Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year's Eve Day

Hello friends and followers! Thank you for hanging out while I took a little break from my blog posts. Like most, the holiday season has been a little hectic for me, as I struggled to balance family/friends, holiday plans, and my business obligations. I sure could use a "sewing day" to clear my head and regroup. I have been frantically working on two teaching designs for 2010...stitching so much, my fingers are bleeding. I have also been trying to get several new designs "in-the-works" for the Nashville Needlearts Market in February. Things here have been insane to say the least, and I am starting have a short fuse. I did have a lovely Christmas holiday, made so very special by my good friends and family....and it was definitely a white Christmas, as snow has continued to fall here on a daily basis.

Speaking of snowfall, I wanted to share this beautiful ornament with you! This snowflake arrived in my mailbox yesterday, all the way from England....and let me tell you, the photo does not do it justice. This lovely hand-beaded ornament came from Lindsay and it is gorgeous! Lindsay posted on an earlier blog entry (December 5th) that she would like to do a snowflake ornament exchange with I sent her some machine embroidered snowflakes and she sent me this beautiful work of art - thank you Lindsay!

As 2009 comes to a close, I would like to thank all of you for supporting my blog journey and Blue Ribbon Designs. You continue to inspire me with your creativity, kindness, and generous spirits! 2009 has been a successful year for me (and my business) and that would not be possible without each and every one of you. As we prepare for 2010, take a moment to reflect on the past year and all the many blessings you have in your life...look at all the beautiful stitching and/or sewing projects you have accomplished. Wishing you a happy, healthy 2010 filled with joy, laughter, and creativity!


  1. Wishing you a prosperous 2010, Belinda! May you find some "me" time soon.
    Perhaps you could share Lindsay's blog or persuade her to share her beading prowess with us. Her ornament is stunning. I would love to learn to do some beautiful beading.

  2. I'm so glad I don't have to stitch shop models anymore! You have my deepest sympathy...but get busy. I'll probably want to buy whatever you're desperately trying to get ready for market. LOL

  3. Happy New Year to you Belinda! I hope your 2010 is a wonderful, happy, healthy year for you and yours. Can't wait to see what you design for us in 2010!

  4. Beautiful snowflake, Lindsay did a great job.

    Happy new year

  5. What a lovely snowflake. Have a Happy New Year.

  6. Happy New Year to you and yours!!


  7. Lovely work - happy new year to you.
    Love Michelle x

  8. I'm glad you like it. Your one's arrived here a few days ago but I've hardly been home to let you know and they are stunning, Thank you so much.

    Happy New Year