Wednesday, July 4, 2012

"Feathers, Flowers, and Fruit"

I am finally ready to share a photo of the class project for the Salty Yarns October event (Ocean City Stitcher's JamboreeOctober 12-14, 2012) is titled "Feathers, Flowers, and Fruit"...and I am just tickled with how it turned out! In this class, the project focuses on a framed sampler design and two coordinating needlework smalls (a scissor fob and a snippet receptacle). The project is stitched on 30-count linen (Parchment by Weeks Dye Works) with WDW cotton floss...and the class will cover the stitching of the sampler and needlework smalls, working the specialty stitches, tips and tricks for Cross Stitch over-one linen thread, finishing techniques for both of the needlework smalls, personalizing your smalls, and making twisted cord. Stitches in the project include: Cross Stitch over-two linen threads, Cross Stitch over-one linen thread (minimal - personalization only), Back Stitch, Smyrna Cross Stitch, Satin Stitch, Ladder Stitch (finishing), and Whip Stitch (finishing). I am so happy with the "snippet receptacle", which many of you may call an "ORT box" measures 3.5" H x 4" W x 2.75" D...this piece just makes me happy! The class kit will be all-inclusive, with the exception of framing materials...and will include (as usual) my extensive project binder with color photos and finishing tutorial. For more information about this special event visit: or
As with all Blue Ribbon Designs class projects, this design will not be available to the general public until approximately one year after the event.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about this special class project and seeing the photos...and for those of you attending, I hope this project exceeds your expectations!


  1. Beautiful project! I love the robin.

  2. It's too cute Belinda!
    Love the birds, owl,everything about it.

  3. Every thing is so beautiful, thanks for sharing, hugs.

  4. Oh my goodness! What a terrific piece -- the birds, the houses and the alphabet. I know the attendees will enjoy this piece! Way to go, Belinda!

    Happy 4th of July to you!


  5. Love the ORT box! Your students will love this!

  6. ohhhh that is soooo cute ... pity I can't hop on over and join in the fun .... will have to wait until it comes out *sigh ....
    happpy fourth of july too :) love mouse xxxxx

  7. Hi Belinda,

    Love the design, the ort box, and the scissors fob!

    You are going to love the shop and I hope it will be a sunny beautiful weekend at the beach. But it will still be lots of fun even it it's raining! :-)

    See you in October at the Salty Yarns!

    Windy Meadow

  8. OH how wonderful that project looks! I look forward to you releasing it to the general public as I won't be able to come to the class.

    Keep up the GREAT DESIGNING work!!!

  9. I love the design and look forward to seeing you in October. I can't wait to do the ort container. Very cute.

  10. Beautiful as usual. Have a great time.


  11. Belinda - this is a stunning project! I love it. I'm up to my elbows in a baby sampler for our next Grandson, or I'd be getting on to your designs that I have here. So much fun! Wish I could go to that retreat!

  12. Wow! This really makes me want to attend the Jamboree! I go to Salty Yarns every summer but I've never attended a stitching retreat. Maybe this will be the year! Do you know who the two other featured designers are?

    1. Hi Kate,

      I am responding here, in hopes you will see my answer, as you are a "no-reply" blogger. The other two designers are By The Bay Needleart and Shakespeare's Peddler. I would love to see you attend and meet you! :-)

    2. Oh no, what does "no-reply blogger" mean and how do I fix it?

      I am excited to hear one of the other designers is Shakespeare's Peddler. One of my favorites!