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West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Counted Thread Needlework Designer
Interests: Needlework is my passion, obsession, and career. Who am I? I am a private person....a self-proclaimed control freak...most times a perfectionist....beyond organized....super analytical....and a little bit obsessive compulsive. I have a deep passion for all things done with a needle and thread - a lover of fabrics, fibers, and textiles. I am an admirer of the creative, unique, and artistic. I started Blue Ribbon Designs in early 2004; I specialize in counted thread cross stitch designs along with specialty hand finishing of needlework smalls. I enjoy reading about and studying antiques, textiles, and historic needlework... quilting, sewing, and machine embroidery (I absolutely adore my Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond and my Huskylock s25).
Recent Activity
Belinda is now following Penny@sewtakeahike
Jul 12, 2013
I am currently in love with the Baby Jane collection by Eric and Julie Comstock for Moda Fabrics...but of course, that is subject to change at any time - so many lovely fabrics on the market!
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2013 on Paper piecing Bundle giveaway! at sewtakeahike
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I'm so excited for these early summer favorite has got to be the Vintage Leaf Pins in Cream and Brown...FABULOUS!
You have the BEST trims - the Antique Pearl Center Trim is no exception - simply fabulous!
After downloading the full catalog...and drooling all over my keyboard, I must say everything is AMAZING - truly fabulous! My favorites are the zipper, vintage rhinestone, and vintage tape measure trims - along with all the trinket pins (especially the pearl butterflies). Wonderful new releases...just wonderful.
More fabulous sneak peeks - my wallet is going to be empty!! Hard to choose a a favorite again today, but I am going to go with the Kraft Flag Pins - perfect for so many projects!
These are some of the best trims and trinkets I have ever seen - there is absolutely no way I can choose a favorite - I want them all!! The Antique Pearl Center Flower Trim is AMAZING...the new trinket pins are "to die for"...and the Leaf Beads are a must have!
More fabulous peeks! I just love the Vintage Tape Measure Trims...they are wonderful! Each of the stamps is filled with inspiration...the spool sentiments are fantastic... I just adore your products!
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2012 on Maya Road Sneak Peek Day 2 at Maya Road Company Blog
I adore all the new products shown - so hard to choose a favorite...I'm going with the vintage wood birds - I can see these in so many wonderful projects! Can't wait to get my hands on all the new items!!
Very fun and manageable ideas - thank you!
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2011 on Quick Gifts at Maya Road Design Team
Another fabulous post filled with creative inspiration! Thank you for all the great ideas - and for providing product listings for each - the collaboration with Simple Stories has been AMAZING!
I absolutely ADORE this project - thank you for the inspiration!
Toggle Commented Dec 13, 2011 on Spool Christmas Tree at Maya Road Design Team
What a great mini album...I am feeling inspired! I'm really enjoying your collaboration with Maya Road...every day is a treat. Thank you for sharing a visual product list!
Belinda is now following Jacki
Dec 12, 2011
Belinda is now following Carrie
Dec 11, 2011
Simply GORGEOUS - I love everything about your album! The 25 Days of Christmas Collection Pack is perfect for so many projects...
Thanks for another inspiring post! I am really enjoying all the creative holiday ideas - simply wonderful...
I love all the great ideas for a mini memory book - I have several of these albums in my stash and you haven given me inspiration to make my own holiday book.
Such a creative and inspiring post - I am so glad I found your blog (via Maya Road) - I will be following faithfully! thank you for the inspiration....
Belinda is now following Simple Stories
Dec 5, 2011
What a truly inspiring post - fabulous eye candy! Beautiful and creative work....
Belinda is now following Caroline Lau
Nov 29, 2011
Belinda is now following Camille Roskelley
Nov 29, 2011
Belinda is now following BlythePonytailParades
Nov 29, 2011
Belinda is now following Patricia Lemberger Lessell
Nov 29, 2011