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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

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Floral theme Pinkeeps

I am in a roll with one over one stitching. I just love the details. If you have never tried it, do try it with a small project with no speciality stitches or back stitching, you will be amazed with the effect. The first pinkeep is stitched one over one and the design is Little house Needlework "Garden Pleasure". I just love her unique designs, simple yet very pretty with her choices of colors. She is very creative and she is well liked by stitchers all over the world. The second pinkeep is Bird of a Feather "Bloom where you plant". I think this is my first Bird of a Feather piece.

Thank you so much again for your nice compliment about my rose ribbon pins and biscornu and stopping by and reading my blog. Have a great long weekend for the US stitchers.

Garden Pleasure pinkeep, one over one:

Bloom you plant, mattress style pinkeep:


Blogger Teejay said...

these pieces are just darling. The colors are so vibrant and the details are so precise and precious, good work!!

7:31 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

Both are gorgeous!

7:32 PM  
Blogger Becky K in OK said...

Both are just great. So much fun to look at.

7:47 PM  
Blogger mercy said...

Garden Pleasure looks great over one! I may have to steal your idea to stitch it over one.
Great work!

8:25 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Nice pieces. Over one does make it so detailed. I like the look, but not too much into doing it.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Ah lovely...Anita... 1/1 is such delicate and dedicated work! Gorgeous finishing too!

8:28 PM  
Blogger Irene said...

They both look fantastic !

10:37 PM  
Anonymous monique said...

fabulous :) I enjoy over-stitching, too... it's amazing how much it can change the look of some designs!

11:20 PM  
Blogger choko said...

Garden Pleasure pinkeep soooooo cute!I think so difficult 1 over 1.

12:02 AM  
Blogger Leena said...

Oh they are SO beautiful, both of them!!

12:18 AM  
Blogger said...

They are both gorgeous!! Especially Garden Pleasures, it's my favourite design and you've made it look so exquisite!

12:20 AM  
Blogger Katrina in NZ said...

they are both wonderful Anita, and you always do such a great job of photographing your pieces :) Look forward to seeing more of your over 1 stitching :)

4:19 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Ooh such pretty finishes! I love the garden pleasures design, i have that on my wishlist! Gorgeous fabric on the back of the pinkeep

5:52 AM  
Blogger Vonna said...

I totally agree with the 1 over 1 stitching and do it quite a lot. I've had about 4 projects posted in as many days on my blog using 1 over 1...and the higher count you use, the more beautiful and delicate they become. Yours are beautiful and I had planned on doing the exact same thing (Garden Pleasures) as what you executed. Superb Anita!

6:44 AM  
Anonymous fred said...

This pinkeep is wonderful... Good job!!


6:57 AM  
Blogger ollie1976 said...

Both look great!

7:20 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

These are so pretty I don't know which is my favorite! You always do such lovely work.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Anita, your work is so inspiring! You have me wanting to do over-1 stitching now too!

8:53 AM  
Blogger Munners said...

Lovely finishes Anita! One over one is gorgeous, but it gives me headaches in large doses! Enjoy your holiday weekend.

9:14 AM  
Blogger Meari said...

Very nice, Anita! :)

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What beautiful pinkeeps. they look so bright and cheerful. I love the over one look. You are stitching so many lovely things :>)
Hugs, Angela

10:50 AM  
Blogger Nicki said...

I just came from the LHN group and I love your pinkeep and mattress. They're adorable!

I love over one stitching too - it'd so soothing to do and looks so lovely :)

12:13 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

Oh wow, Anita, your pinkeeps are beautiful.

12:16 PM  
Blogger Itching To Stitch said...

Oh, I love your pinkeeps, they're beautiful ;)

1:01 PM  
Blogger Milly~ said...

Love, love, love the Garden Pleasures pinkeep!

2:02 PM  
Blogger Greg said...


2:03 PM  
Blogger Karoline said...

They're both gorgeous Anita, congratulations

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely like always!!!!

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Sue M said...

I love the both them Anita. The colors are so bright. Garden Pleasure is my favorite!


4:32 PM  
Blogger Marie-P said...

Fabulous! Your work is amazing!!!

4:45 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

Fantastic!! Beautiful work on bot pinkeeps!!

10:51 PM  
Anonymous Sandra said...

These two are stunning Anita, your work just gets better and better.

3:01 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Your pinkeeps are beautiful! Love the detail that stitching over one gives.

3:55 AM  
Blogger Susimac said...

Both are lovely Anita - I was going to do the same with Garden Pleasures as you have. - Great minds think alike LOL!

7:59 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Anita! Anita! Anita! These are my favorite! Though I do think this everytime I see something you stitch! I love your BOF pin cushion. I really like the pattern. Garden Pleasure is beautiful too.
I've tried 1 over 1 on linen and wasn't happy. Maybe I'm not doing it right.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Hazel said...

Such lovely designs and beautifully stitched! xx

12:21 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

Anita I love them both!

1:27 PM  
Blogger Solstitches said...

Both of these are just fabulous!
Wonderful finishes Anita.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Gorgeous pinkeeps! Congrats.

11:25 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Your pinkeeps are fabulous - I always admire your finishing; it's perfect!

7:51 AM  
Blogger valda said...

Both are gorgeous! Finishing is beautiful!

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Angi said...

Anita, you are really the queen of biscornu and pinkeepers!
Every one is better than the other.

12:24 PM  
Anonymous NatQuebec said...

I love so much the Garden pleasure !! wonderful !

4:44 PM  
Blogger S said...

I'm always the late one, lol. Your new finishes are beautiful, I just love the trim you used on the BB.

7:01 AM  
Blogger Mindi said...

I just found your blog and love all of your smalls. They're very inspiring! I love over 1 stitching, and really should do it more often.

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Linda litlaskvis said...

They are both wonderful Anita! I love the LHN one!

1:37 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Adorable! Congrats on such beautiful finishes. Garden Pleasure looks beautiful over one.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Shell said...

love both of them,such neat finishing.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Lelia said...

Oh, your BOAF is too cute for words. Lovely lovely lovely!!!

I can do the over one for about an hour & then, need to give these fossil eyes a break. I've used magnification at times, too.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Aussie Stitcher said...

They both look gorgeous, well done.

8:28 AM  

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