Friday, April 6, 2012

First Friday Freebie #26…and Giveaway!

It’s the First Friday of the month, time to release my 26th FFF design for you to make and enjoy. 

I’m not quite sure whether I’m too early or too late with this design for us here in the Northern Hemisphere…but for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere who are just starting their autumn season, this one’s for you gals!  For the rest of us, it’s never too early to get an early start on making things to add to our fall decorating stuff…right?

This month’s design is called Flying Scarecrow

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Here’s a little closer look…

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The back…

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And of course Frankie had to be right in the center of things while I was trying to write the instructions.

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

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As my way of saying thanks to all of you for your support, kind words and gifts to me while I was undergoing cancer treatments, I’d like to give this month’s FFF sample to one of you.  If you’d like to have this little Flying Scarecrow pillow come to live at your house, then please just tell me so in your comment at the bottom of this post.  I will ship internationally so everyone is invited to enter the giveaway. 

If your email address is not included in your profile, then you will come up as a no-reply blogger and I’ll have no way of getting in touch with you.   As a result, you will not be included in the random draw which will take place on Monday, April 9th.  To avoid this happening, just include your email address at the end of your comment.

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Happy Easter!

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107 comments:

Janet O. said...

I know it isn't considered smart to be the first entrant on a giveaway--the number one is never chosen, right? But I'll take my chances. Such a cute little fella, and I love all things fall! Thanks for the chance to send him flying my way! : )

conny's quilts said...

What a loveley pillow Kaaren, gives me the impression you are getting better isn't it? I think I will try this pattern myself when autumn is coming near, now I have spring in my head and it's all around in nature, so you don't need to put my name in the give away....

Miss 376 said...

I think he's lovely and I am sure my furry friends, Shylock and Hamlet, would love him to join them on the bed. Tell Frankie, they would keep him safe

MARYNAN said...

Hello once again Kaaren, Glad to hear you are recovering well!! I am one of those gals in the Southern Hemisphere. We have not had a very hot summer here on the East Coast. We had lots of rain though. Lovely warm day today! More importantly it is cooling down at night. I love your First Friday of the month pattern - a flying scarecrow. I would love to win your sample pillow.

Maryanne

Merilyn said...

What a delightful little pillow Kaaren! I'll throw my hat into the ring! Really enjoying this time of year, and this little pillow would go nicely with my Autumn Leaf quilt - fingers crossed!!!

Sunnybec said...

Hi Kaaren, nice to have you back. Thanks for the free pattern and of course I would love for your pillow to come and live with me in France! Hugs

Dianne in the country said...

Hi Kaaren,
I agree, it's great to have you back. I love the pillow and would love to win it. Fall colours are my favorite and what my mind wonders to first when picking something out.
We are hosting a family lunch today and have just hidden over 300eggs on our property for our grandchildren and niece and nephews to hunt.
Have a wonderful Easter weekend.
Dianne

Lesley said...

Your Flying Scarecrow is adorable! Your choice of fabrics and those little pieces of 'straw' peeking out are just precious. I would love for this little guy to fly into my home. You're so generous! And if he doesn't fly east, his double might be gracing my couch in the fall. Thank you!

Brenda said...

I would love to have your pillow. It is so cute.

marina said...

thankyou for your lovely friday freebie.
Would love to be included in your giveaway too.

gracie said...

Oooh he is cute and I would love a chance for him to live with me....
ghorton1@cox.net

sunny said...

He is adorable! Thank you so much. And I would be honored to have the original, hand stitched by YOU come live at my house.

Diane said...

Oh my gosh that is just adorable. It's so good to see you posting.
Thanks for the chance.

Sandra Henderson said...

Happy Easter Kaaren!~ I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Oh, I'd LOVE to give this little scarecrow a home. He would be out year round at my home. ADORABLE!~ So nice to come to visit you and see your posts. Love seeing what you are up ~Franikie TOO!

MooseStash Quilting said...

I am so happy that you are feeling up to doing a First Friday Freebie again. You are so special to all of us!Now really girl, you know that there are only about a million quilters across the world who would love to have this treasure. I downloaded your pattern. With my odds being almost less than the Mega Million Lottery, I better start working on my own! :-)

Юлия said...

I like it very much!
Juli20042@mail.ru

Jackie said...

Kaaren, so glad that you are on the way to recovery. You have been in my prayers!
I love your FFF - and the scarecrow is so cute! He would look great on my bed - whatever the season.
And if I don't win - I'll make one like him! Thanks for all you do!

Kate said...

Thank you Kaaren for another freebie, which by the way would be most welcome in my home if he chose to fly this way. :D
For me, it's not too soon to be working on autumn patterns ... I'm already working on some for Christmas.
Enjoy the Easter weekend.

