Friday, February 4, 2011

First Friday Freebie #17

Can you believe that it’s the First Friday of February already?  I certainly hope that this month flies by as quickly as January did because that would mean we’re that much closer to Spring.  Please…no more snow!

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I’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to upload your finished  FFF projects and Raggedy & Friends blocks to my Flickr Gallery which you can access from my sidebar or by clicking HERE.  I know I’d love to see them and I’m sure that many others would as well.

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Since we are in the throes of winter and cardinals visit our bird feeders on a daily basis, I drew my inspiration for this month’s FFF (First Friday Freebie) from their beauty.  Their coloring is simply amazing and lends itself perfectly to redwork.  This month’s project is called, “Winter”.

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

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On the 26th of January, I celebrated my second year of blogging.  I’ve enjoyed myself tremendously and have made friends from around the globe.  But after two years, I was getting bored with the look of my blog, so Madame Samm from Stash Manicure/Sew We Quilt created my NEW look.  Pretty cool, huh?

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Wow, I can’t believe you’ve stuck with me this far!  Congratulations!  If you’d like to help me celebrate my two years of blogging and would like to win my sample for this month’s design, just leave a comment at the end of this post telling me so.  If I can’t reach you by email, then your name will automatically be discarded.  If you are unsure as to whether or not you are set as a ‘no-reply’ blogger, please read this post as it will tell you how to check and change your settings.  If you wish to remain as  ‘no-reply’, that’s okay too!  Just include your email address in your comments so that I can contact you should you be the winner.  Whew!  That was a mouthful!  Oh, and I forgot to mention that Mr. Random Number Generator will select the winner on Sunday.  See you then!

Oops…I forgot to mention that I’ll ship internationally!

Kaarenheartname

138 comments:

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Love the new look of your site Kaaren, and your winter red cardinals stitchery....are you planning to do a series for the seasons...oops...did you just delete me as a Follower...lol...? Happy crafting, Jenny

Val said...

Since I have only recently started following you (well anybody for that matter)I hope you continue for years to come. I would love to receive your sample of the cardinal design. I kind of liked your old site design but the new one is definitely more serious looking.

LibbiesHome said...

The new blog look is wonderful :)
The FFF is gorgeous! I can't believe you can come up with a design like that in the midst of all your house projects! Amazing!
Congratulations on 2 years of blogging! I would love to be entered in your giveaway for your sample.
Thanks so much!

Juicybear said...

Great look for your blog, and I love your new FFF, thanks again for this one. And congratulations with your 2 year blogging.
Hugs Anneke ^..^

Béa said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. New FFF is beautiful as always & I would be happy to win. Hugs from France.

Sunnybec said...

Hi Kaaren, thank you for the free pattern, AND thank you for the giveaway too! AND thanks for including international. Linda.

isa13 said...

Hello from France
Congratulations for your 2 years of blogging and for the new look of yuor blog ; I like it.
Thank you too for your giveaway.
Have a nice day without snow I hope.

isa13 said...

Hello from France
Congratulations for your 2 years of blogging and for the new look of yuor blog ; I like it.
Thank you too for your giveaway.
Have a nice day without snow I hope.

Betweens said...

This is a perfect sampler for our winter here as well. Love it and would also love to receive one of your hand made creations. That random generator better know who to pick...just an awesome most precious win this would be
Been following your progress on your new life soon you will be settled in and all the work will be done.

Siobhan said...

Love the new look, Kaaren! I LOVE the blog header photo. It is so clever!

Cardinals are my favorite bird and I miss not seeing them here in Ireland. I'd love to win your sample!

marina said...

Your new look is lovely! New surroundings on your blog as well.
Love the cardinal stitchery. Will be a must do!
happy blogaversary!

Elyte said...

Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary. With all the things that you have on your plate you still managed to offer a FFF. You are to be commended. I would like to take my chance in the draw. Thanks Kaaren.

Debbie said...

Congratulations on your second blogiversay, Kaaren! Thanks for the pattern. I would be honored to own your sample! Thanks for counting me in.

Dianne in the country said...

Hi Kaaren,

Love the "Winter" redwork and your new Blog look. Congratulations on your two years. I look forward to reading everyday. You have been busy painting and the house looks like it is taking shape. Love the colour of the stairs. Can't wait to see your additions. I would love to win "Winter". Cardinals are one of the most beautiful birds. Thanks again for sharing your talents with us. Dianne

Karen said...

