Friday, September 21, 2012

"Roaming Reindeer" - Woodland Ornament Collection

"Roaming Reindeer"
The 2012 Just CrossStitch Christmas Ornament Issue has arrived! This publication continues to be a favorite of mine - I remember when I first started designing, it was my goal to be in this special magazine. I always enjoy paging through each section, reading the holiday stories, checking out the recipes...and perusing all the finished ornaments! I have been blessed to be invited to design a holiday ornament for this issue for the last seven years....and I have also been featured in several JCS Ornament Preview Issues. The last two years, I have been working on a woodland series of ornaments - the first appeared in the 2011 Ornament Preview Issue and was titled "Christmas Cottage" - followed by "Frosty in the Firs" in the 2011 Ornament Issue. This year I continued the set with "Woodsy Winter" in the Ornament Preview Issue and now "Roaming Reindeer" in the 2012 Ornament Issue. I have had quite a few questions on this series and how many are available - so if you are stitching or plan to stitch the entire set, there are currently four (show in order below). Will this series continue?? - well, we'll see if I get invited to design more ornaments in 2013...and where my creative journey takes me...stay tuned!

You can get more information and see photos of my designs in magazines/publications by visiting my website and clicking on "Magazines" in the left-hand menu.

Just CrossStitch 2012 Christmas Ornament Issue Cover

L to R: "Christmas Cottage" - "Frosty In The Firs" - "Woodsy Winter" - "Roaming Reindeer"

Blue Ribbon Designs will be featured in several upcoming publications - including the January 2013 Issue of Cross-Stitch & Needlework Magazine....and the The World of Cross Stitching: WOXS Issue 199 on sale in the UK on January 3, 2013.


  1. Congratulations on another wonderful contribution to JCS, Belinda! I like the reindeer in this year's ornament!


  2. i really love these sweet ornament..they are so sweet..
    love for you x

  3. I thought I had all the issues, was going to get everything ready to start and found out I don't have the preview issues; now I'm bummed. Maybe I can find old issues somewhere. The ornaments are adorable usual. Hugs Mary

  4. Another fabulous design Belinda! I'm still anxiously awaiting my copy of the ornament issue. Its arrival in Canada is delayed by several weeks.