Friday, November 5, 2010

First Friday Freebie #15

It’s the First Friday of the month again. Where is the time going?

I took a much needed break yesterday from the packing, purging and sorting to rest and regroup. I can’t wait until the move is over and and we’re settled in our new home.

Thank goodness I was able to remain a project ahead with my FFF’s and this month’s design was completed just after we purchased our new/old home at the end of September. I knew I just wouldn’t have the time to work on the design once the packing began.

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I designed this month’s FFF in anticipation of the upcoming holiday season. I hope you enjoy making A Wool Crazy Christmas as much as I did.

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Because I’m crazy about pincushions, I decided to try to make one for every season of the year.

Here are some close ups of the detail.

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Let your imagination run wild and…

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Embellish to your heart’s content.

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The sky is the limit!

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Please click HERE to download the PDF file.

Please accept my apologies for not posting more often or for not leaving comments on your blogs. By the time I get to sit down and relax in the evening, I am usually too tired to do anything but read a little before my eyes start to close.

24 more days until the movers arrive!

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

73 comments:

marina said...

Wow! so beautiful it is just too gorgeous.
What a wonderful friday freebie.
thankyou Kaaren..

Siobhan said...

It is BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you, Kaaren!

dcook said...

Thanks for the wonderful Christmas pincushion.

I know how excited you are. We moved to a new/old house six years ago and are still wonderfully happy.

Try to pace youself, so you both keep healthy.

Dianne

Shelley said...

Bless your big heart Kaaren! thinking about us with allyou have on your plate! AND, you KNOW I have a "thing" for pin cushions! LOL!

Béa said...

Wonderful ! I never worked with wool, what a lovely start. Hugs from France.

DebbieM said...

That's too pretty to be a pincushion!! My goodness, I'd never be able to do all that detailing, I'd be working on it a month straight!! Good luck on your move, my hubby and I did it almost 4 years ago, and it's worth the work if you love your new home.

Huisvlyt said...

Thank you Karen.
The pin cushion is so cute! And it looks like so much fun making them...
Keep going, even though the packing and chaos can make you feel overwhelmed. There is a saying: "When the going gets tough, the tough gets going..." Remember to take a lot of tea breaks, and dream about your new house and all the adventures you are going to have in it.
Elzaan

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Well I am not sure how but you always find ways to share your talent and we are so very fortunate to be at the receiving end of your gift. A good stitch here and there is a nice diversion from all of the cartons and visions of a move. Funny when I first came in to the pc I had Shaboom Shaboom in my mind and ta da there you were. Now that's just one good way to begin a day.
Be always in stitches

BubzRugz said...

Georgeous, georgeous..... these pincushions are my favourite.... hoping to get a round robin going next year..... but maybe a practice one for Christmas???
All the best with the rest of the move - not long to go now..
Hugz

Penny said...

That's very pretty..too pretty to be a pincushion..maybe a decoration! Thanks Kaaren :)

Amy R said...

Thanks dear Karen! Hang in there. . .you are almost moved!

Colleen said...

Kaaren! Thank you so very much. This is absolutely beautiful! Best of luck with the balance of your packing and purging, etc...!

Janet said...

Absolutely gorgeous - thank you so much for the pattern! I just bought myself a little wool stash for my birthday and this is a perfect thing for it!

Janet

pinsandneedles said...

What a cute Christmas project! The details are amazing! Thanks Kaaren!

Melissa said...

It is beautiful!!

Rumi said...

Very cute Kaaren! Thanks.

Kathy H said...

Thank you Kaaren for the beautiful pattern. Good luck with the rest of your move, only a little bit more and then unpacking and time to relax.

martha said...

Lovely Lovely. I will try this for an ornament!

Cheryl said...

You have outdone yourself with this one. I started a Xmas pincushion for myself and now have the inspiration and designs to use to finish! Thank you so much. You are so generous with your designs!

Terri Lynn said...

Love it! Thank you so much for sharing your design! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow this is awesome Kaaren. One of these days I will have to try wool. Don't worry about not posting, I've been there, and know the days are full, full, full!

Lori said...

That is so sweet! I've been working on my 2nd block of wool crazy. I'm doing fall and Christmas theme. I love the idea of 4 cushions!!

Mamacessories said...

Wow - this is great! I just looked at your tutorial for a wool pincushion last night and started one! Thank you!

Shakerwood said...

Just what I needed to see to get me in more of a holiday spirit! Wonderful, wonderful. Thanks, Kaaren.

Kim said...

Kaaren this is beautiful.. thank you for sharing your talent and time with us.

paulette said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing, Kaaren! I can't believe you got this done in the middle of your chaos!! What a trouper! Now take care and put your feet up! Paulette

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Oh Kaaren thank you! It is beautiful, you are so generous!

Karin på Ösäter said...

Thank you for a nice new pattern! This is perfect for a christmas present.

Hugs from Sweden

Marj said...

Thank you for taking time in the middle of your move to share the beautiful pattern with us. Don't forget to treat yourself to some well deserved rest. Hope that your new house is coming together for you.

Brenda said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I love it.

Michelle said...

Wow, what an awesome pattern. Thank you so much for sharing...I absolutely love it!

veronica ghernetti said...

