Friday, August 6, 2010

First Friday Freebie #12

This month marks the One Year Anniversary of my First Friday Freebies.  I can’t believe that a year has gone by already.  Wow!

girnalda de flores

Next to pincushions, I L-O-V-E needlecases.  Or maybe now needlecases have overtaken my pincushion madness?   But that’s what happens when the word “ONE” does not exist in “one’s” vocabulary.  *wink*  Two…or more…of something you love is better than one…right?

If you guessed that this month’s FFF is a needlecase, you’re right.  Here is my Huswif Needlecase,  fastened shut with a vintage button.

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And now I’ll s-l-o-w-l-y reveal the inside…

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And a little more…

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Ta da!  A needlecase stitched in my favorite sampler style!

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I  needlecases and I hope you do too!  I’ve been using this one every day since I made it.  It has two deep pockets and a scissor holder and needle/pin keep both made from wool.

girnalda de flores

You may download the PDF file which includes the photos, line drawings and instructions HERE.

Thanks to all of you for making this past year so special.  I’ve had loads of fun coming up with these designs.  I hope you’ve enjoyed making them as much as I did.

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

97 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks thousand for all wonderful Stitchery. I love Needlecases.

Ruth, Switzerland

Dreamlake (Laura) said...

Thanks Kaaren :) is very nice.

By Hoki Quilts said...

How on Earth do you do it? Another little beauty of a give away combining two of my favourite things, stitchery and needlecases.
Thankyou my friend
Miche'le

marina said...

I love needle cases too. Fill the world with pincushions and needle cases!
Thankyou for the beautiful pattern!

Deb said...

Kaaren, your needlecase is gorgeous, thank you so much for sharing. Love your new header also.

Miss 376 said...

What a lovely needlecase, it would be a delight to use

Sandi said...

Congratulations on a year of wonderful designs that you have shared with us.

I love needle cases and see this one quickly making an arrival in my collection.

Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Penny said...

OMG Kaaren...that's too cute! Too pretty to use! But, I'll still make one ;) Thanks !

Elyte said...

Congratulations on reaching one year and thank you for one year of surprises. I love the needlecase. You have a lovely style enjoyed by many.

shavroo53 said...

This is the perfect birthday gift for my Mom - a quilter for 50+ yrs. I'm starting today - Thank you for your lovely designs. Sharon,USA

Shari said...

Kaaren this is just fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing such a special project...

Belén said...

My felicitaciones, graces by your generosity, has loved me.
An embrace

Michi said...

Love at first sight, what else can I say! There are never enough needlecases in the house. Your blog is always a pleasure to my eyes, I enjoy it very much!
Servus from Austria
Michi :)

Sharon said...

This is just wonderful thank you so much..... I will post a pic to you when I have it finished. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talant with us...

Joy said...

This is my first visit to your blog & I adore your work!! Love the freebie & Thank You for offering it. I shall return soon!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful. You're a very busy lady not only working on your own projects for FFF and your BOM.

Gra said...

Beautiful needlecase. I have been following your blog for a month or so and absolutely love everything you make. Thank you for being so kind to share with us your beautiful creations.
Greetings from Argentina

May Britt said...

Thank you. I love that you have added deep pockets inside it. And of course the cute stitchery. How nice to decorate the inside instead of the outside. I will make this one :)

Sandy said...

Thank you again ,Kaaren for sharing your beautiful creations with the world.It is almost like Christmas when we visit your blog with the excitement of wondering what gifts you have to share with us. Have a wonderful day.

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

love the needle case and the pics that just reveal parts at a time, kept us all from faving major hreat attacks, just several small ones, lol! thanks for this Fantastic FFF!

Karen said...

thank you so much for this wonderful pattern! I love needlecases and think this is the perfect little holiday gift for my small stitching group. I know the girls will love it!
Your talent and generosity is just so appreciated.
Karen

isa13 said...

Thank you so much Kaaren for this lovely pattern !
Kisses from France

Sharon said...

Is it already the First Friday??? My how time flies! And you have come up with another lovely...thanks, Kaaren.

Diane said...

oh that is adorable. I'm printing out the pattern now. I have a needlecase that my cousin made for me, but I've never made one myself- thanks so much and congrats on a year of FFFs

Barbara said...

You are just too wonderful ! The last few weeks I have been searching the internet for a useful but really pretty sewing gift for my weekly group for the Winter holidays - and this will be perfect !

Thank you so much for all the freebies - you really do not know what they mean to those who do not have the means to purchase patterns

with hand to heart ~

Lori said...

Wow! That is wonderful!!

