Friday, January 6, 2012

First Friday Freebie #24

After typing the title to this post, it just dawned on me that this will be my 24th First Friday Freebie…two year’s worth!  Who woulda thought?

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“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? 

In the lane, snow is glistening.

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A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight…

Walking in a Winter Wonderland.

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Fittingly, this month’s FFF is entitled Winter Wonderland.

The photo above was taken from the deck at the front of our house at around 4:00 p.m. yesterday looking in a westerly direction across the road. 

You can’t see it in this photo because the snow was falling quite heavily at the time but the ocean is just beyond.

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“In the meadow we can build a snowman…

And pretend that he is Parson Brown”…

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Worked in the traditional redwork style and hand quilted, this month’s FFF features a little girl building a snowman and is accompanied by her cat.  What do you think, is the cat is there to keep her company or does he have something else on his mind…like dinner?  *wink*

Here’s a closer look…

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And the back…

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And it’s Frankie approved!  Remember the sneak peek of this when I showed you my new labels?

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This original, one-of-a-kind mini quilt is now available to purchase in my Etsy shop.  For more information, just click HERE.

But if you’d like to make one of your own rather than buy mine ~  *wink* ~ you may download the PDF file including the photo, line drawings and instructions, by clicking HERE.

Enjoy!

Kaarenheartname

59 comments:

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

What a wonderfull picture! Very calming. Thank you for sharing this.
Cheers to a fine day down your way.
Be always in stitches.

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Congrats on such an amazing record, and sincere thanks, Kaaren, for such a lovely blog...FFF or not! I hope you don't mind, but I would love to mention this post on my blog. Happy crafting, Jenny

Vickie said...

What a wonderful little quilt! It reminds of my daughter when she was younger out there building a snowman with her kitty! Thank you so much for sharing and for your wonderful blog! Congratulations on 24 FFF!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Beautiful design! Thanks Kaaren

Lesley said...

I'm so glad it is finally the first Friday of the month! Your FFF is so wonderful and delightful...love the overall design and the unique way you quilted it! Congrats for two years of wonderful generosity to your readers through the FFF and enjoy your own winter wonderland today!

Darlene said...

Wow, has it really been two years? Time does fly!

It's delightful, Kaaren - on my to do list but will be done very, very soon.

Thank you, again, for sharing your talent.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

How pretty your view is. We don't have any snow yet. I like the
redwork on the quilt, and your design is sweet. Thank you for sharing.

Ulla said...

Thank you for the lovely pattern. We finally have some snow, and I could build a little snowman too.

Stephanie said...

Cute as a button. I was thinking Frankie might have been the model for your kitty. :o) No snow in Central Ohio...we're heading for a heat wave -- 50*.

Denise said...

Many thanks, for this and the other 23! All beautiful!!

Dianne in the country said...

Hi Kaaren,

Thanks for the wonderful FFF. I love snowmen, they last all winter. Your projects also help us to enjoy winter more.
Have agreat day.
Dianne

paulette said...

Thanks so much, Kaaren! You are incredible...two years of wonderful patterns! Lucky us! Thank YOU!
Pxo

Fiesta said...

Thank you so much Kaaren. It is beautiful.

Kate said...

Thank you Kaaren. This is delightful as is your own Winter Wonderland!

Sheila said...

Thank you so much Kaaren,I love it and will get started immediately. I always enjoy FF 's and appreciate your kindness and artistic abilities.Sheila

Sandy said...

Oh Kaaren, how cute. Makes you want to go out and build a snowman but oops no snow in Pa especially with 40 plus degree weather today. Thanks so much for sharing again and again.

Siobhan said...

Kaaren, that is SOOOOOO adorable!! Thanks so much--I really need to get brave and start working on my embroidery again--this is too cute. Thanks being so generous on 24 Fridays, too. ;)

Joan said...

Love the FFF, Kaaren! Thank you! Have a good weekend! Thinking of you. X0

Mamacessories said...

Thank you for this beautiful pattern. WOW 24 FFFs - you are so generous. Happy New Year, I hope it is a GREAT one for you!
Maria

barcord said...

Thanks for your FFF 24. It is something lovely to have for the snowy days that havent come to us yet. Beautiful.

Karen said...

Kaaren - your Redwork, design and quilting are beautiful ! You are so very talented. Thanks for sharing with all of us and congrats on 2 years in doing so... so glad I found you out here in blog land.

Warmth, energy, hugs, and healing thoughts coming your way !!

Karen

Anonymous said...

Kaaren, I love it. Just finished embroidering 15 Sunbonnet Sue blocks for a baby quilt and was wondering what to do next, well, you solved my problem. I have done many of the FFF projects and look forward to them each month. Thank you ever so much for sharing your talent with us. Beth in Alberta

Shakerwood said...

Just adorable - as usual! Your little pic of snow may be all we see down here in the sunny South. After this past week's little winter blast, it is now 10 degrees (F) above normal. Almost spring weather! I may have to hurry and stitch this snowman before it's too warm.

Janet O. said...

Beautiful little quilt!

sunny said...

Thanks Kaaren! It's adorable. I actually like your snow picture, too. We've only had a couple of very light dustings this year. I'm ready for some real snow.

Colleen said...

Kaaren, thank you for a wonderful little quilt pattern. One of my goals for 2012 is to work more on hand stitching and red work. I have a whole file of patterns that this has been added to!
Photo of the snow is lovely too!

Betty said...

