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Needlework Shop
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Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
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Saturday, August 4, 2012

August Freebie & CHALLENGE for you!

"Top Hat Jack"

DMC Threads ~
(1 thread over two strands of linen)
pumpkinhead - 946 burnt orange md.
inner eyes, noce, mouth & moon - 310 black
wings - 611 drab brown
tophat - 3021 brown gray vy dk
stripes on tophat - 782 topaz dk
numerals - 831 golden olive medium
Hello Friends!!!
here is a quick little stitch for you...but here is your challenge...
after you've stitched him, I want you to put on your thinking caps and get really creative with your finish!!!
no pinkeeps, pillows or frames allowed!!!

I want to see different, unique & inventive finishes for him, and I know you can do it!
how about nailing him to a board?
lining a bowl? making a candle wrap?
topping a box? lampshade? wearable art?
I have faith in you...and can't wait to see what you come up with...
Please send me photos of your finishes to my email, not4got@aol.com ~
I will share all of the photos here on this blog on September 1st for all to see,
and then I will hold a contest for the most unique finish....
I will add a poll to my blog for your votes!!!
the winner of the challenge will receive an Autumn/Hallowe'en goodie basket from
Notforgotten Farm :)

no go sharpen your needles, gather your thread and start stitching!
most of all, please have fun!!!
(oh & if you'd like to blog about this challenge, please do!)

Blessings from the farm,


robindefender said...

WHat a cute design, and what a fun idea! Can't wait to see what others do... and I might have an idea up my own sleeve.

Viola di Nebbia said...

Fantastic Lori!! I start now to stitch it!! I love it!! *.* Thank you!!

Isobel -Argante- said...

Wonderful Lori, thanks so much for this generous gift. I'll stitch it after the Salem one ;-)

gracie said...

My thinking top-hat is on! Now to gather the materials and pack them to take on vacation. Thank you for hosting a fun task.

cucki said...

It is truly so cute...thank you xxx

Simplethyme Prims said...

Cutie...thank you...sounds fun!

Faye said...

Too cute~~~ hmmmm..... Will definitely put on the ole thinking cap and go for it!!!

WoolenSails said...

Really wonderful piece, can we punch him?


Simple Pleasures said...

Thank you Lori, I am going to try my best! Great idea and so fun.

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Debbie ~ yes you may punch him too!
~ Lori

Jackie Myers said...

This is going to be fun !

denise said...

can't wait! thanks for the freebie. denise

TheCrankyCrow said...

Love this guy Lori!! And he's definitely going on my dance card - but I don't think there's any chance of me getting him done up for your challenge as we are in travel mode this month for Little Crow's knee issues and surgery..... But thanks so much for sharing - and will definitely be watching for some amazing finishes. (Your "helping hands" finishes are absolutely precious by the way....) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Debra Wortman said...

I love a challenge! Hope this doesn't keep me awake tonight, but I already have a few ideas brewing!

Amy aka: ropergirl3 said...

I started him today and have a fun finishing idea for him! And for once I am keeping something for me! As a shop owner I don't do that much, but he is so cute and I am excited about my finish! Thanks!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Awesome!!! Love this pattern ~ I'll see if I can get this one done in time! Thanks a bunch!
Prim Blessings

Louise said...

What fun!!! Thank you so much for the ADORABLE chart, I love it!


Patti said...

Love this design Lori! Thanks so much for sharing! Can we use a different needle work medium and tweak the pattern a bit? I have a idea...
Blessings, Patti

Theresa said...

Lori I hope to finish my challenge piece this weekend. It's been fun think of what my finish would be. :0)

primitivebettys said...

I just emailed you my finish. Thank you so much, Lori! This was FUN!!!

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