Friday, September 5, 2014

First Friday Freebie - The Final Chapter

Today will be my last "scheduled" First Friday Freebie.

I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing my 40+ free designs with you for almost 5 years now but inevitably there comes a time when all good things must come to an end.  

By now you all realize that designing is my passion and that I love to share.  I have agonized over this decision for a while now because I know there are many of you who have followed and supported me since I started this journey and I feel like I might be letting you down.  Please know that you are all very special and in turn have made me feel special as well.

To those of you who took the time to leave a comment and graciously offer your thanks and encouragement, I want you to know that your words meant so much to me and always will.  Now I am looking forward to tackling my HUGE 'to do' list while I still can in addition to the occasional magazine project thrown in to keep my creative juices flowing. 

I hope that you understand and will support my decision.

Now does this mean that I will never offer another freebie design?  Of course NOT!  It means that I will do so spontaneously when I feel the urge or when I have something that I'd like to share and not just because I feel obligated to have to live up to the schedule and time constraints that I set for myself.  

I encourage you to check back from time to time because you never know what you might find here at The Painted Quilt.  The links to my FFF designs will remain on the sidebar of my blog forever and they will always be FREE.

Soooooo, my final 'scheduled' FFF is entitled Autumn Sampler 2014.  For this particular design, I used a combination of wool, flannel and homespun cotton for the elements which are both machine and hand appliqued onto a cotton background.



The design works up quickly which will allow you plenty of time to get it done and be able to enjoy it during this Fall season.



To download the PDF file which includes the photos, instructions and line drawings, please click HERE.



And if you remember, a while back I promised that I would have a giveaway for a signature set of my Valdani threads when I reached 1000 "likes" on my Facebook page.  



Well that happened just a couple of days ago so what I'm going to do is pool the names of my Facebook friends as well as those who leave a comment at the end of this post, then draw a name on Wednesday, the 10th of September when I'll announce the winner.  The giveaway is open to everyone near and far.  

If I cannot contact you by email...in other words if you are a no-reply blogger...you will NOT be included in the draw.  An easy way to check whether you are "no-reply" is after you publish your comment, click on your name where it appears in your comment.  This will take you to your profile.  If your email address does not show up in your profile, then I have no way of contacting you. You will have to change your settings and add your email address in order to be included in the draw.  If in doubt, just leave your email address in the body of your comment.

Thanks to you all and most importantly, thanks again for your continued support.


Happy Stitching!

174 comments:

jackiescrafts said...

I can completely understand where you are coming from and wish you happiness on this next stage of your journey
I love this fall quilt thank you so much for sharing
Jackie x

Sharon Eshlaman said...

Such a generous and giving person - thanks for all you've done for us. Fridays just won't be the same.
skeshlaman@comcast.net

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Thanks for all the generous free patterns. Enjoy the next chapter.

Sheila said...

Thank you for all of your free Friday freebies , I completely understand your decision and sure appreciate this great pattern , just what I need a new fall hanging . I love it !

Jacqueline said...

You are generous to a fault. I totally understand the need to remove as many deadlines as possible in our lives. Enjoy each day.

debbie said...

you have been very generous with your patterns, I understand the need to simplify your life a little. what a beautiful box of threads! thanks for the give away
Debbie
msiltala@wi.rr.com

Nancy Anne said...

Sorry to hear that FFFs will be no more but I can definitely understand wanting to remove deadlines from your life! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy threads and have fun with your new-found time!

Robin said...

Enjoy your time doing just what ever your heart desires it is such a great freeing filling.

Robin in Washington State
assweetaspeaches hotmail

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Bless you, bless you, bless you!! I understand, I really do. May God pour out upon you a refreshing of His Holy Spirit, Kaaren, and an increased portion of His Creativity as you continue further with design work and magazine commissions. xxx

Grandma M said...

All the best for your next adventures. I love checking out what you're up to.

Dianne Cook said...

Thanks Kaaren for all your FFF's. I have made several and always enjoy your postings. We do understand how
precious your time is and look forward to your designs in Primitive Quilts magazine.
Hope you will continue with your blog, as i am not a FB person.
Dianne

barcord said...

Thank you Kaaren for all the lovely designs you have shared with us. This one is lovely, and will be stored in my folder to'do' when I am finished Safe Harbor, which I am working on at the minute. Enjoy this time to relax from 'having to' meet deadlines. I know you will always have a design on the go, so enjoy. Blessings, Bx

Janice Smith said...

