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...

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

~ Filling my Heart ~ First Class of 2020! ~

 Hello Friends & Folk!

...this New Year brings with it an excitement
 for fresh, fun & folky class projects!

I have been revisiting antique and vintage embellished hearts on Pinterest
using their beautiful inspiration to create something 'new' for me to do!

I'm going to make my very own "Folk Heart"!

photo courtesy of Pinterest ~ not owned by NFF

using my threads, trims, beads, charms, ribbons...
silk & satin ~ wool & velvet
even photos & trinkets of all kinds can be added to a "Folk Heart" 
{as I like to call them}

... initials of friends and loved ones,
& dates of significance can be included to personalize a Folk Heart.
photo courtesy of Pinterest ~ not owned by NFF

photo courtesy of Pinterest ~ not owned by NFF

photo courtesy of Pinterest ~ not owned by NFF

... even the more contemporary 'Folk Hearts' made by present-day makers,
tug at my own heartstrings and beg me to create one just for me...

photo courtesy of Pinterest ~ not owned by NFF

SO ~ with my excitement in beginning this New Year,
I will be holding the first class of 2020
here at the Studio at Notforgotten Farm:

"Folk Heart" Embellishing Class
 Saturday, February 8th 2020
10:00 - 4:00
Class Fee: $28.00 per student

• Students will be supplied with a pre-sewn and stuffed white linen heart approx 10" x  7"
to use as the project base.

• Scraps of assorted fabrics will be offered at time of class 
courtesy of NFF for each Student

• Students will need to bring:
 their own embellishments for their own personal Folk Heart project, such as but not limited to: threads/trims/beads/charms/photos/ribbon ~ Use your imagination and enjoy the treasure hunt finding your own personal items to add to your project!
~ Students will also need to bring scissors to class.

*Kindly Note*
~  this class is 'unstructured' as far as any set pattern is concerned.
you will simply glean from your imagination and own supplies to create your Folk Heart.
This is NOT a make & take class, it will simply be "finished" 
 when you choose to finish embellishing it ♥

I will be and am always happy to share embroidery stitches, 
project placement suggestions, etc if you need me too!

PHOTO of My FOLK HEART coming soon!!!!!

to Sign Up for class, kindly Email me at:
or call the Studio at:

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


  1. The bowl of little stitched lovelies in your header is so wonderful! How I wish I could join you for some stitching. Have a wonderful 2020!

    1. The stitched necklaces in the header photo were stitched and sold few yrs back...I should make more! Wish we could stitch together too :)

  2. I agree with Robyn regarding the little stitched lovelies in your header photo. Will these become available as patterns with instructions? Happy New Year NFF xoxo

    1. Happy new year to you!! These were sold and as I mentioned above I really should make more of them this year!! :)

  3. I really wish I lived closer ….would Love to take that class !!! I just Love those hearts & it is such a neat idea !!!

  4. Replies
    1. did you want to sign up Kathy? give me a holler asap so you get a spot!
      ~ L

  5. This looks lovely! One of my goals this year is to come see your place and all your goodies. So talented!

    1. Tammy it would be wonderful to have you come by for a visit my friend!
      ~ L


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