...Down a dirt road, past woods and fields sits a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof ~

it's here you'll find me pulling thread and wool through linen and chasing after my kittens…

I love my life and those I share it with….

Welcome to Notforgotten Farm ~

Our shop is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521

Regular Shop Hours:

Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 ~ 3:00
Best to Call Ahead PLEASE!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Afternoon Musings ~

Good Sunday afternoon friends & folk ~
it is a muggy day here at the farm…

…just staying indoors 
and working on the finish for the
that I mentioned in my last post.

as I mentioned, it will be in October ~
Saturday, October 18th to be exact!!

the project is a 'Thimble Coffin'
something I have been wanting to make but needed to tweak a bit ~
I am hoping to finish this by this evening, then I can share the completed project photos for you to see.

in the meantime, this is where I am with it:

the stitched portion will be on a box lid…
the design is not too involved, but it is stitched on 32ct Old Farmhouse Linen from ©Notforgotten Farm

the box will be covered in cotton fabric ~ 
{haven't decided which one to use just yet though…}
and the inside of the lid will be lined with antique book or ledger paper.

..inside the bottom portion of the box will have a safe place to rest your thimble…
and I will use this most-beautiful pumpkin colored hand dyed velvet {below} inside the bottom.

~ gorgeous hand dyed velvet ~

 The Students who sign up for this class will receive a small kit in the mail ahead of time, 
so you can stitch the cross stitched portion…
then you will bring that to the class with you on October 18th ~
...we will put the box together at the class, and also finish a small pumpkin emery as well ~

the CLASS FEE is $45.00 per student ~
that covers the kit + shipping (pattern, linen, threads)
and all of the supplies you need to finish the class project 
...once you get here on the 18th of October :)

we will also serve refreshments at the class, drinks and light snacks ~
but if you want to bring a bag lunch or water with you that is fine too :)

If you are interested in taking the class,
please EMAIL ME {not4got@aol.com}
there is limited space available for only 8 students
(Peter seems to think we can squeeze in two more ~ I need a bigger shop!)

first to email, first served will announce here when class is full ~

photos of the class finish will be posted here soon ~ maybe this evening!

Thanks my friends ~

* Blessed be *

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Another Correction and a SAL (Stitch-A-Long)

Hi Friends & Folk!
I have been so busy working on the new designs (soon really, promise) that I haven't had a chance to post on this blog…which is SO UNlike me!

so here goes:
the wonderful Facebook group that I belong to,
Prim Stitchers Society
is having another SAL with my current Little Stitches Handwork CLub (LSHC) project…
if you're not a member of the group, get in there! it is a welcoming, warm grow of wonderful folks!!!

if you're not a member of our LSHC, then email me to join :)

I've been notified of a small mistake on the pattern instructions for the project ~ 
(thank you Nan! for having my 'back')
You will need to cut our both large & small paper fan templates for the project ~
the larger fan will be used to trace onto your linen, the smaller fan will be used to trace onto your wool and your cardboard.

sorry I goofed that one up ~ if you need me let me know please & I do apologize :)

LSHC project July/Aug/Sept 2013
Patriotic Fan Pinkeep ©Notforgotten Farm
I am working on a little project that i want to have a class for here in the shop in 
it will be a very small class (no more that 6 students) and will be for a project that I'm calling
a "Thimble Coffin"
(perfect for a Hallowe'en stitch, no?)

I will share the class project with you all as soon as I have it stitched & finished…
but I will warn you…
it is an AWESOME project!

stay tuned…..

* Blessed be * 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

the Fruits of our Labor ~

...the 'volunteer' vine that is growing on our fence is revealing itself ~
we have been shown a glimpse of it's fruit but still can't decipher 
if it is a gourd or a pattypan squash…

beautiful huge leaves ~

 in the meanwhile,
it's neighbor, the tomato plant, is thriving ~
 due in-part to the shade that the volunteer vine is providing it…
keeping the tender flesh of the cluster tomatoes from burning in the full Summer sun.

hello in there!

this morning, as I was snapping pics
I heard a low buzzing sound…
upon closer inspection I found these two ~

nestled down inside the squash-blossom……


  two sleepy little bees ~
...snoring the morning away.

wakey wakey!

here you can see how big the vine & tomato are getting:

sweet annie too!

and here is our first harvest of these tomatoes ..
beautiful little orbs of red, orange and yellow.


 just the right size to cut in half, drizzle with olive oil…
shake on some sea salt and cracked pepper ~ add a little mozzarella & fresh basil.
~ Y U M ~

Sweet Summertime

 their color is thee perfect shade of red to me ~ 
I favor orange-based reds as opposed to blue based reds…
my favorite red DMC floss colors are 918 through 920!!!

 ~ and 'knowing' what color i'm looking at & how is corresponds to my floss!
the name of these tomatoes is
"Sunrise Bumblebee" and heirloom cherry tomato ;)

...my Thanks to all who have joined my Midnight Farm blog as followers!
and for the sweet words re: my little witch bear ~

I need to pull some weeds ~

Hoping you all have a beautiful Tuesday filled with Goodness!

* Blessed be *