...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:
most Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 ~ 3:00

Best to call ahead PLEASE!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014


...I forgot to show you my new jelly cupboard!!

Peter & I 
and my sister & brother in law, Louisea & Tom
went to the auction last friday night ~

I saw this beauty and had to have it!!

ca. 1800's ~ all hand-pegged

it is massive ~ yet elegant…
and now holds all of my dinnerware & silver ~

there are carved roman numerals on the bottoms of the drawers,
which thrills my woodworking hubby to pieces :)
I love the color and lines of this piece ~

the top 'rail' was an addition, most likely on the early 1900's...

I'm still punching away on finished goods for the upcoming 
From our Hands show…
here are some ornaments-in-progress:

hands, cats, hex signs, houses & tulips….
 Iggy loves when I'm sitting in my chair and working on something.
...he is usually sleeping with one eye open across from me, in Peter's chair ~

but he also can't let me walk around the house alone…
if I get up to get a drink or stretch a bit, he is right there ~ 
he's my furry shadow.

hello Mr. Ig

cannot believe it is thursday (again) ~ 
...today also marks the 5 year anniversary of my sister Jo-ene's passing.

time flies.
love one another best you can.
try to speak more kindly.
laugh as much as you can.
just be nice.
think positive thoughts.
choose to be HAPPY….

* Blessed be *

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sneak Peek ~

Miss Felicia (aka 'Flea')
has finished one of the pattern models 
for my upcoming yuletide releases ~

here is a glimpse of
'Pomegranate Garden'

i love houses…especially tiny little houses made of tiny little x's...

 I wanted this t be a design that could usher in the holidays
 and be kept out a while ~

...i certainly would not want to wash all of those windows though.

a windblown angel watches over from his perch atop the roof ~

can you hear his wings fluttering in the breeze?

while tending to the loverly fruits in the garden ~

vines too ~ i love vines.

Miss Flea is working on 
'Cedar Waxwing'
a pretty design of the beautiful bird with brightly tipped-wings ~
do you love clove-studded orange pomanders?
well my little waxwing does ~

preview coming soon :)

Have a beautiful wednesday my friends ~
may your day be filled with peace & creativity!!

* Blessed be * 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Old is New again ~

Howdy Folks!
Hoping you all have been as busy as little worker-bees…
I know I have!

I wanted to say that I have listed THREE patterns in my Etsy shop ~
they are not new, 
but are being 'revisited' lately ~ 

the first one is
"Santa Crow"
I designed this one way back in 2003 

and recently the talented Elizabetta 
has stitched this one and 
'Snow Angel" ~ below...

Santa Crow  design by ©Notforgotten Farm ~ stitched by Elizabetta

Snow Angel  design by ©Notforgotten Farm ~ stitched by Elizabetta

and here is an old favorite,
"Christmas Cat"

Christmas Cat  design by ©Notforgotten Farm ~ stitched by Felicia Martin

I also wanted to share a couple of photos that I took of my sister Louisea's handwork!!
she is a newbie-hooker/puncher and she and her hubby were visiting with us last week ~

I handed her an Oxford Punch (#10) some yarn and burlap, 
and look what she made ~

crow/star chairpad  & feather tree mat


hello beautiful sister

I am definitely in the throes of work for the upcoming
From our Hands show ~
and simply cannot believe that it is only 18 days away!!!

...so, I will sign off now and get back to work…
enjoy your beautiful
end-of-October day!!

Don't forget to add your comment on the previous post to win tickets to the show!!!

* Blessed be *

Saturday, October 25, 2014



the "Giving Thanks" charts that were recently shipped
are corrupt charts ~
For some reason the grid lines are NOT showing up on the graphs sent.

I will gladly replace them for you by either snail mail or PDF via email.

*If you purchased the 'Giving Thanks' chart via Etsy ~
please email me with your Etsy transaction number for the chart purchased.

*If you have ordered the chart & paid by check 
you will need to please email me with your check number.

 let me know if you'd like me to email you a downloadable/printable replacement (PDF)
OR send you a replacement via snail mail.

You will need to include your email/shipping info 
depending on how you'd like to receive your replacement please.

I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
Please remember that I'm just a 'human-bean' and am not trying to aggravate you ;)

my email address is Not4got@aol.com
or please call the shop at
and now the
I am giving away two free tickets to the
From our Hands Show!!!

{{{you KNOW you want to win!!!}}}

to be eligible to win,
just leave me a comment on this post only
make sure you include your name & email so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner ~
I will use the Random Number Generator to choose the winner from the number of comments,
and will announce the winner on
November 1st here on the blog 

The winners will be able to pick up their tickets at the gate at the opening of the show,
compliments of the
From our Hands show ~ and little ol' me ;)

Best of luck to you!!!!

* Blessed be * 

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