Monday, December 1, 2014

Counting the Days!

You all know that I L-O-V-E working with wool!

Well, not even an hour ago, I sewed the last stitch on my newest design called, "Counting the Days".

It's so new that I haven't even had time to stuff it yet!




I chose to make my sample into a seasonal, decorative pillow but the pattern easily lends itself to a wall hanging or can be used as the center medallion for a Christmas themed quilt.  When finished, it measures 19" x 13".

I stitched mine entirely by hand using over dyed wool and Valdani 12 wt threads.  However, the design is easily adaptable to cotton and machine applique. 

Included in the pattern are easy to follow detailed instructions as well as a full size, ready-to-use line drawing and a 4" x 6" color photo for easy visual reference.

The pattern is available for purchase in my Etsy shop HERE.



In about an hour, I leave for the hospital to have my yearly follow up CT scan.  

Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers that I remain cancer free.



Happy stitching!

23 comments:

Maxine said...

My prayers are with you.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Beautiful Kaaren! And my thoughts and prayers are with you today.

paulette said...

Kaaren, you have GOT it, now and always! Hang in there...I have a good vibe! Plus my fingers and toes are crossed!!
Love your pillow...like you, it's a winner!
Big HUG!
P

ali cia said...

Me encanta!!! como lo has hecho el quit utilizando tela de lana es precioso !!
Un abrazo

Jacqueline said...

Best wishes and prayers for your Scan.. I get mine the first week of January.

Love your work.

marie said...

Prayers for a clean scan, a wonderful Christmas present for you.

Das neue alte Haus said...

Dear Kaaren,
the design is so cute!!! i love it.

I'm not a believer, but I'm sure, that there is someone, who holds his hand over you.
Sincerely
Karina

Colleen Gander said...

Another winner design, Kaaren, I think it looks so woolly and warm, I want it across my knees today. Thinking of you and hope the roads are clear for your drive.

Janet O. said...

Such a cute pattern, Kaaren. : )
Praying for you!!!

Monica said...

What a wonderful design, Kaaren! I love that little line of stitching down the bear's stomach. :D

Best wishes for a good result from the CT! I have a similar test later this week.

barbara woods said...

praying for you

Lesley said...

Santa is such a perfect fellow...well done! Sending prayers and positive thoughts...

gracie said...

Love it

Joan said...

Lovely design! My prayers and thoughts are with you.

margaret said...

you are in my thoghts and prayers aa you undergo this latest san.

This is one if the nicest Christmas pillow/hangings I have seen lovely

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Karen,
hope your Scan will show a clean result, thinking of you.
Love your new design, especially the bear, it is so cute.
Heads up, even when the neck is too short.
Greetings,
Sylvia

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Es precioso!!!!!

wolfiestitchin said...

How nerv wrecking that scan must be. Will think about you and sending good vibes!!

Janet said...

Lovely design. Reminds me of your painting. You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers. Be careful traveling.

Dianne Cook said...

Hello Kaaren

Thanking of you and hope all goes well.

Dianne

Me and My Stitches said...

Another great pattern - thanks for your generosity! Sending you hugs and prayers!

Theresa Waite said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you for a good report following your scan. Happy stitching.

Pam in IL said...

Beautiful pillow. You're always in my thoughts and prayers.