Friday, March 1, 2013

First Friday Freebie #33

It's the beginning of March and officially, Spring is only nineteen days away!  

The days are getting longer, the sun is rising higher in the sky and the buds on the lilac and magnolia trees are getting fatter.  Bring it on!!!

Thoughts of Spring most definitely had an influence on this month's First Friday Freebie.  I had a lot of fun both designing and then creating this month's project and I hope you will too!

Here is March's FFF...


Spring Sampler Cushion



To download the PDF file for this month's design, please click HERE.



Usually while I'm stitching or sewing, the boys are either relaxing by the fire or snoozing in their favorite chair.  


My next FFF will be available on June 1st...and it's already in the planning stages.

Life is grand!

76 comments:

Lesley said...

This is gorgeous! Such a perfect project to inspire us on a dull grey day! How many days' till Spring? Thanks for another great project!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

The cushion is lovely. Oh, I am ready for spring also. The boys are adorable! Thanks for the design.

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Another great pattern Kaaren. Thanks so much.
Nice to see your critters curled up together.
Have a nice weekend.
~Janet

Saskia Smit said...

This is another great project. "Zo lief". Thank you.

Terry said...

I'm ready for spring too! I noticed yesterday the birds are singing in the mornings now! Thanks for another great project! :0)

Darlene D said...

Oh Kaaren, I love it!! Be sure to bring it to guild please for an "up close" look!

Gudrun said...

I love it too!!So lovely.Thanks!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Love your project and so excited for Spring too!! Your two boys are so funny and cozy together!!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

I also wanted to add, Thank You for sharing your talent with us so generously!!

Merilyn said...

I've just downloaded your free pattern, I really do love this one, thankyou for sharing it!!! Those two little fellows are very lucky!!!!

Sue Bennett said...

That is adorable.. Going to download right now..

Ollie and Frankie sure are a pair.. Love seeing pic of them..

Thanks so much for sharing.

Kathie said...

I woke up the past week or so to birds singing thats when you really know spring is around the corner!
Kathie

actiu said...

muchisimas gracias, me encanta ese cojín
besotes

Kathie said...

of course I loved seeing a picture of the boys! just must make you smile,
love your new pattern that pillow just makes me smile!
and red and white what could be better?
Kathie

barcord said...

Thank you Kaaren. We have had a few lovely clear crisp days which make us feel Spring is near. Thank you for this lovely design. It would be a good one for my mum whose 90th Birthday is 11th March. Do you think I could.......
:-)

Ronda said...

Thanks Kaaren! soooo cute!!! I think I to am ready for spring. I know my husband is we call him farmer Randy teehee he cant wait to get out in the garden

Sheila said...

I love it , thanks so much Kaaren,it is gorgeous ! I am so glad that spring is just around the corner although when I look out the window today it doesn't seem so .

Karen said...

That is adorable Kaaren and I love the saying on it. Thank you for doing these - always so much fun. Your fur babies look so cozy all snuggled up together.
Hugs - Karen

tink's mom said...

Another absolutely wonderful design. Thank you so much. The boys always look so content.

pinsandneedles said...

Thanks Kaaren! I love this FFF sampler. I'm so ready for SPRING!

Angie said...

What a wonderful project to greet Spring with. Once again, thank you bushels for sharing your special talents with us. :P My heart melts every time I see those furbabies snuggled up together. So precious so special. :)

Anne-Mettes Oaser said...

Thank you very much, Karen for sharing thos wonderful cushion with us.
Have a great weekend.

Needled Mom said...

I'm loveing the longer days too. Your project is fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Quilt Hollow said...

It's wonderful! It sure makes me feel even more anxious for Springtime weather!!! Oh and red....oooooo good!! Well done!

Janet O. said...

Such a sweet little design--that cushion is beautiful! We could use a little spring here in our deepfreeze, and I think we are actually supposed to get above freezing this weekend!

Pen Pen said...

Thank you Karen! It's lovely! This would make a great little reminder for those of us who tend to get depressed during winter!

Kate said...

Such a delightful design, Kaaren - thank you. Always enjoy pix of your 'boys' - they are a sweet pair.
No sign of spring here yet except for longer days.

celkalee said...

What a great project, thank you so much Kaaren. Spring is on the way, a bunch of little snowflakes and a howling wind just told me so. Really.

Susannah said...

Thank you, Kaaren. this is so pretty and looks like fun!

Heartsdesire said...

Lovely FFF this month. Thanks a bunch. Love the photo of the boys.

Kathryn said...

Thanks, Kaaren. I'm about to head to a warm Caribbean island tomorrow and was wondering what needlework I would take with me. I've printed this off and will get it ready for my suitcase. I hope your spring comes soon!! Best wishes, Kathie L in Allentown

Shelley said...

Oh, I hope you're right cause I'm so sick of snowstorms!! Another one here last night and i'm thinkin' i'm not going to see spring flowers until June! Love this project and thanks so much!!

Kathy MacKie said...

Thanks sew much, what a great way to get the Spring juices flowing.

Denise said...

Wonderful!! thanks for this gift!

Sandi said...