Linda said...

I love the pillow infact all your designs are beautiful. So glad your feeling better. I sure hope I win. Linda
lindawinn@aol.com

Kathleen said...

What a lovely pillow....so glad to hear you are doing better..thank you for the FFF and I would love to win a "Kaaren" original...Happy Easter..

Terry said...

Your little scarecrow is so cute! Thanks for the pattern and thanks for the chance to win the original too! Happy Easter! :0)

The Mayo Family said...

AWE!!
How sweet of you!!!
How are you feeling?
The scarecrow is so cute.....
Have a blessed EASTER!!
Blessings~
Lori

mayo4him@yahoo.com

Lynn said...

Hurray! I'd forgotten all about the fff! And now a giveaway too! I'm so happy that you have been back blogging and of course sewing.

fgloade@rogers.com said...

Glad you are on the mend. Nothing would make me happier than to have one of your creations.

Susannah said...

Now that is a great looking little scarecrow! Hope you are feeling better with each passing day!

Susannah

Colleen said...

This FFF is adorable. I would love to make one but would be honored to be the lucky owner of the one you made. You are truly awesome!

Donna~~ said...

Happy Easter to you too! Glad you are feeling better!

Lori said...

You are such a loving and generous person!! Who wouldn't want the adorable pillow?
Happy Easter!!

sarapatch said...

Your pillow is very very nice!!
Happy Easter...
Hi Sara

Mary said...

The scarecrow is adorable. You do so many wonderful things. It is a pleasure knowing you. It is good to see that you are doing so much better.

Marj said...

Love the scarecrow and if I don't win the pillow , well I'll just make one. Frankie is so handsome, I bet he is a great helper.

Susan said...

What a cute fellow I'm sure he'll be treasured where ever he ends up residing. Glad you're feeling better and Wishing you a Happy Easter!

Amy R said...

Hi Kaaren~
Thanks so much for the cutie pie scarecrow~ I'd say you are right on time for me . . . I might actually have time to make this for the upcoming fall here in MI! Hahahaha! So glad you signed up for the pincushion exchange~ And, I'm very, very glad you are feeling better and back to doing all those things you love!

pinsandneedles said...

Kaaren,
So glad that you are feeling better and that you have been able to work on and complete projects. Thanks so much for another cute FFF. I would love to be the winner of your sample. The scarecrow is so cute. Have a blessed Easter!

marie said...

Great to see you feeling well enough to start the FF again. I'd love to have the scarecrow come live with me.

Carol said...

I love all things fall and scarecrows! This guy would be so happy to live among my fall decor. So glad you have your creative mojo back and are feeling much better.

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

That cute pillow is welcome to come to my house!! Thanks for all the FFF you've done and a blessed Easter to you.

JCnNC said...

Absolutely would love the flying scarecrow to live at my house. Besides Spring, Autumn is my other most favorite season. I would display right now as I have no pillows - they are all packed away and I miss my pillows and my whimsy needful things. Judy C sends best wishes for a very blessed Easter to you and yours.

Rosa said...

It`s lovely and it`d be welcome.Thanks!

Karin på Ösäter said...

So wonderful you feeling better and want to make freebees again, I love them, that scarecrow pillow would I love to win also.

Happy Easter to you and your deat ones.

Rosa said...

Thanks you for the beautiful pillow.Tahnks for the pattern and the chance to win it!!

Needled Mom said...

Very cute, Kaaren. Thanks so much for the darling PDF.

Have a wonderful Easter.

Orcsmom said...

Thank you so much for yet another cute FFF!!! I pray that you continue on a positive and healthy road to recovery!! Hugs!!

Pam

Sandy said...

Thank you Kaaren for the cut pattern. Yes, I would like to be included in the drawing. Have a great week-end.

MLPeters said...

Hi,glad you are back blogging as Ifollow it regularly. Mary Louise

Heartsdesire said...

Happy Easter, Kaaren. Love the cute little scarecrow pillow, hope he'll be flying over to my house. Always look forward to your FFFs, your designs are wonderful.

GerryART said...

This fellow is too cute, patches and all!
Love the background you've chosen for this. It's all about 'stitchin', isn't it.
Would be so very nice to have one of your creations, thank you so much for this opportunity.
Kaaren we're so happy to have you back to posting regularly.
As always, YOU ARE IN OUR HEARTS !
hugs

Verna G said...

I would love to have that little pillow. But, even if I don't win, I'm so happy that you are feeling better

Verna G said...

I would love to have that little pillow. But, even if I don't win, I'm so happy that you are feeling better

Fiesta said...

