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, August 21, 2019

~ New FB Group ~ New Video Tutorial ~

 Hey Howdy Friends & Folkj!
I have created a new Facebook Group and actually have RENAMED it as: 
the Uncounted Cross Stitch Group
{with the unofficial definition as: the unconventional, uncounted, freehand or freestyle cross stitching group...not necessarily meant for those who count stitches, but for those who want to stitch early styled & inspired samplers, WITHOUT counting their stitches....

this is not a group for those of us who purchase charts from designers 
and use graphs to create an already designed project
....on the contrary ~
this is a group for folks who love early and primitive styeld and executed samplers 
in the early, untrained school-girl style...
uncounted & uninhibited
with wonky, uneven, crudely miss-stitched, 
not quite cross stitched but definitely not back-stitched
{kindly refer to the 1990's} execution.

I have uploaded a video to the group, 
sharing my crash-course basics for those who would like to replicate this style...
here is the link to request to join the group, where you can watch the video  
~ and perhaps connect with like-minded stitching folk ...

I would like to add this:
I love to share what I do with you all...
I have no problem doing so.
the only problem I seem to run into is 
persons that like to berate me for my techniques 
and disagree with how I do things ~
and to them I say:
Hey ~
thanks for your input.
if my way of doing things does not suit you,
kindly move along...
no need to chastise me for anything. 
you may be more 'schooled' than I am, and if so ~ 
then perhaps you should upload a tutorial on how you do things
 instead of being negative about what I'm trying to share with friends?
not trying to be ugly, just want everyone to be happy ~
and if I can spread a little happiness in your day,
well then my heart is full-enough.
I can only wish for you
that your heart be full-enough as well.

so here is the link to my new group, with the new name ~
if you're so onclined to visit, then kindly let me know...

and I am always wishing you & yours 
love & light & happiness in creating ~

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

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