Lovely redwork! Happy birthday!! I'm amazed you have time to do FFF with all that is happening in your new home. Great look with the blog!

Barbara said...

Happy happy birthday and I don't know what I would do without your Friday Freebies - they just make me smile !

Thank you for everything, Kaaren

Shelley said...

Morning Kaaren!! I love the redwork pattern!! Thanks so much! I am on retreat and just checking in on my friends. I got so much sewing done yesterday!

DebbieM said...

I really like the look of your blog page. I thought I was at the wrong place. I've been a follower of yours now for a few months and love what I see. Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary, Kaaren. Please include me in your giveaway. Thank you.

BubzRugz said...

Congrats on 2 years.... the new site looks great... fresh and easy to navigate....
Another wonderful design.. thanks

Tudy said...

I love your designs and would love to win this months sample. The Cardinal is our state bird.

Mamacessories said...

Oh I love the Cardinal stitchery - thank you! And the new blog design is really nice! Happy Friday!
Maria

Annaleena said...

I have been following your blog about a year and I'll hope that you continue for year to come. Thanks for the giveaway.

Terry said...

Love your new blog look Kaaren! Love the stitchery too! Thanks so much for the pattern and for the chance to win your finished stitchery! :0)

Colleen said...

Love the new look! Congrats on two years of blogging! I love reading about your house projects!

anneke said...

Love the new look of your blog. Love the fff too, but I'm almost reliefed to tell I won't be making this one... A cardinal is a bird we don't see around here, so it's a bit less appealing to make this one. But I love the whole outlook of this little quilt. Including the saying and the little birds in the corners.

Sandy said...

Thank you again for another beautiful design and congratulations on 2 years of blogging.A brilliant red cardinal is beautiful against the pure white of the snow but can't wait to see that first spring robbin.

lorir said...

Love the new look and the cardinal. Haven't seen one yet even though we will have been here (Ontario) 2 years at the end of April. Maybe this weekend I will have to do some "birdwatching". Your new home is looking good. We've had enough snow as well. At least the anticipation of spring keeps us going!!! Lori

Myra said...

I just love cardinals and this little quilt is so pretty. Thank you for the PDF but oh how nice it would be to win yours.

SueB said...

Great looking blog. The FFF is wonderful. Congrats for two years. Looking forward to many more. Your house is looking good.

Orcsmom said...

I love the FFF. I love the cardinal and can't wait to make it!! Stay warm up there!! Hugs!

Pam

pinsandneedles said...

Your blog remake is wonderful! Light and fresh! Thanks for sharing your talent with another FFF. I see you managed to get in your sewing room (reference to last post.) The red cardinal is beautiful. I would love to win.

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

Kaaren, congratulations on two years!!! I've enjoyed 'following' you across Canada. How interesting that you and I both started as decorative painters and switched to quilting and YOU have moved on to hooking.... LOL!!!

Beth said...

I like the look of your new blog, very fresh looking. I always look forward to your Friday freebies and have them all in a folder hoping to get done someday, you know how that is. I would love to be entered into your drawing for that cute sampler!

Darlene said...

Has it really been two years? Wow time passes quickly when you spend it with friends.

Love your new FFF (#17).

Brenda said...

Thanks for giving us a free project every month. Congratulations on 2 years!

Jo said...

I love your blog and the First Friday Freebies as well as Raggedy Annie and Annie. This First Friday Freebie is particurly beautiful as we love cardinals too. Please put my email address in your drawing. mjsquilter@att.net Thanks. Jo

Betty said...

Congratulations on your second anniversary. I love your FFF's and most of all the Raggedy and Friends. I certinly hope you continue with your FFF and maybe another BOM. Thanks for being so generous with your patterns. You are the BEST.
BTW your new page looks great, the other one was nice as well.

Please add me to your giveaway.

Lori said...

Happy 2 year blogiversary!! Your new look is fantastic.
Please put my name in the hat for the drawing. It is adorable!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed the old design of your site, but the new one is good too! Would love to receive your cardinal/winter sample. You always do such wonderful work! Thanks so much for sharing all that you do with us.

Remember, "have fabric, must quilt"

Best regards, Pat

Rosa said...

I love the winter red .

Congratulations on two years of blogging and !!I hope you continue for years to come.

I`d like to enter in your sampler giveaway.

Regards from Spain.

Sue said...

I've loved your blog from the first day I found you. You seem to have wonderful blogging friends for just two years, which shows you are doing it right. Count me in for a chance to win your giveaway and thank you. :)

BJ said...

