No, I don't have any to offer today. I didn't find any neat new ones.
On one of the boards I frequent, some people were all in an uproar because they wanted a freebie someone posted a finish of. Someone said to email the designer, and then it came out that she had told them she wouldn't email it to anyone else, and that it was coming out as a for-purchase design. And GOOD LORD did the indignation get righteous. Accusations that that was poor marketing, and not fair. And rude that she wouldn't email it. And awful that she was making money off something that was free. BLAH BLAH BLAH. And then she replied that it was still on her blog, she just wasn't emailing. She also said she got several HUNDRED requests for it. I was so annoyed and so embarrassed to be on the same board as these women.
I don't understand what gets in the minds of people sometimes. Freebies are a privilege, not a right. A designer doesn't have to make them available at ALL, let alone at the drop of a hat to anyone who requests or demands them. That design was on her website for MONTHS. Now, as soon as she took it off, and a person has to do a titch of work to get it, suddenly it's the Holy Grail of designs and worth trashing a designer over? Because she legitimately wants to make money off it? As many of you might know (or just B . . .) I studied Arts Administration in college. Despite my best efforts to do otherwise, I did actually learn something, mainly, artists have a right to make money for the art they create. And they ultimately control the dispersal of their art. So, if you don't like it, make your own art.
And to get SNAPPY over it? COME ON! It's a cross stitch design. If you don't get it, there are plenty of other free designs out there. I have several binders of them, and a desktop full of the ones I just haven't printed to prove this theory--I been collecting freebies for 10 years and rarely stitch the ones from my collection (hmmm, that doesn't feel that good to admit). But I've seen people get such ATTITUDES over the one that they didn't get. Sandy from Sanman has caught holy Hell before by requesting that people join her website to get her free designs and then not share them, and that's pathetic. Now this. There are plenty of free designs I wish I'd gotten. BOAF has a couple, and it hurts me to see them finished and know I can't get them. Also EMS' Animal Babies. I didn't get them while they were free. But I'm not going to trash those designers because I didn't get lucky enough to get their gift designs. Maybe that's just me. Maybe I'm a freak. But I have enough to be legitimately upset about in my life rather than being annoyed about not getting a design I want sent to my inbox.
Sometimes it amazes me that grown women can be so childish.