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

Saturday, February 29, 2020

~ Lucky Witch • Folk Embroidery Pattern ~

Just in Time for your St. Patty's Day stitching!
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 "Lucky Witch" ~ 
Folk Embroidery Pattern ~ from Notforgotten Farm™

Pleased to offer you this Folk Embroidery Pattern of my sweet little red-haired Lucky Witch :)
Simple embroidery stitches include satin stitch, split stitch and french knots.
Threads used in model shown: DMC cotton floss, DMC metallic threads: gold & silver & Valdani 3 strand floss ~ some basic knowledge of embroidery is recommended.

model shown was finished 'in the hoop' but you can choose to finish by framing, making into a lavender stuffed pillow or pinkeep/cushion.

Now in my Etsy Shop,
Available as:
PAPER/Mailed Pattern ~ click HERE

Happy Stitching!!!
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Thursday, February 27, 2020

~ Just Bewitching ~

Good Day Friends and Folk ~

This new year ~
 the beginning of 2020... is already sharing with me wonderful things!

 I have been summoned to participate as a vendor at the prestigious
Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween
September 26th, 2020
Calhoun County Fairgrounds Marshall, MI

720 Fair St Marshall, MI 49068

I am honored to say the least, 
to have been asked to return to such a wonderful venue for Halloween collectors and lovers ~
Once upon a time, Before it was the Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween, 
...this event was called  
Ghoultide Gathering

I was fortunate to have been a participating artist at just a few of these Gatherings ~
here are a few photos, 
 here is the very first Ghoultide Gathereing that I was at
held at Mill Race Village ca. 2009:

and here is the last one I was at at the Chelsea Fairgrounds in 2012 ~

{{ that would be me 'hands up' in the back row ;) }}

my sewing room is already becoming...
well, more organized for some serious Halloween-merry-making!

I will share progress photos of my work on this blog, on Instagram & Facebook too ~ 

I am SO looking forward to 6 full months of creating wondrous things for my booth....
keep thinking 'Farm Witch' theme ~

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.....A N D.....

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

~ So many Things! ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk ~
and a very happy February-Wednesday to you all!

we have a bit of rain this morning here at NFF...
cloudy and overcast, but the cardinals and robins are singing their little spring-loving hearts out!

Saturday, the Tribe
{a.k.a. my girls, my bff's and my closest confidants}
came out to the Studio with their bags and baskets and buckets of stuff to work on ~

we love to try new things and lately all of us seem to be working on a different kind of project from the others...
THAT makes for a super-fun time together!

the meme below shows how my crafty brain works to a tee: LOL

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Nancy Z brought along her fabulous paisley hooked rug that she was binding,
using the yarn whipping method ~

just look at the colors in that rug!


Sharon brought along her basket of
English Paper Piecing {quilting}

Sharon is a master at many types of needlework and beading...
and I personally cannot wait to see this Grandmother's Garden quilt finished!

Anita was working on a slide for her beautifully beaded peyote bracelet:
she actually taught herself to master the peyote stitch!

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 Janice is the crocheter and knitter of our tribe...
she can simply look at something and before we even know it 
~ she has whipped up a perfect replica...
all without an actual pattern!

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Nancy B is our stitcher extraordinaire ~
she cross stitches, embroiders and loves wool applique too
so she stitched between projects that day...

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we enjoy each other's company so very much ~
we laugh, we vent...we support and lift up each other.
we dream and plan and make our lives happy by choosing to be happy!

here are our 'matching' hand-strung bracelets that we made recently together:

each one as individual as we are ~ each one beautiful and different.
... as it should be

~ I am off now to begin yet another 'new' project for me...
recently I have been studying bead loom bracelets,
 and Peter built me a loom for my birthday!

I have yet to string the warp...
but will share progress photos of my attempt at bead weaving on this beautiful loom

Enjoy your day my friends ~
fill it with creativity and light and those who love you most!
{and throw in a little magic too for good measure}

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Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Thursday, February 20, 2020

~ Shop & Studio NEWS ~

 Hello Friends & Folk!
and a very happy Thursday to you all ~

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We are once again so pleased to invite you to our
Summer Stitch-In "2020"
here in the Studio at Notforgotten Farm
on Saturday June 20th, 2020 from 10:00 ~ 4:00
"...join us as we celebrate early Summer on the farm ~
bring along your stitching or needlework &
enjoy a full day of needlework in the company of good friends.
our Shop will be stocked with fresh goods for the needleworker:
fabrics, linens, threads
~ patterns & finished goods ~
fresh herbs & plants,
candles, jewelry and wearables too!"
** additional outdoor vendor info coming soon**

PRE-REGISTRATION is now OPEN: call 434.263.6508 or email me at to register.

$25.00 includes your attendee seat and wonderful lunch/drink/snacks.
a FABULOUS Raffle for attendees ONLY will be held at 1:00 in the Studio.

the Shop will be OPEN for non-attendees to come in and shop as well!
Hope to see you then!!

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 also in the news,
I am working on releasing the patterns for the five Embroidery patterns below:

"Tangled" ~ Notforgotten Farm©

"Lucky" ~ Notforgotten Farm©

"Lavender Queen" ~ Notforgotten Farm©

"Egg Basket" ~ Notforgotten Farm©

"Delores Rabbit" ~ Notforgotten Farm©

 look for the announcement of their release here on this blog and
~ on Facebook this coming week ~

~ and ~
the Shop & Studio
will be 
this Friday February 21st 
and Saturday February 22nd
from 10:00 ~ 4:00

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Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

~ Early Morning February Farmhouse ~

 Good Morning Friends & Folk ~
Happy Wednesday to you all.

Clouds and rain have been visiting us lately,
~ making for quiet cozy days...

this time of year
 the farmhouse takes on a look that reminds me of it's former days ~
maybe it is the grey-ness, like an old photograph,
or the certain slant of the sun through the clouds
when it does peek through the clouds?

in any case,
waking early and sitting in one of my favorite stitching chairs
while the rest of the members of our household sleep,
soothes my soul and sets the precedence for a peaceful and creative day...

there is always a work or two in progress ~ 

working on an uncounted cross stitch basket ~

one of my wingback chairs, this one reclines :)



 in another part of this room, 
which I call the Keeping room since it is located off the kitchen,
is yet another wingback chair that I prefer to do my rug hooking in ~
it is simply decorated with things I love dearly...

an old bassinet that now holds my baskets, found wooden oddities, whisk brooms  and strange treasures... doll bodies with out heads and arms, and doll arms without bodies...even an old ships' wheel!

of course my broomsticks are never far from my reach.

the sun that shines through the window in this end of the room is southwest facing
and offers plenty of natural light for working on my handwork ~

using tools that feel 'good' in my hand,
some old, some new and some newly made from old things,
like my tiny sterling rug hook:

sometimes i create just for the joy of creating,
other times my 'day job' has me exploring new ways to old means ~

 ~ another work in progress...

doesn't she look cozy??

my paperwhites have bloomed ~
their scent wafts through the farmhouse and reminds me of Spring to come.... 
using a beautiful old McCoy pot to hold their fragile stems.

Our home is humble...but it is ours
and it has it's creaks and it's leaks.
the old wavy glassed windowpanes rattle in the breeze ~
and the mellowed floorboards hold memories of previous footsteps
of those who have loved this place many years before us.

it has chipped paint on the outside and a rusty tin roof, cracked plaster and
sticky doors...yet we are here caring for her.

she is another work in progress ~

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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