Your blog banner pictures are great! I have enjoyed following your blog. Another giveaway? Count me in. Thank you!

Monica said...

Congratulations on your second blogoversary. It has been a real pleasure getting to know you.

Thank you for the FFF and a chance to win it!

HelôZanardi said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging! I would love to be entered in your giveaway for your sample.
Thanks so much!

DebrafromMD said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I would love to win you sample; I love cardinals.

Barbara said...

Love the cardinals.....we had many at our feeder when I lived in Iowa but seldom do you see one here in the Texas panhandle. We have lots od BlueJays tho. I have been reading the adventures of Kaaren since the beginning of your blog and so look forward to checking up on you and seeing all of your creative talents. Can't wait to see the finished product when all the boxes are unpacked and you are finally home. Congratulations on 2 years of blogging, and the new look.

Kate said...

I really like your new look and that it opens really quickly for me (we have a VERY slow connection) is especially special. I love all your work and you've been so generous with designs in your two years of blogging. I've faithfully followed your move - we're facing a long distance move next month - and been inspired by it .... if Kaaren can do it, so can I. Happy Anniversary!

kathyinozarks said...

Love your new look too, and I always enjoy your music too-would love to win-please put me in

Michelle said...

Your blog looks great! A nice way to start off the year.
I've never seen a cardinal in my neck of the woods...they look so beautiful.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Oh I would love to win your sample design. So beautiful!
Count me in!
Congrats on 2years of blogging!
Prim Blessings! Robin

Susan said...

Well done on sharing two years with us!! Wouldn't our creative/crafty forebears be amazed at what inspiration, patterns and friendships are available worldwide, compared to their time!!

Love a chance to win!!!

Regards,

Kathy H said...

Love the new look of your blog and congratulations on your second anniversary. Thanks for the cardinal pattern. Cardinals are my favorite. I would love to win your sample, thanks for the chance.

julieQ said...

Congratulations, Kaaren!! I hope for many more years of friendship and blogging with you!

Ter'e said...

Kaaren:
The new blog look is just beautiful.........as soon as your blog opened, my mouth went agape! Love all the little quilts!!!
I also LURRRRVVVVEEEEEE your new red signature! Cute, girl, cute! Just like you.
I am so thankful I found you a few months ago!
BTW, a curious question. My DH wants to know how many hours it took you to make that darling cardinal redwork piece!!!!! I love it!!!!! My color is "RED" you know.
Ter'e

Charlene S said...

Two years is great. I would love to have your sample grace my living room.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations Kaaren on two great years of blogging! I've loved your blog ever since the beginning! It's been an incredible journey, and I hope you will keep sharing your creative inspirations with all of us :-) Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

Just Ramblin' said...

I love the new look for your blog. It's always fun to make changes. Well, sometimes that is. But yours is great! Thanks you for sharing your wonderful talents with us in the blogging world. My dear friend recently stitched your FFF needlecase and I posted it on my blog. Congratulations on two years of blogging. I would love to be entered in the drawing for your FFF
stitchery. Thanks. Nola

Kathy said...

Love the winter red work. Is this going to be a series? The new blog looks great. I hope your house projects are going well.

Kathy
aka
Loki

Melinda said...

Your new look is wonderful. I would love to win your sample - thanks for the opportunity.

What Comes Next? said...

After more thsn 20 years on the west (wet!) coast, I still missing the east coast, and the fact that you really do have seasons! Spring will be there soon, and spring in the Annapolis Valley is beautiful, with all the orchards. Hang on, it is coming!
I love your new look, and this months FFF is very cute - I'll be downloading that file, but winning your sample would be great, too!

Miss 376 said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blogging anniversary. I've really enjoyed the QAL, and look forward to following you over the next year

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog about a week ago and love it. I have already downloaded your Sewing Raggedy Ann pattern, can't wait to get started. Your home is beautiful, love country decorating. Thanks again for sharing you talent with others.

Pat

patpalchak@msn.com

Kathleen said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging..I love your new look and my hubby and I just love cardinals...thank you for the giveaway....

Rita said...

Kaaren, Congratulations on your 2nd Anniversary! Also, thank you for all the generous patterns you share. It's truly appreciated.

Jane said...

I would LOVE to win your sample!!! I love your blog, I love the catchy tune that plays every time I come to it, well, I just love it all! Thank you and congrats on your two year anniversary! :)

luvquilts@hotmail.com

mariebeers said...

