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

Friday, July 10, 2020

~ Hello Kitty ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk ~
Friday Friday ~ what are your plans for the weekend?

mine are to stitch of course!
my punch needle has been put aside for the time being...
~ my right hand is arthritic and hurts too much if I punch for long stretches.

After dyeing the linen and osnaburg yesterday,
I am back to my cross stitching.

SO enjoying stitching over one on 30ct linen {as I did for Matilda Hornbuckle}
I enjoy looking at antique samplers on Pinterest,
~ and found a few that sing to my cat-loving soul...

aren't these the cat's meow?
or is it cat's pajamas?
either way....

19th Century Georgian Miniature Woolwork Needlepoint Cat Kitten ...

Antique Scottish cat! | Needlepoint patterns, Cross stitch, Cross ...

Antique Welsh Sampler with a Cat, Anne Evans, 1853 For Sale at 1stdibs

Eliza Ann Edwards 1826 Sampler published in Woman's Day magazine ...

Small Early 19th Century Cat Sampler by Martha Grinnell 1817 ...


Charming Antique Sampler, Framed Needlepoint of a Kitten, Cat ...
Nilly Hall: CAT or DOG ?

me thinks my next design might incorporate an antique kitty, or two.
that is, after I finish the new design I started last night lol!

I am hoping to have more of my
"Old Farmhouse" and "Ironstone"
hand stained/dyed linen up in the Etsy shop very soon...

~ have a beautiful day my friends, stitch to your heart's content...
visit your garden, leave some fresh water out for our fur & feathered friends,
tiny toads & insects too!

Blessings from the Farm
~ Lori


  1. Oh so many cute Kitty's !!! The first one is my Fav, that frame is gorgeous !!!! Sorry you have arthritis in your hand tennis elbow keeps coming back , how can you garden , hook & punch with these ailments ??? Not Fair !!!! I find chocolate chip cookies to stuff in my mouth instead !!!!

  2. You find the best antique samplers!

  3. Oh. my. These kitteh samplers are wonderful. I'll be looking forward to what you come up with... You really never see that many with cats. Or at least I haven't. ~Robin~

  4. Love these kitties! My Max cat approves too! Just wanted to thank you for the excellent delivery,packaging, and joy of "Tomato Season" I am enjoying it so much! Also the "Give Bees a Chance." Looking forward to seeing a kitty sampler.


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