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 ~

Our Shop is OPEN Fridays & Saturdays Only from 10:00 ~ 4:00...

Our ***OPEN STUDIO DAY {meaning when you can come join me to stitch} will be on the 3rd Saturday of each month ONLY, from 11:00 til' 3:00 ~ I have provided an Events/Calendar page on my sidebar with the ***Open Studio Dates for the current month...kindly contact me ahead if you would like to visit with us on our Monthly OPEN Studio Day.

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

Sunday, April 18, 2021

~ Gardens, Cotton & Silk and Stitching~

Good Morning Friends & Folk ~
and a very happy, sunny Sunday morning to us all!
...the pollen count in our area is so high! 
~ there is a film of yellow/green dust on everything.

but that won't keep me from being outside as much as I can, 
soaking up the sun {and sneezing!} 
I'm taking my Nettle tincture to help alleviate the itchy eyes and scratchy throat,
and putting Vaseline inside my nostrils {ew.} to keep the pollen at bay...
{hey! it really works!!}

I love seeing the colors in my gardens...
purples, yellows and greens.

I have to share with you my gorgeous full thread palettes from

I received them in yesterdays' mail ~
oh my stars.....

the saturated and lovely ~
 every color under the rainbow!

and the silks....soft and luxurious ~
I cannot wait to stitch with them!

and, speaking of stitching...
I will be re-stitching the model for my
'Eliza Phelps' sampler.
I designed her in 2008, and either sold or lost the model...
she is charted using DMC cotton threads, 
but I think you know how I will stitch her now {Classic Colorworks!} 
and will have the DMC conversion in the new chart as well ~

Here is a great conversion for DMC to Classic Colorworks from 
"Eliza Phelps 1860...
little Eliza loved the village she and her family lived in ~
notice she even included her Church and Home..."

Hoping you have a wonderful Sunday my friends...

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


NMK said...

Have to try your tips for pollen !
Your threads are just so pretty !!! The sampler is so beautiful !!!!
Chilly here in Western , Mass ....hope it warms up again soon !!! said...

Spring has sprung! And those threads are sumptuous.

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