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 ~

Due to Covid-19 Health restrictions, the Shop & Studio at Notforgotten Farm is CLOSED until further notice...

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

Monday, November 25, 2019

~ Chimney Soot Santa ~

He's Ready!!!
here is my little guy ~

Chimney Soot Santa

I love how this quick little stitch turned out!
~  SOOOOO Old looking!!!

 I added a few 'extra touches' to the finish of this little pipe-smoking Santa ~

I used my PENCIL to create the pipe-smoke {drawn directly on the linen}
then DOUBLE-STITCHED his mustache for dimension 
{meaning: I stitched it once, then stitched over it again!}
and used Wool & Metallic threads for added effect, 
plus I added size # 11 Delica seed beads for snow and berries on the twig tree ~

finally I stuffed it with our own Organic Sawdust {available in our etsy shop}
 and added the beautiful tiny rick-rack trim from Lady Dot Creates!

STITCH COUNT: 37w x 61h

DMC floss :
644 & Metallic Silver

Gentle Art Simply Shaker Sampler Threads:
7061 Caramel Corn
7034 Gingersnap
7063 Onyx

The Gentle Art Simply Wool Threads:
7025-w Shaker White
0410-w Tarnished Gold
7082-w Piney Woods

Hand dyed rick-rack {7/32”} “Bird Nest”
From Lady Dot Creates

Model stitched 2 strands of floss over 2 threads of linen

- linen used on model:
30 count Parchment from Weeks Dye Works

perfect small size to stitch into a small pillow or pinkeep ~
or an ornament for your tinsel tree!

click HERE for the Paper/mailed pattern
click HERE for the PDF/download pattern

OH! almost forgot ~
Working on the Yule Mule Punch Needle Pattern
and that should be ready in our Etsy shop this evening :)

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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