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

Monday, September 30, 2019

~ Show Photos ~

 Good Monday Morning Friends & Folk ~
a little break from yesterday's heat has me feeling a bit better...
the diverticulitis is being treated with nasty antibiotics and I am once again on the mend!
{thanks kindly for the good thoughts and prayers for healing}

this past Saturday was our 11th 
Gathering of Primitive Friends Show/Hook & Stitch In
here at our humble old homeplace...

here are some photos for you:

our daughter Hannah & dear friend Nancy Bauer

the sweetest sisters and dear friends Anita Reynolds and Janice Wright

the beautiful and talented Becky Noland/Lucy Beam

some of Becky's designs

my BFF and dear friend Miss Joan/Old Rectory Antiques

Jack & Kathy Newman's wonderful goods ~

happy shoppers in Jack & Kathy's booth!

wonderful soaps and prim goods from Jill Bivens/Fat Cat Soaps

Janelle Larkin and family from Miss Nellie's Primitives

our humble old farmhouse and Jan Cole/the Wool'n Gardener booth of luscious wools!

{men folk} in front of Becky Carney/Wing and a Prayers almost-empty booth

Becky Carney/A Wing and a Prayer & Jan Cole/Wool'n Gardener

Becky's booth almost sold out!

sweet friend captured through an old window pane

Teresa Miller/Teresa's Primitive Treasures beautiful wooden and textile goods

Jack Newman & our little Daisy!!

beautiful hooked rug in progress ~ in the Studio here at the farm

more hooking in the Studio

lots of wonderful stitching done too!

Thank you to everyone who came after the unexpected date change ~
Thank you to all of our beloved vendors!
Thank you to the best FRIENDS anyone could ever have! 
Thank you to my Family for the help and support!

Now I am going to take a short break to play catch up on orders, work on new designs and get ready for our Christmas Open House!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Friday, September 27, 2019

~ On with the Show ~

Good Morning Friends and Folk ~
I feel like a stranger here on my own blog...
 this past month has had me in every direction imaginable,
~ including...lost!

After my recent unplanned trip to CT,
 to postponing the show until tomorrow
and now a bout with diverticulitis once again ~
set up day has finally arrived!

Today we are focusing on last-minute things
 that need to be done for tomorrow's event here at the farm.

I hope many of you can come out and enjoy this, our
11th Gathering of Primitive Friends Show
{Hook & Stitch In}

Thank you friends for your support of what Peter & I love to do ~
sharing with you all is our way of giving back the kindness you have all shown us
over the years...

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Saturday, September 21, 2019

~ The Tribe and being Normal ~

I am so blessed to have such girlfriends ~
they put up with me {even though I can be be tough}
They humor me and always want to support me in any way they can.

Today we had the chance to just get a little bit ‘back to normal’, 
After my non-scheduled trip up home to my Mom,
which, btw...I cannot thank you all enough for your concerns,
kind words and prayers.
So today was supposed to be our Gathering Show...we plan all year for our annual event and this, being our 11th year we have come to just kinda roll with the punches that life gives us ~
 as you know we rescheduled it to next Saturday September 28th, due to me having my emergency trip to CT for 5 days...

So sorry for the few folks that came out today expecting the show, 
I really did do my very best to use social media to announce the date change...
Hopefully next week those folks can come join us again??

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So the NFF Tribe {a.k.a. {Notforgotten Farm Tribe}
~ what can I say about these girls? yes I call them girls because when we all get together,
somehow we are not fully adult, yet not schoolgirls either ~
we are somewhere betwixt and between...

today they came out once again to visit with me, with an added addition {Deborah!!<3 br="">
We stitched, we beaded...we applique’d and we rug hooked ~
we ate the homemade, hand-cooked goodness
~ that we love to share with each other each week...
always a delicious combination of sweet and savory ~
... just like each one of us!

Here are a few snaps of my beloved and TALENTED friends
also sweetly known as ~ "The Tribe":
Miss Anita has finished her "Flying Needle Witch' is beautiful!