Kaaren thank you so much for another wonderful creation by you and the chance to win it

quiltgrammy said...

Kaaren, thanks for another great FFF, so glad you are back to blogging and stitching. Would love to win the cute pillow.

Gill said...

Thanks for a great pattern and please count me in your generous giveaway!
Glad you are better - Happy Easter!

Allie said...

He's adorable Kaaren, thank you - love the pic of Frankie "supervising", lol!

whistlebet57 said...

I would love this Pillow. Hope all is going well.Elizabeth whistlebet57@yahoo.com

Beth said...

That is adorable and SO generous of you, I would love to be included in the drawing! Happy Easter to you!

lynneUSA said...

Wow Kaaren, I am amazed you found the time for this. It's such a great little project. Fingers crossed that it wants to come live with me

KatieQ said...

Thank you for offering your lovely pillow. I'd be happy to have it, but I'm even happier that you are feeling well enough to get back to your crafty self.

Graziella said...

partecipo volentieri alla tua estrazione.
Buona Pasqua Karen e auguri per una definitiva guarigione.
Baci
Graziella

Kathryn said...

Your pillow really reminds me of the scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz, one of my favorites, so thanks for the pattern. Put my name in the giveaway bag and give it a good shake. I forgot to comment on your Granny Sqaures quilt. I love your use of 30s fabrics. It's so very cheerful. The only reason I didn't do it myself is that Quilters Club of America had a mystery quilt a few months ago that had a very similar block, only it was a 7x7 rather than 5x5. I finished it and now just need a new baby in the family to find it a new home.
I'm glad to hear that you a doing well and back to quilt shop shopping. Keep on the road to recovery. Kathie L in Allentown

Pippa Parsons said...

Happy Easter, The pillow is lovely but I'm happier that you feel well enough to post the FFF :O)

Carrie P. said...

thanks for sharing the pattern. He is adorable and who wouldn't love to win something you have made.
Happy Easter!

My Life and Quilting on the Cape said...

Hi Kaaren... I just love you FFF ... I have made so many of them... I would love to have the scare crow come to live in my house on Cape Cod... Thanks for the offfer... Hugs :)

Nancy in IN said...

Prayers for you. The pillow can come live at my house. Why do we have to sign in to download the pattern?
Happy Easter.

Sherry said...

He's so CUTE! I would love to have him live at my house. Thank you.
peanut13@bellsouth.net

Sandy said...

Such a wonderful thing for you to do. He is so cute! Thanks for another FFF...we love them all.

hennies.pennies said...

Thank you Kaaren for your generosity in sharing your adorable pillow pattern. And, to have a chance to win the original is so very sweet. I love him! Fall is my very favorite season!! Be especially blessed, Kathy

betty said...

Oh soooo cute! Would be a great gift for one of my 2 boys, both who were born on Halloween! Which one....hope I win! Thanks for the giveaway and hope you stay healthy!

Ter'e said...

If you are not the sweetest thing. What a wonderful treasure......

Thanks Kaaren!

Shebandowan said...

I would love to have your Flying Scarecrow pillow come to live at my house. I decorate for most of the holidays and this would have a special place during the fall season. Thanks for the chance.

Janet

wendy@iqlt said...

Hi Kaaren - I really want to win your pillow. I am so glad you are on the road to recovery. God Bless.
wendy@iqlt.net

Marsha said...

Your little scarecrow is adorable, thank you for the pattern. It is good to see you feeling creative again. Hope you are feeling much better and are back to normal soon. Have a wonderful Easter!

Aurea said...

Hi
Thank you for this lovely pattern and I would love to win this little guy. aurea.gillis@gmail.com

bairdmtn said...

So good to have you back and feeling like sewing and designing!! The scarecrow is so cute and not scarey at all! It definitely is time to start thinking about crafting those fall decorations, so your pattern is right on time!! Would love to win the little cutie!

bairdmtn@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Bless your heart Kaaren. Continued healing....

qltnannyx2@metrocast.net

Patti L. said...

Oh Kaaren, you know I would just love to have your flying scarecrow!!! Count me in!
Hugs, Patti Levine
plautumn@yahoo.com

Judy said...

I enjoy your blog soooo much!!! The scarecrow pillow is too cute..Georgia isn't in the southern hemisphere but it is southern!!!
Judy

judy214@comcast.net

Karen in Kentucky said...

I am thrilled that you are doing well and feeling good enough to be creating once again.
It's sure sweet of you to offer a giveaway for doing what friends should always do anyway; support and offer love and care for others!

Thanks Kaaren!

Karen Pollard KarenP3720@aol.com

Wendy B said...