Gracias por el diseño! es hermoso! y claro que se entiende que en medio de una medanza no da el tiempo para nada!
Que sea para bien!
Besos desde la patagonia Argentina!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

OMG, so gorgeous!

anneke said...

wow, thank you! I admired the wool pincushion of you and your fellow pincushioners earlier, so you can imagine how happy I am.
Now I have to find out if our little village can provide in wools too.

thanks again

anneke said...

just wanting to say again `thanks´

:-)

Michelle said...

Such a delightful pin-cushion - I love all of the detail you put onto your work. Thank you for sharing such a fantastic project especially when you have so much other stuff going on in your life. We are counting the days down with you and it will be wonderful when you are settled and happy in your new home. Luv Shell x

Beth said...

Wow! That is amazing and beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Christine said...

Hi Karen, for 24 days, phew! I wish you much strength. Thanks for the download link and shown your masterpiece, it is very beautiful, I'm glad that you show us that. Have a nice weekend, your Christine

Vickie said...

Kaaren, this is absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much!

Sandy said...

So beautiful...love the colors. Thank you once again for such a great FFF!

Paula Martin said...

Hola Kaaren,precioso el alfiletero.Saludos Paula

sunnisandy said...

Kaaren this absolutely beautiful, I also have a fondness for pincushions. A lot of them I don't even use, well maybe once or twice.
Well wishes on your move! Be safe traveling.
Sandy

Little Green Doll said...

Thank you so so much for this wonderful project! it's so beautiful! Have a nice weekend!

Theresa said...

This is totally adorable!!!! Thank you Kaaren~~~~

Whitelily said...

I love it! Once again your creativity astounds me. Thanks for sharing it with us. Donna

Elyte said...

Thank you for such a lovely and seasonal project. It should find it's way into lots of Christmas stockings this year. Good luck with the move.

SueB said...

Oh that is beautiful. And what a surprise. I was thinking you were going to post the sampler pin cushion. Love your pin cushions.

Shari said...

Thank you so much Kaaren. I really appreciate how you remember us even when you are so incredibly busy! Hope it is all going smoothly!

Quiltsmiles said...

Thank you so much for a beautiful pin cushion. Love the idea of your seasonal pincushions. Now I need to find some scraps that'll work. This will be a great toteable project when I travel at the end of this month. Thanks Kaaren!
Jane

Passionnée said...

It's so beautiful !!!
Thank you so much !!!!

Sabine said...

Hi Kaaren, I really like this pincushion! I tried to download the pattern, but I couldn't access the site. Will try it again later. Thanks for sharing!

Lapplisor said...

Hi Karen
Thank you so ♥mutch for nice pattern..
Happy stitching
♥☼♥Barbara♥☼♥

Lee said...

The pincushion is so lovely! thank you for the pattern - so so kind.

Kathleen said...

Thank you for the beautiful pin cushion pattern....I have never made one before so I will attempt to make this one...your stitches are so beautiful...

JessicaSews said...

Oh my word! That is the most beautiful item in the world!
Stunning!

desertskyquilts said...

Love this one, too. I love crazy quilting! Great projects.

cq4fun said...

I've linked your FFF on my sidebar! Great projects.

Allie said...

Kaaren I am speechless - This is absolutely GORGEOUS. I'm going to try this one in cotton, as I'm allergic to wool - oh hon thank you so much! And Kaaren, don't even try to get around blogland right now, or reply to comments, you must be wiped out with everything you've got going on. I can't believe how generous you are to think of us when you're so darn busy!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh your xmas pincushion is wonderful!

edyB said...

Thanks for the beautiful woolie Friday Freebie!
Best of luck with the BIG move.
edyB

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you Kaaren! It's incredible! I can't wait to make it!

Micki said...

Your pincushion is out of this world! I never saw one like that! Thanks for the pattern!
Micki

Sandra said...

Wow, you must be getting really excited to move. Is this your first major move? You'll love Nova Scotia, I live in New Brunswick. In fact, on your drive to your new house, you will pass within 5kms of my home! Looking forward to following you on your journey (figuratively speaking!)to your new home in Atlantic Canada.
Sandra

Darlene said...

Dagnabbit - I missed this post on Friday. grrrr!!!!

I love this, Kaaren - it's delightful.

Taryn said...

Wow, the pincushion looks a real treat. Thanks so much for the pattern.

Elly D said...

WOW! This is GORGEOUS!! Thank you for the pattern Kaaren!

marygabriella said...

Ciao, sono Marygabriella, grazie per averci donato il tuo puntaspilli natalizio. E' davvero stupendo. Tornerò a visitare il tuo bel sito.
Buon Natale.

Pat said...

Karen, I would love to make your Christmas pincushion - just received the link from a friend - but the blue button doesn't appear and I can't download the PDF file. Could you email me the file? Thanks and I can't wait to start it - it's gorgeous!!!
Pat

Debra said...

I'm in love with this pincushion! I would love to make it (if I start now maybe it'll be done by next December), but the download link is broken. Is there another way to get this pattern? Please???

IrelandD said...

I must of missed out on this beautiful pincushion! I cannot get the PDF to download on the link. The screen in blank :(

IrelandD said...

I cannot get the PDF to download on the link:( You do beautiful work and thank you for sharing even though I couldn't get it to work.

IrelandD said...

Never mind, a little persistence and it worked. THANK YOU!!!!

IrelandD said...

I must of missed out on this beautiful pincushion! I cannot get the PDF to download on the link. The screen in blank :(