Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Striking Stitches

It's been a finishing frenzy in the Blue Ribbon Designs studio over the last few weeks. I have been super focused and working round the clock to finish up the projects on my to-do tables, while trying to manage all the curve balls that life is throwing my way. I am SO ready to work on some of my own design ideas (I have a sketchbook full of ideas that I *need to* make reality and a pile of newly finished cross stitch models), but I am forced to make paying jobs my top priority. I have a long list of finishing clients to take care of before the holidays, along with piles of customer orders that arrived after my holiday finishing deadline (and keep arriving daily) for project bags and custom pieces - it is a balancing act to get everything accomplished. I have been working on a variety of creative activities, including: lots of needlework finishing, custom sewing, custom quilting and freelance designing...along with trying to get in a wee bit of personal sewing/quilting in each day for my own sanity. This time of year, I'm asked to keep many of my finishes a secret...but here is a picture album of some of the needlework finishing (that I can show off) that I completed over the last few weeks (not my designs or stitching, just my finishing work)…

Shepherd's Bush - Liberty

Foxwood Crossings - First Noel

 Threadwork Primitives - Kringle's Crow

Design by: The Blue Flower
From: 2020 Nashville Neeelework Market
"Happiness Is Homemade" Cookbook 

Homespun Collectibles - Star Santa

The Drawn Thread - Joys of Christmas Ornaments

Elizabeth's Designs - Old Fashioned Rounds II

Prairie Schoolers - 2019 Santa (sheep) and 2017 Santa (polar bear)
Flat finishes for easel display (no hangers)

Threadwork Primitives - Quaker Clover Pinwheel

I have some wonderful sewing and quilting projects to share soon...and don't forget, I will be showing off my latest Poppie Cotton quilt finish on October 28th during the Poppie Cotton Woodland Songbirds Fabric Tour...and it is a BEAUTY! I hope you will stop back again soon...thank you for visiting with me today...


  1. Great Finishing .
    Take care don't over do it.
    Your work is always so beautiful .
    Enjoy your day.

  2. Beautiful stitching & finishing.
    I hope you get some YOU time to work on your projects.

  3. Your creativity and eye for color are amazing, Belinda. Your clients are so lucky to be on the receiving end of that. Each one is beautifully finished. Well done! xoxoxox

  4. Belinda: Your finishing is beautiful.
    The Christmas Holiday is just around the corner, KI may not be ready.