Kaaren,
I have not used any of your FFF patterns, but I do so enjoy reading your blog. Please keep posting, free patterns or not . . . Wishing you all the best -

Heather said...

Thanks for all you have shared. Now enjoy doing whatever you want to at your own pace. I look forward to following your journey.

tink's mom said...

A heartfelt thanks for all of your designs. While I have only made a few of them I have admired them all. Your generosity has been appreciated. Wishing you health and happiness as you move forward through life. I'll keep checking in and continueing to admire.

MARYNAN said...

Kaaren, thanks for your free designs!! I am not on facebook so I hope my name is added to your followers for the threads. Thanks so much for all the giveaways. Hope your health continues to be good!!

Maryanne

in wet wet wet mid north coast of NSW, Eastern Australia. Four weeks of miserable rain, over 10 inches received. We are sodden, terrible beach erosion!! swell and surf of 15 ft during the week.

Pauline G said...

Thank you for all the wonderful freebies you have provided - I always find so etching on your blog when I am stuck for an idea.

Kate said...

I can totally relate to your needing to take a break. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your wonderful talent with us. Your blog will continue to be an inspiration. ♥

SherryR said...

Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the chance to win. Sherry R.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Thank you for all the wonderful projects you have shared with us. A sweet Fall project is a perfect ending.

Stitches said...

Thank you for all the patterns that you have given us over the past several years, you are so generous with your talent. I hope you can get some of your UFO's finished and have more free time to enjoy...

Lynn said...

You know with or without the FFF, your blog is a lovely, happy place to visit. When a new post pops up in my blog reader I look forward to spending a few minutes of lovely creativity and maybe even a doggie kittie napping in front of a warm fire pic.

celkalee said...

FIRST, EXCUSE THE ALL CAPS COMMENT, MY DOG LAID HIS GIANT HEAD ON THE KEYBOARD NOW THE CAPS KEY IS STUCK! DO NOT APOLOGIZE FOR YOUR DECISION. IT IS IMPORTANT TO STRUCTURE YOUR CREATIVE LIFE SO THAT IT DOES NOT BECOME A BURDEN OR AN OBLIGATION. YOU HAVE CONTRIBUTED SO MUCH TO THE ONLINE CREATIVE COMMUNITY. THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THAT. TAKE CARE, LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR DESIGNS IN THE MAGAZINES.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Your work is so beautiful Kaaren and enjoy the next chapter!

Betty said...

Thank you so much for all the lovely designs you have shared over the years. Your ideas are wonderful. Take care of yourself and enjoy your creative side.

F. Gloade said...

Thanks for all your designs. Enjoy your new mission and take good care of yourself. I enjoy your blog and wish you the best

Margie said...

I have followed you for several years now, have made several of your Freebies and the Raggedy and Friends quilt that is waiting for the day when I get the nerve to FMQ it. Thank You for what you do and I will continue to read your blog when you post.

Joan Kawano said...

And a very big thank you for all you have shared so generously with us. A little freedom from schedules, is good for the soul! Enjoy!

Lori said...

You have been very generous with your designs and I'm sure everyone appreciates that. This will be one less pressure for you. Enjoy! Create!

Paula said...

We all reach a time in our lives we just have to move on. You have been so generous to us all. I appreciate your patterns and you. Thank you for this wonderful pattern and the past patterns. Now go and work on something for YOU!
Paula

Janet O. said...

What a beautiful Fall pattern, Kaaren! Thanks for the generousness of your free patterns through the years.
I completely understand the need to stop scheduling freebies. Whenever I have had to put creativity on a schedule, it kills the joy.
You have given so much, and we have been blessed by it. Now you can take a deep breath and move forward, a little freer in mind and spirit with one more deadline lifted! Doesn't it feel good? : )

Lesley said...

Adorable pattern! I will look forward to seeing your magazine projects and the 'spontaneous' designs I know that you will share with us in the future. Congrats on your fabulous run of FFFs!

Needled Mom said...

It is a great finale pattern, Kaaren. I completely understand your desire to get on with your to-do list. I have so enjoyed your designs and am pleased to have made many of them myself. Thank you so much for all that you have shared with us over the years.

marie said...