I love cardinals but for some reason they don't live in the NW. Thanks for the chance to win and congratulations on your 2nd year.

marie

Deb said...

Love the new look of your blog and congrats on 2 years. The FFF is gorgeous, thanks!

Elke said...

Congratulations for 2 years of blogging. I´d like to win your prize, because all of your things I´ve ever seen are great.
Greetings from Germany, ELke

Linda said...

Happy 2nd blogaversery Kaaren! Here's to many more..

KarenQ said...

Happy Anniversary! I have been blessed by your post for over a year now...and have been sharing with friends and new aquaintances.
All the best, Karen Q

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wow....that would be wonderful to have a sample of your work!

Thanks and Congratulations!

Billie in TX

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wow....that would be wonderful to have a sample of your work!

Thanks and Congratulations!

Billie in TX

Quilts And Pieces said...

Your are truly talented! I LOVE your winter redwork quilt! Since I'm so busy I would love to win it! It is perfect!

Seams So Right said...

Congratulations!!
I check your blog daily. Many thanks for the picushion ideas. I have made several for gifts and I owe this to you. Please keep blogging I love it. Linda

Seams So Right said...

Lindawinn@aol.com

Catherine said...

Beautiful look !!! and I love your new FFF, so cute !!! many thanks !!! I would like to be "THE" winner !!! and happy blog's birthday !!!
catherinecorbier@hotmail.com

wendy said...

I have followed you for almost all of your 2 yrs. You are such a creative lady. I love cardinals but we get very few here in northern Ont. I love the pictures of your house and cannot wait to see the transformation.
iqlt@bell.net

By Hoki Quilts said...

Happy blogversary Kaaren, through our emails and blogs I feel like we have got to know each other and I value your friendship and inspiration. If by chance my name come up could I suggest that your fabulous stitchery gets sent to one of the girls in Australia. As much as I'd love it, I think they need a huge cheering up.
Hugs
Miche'le

Linda said...

Congratulations! Thanks for taking the time to provide us another FFF. It is beautiful. Winning the sample would be divine! Your blog is one of my favorites.

Oh Sew Addicted said...

I love the new freebie. So beautiful. And I adore redwork!
Thanks so much for posting.
Also your home is coming along nicely. I read all your posts but often do not have time to comment. Take care and stay warm!
carla louise
www.ohsewaddicted.com

Maxine said...

The new blog design is tops. So easy to read. Sure would love to win this month's FFF sample.

Sandi said...

Kaaren,

I like how you are experimenting with your new home and your new look to the blog.

Once again another First Friday Freebie.

We don't have cardinals on the west coast, but we have blue jays, I just might have to stitch mine in blue!

Thanks for another lovely design and many more years of blogging

MoeWest said...

Madame Samm did a wonderful job (as usual) in designing a new look for your blog. Congrats on your 2nd blogiversary. I'm so glad I found your blog months ago. It is high on my favourites list. Your Winter design for FFF is so nice! You've outdone yourself once again. Thanks so much for sharing your designs.

Dolores said...

Congrats on two years of blogging.

grammy and papi said...

Love the new design...I'm jealous. LOL The winter cardinal design for redwork is wonderful. My mother-in-law loved cardinals. I always think of her when I see them.

Have A God Filled Day
Shirley

heleen said...

Congratulations. I started just recently blogging, so I envy you. I just started following you and I love your give away

Laurel said...

Hi Kaaren....
What happened to your music?....I liked your selections and missed hearing them today....

sandra altava said...

Olá como vai? Meu nome é SANDRA.eu sou brasileira, acompanho seu blog e sou admiradora da sua arte,infelizmente não compreendo seu idioma,porém utilizo o tradutor disponivel no blog. Espero que possamos nos comunicar atravéz dele.
Obrigado .

Sandra Altava.

Quilting Diva said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for sharing your talent. Been saving your BoM for latter, I'l be making it for my DD.
Just this morning while having breakfast, my DD pointed outside our kitchen window to a beautiful Red Cardinal, it looked really pretty against the snow. Should I take that as a sign that another cardinal is on it's way over...
Blessings.

Patty said...

Your blog look is pretty cool. Cardinals was one of my MIL favorite bird. Thanks for the freebie, and congrats to two years of blogging.

Diane H said...

It's certainly been a pleasure for the past two years. Thanks for everything, Kaaren. So looking forward to following your adventures out East. Take care.

Jantine said...

