cross-stitch designer, EMT, quilter, gardener,mother of 2 and a weiner dog

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

New website and new Freebie!

We  got our website up and running. www.needleblingdesigns.com. Click on the FREEBIE header and you will find our Holiday freebie: Holly Jolly Snowmen.  
"Holly Jolly Snowmen"
Happy Holiday and Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Camp Stitchmore Trunk Show

Would like to thank Nancy @ The Counted Thread in El Paso, TX for hosting a Needle Bling Designs Trunk show at her Camp Stitchmore Retreat, sounds like they had a blast! 
In the pic is 2 Camp Stitchmore Campers on the right is Terri Flores from Spokane, WA and on the left is Bobbie Clayton from Grapevine, TX. 

We have been busy trying to meet some deadlines here for 2 Magazines. Seems funny doing Christmas designs for next year Christmas issues.
Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Caramel layered Rice Krispies Treats

Thought I would share a favorite recipe with everyone.
My kids loved this treat growing up, and my 24 year old son (Benjamin) just asked if I would make them for him, and of course we aim to please our kids! I think it was more a treat for me to make them for him ! :) So I thought I would share them with you! Hope you enjoy!











Caramel layered Rice Krispies Treats
First Layer:
1/4 cup of butter  
4 cups mini marshmallows
4 cups Rice Krispies
Melt together the butter and mini marshmallows. When melted stir in the Rice Krispies.
Pour into a 9 x 13 buttered pan. Put into the frig for 20 minutes.

Second layer:
1 (14 oz) package of Caramels
3/4 cup butter
1(14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
Melt the above together and pour over the Rice Krispies, and refrig for 40 minutes

Third Layer:
1/4 cup of butter  
4 cups mini marshmallows
4 cups Rice Krispies
Melt together the butter and mini marshmallows. When melted stir in the Rice Krispies.
Pour over the caramel layer. Store in the fridge.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Winner for the Count Down to Halloween chart

I would like to thank everyone who liked us here or on our blog and left a comment! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments! You guys are really the best!
We have 6 winners for the "Count Down to Halloween" chart. The winners are..............................

Jacky Schmid
Karen Oliveira
Melanie Rowe
Sheri Poisson O'Neill
Cleary Kipe
and off our Blog: Faith (sorry no last name posted)

Please email us your address so we can get them in the mail to you right away, so you can stitch it up for Halloween!

Keep any eye out for an Halloween Freebie coming that everyone will be able to download and stitch!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

LAST DAY TO SIGN UP

Last day to sign up for the "Count Down to Halloween" charts to be given away!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Welcome October give away!!!!!!!!!!!!

To welcome October we are gonna have a give away. Like us here or on our blog and if you have already liked us then leave us a comment! So to welcome October the chart we are giving away is ....."Count Down to Halloween" Next Monday we will post the winners.. yes I said WINNERS! Good Luck everyone and happy October!https://www.facebook.com/pages/Needle-Bling-Designs/539628219404300
"Count Down To Halloween"

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Did a little fall decorating

Did a little fall decorating! Always fun to do! Love the colors makes your home feel so warm and relaxing. 

Front hallway


 love the witch hat!



Love the hair on this guy!


Corner hutch

Happy Fall y "all!
I  got some apples this weekend from my brother and sister in law and off to make some
apple pie bars.  So yummy!!!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fall Give Away!!!!!!!!!!!



Fall give away time! Like us here or on Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Needle-Bling-Designs/539628219404300?ref=hl)! Feel free to leave a comment if you have already liked us! On Friday we will draw 5 lucky winners for "Boo-tober"!
Boo-tober
Good Luck!
Remember to like us here or on Facebook!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Spooky EyeChart

Spooky Eye Chart Ornament is our design in Just Cross Stitch Magazine!!!!!!!!!!! 


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Bling from the Cauldron

Talk about some wild hair witches!!! This is a collaboration piece with "From the Cauldron" (Elizabeth -Dames of the Needle) her new trims are wonderful.  The chenille is included with the chart so you can create your own wild hair witches and steaming cauldron. See if you can stir with the Big Girls!

"Bling From the Cauldron"

New Release for Market

New Release
"Boo-tober"
Quick and Fun little stitch for Halloween on some fun fabric!
"Boo-tober"

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

New Release for St. Charles Market "Winter AWWWE'

New Release for St. Charles Market. 
"Winter AWWWE" the model will be in Norden's Room.

"Winter AWWWE"

Monday, August 19, 2013

New Release for St. Charles Market


Here is another new release for the St. Charles Market. Models will be in Nordens room! Check back tomorrow for another new release!



Count Down to Christmas

NEW St. Charles Market Release

We are so excited to show off one of our five New releases for Market. They can be seen in Norden's room.  First one up is: Count Down to Halloween
   
 NBD-05  Count Down To Halloween

Monday, July 22, 2013

2013 Just Cross Stitch Magazine

Here is a pic of our design in the Just Cross Stitch 2013 Halloween Magazine. It's called "Wild Things" the saying says: At tweleve o'clock on Halloween many wild things could be seen. Get your copy from your local needlework shop.


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tuesday Norden Crafts will be giving away autographed copies of Needle Bling Designs "Grow Giggles" all u have to do is leave a comment or like it when they make their post! Thanks to Norden for offering these fun contests!

Grow Giggles

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Happy Thursday!

Hope everyone is having a great day and getting alots of stitching done! Just finished a new design for Christmas to be release at St. Charles Market. Now have to pick the colors and fabric. When we get them picked we will post a pic!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July

Hope everyone is having a happy, fun, relaxing, and safe 4th of July holiday weekend!



Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fun things happening at Needle Bling

We have been busy at Needle Bling! Lots of new thing coming in the next few months!

 Just Cross Stitch Magazine has our Christmas ornament and our Halloween ornament along with a bigger Halloween piece! We have 3 more charts sitting here waiting on St. Charles Market in August. Hopefully one more will be done in time for market!

We are working with another designer on 2 projects that are turning out very fun, can't wait to share them with you!

Hope everyone is having a great summer!


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Just Cross Stitch 2013 Christmas Issue

Wowww! We just seen the front cover of the Just Cross Stitch 2013 Special Christmas Issue and we are on the Front Cover!!! Yayyy its Frosty Snowflake Front & Center! Soooo excited!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

New Releases for Needle Bling Designs

We are so exited to announce our very first 2 New Releases! They are Spangled Happiness & Grow Giggles! They both have a nice companion piece as well that can be used in different ways to decorate your special areas. Call your local needlework shop to purchase!

Spangled Happiness NBD - 1

Grow Giggles NBD - 2

Monday, April 22, 2013

April Showers Freebie

Woo Hoo..... Drum Roll Please.... Finally, here is our 1st Freebie!
Here is hoping for Spring with 6 - 10 inches of fluffy white stuff coming overnight in the end of April.
This design was designed for a friend of our's for her stitching retreat.
We hope you enjoy stitching it and let it bring some spring to you.



Click here to download a printable version of April Showers

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

New design

Mailed off our design for the Halloween issue of Just Cross Stitch Mag. Now to finish the Halloween ornament and Christmas ornament.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

First Design

Our first design is designed and sent off to our wonderful model stitcher, second design is waiting for her! Were very excited to be designing and cant wait to see  what is a head for Needle Bling designs!