Thanks for your generous "freebie" patterns over the years. I have made many as gifts for family and friends. I understand the need to do what/when you want, you deserve me time. Have fun with your next chapter in life.

Betty said...

Best wishes in your new adventure. I appreciate all the FFF you have shared with us. I used your Raggedy and Friends pattern to make a beautiful quilt. I love it and think of you every time I look at it. God Bless

gracie said...

You deserve time for you and the Mister! I have appreciated all the freebies and honor your talent. Thank you for all of them and if there is another one or two in the future, I will be here to receive it. I visit not for the freebies, but to visit with you. Hugs to you always....

Tina said...

You have been SO generous for so long with your First Friday Freebies and I want to Thank You for sharing your creativity with us in Blogland! I am downloading this new one right away and hope to get it done as quickly as possible. Thanks so much for your generosity!! Enjoy the next chapter!!!!
tfitzleahy @ sbcglobal dot net

Tammy said...

enjoying doing the things you want to do and not feeling under pressure. Thank you so much for the past freebie designs that you have shared. Hugs

Mª Alba said...

Un treball molt i molt bonic per aquesta época que ara ve, la tardor.
Gràcies per tots els dissenys que ens has regalat durant tots aquests anys.
Continuarem en contacte !!!
Petons.

Linda Spink said...

Thanks for your generosity, and best of luck in what comes next!

PriviesAndPrims said...

I'm so glad you're leaving the freebies on there cause I just found you!
Would love to win this thread cause I hear about it all the time, but have never used it.

Doreen
PriviesAndPrimsAtYahooDotCom

Mary said...

how nice of you to give freebie patterns to people. I just saw your site through the Woolie Facebook site. Your projects are adorable.

Mary said...

how nice of you to give freebie patterns to people. I just saw your site through the Woolie Facebook site. Your projects are adorable.

PattyP31 said...

Lovely Fall quilt! Thank you for your talent and generosity !

RED said...

Thanks so much for your generous giving ! I feel your concern on doing unfinished projects...we need several lifetimes to continue creativety . ;)

sunny said...

Many thanks for sharing your talent with all of us. You'll probably find designing is even more fun without the obligation. Good Luck!

Tuna Lures said...

we appreciate your generosity. Thank you for what you have done for us.
Tuna Lures Australia

Diane H said...

We have been blessed by all you have shared, Kaaren. Thank you.
laura84watt (at) gmail(dot)com

Doreen B said...

Thank you for all the freebies...your generosity is appreciated. Your valdani threads are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win them!

Diane Schroeder said...

Enjoy your time, it is precious!

nancy n. said...

Thank you for all the great patterns. I have enjoyed all of them. Enjoy yourself in all you choose to do. God Bless

Carole Y. said...

Thanks Kaaren for your time and talent that you shared so freely with us.
I am wishing you happiness and will continue to enjoy your blog.

lilacbus021 at gmail dot com

Laurel said...

Thank you so much for freely sharing your patterns and ideas. I love Fall and I love your Fall Sampler.

laurelgj(at)aol(dot)com

Cheri said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Love your patterns!

Bonnie said...

Thank you for all the freebies you have given us. Enjoy your time and do just what you want. I for one will continue to read your blog and stitch some of the patterns that I have saved.

Grandma Judy said...

Enjoying your site and the chance to try your threads. Thanks for sharing...

Bonniedoo said...

Thank you for all the sharing. I have made several of your designs and love them all.

Karel Hamilton said...

Thank you so much for all of the free patterns and for sharing your artwork with all of us! It is so appreciated. Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations. Happy Fall

Patti L. said...

I have loved all your FFF. Thank you for all that you do for your followers. Can't wait to see what you do next!! Love the chance to win the beautiful threads!!

Sandy Lowery said...

I understand and thank you for your generosity. The fall pattern is very cute.

Sandy said...

A Big Thank You for all your generosity and inspirations. Love your patterns and thread.

DianaH. said...

I love all your patterns. This fall quilt is a must download! Thank you!!

Liz said...

Thank you so much. Hope everything continues to go well for you...lovely colors in this prize pack.!

Ann Humpherys said...

Thank you for all the inspiration you have shared with everyone. I have very much enjoyed viewing your website and look forward to seeing more of your great inspirations. I am grateful that you are will to share with many. You have much talent. I think it is great that you want to work on your own "to do" list. Please share what you accomplish. Ann maybug50@hotmail.com

Michele T said...

