Friday, May 7, 2010

First Friday Freebie #9

Where does the time go?  It’s the First Friday of the month and that means that I have another Freebie design for you to enjoy. 

I think this month’s design is appropriate because I’ve been doing a lot of work in my perennial flower beds of late, so I present to you…From My Garden.

From My Garden

Another  one of my passions is gardening and the preliminary sketches for these flowers were done a couple of years ago from some of the actual flowers that grow in my gardens…violets, daisies, tulips and lilies.  For this particular design, I used artistic licence to alter the line drawings somewhat and decided that they would appear more romantic when held together by a flowing ribbon.

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I stitched From My Garden on a pair of 400 count cotton pillow slips.  I wish I could take credit for the crocheted edge but I cannot because I don’t know how to crochet.  My friend Grace worked her magic on them for which I am eternally grateful.

Here is a closer look at the design and you may click on the image to enlarge the photo.

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To download the PDF file which includes the photo and instructions, please click HERE.

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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 that we may 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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I hope that you derive as much pleasure from your garden as I do From my Garden.

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

31 comments:

Stephanie said...

Beautiful. Love it on the pillowcases and such pretty edging.

Dreamlake (Laura) said...

Thanks you :)

Diane H said...

Thank you with a hug. Your spoiling us, you know.

Shelley said...

My mother is going to love this one!

Julie said...

simply beautiful. very elegant. screams out heirloom to me.
xox

Jilly said...

Thankyou, I am going to put it on my sheets & pillow cases!
oxo

Briarside Lane said...

Another beautiful design, Kaaren! And I love it stitched on the pillowcases. Thanks much.

Karen

Janet said...

What a pretty design, it looks perfect on the pillowcases. I adore the edgings too.

Diane said...

What a lovely surprise-I didn't realize it was a First Friday today! It's very pretty, I think I will get it ready to stitch and take it along on vacation. Thank you!

Darlene said...

Beautiful, Kaaren and thank you! Annie is still in my hoop but will be complete very, very soon. :-)

Monica said...

As always, another neat design! Thank you Kaaren for your generosity. I can't wait to find something to stitch this design onto.

Material Mary said...

I so totally love this month's design. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Mary

alice said...

This could be my favorite FFF! It is gorgeous. Thank you for being so generous!
L,A-

Gran said...

Wow! love the design - a Big Thank YOU!!!

Cathi said...

How beautiful -- gorgeous! Thank you!!

Deb said...

Thank you so much. I just love this. It could go on so many things!!

Allie said...

Oh Kaaren how lovely - it's perfect for May! Thank you!

Annet said...

Thank you for sharing this pattern, it's beautiful.

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

We were away so I have been away from blogging and was so excted to see you had posted. Another gorgeous design with an appropos name!

My mom has some old pillowcases stitched with pretty flowers in a similar style and they look wonderful in her victorian bedroom.

I hope you get some pics of finished products to share with us. I enjoy those almost as much as your FFF!

It's a glorious spring day here - Ihope you are enjoying some of the same!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Thank you...so pretty!

LOVE TO STITCH BEE TREE DESIGNS said...

Beautiful design Kaaren, Thank you for your generosity. Love the Friday Freebies, stitching away, Cyndi

Rumi said...

Love this! Downloading this right away!

Brenda said...

Lovely, as usual! =)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh it is beautiful! I cannot beleive it is #9. Time really does fly by! Thank you!!

Karen L. said...

Kaaren, I have only just found your blog and am really loving it! Just traveled back through it to check out all your First Friday Freebies. I happily found around 4 or 5 that I just had to have. I particularly liked the snowman, the Halloween piece, and the Fall design. Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to design these and send them out to the world. That is very generous and the patterns are wonderful.

richdj said...

Many thanks for the lovely pattern.
Just love your hexies in the background :)
Jan (New Zealand)

Miss Nancy said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely, lovely design. You are so nice.

Have a great Mother's Day.

Heckety said...

Thank you for this- its so pretty! I love redwork!

Micki said...

Thanks so much Kaaren..the stitching is gorgeous!
Micki

julieQ said...

This is just so gorgeous!! Thank you again, dear Kaaren...I love this!!

Patty said...

Love the socks, you yard is beautiful as are your doll quilts.