Terry said...

It can't have been a year already! Time sure does fly! Thank you for this lovely pattern Kaaren! I think I'll make one of these for my and my daughter! :0)

paulette said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous!! Just love it! Thank you so much, Kaaren!
Take care!
Paulette

Darlene said...

I am seriously hyperventilating here - it's incredible! I absolutely love your needlecase. applause, applause - please, please take a bow!

Has it really been a year? Wowzer!

Rita said...

Kaaren, I LOVE this project! Thanks so much for all your generosity.

Amy R said...

Kaaren - Thanks so very much for the pattern~ There is a pincushion exchange going on over at a yahoo group I'm on and this will make a terrific gift to send along! thanks so much~

Laura said...

Thanks so much, I have really looked forward to each First Friday Freebie and also can't believe it has been a year.
Laura

Susan said...

Love it!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Kaaren, Your needlecase is just fantastic. I love it! Is there a file available through Adobe? I'm the 'dork' who is currently using a 10 year old computer and for the life of me I can't get it to download the 4shared program. I can't even go onto facebook without locking up my system and all the computer guy says is, upgrade to a newer computer. (easier said than done) Ah well...I can still drool. Beautiful needlecase, thank you so much for sharing.

Cynthia said...

Each picture brought an "oooh". How lovely! Thank you for this and I am excited about the Raggedy Friends patterns. You are amazing.
Cynthia, Texas

Bonny said...

Oh My! How Lovely!
I am going to have to make this for myself and my daughter:)
Thank you for being so generous!!!

Sandy said...

Wow, what a treasure that needlecase is...am going to make that one for sure! Thanks for the past year????....can't believe it either!

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous!

Cathi said...

I love this needlecase!! I've got plans already!
Thank you so much

Miss Nancy said...

Love, Love, Love this needlecase. It brings warm fuzzies to the heart. It is wonderful. Thank you again for sharing all of your amazing talents.

Have a super great sewing day.

SewLindaAnn said...

Thank you!! I love it.

PEGGY said...

Cute, cute, cute pattern. Thanks a million for all the freebies!!!

I have to tell you, I am sure you've heard this before, but I LOVE your header and am super jealous of all your crocks.
I NEED and want some crocks but have not seen them anywhere around here in NJ. Do you have a source or do you just thrift shop?
Peggy

Heather F. said...

I love it!!

Eulalia said...

Oh!!!!!
Thank you very much. It's very beautiful.
Have a good day.

Candace said...

Hi Kaaren! I came over to catch up today and there are always so many wonderful treats here to see! You've had a very productive summer to far! I see why you love the needle case so much - it's not only adorable but so functional - thanks so much for your generosity!
Cheers!

GeeGee said...

Ohhhhh, I love it! Another great one to add to my collection. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Already a year? This project is absolutely delightful! I've downloaded it to a file and will have to get it printed out and drawn so I make a point to stitch in the evenings! Thank you so much dear friend.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh this one is wonderful! Well they all are wonderful! I love needlecases! That reminds me I bought one on vacation to make - hmmm, I think I need to go downstairs and start it right now!

Mrs. B said...

I'm so excited. I've been wanting to make a needlecase, but just hadn't found a pattern I loved. I think yours is perfect. I wasted no time in downloading the pattern. Thanks so much, Kaaren for sharing.

Pat said...

I love this pattern Kaaren. It will be a fun project to stitch. I see great little stitcher gifts being made for Christmas in my future. Thanks so much for sharing your FFF this past year. They have been fun to stitch.

Rumi said...

Oh I LOVE this month's freebie!

Julie said...

you already know how much i love this, just wanted to say it again.
thanks so much for all your hard work kaaren.
xox

Linda said...

WOW!! Another lovely pattern.
Keep them coming.

Dot said...

What an absolutely gorgeous project. Thank you so very much for sharing your design. It trully is beautiful.

Lynn S said...

This is AMAZING!!!!! I am going to plan on making these for Christmas gifts for my quilting friends!

MAGELA MONTEQUIN said...

precioso, muchas gracias, cariños

Patty said...

This is so cool!

Joyful Quilter said...

I adore the needle case. Now I know what I'm going to make everyone for Christmas. Thank you so much for the pattern.

call me crazy said...

Oh how fun! Thank you! :-)

Janet said...

Kaaren - You make and share the most wonderful, useful items. Thanks tons for sharing the darling needlecase pattern with us - I can hardly wait to make my very own! Thanks a bunches!

Allie said...

Kaaren I LOVE this - and oh my goodness do I need it! I will print tomorrow and get busy! Thank you SO much, I think this is my new favorite thing!