You have beautiful patterns!!Thank you for sharing your patterns and having this wonderful giveaway!!

LuAnn said...

Thank you so much for your generosity! This is such a cute little fall quilt. Love the geraniums!

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Thanks for your generosity.

Kathy MacKie said...

Thanks for all you do for us and congrats on your FB page likes milestone. Count me in for your giveaway.

Wanda Burleson said...

Hope you enjoy your me time. You deserve it

magicthimblecreations said...

Thanks for posting about your blog on Facebook Wool Appliqué group. This is my first visit to your blog, but will not be my last visit. I love what I saw just looking at one post. Can't wait to explore,

Kim Q said...

Thank you for all the lovely designs you've shared with us. All the best for the next chapter to come.

Nina said...

I've loved all the Friday Freebies. They are beautifully designed and fun too. Thanks for those. I hope all is good for your future endeavours.

Jeanna said...

Thank you for all of your quilty inspiration as well as sharing your designs with us over the years.

I love today's FFF and will have to put my "Bells and Bows" aside to work on this one.

Thanks again Kaaren and God Bless!!

Deborah from Valparaiso said...

I love all of your designs.....I will miss the first Friday freebie!

Thanks for everything.

Pat said...

I just discovered your site today. Wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win the threads.

Sunnybec said...

I think we have been very lucky to have as many freebies from you as we have, thanks for all your hard work and generosity. Thanks for the giveaway too. x

Kathy Barton said...

Wow five years what dedication! Thanks for your generosity of the valdani thread giveaway. Love, love, love Valdani.

Susan Torrens said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful FFF for such a long time! I've made many of the projects, and appreciated the amount of work that it takes to design, make, write instructions, and share your creativity with all of us.

Muddling Through said...

There is certainly no need to feel bad at all! You have blessed this online community exceeding abundantly, and we thank you! For sure, I'll keep checking back to see what new delight you've created.

Muddling Through said...

There is certainly no need to feel bad at all! You have blessed this online community exceeding abundantly, and we thank you! For sure, I'll keep checking back to see what new delight you've created.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Thanks for all the fun patterns.

mtquilter said...

Thank you Kaaren for all the freebies you've given us over the years. You are one talented lady! No need to worry about letting anyone down. We all get overextended from time to time. So nice to be able to work on your own projects without a deadline. Love the new fall sampler. Thanks again for sharing!

Rosa said...

Thanks,thanks.Enjoy your time and each day and good luck with next stage!

Gloria said...

I just found you at the end of a good FFF! From reading all the comments, it must have been fun. I'm happy to be part of your blog

Rina said...

Thank you for The gifts you gave us.
I really enjoy your blog.
Greetings from Sicily.
Rina.
june.seven60@gmail.com

Maria R said...

I very much enjoy your blog. Alway look forward to your posts. Thank you for a chance to win the thread. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Sandi said...

Kaaren, thanks so much for all that you have shared with us over the years of your freebies! I've had a chance to make several and enjoy telling people where I found them especially my Huswif that I combined with crazy quilting on the exterior.

You are a lovely gifted lady with so much to share I thank you for it all and if you gift us again with only your inspiration that will be a lot.

Cheers!

Polly said...

Thanks ever so much, Kaaren, for years and years of lovely free designs and soooo much more!! Your creativity is a joy and inspiration to all!

NDQuilter said...

Congrats on your new adventure. Love your designs so should go well.Love these threads.

Rhonda
krdaniel@nccray.com

Sass said...

Thank you so much Kaaren for sharing with us through the years.
Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors and may you be blessed with good health to come.
Mary-Lou

Kaylene N said...

I understand removing stress deadlines from our lives. I have had to do that with early retirement last year. I hope that you will continue to post on your blog. Just to keep us up dated as to how you are & what is new with you. I love & look forward to your posts & pictures.
Kaylene

Nancy said...

Wonderful FFF. Thanks for all the free patterns. Would love to win this thread. Nancy P.

Sally said...

Of course we understand. Thank you so much for all the wonderful patterns you've shared through the years. Best of luck. I'll be popping in to 'visit' now and then!

Penny said...

Thank you for all the wonderful patterns.

quiltsbycheryl said...