Miss Nancy {foreground} working on her applique 
and Miss Joan {set back} working on her finished goods for the upcoming show on the 28th ~

We occasionally have a new Friend drop in
to learn a new technique, or just visit with us for the day...
today we were graced with the meeting of a new friend, Deborah ~
who wanted to learn how to rug hook ~
I set her up with wool, linen, frame & hook and WOW!!...
she took to it like a duck takes to water!

so proud of our new friend and thankful she put up with the Tribe for as many hours as she did!
{{Love Ya Deb!}

Miss Janice brought along her embroidery project ~
she is doing an amazing job with her needle and thread and I am SO proud of her!!!

after the shop/studio closed today ~
my beloved hubby Peter had the rockers and chairs set up on the porch...
he also had a fire pit going throughout the day ~
oh my....the scent of the woodsmoke made us hungry,
and happy that we were all together ~
looking forward to the cozy months to come!

So, Thank You my Friends ~
for kindly allowing our change of date for the will always come first.
We hope you can all join us and our fabulous dealers this coming Saturday, September 28th

with Humble Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Thursday, September 19, 2019

~ Shop News ~

Hello Friends & Folk!
I have missed blogging!!!!

with preparations for the upcoming show,
the unscheduled trip to CT last week 
~ and now the rescheduling of the show to September 28th
I have been sp busy that I haven't had time to post here lately ~

the Gathering Show and Hook/Stitch In 
has been rescheduled to NEXT SATURDAY, September 28th from 10:00 - 4:00

and our Shop & Studio will be OPEN 
tomorrow and Saturday for our regular shop/studio times
10:00 - 4:00 
{So please ~ just don't be surprised if you were coming to the previously scheduled 
Gathering and you only find us chickens here!}

If you're in the neighborhood tomorrow or saturday
grab your work basket and come on in to the shop/studio for a visit with me ~

... I will be here working away on finishing my goodes for the show on the 28th!

and I hereby promise to be a more mindful and active blogger from this day forward.
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Friday, September 13, 2019

Hi Everyone ~ just a quick post to say that I am back home from my emergency trip to CT ~
Mom is doing better now that there is a diagnosis:
Trigeminal Neuropathy 
read more about it by clicking HERE
and, I am taking tomorrow OFF to rest ~
~ so the Shop/Studio will NOT be open...thanks so much my friends!!

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


**Important PLEASE READ ~
I am heading up to CT to be with my mom ~ 
she has not been doing well and I feel I should be there with her...
at this point we don't know what is causing her severe nerve pain 
and we have to get to the bottom of it. 

I am unfortunately going to have to 
the September 21st  GATHERING Show, Hook & Stitch Into Saturday September 28th ~ 
 I am very sorry for the inconvenience but know you all realize that A Mom is more important. ~ Thank you kindly and please please keep us in your thoughts and prayers!! 
Kindly share this blog post

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Thursday, September 5, 2019

~ Regular Shop Hours ~

The Shop and Studio at Notforgotten Farm 
will be OPEN Friday & Saturday 10:00 ~ 4:00
Bring something to work on, 
Shop our goods and come create with us!
 Bring some show’n tell too ~ as we love to film 
{with your permission of course} 
to share on our YouTube channel!!

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

~ A Snippet of a Different Kind ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk!
and a happy hot September 4th to you all ~

as I have posted on IG & FB...
I am getting back into my Scherenschnitte or papercuttings.

I made and sold many and am humbled 
~ that they now reside in private collections throughout the world.

 my favorite subject is of course Autumn, Witches & Christmas,
but I have been known to snip a few rabbit folk as well for Easter!

Primarily I use these large Chinese scissors to work,
but for small detail I use a very sharp, antique pen knife and Xacto knife as well...

most of my works are freehand, but I do also pencil in lines to follow before I cut away...

I never know how it will look
until the finish and I hold it up to the light!

I use 67lb black cardstock
and my own hand-parched, stained and scorched papers...
a technique that my dear aunts taught me when I was younger ~

this sweet little sweeping witch was cut from my own paper 
and is mounted on the black cardstock ~ just the opposite of the one shown above:

 I'll be offering a few finished & framed cuttings at our 
Gathering of Primitive Friends Show 
here at the Farm on Saturday September 21st

I also would like to offer some templates for those who might want to try it themselves, 
and perhaps some notecards or prints of my originals ~

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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