Our humble little
Needlework Shop
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~ Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

Our Regular SHOP HOURS are:
Saturdays Only 10:00 ~ 4:00

{weather permitting or I am away at a show/class}


~ Please visit our ETSY Shop for our unique patterns, supplies and wooden items
specifically designed for rug hooking, punch needle, applique, embroidery and cross stitch ~

the photos below are just a few examples of what we offer in our Etsy shop ~ kindly click on any photo below to visit and see more ~

Friday, November 17, 2017

~ Farm Shop Open ~

Hello Friends & Folk ~
just popping in here to say,
our little Needlework Shop here at the farm will be Open Saturday 10:00 - 3:00-ish.

 We are not decorated or ready for Christmas quite yet, as we are traditionalists and begin our celebrating after the Thanksgiving Holiday....
we still have patterns & supplies for your rug hooking, 
applique, cross stitch and punch needle needs ~ and it is always nice to have you come for a visit with us on Saturdays, so bring your work in progress and come create with me !
{hot chocolate and sweets supplied, of course}

Our Holiday Open House Week begins on December 2nd with a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus!!
We will be open 10:00 - 3:00 everyday from December 2nd through December 9th ~
so you can shop for your needfuls with us in a more relaxed way this year!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Thursday, November 16, 2017

~ Some New Things! ~

 Hello Friends & Folk!

I finally have a finish to share ~
"My Hoops" 
is a new cross stitch design PLUS pattern to make the bag to hold your hoops ~
{both designs included in one pattern, paper & PDF will be available soon}

I'm very happy with the way it turned out...
from my fabric choices to my finishing!

you can see the loop enclosure detail in the photo below:

...the bottom of the bag is rounded to hold your round or oval hoops ~
and of course it is fully lined with a bias edging along the top.

I worked the cross stitch portion on 28ct 'Wren' linen from Picture This Plus
with 2 strands of 'Faded Brown' cotton thread from Valdani.

once the cross stitching was finished, I simply trimmed down the edges of the linen, folded {ironed} them back and used a linen thread to whip-stitch it into place on the front of the bag.

easy peasy

 and I completely forgot to show the finished model
 of the current {Oct/Nov/Dec 2017}
Little Stitches Handwork Club from Notforgotten Farm™

here is

a sweet little snow-guy at the ready to help hold your pins...
or perhaps sweep off your porch steps!

 kits include:
30ct Old Farmhouse Linen from Notforgotten Farm™
Backing Fabric shown
Threads to complete design 
Silk Ribbon 
{I used a scrap-piece of linen to sew a patch to the back of mine...and I stuffed it with cotton balls!}

 If you are a current member of the LSHC, 
this is the design you will be receiving/have received.
{kits are shipping now ~ thank you kindly for your patience} 

If you would like to join the Little Stitches Handwork Club (LSHC)
you can click HERE

Peter & I are busily working on new Goodes for you for the holidays 
and your everyday sewing/stitching needs!

Look for:
a NEW sewing box/clamp
a NEW thread winder
NEW hand dyed linens from NFF
patterns patterns patterns!

wishing for you a beautiful November day my sweet friends ~
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

~ Rolling right along... ~

While in Peninsula 
for the From Our Hands show this past weekend,
I purchased a sewing roll made by Christine Miller ~
{{ a.k.a. Rebekah L. Smith's fabulously talented mom! }}
here it is below:

What appealed most to me about it, 
is the old & nubby linen she used to stitch her motifs upon...
as well as her color choices of threads & fabrics.
~ Simply Perfect ~

So of course, that got these old wheels of mine rolling...
and thoughts of creating my own needle/sewing roll began creeping in.

So with this beautiful one now in my hand, 
and the thousands of inspirational photos of genuine antique ones on Pinterest...
I think you can guess what I'll be making soon!

In the meantime,
here are my favorite ones from said Pinterest...

this one above looks like it might have been made from a cut-down sampler...

love the colors on this one, above.

sweet little thing!

the darker threads and fabric choices lend a moody feel to this one, above.

those calicoes!!!

the wonkier, the better.

ok, these fabrics are dreamy!

front & back view...housed under glass now for eternity.

and I think this one to be my favorite. 

Do any of you have/collect needlework rolls or huswifes?? 

If so, you can share yours on my 
SAMPLERMAKERS Group on Facebook ~
I would love to see them!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori