Friday, December 16, 2011

Especially For You

Today, I want to start by thanking all of my blog followers, friends, and fans; thank you keeping up with my blog, your comments, your support, and your encouraging words! Although I don't leave comments for all of you, I want you to know, I do keep up with your blog posts and find so much enjoyment reading about your projects and creativity. Over the last several months, I see I have quite a few new followers - WELCOME - I am so thrilled you found my blog.

If you are a regular reader of my Blue Ribbon Designs monthly newsletter, then you may have caught the fine print towards the end of the December said I would be posting a new complimentary cross stitch chart soon...and to show my appreciation to all my wonderful/creative/unique needlework fans, followers, and friends, I just posted it on my website a few minutes ago! This ornament design (shown right) may look familiar to some of you - it is called "Cardinals For A Cure" and was designed last year for Attic Needlework (Mesa, AZ) for use in the fundraiser cookbook "Recipes For A Cure" with net proceeds being donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. To those of you who supported this fabulous cause and made a donation for the cookbook, you are appreciated! I never did receive my copy of the cookbook, so I have no idea how it looked in print - but I certainly hope those of you who donated to receive this special recipe book were pleased. Since it has been over a year since the release, I thought I would share this complimentary chart with all the Blue Ribbon Designs fans - it is my holiday gift to you! I hope you have someone special to stitch this design for...or maybe you will splurge and stitch this design for still have time to complete it before Christmas.

So, how do you get this complimentary cross stitch chart?? Simply visit my website: and click on "Freebie" in the left-hand menu - you will see a photo of the "Cardinals For A Cure" ornament at the top of the webpage - click on the statement "CLICK HERE FOR CHART" (directly under the photo) - a new window will open containing the design in PDF form (you will need Adobe Reader to view/print the chart). Please do remember, this design is protected by copyright law - thank you for respecting my copyright.This is a large quality file and will take a moment to load. If you are receiving an error message when trying to open the chart, most likely, you are using an older version of Adobe Reader - you will need to update to the newest version to open the file. Still having difficulty? - make sure your virus protection software recognizes as a "safe site".

I hope you enjoy this special design - my holiday gift to you for your continued support, friendship, and encouragement...and if you haven't stitched any of my designs before, I hope this complimentary chart will entice you to purchase some of the larger designs in my catalog from your favorite needlework shop...

Thank you for bringing me joy - your support means the world to me...


  1. Belinda, I love this freebie although I did receive it when I bought the recipe book I kind of forgot about it so I am glad you posted it for a reminder. Maybe I can do this on my vacation. Thanks again. Hugs, Mary A.

  2. Thank you for this wonderful design.
    Happy holidays!

  3. I love cardinals. What a cute design.
    Thank you so much!

  4. What a wonderful design you created last year for such a worthy cause! And thanks for the reminder that I need to add it to my list for 2012!

    Enjoy your weekend, Belinda!


  5. Thank you so much for sharing this chart. It's lovely, and designed for such a worthwhile cause.

  6. ooooo beautiful :0 thanks ... I stitched something this year for the attic and hope to do so for next year as well :) may just manage to squeeze this one in for this year .. may be not for Christmas though love mouse xxxx

  7. Thank you! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

  8. Wow! how pretty ornament!Thank you so much for the lovely free pattern!
    Merry Xmas!!!!