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
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Monday, October 28, 2019

~ it's TWO posts in ONE!!! ~

Hello Friends & Folks!
you are in for a TREAT!
well, two to be exact...
you are going to be reading about two recent workshops in this one blog post!

So, grab a cuppa something,
 settle back and enjoy the many photos below!


This workshop was held here in the Studio at Notforgotten Farm on October 19th ~
with a finishing class being taught by Becky Noland from Lucy Beam Love in Stitches...
not only did Becky teach, she also brought along a fabulous trunk show!

here is Becky beginning the class ~

a few more snaps of Becky's Trunk Show!!!

happy Students ~

Our heartfelt thanks to Becky Noland
for always teaching a fun class, and sharing her trunk shows with us here in the Studio, and to the Students who always make us so happy when they visit!!


And Then ~
Joan & I drove to Tipp City, OH.
for a workshop with Ali {Alice} Strebel and her wonderful friends!

here are the models for the workshop;
at top is mine done in punch needle/rug hooking
Ali's finish is applique, needle felting and embroidery on her hand dyed backing
with hand dyed fringe!!!!!

 Happy shoppers in my booth with Miss Joanie at the helm ~

on to the class...

Some of my students gorgeous {previous} handwork:

Here are some snaps of the amazing textiles that Ali brought for us to drool over 
and add to our collections! ~

more views of the happy girls working away...

and then they even had a throwdown of wondrous Show & Tell goodies to share! ~

... the sweetest little halloweenie ~ Mizz Ali Strebel her-very-own-self!

and if you think you've seen it all by now....
look at these diminutive silk dresses made by a very talented student!
{she is a professional costumer} Holy Moly!!!

We arrived back home to VA around suppertime yesterday ~
much unpacking to do and have to put the shop back together now ~
will be working on orders that came in while I was away,
and hopefully can write down some the ideas that are swimming in my head from being with SUCH creative & KINDRED Friends!

~ my Thanks to Joan for always helping out with everything!
my Thanks to all of the girls who signed up for the workshop and put up with my shenanigans
 and those who came out to visit with us ~
and my Heartfelt Thanks to Alice Strebel for asking me to come to the quaint & charming
Tipp City to teach, and to her cousin Marylin 
who kept us fed with her home-cooked lunches the entire week!!!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


  1. Oh my gosh what an amazing post !!! Everything looks so neat & all the neat things Alice Strebel has to play with looked like so much fun to create with ….sure makes you want to sit down & play with all the pretty ribbons, yarn ….Your class looked wonderful too !!!! Lucky Ladies who could go , I am jealous !!!!

  2. Thanks , lori,,,
    Wow, what a busy time you have had,,
    Wonderful pics!

  3. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful pictures!


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