I have followed you for several years and just love all that you do!!! This last one is perfect for this fall! Thanks for all that you have shared with us and I will continue you to follow your blog and FB.

Teatime Creations said...

Thank you for all your wonderful patterns. It is so generous of you to share your creativity with us. Enjoy your new "free" tine.

Robin C said...

I have loved watching your journey, seeing your new home take shape, Frankie and Ollie, the beautiful scenery where you live and of course the quilts.

Debbie Lou said...

Thank you so much for all that you have shared with all of us. You are very generous with your talents. I enjoyed all your "Friday Freebies" and really like this new one. Enjoy yourself and take care. spoofs@juno.com

Brenda said...

Thank you for all the First friday freebies. They were very much appreciated. Enjoy your weekend.

Sally Mckay said...

God Bless you and your health and Mr.PQ

Juels said...

Beautiful threads! I have wanted to try these for a while now. Thank you. Happy Creating!

KarenQ said...

Kaaren, you are an awesome lady! I started following you several years ago while I was still in the work force. I have now been retired for over a year and enjoy your posts even more. Thank you for all the FFF's and all you have shared about your lovely and challenging life.

Karen Qualls
Fountain Valley, CA
Mrskarenqualls@gmail.com

apple blossom said...

sorry to see the FFF ending. I've enjoyed the, but I know how it is. I had to make changes in my blogs this fall also.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

colleen said...

Kaaren, Thank you and so glad you are setting your self free. I think it is so much nicer to give gifts as you see something something that you know is perfect for the reciepreant than to "have" give because of a date on the calendar
Colleen

Bonnie58 said...

Thanks so much for sharing. Good luck in your future endeavours.

Marsha Hodgkins said...

Kaaren, I can understand how time consuming this was for you. It was a great thing to do, it's time has come and you are ready to move on. It was sweet of you to let everyone know your 40 Freebies will still be available.
Marsha.hodgkins@yahoo.com

Deb G. in VA said...

Thank you for all the great patterns. I love reading your blog.

Ann said...

Once again I want to thank you for sharing,, you will be missed,, I will always follow you and wish the best in everything you do.

Cheers Ann

Teri721 said...

Just found you via Facebook and Wool Applique. Love, Love, Love your designs. Recently started using the Valdani threads but only have a few colors.

Unknown said...

I understand your decision to stop the FF. I wish you continued success with your designing. I especially wish you continued good health for years nd years. rcwliberty@gmail.com

quiltingtaylormade said...

Thank for all the many freebies. You are so kind to share your designs. I'm looking forward to seeing your project in Primitive Quilts !! marshmarin@aol.com

suesinger said...

I enjoy your blog, especially the snow stories.

Jackie said...

You've been so generous to the quilting community! I much rather like the idea of your designing with freedom rather than with a schedule in mind. Maybe it's because I'm still working but it sounds more like work when there is a deadline!

gmom2ten said...

Love your designs. I am new to working with wool and haven't been to your site often, but will be going back thru your other freebies. Thanks so much for them! I can understand why you are stopping them. Wish I would have gotten involved sooner.

Cathy Jones said...

Thank you for being so generous with your patterns and time. I hope your new adventure brings you the happiness you so deserve!

colleen said...

I am replying to myself so I do not post twice. Silly me I did not read your blog post all the way or who knows but I did go back and read it and realized you reached your Facebook goal congradulations and are giving away threads thank you
I pray for you and again thank you
Colleen

Verna G said...

You have been so generous with your freebee's and I have made a few of them. But, I do realize how much time they must take and your need to concentrate on other activities. Needless to say, I will continue to check your blog regularly just to see what you are up to.

Nancy in IN said...

Thank you so much for all the patterns you have provided. Best of luck in your new adventure.

Lindah said...

What a charming design! Fall is my favorite time of year. I surely support you in eliminating some of the deadlines. You have been so generous with your creativity. I will continue to anticipate your posts.

Janice said...

You have been so generous with your FFF and I'm sure that we have a wonderful selection to keep us going for a long time. You are so generous with your giveaways.

Glenda said...

Ohhhh, those threads have such a rich sheen. How kind of you to offer a give-a-way. Follow your passion. Inspiration is a gift in itself and you are such an inspiration to many, many grateful people.

Kristy said...

