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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

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Patriotic stitching part 2

I am in a finishing slump. Life has been quite busy and stressful in the last 2 weeks. I want to try the strawberry emery style of finishing but I just did not have the time to get to it. I finished 2 pinkeeps and 1 mattress style pinkeep. I will be back to my "biscornu" stitching next. I have a SAL with Wendy on La D Da Polly Wolly doodle. I will stitch the blue version and stitch the design one over one. Have a great week and thank you so much for visiting my blog.

Sweetheart Tree God Bless America Pinkeep

Little House needlework Star and Strip Mattress style pinkeep. I used nail polish to paint the pins blue and with metallic. I don't know how good they will show up in the pictures. So please look closely.

Sweetheart tree American Heritage pinkeep


Blogger Katrina in NZ said...

they are all wonderful Anita, I especially like the mattress styled pin keep, I must try this technique out myself one of these days :)

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Chrissie said...

You have been busy Anita. Very nice and love the mattress pin keep too. What a brilliant idea to paint the pins. Congratulations on your beautiful finishes.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Itching To Stitch said...

Your pinkeeps are just beautiful ;)

6:55 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Beautiful finishes. It doesn't hurt that they are all patriotic. I am a sucker for anything red, white and blue. Nice idea to paint the pin heads.

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Wendy said...

Lovely finishing Anita...great idea for using nail polish for painting the pins...I will have to try that

8:24 PM  
Blogger ollie1976 said...

they look great!

7:17 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

All three of these are absolutely beautiful! Your finishing is lovely, and I like the idea of using nail polish to paint the pins. I think the Stars & Stripes is my favorite.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

Your finishing is beautiful Anita!

9:00 AM  
Blogger Chelle said...

Beautiful finish! I love the pins, it looks like the nail polish worked perfectly.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Lauren said...

They're so sweet! I love the little pins! I hope your week gets better, and much less stressful!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Hazel said...

Great pinkeeps and the mattress one. I havent done one of those yet. xx

11:44 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Very pretty finishes! I want to try the mattress style pin keep technique. Great idea to for the pins as well :)

6:18 AM  
Blogger S said...

Beautiful finishes!! Hope things are getting better =o)

7:14 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

Wonderful finishes!!!! Love them all!

12:18 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Anita! These are BEAUTIFUL pieces! The mattress pin keep is gorgeous. You make it look so easy! Thanks for the tip of using fingernail polish to paint the pins.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Aniza said...

pretty stitchings and finishes. I love the way of variations of the finishes. That's truly creative. Keep it up

6:40 AM  
Blogger bunnyhead said...

They are all so beautiful! If that is what you call a slump, I'd like to know what I'm in the middle of :)

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Alexounette78 said...

I love both!!!I've found a way to be advised of your news articles. But I meet problem to put a com!!

4:29 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I love part 3 of your patriotic stitching, especially the pinkeep with the two twisted ribbons, will have to try that sometime. Great idea as well to paint the pins with nail polish!

2:38 AM  
Blogger Debs said...

Beautiful Stitch as all ways. :)

If you could email me at wickedwitch 30a @ hotmail dot com. I do have a question about your sale album. :)


5:34 PM  
Blogger stitcherw said...

What wonderful finishes, you did a lovely job on them.

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anne S said...

Crikey, if that's how much you get finished in a finishing slump, I'd hate to see what you'd get finished otherwise! All your finishes are exquisite - seriously ... hopefully life has quietened down a bit for you by now :)

3:18 AM  
Blogger Lizzy said...

Oh, MY Goodness, Anita... I love all your Patriotic finishes... They are all so gorgeous... You've been one busy bee, Hun! :-)

10:37 PM  

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