Stina said...

Kaaren.. LOve it.. my heart skipped a little beat when I saw it.. :o) Just wonderful..:o))

Rita said...

I just found your blog via Craft Gossip. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I'll be a frequent visitor now that I've found you.

BJ said...

The needlecase is fabulous! Thank you for another great pattern and your generosity to share it with us.

Little Green Doll said...

Wow! thank you!! it's very nice!!!

SheilaC said...

wOw!! This is gorgeous! What a wonderful pattern to celebrate your one year anniversary.

Thank you for all of the amazing designs you have shared with us this past year!

SheilaC

Brenda said...

You're such a tease, LOL! I love the NC, it's wonderful. B=)

Margot said...

What a lovely needlecas
Tahnk you

Yvonne Cormier said...

Wow Kaaren... another great project!! You are one gifted lady!! Tks a whole bunch... :-) Yvonne, NB Canada

Cary said...

Your needlecase is beautiful. Lovely work!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

I became a follower, and am excited that you are an Ontario, Canada blogger! Me too :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I cannot believe it has been a year, because of you I now stitch again. Thank you for sharing your talent with us! You are wonderful!!

Handmade by Mai said...

I like this needlecase. Thank you for sharing your stitcheries for a year now

jill said...

Love it! Thanks for the beautiful pattern. What a clever lady. Jill, Australia. (Coming to Canada shortly - B.C. Love your pretty country!!!)

Huisvlyt said...

Wow! That is beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
Elzaan

komete said...

Merci beaucoup pour cette merveille !

Carrie P. said...

Girl you are just so talented. The needle case is so sweet.

Sylvie BG said...

How sweet ! How wonderful ! I love it !
I haven't got a needlecase... this one will be the firt ! Thanks a lot, Kareen !
Hugs from France,
Sylvie.

Hardin County Keepsakes said...

OH HOW CUTE is that.Thanks for sharing.
judy j
http://hardincountykeepsakes.blogspot.com/

christine said...

Thanks for this lovely needlecase. I think it will be a very nice Christmas gift!

Mama Pea said...

Super cute! Thanks! I love needle cases, too!

Laurie said...

Thank you for this sweet needle case pattern! I loved how it was revealed :) So glad I found you here in the blog world - your posts always make me happy! Happy anniversery for FFF!!!

Sue said...

This is so adorable! I love it!! Thank you so much for giving this to us. I'm new to your blog and it is wonderful.
scarterenter(at)gmail(dot)com

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Love it - thank you!!!!

Fleurette said...

I love this needlecase, its gorgeous! thank you so much.

CraftyGryphon said...

I just found your lovely blog via a friend's link - I'll be a regular reader from here on in!

(And I can't wait to make a lovely needlecase, either!)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How cute is that! I have been so behind in my blog reading with our move, but I am working on catching up. And I am so glad I checked on yours :-) Thanks for the darling needlecase.

Jantine said...

Unbeleavably beautiful! THank you so much, I feel I will be starting on this one soon...

Jytte R said...

This needlecase is so beautiful and just what I was looking for. Thank you so much.
Jytte

popy said...

cete trousse est vraiment jolie
merci pour le tuto
cela fera un beau cadeau de noel
amitiés

Sandra Henderson said...

Just precious!
I have to make more of these...
I purchased a a lot of misc. sewing implements/chatterlaine at the quiltshow last year. It's all on a necklace. I think of showing it, but am afraid folks would think I was "showing off". Anyways, I really need to make a "home for it".
XO

Rosali said...

Gracias por compartir el tutorial del costurero.

cocotte said...

merci pour cette jolie petite trousse, j'aime beaucoup tous vos modéles, bravo pour votre blog que je viens de parcourir, je l'ai rangé dans mes favoris
bises de france d'une nouvelle fan
cocotte

Nancy in IN said...

Thanks. It is wonderful and such a nice useful item to do while watching shows with my hubby.
Nancy in IN

Liven said...

Once again you have made a "must do" pattern - even if I am "hanging a little" (summertime)in my plans I wish to make one of these - but I am not so good that I can understand where to place the stichery and how to turn to make the pockets - sure it is me not the pattern ;} - has spent a few ours wondering - but better asking before my hair getts completely grey.
Hug :))

Nancy in IN said...

These all are delightful and will be fun to do. The Raggety redwork will be for daughter-in-law.
Thanks
Nancy in IN

claire said...

merci beaucoup pour cette adorable pochette , c'est vraiment gentil de nous l'offrir
bisous
claire