The new design is very quiet and I love it! It is a great color to read and I love the letter type you use!
This FFF is a beauty again!

GeeGee said...

Congrats Kaaren! Still enjoying your blog after following for the 2 years. Love your designs and I'm diligently working on your Raggedy & Friends. Would love to win your FFF, the cardinal is my state's bird.

paulette said...

Love the make-over!! But then I liked the old one too! Wow...two years!! Congrats...time flies when you are having fun! I would love to win a Kaaren original...thanks for the chance to win!! And if I don't win...thanks for the pattern!!:O)
Take care!
Paulette

Leah said...

Love your site... beautiful FFF

MaryAnne said...

I have been following your blog for a few months now and LUV LUV LUV your work. And the new look is great. Please enter me in the draw- I am in love with red work. And your new home is amazing-such character. I look forward to visiting with you everyday-how lucky am I !!!!!!

Sheila said...

Kaaren, Thanks for the FFF, you are so generous. Congratulations on two years of blogging. Have a great weekend!

Allie said...

I'm with you on no more snow! Kaaren, I love your new look, congratulations on two years! I love your cardinal, that is just gorgeous, I'm going to have to make it for my aunt this coming Christmas - she adores cardinals. So beautiful, thank you! I can't believe you're able to upload these while in the throes of unpacking and contractor work!

linny said...

Your new site looks great, always enjoy reading about your doings.
I would love to win your original cardinal stitchery. Even though I'm From down under I have a real love of your cardinals. Don't know how you keep coming up with all these wonderful designs, but please keep it up. I really enjoy them.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Val said...

I checked your blog again this morning and there are three lovely photos at the top. The other day it was just your brush logo. Seems to be in a state of flux. I love the photos at the top. That's what I liked about the other design - seeing your work at the top.

Anonymous said...

I have been folowing your move. I love Nova Scotia. We had a wonderful holiday there a few years ago and I would really like to go back. Your new-old house looks great.


Hope I win
VGL

lynneUSA said...

Love following your blog and enjoying seeing you turn your new house into avhome

Marie said...

Mme Samm does it again. Love the new look. Yes, i would love to have your sampler as an inspiration of what mine should look like.

Hugs - Marie

LONA said...

I love your blog and check it daily. Your new look is great. Thanks for all of the quilting, stitching and hooking inspiration.

KaHolly said...

Kaaren, I feel like a winner already because of this beautiful Free Friday download. Thank you so much - it's right up my alley!! All of my nature friends will be so envious. Congratulations on your blogaversary! The new look of your blog is great, by the way. Madame Samm did a wonderful job. No surprise there! ~karen

sunny said...

I love cardinals! What a fantastic stitchery.

Janet said...

It's a lovely stitchery and I'd love to have my name added to the draw.

fluffy said...

The new look of your blog is fantastic. I miss you at Village quilters' meeting. It's fun to have news through your blog

Sandy said...

I love this FFF....the cardinal is our state bird. Thanks as always for sharing and also for the chance to win the sample! Happy 2 years!

Kim said...

Thanks for all of your FFF! I love your style. I enjoy your blog. Congratulations on two years of blogging.

Carol said...

Your artistry is wonderful as always. Would love to give that beautiful cardinal a home!

Patty said...

Your work is beautiful. I am new at embroidery & love doing it.

Sue said...

Hi Kaaren
Just a thought, if I am reading it right it says dies in the spring to be born again in autumn. Isn't it the other way, dies in autumn to be born again in spring.
Love your blog and really look forward to to your freebies.

Claudia said...

I've been a follower of your blog for a while now and I really enoy it. Love your new blog look and your new home. Thanks for giving me a chance to win your stitchery.
Claudia

cq4fun said...

Of course I'd love to win the sampler, but I wanted to tell you thank you for the First Friday projects even more. You've posted some great things, and this could be my favorite one. The new look is very nice!

AnnieO said...

Madame Samm did it again! Great new look. The FFF-F is wonderful again (I added the last F because it is February!!) Thanks for the free pattern.

Yes, please, I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Congratulations on your second year of blogging.Great new look for your blog. Madame Sam is a genius. Of course I'd love to win your sampler. It's gorgeous.
Hugs,
Teresa

Ivani said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blogversary. Thanks for including international and the chance to win this beauty. Please put my name in. I will be more than happy if I win, as this is my birthday month.
The new look og your blog is great
Hugs from Brazil

Kathy said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary! Like the new look and great header picture. Thank you for the winter cardinal stitchery pattern. Always enjoy seeing your beautiful creations.

