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 me...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens or talking to the trees.
and I collect old & odd things.

I pull wool & cotton through linen. I walk barefoot in my garden and throw my head back and cackle when I laugh ~
I'm just a little farm-witch that loves where I am & who I'm with ~
I love seeing the past through the eye of my needle...

Our Needlework Shop & Studio
is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~

Regular Shop & Open Studio Hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 - 4:00
*no Open Studio during pre-scheduled Classes or Events

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

~ October Begins ~

 Hello Friends and Folk!
a very happy October 1st to you all ~
the leaves are falling outside my sewing room window as I type...
as a hot breeze seems to be blowing away the last remnants of Summer.

... this is such a strange time of year ~ 
caught somewhere between Summer days
and Autumn nights!

before I begin my day today I though I would take you along with me on a short walk 
around the farmyard and shop garden...

~ side by side ~

 i love the tiny amount of purple in these glory's....

a pebbled pathway in a tired garden ~

although dying,
their beauty never fades in my eyes,...

red gazing ball and my little witch
grace the front of the Studio ~

morning glory's of every size and color are blooming now,
always reaching for the last few shafts of sunshine...

my beautiful Beauty Berries ~
a shoot was given to us from our dear friends Jane & Steve ❤

Roxy & her 'nephew' Big...enjoying a morning kiss ~

a cauldron of mums...
a gift from dear friend Nancy Z ♥

 old gourds in our soapstone icebox;

 the perfect pumpkin ~
a gift from my sweet friend Becky ❤

 best friends, Bobby & Roosty:
enjoying their breakfast...

the banana trees that Peter loves so much are huge this year!


I'll be stitching up a small Christmas Ornament today,
to be revealed later on, 
for an upcoming 
Make-It Take-It class to be announced ~

and I will leave you with a favorite quote ~

the wind is rising,
and the air is wild with leaves.
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves.

~Humbert Wolfe 1936

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


Susie H said...

I enjoyed walking through your garden, especially the picture of your red gazing ball & witch. The quote at the end was beautiful! said...

Great walk through your farm
I’m so glad Bobby has a friend I was worried about him

elaine allerton said...

Love these garden pics, lori,,,
You take such good ones,,,,
Thanks so much,,,

Jane said...

"I meant to do my work today
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree
And a butterfly flitted across the field
And the leaves were calling me. R. de Gallienne

I'm going to stitch this saying, one day!

The Eveningstitcher said...

Love your garden tours and I am just thrilled with the cooler temps and autumn air (although it was 87 degrees here yesterday). Can't wait to see what you'r stitching!!! Have a great week, Lori!

NMK said...

Love your pictures today & such a sweet saying ...those banana trees are amazing !!!

Miss Mollie's Art said...

Where can I learn more about Uncounted Crosstitch. I saw you do that somewhere either on YouTube or your blog or Facebook LOL I can’t remember where & I can’t find it again of course. I am turning my artwork into embroidery patterns and Crosstitch patterns and punch needle patterns but I really love the idea of uncounted cross- stitch! I love your work. I wish I lived closer so I could get in in one of your classes and come to your shows❤️ My email is

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