Friday, February 5, 2021

Out of My Comfort Zone

©Copyright 2021 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC
Well, I finally did it - I jumped into the deep end and did something I have shied away from for many years...yep, I finally posted a FlossTube video...actually, it may be too soon to call it a FlossTube video...for now, we'll just call it a video. I figured with new designs coming out soon, it was time to stop over-thinking it and go for it...and of course, it is another step forward in finding my worth. Yes, it needs improvement... and yes, I almost deleted it before anyone could see it...and yes, it is completely out of my comfort as far out of my comfort zone as you can get. For better or worse, it's now out in the universe (or should I say YouTubeland), so there is really no going back now. We'll see where it goes from here - if you like it and would like to see more, I will start filming additional video clips...if I get a negative response and I scare everyone, I'll find a place to bury it and it will be the one and only...I'll see what it looks like in a day or two...

Episode One is called "Figuring Things Out & A Sneak Peak (Next Time - Better Lighting)." It was filmed in a small corner of my sewing room (studio) and I give you a brief introduction to me and Blue Ribbon Designs. It has a sneak peek of a new cross stitch sampler coming out soon and I talk a little bit about two other designs I will be releasing with it. I also do a show and tell with my latest quilt pattern designs. 

Mostly, I was proud that I figured out how to write and post the closed captioning with the video - this was important to me and I am so glad I got it to work. It's the little things...

You can find Episode One on my YouTube Channel or you can view it here: 

Let me know if you want to see more - if I have some subscribers and the views/likes/comments are positive, I'll make time to create additional content...

For now, I am back to my happy place - I have to finish piecing a new quilt design and get the finishing touches done on my new cross stitch always, my list is long. Thanks for stopping by for a visit today...wishing you a happy and productive weekend...


  1. Hi Belinda..just watched your first video. It was great! Love hearing what you're working on and sneak peaks of what's coming soon. Look forward to future videos..

  2. Hi Belinda..just watched your first video. It was great! Love hearing what you're working on and sneak peaks of what's coming soon. Look forward to future videos..

  3. As I told you, it was fantastic! You go girl! You’re a natural. Already looking forward to the next installment. ❤️

  4. Hi Belinda, great video! You are a natural. Glad you are settled and finding joy in the creative process. I look forward to "seeing" you again in a video soon. Congrats and moo at the cows for me...

  5. Good for you , wishing you all the best for the future .
    I will be looking out for your new charts .
    Can't believe it is two years already that you moved .
    Have a good week.

  6. Oh dear friend, it was awesome. Loved seeing you and what you are creating (or have created). Looking forward to seeing your new designs. How does one subscribe? xoxoxo

  7. Hi Belinda! I loved your video. I have cross-stitched some of your designs, including Blue Jeans and Daisies, which I enjoyed so much. I am glad you are making changes to do what is fulfilling for you. I don't usually sew/quilt, but am definitely tempted by that totebag from the 5" squares! I understand about the framed pieces. We moved 4 years ago and I have hardly hung anything yet. Seems too daunting to figure out what to put where!
    Blessings to you,
    Jean B in PA

  8. Your cross stitch patterns are so much fun to stitch.

  9. Woo hoo! Good stuff! You did great - can’t wait for “My Favorite Things” since they are mine, too. Looking forward to the next installment. Be well.

  10. Welcome to Flosstube Belinda:) You're a natural, looking forward to more. Happy Valentines Day, enjoy!