Thursday, April 1, 2010

First Friday Freebie #8…A Day Early!

Since we’re leaving later this afternoon to spend a couple of days in and around the Syracuse, NY area, I’m going to share my April First Friday Freebie with you a day early.  I’m not sure whether we’ll be able to pick up a wireless signal where we’re going, so I’m going to air on the side of caution and pretend that today is tomorrow.

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When I was working on the sketches for my Annie & Friends quilt, I worked up this sketch and decided to use it as an FFF design rather than incorporate it into the quilt.  You’ll notice as well that I used only scraps that were leftover after piecing the quilt.

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So, without further ado, may I present…

Stitching Annie Photo

I incorporated the Stitching Annie design into a cover for a 3-ringed binder to hold all of my FFF patterns, notes and sketches.  In this way, I can store everything in one place and try to stay organized.  This is the first month were I’m giving you the line drawing, photo and stitching instructions only.  I’m not including the instructions on how to make the binder cover, my reason being is that most of you will probably find other uses as to how you’d like to use the design.

Click HERE to download the PDF file for the Stitching Annie design.

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Here’s what it looks like on the inside.

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And with the pages inserted…

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If you’d like,  please grab the First Friday Freebie button (by right clicking and saving) from my sidebar 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 available for you to enjoy.

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At this time, please allow me to wish you all a Happy Easter and Passover.

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I hope that you all have a safe and wonderful weekend.

Happy Stitching!

Kaaren ♥

68 comments:

Kimberly said...

Awww, very sweet Kaaren! Happy Easter my friend!

julieQ said...

What a little darling Annie! Raggedy Anne was my favorite doll friend as a child. Thank you so very much for the pattern, Kaaren!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my goodness Kaaren, how very adorable. Wishing you a blessed Easter.

Liven said...

So nice:-). Anne Filldokke is her norwegian name - I have to use here soon . happy easter to you from Norway.

Connie said...

I like little annie, You have a great weekin and happy EASTER!

Stephanie said...

Well isn't she a sweetie. Happy Easter to you too Kaaren.

LOVE TO STITCH BEE TREE DESIGNS said...

absolutely LOVE the annie stitchery, Thank You so much for your generousity. I am going to stitch it up for my quiltin' chick friend, Frances, who collects annies and loves to stitch. Happy Easter. cyndi

Deb said...

Such a cute Freebie Kaaren! She's darling! I hope you have a wonderful trip and a blessed Easter!

Orcsmom said...

Thank you for you generousity and adorable patterns. I will post a picture of my Easter sampler. It is almost completed.

Hugs!

Pam

Sherri said...

Stitchin' Annie is soo cute!

Betty said...

Cute FFF. Thanks for sharing with all your blogging friends. Happy Easter to you.

redgarnet222 said...

Thanks so much for the first friday stichery kaaren. Have a wonderful easter and be safe.

paulette said...

I LOVE Stitching Annie!! She is just adorable...Thanks you SO much for all your FFF!! Love them all!
Paulette

Allie said...

Oh my gosh I think this is my favorite so far - Kaaren this is absolutely darling and I love how you used it! What a great idea and I think I'll do that too. She just has the sweetest expression and reminds me of my beloved Annie doll from childhood - I gave her to a little girl who didn't have any toys.

I hope you have a safe and happy trip and a very blessed Easter - thank you so much for this gift!

Sandy said...

Thank you again,Kaaren,for another adorable pattern. Have a blessed Easter and travel safely.
Always,
Sandy

Darlene said...

My goodness she's ADORABLE! Thank you,once again, Kaaren, for sharing your talent with us.

Happy Easter and safe travels to you, your sweet hubby and Mac.

Brenda said...

Oh, It's wonderful! I am in awe of your talent! Thanks for sharing. I so do love Annie. Am I showing my age? LOL!

WoolenSails said...

I love this one. I have a friend who loves annies and was thinking about something I could make her, this would be perfect.

Debbie

Colleen said...

Sooo cute Kaaren!

Tudy said...

Just love this months Annie.

Deb said...

Aw Kaaren, she is the absolute sweetiest and I can think of many uses for her. Thanks you once again for being so generous and sharing your talent. Happy Easter and hope you have a lovely trip away.
hugs Deb

Handmade by Mai said...

Kaaren she is a sweetie. happy easter

Pat said...

Thank you Kaaren Annie is so sweet. Have a safe trip. I can't wait to hear all about the shops you are going to visit.

Rita said...

Thanks so much, Kaaren. Happy Easter to you and your family. Have a safe trip!

Carol said...

Lovely design. Have a wonderful Easter/Passover.

Kim D. said...

Hi Kaaren, I haven't been over to visit for awhile, it's been a busy month with my sister visiting. Love your new pattern Annie, it's adorable. Thanks so much.. Happy Easter and have a wonderful weekend!!

Quilt Hollow said...

I love little Annies! This is fantastic...I've saved it in hopes of finding time to stitch it out! Perhaps I should inquire with Darlene? Hee!!

Marie said...

Kaaren - she is delightful and will look beautiful on my Granddaughter's wall hanging. Thank you.

Marie

Jantine said...