You have given us so many wonderful designs. Thanks for all of your time and willingness to share. It is good to know when to stop and take time for your own passions. This is a very cute pattern. I have just jumped into wool and I am enjoying the hand stitching a lot! Thanks again. K-

Jane S. said...

You've shared so many wonderful designs with us! How very fitting that this last FFF is an autumn wall hanging.

Thank you for the chance to win the Valdani, too. Lovely colors. :)

margaret said...

great fall design to end your freebies with. Look forward to seeing what you will be stitching in the next 5 years. Threads look so colourful

Lou said...

Thank you for all Karen ;)

Caroline said...

Thank you for all the lovely freebies and I wish you success in your future.

Frankie Carson said...

Those threads are stunning!
Frankie
Knitwitsowls@gmail.com

Kim said...

Kaaren, you certainly have been an inspiration to me. I loved the Friday freebie but, I do know why and and admire you for your decision. Love Valdini...good luck in your adventures...

antique quilter said...

as always thank you for sharing your designs with us and all the time you take to share your beautiful work with us. It has been fun to see your work over the years. I love your blog, you always inspire me. Good luck with your next chapter. Simplifying is good, deadlines are not fun!
just keep sharing your quilts in progress and what your doing for yourself with us PLEASE!
Kathie

antique quilter said...

Oh I have been wanting to quilt a few little quilts with these threads thank you for the chance to win them and congrats on over 1,000 WOW
but I am not surprised your very inspirational
Kathie

Unknown said...

thankyou so much for your first friday freebies i have enjoyed sewing some of them but understand you dont need the extra pressure we all put on extra pressure on ourselves all the time silly us. the threads look beautiful can understand why you like them elizabeth

Unknown said...

dont understand this some of the time it should have included my email address elizabethstreeter21@gmail.com but when checked it went to someone else
so here is the second attempt elizabeth

Marian said...

Thank you for all the beautifull patterns you have shared with us. Much succes with your next things to do in your life.
And thank you for this give-away, it looks georgeous.
Greetings,
Marian

Janet said...

Your FFF will be missed but I understand completely. As always I will read your blog and comment when I can. I always say quilt blogs keep me sane.I look forward to reading what you are up to next. Just in case I am no reply here is my email mudd4chewee@gmail.com. Take care and happy stitching.

Maggey and Jim said...

So happy for you and this new journey. I have watched you for many years, enjoying your blog and all your creations. Your work is beautiful. God bless you.
Maggey

Ronda said...

Kaaren you have given so much of yourself in your beautiful designs and I am so thankful that you have shared them with us. Each FFF has been so much fun to make. I know you will enjoy this next season of quilting and I will continue to watch in magazines and blog land to follow to your work.
clementsrandy@yahoo.com

Donna W said...

Will miss your patterns, but you must follow your passion. I look forward to seeing the fruits of your new journey.

paulette said...

THANK you once again, Kaaren!! I know I for one REALLY appreciated your free patterns. You put the FUN in Fun Fridays!! Thanks so much for your generosity and designs! You are one talented lady!!
Big hug!
P

Susie Hoover said...

I love Valdani thread and would love to win your set! Thanks for all you've done for us and I'll continue to follow! Here's to Creative Juices!

dmf said...

Thanks Kaaren for all the wonderful patterns, and wishing you much success in your endeavor! Love to work with Valdani threads. Dee

Deb said...

Thank you for all of the wonderful patterns over the many Friday's! Your thread is beautiful and I would consider myself very lucky if I won it! Thanks again.

Lilian Pilar said...

Kaaren, muchas gracias a ti por todo tu amor para con nosotros...
tus diseños me gustan mucho,
Felicitaciones!!!
Abrazos para ti y tu marido

lipiroca23@gmail.com

Karen said...

Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful designs with us. You are so very talented! Wishing you health and happiness in the days ahead.
Those threads are gorgeous!
mom2j at hotmail.com

Erin in MI said...

Kaaren - you have done a great job for these last 5 years and I know you will continue to do so in other ways :) Just keep plugging along :) I'd love to win your threads!

The Prairie Stitcher said...

Kaaren - Thanks for all the designs you have given us. Good luck in your future endeavors. Your last free design is adorable. I'd love to win your threads. (e-mail - janrich35@gmail.com)

bolero said...

Merci pour ce que vous partagez avec vous.J'aime ce que vous faites et vous admire.