It is just lovely Kaaren, you must have been inspired by the new Trollbeads butterfly charm!

What a lovely way to celebrate the coming of Spring.

kellybean said...

beautiful :) loved the pillow!

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Margot said...

The work is lovely.
Thanks!

MoeWest said...

Yay for spring, I'm ready! Thanks for the Spring Sampler pillow. It is just what I need to see all winter long.

Just Ramblin' said...

Thank you for the Spring Sampler. It is adorable. Nola

Lindah said...

This is so lovely, Kaaren. Like a breath of fresh spring air. Thank you!

Meg said...

so neat! thanks so much for sharing your creativity and talent with us.
I so look forward to making the cushion....and!! to Spring.

KatieQ said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely project. It's perfect for this time of year. I love seeing pictures of your sweet babies.

KaHolly said...

Absolutely delightful, Kaaren!! Your creative brain must hurt after dreaming up this beauty!! Hope you are well.

moosecraft said...

Oh it's gorgeous! Very inspiring! Thank you!!!

And thanks for another cozy pic of Frankie and Ollie! :-)

Pam in IL said...

Thank you so much for the cute project just in time to help chase away these winter blues.

Love the furbabies together in the chair. They're so cute!

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Thankyou for this great cushion stitchery. would make a great gift for a friend.

Karen said...

What a lovely pattern! thanks so much.

Elena said...

Muchas Gracias!!!
Saludos
Elena from Barcelona

Stephanie said...

Another beauty! Right now it feels like Winter lasts for ever as I sit here watching it snow on this second day of March.

JudyCinNC said...

Sweet, sweet Ollie and Frankie - I really am comtemplating another furry companion in my future.

LOVE, LOVE this stitchery cushion. so perfect and I just ordered my DMC #115 floss - it will be perfect for it. Thank you for all you do for us - a true giving spirit. Judy C in NC

Joy Burkhart said...

Hi and Thank You, Kaaren!
This is another lovely project! You are such a sweet, giving lady, and much appreciated! Hugs and kisses to Ollie and Frankie.
xoxo
Joy

Ángela said...

I love your blog and I join your pincushions of the first March. Thanks I will follow you...
Hugs.

Beardie Mom said...

Thank you for the darling freebie!
Your Westie and cate are so wonderfully cute!!! Keep the pictures coming!
Diane

Beardie Mom said...

cat bit cate sheesh!

Beardie Mom said...

what is with these fingers?
cat not cate sheesh!
I have no idea where bit came from

Candace said...

How wonderful, Kaaren! The saying makes me smile! Thank you so much for another wonderful design! Meanwhile - I think I'll curl up with the boys ;>)
Cheers!

paulette said...

Another winner, Kaaren!! This reminds me that the holiday is almost over!! Thank Kaaren!!

Sisbabestitches said...

So lovely :)

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Frankie and Ollie--those boys know how to relax

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Frankie and Ollie--those boys know how to relax

Elyte said...

Thanks Kaaren, I think that this one is my favourite.

JLL24 said...

I don't know how you always manage to post the BEST EVER FFF's. And they always fit right in with what I am doing. Thanks again.

Teresa F. said...

Thank you so much for another wonderful pattern. I love it!
Ollie and Frankie look adorable.

Janet said...

I love your new FFF. I think this one will be doable for me. Never enough hours to get everything done.
Love seeing Ollie and Frankie. They are so cute together.
Janet

Rita said...

Thank you so much for another wonderful pattern. Your generosity is truly appreciated.

Wendy B said...

Oh Kaaren, this is gorgeous..thank you for sharing this beauty.... redwork...you know my weakness!!!! LOL
big sugary hugs
Wendy :O) xox

Quiltdolls said...

Thanks for all the great patterns you share with us...I have made most of them to date. I live in San Diego and we have a active wool group here, so i love the wool. You probably know JAM patterns and her books working with wool..JoAnn Mullaly is the one that got me started.Again thanks for you inspiration...love your cute pet pictures..they are well loved.

Quiltdolls said...

Thanks for all the great patterns you share with us...I have made most of them to date. I live in San Diego and we have a active wool group here, so i love the wool. You probably know JAM patterns and her books working with wool..JoAnn Mullaly is the one that got me started.Again thanks for you inspiration...love your cute pet pictures..they are well loved.

Quiltdolls said...

Love the cushion..Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us.

Sherry said...

I love the new pattern. I love doing redwork and wanted to let you know that I just posted pictures on my blog of my pins and needles pin cushion made from your design. The person I sent it to loves it.

Leslie's Itchin to be Stitchin said...

The pic of your pets is so sweet!

brodine said...

really nice, thanks :)

suz said...

love this, especially since I left NH in snow this morning!

Cindy said...

Popping in to send a warm "hello". DD and I were away and am now doing a little blog catching up. I see your two little frends are cuddled up keeping one another warm.

What a beautiful FFF.

Know that i was thinking about you.

Hugs.

Janet said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I can hardly wait to start this project. Thanks so much again for your generosity. Love to see those boys; they absolutely are best friends.

Teresa said...

This is a great project and thank you for the pattern. Its just the reminder that I needed!