Thanks for the lovely pattern Karen. Happy to see that you included Frankie in your design. Congrats on your 24th FFF.

martha said...

I CAN NEVER GET YOUR FFF IT ALWAYS COMES UP WRONG IP ADDRESS. CAN YOU HELP??
MARTHAMUMAW@YAHOO.COM
MARTHA MUMAW

Taryn said...

I love your snow picture. The beauty of your property never ceases to amaze me.

Shelley said...

Oh, yes! I am so making this!!! thanks Kaaren :)

Ter'e said...

Congrats on 24 FFF's!!!! Way to go!!!!
I knew Frankie would make it into a photo today. That little precious baby. He sure is getting big.
Beautiful piece, btw. Your redwork is perfecto.
xoxoxoxox

Merilyn said...

What a delightful design! Thankyou Kaaren!!!

Sandy said...

Another great FFF! Thank you once again...wow, 24, where does the time go? I absolutely love Aurifil thread now...finishing the Santa that you gave us for Christmas. It is a dream to work with.

Di said...

Down here in Adelaide, the weaher is warm today. Having not seen snow yet, your picture ignites the travel bug in me. Thank you for a lovely FFF stitchery.

Wendy B said...

Love the snowman Kaaren...he's taking the sting out of our tropical heat at the moment!
Congratulations on another success...can't believe it's 2 years already...hasn't time flown?! Here's to many many more! I love these FFF's...it's like waiting for Christmas Day every month!!!
sugar hugs
Wendy :O) xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for is just perfect!!

Gmama Jane said...

What a beautiful snowy scene! I would love to see Nova Scotia. Your pattern is right up my alley , so to speak. So simple and pretty!!
How are you feeling these days? What about your treatments? You are in my prayers of which I don't say lightly. I never say I'll pray if I don't do it right then or be on my prayer list on an ongoing basis.
Blessings, Kaaren
Gmama Jane

Linda said...

Wow Kaaren, Lovely, and where on earth has those two years gone.
All the best Kaaren.

Scrap, quilt and stitch said...

What a beautiful landscape !
Thanks for the snowman, and I wish youa happy new year from France.

LibbiesHome said...

This FFF is lovely - as usual!
I watched like a hawk for this post yesterday when I forgot which day it actually was. Then this morning I didn't have time to look for it. It was definitely worth the wait!
Thank you so much!

Rosa said...

Such a beautiful mini quilt.Congratulations on FFF,thanks for sharing your pattern

Allie said...

Number 24 - how is that possible! Kaaren this is just darling, thank you so much!!! Love the pic with Frankie...

lcscottage said...

Sweet little mini Kaaren! How wonderful of you to share your designs! :O)

Jeanne said...

Thanks, Kaaren! It's in my 'to do' pile now.

Candace said...

You're amazing, Kaaren! This is so adorable and the fact that you're still able to doing your FFF's with everything else going on! I just love your positive attitude! Thank you so much for another wonderful stitchery!
Cheers!

Sandi said...

Thank you Kaaren for the beautiful design. You are so generous with your talent.

linny said...

What a beautiful view from the front of your house. Down under in Australia(Brisbane, where I live) it's 31C today, & looking a bit like rain.
Thank you for another great FFF design, 24 & I have them all. Enjoy reading your blog.
Keep well,
Lyn
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Liven said...

So happy to be one of your followers - and be able to use your nice pattern ....THANKS!
The wiev from my window is almost the same as yours - but its to cold for making a snowman - better stiching one:-)
Hug from Norway!

JCnNC said...

I love visiting with you and congratulations for your 24th FFF. Glad you included your Frankie in the design and as the "inspector" of the finished product. Happy thoughts and wishes for you. Judy C

Synthia said...

Thank you so much for the adorable pattern. I always love your 'creations'.

Anonymous said...

Thank ypu for this pretty redwork,
Brigitte

Markirhen said...

Hello
Thank you very much , for sharing your arts with us.
Its amazing.

Happy new year.

Martha

Sherry said...

I love the quilt design and I hope to get started on it soon. I love your pictures of the snow. I love it when it snows and I can enjoy the view and stay cozy inside. Thank you for sharing your talent with your wonderful FFF designs.

Sylvie BG said...

Thanks a lot, Kaaren, for this so cute FFF !

KatieQ said...

This little quilt reminds me of my daughter when she was younger. She had an indoor cat who would sit at the window and watch her every move when she played in the snow. Petunia, our faithful kitty, was always plotting ways to get outside and play with the kids, but whenever she got out the door she would panic and beg to get back inside.
Thank you for the beautiful pattern and for bringing back happy memories. May the new year bring you good health and continued blessings.

Ginger Quilter said...

Kaaren,
Thank you so much for your lovely pattern of the little girl in the snow.

This will be my first attempt at Red work. What kind of fabric do you recommend for the background?

I hope my arthritic hands will cooperate.

Lyn
in North Georgia

http://frontporchquilts.blogspot.com/

GingerQuilter@gmail.com

Joy Burkhart said...

This is sooo cute! I printed the pattern off right away - can't wait to get started on this little snowman scene! Congrats on #24, too! Great accomplishment.
xoxo
Joy in southern Indiana

SueB said...

Oh what a cutie..I just love your first Friday Freebies..I know I am a couple of day late but that is ok. I can start on it now, that I am caught up with all the quilt alongs..

Anonymous said...

thank you very much for this snowman. Happy New Year