Monday, July 1, 2013

"Red Rosies and Pink Posies"

As many of you know, I am participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day in November – I'll walk 60 miles in San Diego, CA over the course of three days with my fabulous "Twinkle Toes" team members and hundreds, possibly thousands of other women and men....all of us with a common goal to raise funds for breast cancer research, scientific programs and community-based breast health and education programs. I started my journey, fundraising, and training last November...walking over 800 training miles to date...and I plan to take every single step of the 60 miles in 3 days this fall! All walkers are required to raise at least $2300.00 to participate...but my true goal is actually $7,500 (I know it seems outrageous, but I believe it is totally doable!)...

So, here is where my new "pink" design "Red Rosies and Pink Posies" comes into is an exclusive Blue Ribbon Design, available only to those who donate a minimum of $15.00 to my fundraising page (all proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen 3-Day) gift to you for supporting me and this incredibly worthwhile cause.

First I will tell you how to get this very special design...please read the instructions carefully:
  1. Visit my fundraising page:
  2. Make a minimum donation of $15.00.
  3. Send me an e-mail (designer @ with "Red Rosies and Pink Posies" in the subject line. The body of the message can be as simple as "I made a donation".
  4. I will verify your donation and reply to your message with a PDF attachment of the design.
Easy Peasy!

If you made a donation before I posted this information, simply follow steps 3 and 4 and I will get this special design sent to you, as well - you are not required to make an additional donation.

Please note, it is not feasible for me to sit at the computer all day and respond immediately - please give me 24-hours to reply to your message - I promise to respond to your message as soon as possible. Also, this gift is only available as a PDF file via e-mail, following the instructions above - I will not be mailing printed charts.

About this exclusive design:
"Red Rosies and Pink Posies" is a sampler box-top (also suitable for framing) and three needlework smalls (scissor fob, pin pillow, and needlebook tag). The PDF chartpack is set-up like all my printed Blue Ribbon Designs and includes: a color photo, charting for each of the four pieces (sampler for box-top and three needlework smalls), stitching instructions, stitch diagrams, complete finishing instructions for all four pieces, template for needlebook tag, and alphabets/numbers for personalizationYou will need Adobe Reader to view/print the e-mailed chart and contents. 

The PDF chartpack will include a complete supply list and a listing of finishing materials...the model was stitched on 40-count "Linen" hand-dyed fabric from Weeks Dye Works with Weeks Dye Works cotton floss (DMC conversions are provided). I used a pink wooden craft box I found at Michaels (ArtMinds Pink Craft Box from Michaels – 218559 UPC 400100983584 – approximately 8" H x 8⅜" W x 1¾" D)...but several other options are listed for those who cannot find the exact box or do not have a Michael's in their area...and remember, you may need a different size of box, should you stitch the design on a different count of fabric (or you may choose to frame the design).

One more thing, please remember: "Red Rosies and Pink Posies" is protected by copyright law and is meant for personal stitching only by the donating recipient. I kindly ask, please do not share, email, or post the PDF file on the Internet; if your friend(s) would like to stitch this design, please encourage them to visit my fundraising page ( and make a donation to the cause...after-all, ALL proceeds are benefiting the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. Thank you for respecting my copyright.

Finally - please help me spread the word...if you like the design or think your friend(s) would like it, please share a link to this post on your blog, Facebook, message boards, or other social media...I would really appreciate it!

You can read some of the reasons I decided to take this journey on my fundraising page. I'll be keeping all of my donors in mind, and in my heart, as I walk 60 miles in San Diego in fact, I plan to have a complete list of all donors with me for motivation - if you are making a donation honoring a loved-one or you are a fighter or survivor, please note that in your e-mail - I would be proud and honored to walk for you! Thank you so much for your love and support...


  1. What a wonderful design that you have created for this worthy cause, Belinda! Best wishes to you as you go on this walking journey!


  2. Great idea to help raise money for your walk! I'm on it and will share it with others.

  3. Hiya I'd love to support but my credit card is a bit sad until the 15th. Will we still be able to donate (and get our hands on this gorgeous design) then?

    1. Yes, absolutely! The walk is in November, so this special design will be available until that time. Thank you!

  4. I would love to get this! I went to the donate page. What do I write in the blanks?

    1. Thank you so much for your comment and willingness to support me on my Komen 3-Day journey. Are you are having difficulties with the Komen 3-Day website? - if so, I will definitely get a message sent to their webmaster listing the problem you are having. I am not sure of the "blanks" you are referring to in your message. If you would like to make a donation to receive the chart - please visit: - then click on the box in the upper left-hand corner that states "click to donate to Belinda in 2013". A screen will come up where you enter your personal information and donation amount - if you are seeing blanks on this screen, I am not sure why - no one has reported that to me before, I would have to check with the Komen 3-Day webmaster. I haven't had any other people (recently) let me know of issues - there was one a few months ago, but it was an issue with their bank information (they were overseas)...and there have been a couple problems with a certain web browser, but I can't remember which one - but trying a different browser may fix your issue.

      It means the world to me that you would like to support this worthy cause and I truly thank you for your willingness to make a donation - this destructive disease touches all of us and every little bit can make a difference. Thank you for your generosity (and your patience).

      I will also get "Red Rosies and Pink Posies" sent to you with your donation...

      Please let me know if I can assist you further, or if you continue to have issues with their website...and thanks again!


  5. I just followed your instructions and donated!!!! Its so beautiful. You are so talented. Thank you.