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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

Monday, June 18, 2007

Box Style Pinkeep

I called this "Box style pinkeep" because the construction of it is like a box. I used cardbord to make the top, bottom and the sides. It is more time consuming than the mattress pinkeep and I kept on asking myself why am I doing this? The assembly part of it was using a "curve needle" to attach the top and bottom pieces to the box frame. The design is from Tristan Brooks and it is called Elizabethan pincushion. It has quite a few of queen stitches and it was a new stitch for me.
There is a scissor fob that goes with the design but I have not finished the finishing part yet. So for now, just the pictures for the pinkeep.

This type of finishing is pretty versatile and you can put ribbon around it and hang it as an ornament. I have done a Just Nan ornament using the same technique.

Thank you so much for taking time to leave me comments.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the new finishing technique! Very pretty! The JN ornament is beautiful!

12:05 PM  
Blogger lena-lou said...

These are beautiful Anita, very pretty indeed :-)

have a nice week

1:10 PM  
Blogger Vonna said...

Very, VERY nice Anita! I love your finishes!

1:50 PM  
Blogger Iris said...

It looks very nice !!!

2:05 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Oh, Anita, this is just so lovely as all your things are. Love your blog and thanks so much for commenting on my Sampler board box.

Hugs, Sharon

2:26 PM  
Blogger Tanya said...

Fantastic ~ they are both grand :)

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful finish, Anita!! I love the detail on the back.
Your La-D-Da mattress style pinkeep is beautiful too!!

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Chrissie said...

Another finishing technique perfected Anita. You are making a wonderful job of all your finishes. Congratulations and I can't wait to see what your next one will be :)

4:51 PM  
Blogger choko said...

Oh!!These are very beutiful!!Nice pinkeep box.And pretty ornament!!

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your box pinkeep is really pretty and so unusual. it's always good to try something new. I lvoe the design. The Just Nan ornament is "just" gorgeous. That letter A is beautiful, I feel like stitching it up immediately :>)
Hugs, Angela

6:54 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Very pretty! They are both so cute. The strawberry design is great. I love queen stitches.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

Beautiful finsihes Anita.

6:34 AM  
Blogger Karoline said...

They're both lovely Anita, congratulations

8:26 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

They are both so pretty Anita! What a great finishing idea! :)

9:06 AM  
Blogger Chelle said...

Great finishing! I really like the new technique.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

Two beautiful finishes! Congratulations Anita they are lovely!

12:36 PM  
Blogger Cathy C said...

Anita, you are totally incredible! These are really lovely additions to your collection of smalls. I'm looking forward to when I have some time to sit down and try this technique -- I may need your help (grin) I have not seen these done as pincushions before. I have seen stand ups like this, with the cardboard finishing on the sides. the stand ups are made with coreboard and batting on the top and bottom, then adding the stitched front and generally fabric finishing on the back, but I have never tried this as a pincushion. So I will need to ask some questions. You do great work! Keep it up, I love seeing all the things you've finished lately.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Missy said...

Very pretty, thanks for showing!

: )

6:39 PM  
Blogger S said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! You are an amazing finisher!!

7:14 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Anita, I love your new finishes! You are so creative! I always look forward to seeing what you've finished.
I hope your son is still enjoying his swim lessons.

10:16 AM  
Blogger stitcherw said...

It looks lovely, they both do, what a fun way to finish it off. I like the idea of finishing it that way for a Christmas decoration, I'll have to remember that.

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Linda litlaskvis said...

It is beautiful Anita, love it!

6:01 AM  
Anonymous Carin said...

Thanks for the comment on my Pink Ribbon biscornu. I've been looking on your blog and I really love your work!
You have so much biscornus, beautiful.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Great finishes Anita! Congratulatios.

11:58 PM  
Blogger Aniza said...

Great stitching and finishing. I've done the design but just the normal pincushion type for a friend. Now looking at your pretty finish, I want to do want for myself too. Thanks for being such an inspiration.

5:30 AM  
Blogger Hazel said...

Very beautiful. You finish things so nicely. xx

10:12 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Lovely ornaments, Anita. Its wonderful to see the different styles of finishing you are trying.

12:09 PM  
Blogger Debs said...

I am just finished my first Pin Keep. Yours are just beautiful!

2:28 PM  
Blogger Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Hi Anita, I'm always learning something new when I stop by your blog! Great finishes!!

6:04 PM  
Blogger Aussie Stitcher said...

Gorgeous finishing technique. Congratulations.


1:35 AM  
Blogger Susimac said...

What a wonderful way of finishing Anita, I must give it a try sometime - I love your finishes, they look wonderful.

10:34 AM  
Blogger tkdchick said...

Both are lovely!

12:54 PM  

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