Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A BIG Mysterious Announcement!

Today is the day! I can finally share with you some details on a HUGE project I have been working on for several weeks. I have been invited by the needlework distributor
Norden Crafts to be their next mystery sampler designer - yep, that's right I have designed the next project for the Mystery Sampler Club!

For those of you who are not familiar with the Mystery Sampler Club...you have to sign up with your favorite needlework shop (you can only get it through a needlework shop - your shop of choice - LNS or ONS) - they will have all the details for the program. There will be three parts to the "mystery sampler" - the first part is scheduled to be released in January - the second part in February - and the third part in March....together all three parts make one large sampler...with a photo of the entire project to be released with the third and final installment (hence the "mystery"). Many of you are familiar with the Lizzie Kate "Very Scary" Mystery Sampler and the With Thy Needle & Thread "Birds of a Feather" Mystery Sampler - this is the very same program.

Still keeping you in "suspense", here are a few details I can share about my "mystery" with you...

  • It has a "springtime" theme...
  • Each chart will contain a fun finishing idea...
  • Collect all three designs to unlock a mystery bonus on my website when the 3rd and final part is released...
  • The first part is set to be released on January 21, 2013...
  • Stitch count for the entire sampler is 150H x 300W - each installment will be approximately 150H x 100W...
So there you have it - the big announcement I have been waiting to share with you - I hope you will join in my excitement and contact your needlework shop of choice for all the details! 

(NOTE: before you comment/post "I don't have a local needlework shop" - contact the shop where you purchase your stitching stash (charts and supplies)...it can be a local shop OR an online needlework shop...OR visit the "Locate" page on my website for a list of shops that will be able to assist you.)

Start out your New Year with a fun, new, springtime project!


  1. Cannot Wait!!! This is a great 2013 Project!!!!!

  2. WOW! Congratulations!!
    I can't wait to see your design.

  3. Hi Belinda - I can't wait to see this design either. What fun for you to have designed this and what great fun for us stitchers. Congratulations to you for being chosen to do this!

  4. Congratulations to you, Belinda! What a terrific way to bring in 2013 with a springtime mystery!


  5. Sound like a winner to me and something I will definitely get to work on.

    Karen C.

  6. Nice! I look forward to it I'm sure it will be awesome!

  7. This is awesome news! Where on earth do you find the time to do everything that you do? I will have to find a shop I guess lol

  8. My LNS majors in needlepoint, so I use The Silver Needle in OK as my ONS...I fired off an email to them after I read your announcement, and they were quick to respond that the shop owner, Lindy, had read it also and will be carrying it-Yay! They'll email as soon as they have it and I'll be swiping my virtual plastic so fast it'll burn up the wires 'twixt here and The Silver Needle. Thanks, Belinda!

  9. I love your designs so I will be checking with my needlework shop as soon as I can.

  10. Can't wait to see another one of your beautiful designs and this one look like a lot of fun. Can't wait to see it.

  11. I would love to sign up...however living in Lesvos Greece I really DON'T have a Needlework shop within 1,000km!!!

  12. Is there a list of thread used so that those of us who own a "mini store" don't have to buy the thread pack? Love the your designs and the idea of a mystery from you is just too tempting.

    1. Penny - I am replying here in hopes that you will see my answer, as you are a no-reply blogger (therefore I have no other way of contacting you). In order to keep the mystery sampler somewhat of a "mystery" - Norden Crafts has asked I do not list the fabric or threads until the 1st chart is available. The first installment will be released on January 21st and a complete supply listing will be available at that time (a DMC conversion will also be listed). Thank you for your enthusiasm and patience!