Oh Kaaren...as always, another gorgeous creation from you...you're such a clever (and most thoughtful) chick-a-dee!!!! Thank you sweety...we are blessed to 'know' you...
look after yourself and Easter prayers and blessings to you and yours
xoxo chocolatey hugs
Wendy :O)

Janet said...

Very cute! So glad you are feeling well enough to sew and blog. Stay healthy!

Anonymous said...

I would love to give that scarecrow a home here with me!
I love your blog. You have a very cozy looking home.
Praying that you feel better and better!

Frances
frances@robsonclan.net

shirpatch said...

Es hermoso gracias por compartir!
shirga@gmail.com

SueB said...

That pillow is adorable. I would love for it to come live with me.. Frankie can come live with me anytime. The FFF is so cute, I will be making it.

Cristina said...

Ciao Kaaren....Tantissimi auguri di Buona Pasqua..
un grande abbraccio
cri

Susan LaRose said...

I think that scarecrow would just love to fly to CT. After all, he would have the company of his sibling scarecrow on my pincushion! And Miss Daisy and Katie would welcome him with open arms oops I mean paws.
Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kaaren another Great pattern i would love to be the owner of the pillow have done most of your FFF can't resist chevaliermaryellen@yahoo.ca Mary

Sherry said...

Thank you for the flying scarecrwo pattern. I love to decorate for fall and this design would be a great addition. I would love to win the one made by you. Thanks again for sharing your talents with us.

hueisei said...

Oohh.. Thanks for the pattern but I will love to have him at my home :)

Anonymous said...

The scarecrow is really cute. Love the wool that you used and he would look good in my house.

If I win send it to
Ida Phillips
61 Bargus Way
Hot Springs Vlg AR 71909
g.phillips4787@sbcglobal.net

martinev59 said...

Very beautiful.Not the season,but the autumn finish always to happen!!thank you for this giveaway
martinevannesteleboeuf@gmail.com

MoeWest said...

Thanks for another lovely FFF design Kaaren. I would love to have the one that you made live at my house.

Susan LaRose said...

I'm not trying to enter twice (heh, heh, heh) but I think I forgot to include my email address which is norasdaughter@sbcglobal.net.
So happy you are feeling and sounding so much better.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kaaren, all the way from Christchurch, New Zealand :) The scarecrow cushion would be a wonderful accompaniment to Sam the Scarecrow toy I'm currently knitting! Thank you for the opportunity to enter


Rose
rose.nutira@paradise.net.nz

AnnieO said...

Happy Easter to you too! So sweet of you to make this scarecrow a giveaway, on top of your free pattern! Thanks for the chance to give him a new home. I love decorating for fall (I have more fall decor than any other season!).

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Very cute as always, Kaaren :) Naturally Frankie wants to 'watch the birdie'...lol... Best wishes, and happy crafting, Jenny

Janet said...

Happy Easter Kaaren! Don't worry about replying, you have a ton of comments here and I'm not surprised, the cushion is adorable!

Mieke said...

nice pattern and I love to be included in this give away

City Krafters said...

Hi Kaaren,
Your back and in terrific form you must be on the mend.
Love to be included in your give away

Beverley said...

It would be lovely to have a creation of yours Kaaren.
Bev in Britain

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Thank you for the freebie! Would be a great addition for fall and Halloween

Dar said...

Your flying scarecrow pillow is so darn cute. He would be welcome at my humble abode anytime. Thanks for the chance to meet him in person. Happy Easter to you and Frankie.

Sandi said...

Hi Kaaren,

Your flying scarecrow is great as are all the lovely things you share with us.

Thank you so much for offering to mail it to one of us and please cout me withing the group who would love to have him.

I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend with Mr. PQ, Mac and Frankie. I'm so glad I decided to visit your blog tonight and see your FFF!

Janet said...

You work circles around me with all your projects. Would love to win the beautiful and fun flying scarecrow pillow; I would cherish it always. You're an absolutely super trooper never allowing grass to grow under your feet. Take care; my friend!

linny said...

I think this is a lovely pillow, many thanks for another wonderful FFF.It's great that you are recovering from all your treatments.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Sylvie BG said...

Thanks a lot for this Flying Scarecrow, Kaaren ! So cute and perfect for my fall home decor !
Hugs from France,
Sylvie

picpic said...

vraiment trop mignon ce bonhomme merci j'adore la forme en coussin

KarenQ said...

Kaaren, Absolutely love your scarecrow! He would be lovely in my home! All the best, Karen Qualls from Fountain Valley, CA

Patty said...

Very cute pillow, I've missed you First Friday Freebies. Thanks!