Sylvie BG said...

Happy anniversary ! And thanks a lot for the FFF, Karen ! I love it !
Hugs from France,
Sylvie

Lesauri said...

I have followed you on your blog pretty much since the beginning. I hope you are all settled into your home. Love the design and the saying on your wall hanging.

Lesauri said...

I have followed you on your blog pretty much since the beginning. I hope you are all settled into your home. Love the design and the saying on your wall hanging.

Patty said...

congratulations on two years. Love the redwork.

Anonymous said...

The new look fits right in with the new house... Very nice.

qltnannyx2@metrocast.net

Patti L. said...

I have followed you for some time and love all the wonderful projects you give us. I would love to win your winter stitchery. Thanks for all your posts full of fun!!

Rosie said...

Living in the southwest now and would love your winter sample as a reminder of my favorite season as a former New Englander.

AKnativewoman said...

What a charming stitchery! I've been following you for most of last year; enjoy your blog, makes me recall our move up here from Outside (lower 48), all the pros and cons of uprooting (it was worth it!) - I love all your projects - keep us happy, and congratulations on 2 years!!

Red Heads said...

Hello Kaaren, A lovely redwork piece. Best wishes on this your anniversary, You do have a beautiful blog. I see where we are getting more snow & freezing rain tonight. Just what we need!!!! Blessings: Dianne.

KatieQ said...

I have a pair of cardinals that visit my feeder everyday. The female is so pushy she frightens all of the chickadees away. Love the new look Madame Samm designed for you. She's a gem. What would we all do without her?

Heide said...

Two years of blogging! Wow. I commend you. I have been having so much fun with Raggedy & Friends. Red work is my favorite, with quilting a close second, so this is the PERFECT project in my book. So happy for you in your new home. It is a beautiful house and thank you for sharing the photo's with all of us. Looking forward to your sharing of your life's journey with all of us. Heide / Escondido, CA

julieQ said...

Thank you, Kaaren, for this wonderful pattern!!

Preeta said...

Hi Kaaren, The FFF is very cute... I have been following your blog recently, I am a beginner in quilting and awed by all the lovely blogs in blogland, yours is one of them. Congratulations!! on completing 2yrs of blogging, we have something in common atleast with regards to this. Even I just completed 2 yrs, but way to go for me to reach somewhere near all the lovely sewers and quilters and embroiderers in blogland. Hope to be there someday with inspirations from all you people around. Thank you for the freebies.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Hi Kaaren! I've been lurking a lot and loving every single post but the winter has taken a bit of a toll on my health so I have done very little stitching and sewing. I did manage to join in on Charming Chatters "Word Up Party" last Saturday and really had a blast but had to quite very early. Of course we have been doing some renovations to and they are thankfully at an end. Just a few odds and ends to take care of but very small things. I know yours are just beginning and I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that you'll be able to actually enjoy watching it all come together, like we did. Like you, we did as much of our own work as we possibly could and there is always a wonderful satisfaction in looking as something that turned out wonderful and knowing that you did it yourselves. Then comes the day when things are back in order and you look around and say, YES...it came together just right. All of the sub-contractors we had did absolutely wonderful work. I will continue to watch yours as it progresses. Your Cardinal stitchery is just beautiful...oh how I would love for Mr Random Selector to smile on me but all the same, I'm wishing good luck to everyone. Thanks so much Kaaren for sharing your wonderful talents with us. Raggedy and Friends is totally delightful. Okay, I've rattled on enough but while I was sitting here I thought it was time to say hello and let you know I'm still checking in every day to see if something new is there for me to enjoy. Big Hugs...

Shebandowan said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. Thank you for the chance to win your Winter Cardinal wall hanging. I love birds and stitching. Like yourself, we are buried here in snow and looking forward to spring.

Janet

-girl from the bush said...

Hi Kaaren, love your new look. congrats on 2 year s of blogging. I don't know how you manage everything while your house is being renovated! Thanks for the entry into your draw . I hope this is not too late . thanks sue~n.z.

mary said...

Hi Kaaren i love your Redwork ,and your latest is just beautiful.I hope you continue.Thanks for your Friday Freebies,and everything else you so generously give.Mary
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Sandy said...

I recently found your site and have enjoyed all your comments. Thanks so much for the free patterns. I will be watching for the free patterns each month.

Debbie said...

I love you the cardinal , I love everything that you do! I want to be you!! Would love to win this contest!



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