...

you won't want to miss one!

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Friday, July 26, 2019

~ Shop & Studio News ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk!
Happy Friday to you all ~

popping in here to say that our Shop & Studio here at the farm is
10:00 - 4:00

come on out for a visit and bring something to work on!

Saturday{ tomorrow} is our class with Nancy Bauer
for her "Sunny Days"
 Color Tinted Embroidery project:

While the Shop will be open during class, and you are most welcome to come in and visit,
there will be NO Open Studio ~

Have a wonderful day everyone!!
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

~ Upcoming Class ~

 Good Morning Friends & Folk!

a *SPARKLING* day here at the farm today ~
cooler temps, dry and bright sunshine...
a welcomed relief from the past few week's hot & humid weather!

In October I will be traveling to Tipp City, Ohio to teach a workshop with

This is my project I'll be teaching my students:
"Crow Jack"
a punch needle and rug hooking combination workshop ~

I love to mix my techniques ~ 
... and this project makes me smile!

I chose Autumnal colors, of course ~ 
blacks, oranges, and of course, a little purple thrown in for good-measure

DMC threads 
and as-is wool make a perfect partnership ~

Hope to see you in Ohio this October!

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Friday, July 19, 2019

~ New Designs Posted ~

 Now listed in our Etsy Shop:
5 new punch needle designs and 1 new embroidery design ~

~ AND ~
don't forget, that our punch needle designs can be used for embroidery, 
~ and our embroidery designs can also be punched!!

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Thursday, July 18, 2019

~ Shop / Studio News ~

 Hello Friends & Folk!

our Shop & Studio here at the farm will be CLOSED tomorrow, Friday July 19th ~
I have to see the Orthopedic Dr. for my left knee...
{{ an injury sustained many moons ago is rearing it's ugly head now that I am all grown up }}

the Shop & Studio will be OPEN on Saturday July 20th from 10:00 - 4:00
and remember too, 
the Paisley Needlefelted Ball class w/ Nancy Z Parcels has been cancelled/postponed. 
So if you're in the neighborhood on Saturday, come on in and sit a spell with us!
bring your work in progress and some show & tell too ~
our shop/studio is nice and cool!!!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

~ July Picture Walk ~

 just a few snaps for you ~
 too hot to weed!!

staying indoors, working on new punch needle designs ~
have just a few more to finish...
 then I'll get them into my Etsy shop for your punching-pleasure!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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