Tammy said...

I love fall and this sampler is just awesome. Thank you for sharing so many beautiful designs!!

Candace said...

Darling FFF, Kaaren! I hope we don't lose you as a blogger. It's just the FFF you're giving up?
Cheers!

4e1ba00c-3619-11e4-a1fa-0777a06de01c said...


Thank you for all the Friday Freebies you have offered over the years.
Will keep up with all your adventures through you wonderful blog. May this be a freeing time in your life that you can enjoy your designing without feeling rush or on a time limit..
Wonderful Fall Freebie - will think of you as I gather the things to make it..
Thanks so much!!
MaryLou
Fun4Me1249@aol.com

MoeWest said...

Congratulations on this milestone and a big thank you for the FFF designs you shared with us. Have fun working through your quilty to-do list.

Kaffy said...

I have so enjoyed your freebies but I can certainly understand needing to let go of the schedule.

Sure hope to win the thread--that would be a real treat!!

Karen said...

You have given us more than you know. Of course your true followers will still read your blog.

Thanks.

Karen
Boogabearw@cox.net

Patty said...

Thank you Kaaren, I have enjoyed your First Friday Freebies, and appreciate you creativity, as well as the time and effort it has taken to put them together. Good luck accomplishing your "To Do" list, if it's anything like mine it is quite long! ;)

Angelia Lanouette said...

Thank you for all the beautiful freebies that you have created and generously shared with us.

DianneB said...

Thanks for all the beautiful patterns you've shared so generously. I always like seeing your comments on blogs we both follow. All the best!!

Colleen said...

I am so happy for your designing venture. Thank you so much for all the freebies! I enjoyed them!

Teri said...

Thank you for the beautiful fall wall hanging....I hope I can get it finished to use this year....

Sandy Johnson said...

Thank you so much for all you have given us. I have made several of your designs and have all the patterns in a notebook called Simply Kaaren.Can't wait to start this one.Thank you again for being so generous.

lynneUSA said...

Love your blog and all you do, the FFF was just a bonus

linda ehly said...

Completely understand the need for changes, it's time to do what you want when you want (you've earned it). Your blog is wonderful and I will continue to follow. Sending a big thank you for the generous patterns you have shared. Love the fall pattern!!!

Kurt Schindler said...


You have been more than generous sharing your talents. Best of luck working on that "to do" list .

Charlotte
kurtschindler111@gmail.com

Conni said...

You are so generous! I have enjoyed many of your freebies over the years. Many thanks.

linny said...

Thank you for all the wonderful free patterns you've provided over the last few years. Always enjoy reading your blog.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Kathy H said...

Another wonderful pattern. Thank you so much. I enjoy reading your blog even without the free patterns so will continue to have fun reading what you are up to. Good luck on your next adventure.

Linda H said...

Thanks for all the wonderful free designs you have given so generously. Have lots of fun with your extra "free time". I'm sure it won't be free for long- you will fill it with wonderful projects and things to do.. Thanks also for the Valdani thread giveaway.. count me in please.

lvkwilt said...

Thank you so much for all your designs and inspiration. You inspired many with your valiant fight with cancer and I'm sure you have touched many who also faced that battle. Please do take time for yourself. I have a bucket list myself and it is so easy to do for others and not for yourself. It's okay to be selfish! Thank you for your blog, which I enjoy, and enjoy your "me" time!

roccagal said...

thanks for all you have shared! Your blog will always be among my faves!!

Bamasphynx said...

Thank you for the lovely pattern. Enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for the nice giveaway. love the colors. I look forward to what happens in the future.

Debbie said...

Can't wait to start this free patterns. Thanks. Don't know if I am a no reply or not so...drhodes9@cox.net

Jeanette Armstrong said...

What lovely coloured threads. Good luck with your future projects :)
Netty.armstrong@googlemail.com

suz said...

we have all been so fortunate that you are not only very talented, but very generous with your talents! thank you so much.
Love this little sampler - the scarecrow is precious!

terriquilts said...

Aww, super cute design! Thanks for all you've done for us over the years, Kaaren. Love all your designs and those threads are gorgeous! Have fun checking off items on your to-do list.

Cuqui said...

Es lindísimo!!! Enhorabuena!!!

Kala said...

Thank you for sharing your talent! Your blog is one of the highlights of blogland!