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 the current health situation,
the Shop & Studio at Notforgotten Farm
are currently C L O S E D until further notice

Regular Shop & Open Studio Hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 - 4:00

Kindly visit our CLASSES & EVENTS Page for Classes both here in the Shop/Studio and at other fabulous places!

*no Open Studio during pre-scheduled Classes or Events

Our ETSY Shop is Always Open!
visit our Etsy Shop by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below or going to

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!

🧶 🧶 🧶 🧶 🧶 🧶 🧶 🧶 🧶 🧶 🧶 🧶 🧶

 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...

~ ☙ ❣ ❤ ♥ ♥ ♡ 🖤 ♡ ♥ ♥ ❤ ❣ ❧ ~

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


  1. Carolyn and I had fun visiting with your tribe last Saturday. Its a wonderful creative atmosphere. I wish I lived closer so I could visit every weekend.

    1. Always love when you girls visit ~ wish you were closer too <3

  2. This post made me so happy...I needed that today. Robins singing in our yard, as well. Oh, how I love those sweet brown and red birds!

    1. don't you love them? i have always loved my little feathered friends ~ <3

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  4. Wow ...everything you & your tribe are working on is just beautiful ! That quilt will be incredible , such tiny pieces and your bracelets are so pretty ! What a lucky group you have surrounding you Lori !!! Can't wait to see what you do with your neat beading loom , just fun to see what you are up to next !!!

  5. Looks like a fun group~ And definitely talented!

  6. So much fun in your talented circle of friends. Happy Birthday!! Peter made you such an exquisite loom. Looking forward to seeing your creations.

  7. Love your tribe! So inspiring. I was admiring your bracelets throughout the post. How do you make them?

  8. Happy birthday! I enjoyed seeing all the projects you and your group are working on.

  9. So much talent in on room! I would never get anything actually accomplished because I would be too busy watching everyone else's! I especially love that applique piece.... Happy belated birthday Lori...and what a precious gift from your love. Can't wait to see what you create with this new medium...I am sure it will be beautiful. ~Robin~


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