Friday, December 4, 2009

First Friday Freebie #4

fffbutton_sml1_thumb2 It’s the First Friday of the month again so it’s time for my fourth FFF (First Friday Freebie).  Do you realize it’s only 21 days until Christmas?  Yikes!  Where have the days gone?

Although Christmas is a short three weeks away, this month’s design can be stitched up relatively quickly and be ready in plenty of time to hang by the chimney awaiting St. Nick’s arrival.

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This month’s design is adapted from an painting I did about 6 years ago that appeared in a Japanese decorative painting magazine.  It’s called Christmas Eve.

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Just click here to download the PDF file for the photo, line drawing and instructions.  If you’d like to make a larger stocking, please feel free to enlarge the pattern.

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If you’d like,  please grab my button  at the top of this post and place it on your sidebar with a link  back here in order for us to share it with those who might not otherwise find their way here.  The button will also serve as a reminder that on the First Friday of each month there will be another new Freebie design to share with you all.

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Once again, I must thank my amazing friend Robyn for creating the PDF files for me.  Without her help, I wouldn’t be able to make these designs available for you to enjoy.

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Thanks for stopping by and as always…

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

55 comments:

Cathi said...

Kaaren, this is wonderful!! I love it. Now to see if I can make one or two before this Christmas!

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Kaaren,
New to your blog...thanks so much....please stop by , have a cup of cocoa and visit.....
Hugs,
Lynn

blackanna said...

Kaaren, thank you very much for this cute design!!! It is so beautiful!
Have a peacefully time of Advent.
MOnika

stitchinfiend said...

Thank you so much for this beautiful design. I just love it.

By Hoki Quilts said...

Yeah, another stitchery :) Will get onto it fairly quickly for a certain little lass in our life. Thank you
hugs my friend
Miche'le

Béa said...

Thank you so much, Kaaren, for this beautiful design.Hugs from France

Sew Useful Designs said...

Oh Kaaren - this design is absolutely beautiful and I will most definitely be stitching it! Thank you SO much!

Warm hugs and love
Vikki xoxo

Deb said...

OMGoodness Kaaren, what a stunning St Nick, he is a definite must to add to my Father Christmas collection. Thank you so much for sharing.
hugs Deb

Siobhan said...

Wow Kaaren, that is gorgeous! I love your blog header pic, too. Very festive!

Darlene said...

Oh, I love it, Kaaren! Fabulous!

Thank you, once again, for sharing your talent.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful!!!

Sandy said...

Thank You again Kaaren for sharing your talents with us. Such wonderful presents that you are giving to everyone. Can't wait to start it ... after Christmas.
Sandy

Brenda said...

Beautiful Freebie Karen, thanks for sharing. =)

Leslie said...

Another great one, Kaaren! I look forward to the first Friday to see what you have to offer now :)

Have a great day!

Leslie

Rumi said...

I love it Kaaren! Chances are very slim that I will have time to stitch this for this year but will be sure to make it for 2010! Thanks so much!

Carrie P. said...

Kaaren, what a fabulous Santa. Thanks.

Quilt Hollow said...

Your such a talented one and sharing is wonderful. Thank you for your generosity!

HOUNDDOG's NEWS said...

Thank you Kaaren for this great design I know I will have fun doing this
Darlene

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Thank you so much Kaaren! Santa is lovely! He makes a great stocking!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh that is perfect!! I cannot wait to see what people do with your pattern! Once again thank you for sharing your talent!

Carol said...

Oh Kaaren it's just wonderful...thank you so much for sharing with us!

Barbara in TN said...

Once again, Kaaren you have scored a big hit - I'm a nut for Santa's! Am working on the sampler from last month - that is GORGEOUS!! Thank you SO much for all your designs.....
Barbara in TN

Dawn said...

Thank you for the wonderful design!

L'atelier de LiliRose said...

Merci beaucoup
Thanks a lot
http://atelierlilirose.canalblog.com/

Pam said...

That is a seriously nice pattern. Thank you for sharing Kaaren.

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful design, wish I had the time to make it.
Already trying to do too many things in a short time;)

Debbie

Handmade by Mai said...

Kaaren, It's beautifull, thank you so much for sharing.

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

What a sweet design!! I hope we see many examples of it made up before Christmas.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Kaaren, That little Teddy Bear has great animation, once again you have shared something special.
Thank you and may you have blessings in return!

fivef said...

Thank you for the beautiful pattern, you are very talented.

Lizzie said...

Thank you so much, I know what I'll be doing tonight.
Lizzie
XXX

Colleen said...

Lovely! Thank you so much, Kaaren!

Micki said...

Thansk so much! That design is awesome!
Micki

Julie said...

wow! it boggles the mind..... how can one continually keep outdoing oneself? you truly are one talented gal! i think this stitchery has such an olde world, vintage feel to it. very traditional. love it!
thanks for all your generosity kaaren.
big hugs,
julie xoxox

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is one of my favorites Kaaren!

Jen in NY said...

Thanks so much for another beautiful design, Kaaren! I love it!

AnnieO said...

Love the Santa and his flowing robes and Teddy bear! Very wonderful of you to offer this freebie. I've been wanting to do some stitchery and this one sure beckons.

Anne D said...

wow I love it. I was not planning on doing any Chrtistmas sewing as we are travelling over Christmas but I may have to stitch this ready forr next year!

Susannah said...

Hi Kaaren, Thank you so much for a great pattern. Your patterns are always super. You are very talented.

Friends,
Susannah

SheilaC said...

Thank you for the great Santa embroidery! Beautiful design!

SheilaC

Miss Nancy said...

Love this Christmas stocking and the Santa design. Can't wait to stitch it up. It will have to wait for next year though. Have too many things on my list for this year and the day is fast approaching. Thank you so much for sharing.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

Miss Nancy said...

I was finally able to get your button on my sidebar.
http://teaandquilts.blogspot.com

andsewon said...

I love Him! No way will he be done for this Christmas. I may get some done over winter though for next years holidays!Thanks so much for your lovely stitchery patterns.
Lola

Allie said...

This is FABULOUS!!! Oh you are so good! Thank you so much!

Rita said...

Thanks so much, Kaaren. I always look forward to "First Friday Freebie." Your talent is truly appreciated.

Wendy said...

You did it again, another great design....thanks a bunch.

Janet said...

Another lovely stitchery! It looks just great on the stocking. What a great design Kaaren.

Catherine said...

Hi Kaaren,
Thank you for the FFF...I love your 2 Christmas stitcheries....your blog is lovely and I will be sure to come and visit regularly!! Cathyx

Neabear said...

You did it again! Another lovely project to share with us. The Santa looks wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

~Linnea

Jenny of Elefantz said...

It's beautiful, Kaaren!!
I love the olde world charm...just right for Christmas. :-)

call me crazy said...

Thank you! I love it! :-)

Beth Karese said...

Kaaren, what a great design! I have a good friend who loves the old fashioned santas. Thank you!

Carmela said...

Muchas gracias Kaaren. Tienes un blog precioso y didáctico: en un rato he aprendido muchas cosas. Me convierto en seguidora, con tu permiso.

JessicaSews said...

This is so pretty! I would love to make this for my hubby. Thank You!

Anonymous said...

Merci pour ce joli redwork...

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