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

Monday, September 28, 2020

~ Homeplace at Christmas ~ A Visit to the not-so past ~


Good Evening Friends & Folk 

~ I have a very happy announcement to make!

Many of my dear customers have been in search of my

 " Homeplace at Christmas " 

πŸŽ„ πŸŽ„ πŸŽ„ πŸŽ„ πŸŽ„ πŸŽ„ πŸŽ„ πŸŽ„ πŸŽ„

...cross stitch pattern for many moons ~ 

{I had to re-chart this due to corrupt computer files} 

And a bunch of lovely Youtube Ladies have recently showed their finishes of this pattern, when they bought it so long ago...

and tonight I am finally able to say that it has been fully re-charted and is now available in our Etsy shop as PDF or Paper versions! 

...and even better, they, along with ALL of our patterns and books,
are ON SALE for 20% off during these crazy Covid times...

"Homeplace at Christmas" ~ designed and stitched in 2006, released in 2007 and now fully re-charted and newly released for 2020!!

...a scrolling vine of berries and leaves dangle above the most primitive two-story home you would ever wish to live in ~
the chimney holds a tiny tannenbaum and is that Santa's magic key there on the roof?
this charmingly bedecked red home is decorated with swags of green'ry under her windowsills, and baskets of seasonal fruits and foliage flank her sides...
the date '1830' represents one hundred years before my mom's birth year ~
"welcome Home...."

Inspiration for this design came from our family's many trips to Pennsylvania, where my mom's side of the family hails from...
specifically the Bucks & Lancaster counties...the old brick homes and tidy gardens always held my heart as a child, and still do to this day.

This Original model shown was stitched in 2006...
by my dear Mom: Elda Elizabeth Geiste Smith ~
She stitched this using two strands of thread, on 18ct white Aida cloth,
which I severely overstained with tea & coffee dye.

I then finished it into a pillow stuffed with whole cloves, scraps of cotton & bits of wool, crushed star anise, dried orange peel
 and dried pine needles saved from many
of our family Christmas trees!

DMC threads:

611, 720, 734, 783, 919, 921, 3011, 3012, 610,
733, 3013, 3031, 3822 & 3853

Stitch Count: 168w x 84h
Finished size of pillow shown: approx: 9-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches.

thank you for visiting, come by again soon & Blessed be,
Lori from Notforgotten Farm



Wednesday, September 23, 2020

~ New Cross Stitch Patterns for your Spooky Stitching! ~

 Hello Friends & Folk ~

just listed the following in our Etsy shop:

All available as Paper/Mailed or PDF/Download...
they are ON SALE!
visit our Etsy shop by clicking HERE or on any one of the thumbnail photos above this posting.
hope you love them as much as I do ;)
I have had to unfortunately remove/delete all visitor commenting
 from my blog due to robo-hacking.
Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Saturday, September 19, 2020

A Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween Virtual Event is LIVE ~

after a few internet issues this morning, my FINISHED FOLK ART
is listed in my Etsy shop, as part of the Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween Virtual Event!
click HERE for the link to my shop for Finished Folk Art


and be sure to visit 
~ to visit ALL of the participating Artists 

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A Bewitching Virtual Show!

Kindly join me, 
and a cauldron-full of over 40 of the most enchanting, 
sweet & spooky Hallowe'en artisans you will ever find in one magickal event!

A Virtual Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween
Saturday, September 19th at 8:00 A.M.
~ here is the spooktacular Participating Artists list:

 ☞ How to shop this Fabulous Virtual Show

On Saturday Morning, at 8:00 A.M. sharp,
where you will see all of the above Participating Artist's links go LIVE, 
for you to click on
and purchase their wondrously-frightful goodes...

I am honored to be participating, 
and will be offering you some of my finished goods over at my Etsy shop:
 ...once at my Etsy shop, 
the link to my "Finished Folk Art" section 
will be there on the left hand sidebar ~
(the link is not there at the moment, but WILL be there when the show goes live)
and... here is a peak at some of the things I'll be offering ~  

~ Stay tuned for more info on my finished folk art & goods ~
I'll be giving more previews all week!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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