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Anita's Stitching

I have begun stitching in 1978. For the last 10 years, my stitching has been with "smalls". I love to use beads and ribbons and always looking for new ways for finishing. My email addresses is

Friday, December 29, 2006

I have been stitching

I have a few more pieces to share before this year is over. Can you tell I am trying to beat the clock? I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Our neighbor invited us to join their family and my 3 years old had a great time playing with other kids and of course, he enjoyed all his christmas gifts. At the end of the Christmas day, he told me I am going to sleep now and please let Santa knows I want 3 more presents.

I have started this 2005 Told in the Garden Angel since November and finally I finished stitching it. The various shades of green definitely were driving me crazy. I did not like the beaded work I did in the middle the first time so I spent hours ripping the beads out and did my own version. I ended up using two different sizes of metallic gold beads. I am very happy with the result. I always use "thread heaven" for all my metallic filaments stitching. It is such a blessing. I have stitched the 1997 Told in the Garden Angel years ago and I am also attaching a picture of that piece as well. Can you tell the similarities between the two?

2005 Angel

1997 Angel

I also managed to stitch a Shepherd's Bush design "Christmas Joy" and I have made some changes to the original pattern and will eventually make it into a mini needleroll.

The last finish is Just Nan "Angel Melody" . It is a perfect design for a scissor fob. There are red and gold beads around the wreath. Scanner just does not do a good job when it comes to white, off white or beige fabric.


Blogger Sue said...

All of your finishes are wonderful. I love your angels.

5:17 PM  
Blogger Chelle said...

Great finishes! Love what you did with the SB design. Kewl idea!

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Sandra said...

Anita, your Angels are simply stunning, you must be sooo pleased with them. Whatever you have changed with the beading looks wonderful. Congratulations.

12:54 AM  
Blogger bunnyhead said...

Wow the angels are just beautiful!

7:16 AM  
Blogger Karoline said...

They're all lovely, congratulations

8:46 AM  
Blogger S said...

Your new finishes are beautiful. You sure have been a busy stitcher.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Lelia said...

Oh how beautiful!! Your projects are great. Yes, those angels do look similar in design. Glad you made those changes - terrific outcome : )

Happy New Year!

1:09 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Your finishes are beautiful Anita - it's nice to see those pretty TIAG angels stitched up

3:05 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

lovely angels and the SB design is great too. Good luck with your 2007 goals :)

2:20 PM  
Blogger Lana said...

Very beautiful stitching!

12:14 PM  
Blogger Needlearts Kelly said...

Beautiful holiday pieces. Your angels are inspiring - I think I will have to do the green one! Great work!

8:57 PM  

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