Wow, I love Annie! And the binder idea too!

Janet said...

I love little Raggedy Ann! I am taking your button to my blog too. I am blogging now at www.ahugdelights.blogspot.com. Thanks so much again for sharing your talent with me. Happy Easter and safe travels.

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Another delightful design!!

Have fun in Syracuse and HAPPY EASTER!!

Maggey and Jim said...

OH, I simply love it and thanks so much..It would make a cute cushion too. And many other things.. Yes, I have the button on my blog.. Have a blessed Easter..
Maggey
Oh, how did you do her eyes?

Margie said...

She is SO SWEET! I have your button on my blog and it has been there for a long time, also have printed out a lot of your drawings for just in case I need it!!! Enjoy your trip and may it be a safe one!

Elyte said...

Thank you for the new pattern. Have a safe trip and a Happy Easter.

Linda said...

Happy Easter!! I love all things related to Raggedy Anne. Too cute...

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

AH--what a delightful stitchery this month--again--it is a hit--love Annie's and I think we are all just Annie's inside!!!
have a safe trip and lots of fun this week end--I was in Syr on Tuesday--I am 2 hours southwest of there--so wave as you go by!!!!!
Hugs, Di

SheilaC said...

Love Raggedy Anne :) Thanks again for a great Friday Freebie!

Have a wonderful Easter with your family!

SheilaC

heather said...

Kaaren....this is a wonderful block....it will be first thing to start this weekend....raggedy anne was one of my bestest friend who kept all my secrets safe with her....please oh please....will u be releasing the whole pattern for sale.....i know there was whisperings of a BOM but I think I may not be the only one who love to purchase this....please consider this and let us know; in the meantime...happy travels and good shops....and a Happy Eoaster to you and yours.re

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh she is so darling!!
Have a safe trip snd a blessed Easter.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Adorable Kaaren! Thank you and Happy Easter.

West Side of Straight said...

Oh great, love the darling Annie. Thanks for the pattern. Happy Easter.

May Britt said...

Thank you Kaaren. This one is so cute. Love it. And this one will be traced and stitched very soon. Happy Easter to you.

thymegardener said...

thank you for this pattern, I love Raggedy Ann, and will make this for my daughter who still has her Raggedy Ann Doll from 30 years ago.

KaHolly said...

Sweet as can be, Kaaren. Thank you so much for sharing. Happy Easter to you, as well. Hope you have a wonderful trip. ~karen

Janet said...

Very cute design Kaaren. Have a terrific time away.

Cathy said...

Beautiful stitchery Kaaren, how generous you are. May you and your family have a wonderful Easter xo

Lynn S said...

Thanks so much for the special Annie! I love Raggedy Annie and have my fingers crossed that you will continue to share the designs you created for your special quilt. This design is a 'must-do!' for me. Thank you again and have a wonderful Easter

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I love Stitchin' Annie! She's adorable. Happy Easter!

Marie said...

Kaaren - I am going to make this for my granddaughter (wall hanging), but I would also love to have the tutorial on the binder cover if you have it. I have been looking for one like this.

Thanks - Marie

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

How cute is that! What a great idea. Happy Easter to you and yours.

Pam said...

I love your patterns Kaaren, thanks for sharing them. Hope you have a very Happy Easter.

Nancy in IN said...

So cute; I am a stitcher and sewer; fits both. Thank you so much.
He is ALIVE
Nancy in IN

Little Green Doll said...

Thank you!! It's a very nice design!!

Laurie said...

Thank you so much!! I've seen your Freebie Friday button on blogs, but this is the first time I've clicked on one! I downloaded this adorable Annie and a few of your older ones - THANK YOU! I'll add your button to my blog :)

Tam said...

Adorable! Thank you and Happy Easter!

Ozjane said...

Thank you I have managed to add a link......am gradually learning to do these clever things.....Only takes 5 yrs of blogging....LOL

Ozjane said...

Thank you I have managed to add a link......am gradually learning to do these clever things.....Only takes 5 yrs of blogging....LOL

Donnelly said...

Oh, Karen! This is awesome. I collect Annie's! What a great idea for a binder. Love it, love it, love it! Thanks for sharing with us! Have a great weekend.

Sandy said...

What a sweet stitchery. It amazes me at how you can sketch such a detailed drawing....I stumble along on stick figures! Thanks for another cute freebie!

Cathi said...

Oh, I love this pattern! Absolutely adore it. Thank you SO much!

Pieced Pastimes said...

Stitching Annie is wonderful and I love the idea of the binder. Thanks for inspiring us.

jolie said...

how nice. Thanks for sharing.

Siobhan said...

Kaaren, that really is sooo adorable! I hope you had a wonderful Easter.

Karlene aka-Gaga said...

I love these ideas! so Adorable!!! Thanks for sharing...Karlene

Carrie P. said...

Hope you had a nice mini vacation and a Happy Easter. Such a cute little pattern and a great cover for your notebook.

apaolal said...

ciao
many thank for your pdf...
very nice
ciao
ciao
annapaola
Italy

Heather said...

Annie is adorable.

JessicaSews said...

How sweet. Annie items always make me thing of my Grammy - she made a doll for every grandchild.