Monday, July 23, 2012

Stitching & Sewing

I have been on a very creative path since my last post. As far as cross stitch, I have been working on needlework smalls and a tutorial for a class coming up later this year, I have been preparing five new Blue Ribbon Designs for printing...and I finished charting and started model stitching magazine pieces for both The World of Cross Stitching Magazine and Cross-Stitch & Needlework Magazine. There will be more details on each of these designs coming in the future....

I have also been keeping busy with sewing and quilting. I finished a birthday gift for my dear friend Lorrie - a knitting needle case using the Blueberry Crumb Cake fabric line by Blackbird Designs for Moda....I had been wanting to make Lorrie one of these cases since she admired one I made for my friend Merry last Christmas. This tri-fold case has plenty of pockets for knitting needles (with a fabric flap pocket cover) and a zippered pouch built it folds up and ties closed to make it perfect for travel.

My Etsy shop also has new pincushions for sale. I have had several requests for more Blueberry Crumb Cake and Beach House tuffets (to match my stitch starter ruler pockets and stitching pouches), so the ones pictured below have been listed....

I also completed this custom purple set for one of my Etsy Shop frequent buyers - I had fun working on this special project...

I have ten of my new project bags cut and ready to be pieced this week...I just need a few more hours in each day (don't we all?). I also have a pile of needlebooks ready for assembly (which I know several of you are anxiously awaiting)...I am hoping to get to those soon, as well. With massive model stitching on my plate and my husband being home on vacation this week, my time is a little limited...but I will do my best to get these new items completed/listed soon....


  1. They all so pretty ,,
    Hugs xxx

  2. Wow, what a collection of tuffets you created, Belinda! Love the purple set and the knitting needle case! Lucky Lorrie on receiving it! Looking forward to seeing your project bags!


  3. Oh, what a pretty project pouch.
    Love the Blueberry Crumb Cake fabric.
    Greta projects Belinda.

  4. Very cute little projects!! Thanks for sharing. Isn't it nice to have a small project to get done quickly?!? Fun fun!

  5. Lovely works!!! I love so much blue!!!

  6. So many lovely goodies love all the Blue, thanks for sharing , hugs.

  7. Great goodies! Love the purple set!

  8. Love all your new goodies! Looking forward to seeing your new designs, wow, 5!!!!
    Remember to take time for YOU!
    Judy in Kansas